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Vernon's City of Belleville Directories

  • CA ON00156 VER
  • Collection
  • 1909-2004

Vernon's directories, containing street-by-street listings of residents and alphabetical listings for the City of Belleville for the following years: 1909 (Held by Belleville Public Library) 1911 (Held by Belleville Public Library) 1913 (Held by Belleville Public Library) 1918 (Held by Glanmore National Historic Site) 1920 (Held by Glanmore National Historic Site) 1924 1928 1930 1932 1934 1938 1940 (Held by Glanmore National Historic Site) 1942 (Held by Glanmore National Historic Site) 1944 (Held by Glanmore National Historic Site) 1949 1951 1953 1957 1959 1961 1963 1972 1974 1986 1992 1994 1999 2003
*2004

Henry Vernon & Son

Reverend A. Newton Reid collection

  • CA ON00156 2017-35
  • Collection
  • 1931

Items collected by Reverend A. N. Reid, including:

  • six postcards of Stirling, Ontario views
  • annual report for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Stirling
  • order of service for Easter Sunday, 5 April 1931, for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Stirling
  • obituary from the Stirling News-Argus for James Ralph, 1931
  • two electricity bills from the Stirling Hydro Electric System, addressed to Reverend Reid, October and November 1931

Reid, A. Newton

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

Deseronto Post newspapers

  • Collection
  • 1916-1951

Issues of the Deseronto Post newspaper, with many gaps. Largely complete from 1948-1950.

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

St. Thomas Cemetery burial transcriptions

  • CA ON00156 2016-27
  • Collection
  • 1990-1995

Photocopy of transcription of St. Thomas Anglican Churchyard burials between 1821 and 1874 (originally made by Gerry Boyce). Photocopy of Heather McKillop's article 'Recognizing Children's Graves in Nineteenth-Century Cemeteries: Excavations in St. Thomas Anglican Churchyard, Belleville, Ontario, Canada' from 'Historical Archaeology', 1995.

Boyce, Gerry

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

Digital copies of materials relating to Dr John Maracle Kenwendeshon

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.01
  • Collection
  • 1880s-2013

Digital materials relating to Dr John Maracle Kenwendeshon:

  1. 1880s photo of Lillian Maracle, Kenwendeshon’s daughter. Lillian married John Stewart.
  2. Letter from John Stewart II written while in Deseronto
  3. Photo of Bert Maracle and Edna (Hill) Maracle
  4. 1953 letter to Lillian from the London Library Museum
  5. Oct 12, 1953 notes by Lillian Maracle about Dr Kenwendeshon
  6. Note from Bert Maracle to Lill[ian] about not calling on the Gray Lady
  7. Memories of visiting Deseronto written in an email by John Stewart II’s son, John Stewart III
  8. Photograph of marriage certificate of Lillian Maracle and John Ross Stewart
  9. Photograph of newspaper articles about the marriage of Lillian and John Ross Stewart and about Stewart’s theatre business
  10. Notes by Karen Lewis of the Kanhiote Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Public Library on Dr. Kenwendeshon’s life, January 2013

Marilyn Cole collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2008.11
  • Collection
  • 1898-1985

Collection comprises:

  1. The Tribune, Dec 2 1898, report on death of F. S. Rathbun [very fragile]
  2. The Tribune, Nov 27, 1903, report on death of E. W. Rathbun [torn and defaced with blue crayon]
  3. Copy of Town of Deseronto deed granting the Long Dock and Ottawa Dock at Mill Street to the Deseronto Boating, Gun and Rod Club, Sep 26, 1957, with rough sketch of property
  4. Summary of 1966 census of individuals in Deseronto, by age
  5. Napanee Beaver, Nov 30 1966 (coverage of elections and death of Wilfred Hill, 47)
  6. Napanee Beaver, Dec 7 1966 (coverage of election of Dorothy McCullough, first woman councillor in Deseronto)
  7. Napanee Beaver, Jun 7 1967 (photo of Muriel Andrew’s painting of the ferry and bridge, on display in Deseronto Public Library, with Mrs Barney Thompson, Mrs Blake Moore and Mrs Jean Griffiths)
  8. 1967 Special Centennial supplement [toNapanee Beaver?] on the history of Deseronto
  9. ‘Centennial News’ vacation issue by Lake Ontario Development Council, covering ‘7 Holiday Regions’, 1967, 12pp.
  10. Napanee Beaver, Jan 10 1968 (includes details of Deseronto Council committees)
  11. Printed 1968 Deseronto Voters’ List
  12. Napanee Beaver report on Naylor’s Theatre, Apr 28 1971, 1p.
  13. The Quinte Scanner, Jun 16 1971, 100th birthday Deseronto special edition
  14. The Intelligencer, Nov 9 1982 (report on Roger Cole’s election as Mayor of Deseronto)
  15. Napanee Beaver, May 11 1983, report on Camps Mohawk and Rathbun, using information from J. Allan Smith, with photos
  16. Napanee Beaver supplement, 1983, based on 1967 version, published for Summer Parade in Deseronto
  17. Napanee Beaver, Dec 18 1985, including articles on Denny Tompkins’s plans as Mayor of Deseronto and article on Liva Grass of Tyendinaga, who campaigned for non-status Indians to regain their status

