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Digital photographs of architectural drawings of proposed home in Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.12
  • Collection
  • 1892

Digital images taken on April 9th, 2015, of the Langley and Burke architectural plans of a proposed house on Stanley Avenue, Deseronto, Ontario, for Edward Wilkes Rathbun, made May 20th, 1892. The original plans are held at the Archives of Ontario.

Langley & Burke

Vandervoort family collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.16
  • Collection
  • 1917-c.1930

Scans and digital photographs of images relating to Dr Elgin Vandervoort and his family, taken from an album belonging to his family and loaned for the purpose. Include pictures of May Vandervoort and her husband, Hugh Rothwell, who met her when he was installing electricity to Deseronto. They married on September 1st, 1917 in Deseronto.

Lawlor family collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.15
  • Collection
  • 1960s-2014
  1. 89 digtial scans of materials relating to Ralph Lawlor’s time in the Deseronto Fire Department and as Chair of the Deseronto Public Utilities Commission, 1960s–2014.
  2. Photocopies of newspaper articles featuring Deseronto history/postcards.

Donald B. Smith collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.14
  • Collection
  • 1965-2015
  1. Eight photocopies of pages of the Kingston Whig Standard, each featuring people and news from the Tyendinaga Reserve and published daily between February 22, and February 27, 1965.
  2. Profile of Sacred Feathers, or Rev. Peter Jones (1802-1856) by Donald Smith, published in Touchstone, vol. 33, no.1 (February 2015), 59-66
  3. Chapter 2 from Macdonald at 200 (published 2014), ‘Macdonald’s Relationship with Aboriginal Peoples’ by Donald Smith (21 pages)

Smith, Donald B.

Deseronto Lioness Club collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.07
  • Collection
  • 1974-1984

Membership award presented to the Deseronto Lions Club by Lions International "In Recognition of Outstanding Support of the Founders Growth Program".

J. Allan Smith Royal Flying Corps Training Camps Collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2001.11-14, 16-33
  • Collection
  • 1917-1918, [ca. 1983]

Collection comprises photographs of the two First World War Royal Flying Corps training camps at Deseronto, Ontario and notes for an unpublished book, 'Wings Over Deseronto', on the history of the camps. Camp Mohawk and Camp Rathbun were in operation between May 1917 and November 1918, training men to be pilots for the Western Front. The photographs in this collection are originals and reproductions depicting the aircraft, staff and cadets of the Royal Flying Corps, principally in the Deseronto camps, but also at Camps Borden and Leaside (Ontario) and Camp Taliaferro, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Smith, James Allan

Report on Heritage Houses in Belleville and book on Dominion Bank robbery

  • CA ON00156 2020-031
  • Collection
  • 1900,1993
  1. Photocopy of book Not Guilty: The Dominion Bank Robbery by Mack Holt. 1900
  2. Report on Heritage Houses in Belleville [Noseworthy house at 184 William Street and Glanmore National Historic Site] by Randy S. Ward, 1993
  3. Photographs, transparencies and slides relating to the houses in the report

Ward, Randy S.

Newspaper collection

  • Collection
  • 1833-

The Community Archives has an extensive collection of original local newspapers, as well as microfilm copies of the Intelligencer, the Hastings Chronicle, and the Daily Ontario.

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

BCIVS 'Elevator' collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-39
  • Collection
  • 1953-1961, 1978

Seven volumes of the 'Elevator' publication of Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School, from:

  • 1953-1954
  • 1955-1956
  • 1956-1957
  • 1957-1958
  • 1958-1959
  • 1959-1960
  • 1960-1961

Also a list of prize winners and entrants into the 50th Anniversary juried Arts and Crafts Show at BCIVS in 1978 and a promotional pen with the name of the school on it.

Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School

Elevator publications

  • CA ON00156 2020-026
  • Collection
  • 1932-1978

Editions of the Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School publication Elevator for the following years:

  • 1932
  • 1936
  • 1937
  • 1937-1938
  • 1938-1939
  • 1940
  • 1940-1941
  • 1941-1942
  • 1945-1946
  • 1946-1947
  • 1947-1948
  • 1949-1950
  • 1950-1951
  • 1951-1952
  • 1952-1953
  • 1953-1954
  • 1962-1963
  • 1963-1964

Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School

Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, papers of the Dafoe, Lloyd and Reid families

