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1986 - ONTC photos

File contains photographs of Ontario Northland clerical staff in their office.

Bob Surtees fonds

  • CA ON00408 F033
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2001

Fonds documents Surtees' work as a Professor of History at Nipissing University. Fonds contains one series documenting Surtees' research for his book "The Northern Connection: Ontario Northland Since 1902," a history of the Ontario Northland Railway/Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway. Other records in the fonds reflect Surtees' academic activities and research interests, including First Nations and northern Ontario history.

Surtees, Bob

Bucke - Nipissing District.

  • CA ON00408 F033-S01-SS03-0081-04
  • Item
  • Copied [19--] (originally created 1887)
  • Part of Bob Surtees fonds

Item is a map showing Haileybury and the Bucke area to the west of Lake Temiskaming, including roads, trails, creeks, and the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway.

Canadian Pacific Railway eastern lines

  • CA ON00408 F033-S01-SS03-0081-03
  • Item
  • Photocopied [198-] (originally created 1919)
  • Part of Bob Surtees fonds

Item is a map showing the Canadian Pacific Railway's railway and steamship lines in eastern Canada and the northeastern United States.

Canadian railways

Item is a map showing the railways operating in Canada (as well as some in the United States and Mexico) as of autumn 1990.

Champlain + Brule on Lake Nipissing

File documents the design of a bas relief commemorating the arrival of French explorers Samuel de Champlain and Etienne Brule at Lake Nipissing in 1615. File contains sketches by Hans Wiemer of the relief's design, a map titled "Exodus of Nipissing from Lake Nipissing to Lake Nipigon - 1650-1651," and a photograph of the relief.

Charles William Shaw photos

  • CA ON00408 F033-S01-SS04-0078-10
  • File
  • Printed in 1994 (originally created 1930-1931)
  • Part of Bob Surtees fonds

File contains photographs of the construction of a railroad bridge across the Moose River which were taken by Charles Shaw in 1930-1931. File also contains a letter and photograph identification key by Elizabeth Shaw, Charles' widow.


File contains newspaper clippings about the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.

Cochrane townsite

Item is a plan of the Cochrane townsite with two new subdivisions outlined in red.

Correspondence - Colonel Andrew Duncan

  • CA ON00408 F033-S01-SS04-0078-30
  • File
  • Printed 1993 (originally created 1908-[ca. 1913])
  • Part of Bob Surtees fonds

File contains correspondence and photographs relating to the father of Colonel Andrew Duncan, who was an engineer who worked on a Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway survey crew in the Kirkland Lake/Swastika area around 1908-1913.

Correspondence re ONR hist[ory]

File contains correspondence with archives, museums, and historical societies across Ontario about research into the Ontario Northland Railway and the controversy regarding the planned destruction of Ontario Land Registry Office records.

Evelyn Chivers

File contains correspondence with Ralph Celentano about his grandmother Evelyn Chivers, a former stenographer/typist in the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway's purchasing office. File also contains descriptions of photographs that are not present, and permission for Surtees to publish them.

General layout - O.N.R. Cobalt project

File is a technical drawing showing mining levels and shafts/winzes/raises in Cobalt, annotated with ground radar penetration, lines of drilling, and drill footage information.

Index of railway subdivisions. Ontario Northland Railway

File contains graphs showing flag stops along each subdivision of the Ontario Northland Railway, with elevation and grade (slope) information. File also contains lists of subdivisions and flag stops, and notes regarding photographs to illustrate chapters of Surtees' book.

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