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Hastings County Junior Farmers materials

  • CA ON00156 2022-087
  • Collection
  • 1955-1987

Materials relating to the Hastings County Junior Farmers, including:

  1. Seven "Hasco Fain" yearbook publications: 1959 (2 editions), 1960, 1961, 1962-1963, 1964-1965, 1985 (60th anniversary edition)
  2. Three cloth patches, one with text "Thurlow Junior Farmer" and two with "1956 Hastings Champions Junior Farmer Girls"
  3. Four photographs: three of 1955 Junior Farmers members, including: Ross Bateman, Getha Sherry, Kay Summers, Ross Moorcroft, Bob Mallory, Harvey Homan, Eva Martin, Helen Harry, Jean Frost, Ralph Swan, Grant Richardson, Carl Reid, Marlene Moorcroft. Also a photograph of people dancing at the 1955 Hastings Formal Ball.
  4. Invitation to At Home and Dance at Tobe's County Gardens to the Top Hats Orchestra, 1 December 1950
  5. Order of service for church service at Foxboro United Church, 25 May 1957
  6. Announcement for Mixed Curling Bonspiel, 18 November 1978
  7. File of correspondence and programs for 60th anniversary celebrations, 1985
  8. Seven "Hastings Happenings" newsletters, June 1986- April 1987
  9. File of correspondence concerning the Hastings County International Plowing Match, 1986
  10. File of correspondence concerning the Hastings County Dairy Princess Competition, 1986
  11. "Plant a Seed for Need Junior Farmers 87" sign with text "We supported the Hastings County Junior Farmers effort to grow garden produce for the Gleaners Food Bank", 1987

Hastings County Junior Farmers

Collection of Ontario Business College publications

  • CA ON00156 2020-052
  • Collection
  • 1893-1993

Collection of printed materials relating to the Ontario Business College, of which Annetta Brown was Principal in the 1970s.

  1. Belleville Business College Complete Book-keeping text book owned by Arthur C. Frost, 1893
  2. Official Directory of Association of Canadian Commercial Colleges, 1965-1966
  3. Programs for graduation ceremonies at the Ontario Business College, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
  4. Ontario Business College prospectuses, 1968, [c.1972], 1974, 1975, 1978, 1989, 1993
  5. Programs for official opening of new premises, 29 September 1978
  6. What's Happening in Belleville publication of the Belleville and District Chamber of Commerce, with feature on Ontario Business College, January - February 1976

Brown, Oris Annetta

Coxon family deeds and postcards

  • CA ON00156 2022-085
  • Collection
  • 1896-1985
  1. Deeds, mortgages and abstracts of title relating to 300 Charles Street, Belleville, 1896-1934.
  2. Postcards collected by the Coxon family of 300 Charles Street, reflecting their travels in Canada and around the world, c.1930-1985

Coxon (family)

Mary Lu Toms collection

  • CA ON00156 2022-082
  • Collection
  • 1907-1985

Materials collected by Mary Lu Toms:

  1. Thirteen black and white Hall family photographs and three negatives, 1895-1929, including: George Alex Hall, his first wife, Esther Frost and their children Russell and Arthur and his second wife, Mary Clarke Clazie and their children Aleck, Helen, and Frank
  2. Temperance pledge card signed by Mary Clazie, 1907
  3. Embroidered section of Mary Clazie's home-made wedding dress, 1912
  4. Ration books for members of the Toms family, 1944-1945
  5. Letters of congratulation to Mary Lu Toms for winning drawing and academic prizes, 1955-1961
  6. Artwork by Mary Lu Toms for Moira and Quinte Secondary School, including school pins for Moira and the cover of Quintessence, 1958 and a card carrying her sketch of the Hastings County Registry Office building, c.1961
  7. Certificates for completion of 4H home economics courses and Spelling Bee School Champion, 1956-1958
  8. Correspondence concerning Mary Lu Tom's summer job at the Entomology Research Institute in Belleville, 1962
  9. Single page "Brief History of Belleville" by Gerry Boyce, 1982 and correspondence concerning the donation of a dress to Glanmore by Mary Lu Toms, 1985

Toms, Mary Lu

Additional materials from Don Kellaway

  • CA ON00156 2022-044
  • Collection
  • 1934-1986
  1. Gray Coach Lines timetables from 19 February 1934
  2. Bowling Schedule for the C.N.R. League and the Major A and Major B leagues in Belleville, 1941-1942
  3. Paper bag with advertisement for Whites Hardware, Belleville, c.1970
  4. Program for Belleville General Hospital Centennial Dinner-Dance, held 31 May 1986

