St. Peter's Cathedral Archives houses and makes available the Cathedral official archives, along with archival materials related to the church community in Charlottetown and across Prince Edward Island.
The photographic directory of members consisted of two binders of photographs attached to construction paper, with the names of parishioners written on the paper. Pages appear to have been created for every member of the church but not all pages have photographs attached. The directory was originally divided into three three-ring binders (28 x 29 cm each): the first for parishioners with last names A to J, the second for last names from K to O, and the third for last names from P to Y. In order to preserve the photographs safely, the photographs and sheets of paper were removed from the binders and placed in files in alphabetical order as follows: File 1: A-E, File 2: F-J, File 3: K-Mc, File 4: Me-R, File 5: S-Y, File 6: To Be Identified. The approximate date that the photographs were taken is 1985, based on information provided by parishioners in 2020.
The album appears to have been put together by Reverend Canon E. M. Malone. The photographs show the following:
Photograph [a]: exterior of St. Peter's Cathedral in winter -- the annotation on the inside cover of the album notes "Big Storm 1952" Photograph [b]: a collection of African violets on a table -- the annotation on the back notes "Rectory, my violets 1952" Photograph [c]: interior of the rectory with Christmas cards on display -- the annotation on the back notes "Rectory 1951 Christmas" Photograph [d]: exterior of St. Peter's Cathedral in winter -- the annotation on the back notes "Rectory St. Peter's" but the rectory is only seen in the distance Photograph [e]: exterior of St. Peter's Rectory in winter with a man standing on the entrance stairs -- the annotation on the back notes "Rectory" -- the man appears to be Canon Malone Photograph [f]: exterior of St. Peter's Cathedral in winter -- the annotation on the back notes "St. Peter's Cathedral" Photograph [g]: a collection of African violets on a table in the sunshine -- the annotation on the back notes "Rectory" Photograph [h]: photograph of four people sitting outside having a picnic lunch at a table -- the annotation on the back notes "Cavendish May 24/50, Bishop Waterman, Ethel MacNutt, Janet Elwin, I took snap." It is presumed the photographer was Canon Malone.
The photographs show the interior of the Cathedral facing the old pulpit. Note that chairs are being used instead of pews, these were used until 1926. On the back of photograph [a] in pencil is written St. Peter's Cathedral Charlottetown Prince Edward Island photo by Cloud Hill, Charlottetown". Photo B is identified as the Jubilee Service.
The photographs show the retirement party for the Venerable G. S. Tanton. Photograph [a] includes two copies, one with a border and one without, showing the Venerable G. S. Tanton standing with his wife in the church. Photograph [b] shows, from left to right: G. S. Tanton, property warden Dr. Hammond Kelly, and Freda Harris [to be confirmed], as well as several unidentified individuals.
The photograph (PHOTO 0041A) shows St. Peter's Cathedral's memorial stained glass window. A newspaper clipping on the back of the image (PHOTO 0041B) explains that this stained glass window was installed in memory of Daniel Hodgson and his wife Margaret Leah, who passed away in 1883 and 1878 respectively. The exact date of the photograph is not known.
The photographs show players in a Christmas pageant. Photograph 0060 A shows four players: one man is kneeling and three women are standing. Photograph 0060 B shows one woman kneeling in front of a man in a cape, who is standing. Photograph 0060 C shows two men and two women kneeling and one woman standing. The people are unidentified.
Photographs show the cast of a AYPA play at St. Peter's Hall: Back row standing, left to right: Harry Shama, Stuart Dickson (Director), Canon E.M. Malone, Alice Dickson (later Alice Fraser), Helen Acorn (later Helen Jewell), Mary Acorn (later Mary Hooper), Milton Acorn, Art MacLean Front row sitting, left to right: Majorie MacPherson (later Majorie Vessey), Peter Shama, Hilda Pickard (later Hilda Sterns), George Vessey, Viola Kays, Fred Saunders