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 portrait is of Frederick de St. Croix Brecken, founder and early trustee of St. Peter's Cathedral Church. Research indicates that he was a lawyer, politician, and office holder; he was born on 9 December 1828 in Charlottetown, the second son of John Brecken and Margaret Leah de St Croix. He married Helen Leith Boyd Emslie in Saint John, New Brunswick on 28 September 1858 and they had three children. He died on 14 October 1903 in Charlottetown.
The photograph is a full-length portrait of Mrs. Edward Hodgson, standing at a table. One handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads: "For dear Aunt Jane, 1st May 1867" and a second note, in different handwriting, reads "Mrs. Edward Hodgson." The image is the same as b&w photograph PHOTO 0089.
The Anglican Missal (SPCA 016 Item 1), created in memory of Mrs. Edward Hodgson, provides additional confirmation of her name.
The photograph is a full length portrait of two men in clerical dress. The largely illegible handwritten note on the back provides some identifying information: " Revds P[?]ichap and [Groyvine?]. Be [archon?] of the Deacon." It is possible that the names are Reverend [Pavichap] and Reverend [Groyvine], but this information has not been confirmed. At the bottom right is the name of the studio "W and A.H. Fry, Photos" and on the left the photographer's location "Brighton."
The photograph is a head and shoulders portrait of John Chippendale Montesquieu Bellew. The handwritten note on the back reads "Mr. Bellew." At the bottom of the front indicates the photographers name, Mayall, Photo and on the right London & Brighton. Research indicates that this is John Chippendale Montesquieu Bellew (1823-1874), a popular preacher and public reader.