File contains two original issues of the Masonic Sun, May 26, 1899 and November 24, 1899. The earlier issue contains a profile of Douglas Ponton, formerly of Hastings County, newly appointed Grand Superintendent of the Toronto District.
File contains a report from 1957 by the Committee of the Bar Association of the County of Hastings regarding the state of the County Court House, included in the report statements of a poor exterior and interior appearance, a “nauseous smell” and “medieval acoustics”.
File contains a silk ribbon with the inscription "Belleville Shrine Club, 1969," together with two newspaper articles concerning the installation of officers for 1969, and March 1969 preparations for the Shrine Pee Wee Hockey Tournament, respectively.
File contains several newspaper articles concerning the history and opening of Bon Echo Park on Mazinaw Lake in 1965. Also present is a newspaper article concerning Aboriginal pictograph paintings ca. 1500s at Great Rock, Bon Echo Park.
File contains a manuscript letter from Lt. Col. Simon Mackenzie, Hastings Regiment, October 1, 1860 concerning a controversy surrounding the proposed division of the battalion into two. Also present is a letter from Lt. Col. Mackenzie to Major Bowen dated June 19, 1860 regarding voluntary instruction of officers.
File contains a newspaper clipping of the column “Historic Hastings”, titled “Our Historic Sites”; this article discusses the unveiling of plaques in Hastings County to commemorate significant places in our history.
Will of Clovis Legault, Belleville, Hastings County, Telegraph linesman, Dec. 3, 1904, executors: son, Joseph Legault, Belleville and John Cummings, Belleville, harness maker. To daughters Effie Cummings and Amanda Larimie lots on Grove Street, Belleville; to my 4 sons Harvey, Jozophe, Joseph and Arthur lots 33 and 34 on the north side of Bridge Street and west side of Front Street
2 legal papers, concerning land in Quebec, of Odille Daoust wife of Clovis Legault
File contains a printed bulletin of the Departments of History and Political and Economic Science, Queen's University, entitled "Captain John Deserontyou and the Mohawk Settlement at Deseronto" by M. Eleanor Herrington. The bulletin was published in 1921 and recounts the history of the early settlement of Tyendinaga. Also contains a letter to the editor of the Ontario Intelligencer explaining the origins of Captain John Deseronto [Deserontyou's] name.