Kellaway, Don

Campaign materials for 2022 Ontario general election

  • CA ON00156 2022-048
  • Collection
  • 2022

Flyers distributed by the following candidates in the 2022 Ontario general election:

  • Ric Bresee, PC (Hastings-Lennox & Addington)
  • Rob Collins, New Blue Party (Bay of Quinte)
  • Alison Kelly, NDP (Bay of Quinte)
  • Todd Smith, PC (Bay of Quinte)

Wanamaker family photographs and objects

  • CA ON00156 2011-19
  • Collection
  • c.1915-1952

Collection comprises:

  • Wanamaker family photograph album
  • Three pipes and two Canada Post long-service pins
  • File of miscellaneous items, including: an Easter and a Christmas card; a ribbon for an F. A. L. C. convention in Quebec, June 1938; a painting of a fig and grape seller, on wood; 38 Canadian 4 cent stamps (Edward VIII); 'Primer of Pianoforte playing' by Franklin Taylor, 1884
  • File of loose photographs: tintype photograph of four young women, c.1860; Jean Boyd, London, England, 1915; Harold Airhart, c.1920; postcard from Helen to Clara Wallbridge; Cater Anderson's baby, Mauston, Wisconsin, July 1928

The Wanamaker Photograph Album (29x20x1.5cm) contains 84 photographs; the presence of many "corners" indicates that many images were removed before the album was donated.

  • A picture of fishing boats has on back, "Taken in Tarpon Springs Fla 1940 these are the sponge fisheries boats".
  • An image of a cart pulled by a yoke of oxen has on the back, "Taken in Tarpon Springs Florida Jan 1940".
  • A picture of a man feeding hens has on the back, "John H. Wanamaker Lorel's grandfather".
  • Below on the page is the image of an old woman in a long skirt, on back is written, "Taken circa 1915-16 Aunt Jane Bovay farm under hill from Mountain View Air Post. She was Jane Wanamaker sister of John H. Wanamaker who was my granfather and father of Grant. Loral Wanamaker". In the album is an image of "Uncle Ralph's Ser. Sta. Watertown N.Y." - this is a Sinclair station. A family is depicted at "Wellers Bay 1932".
  • On the back of the image depicting a woman with a walking stick beside a camping trailer are the words "Taken in De Land Florida 1940. You can see part of trailer it sleeps 4 people Caught ma unawares she had sprained her ankle you will notice she is using a cane."
  • A photograph is inscribed "Jamieson Lake." There are 2 images of "Leo W.", in one, Leo is wearing an American sailor's uniform. A picture of two little girls is inscribed on the back, "Taken on Sunday @ Belleville on Sept 6th 1931 Coleman St. One week before mother passed away."
  • Another image is titled "Silver Lake 1933".
  • An image of a man in a dressy hat in front of a palm trunk is marked "Ralph taken at Silver Springs Florida"; on the same album page is a photo of "Mrs RR Wanamaker taken in Orange City Florida by RR Wanamaker".
  • On the following page is a larger version of the Mrs RR Wanamaker image, a handtrimmed oval image of a little girl in early 20th century dress, labeled "Aunt Annies and Ralphs oldest girl"
  • A picture of the rear of a camping trailer painted with "Watertown, N.Y. "Dun Workin" - on the back is written "Our trailer Mrs Wanamaker and our cat tige taken in Orange Sity Florida by RR Wanamaker".
  • On next page are two images of a large (at least 22) group of people seated around a laden picnic table and one of a man embracing an older woman.
  • The same man appears in an image on the following page wearing a WWII air force uniform posing with a woman - on the back is written "Bill and myself taken in garden Honiton Devon Eng 1946".
  • There is an image of two women inscribed "Mrs Antoine Laviolette 100 year 22/August 1942"
  • One photo of an old woman with five little childen has written on back "Mothers Day 1952 Cooks, Lorna Sr, & baby Terry Joyce & Lorna (Jims & Ethels) Heather & Alfred (Howards & Shirleys)".
  • A picture of an old woman with one little boy in striped T-shirt has written on back "me and J[illegible} Wanamaker Leo's youngest boy".

Wanamaker, Castello Loral Roy

Records of the Belleville Theatre Guild

  • CA ON00156 2022-064
  • Collection
  • 1951-2022

Programs, photographs, minutes and newspaper cuttings relating to the Belleville Theatre Guild.

