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Photographs transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.13
  • Series
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs found in Deseronto Town Hall, dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs from the 1980s (some duplicates), photographs of Centennial and Rathbun Memorial Park, the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001, the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto, an Easter Parade from the early 2000s, a Santa Parade, the OPP handover (2007?), interior of the Home Hardware store in the Baker Block, 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, 2002 New Year’s Levee, the O’Connor House before demolition.

Some were taken by Tom Usher (donated by Irene Usher), others are of unknown provenance: probably taken by Town staff.

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Materials transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

  • CA ON00156 DA 2007.05
  • Collection
  • 1889-1956
  1. Printed ‘Rules of Order of the Municipal Council of the Town of Deseronto’ 18 Feb 1889
  2. Printed pro-forma for a certificate of public recognition by the town of Halifax for service in the Second World War (with pencilled alterations to make reference to Deseronto instead), 1945
  3. Printed booklet on ‘The Future of the Liberal Party’, address by Brooke Claxton, Minister of National Defence, 4 Aug 1948
  4. Auditor’s report on road expenditures for the Town of Deseronto, 1949
  5. Edition of ‘Roads and Road Construction’ journal, March 1951, Vol. 29, no. 339
  6. Leases between the Town of Deseronto and the Deseronto Lions Club (of the Skating Rink) and Deseronto Boating Club (part of the old saw mill property), 1953-1954
  7. Published report by the Select Committee on Indian Affairs on ‘Civil Liberties and Rights of Indians [Indigenous People] in Ontario’, 19 Mar 1954
  8. Letter from J.D. Lee and Company to the Deseronto Medical Officer of Health, Dr W. H. Duffett, with two copies of blueprint relating to modifications to the septic tank of the Deseronto Public School, 4 Dec 1956

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Materials transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

  • CA ON00156 DA 2007.04
  • Collection
  • 1931-1951
  1. Plan of the Town of Deseronto, with lot numbers, 1931
  2. File of correspondence labelled 'Police Court' containing letters relating to fines issued for speeding in Deseronto, 1950-1951
  3. Printed copy of The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan broadcast by Mackenzie King on 17 December 1939

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Ribbons from Deseronto's 100th Anniversary Homecoming

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.10
  • Series
  • 1989

Four ribbons from ‘Deseronto’s 100th Anniversary Homecoming 1989’, a red one for first prize, a dark blue for second prize, a white for third prize and a pale blue for ‘I particpated’. Duplicate ribbons were discarded.

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Deseronto souvenirs

  • CA ON00156 DA 2011.12
  • Collection
  • 1929-1982

1) ‘Souvenir and Programme’ of the 1929 Loyalist celebrations in Deseronto
2) ‘Deseronto is 100 Years Old this Year’ article from the Napanee Beaver, c. May 1971 (mentions Rathbun head office building as being owned by Redi-Heat appliance manufacturers, later by Dravo and "now empty")
3) ‘Deserontonian of the week’ newspaper article from the Napanee Beaver about Gerald and Kay Lott, owners of a Deseronto jewelry store from 1950-1982 (the approximate date of the article).

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Materials relating to Deseronto Town Council

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.22
  • Item
  • 1967-2003

1) Large format photographs (mostly mounted) which were formerly on display in Deseronto Town Hall.
Town Council portraits from the following years:
1967
1971
[1970s]
1982-1985
1985-1988
1988-1991
1991-1994
1997-2000
2000-2003
2003-2006
Mounted copy of letter asking E.W. Rathbun to be Mayor in 1889
Letters of congratulations on 100th anniversary of Deseronto in 1989
Photo of Town Hall
Portraits of Glenn Balcour as Warden of Hastings County
2) Four files of press cuttings relating to Deseronto Town Council from 1970s to 2003, covering water works, policing, taxes, events

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Collage of photographs of members of the Town Council of Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2020.03
  • Item
  • 1898

Photographs of members of the council of the Town of Deseronto:
George E. Clement
James Sexsmith
William Irvine
James Whitton
J. M. Olliver
George Parnham
A. A. Richardson, Deputy Reeve
Frederick S. Rathbun, Treasurer
Edward Wilkes Rathbun, Mayor
Robert Irvine, Clerk
James Dryden, Reeve
J. McCollough, Assessor
George Gonyou, Chief of Police
G. E. Deroche, Solicitor
T. D. Galt
William Mellow
James Saunders

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