Fonds F01672 - Crowe Family fonds

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Crowe Family fonds

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CA ON00239 F01672

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  • 1821-1984 (Creation)
    Crowe (family)

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1.6 m of textual records, ca. 335 photographs : b&w

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In 1831, the Rev. John Brooks Crowe settled in the Trenton, Ontario area. By the time of his death in 1869, he had become one of the more prosperous and influential citizens of both Trenton and Frankford regions. His youngest son, George, became one of the premier contractors and builders in the Trenton district. Among the buildings bearing his imprint are the paper mills at Frankford and Glen Miller, as well as the Anglican Churches at Workworth and Trenton.

George Crowe's eldest son, Dr. Walter Brooks Crowe, built a large and flourishing practice in the town of Trenton, after obtaining his medical degree from trinity College, Toronto. In 1901 he married Alice May Stevenson, the daughter of Dr. John Alexander Stevenson, a promonent physician in Trenton, who had paracticed earlier in Frankford, after he too, graduated from the University of Toronto.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, financial, legal and miscellaneous records, photographs, and printed material relating to the activities of the Rev. John Brooks Crowe, an early settler in the Trenton, Ont. area, and his descendants; correspondence and genealogical files relating to the Birch, Crowe, Garnt, Hagerman, Mills, Philps, and Stevenson families; diplomas and certificates relating to Margrethe (Crowe) Birch's time as a registered nurse. The bulk of the fonds contains material relating to the public and personal lives of the families of Dr. Walter Brooks Crowe and Dr. John Alexander Stevenson, and documents, in a fairly rich fashion, the social, economic, and medical history of the Trenton, Frankford, and Peterborough, Ontario areas, from the mid 19th to the mid 20th centuries.

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Donated by Mrs. Margrethe J. Birch.


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  • English

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F3 C3.9 022 101-103
F3 B3.6 011 I32

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  • Shelf: 2357
  • Shelf: 2357.1
  • Shelf: 2358.6
  • Shelf: F3 C3.9 022 101-103
  • Shelf: F3 B3.6 011 I32