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Dawson and Burley family materials

  • CA ON00156 DA 2011.21
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1981

Photocopies and scans of newspaper articles and photographs relating to the Dawson and Burley families.
1) Photocopy of Quinte Scanner article about Hudson’s Mill. December 18, 1981
2) Photocopy of photograph of front of Deseronto House Hotel, with Deseronto Bus Line coach and horses.
3) Photocopy of photos of the old Deseronto to Prince Edward County ferry, being made into a houseboat (Reg Dawson did this)
4) Photocopy of article in The Intelligencer about the ferry from October 30, 1974. Mentions Reg Dawson.
5) Photocopy of photos of the ferry in service. Undated.

Video of tour of Naylor's Theatre

  • CA ON00156 DA 2011.19
  • Collection
  • 28 May 2011

Video footage of a tour of Naylor's Theatre during the Doors Open event in Deseronto, Ontario, on 28 May 2011.

Clare, Paul

Deseronto Fire Department collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2010.31
  • Collection
  • 1933-2000s

Materials relating to the Deseronto Fire Department, including photographs and press cutting and fund-raising materials.

Tourism-related materials for Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 DA 2010.32
  • Collection
  • c.1985-1995

File of tourism-related leaflets, flyers and correspondence relating to Deseronto, from the Town Hall. Originally in a brown file labelled ‘Tourist Information’.

Photographs and papers from Bev Boomhour

  • CA ON00156 DA 2010.27
  • Collection
  • c.1917-1958

Photographs, postcards, and school reports from members of the Covert and Cole families of Deseronto, Ontario. Some photographs are from the First World War training camps in Deseronto.

Collection of Deseronto-related materials

  • CA ON00156 2016-67
  • Collection
  • 1900-2000

This collection contains a variety of materials relating to the history of Deseronto and Hastings County. Items include:

  • video of the 1989 Deseronto Centennial and Homecoming celebration, 4-5 August 1989, including performances of the Centennial Song, a Main Street parade, a baby show, karate demonstration and fireworks
  • File on the 1989 Deseronto Centennial celebrations
  • 35mm slides of historic views of Deseronto
  • Morrison family snapshots of unidentified people
  • Photograph of an aircraft from Camp Mohawk on the shore of the Bay of Quinte, August 1917
  • Programme and photograph (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/29760539332/) of the United Empire Loyalist Celebration, June 1929
  • Plan of Deseronto lots, 1943
  • Series of 120 photographs of Deseronto, taken around 1995. Many are aerial shots, others are of individual houses. A few depict individuals: Don Lindsay, Dennis Vick, Dick Beare, Joe Carter, Ed Gordanier
  • 'A Building Code for Smaller Municipalities' by the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, 1947
  • County of Hastings directories for 1983, 1984, 1985
  • County of Hastings receipts and expenditures statement, 1921
  • By-law to Regulate the Running At Large of Animals and for Other Purposes, Township of Tyendinaga, 6 August 1895
  • File of 'Deseronto Firsts' compiled by Ken Brown
  • File of photographs, press clippings and list of entrants in Deseronto's Easter Parade of 2006
  • 16 photographs of empty lots in Deseronto, taken 2004
  • File of partial letters from Joe Goold to his sweetheart, Marnie, written while he was based in Detroit, 11 September to 11 October 1919, with blank postcards of Deseronto scenes and a letter from Elizabeth Goold to Bill Hunt concerning the letters
  • File on James Fairbairn including a newspaper extract and a studio photograph taken by him.
  • Typescript biography of Harry B. Free (Camp Rathbun flight instructor) by Margaret Crothers, 1991
  • File on the Dryden family, including a photograph of the Drydens at the Peterborough Lift Lock (https://flic.kr/p/9dmEYZ)
  • File of clippings about Gwen Lazier Braidwood, 2005
  • File of clippings about Deseronto mayor Glen Belcour, 1995-2002
  • File relating to the Asten family, including a letter from James Asten, Town Scavenger, to the Deseronto Town Council, 1936 (available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/albums/72157674226629315)
  • Promotional brochure and news clipping on Bridgeline Ropes of Deseronto, 1999
  • Listing by plot number of owners of plots in the Deseronto cemetery and names of people buried there, with their year of death, 2003
  • File on the Deseronto Theatre Guild's formation, 2004
  • File on a Deseronto Waterfront Study Workshop held February 2005
  • File and photographs on the 'Leander Electra' electric yacht, 1986
  • Bakery token for R. Marrigan, Baker, Deseronto
  • File of materials relating to E. A. Rixen, including three letters from Deseronto teacher Lena Warren, 1908
  • File on Deseronto Arts & Culture Society, 2004-2007
  • File and photographs relating to the Deseronto Yacht Club, 1993-2003
  • 'Dear Hame hid awa' in the Glen' photocopy of sheet music by Archibald Duncan MacIntyre (oversize - stored in box 66)
  • List of members of St. Mark's Anglican Church who volunteered for active service in World War Two (oversize - stored in box 66)
  • Folder of Deseronto Yacht Club materials (part of the Floyd Marlin collection - stored in box 46)