Cole, Marilyn

Newspaper clippings on former Rathbun family house

  • CA ON00156 DA 2008.15
  • Collection
  • 1981-2008

Collection comprises:

  1. Quinte Scanner of 27 November 1981
  2. Real estate listing for former Rathbun house at Dundas and Centre Streets in Deseronto, Ontario
  3. Clipping from Whig Standard about fire destroying the building in 2008

Claus family collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2007.08
  • Collection
  • c.1952-c.1963

Collection comprises:

  • Identity card of Ira Claus, aged 68, member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte [c.1952]
  • ‘In Memoriam’ book (supplied by White Funeral Home, Deseronto) for Ira Alfred Claus, died Mar 18, 1957, aged 73, Brant St., Deseronto, includes names of the bearers and visitors
  • Particulars of War Veteran’s Allowance payable to Bertha Claus, widow of Ira, from Mar 19, 1958
  • Statement of contents insurance coverage of Bertha Claus, Thomas Street, Deseronto, with the John S. White Insurance Agency, Deseronto, Feb 11, 1959
  • ‘Souvenir Booklet published by the 1960-1961 Council of Tyendinaga Indian Reserve, Deseronto, Ontario, Canada’ [1961], front page torn
  • Photograph of boy’s hockey team, sponsored by Sam’s Aluminum [after 1963]

Digitized videos of Belleville Fire Department operations

  • CA ON00156 2018-019
  • Collection
  • 1991-1999

Digitized videos of fires and other activities involving the Fire Department of Belleville, Ontario:

  1. Chemical fire at Durabla Canada Limited, Belleville
  2. Fire at 188 Dundas Street East, Belleville, 16 March 1991
  3. Fire in the tower of City Hall, Belleville, 14 March 1993
  4. Fire at the Canadian Tavern, Belleville, 2 August 1993
  5. Fire at Holy Rosary Catholic School
  6. Rum Runner fire, 11 October 1995
  7. O.F.C. Certification
  8. Belvedere Fire, 24 November 1994
  9. 309 Front Street, Belleville (Ed Kafka law office)
  10. Quinte Secondary School Computer lab, 18 April 1996
  11. Quinte Exhibition, 29 August to 2 September 1996
  12. Quinte Exhibition 1997 Fire Fighters Night
  13. Belmont Restaurant fire, 5 May 1998
  14. Fire at 171 University Avenue, Belleville, 13 July 1999
  15. Fire at 37 Albion Street, Belleville
  16. Fire at 39 Great St. James Street, Belleville, 1 January 1996
  17. Fire at Journey's End warehouse, Belleville

Photograph of the former Galleons Restaurant at 135 North Front Street, closed for renovations, c.1992.

Belleville Fire Department

Digital files of Deseronto match company research materials

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.18
  • Collection
  • 2014

Research notes compiled by Edward Wright on the history of match manufacturing companies in Deseronto, particularly the Dominion Match Company, with extracts from minutes of the Council of the Town of Deseronto , copies of advertisements from the Canadian Grocer, 1911-1922 and scans of match boxes.

Wright, Edward

Digital materials relating to the McGreer family of Deseronto and Napanee

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.07
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1973

PDFs of:

  1. McGreer family history by Eric McGreer of Calgary, Alberta, November 1973
  2. Family tree report on the descendants of Daniel McGreer (1719-1805) of County Antrim, Ireland

8 low-resolution JPEGS of McGreer family members, St. Mark’s Church exterior and bayview of Deseronto:

  1. Aunt Annie Mrs Thomas Stanton (born Anne Portt, lived 1837-1918, her mother was Mary Anne McGreer) ,Mr & Mrs Egar
  2. Aunt Annie Mrs Thomas Stanton Mrs Egar
  3. Aunt Rose Mrs Thomas Stanton Aunt Annie
  4. Deseronto Church [St. Mark's Anglican]
  5. Mrs Thomas Stanton
  6. Nephews and Nieces of Mrs Thomas Stanton 1882
  7. Stanton McGreer and Mrs Thomas Stanton abt 1910
  8. View of Deseronto

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 2007.05
  • 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

Town of Deseronto

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

Floyd Marlin collection

  • CA ON00156 DA FM
  • Collection
  • 1890-1970

Notes on Deseronto’s history and a number of postcards and photographs.

Marlin, Floyd

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.

Papers from Bev Boomhour

  • CA ON00156 DA 2012.11
  • Collection
  • 1998-2002
  1. Newspaper clipping from The Intelligencer of 15 November 1998 about Jim Graham, a 73-year-old marathon runner from Deseronto (brother-in-law to Bev Boomhour).
  2. Flyer for a children's musical production of 'Candy Cane Lane' and a demonstration by the Napanee Skating Club on 1 December 2002 in the Deseronto Community Centre on Mechanic Street, Deseronto.
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