The file contains a photocopy of the original Royal Letter dated 15 September 1856, granting permission by Queen Victoria to J.W. Dunbar Moodie of Hastings County to establish a Public Fair and Mart in the Village of Shannonville.
The file contains a newspaper article by A. Dempsey dated 30 April 1960, titled "Shannonville in 1830" giving a brief history of the settlement of the area and a clipping from Maclean's Reports about the Shannonville lease.
File contains several newspaper clippings regarding social and local business activities in Roslin in 1956-1957 including the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Chisolm's lumber mill in June 1957. Also present is a printed booklet commemorating the 100th anniversary of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Roslin on 3 June 1945 and another marking the 125th anniversary in 1970.
File contains a reproduction of a manuscript diary of W. Hambly, surveyor, for the period 6 December 1793 to 1 May 1794. The diary entries discuss the survey process in Thurlow, Sidney, Huntingdon and Rawdon Townships. Also present is a typescript transcript of the diary with an appended footnote section which contains a glossary of terms.
File contains a document pertaining to the abolishment of slavery. The document is; "an Act to prevent the further introduction of slaves, and to limit the term of contracts for servitude within this province."
File contains a printed page titled "To The Electors of Murney Ward", dated December 1st, 1888 and written by E. Guss Porter who was seeking re-election to the City Council. It outlines his services of the previous year.
File contains newspaper articles and clippings regarding the opening of the new Quinte Curling Club quarters in Belleville, in 1958 and other club activities including celebrations of its 100th anniversary in 1967. Articles are:
The file contains a copy of an article from Outlook, dated October 1991 Issue 96, from the Hastings County Historical Society, titled "200th Anniversary of Arrival in Canada of Tavern Owner, Margaret Simpson of Belleville." The file also contains a family genealogy, several letters pertaining to the family history and a couple of newspaper articles about the family.