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Lewis Zandbergen collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-34
  • Collection
  • 1898-2007

Materials collected by Lewis Zandbergen, including many editions of the Stirling News Argus and Community Press newspapers, some Belleville school yearbooks, a collection of photographs and materials relating to the history of Stirling and to Stirling Public Library.

Zandbergen, Lewis

Guide books

Three guide books:
1) 'Over the Hills of Hastings', 1923, including a sheet with two maps of Hastings County
2) Belleville Ontario industrial investment guide, 1983 [2 copies]
3) 'Bay of Quinte Region Guide Book', 1986

Hastings County Postal Directory

A directory of county, judicial, municipal officials, statistics, and a complete post office and rural route directory for Hastings County in 1940.

Picton Gazette Publishing Company

'Stirling Odds & Ends'

Items from a binder labelled 'Stirling Odds & Ends'. Includes:

  • Photograph of three women and four men, c.1910, given by Terry Bust ("one is his grandfather & uncle")
  • Newspaper clippings relating to Stirling buildings and history
  • Huntingdon Township Voters' List, 1948
  • Souvenir booklet of the 90th anniversary of St. John's Anglican Church, Stirling, 1950
  • Order of service for St. Paul's United Church, Stirling, 8 June 2008
  • Photocopy of 1890 Fire Insurance map showing Mill and North Streets, Stirling
  • Items relating to the history of the Bank of Montreal in Stirling
  • Printed 'Stirling Centennial Souvenir', 1967
  • Butler and Young family trees
  • 'Souvenir Story of our school Allan & Williams Mount Pleasant - Rawdon Township' by Mrs Percy MacMullen, 1968
  • 'Sidney Baptist Church celebrates 165th' by Lewis Zandbergen
  • 'Sidney Baptist Church' by Harry V. Faulkner, Lorne C. Reid and Luella Carson, 1976
  • Unveiling of historical plaque in memory of Asa Turner at Sidney Baptist Church, 27 May 1984
  • 'Those Radical Elzevirs!' by Michael Dawber
  • 'The History of St. Thomas [Anglican] Church Rawdon, 1892-1973'
  • 'Grace Chapel Stirling' by Everett Elliott, c.1980
  • Booklet titled Welcome to Stirling's 150th Anniversary, 2008

File of photographs

Group of mostly unidentified photographs, many of them portraits of people. Those which have names are of:

  • William Surtee, senior (picture taken by Burgess of Guelph)
  • John Stewart (picture taken by S. J. Dixon, Toronto)
  • Will Stirling, George, Yorke, Cassie jay, Susie Leavens, Louie Sunter, Annie Sunter, Albert Thompson and Willie Trout having a picnic at "Mountain lake, St. Vincent" (photo stamped "Morton & Raith")

Other photos were taken by H. K. Smith of Front Street, Belleville, W. J. Winter of Meaford, and Forrest & Lozo's of Front Street, Belleville.

The tintype is of a small child. One photographs shows five African-Canadian children standing in a road.

Great Canadian Railway Stories

Various items:

  • 'Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah!' stories collected and edited by Peter Wilson, published by the Trent Port Historical Society, 1992
  • Great Canadian Railway Stories, Volume One, June 1993
  • Great Canadian Railway Stories, Volume Two, Fall 1993
  • Great Canadian Railway Stories, Volume Three, Winter/Spring 1994
  • Great Canadian Railway Stories, Volume Four, 1994
  • Great Canadian Railway Stories, Volume Five, 1996
  • Great Canadian Railway Calendar, 1995

File of Stirling photographs

File containing photographs of Stirling's 125th anniversary celebrations, 12-21 August 1983 (donated by R. Gay). Individuals identified include:

  • Lynn, Bruce, Janet Fallaize Murray, Susanne (Murray) Scholten
  • Helen & Wayne Shaw, Mac & Velma Sarles
  • Dr. Fred Eggleton, Russ & Mary Sills, Annette Taylor
  • Constable Frank Wallwork, Russ Sills, Stirling Village Council, PoliceChief Jack Foster
  • Judy and Melanie Potts, Pearl Conley
  • Ross Ray, Harold Holden
  • Ron Reid, Eugene Lang, John Warden
  • Bob Vandervoort
  • Jim & Jean Pollock, Marvin Cooney, Heather Pollock
  • Craig Watson & son, Stirling Citizens Band, Barry Wilson

File also contains reproductions of old postcards of Stirling and a 1992 photograph by Carol Surridge of the 'Welcome to Stirling' sign, which reads "The little village with the big heart".

BCIVS 'Elevator'

The following editions of the Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School publication 'Elevator':

  • 1929, Easter
  • 1932, Spring
  • 1933 (2 copies)
  • 1934
  • 1935, Easter
  • 1954-1955
  • 1955-1956
  • 1975-1976
  • 1978-1979
  • 1979-1980
  • 1982

Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School

Correspondence concerning industrial relations

Two letters from Kennet Blackwell, Assistant Locomotive Superintendent at Belleville Station, dated November 15th and December 14th, 1876, concerning grievances of engineers and recommending their dismissal and the weakening of their union, the Brotherhood of the Grand Trunk Engineers and asking for instructions in the case of the men organizing a strike.

[These actions led to the Belleville riots of 1876-1877.]

First World War postcards

Postcards including;

  • nine Daily Mirror 'Canadian Official' postcards showing scenes on the Western Front
  • two photographs of nurses called Ethel, one taken by Herington of Trenton

Herington, Clarence

Farm-related items

Various items relating to farming, including:

  • Printed flyer on 'Potato diseases' by H. T. Güssow, with drawings by A. E. Kellett, 1914
  • Halloway Cheese Company auditor's report and financial statement for 1942
  • National Farm Radio Forum 'Planning Reaches the Family Farm' publication, 1944
  • 'Finding common binder head troubles and fixing them fast' leaflet, undated
  • Glen Roy Creamery and Frosty Lockers of Belleville calendar for 1949
  • various farm equipment catalogues from Truck & Farm Supply of Church Street, Belleville
  • 'Green Cross Modern Pest Control' publication by Herbert A. Pass, 1969

Nursing Booklet

A booklet on nursing, the education required to become a nurse, and the path towards this career for students.

Canada. Department of National Health and Welfare

Convention Souvenir

Printed souvenir of the Grand Chapter of Ontario Order of the Eastern Star Twelfth Annual Session, held in Belleville, Ontario on June 21, 22 and 23, 1927. Includes photographs of Belleville City officials, Order of the Eastern Star members, and Belleville buildings.

Order of the Eastern Star


1) Reproduction of a photograph of an unidentified family group outside a large brick house (identified on reverse as possibly Elijah Ketchson's home in Sidney Township), c.1890
2) Photograph of a group of twelve people, taken by W. S. Clarke, c.1910
3) Photograph of the 'Medicine, 1915 Association Football Team', winners of the MacClement Cup, 1915
Members of the team: C. R. Donevan; D. M. Livingstore; S. H. Martin; J. H. Box; F. W. Diamond; N. M. Grace; E. F. G. Ward; G. B. Burwell; H. C. Hagyard; G. T. G. Boyce; J. Carmichael; W. J. B. Brown; W. R. Stackhouse; G. A. Henry (President); O. Vanluven (Manager); W. V. Edwards
4) Group photograph taken at 'E.O.D.I.A. Field Day June 25, 24 at K.A.S. Kemptville', 1924
5) Reproductions of a photograph of staff and students of Stirling High School, 1931
6) Mounted pen-and-ink print of the old post office in Trenton, Ontario, c.1970

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