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Research materials

Records of Gerry Boyce's research on a number of published and unpublished subjects relating to the local history of Belleville and Hastings County. Research for published books include:

  • Hutton of Hastings
  • St. Andrew's Chronicles
  • The Covered Bridge at Trenton
  • Eldorado: Ontario's First Gold Rush
  • Sidney Township, 1790-1990
  • Historic Hastings
  • Belleville: Birth of a City
  • Belleville: A Popular History
  • Belleville City Hall

Subjects covered in Gerry's research for unpublished projects include:

  • local cemeteries and religious organizations
  • medicine and disease
  • crime and punishment (including a publication on the history of Belleville police)
  • history of education in Ontario (especially Hastings County and Belleville)
  • supernatural phenomena (compiled for ghost walks in Belleville)
  • genealogy
  • Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School
  • local Indigenous peoples, (principally the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte)
  • famous local people (the Aylwards, Sir Mackenzie Bowell, William Canniff, Susannah Moodie

This series also contains notes on talks given by Gerry Boyce and correspondence relating to them.

Community life

This series contains a range of materials covering local cultural, sporting and community activities, including theatre, heritage open days, 1978's Belleville Centennial events, Canada Day celebrations, local authors, the Belleville McFarlands and Belleville Bulls hockey teams.

Florrie Sexsmith columns for Deseronto Post

  • CA ON00156 DA 2009.24
  • File
  • 1949-1951

Florrie Sexsmith earned $1.00 per week by writing a column for the Deseronto Post newspaper. They include advice, history lessons, decorating tips, travelogues and recipes.

Sexsmith, Florrie

Ken Melhoff collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2009.05
  • File
  • c.1944-1946

Five copies of photographs showing Louise Fitchett's house in Deseronto and Ken Melhoff as a young boy, c.1944-1946. Photocopy of an article from Our Canada magazine by Carolyn Lori about Joseph Laverture of Green Street, Deseronto, and his miniature cannons. Lavature was at one time the projectionist at Naylor's theatre in Deseronto.

Marilyn Cole collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2008.11
  • Collection
  • 1898-1985

Collection comprises:

  1. The Tribune, Dec 2 1898, report on death of F. S. Rathbun [very fragile]
  2. The Tribune, Nov 27, 1903, report on death of E. W. Rathbun [torn and defaced with blue crayon]
  3. Copy of Town of Deseronto deed granting the Long Dock and Ottawa Dock at Mill Street to the Deseronto Boating, Gun and Rod Club, Sep 26, 1957, with rough sketch of property
  4. Summary of 1966 census of individuals in Deseronto, by age
  5. Napanee Beaver, Nov 30 1966 (coverage of elections and death of Wilfred Hill, 47)
  6. Napanee Beaver, Dec 7 1966 (coverage of election of Dorothy McCullough, first woman councillor in Deseronto)
  7. Napanee Beaver, Jun 7 1967 (photo of Muriel Andrew’s painting of the ferry and bridge, on display in Deseronto Public Library, with Mrs Barney Thompson, Mrs Blake Moore and Mrs Jean Griffiths)
  8. 1967 Special Centennial supplement [toNapanee Beaver?] on the history of Deseronto
  9. ‘Centennial News’ vacation issue by Lake Ontario Development Council, covering ‘7 Holiday Regions’, 1967, 12pp.
  10. Napanee Beaver, Jan 10 1968 (includes details of Deseronto Council committees)
  11. Printed 1968 Deseronto Voters’ List
  12. Napanee Beaver report on Naylor’s Theatre, Apr 28 1971, 1p.
  13. The Quinte Scanner, Jun 16 1971, 100th birthday Deseronto special edition
  14. The Intelligencer, Nov 9 1982 (report on Roger Cole’s election as Mayor of Deseronto)
  15. Napanee Beaver, May 11 1983, report on Camps Mohawk and Rathbun, using information from J. Allan Smith, with photos
  16. Napanee Beaver supplement, 1983, based on 1967 version, published for Summer Parade in Deseronto
  17. Napanee Beaver, Dec 18 1985, including articles on Denny Tompkins’s plans as Mayor of Deseronto and article on Liva Grass of Tyendinaga, who campaigned for non-status Indians to regain their status

Cole, Marilyn

Claus family collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2007.08
  • Collection
  • c.1952-c.1963

Collection comprises:

