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Floyd Marlin collection

  • CA ON00156 DA FM
  • Collection
  • 1890-1970

Notes on Deseronto’s history and a number of postcards and photographs. Includes a collection of 43 calendars from firms in Napanee, Newburgh and Selby from 1941-1970.

Marlin, Floyd

Sir Gilbert Parker collection

  • Collection
  • 1902-1915

The Gilbert Parker collection consists of three folders. The first contains pieces of correspondence, primarily to Col. W.N. Ponton. Amoung the items he sent to Ponton were two propogandist pamphlets by Reverend H.M. Gwatkin and William Archer respectively. The second folder contains two of his publications, of which the poem "Was it Some Golden Star" was put to music by Edward Elgar, and two publications directed towards the United States with the aim of bringing them into World War I on the British side. The final folder contains items from the Gilbert Parker Banquet in 1902 with items including a menu and an invitation.

Parker, Sir Gilbert

Digital copies of 8mm films held by the Community Archives

  • CA ON00156 2021-009
  • Collection
  • 1948-1970

Twelve digitized copies of films previously donated to the Hastings County Historical Society by Pat Isaacs and Stan Else.

Films donated by Pat Isaacs of Roslin, Ontario:

  1. Parades with the Shriners, family events including children feeding a captive bear, aftermath of a fire at Robertson Block on Main Street, Belleville, Ontario, in 1954, the exterior of the Shrine Club in Belleville, a fire at a vehicle collision, a military parade and a track and field day. [running time: 15:19] https://youtu.be/J-9GAcoP6TA
  2. Parades, including one at the Shannonville Fair and one on Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, and footage of family events and gatherings, c.1955 [running time: 13:28] https://youtu.be/_aJ5b29fzqQ
  3. General Motors picnic at Silver Lake, 14 June 1948 (including sports and games); speed boat races at the Government Dock, Belleville (with brief glimpse of City of Belleville ship); and the fire that destroyed Trudeau Motors on 20 December 1948 [running time: 12:02] https://youtu.be/geFPx2Auxi8
  4. Family vacation in Florida, with footage of the James Melton Autorama museum, the Sandy Shores Motel in Miami Beach, boat trips, pelicans, Zane Motel, Spook Hill road sign, orange trees, women in Victorian clothing in gardens, c.1950 [running time: 10:54] https://youtu.be/ZvjGzMUaqEY
  5. Animals and birds in a zoo and a visit to Ireland and Paris, c.1955 [running time: 4:06] https://youtu.be/ESe_Ay9rQc4
  6. RCMP musical ride at Belleville fairgrounds, 1957 and 1959 [running time: 7:34] https://youtu.be/g3_cX0JYe-E
  7. Vacation in California, parades with the Shriners, family scenes, an event at the opening of the Kinsmen outdoor pool in Belleville, Ontario, with a band and a synchronized swimming display, crowds at the railway station for the royal visit to Belleville, Ontario in 1951 [running time: 13:29] https://youtu.be/Wa_Z6SMApNU
  8. Picton and Belleville Santa Claus parades of 1954 [running time: 11:16] https://youtu.be/Y_WqZbWxFZA
  9. Bus tour of UK including Meikleour Beech Hedge, Edinburgh, Durham, York, London, c.1955 [running time: 11:28] https://youtu.be/XxyPehC2oao

Films donated by Stan Else (teacher at Moira Secondary School):

  1. Geneva Park YMCA project in Orillia, c.1966 [running time: 3:52] https://youtu.be/0fbFiwVVrz8
  2. Women with car, nurses strike at Belleville General Hospital, c.1970 [running time: 4:05] https://youtu.be/Kfb8c4-RNWg
  3. Geology dig in Mohawk Valley, Fort Klock, c.1970 [running time: 4:23] https://youtu.be/Hm5Is9UnmYw

Scally, Sean

Ted Murphy colleciton of postcards and photographs

  • CA ON00156 2021-005
  • Collection
  • c.1918-1963

Collection of photographs and postcards:

  1. Photograph of unidentified soldier, nurse and man in naval uniform, taken by Miss F. Maxwell of 187 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen, c.1918
  2. Five photographs of Belleville flooding, 1936
  3. Souvenir postcard folder of Ste. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec, c.1937
  4. Souvenir postcard folder of Chaffey's Locks, Ontario, c.1943
  5. Postcard of Lakeview Cottages, Gilmour, Ontario, c.1960
  6. Postcard of Fleming's Fishing Lodge 'Twin Oaks', Elgin, Ontario, c.1960
  7. Postcard of Hotel Dock at Opinicon Resort Hotel, Chaffey's Locks, Ontario, sent by Helen on 20 August 1963
  8. Envelope addressed to John Edward Murphy in Ottawa, with 5c Churchill stamp, c.1965

Murphy, John Edward 'Ted'

Materials transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

  • CA ON00156 DA 2008.02
  • Collection
  • 1875-1964

Collection comprises the following items:

Maps

  1. Plan of part of the Town of Deseronto, before 1898 (the Terra Cotta works are still standing), showing roads, railways, buildings and lot numbers for properties south of Dundas Street, east of College Street (which has no name on the map) and west of Boundary Road. The map is hand-coloured to show the blocks and railways.