Vera Ryan Deseronto United Church Collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2012.09
  • Collection
  • 1902-1980

Collection includes published annual reports of Deseronto Methodist Church for 1902, 1912, 1923 and 1924; souvenir booklet of the Methodist Church, 1911-1912; typewritten history of the Deseronto United Church from the 1860s up to 1976 (apparently extracted from minutes of the Board); newspaper clippings relating to church members and ministers, 1960s; a few photographs of church members, 1960s; printed orders of service 1970s-1980. Also includes a blank contract agreement between public school trustees and a teacher from the 1890s.

Ryan, Vera

Collection of Deseronto-related materials

  • CA ON00156 DA 2008.22
  • Collection
  • 1920-1999

Various items including:
3) Lists of recipients of copies of the voters’ lists (under Section 9 of The Ontario Voters’ Lists Act). Has names of various officials in the district. 1920-1935
4) Legislative Franchise Assessment Roll, arranged under the following columns:
No. on roll
Name of assessed person
Age of assessed person
British subject
Legislative franchise
Occupation
Condition, M., M. W., W’er, W., B. or S.
No. of concession, name of street or other designation of the local division in which residence of Legislative Franchise voter lies
No. of Lot, House etc. in such division
Remarks
Covers West, Centre and East wards and includes 65 names in total, 1943
5-7) Three sketched floor plans of Clement Block building (western corner of Thomas and St George Streets), showing ground floor restaurant and apartment and apartments on second and third floors. Drawn in pencil on cardboard (two are on the backs of advertisements). c.1950s?
8) Photographs of three Deseronto councillors: Dennis Tompkins, Sam Knapp, Brian Floyd, mounted on card. 1988-1991.

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
5) Print of a drawing of Glanmore and the fountain in front of the house by Phillipa Faulkner, 1984
6) Poster 'Beautiful City, Belleville, Ontario' by Terri L. Horricks for the Canadian Mental Health Association, 2006

Foster, Lois

Photographs of Belleville Exhibition grounds and Stephens Adamson events

  • CA ON00156 2020-003
  • Collection
  • 1890-1963

Collection of photographs from the Scott and Cooney families of Belleville, Ontario:
1) Streetcars and Tickell furniture factory on Foundry Street in Belleville, c.1895
2) Photograph of horses at the Quinte Exhibition grounds, c.1900
3-10) Photographs of the Quinte Exhibition (James Scott (1879-1947), the donor's grandfather, was the groundskeeper), c.1925
11) Page 9 and 10 of the S-A Conveyor, with photos from the Stephen-Adamson Christmas party, 1945
12) Photograph of children with Santa at a Stephens-Adamson Christmas party, c.1950
13) Photograph of Stephens-Adamson baseball team in front of the fountain at the Quinte Exhibition grounds (including Gordon Cooney, 1912-1968), c.1950
14) Gordon Cooney (father of Fay Bradshaw) and two other men having their hair cut at Seely's barber shop on Front Street in Belleville, c.1963

Photograph albums and loose photographs

  • CA ON00156 2015-01
  • Collection
  • c.1860-1920

Two leather-bound photograph albums, one with the name Matilda (Tillie) Anderson on a label on the front, and 83 loose photographs.

