Two booklets published by the Hastings County Historical Society reproducing an article taken from the first directory of the County of Hastings, 1860-1861 published by Mackenzie Bowell, the Intelligencer Office, Belleville, Canada West, 1860. In the early part of the Nineteenth Century, the village at the mouth of the Trent River was known as Trent Port.
The file contains numerous photocopies of new of newspaper clippings taken from a scrapbook circa 1880. Some of the information contained in the file: Obituary for Hammiette Lyon wife of Dr. J.R. Jaques; Program for Art Exhibition of Woman's Christian Association held June 1884; Newspaper clipping dated September 26, 1884 titled "The New Hospital and Home" Belleville; Obituary for Rev. S.D. Rice; Newspaper clipping dated July 30, 1885 titled "Home Again. Belleville's Welcome to the Heroes of Batoche; Newspaper clipping dated January 7, 1886 (with picture) titled "Destroyed by Fire. Bridge Street Methodist Church Consumed"; Programme for Dedication of the Sunday School Rooms of Bridge Street Methodist Church, Sunday, December 12, 1886; Programme of the Opening Services of the new Bridge Street Methodist Church May 1887; Wedding announcement Ella (Nellie) Bancroft Jonesto Mr. W.H. Holden; newspaper clipping about the "Strickland" family (May 1887); obituary Rev. Dr. Nelles (Samuel Sobieski Nelles); Programme for Grand Farewell Concert and Presentation "Organ Committee Bridge St. Methodist Church"; wedding announcement Florence Howard to Lewis Wallbridge; obituary Mrs. Billa Flint (Phoebe Sawyer Clement); obituary Mr. George C. Holton, Mrs. Geo. Meudell, Catherine Elizabeth Staring, Frederic Rous.
File contains a typescript copy of letters exchanged between Marianne Wallbridge (Mrs. H.E. Howard) of Ballston New York, and her brothers and sisters in Belleville. Transcript made by Lois Foster in July 1979.
File contains a number of newspaper articles from the late 50's early 60's pertaining to the local chapters of the Women's Institute, along with a booklet about Adelaide Hunter Hoodless' Homestead, the birthplace of the founder of the Woman's Institute and three annual programes of the Melrose Branch, East Hastings Women's Institute for the years 1948-1949, 1949-1950, 1954-1955.
File contains three programs for the First, Second and Third Annual W.C.T.U. County Conventions, 1910, 1911 & 1912. Also a copy of a newspaper article from 1956 about the 47th Annual County Convention held in Trenton.
File contains various materials pertaining to the W.C.T.U. Belleville "Y's" including a folder with copies of the "Union Battle Hymn", handwritten notes on parlor meetings. An original copy, dated Oct 1, 1907, of The Canadian White Ribbon Tidings referencing the "Busy Belleville Y's". A copy of typed address, titled "Why we need new members for the W.C.T.U. & Y's", prepared by Miss Maud Reeves of the Belleville "Y" for the 1923 Convention at Picton.
File contains a copy of a "Paper on Parlor Meetings for the W.C.T.U." written by Mrs. Williams and dated September 1914. The file also contains other various material pertaining to the temperance movements, such as pledge cards, quotes, Sunday School pledge card, fliers and a prohibition small map of part of the Province of Ontario. '