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HCHS Textual Records collection: Files 2000 to 2499 Ponton, William Nisbet
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Mining : Ponton mining papers, Lake Township

File contains manuscript and completed printed indentures, typescript memoranda, and manuscript correspondence relating to the purchase and sale of mining lands and interests by William Nisbet Ponton in Lake Township. Also present is a printed poster concerning lands in Lake Township at public auction under power of sale at Belleville in June, 1886.

Ponton, William Nisbet

W.W. I : Ponton letters

File contains a typescript copy of a letter from Lt. Col. W.N. Ponton to Hon. Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defence, 17 June 1915 concerning a presentation of regimental colours by the 39th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Also contains a letter from Lt. Col W.N. Ponton, 10 June 1915 to the Commanding Officer, 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Canadian Artillery, British Expeditionary Force seeking information on the status of Driver Rufus Gulliver. Also present is a printed business card for W.N. Ponton, Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public, Belleville.

Ponton, William Nisbet

W.W. I : military letters 1915 re: lack of contact, missing men

File contains typescript correspondence between Lt. Col. W.N. Ponton and the Canadian Department of Militia and Defence concerning requests for accurate lists of casualties among Canadian soldiers serving with the British Expeditionary Force. Includes a letter of complaint dated 13 July 1915 by Lt. Col. Ponton regarding the failure of the department to provide notification of the hospitalization of his son, Capt. H.D. Ponton.

Ponton, William Nisbet

Militia letters : received by Lt. Col. W.N. Ponton

File contains three manuscript letters received by Lt. Col. W.N. Ponton : a) 29 April 1901, received from Andrew Thompson concerning a militia speech given by the correspondent. b) 8 February 1901, received from E.B. [Edwards?] regarding the submission of suggestions by Lt. Col Ponton to the Government of Canada for changes to the militia. c) [undated] from G.G. Stone of Militia and Defence, Canada offering thanks for a performance of the Deseronto Band before members of the Department of Militia and Defence, Canada.

Ponton, William Nisbet

Belleville High School Cadet Corps, 1914-1915

File contains typescript lists of the company leaders, and inspection records for the Belleville High School Cadet Corps, 1914-1915. Also present is a manuscript letter to Lt. Col. Ponton from W. Jeffers Diamond, Secretary of the Belleville Board of Education, dated May 10, 1915 concerning inspection of the Cadet Corps.

Ponton, William Nisbet

Military : letters from soldiers slated for South Africa, 1900

File contains typescript and manuscript correspondence and completed applications of Belleville men enlisting in the Canadian Regiment for service in the Boer War. Also contains typescript copies of reports on the preparations of the Argyll Light Infantry for departure for South Africa. Also present is a printed poster with photographs of a soldier demonstrating the semaphore alphabet and numerical signs ca. 1900.

Ponton, William Nisbet