File contains two copies of a tourist brochure from 1923, “Over the Hills of Hastings: To the Haunts of the Gamey Black Bass, the Elusive Speckled Trout and the Fighting Maskinonge, Treasure House of Gold, Copper, Iron, Talc, Marble and Many Other Minerals, Beauties and Resources”.
File contains a list of place names in Hungerford and their history. There is also a copy of a statement made by a surveyor in 1797 regarding the quality of land in Hungerford. Used by Gerry Boyce for his book , Historic Hastings.
File contains a print copy of Ontario Historical Society Records, Volume XLV Number 3. This issue includes information about Molly Brant, a Loyalist; Kingston's French Heritage; information about Toronto; a Trip to Upper Canada, 1835; Archives and Museum news; and information about the annual meeting.
File contains the funeral cards for Everett Ketcheson (b. 1891, d. 1914) and Edward Ketcheson (b. 1832, d. 1915). There is also a book published in 1958, “The Ketcheson Family”, a newspaper article from 1968 about Mr. and Mrs. Lawrenson L. Ketcheson celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary, and an invite for the Ketcheson family reunion in 1965 at the Memorial Park in Tweed.
File contains a draft copy of the a story for the Intelligencer discussing the story of the Franklin Expedition and the McLure Expedition which looked for the sunken ship. The last living member of the McLure expedition, Henry Gauen, died in 1899 at 77 years old and was buried in Ivanhoe.
File contains a typescript poem entitled "Peace to the Nations and Praise to the Lord" by Teressa Brant. Also contains a manuscript poem composed by an unidentified Mohawk woman for Reverend Cyrus Allison, a pioneer Methodist missionary to the Mohawk of Tyendinaga. The name Gertrude F. Clarke was associated with this item by Gerry Boyce.
File contains a photocopied manuscript memoir by Gertrude Hay Caverly, relating her experiences as an early settler in northern Marmora Township and describing conditions in the township ca. 1850-1857. Submitted to Gerry Boyce for his book, Historic Hastings.
File contains photocopies of typescript notes by Mrs. Violet Carrol, St. Ola concerning the geography, natural resources, settlement and agricultural and logging in Limerick Township (in response to a survey by Gerry Boyce for his book, Historic Hastings.. Also contains a manuscript letter from Violet Carrol to Carl Bateman, Clerk-Treasurer, Hastings County, concerning the history of Limerick Township.
File contains a printed booklet entitled "The Blockhouse Bergen Wood" by Lt. Col. H.C. Burleigh, published by the Bay of Quinte Branch of the United Empire Loyalists Association, which recounts a 1780 battle at Bergen Wood, [New Jersey] during the American Revolution.
File contains a four-page typescript history by Ruth Matheson Buck Concerning Marchmont Home, a Belleville orphanage for British Home Children which was established ca. 1870. Also contains a newspaper clipping regarding the arrival of fifty children at the Marchmont Home in 1924.
File contains manuscript notes by Fred Bradley on the militia called out by Lt Col Bonnycastle in Hastings totaling 1668 men and 108 officers divided into the Mohawks 1 st Hastings Light Dragoons, 2nd and 3rd Prince Edward (Infantry), Belleville Rifles (Infantry), and the 2nd Hastings.
File contains a printed booklet ca. 1961 entitled History of King Baldwin Preceptory, No. 6 Belleville, Ontario. Also contains a printed obituary dated August 4, 1928, of Rt. Em. Kt. Richard Henry Spencer, Presiding Preceptor of the Belleville No. 6 King Baldwin Preceptory. Also present is a printed booklet of by laws of the King Baldwin Preceptory ca. 1928, and blueprints of the Preceptory Hall, 1926.
File contains newspaper articles regarding the publication and release of The Mosaic of Belleville by Nick Mika. Also contains a typescript announcement of the annual meeting of the Hastings County Historical Society, May 30, 1966.