  2. Negative photocopy (in 4 parts) of a plan of Mill Point village, 1875

Volumes

  1. Bank of Montreal account book for A.S. Valleau, Collector of Customs. 1901 March 26 – 1905 December 30. Includes six official Customs Canada cheques, one for the salary of Thomas Maloney.

  2. Auditors’ Report, Financial Statement and Minutes and Bylaws for the year 1947, the Corporation of the County of Hastings

  3. 1950 Municipal directory, Department of Municipal Affairs, Province of Ontario. Includes brief details on towns and villages. Mayor of Deseronto was R.K.Jackson, clerk Miss M.C. Maher, population 1,473.

  4. Minutes of the Local Board of Health, 1920, May 14 - 1941, Nov 18. Includes loose papers – correspondence, some annual reports

  5. ‘Record’, Local Board of Health minutes, 1942, February 23 – 1966, May 25, includes copies of correspondence and draft minutes

  6. ‘Docket No. 2’ Court register, 1932, July 29- 1933, July 18, giving name of defendant, details of offence and outcome of hearing. Indexed by surname of defendant

  7. Division Court judges’ list for sittings, 1933, July 26 – 1944, March 7, includes names of plaintiffs, defendants and garnishees, with the amount owed and a brief record of the outcome of each case.

  8. County of Hastings report and statements, December 31, 1946, by Garrett D. C. Morton, certified General Accountant. Typescript auditor’s account.

  9. Bound ‘Population Census’ summary, 1951-1953, showing number of individuals in each lot by age.

  10. Bound ‘Population Census’ summary, 1954-1955, showing number of individuals in each lot by age.

  11. Bound ‘Population Census’ summary, 1956-1964, showing number of individuals in each lot by age.

Photographs of St. Mark's Anglican Church, Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.08
  • Collection
  • c.1905-1976

Four photographs of St. Mark’s Church, Deseronto, Ontario:
1) Interior of church, taken by A. V. Richardson of Deseronto, early 20th century
2) Exterior of church, taken from Dundas Street, looking northwest, early 20th century
3) Interior of church, looking towards the altar, c.1940[?]
4) Exterior of church, taken from Dundas Street, looking north, dated December 1976

Kay Allin collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2020.15
  • Collection
  • 1900-1991

Collection principally comprises research notes, newspaper clippings, promotional publications and postcards relating to the history of the town of Deseronto, Ontario. It also includes a file of materials relating to a voyage on the Empress of Scotland ship in 1956.

  1. Deseronto postcards and photographs, 1900-1920
  2. Notes and ephemera relating to Kay Allin's voyage on the Empress of Scotland, July 1956
  3. Publication Kente Mission, 1668-1680, 1968
  4. Notes by Kay Allin on the history of Deseronto, c.1980-1990
  5. Notes by Kay Allin on the history of the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer in Deseronto, c.1980-1990
  6. File of newspaper clipping relating to Deseronto, 1967-1980
  7. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the Rathbun family, 1972-1980
  8. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to Deseronto, 1978-1990
  9. Reproduction of Deseronto High School 'Ballyhoo' publication, May 1928
  10. Deseronto flyers and publications, including 1978 program for the North American Outboard Championships, 1967-1989
  11. Publications relating to centennial celebrations in Deseronto, 1971 and 1989

Allin, Muriel Kathleen 'Kay'

Violet Elliott collection

  • CA ON00156 2020-072
  • Collection
  • 1915-1932

Materials collected by Violet Elliot:

  1. Postcard of the House of Refuge in Belleville. 1915
  2. Township of Thurlow Auditor's Report for 1932
  3. Two blotters advertising Leslie's Shoes in Belleville, c.1930

Elliott, Violet Pearl

Kilties collection of Angus Duffy

  • CA ON00156 2020-060
  • Collection
  • 1910-1926

Souvenir items relating to The Kilties band:

  1. Souvenir Route Book of The Kilties' world tour, 1908-1910
  2. Souvenir Album of songs and marches, c.1910
  3. Famous Bands of the British Empire by J. P. Hull, London, 1926
  4. Poster published in Chicago, reading "Hoot Mon! The Kilties are coming, Canada's greatest Concert Band all appearing in full kilted regimentals introducing all their special features that have made them famous, the band that toured the world", c.1912
  5. 21 cigarette cards featuring "Wee Jamie" Clark, Pipe Major of The Kilties Band, c.1910
  6. Photograph of The Kilties beside a train car bearing their name, c.1910
  7. Photograph of ten members of The Kilties, c.1910
  8. Photograph of Murdoch J. Macdonald, conductor of The Kilities, c.1910