  • Identity card of Ira Claus, aged 68, member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte [c.1952]
  • ‘In Memoriam’ book (supplied by White Funeral Home, Deseronto) for Ira Alfred Claus, died Mar 18, 1957, aged 73, Brant St., Deseronto, includes names of the bearers and visitors
  • Particulars of War Veteran’s Allowance payable to Bertha Claus, widow of Ira, from Mar 19, 1958
  • Statement of contents insurance coverage of Bertha Claus, Thomas Street, Deseronto, with the John S. White Insurance Agency, Deseronto, Feb 11, 1959
  • ‘Souvenir Booklet published by the 1960-1961 Council of Tyendinaga Indian Reserve, Deseronto, Ontario, Canada’ [1961], front page torn
  • Photograph of boy’s hockey team, sponsored by Sam’s Aluminum [after 1963]

Issues of the Post Express newspaper

  • CA ON00156 DA 2007.06
  • File
  • 1965

Four 1965 issues of The Post Express (Napanee and Deseronto), June 16 (2 copies), June 23, July 28 .

Deseronto Public Library records

  • CA ON00156 DA DPL
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1970
  • Library minute books, 1885-1950

  • Library catalogue, 1895

  • Library statistics, 1902-1911

  • Library cash book, 1907-1919

  • Library cash book, 1920-1955

  • Library rolls (patrons and reference numbers of books borrowed), 1909, 1910 and 1911-12

  • Library books issued, March-October 1921

  • Library books issued, November 1921-December 1924

  • Deseronto Public Library Circulation Register (total numbers of books borrowed each day, by subject), 1951-1954

  • Deseronto Public Library Circulation Register (total numbers of books borrowed each day, by subject), 1954-1957

  • Deseronto Public Library Circulation Register (total numbers of books borrowed each day, by subject), 1957-1960

  • Deseronto Public Library Circulation Register (total numbers of books borrowed each day, by subject), 1960-1963

  • Deseronto Public Library Circulation Register (total numbers of books borrowed each day, by subject), 1964-1966

  • Library scrapbook, 1964-1970

Deseronto Public Library

Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun glass negatives

  • CA ON00156 DA HBR
  • Series
  • c.1890-1897

A group of glass negatives associated with Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun (1861-1897) and his family.

Rathbun, Herbert

Photographs transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.13
  • Series
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs found in Deseronto Town Hall, dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs from the 1980s (some duplicates), photographs of Centennial and Rathbun Memorial Park, the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001, the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto, an Easter Parade from the early 2000s, a Santa Parade, the OPP handover (2007?), interior of the Home Hardware store in the Baker Block, 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, 2002 New Year’s Levee, the O’Connor House before demolition.

Some were taken by Tom Usher (donated by Irene Usher), others are of unknown provenance: probably taken by Town staff.

Town of Deseronto

Digital copies of photographs from Bev Boomhour

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.06
  • File
  • 1956-1982

Photographs:
1) Bev and Vern Boomhour on their wedding day, 28 July 1956
2-10) Quinte Classic boat races in Deseronto in 1980
11) Dignitaries at the entrance to Deseronto Town Hall for the Terry Fox Run in 1982

Canada Optical Company collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.10
  • Collection
  • 1947-1993

Collection of materials relating to the Canada Optical Company in Deseronto, Ontario, including:

  • Typescript catalogue of glasses frames, 1947
  • Postcard with drawing of outside of plant, c.1950
  • Visitor book with Polaroid photographs of visitors, 1969-1974
  • Photograph album of staff events and activities, c.1975-1990
  • Magazine and newspaper articles about the company, 1980-1993
  • Product information sheets, 1980s
  • Employee benefits book, 1986
  • 14 colour photographs of people and equipment at the plant, 1980s

The materials were collected by Don Simpson, former general manager of the Deseronto plant.

Canada Optical Company

Lawlor family collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.15
  • Collection
  • 1960s-2014
  1. 89 digtial scans of materials relating to Ralph Lawlor’s time in the Deseronto Fire Department and as Chair of the Deseronto Public Utilities Commission, 1960s–2014.
  2. Photocopies of newspaper articles featuring Deseronto history/postcards.

File of research materials relating to First Nations in Eastern Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2016-100
  • File
  • 2016

Outline of Professor Donald B. Smith's forthcoming book The Blind Spot: Canada and the "Indians" in Canada's First Century. A Study of non-Indigenous Canadians' perspectives on the First Nations from 1867 to the White Paper of 1969, with copies of some research materials including:

  • 'The Indian in "the Great" Canadian Society: A Newspaper Series on People of Tyendinaga': series of articles in the Kingston Whig Standard, February 22nd to 27th, 1965
  • 'As A Teacher On The Reserve She Came To Know The Indians': photocopied article from the Napanee Beaver of October 12th, 1966 by Celia File

Smith, Donald B.

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