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 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.
The photograph is a full-length portrait of Reverend Thomas Chamberlain. The handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads: "Rev. T Chamberlain." Research indicates that Thomas Chamberlain (1810-1892) was Honorary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford. He was made a Student (Fellow) of Christ Church, Oxford in 1832 and became the vicar of St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford, only a mile or so west of Christ Church, in 1842. Chamberlain was a notable 'tractarians' among the incumbents of Oxford parishes. He was made an Honorary Canon in 1882.
The portrait shows an oval head shot of Reverend Crosly White. A handwritten note on the back of the image reads "Rev. Crosly White S. Barnabas, Pimlico." The front of the image shows the name and address of the British photographers W. Walker & Sons (referring to William and Samuel Walker), of 64 Margaret St. Cavendish Square. The front also shows "Registered 25 & 26 Vic. C. 68" in reference to the "Creating Fine Arts Copyright Act of 1862."
The photograph is a seated portrait of Dr. Pusey. Printed on the front on the lower left is the word "Copyright" and on the lower right the word "registered." Printed in the middle of the front is "Dr. Pusey." Research shows that Edward Bouverie Pusey (22 August 1800 – 16 September 1882) was an English churchman who served for more than fifty years as Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Oxford. He was a major promoter of the Oxford Movement.
The photograph shows a pen and ink drawing of Fort Edward with a view of the bay at Victoria Park, Charlottetown. The caption reads "Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island -- from a sketch by W. O. Carlisle"; also on the image is "1872".
The sketch depicts parishioners and choir, Matins 1872. The framed print hung in the chapter room for years and is signed R. Harris. A typed note was on the back of the sketch that states: " Presented by Charles E. Carman to the Chapter Room of St. Peter's Cathedral, Ch'town in loving memory of happy days spent in the Parish when his dear Friend George W Hodgson was Priest. Feast of All Saints, 1902. The original handwritten script remains with the frame.
Father Peter Harris adds the following items of note about the sketch: The text above the stained glass window and brick wall are no longer visible. as are the stars are shown on the ceiling. The rood screen (installed December 1873) is not present.