Kilties

Fleming family collection of Ivanhoe materials

  • CA ON00156 2020-057
  • Collection
  • 1905-c.1910
  1. Record of sales made at William Clements' general store in Ivanhoe, Ontario, with name of customer, item purchased and price of item, 8 July 1905 - 3 October 1906
  2. Reproduction photograph of C.P.R. station at Ivanhoe, Ontario, c.1920
  3. Photocopy of page of information about the Ivanhoe General Store, taken from Ode to Ivanhoe by Janice Fleming , 1983

Clements, William

Postcards of Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 2020-047
  • Collection
  • 1911-1912

Postcards showing street scenes and buildings in Deseronto, Ontario. The cards were mailed to Dora Mater (later Marr) by Cassie and May, friends of Dora's in Deseronto.

Marr, Ella Dora

Belleville Fire Department materials

  • CA ON00156 2018-154
  • Collection
  • 1925-1985

Items include reproduction photographs of nine Belleville Fire Chiefs: William J. Brown (1915-1929), William Lynch (1929-1948), Gerald Vance (1948-1965), Thomas E. Poste (1965-1969), Leo Culhane (1969-1977), Fred Hosking (1977-1985), Raymond Reid (1985), Gordon Gazley (1986-2008), Rhéaume Chaput (2008-2013); print of a hand pump, 1925; typescript information about automatic sprinkler systems, c.1960; photograph of St. Thomas's Church, Belleville, in flames, 1975.

Belleville Fire Department

Photographs of Belleville floods and parade

  • CA ON00156 2020-042
  • Collection
  • 1936

Thirteen photographs of flooding in downtown Belleville in 1936 and four photographs of a parade passing along Front Street at Bridge Street in Belleville. The man and woman in the photographs have been identified by the donor as Winnifred Clark [the donor's mother] and her brother-in-law, Harold Thurgood. The child is likely to be one of Harold’s daughters, Barbara or Marilyn.

Thurgood, Harold

Stapley family Royal Flying Corps photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.06
  • Collection
  • 1918

Photographs depicting aircraft and airmen of the Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force, principally taken in and around Camp Rathbun, the pilot training camp situated to the north of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority of individuals pictured are not identified, although the captions 'Jimmie Russell' and 'Cadet Mitchell' appear on two of the photographs.

Stapley (family)

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

Town of Deseronto

Digital copies of badges and postcards

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.04
  • Collection
  • 1906-c.1975

Scanned copies of Deseronto Police and Deseronto High School patches, with 13 postcards of Deseronto scenes and buildings.

Hobbs family Royal Flying Corps photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2012.10
  • Collection
  • 1917 - 1918

Album of photographs compiled by a member of the Hobbs family. Teddie Hobbs appears in one of the photographs and there is also a photograph of the grave of J. E. Hobbs. The majority of photographs are of the First World War Royal Flying Corps training camps in North America: Camps Borden and Mohawk in Ontario and Camp Taliaferro in Texas.

Items found in 77 Brant Street, Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 DA 2011.27
  • Collection
  • 1931-1955

Found in file labelled “Old Papers Found 77 Brant Street, Deseronto, 1997”
Papers, including:

  1. Directory listing for a canteen in Deseronto for Miss A. Mungo, 1931;
  2. Chattel mortgage for Mrs Alice Freeman, 785 Princess Street, Kingston, 1949;
  3. Calendar of movies playing at the Bayview [Naylor's] Theatre, Deseronto, Ontario, during April [1952]. Includes advertisements for Ernie Luck's Plumbing & Heating, Burkitt's Groceteria, Moody's Men's Wear, Gerald Lott's Jewellery, and Rosebay Dairy. Movies include Hollywood Story, Illegal Entry, Texas Rangers, That's My Boy, Wing and a Prayer, Royal Wedding, Father's Little Dividend, The Mating Season, Fury of the Congo, The Great Caruso, Bird of Paradise, Tall in the Saddle and Wabash Avenue.
  4. Letter from Avis [Mungo?] on the S.S. Ralph Budd, heading for Fort William and Port Arthur [Thunder Bay], written October 29, 1955 (and envelope addressed to Mr Marshall Claus, 44 Johnston Street, Kingston, Ontario);
  5. Sheet of recipes for date bread, raisin rolls and basic muffins (undated);
  6. Card for Art Nelson, Parkdale wines, Toronto (undated)
  7. List of prices for various named items (including ‘inca tie tack’).

Flying Officer Lawrence collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2011.22
  • Collection
  • 1917-1918

Scanned copies of five photographs collected by Flying Officer Lawrence, an instructor at one of the Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force pilot training camps in Deseronto, Ontario, during the First World War.
1) Aircraft being recovered from the Bay of Quinte by a launch
2–4) Aerial photographs of aircraft C187 with a man ‘wing-walking’ [Lieutenant Ned Ballough]
5) Three men standing next to crashed aircraft C245

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