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.
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
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
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