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Digital copy of a photograph of George Hamilton Backus

  • CA ON00156 2022-005
  • Item
  • c.1890

Portrait of George Hamilton Backus (1830-1904). He worked for Brown's foundry in Belleville, and was a member of City Council in 1885 and a public school trustee. He was also a member of the volunteer fire brigade and associated with the 49th Hastings Rifles. He was a member of St. John's Presbyterian Church.

Mounted clippings with drawings of Belleville institutions

  • CA ON00156 2021-026
  • File
  • 1840-1876

Three mounted newspaper clippings with printed illustrations of Belleville institutions:

  1. Deaf and Dumb Asylum, November 1870
  2. Albert College, December 1870
  3. Marchmont House, 1876

Also a reproduction of HC01468 (view of Bridge Street West in 1840). This item was originally donated to Glanmore National Historic Site by Edith Clapp in March 2015 (as 005.502.005).

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

Belleville Central School and St. Thomas church photographs

  • CA ON00156 2015-13
  • File
  • 1891-1901

Four photographs:

  1. Class photograph of children at Belleville Central School (later Victoria School), c.1891
  2. Class photograph of children at Belleville Central School (later Victoria School), c.1891
  3. Choir of St. Thomas's Anglican Church, Belleville, 1893
  4. Helen Corby's Young Men's Class of St. Thomas's Sunday School, Belleville, 1901

Photograph of crashed car

  • CA ON00156 2021-100
  • Item
  • c.1955

Photo has the name "Stew Meeks" stamped on the back (possibly intended to refer to Stu Meeks, resident of Belleville and City Councillor).

Palmer family photograph album

  • CA ON00156 2021-093
  • Item
  • c.1908-1920

Photograph album with snapshots of children and pets. Some of the images show cars, trains, and manufacturing sites in and around Trenton, Ontario. One photograph shows Harry Palmer after winning the Deacon Road Race between Trenton and Belleville on 7 September 1908.

Ron Buskard collection

  • CA ON00156 2021-095
  • Collection
  • 1871-1978

Collection of items, including:

  1. Reproduction of a book on The Railways of Canada, originally published in 1871
  2. Valentine postcard of the Bay of Quinte Bridge, c.1910
  3. "Some Bay of Quinte Reminiscences" by W. C. Mikel, 1922
  4. Postcard of Belleville flood on Front Street, 1936
  5. Name tag from Belleville Centennial celebrations, 1978

Digital photographs of Collip memorial unveiling events

  • CA ON00156 2021-089
  • File
  • 16 October 2021

Photographs of participants and guests in events held on 16 October 2021 to mark the unveiling of the Dr. James Bertram Collip Reflective Gardens in Belleville, Ontario. Guests included Dr. Alison Li, author of a biography of Collip, and Major Charles Wyatt, Collip's great-grandson. Also present were MP Ryan Williams, MPP Todd Smith, Mayor Mitch Panciuk, Warden Rick Phillips, Rihanna Harris, and Collip Committee members Richard Hughes and Ian Sullivan.

Warren, Marilyn

Plan of subdivision in Plainfield

  • CA ON00156 2021-088
  • Item
  • 1877

Plan of subdivision creating Bay and Cross Streets in Plainfield, Thurlow Township, Ontario. Text reads: "Plan of Town lots laid out on the front of the East Half of lot number twenty three in the Seventh concession of the Township of Thurlow in the County of Hastings, Surveyed for the proprietor Josephy Fletcher Mackencie [Mackenzie] , By John Emerson P.L.S. October 1877. Scale one chain to an Inch. This plan is correct and is prepared under the provisions of the Registrations of Titles (Ontario) Act. John Emerson P.L.S. Duplicate Plan registered the first day of June A. D. 1878." The lot at the southeast corner is identified as "Halls Tavern Lot".

Emerson, John, P.L.S.

Sherman family collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-102
  • Collection
  • 1894-1897, 1967

Collection comprises 22 photographs showing people hunting and fishing on Georgian Bay (1894-1897) and Samuel George Beatty's orange grove in California. Also an example of a Bay of Quinte tartan sash made by Olwen Sherman for members of the YMCA Y's Men and Menettes (c.1967).

