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Research materials from Lois Foster

  • CA ON00156 2011-43
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2001

Research materials, including:

  • Notes on old Belleville newspapers (1833-1868), 1977
  • Notes and 35mm slides for a presentation on 'A Family Compound on Bridge Street East', given at various venues between 1983 and 2008
  • Notes for a presentation on 'Early Schools in Belleville', c.1989
  • Printouts of data on baptisms, marriages, and burials at St. Thomas's church, Belleville, 1995
  • Research notes for Paul Foster's book on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Moira Lodge of Freemasons, c.2000

Foster, Lois

Cobblestone houses research

  • CA ON00156 2011-04
  • File
  • 1990-1992

File of research notes, maps, slides, and photographs relating to cobblestone houses in Hastings County.

Foster, Lois

Mackenzie Bowell and Moira Lodge materials

  • CA ON00156 2013-20
  • Collection
  • 1982-2005

Materials include:
1) Transcription by Lois Foster of an interview from the Daily Intelligencer of 21 November 1903 with Arthur McGinnis, Moira Lodge historian, on 'The Fraternal Societies of Belleville', focusing on the Freemasons
2) Biographical information compiled by the Historical Committee [of Hastings County Historical Society?] in 1982, and introduction to Betsy Boyce's book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', 2000
3) Newspaper clippings relating to Mackenzie Bowell, 1982-2005
4) Correspondence, research materials and speech by Gerry Boyce in relation to the Ontario Heritage Foundation plaque on Mackenzie Bowell's former home at 194 William Street, Belleville, 1982-1984

Foster, Lois

Research notes by Lois Foster

  • CA ON00156 2013-13
  • File
  • 1994-2010

Collection includes:
1) File of copies of newspaper articles on Frank Morse Robb and copy of the patent for his electronic wave organ. Also includes research notes on the William Finkle Machine business at 393 Sidney Street in Belleville (Bristol Aircraft Products during the Second World War) and an article from 'Remember When' on the Argue family home at 338 Charles Street.
2) File of research notes on Belleville buildings constructed by City Hall builder John Forin, c.1988-1898
3) Copy of paper by Gerry Boyce on 'Conflict and Cooperation: The Cemeteries of Belleville, Ontario', 2003
4) Copy of article by Peter Meehan 'The East Hastings By-Election of 1936 and the Ontario Separate School Tax Question', published in 'Historical Studies' 68, 2002

Foster, Lois

Photographs of 43 and 47 Bridge Street West, Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2018-144
  • Collection
  • 11 September 2013

Collection comprises 33 digital photographs and coloured prints of the interior and exterior of the 'Riverboat' house at 47 Bridge Street West and the property immediately behind it, when it was up for sale. The photographs were taken by Gerry Boyce and listed by Lois Foster.
1) North east room facing Bridge Street West
2) Front door and hall on the east side of the house accessed from the balcony
3) Dormer from the inside of the house and facing north to Bridge Street West
4) Dormer from the inside and facing east
5) Dormer facing south looking toward the carriage house
6) Stairway and dormer facing west
7) Hall door facing east and newel post of the stairway
8) Balcony on the north side of the house and on Bridge street west
9) Entrance from the balcony on the east side of the house
10) View of carriage house taken from south east corner of the balcony
11) The north and west side of 43 Bridge Street West
12) North side of house facing Bridge Street West
13) Under the balcony on the north east corner, "47 Bridge Street West"
14) Under the balcony on the east side
15) View of the carriage house from the window inside lower (ground) level
16) Fireplace on the lower (ground) level, west of the back door
17) The inside stone walls of a room in the main house at ground level
18) Utility room in the main house
19) Clawfoot bathtub in the main house
20) Kitchen in south west corner of the main floor of the house
21) Fireplace in lower level of house west of back (south) door
22) South side of house showing remains of bake oven connected to inside cooking fireplace
23) Kitchen in the carriage house
24) Bathroom in carriage house, showing height of old stone walls
25) Upstairs room in carriage house showing height of old stone walls
26) View from carriage house upstairs window, looking toward the south wall of main house
27) Walkway, from parking lot, along east side of carriage house
28) South wall of carriage house
29) Walkway along east side of carriage house
30) Remains of bake oven on south wall of main house
31) Walkway under balcony along east wall of main house
32) North side of the house on Bridge Street West
33) North side of the carriage house

Boyce, Gerry

Belleville newspaper building reports

  • Item
  • 2014

File contains transcripts of newspaper reports on new buildings in Belleville, Ontario. The reports date from 1856 to 1914.

Foster, Lois

Research into the McCurdy family of Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2016-66
  • File
  • 1981-1994

Research notes (including photographs), text of a talk, and 35mm slides relating to Lois Foster's research into the McCurdy family of Belleville, Ontario. Lois presented a talk on the family at a reunion in Belleville in 1994. The file contains related correspondence.

Foster, Lois