Belleville Theatre Guild

Needham Throop collection

  • CA ON00156 2017-38
  • Collection
  • 1955-1998

Reports and publications relating to Northern Electric and their Belleville operation. Includes:

  • 'Northern News', 14 Mar 1955
  • Résumé for W. J. Needham Throop, 1965
  • 'Look What's Going On in Belleville' publication, 26 October 1970
  • 'Look What's Going On in Belleville' publication, 25 January 1971
  • 'Northern Electric now...and the future' publication, 1974
  • Proposal for Business Systems to assume responsibility for the office service function, 1980
  • Suggestion Plan Manual for the Subscriber Switching Division, 28 January 1983
  • Certificate of membership in the Telephone Pioneers of America for W. J. Needham Throop
  • Nortel Belleville 50th Anniversary publication, 1997

Other items:

  • Four postcards of the Ontario School for the Deaf; Front Street and United Empire Loyalists monument; Bay Bridge; Moira River, c.1940s
  • Belleville McFarlands decal, 1959
  • Promotional card for Dixie Inn Barbeque on Bridge Street West in Belleville, owned by George A. De Vuyst, c.1959
  • Belleville-Trenton directory published by F & N Directories, 1962-1963

Throop, (William James) Needham

Jessie Cunningham collection

  • CA ON00156 2022-062
  • Collection
  • 1923-1938

Collection of items formerly in the possession of Jessie Cunningham:

  1. Diary of John Wesley Roblin of Picton for the year 1923, with observations on the weather and his daily activities
  2. Paintings and drawings created by Jessie Cunningham in art classes, 1932-1934
  3. Silver Jubilee souvenir booklet, 1935
  4. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by Jessie Cunningham relating to global news events, 1936-1938

Cunningham, Janet 'Jessie'

Papers relating to Thomas Kelso's property at 161 George Street, Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2019-061
  • Collection
  • 1873-2019

Receipts and certificates addressed to Thomas Kelso from suppliers and contractors involved in building his property at 161 George Street, Belleville, Ontario. The work was carried out between 1873 and 1876 under the direction of John D. Evans, architect. This collection also includes notes on the Kelso/Roberts family tree, compiled by Trudi and Bob Banting, with reproduction photographs of family members.

The material has been arranged into the following files:
1) Invoices and receipts relating to the construction of 161 George Street, Belleville, 1873-1876
2) Contractor's certificates relating to the construction of 161 George Street signed by John D. Evans, architect, 1873-1875
3) Summary of expenses relating to the construction of the house at 161 George Street, c.1875; calculation of simple and compound interest, 1869-1882; bill for pine lumber from the Rathbun Company, 1888; specifications for construction work for the Sodus Point & Southern Rail Road, not dated
4) Legal papers relating to costs incurred by the Grand Junction Railway in 1877; a case against Henry Covert involving Kelso and Pitceathly in 1879; a report into the condition and affairs of the Union Mutual Life Insurance Company of Maine, 1884
5) Abstracts of title for lots 4 and 5, east side of George Street, Belleville, 1950; newspaper clipping announcing the designation of 161 George Street, Belleville, 1986
6) Reproduction photographs of 161 George Street and Kelso/Roberts family members, c.2019

Kelso, Thomas

Belleville Public Library Subject Files

  • Collection
  • 1892-2012

Files of newspaper clippings and ephemeral material relating to Quinte area organizations and activities, compiled by Belleville Public Library staff.

Belleville Public Library

Scrapbooks and awards relating to the life and career of Maurice Rollins

  • CA ON00156 2022-045
  • Collection
  • 1954-2021

Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and awards relating to Maurice Rollins (1927-2021).
1) Rollins Construction, Rollins Lumber scrapbook
2) Maurice Rollins scrapbook
3) Maurice Rollins scrapbook
4/1-4 Newspaper clipping files
4/5 File of awards
5) Journey's End (motel chain) scrapbook

'Souvenir of Belleville' postcard set and loose postcards

  • CA ON00156 2017-61
  • Collection
  • c.1935

Six loose coloured postcards showing:

  • Front Street, Belleville, Ontario
  • Aerial View of R.C.A.F. Station, looking South, near Belleville, Ontario
  • Moira River, Belleville, Ontario
  • General Hospital, Belleville, Ontario
  • Albert College, Belleville, Ontario
  • Dominion Entomological Building, Belleville, Ont.