Matilda Anderson's album contains 110 photographs, most of which are identified. An inscription in the front of the volume reads "Matilda (Tillie) Anderson, 6 Forin St. Belleville Ontario Presented this day to Miss Grace R. Graham, Belleville, Ont. March 3rd 1938". This album also contains photocopies of 5 photographs and of a newspaper clipping,and a pasted-in typewritten document outlining Anderson family ancestry. Repairs have been with sticky tape, some of which is on the images, and a few photographs are loose. Most photographs are partially identified and names used include: Bruce, Hazel, John, William, Frank, Martha, Ridley, Howard and Alex Anderson; James Redner; Elizabeth and Mary Wallbridge; John and Phillip Roblin; Morley Day (possibly became a Belleville doctor); David Southard (of East Lake Shore); Seymour Emmons. There is a group of 8 portraits of clergymen, surnames include - Knight, Wilson, McCauley, Bell, Cook, Wright, Carr. One image is of a young woman (surname illegible) who attended Ontario Ladies' College at Whitby (a Methodist institution). There is a portrait of a little girl (Fanny Bowsfield) in winter clothing with a sleigh and snowshoes. Two images are of uniformed men: a William Anderson is noted as having fought the Fenian raids.

The other album contains 132 photographs, mostly unidentified. The few people with names attached are: Dwight L. Moody, Mrs P. P. Bliss, Mr P. P. Bliss, William Lewis Jackson 1868, Princess Louise. Most of the portraits were taken by Belleville photographers.

The loose photographs are generally studio portraits (mostly taken by local photographers) and are unidentified. The images range over several decades and several image types. Most images were created in photographers' studios although there are several "snaps". Photographs are present in several sizes and are mainly studio portraits of unknown persons. There is a stock printed image of Queen Victoria; what appears to be a clipping of a much-published photograph of Justice Thomas Chandler Halibuton, the author of the "Sam Slick" stories; a small image of Rev. T. Jeffers; an image of Herbert James Noxon (11 months); an image of John Elvin, son of Edward Elvin by the J.H. Ford studio of Belleville, Ontario. There are two tintypes; 40 images from Belleville, and district i.e., Trenton, Madoc, Deseronto, Picton; 6 from other parts of Canada; 5 from the United States, i.e., New Jersey, Amsterdam, N.Y., Cleveland, Ohio, San Francisco; 29 with no known origin. The images include: a nurse in an early 1900's uniform; a man and woman in a poultry yard; little girls with bowling balls [c 1901]; man beside a car with a 1927 Ontario licence plate; group portait of rural school pupils.

Anderson, Matilda 'Tillie'

Collection of Belleville-related materials

  • 2019-124
  • Collection
  • 1908-1975

Three items:
1) Clarke's drug store, Belleville, calendar, 1908 [Francis Clayton Clarke (1871-1951) had a drug store at 252 Front Street]
2) Flyer for J. & J. Cash labels, with sample ribbons, 1924
3) Yearbook for King George School, North Front Street, Belleville, 1974-1975

V. Johnson collection

  • CA ON00156 2014-45
  • Collection
  • 1923-1972

Various items, including:

  • Advertisement for "When Santa Listened In" by May M. Brewster and Ira B. Wilson, 1923
  • University of Toronto Conservatory of Music examination, 14 June 1930
  • Cooking Class recipe supplements to The Farmer, July, September and December 1934
  • Christmas cards sent from Belleville City Council in 1970 and 1972, showing the Dundas Street Bridge and the Belleville General Hospital

Sandercock collection

  • CA ON00156 2017-76
  • Collection
  • 1934-2004

Two scrapbooks of materials relating to Elmer Sandercock's political career as a Progressive Conservative MPP and newspaper clippings and family photographs relating to Elmer and Ethel Sandercock's time as superintendents of the Hastings County House of Refuge in Belleville, Ontario. Framed photograph of attendees of the 15th Annual Convention of the Association of Managers of the Homes for Aged and Inform, 1934.

