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HCHS Textual Records collection: Files 2000 to 2499
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Grand Trunk Railway Regiment, 1867

File contains typescript correspondence from Leslie Whitford to Mrs. J.W. Sargent Secretary, Hastings County Historical Society March 6-March12, 1964 concerning the 1871 annual inspection of the Grand Trunk Railway Brigade in Belleville under the command of Captains Nunn and Crowther. Also contains a photocopied article entitled “The Grand Trunk Railway Brigade” by Barbara Wilson, concerning special militia units composed of employees of the Grand Trunk Railway authorized by Canadian Order in Council in 1867 to act in states of emergency (published in the Canadian Army Journal 17 (2) in 1963).

The 'Monck' Road : colonization road, 1863

File contains newspaper articles concerning the history of the Monck Road, a colonization road primarily, but also intended as a less vulnerable military route between the Upper Great Lakes and the Ottawa Valley, passing near Bancroft, Ontario. The road was surveyed in 1864-1865 and named in honour of Governor-General, Lord Monck. Also included is typescript transcript of an article entitled "Was the Monck Road for Military Use?" / by Dr. J. J. Talman, first published in the Orillia Packet and Times, 27 June 1940

Pitceathly papers and deeds

File contains manuscript quit claims and deeds concerning the following properties:
i) part of lot number nine, eighth concession, Township of Marmora, purchased by James Madison Tuttle and Laura Maria Tuttle from Richard O. Rothwell, 30 May 1877;
ii)-west half of lot number sixteen in the fifth concession of the Township of Madoc purchased by George Dean Dickson and Marian Ellen Wilson Dickson from Thomas Comerford, 2 December 1882;
iii)-five acres on lot fifteen, fifth concession in the Township of Madoc, purchased by Thomas Comerford from David Pitceathly, Thomas Kelso et al, 11 June 1884;

Riel Rebellion, 1885: Midland Division

File contains photocopied manuscript lists of officers and soldiers of "A" and "H" Companies of the Midland Battalion of Infantry who served in the Northwest Rebellion in 1885. Individuals are listed by name, age, marital status, and place of origin in Hastings County. Originally part of the W. C. Mikel collection.

1885 Northwest Rebellion Campaign: list of “A” & “H” Company Belleville Veterans

File contains a photocopied typescript letter from Chas. S. Clapp to Lt. Col. William Nisbet Ponton dated October 29, 1914 concerning the A. and H Companies of the Midland Battalion at Batoche during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. Also present is a photocopied typescript list of veterans from the two companies who served during the Rebellion.

Northrup, A.G. Papers: correspondence, financial records and Records of Marriage Licences, 1873-1904

File contains several receipts and statements of account owed to Anson G. Northrup, Esq., Belleville. Includes a typescript note listing two record of marriage licenses issued by A. G. Northrup, who held the office of Clerk of Hastings County Court. Also present is the last will and testament of Mary Northrup, March 12, 1867, executed 5 June 1879.

Ponton (family)

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