    A fold-out 'Souvenir of Belleville' set of postcards produced by Valentine-Black Ltd., Toronto. They depict:

  • Post Office, Quinte Hotel, Churches, Armouries, Belleville, Ontario
  • Church of St. Michael the Archangel (R.C.)
  • St. Thomas' Church (Anglican) Belleville, Ontario
  • Bridge Street United Church, Belleville, Ontario
  • Front Street looking North, Belleville, Ontario
  • Front Street, Belleville, Ont. looking North
  • Moira River looking North from Victoria Park, Belleville, Ontario
  • Bridge St., bridge over Moira River, Belleville, Ontario
  • Main bldgs., Belleville General Hospital
  • Hotel Quinte, Belleville, Ontario
  • High School, Belleville, Ontario
  • Albert College, Belleville, Ontario
  • Main bldg., Ontario School for the Deaf, Belleville, Ont., Canada
  • Club House, Quinte Golf and Country Club, Belleville, Ont., Canada
  • The Armouries, Belleville, Ont., Canada
  • War Memorial, Belleville, Ont., Canada

Revised Statutes of Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2022-032
  • Collection
  • 1914-1927, 1953

Volumes of Statutes of Ontario, formerly owned by donor's grandfather, Charles Wesley Post of Rednersville, Ontario. Sixteen volumes of statutes from 1914 to 1927, and volume 1 of The Columbia Viking Desk Encyclopedia (A-K).

Government of Ontario

'In They Dark Streets Shineth' Christmas Light Display documentary and materials

  • CA ON00156 2021-103
  • Collection
  • c.1960-2021

Video footage and still images gathered for a documentary on the Belleville Christmas light display initiated by the Foster family after the death of Billy Foster and Art 'Sonny' Culloden on 24 December 1958. Includes the final documentary: In Thy Dark Streets Shineth by Sean Scally.

Scally, Sean

Livesey's Meat Market photographs

  • CA ON00156 2016-83
  • Collection
  • 1910-1940s

Reproduction photographs showing:

  1. Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, looking north from south of City Hall, with streetcar, 1910
  2. Four photographs of Livesey's Meat Market, with members of the Livesey family
  3. Interior of a grocery store on Front Street
    With a page of notes by Wendy Stevens on the history of the photographs. The store was at the corner of Bridge and Everett Streets in Belleville.

Livesey (family)

Hannah Harrison collection

  • CA ON00156 2018-006
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1970

Collection comprises:

  • album with 128 photographs of family scenes taken by Hannah Harrison of 64 Emily Street, Belleville, Ontario
  • mounted photograph of the house at 64 Emily Street, c.1900
  • photograph of six young women in naval costumes (Hannah Harrison bottom right), c. 1910
  • Methodist Church annual ticket for 1902-1903 in the name of Hannah Harrison
  • Canadian National Railways passes for David Harrison, blacksmith, 1935-1942
  • 'Happy Birthday Sweetheart' card addressed to Hannah Harrison, 1939
  • Wharf Street Debating Club membership card in the name of D. Harrison, 1941
  • photographs of Hannah Harrison holding a baby, c.1970.

Harrison, Hannah Mary

Framed items from Belleville Council Chambers

  • CA ON00156 2021-002
  • Collection
  • 1977-2010

Framed items removed from Belleville City Hall Council Chambers during renovations in January 2021.

  1. Framed reproduction of a photograph of members of the last council of the Town of Belleville, 1877
  2. Letter from the First Clerk Assistant of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario certifying that a photocopy of the Act for the Incorporation of the Town of Belleville as a City was a true copy of the act of 2 March 1877, 24 June 1977
  3. Framed reproduction of the City of Belleville armorial bearings, 8 January 1982
  4. Frame containing four photographs of the former City of Belleville Council Chambers, 1987 [Note that this item was returned to City Hall for reframing and display in the refurbished Council Chambers on 24 August 2021.]
  5. Framed photograph of Queen Elizabeth II donated by Lyle Vanclief MP, c.1990
  6. Framed photograph of Prince Philip donated by Lyle Vanclief MP, c.1990
  7. Framed photograph of Governor General Ramon John Hnatyshyn donated by Lyle Vanclief MP, c.1990
  8. Framed registration of armorial bearings in the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, 1 May 1992
  9. Framed photograph donated by the City of Lahr, August 2009
  10. Framed photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, 2010

City of Belleville

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