Corlies, Jim

Photocopies of publications used in Marchmont distributing home research

  • CA ON00156 2019-112
  • Collection
  • 1875-1925

Photocopies of publications relating to the Marchmont distributing home in Belleville, Ontario, used by James Gilchrist in research for his book on the home:
1) Photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to Marchmont, compiled by Dorothy Ashton, 1870-1983
2) ‘Canadian Homes for London Wanderers’ by Annie Macpherson, London, 1870
3) ‘Pauper Children (Canada): a report by Andrew Doyle, Local Government Inspector, as to the Emigration of Pauper Children to Canada’, 1875, with letters of rebuttal from Miss Rye.
4) ‘British Children in Canadian Homes’ by Ellen Agnes Bilbrough, Belleville, 1879 (and electronic version)
5) ‘God's answers, a record of A. Macpherson's work at the Home of industry, Spitalfields, and in Canada’ by Clara M. S. Lowe, London, 1882
6) File containing address of Robert Wallace to UK Parliament on the Importation of English Children, 1895; Marchmont request for information on potential guardians, 1920s; issue of ‘Marchmont News’, June 1925
7) ‘The Children’s Home-Finder: The Story of Annie MacPherson and Louisa Birt’ by Lilian M. Birt, London, 1913
8) Notes by Lois Foster on the Marchmont Home property, c.2000
9) Overhead transparencies used by James Gilchrist for presentations about the Marchmont Home, c.2004

Air Show poster and reproduction photographs of docks

  • CA ON00156 2019-121
  • Collection
  • 1911-1981

Collection comprises:
1) Four reproduction photographs annotated by Maurice Callaghan, showing the schooner Dundee, the old Grand Junction Railway dock as it appeared in 1911 (one photograph shows City Engineer William Lindsey) and a group of construction workers standing at the end of the government dock after its completion [1916].
2) Poster for the CFB Trenton 50th anniversary air show in 1981

Callaghan, Maurice

Kellaway family collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-123
  • Collection
  • 1863-c.2005

Materials collected by the Kellaway family.
Textual materials:
0) Photocopy of a letter written by Patrick Tighe from Virginia City, Nevada, on 3 January 1863
1) Printed Report of the County Valuators for Hastings County Council, 1866
2) Prospectus for Belleville Business College, c.1905
3) 'The Annual Announcement, Albert College, Belleville, Ontario', prospectus, 1913
4) '140 Years of Progress' U.E.L. souvenir, 1924
5) Program for 'The Girl in Red' musical comedy at the Empire Theatre, 9-11 July 1925
6) Share certificate for the Belleville Arena in the name of M. J. Callaghan, 1930
7) File containing folk songs collected from Tyendinaga Township by Bill Sipprell and Jim Downey in 1973
8) File of materials relating to a fur harvest and management course held in Napanee in 1982
9) 'Ellie Mae's Nifty Knits' volume of knitting patterns designed by Ellen Marie Kellaway (1961-2006), c.1992

Photographs:
10) View of south Front Street near the railway bridge, 1912
11) Photograph of children in confirmation clothes, c.1930
12) St. Mike's Regis Bowling League, April 1957
13) Boys in confirmation suits at the altar of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Belleville, Ontario, c.1970
14) & 15) Photographs of the stone building (former axe factory) at Station Street in Belleville, c.1980
16) People (including Theresa Kellaway) marching in a St. Patrick's Day parade on Front Street in Belleville, c.1990
17) Group of people outside the Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School Building, c.2000

Kellaway, Don

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

Deseronto Archives subject files

  • CA ON00156 DA SF
  • Collection
  • 1881-2007

A series of files originally maintained as vertical files in the Deseronto Archives, covering a wide range of topics related to the history of Deseronto, Ontario, and the surrounding area.

Deseronto Archives

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