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Leo Bates Riggs

This series contains the following textual records and graphic material from the life of Leo Bates Riggs:

  • Documents, financial records, memberships ca. 1895-1956
  • Personal correspondence, business correspondence, Invitations, and Cardsca. 1901-1954
  • Pamphlets and Brochures ca. 1916, and 1952
  • Newspaper clippings dating from 1928-29, 1953, and 1956
  • Musical Notes, Documents, and Papers ca. 1911-17, and 1934
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbook

Riggs, Leo Bates

Stirling Public Utility Commission records

Records of the Stirling Public Utilities Commission, including:


  • Minutes, 1931-2001
  • Correspondence and pole-sharing agreements, 1933-1950
  • File of by-laws relating to water supply in Stirling, 1880-1995
  • Report and specifications for a water main system in Stirling by D. H. Fleming, consulting municipal engineer, 1931-1932; advertisement for the Canadian Line Materials Ltd. lighting system, c.1930
  • Power supply agreements with: Seymour Power & Electric Company Limited, 1909 and the Hydro-Electric Commission of Ontario, 1930
  • Correspondence with the Stirling Public Utilities Commission, 1967-1973, 1987
  • Stirling Public Utilities Commission agreements, 1988-1999
  • Correspondence concerning the purchase of property from the Hastings County Board of Education, 1994
  • Three photographs of Stirling, c.1925
  • Postcard of Bonarlaw, c.1910
  • Photograph of Rosa Spry, Eugene Burrell, Doug Robson and Herb Cox on Rosa's retirement, 1976
  • 7 photographs of Stirling electricity substation and new transformer, 1989
  • Photograph of a church choir, c.1990
  • 13 photographs of old water tower removal, 1991
  • File of miscellaneous items, including a program for the retirement dinner held for Frank Sprentall, secretary-manager from 1909 to 1960; letters of complaint about assessment valuations from the Bank of Montreal and Morton & Haight, 1910; adverts for R. Earl Fox anthracite coal, c.1930
  • File of newspaper clippings re Stirling Public Utilities Commission, 1987-1990
  • File of notes on the history of Stirling Public Utilities Commission, c.1980
  • Stirling Public Utility financial statements, 1974
  • Stirling Water sewer system disbursements, 1960-1977
  • Stirling Water accounts, 1978-1995
  • Stirling Water financial statements, 1985-2000
  • Stirling Water budget plans, 1987-1998
  • Stirling Water ledger sheets, 1994-2001


  • Steering Committee minutes, 1999-2000
  • Bank of Montreal bank book, 1978-1990
  • File of Line and Station Operating Diagrams, 1994
  • Electric Light Plant cash book, 1911-1930
  • Waterworks journal, 1931-1980
  • Stirling Hydro ledger, 1966-1978
  • Stirling Hydro disbursement journal, 1971-1975
  • Stirling Hydro commercial account ledger, 1974-1977
  • Sewer, water and Hydro cash books, 1975-1977 (four volumes)
  • Stirling Hydro billing journal, 1978-1979, with disbursements, 1976-1979
  • Stirling Hydro electric billing journal sheets, 1991-1997
  • Stirling waterworks account book, 1979-1989
  • Stirling waterworks account book, 1993-1994
  • Stirling waterworks account book, 1996-2000
  • Stirling P.U.C. expenditure journal, 1997-2001
  • Sale of Shares of Stirling-Rawdon Electrical Distribution Corporation to Hydro One Networks Inc., 2001


  • Two official stamps
  • Video of removal of water tower and installation of a replacement, 1991

Village of Stirling

Village of Stirling other records

Records relating to the Village of Stirling

  • Volume recording purchases of dog tags, 1936-1960, building permits, 1949-1973, and payment of parking tickets, 1958-1971
  • Water permit books, 1969-1971 and 1971-1973
  • Sewer permit books, 1969-1971
  • Building permit books, 1968, 1969, 1969-1970, 1970-1971, 1971-1972, 1972
  • Files of building permits, 1949-1967
  • File concerning a series of Wartime Housing Limited houses on Highway 14 and Nancy Street north of Wellington Street in Stirling, including house plans, 1947
  • Village of Stirling list of households and population, 1963-1964
  • File of correspondence concerning the proposed designation of the Stirling Grand Trunk-CN railway station as a heritage building, 2004
  • Cinefilm in container marked 'Murray Mather, Secretary-Treasurer District 16 PLBA of Ont, Property of District 16' [Murray Mather won a lawn bowling trophy for District 16 in 1972]
  • Plan of lands around the High School property on Church Street in Stirling by John T. Ransom, 14 April 1960
  • Uniform of the Village of Stirling By-Law Officer and two peaked caps, one with 'Chief' badge

Village of Stirling

Printed materials

Printed items:

  • Provincial Statistics of Canada, 1850
  • Journal of Education, Volume 3, Toronto, 1850
  • Holy Bible, 1870
  • Ontario Department of Agriculture, Appendix to Annual Report of the Agricultural Societies, 1923
  • Natural Resources Intelligence Service, Department of the Interior, Ottawa report on Hastings County, Ontario, with special reference to its resources and industries, 1930 (includes a map of resources in the county and a map of industries)
  • Ontario Department of Municipal Affairs, Annual Report of Municipal Statistics, 1938
  • Official commemorative booklet for the opening of the County of Hastings Administration Building, January 18th, 1961
  • Hastings County Council Budget, 1973
  • Highlands of Hastings Tourist Association, Hastings County Tourist Region guide, c.1977

Stirling Theatre materials

Records relating to the Stirling Festival Theatre:

  • Five blueprint plans of Stirling Theatre by J. F. Houston, traced by Charles A. Mott of Belleville, 9 July 1927
  • Stirling Theatre ledger, 1927-1948
  • Three plans showing kitchen facilities and Council Chambers at Stirling Community Centre, with annotated copies of each, 1970
  • File of minutes of Stirling Theatre Board of Management, 1991-1998
  • File relating to the Stirling Festival Theatre restoration fund, 1997-1999

Other records

The volumes include:

  • Fence viewers' awards on ditches and fences in Tyendinaga Township, 1884-1891
  • Tyendinaga Community Hall Board minutes and expenses, 1962-1965
  • Tyendinaga Community Hall Board minutes, 1968-1984
  • Financial journal of Tyendinaga Township Public Library, 1994-1998

Published materials

The volumes include:

  • Tenth Volume of the Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, 30th May to 30th August 1851 (with four volumes of appendices)
  • Eleventh Volume of the Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, 19th August 1852 to 14th June 1853 (with three volumes of appendices)
  • The Municipal Manual, 1874
  • Murray's Interest Tables, 1928
  • Four binders of appendices of the Richmond Landfill Expansion Environmental Assessment, 2005
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