  • CA ON00156 2020-022
  • Collection
  • 1785-1964

Papers collected by members of the Dafoe, Lloyd and Reid families of Thurlow and Sidney Townships, Hastings County. The collection includes:

  1. 1899 [solicitor's?] account book used as scrapbook for newspaper clippings about hymns and Methodism (some entries from the account book are still visible), 1940s. Includes an essay from 1921 on the benefits of music for improving society.
  2. Newspaper clippings, 1916-1964
  3. Various receipts and flyers, including advertisements for a Copperstyle washing machine and wringer, and a bagless vacuum cleaner, 1929-1954
  4. Orders of service from various United Churches, including one to be used at the end of hostilities in the Second World War, 1911-1950 and International Plowing Match promotional materials from 1961
  5. Photograph of Keitha Lloyd as a child, c.1910; postcards of Potters Creek camp ground, 1930s; text of a talk by Norma Lloyd Dafoe on the first automobile in Belleville, c.1950
  6. 1940s scrapbook on anniversaries and churches made using an edition of Star Weekly of 27 May 1944
  7. Digital copies of notes on the family history of the Wilmot, Merritt, Chisholm and Wartman families, 1785-1940

Dafoe (family)

Howard family collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2011.10
  • Collection
  • 1905-1976

1) Order of Service for the inauguration of the Foresters’ Orphanage on Foresters' Island, Deseronto, August 5, 1905
2) Scanned photograph of Herbert Joseph Howard (1864-1920), accountant at the Bank of Montreal, Deseronto between 1906/7-1920
3) Scanned photograph of Florence Ashworth, wife of John P. Ashworth, manager of the Bank of Montreal, Deseronto, 1903-1923 (c.1914)
4) Scanned photograph of John Brian Ashworth, son of John P. Ashworth, manager of the Bank of Montreal, Deseronto, 1903-1923 (c.1914)
5) ‘Souvenir and Programme’ of the 1929 Loyalist celebrations in Deseronto
6) Article on the history of the Layer Cake Hall in Bath, Ontario, by Muhammad Arif, Larry Pearson and Godfrey Spragge, September 1976

Economic Development publications for Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2016.03
  • Collection
  • 2001-2012

Materials relating to economic development in Deseronto, including a feature in ‘Great Lakes Cruiser’ magazine, August 2001; Land inventory and promotional materials about the town, 2003; Downtown Revitalization Project handouts, 2007; 2012 Naylor’s Theatre historical fundraising calendar (annotated by Town’s Edge B&B).

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: photographs and news clippings (part of the Floyd Marlin collection - stored in box 46), 1950-1997

Deseronto Cemetery Company materials

  • CA ON00156 DA 2008.07
  • Collection
  • 1888-1977

Deseronto Cemetery Company out-letter book (some entries too faint to read), 1888-1898
‘The Cemetery Lot Book’ List of cemetery lot numbers (1-900) and the price per lot, [1888]
Deseronto Cemetery Company ledger. Includes names of stock-holders, lists of expenses and lots sold (by date), 1888-1907
Deseronto Cemetery Company ledger, including plot-owners’ names and some addresses. Front board detached (has printed schedule of fees attached to it from 1 June 1930), 1928-1954
(2008.07/1) Deseronto Cemetery Company journal of receipts and expenses from 1 June 1928 to 27 Feb 1950
(2008.07/2) Deseronto Cemetery receipts and disbursements from 1 Jan 1950 to 5 Feb 1960
(2008.07/3) Deseronto Cemetery receipts and expenditure, 24 Jan 1966 to 4 July 1977

Deseronto Cemetery Company

Sheet music collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2005.1111
  • Collection
  • 1905-1911

Collection includes:

  • Transcriptions of Popular Songs for the Piano: “Home Sweet Home” by J.H. Slack Op. 3, 1905
  • “Grand Opera Bits”, selected and arranged by Geo. Rosey. “A Selection From the Most Popular Operas”, 1906
  • “You’ll Have to Wait till My Ship Comes In”. Words by Rev. Shields, Music by Geo. Evans, 1906
  • "Love and Flowers" by F. Aldrich, 1908
  • The Original Piano Bell and Chime Novelty: “Evening Chimes Reverie”, by Bert L. Futton and “Sunset on the St. Lawrence” by Maxime Heller, 1910
  • Selected Compositions for the Piano by Modern Masters ( Series II: “Remember Me), 1911
  • “Bridal Roses” Waltzes by Jos. M. Daly, 1912
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