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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

Madoc Township : Hazzard's Corners Church, 1957

File contains a printed booklet marking the centennial anniversary of Hazzard's United Church near Madoc. A newspaper article on the centenary is included. Also present is a manuscript letter from George Hazzard to Lt. Col. W.N. Ponton concerning a recommendation of Capt. McLeod of the Hastings Militia for a medal.

Ponton, William Nisbet

Masonic : Moira Lodge Lord Rawdon

File contains a printed booklet of the London, England Moira Lodge No.92 with engravings of images of Francis Rawdon, 1st Marquess of Hastings. Also present in the file: a printed invitation to a special meeting honouring Walter S. Herrington July 26, 1933 and a typescript letter from Robt. J. Soddy, Secretary of the Moira Lodge in England to W.N. Ponton concerning closer association with the Moira Lodge in Belleville.

Ponton, William Nisbet

Materials relating to William Nisbet Ponton

  • CA ON00156 2014-17
  • Collection
  • 1864-1906

Four items originally owned by William Nisbet Ponton:
1) Writ of summons addressed to Francis Papineau, James Blacklock and James Hill of Belleville, defendants in a case brought by Henry Fowler, served on 10 May 1865
2) Typescript copy of Section 11 of By-law 476 of the City of Belleville, prohibiting people from setting off firearms or rockets or throwing snowballs in streets or public places in the city. By-law originally passed on 16 May 1881
3) Sale poster for auction mortgage sale of the Albion Hotel in Belleville, Ontario on 4 July 1900
4) Menu, program, seating plan, and toast list for the Sixth Congress of Chambers of Commerce of the Empire, held at the Hotel Cecil in London, England on 13 July 1906. (W. N. Ponton was one of the attendees.)

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

Military book collection

  • Collection
  • 1882-1936

Collection of books, most formerly owned by William Nisbet Ponton, some from the collection of Grace B. Waters.

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

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

Ponton family records

  • CA ON00156 Fonds 10
  • Fonds
  • 1809-1965

The fonds consists of 10 boxes of textual and graphic material about the Hutton-Ponton family. The fonds is organized chronologically by the following categories: Military and Civilian. The fonds consists of the following categories:
Boxes 1-3 files 1-26 (1879-1916 15th Battalion Argyll Light Infantry- correspondence: telegrams, financial/inspection reports, inventory lists, medal applications, order books, sergeant's mess meeting minutes, service rolls and how the infantry was named)
Boxes 3-5 files 27-46 (1896-1903 Belleville Rifle Range, 1896-1900 Bicycle Corps, 1900 Canadian Patriotic Fund, Deseronto Militia Company, Militia Headquarters-Ottawa: 1895-1906 discharge and pension documents, 49th Hastings Rifles Battalion order book, 1879-1917 infantry tests and military schools: applications, notebook of notes about Toronto School of Musketry, invitations to various events, letters, documents, militia orders and newspaper articles)
Box 5 files 46-53 (empty envelopes, documents about Queen Victoria's Jubilee, The Red Cross: booklet, The School for the Deaf: letters, the South African War: letters, applications and militia orders, World War 1 and "Wrinkles": letters and wall posters, pamphlets and newspaper clippings)
Box 6 files 54-64 (family papers: certificates, letters, notebook, family history:Hutton/Putton house, wills, estate matters and journal/travel/address book)
Boxes 6-7 files 65-76 (family accounts from 1869-1903)
Box 7 files 77-90A (Belleville Industrial Committee: minutes from meetings, letters, newspaper clippings and various documents about opening different factories in Belleville)
Boxes 7-8 files 91-101-2 (Land and Estate Papers: grants, deeds of land and mortgages and sale of part of a cricket field)
Box 9 files 102-106 (Legal papers: daily journal and legal documents)
Boxes 9-10 files 107-112-4 (Programs and invitations to various programs and events)
Box 10 files 113-117-2 (misc correspondence and newspaper clippings: letters, certificate, and notes)
Box 10 files 118-127 (misc business and other items: reports, letterheads, advertisements, postcards and brochures)
3 red books (The Quarterly Militia List:1897-1900)
small reddish brown book (Infantry Drill by Authority-1889)
2nd larger reddish brown book (Field Artillery Training-1914)
greyish book (The Militia Lists-1886)

Ponton (family)

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

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