Lazier family photographs

  • CA ON00156 2021-077
  • Collection
  • 1870-1975

Tintypes and photographs taken or collected by members of the Lazier family of Belleville, Ontario. There are 10 tintypes, all showing groups of two or more young men. The other photographs were taken in Belleville between 1900 and 1975.

Lazier, Alford Foster

Items transferred from the Belleville Intelligencer

  • CA ON00156 2021-075
  • Collection
  • 1903-2017

Collection of materials comprising:

  1. Photograph of Intelligencer press room, 1903
  2. Framed and mounted front page of the Daily Ontario for 28 April 1924 (with Gwen Lazier story)
  3. Belleville Diesel Electric O.H.A. Senior Hockey Club programme, 1949-1950 (donated by Harm Bisschop)
  4. Framed aerial photograph of Belleville by Richard Lumbers, June 1965
  5. Printing proof for front page of The Intelligencer of 14 June 1977
  6. Quinte Air Show calendar, 2017

Intelligencer

Digital copy of a photograph of the Belleville Memos hockey team

  • CA ON00156 2021-071
  • Item
  • 1955

Members of the Belleville Memos hockey team, 1954-1955
Back row: Claude Tice, Vern Goyer, Hub Macey, Ted Degray, Jack Wade Red Doran, John Mockerr, Jerry Hyde
Middle row: Art Charleton, Peter Jones, Davey Jones, Frank Betioll, Doug (Knobber) Day, Bob Wilson, Drury Denyes
Front row: Tony Parisi, Keith MacDonald, Edwin Duncan, Bruce Smith, Erwin Duncan, Doug Hull, Don (Turk) Barclay, Doug Murray

Sir Gilbert Parker collection

  • Collection
  • 1902-1915

The Gilbert Parker collection consists of three folders. The first contains pieces of correspondence, primarily to Col. W.N. Ponton. Amoung the items he sent to Ponton were two propogandist pamphlets by Reverend H.M. Gwatkin and William Archer respectively. The second folder contains two of his publications, of which the poem "Was it Some Golden Star" was put to music by Edward Elgar, and two publications directed towards the United States with the aim of bringing them into World War I on the British side. The final folder contains items from the Gilbert Parker Banquet in 1902 with items including a menu and an invitation.

Parker, Sir Gilbert

Negatives from Madoc Public Library

  • 2021-063
  • Collection
  • c. 1900s-1910s

The collection contains 8 glass negatives depicting group portraits of men, women and children in farmland and indoor settings. There are also images of farmhouses.

F. Henry F. Skill railway photos

  • CA ON00156 1989-7
  • Collection
  • c. 1970s-1990s

Contains photographs of railway stations, boxcars, tracks, roadbeds, and bridges in Hastings County. There are also images of maps, factories and abandoned sites.

F. Henry F. Skill

W.H. Waldorf records

  • CA ON00156 1985-01
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1938

This fonds contains one folder of family records, twenty-seven folders of invoices from the following businesses:

  • W.M. Davies Pork Packers and Provision Merchants of Toronto, 1917
  • Dominion Sugar Companies Limited of Chatham, 1917
  • S. Domenico, Wholesale Fruit Merchants of Belleville, 1912-1917
  • Eby-Blain Limited, Wholesale Importing and Manufacturing Grocers of Toronto, 1916-1917
  • Grand Trunk Railroad System, 1917
  • R.B. Hayhoe & Company Importers of Teas and Coffees, Confectioners Supplies of Toronto, 1917
  • H.J. Heinz Company of Toronto, 1916-1917
  • Hodgens and Roberts Limited Tobacconists, Scales and Roberts Company Limited Tobacconists of Toronto, 1917
  • L.P. Hughes Flour and Feeds, Seeds, Rolled Oats and All Kinds of Breakfast Cereals of Belleville, 1917
  • Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario – Central Ontario System-Trenton, 1917-1918
  • P.C. Larkin and Company Tea Merchants of Toronto, 1917
  • S.B. McClung, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc. of Trenton, 1917
  • W.E. Mayhew – Trent Valley Mills of Trenton 1916-1917
  • William Patterson and Son Company of Belleville, 1916 to 1918
  • Wm. Rennie Company Limited Seeds of Toronto, 1916-1917
  • George A. Robertson and Son Limited, Wholesale Groceries of Kingston, 1908-1917
  • John Sloan & Company of Belleville, 1917
  • Swift Canadian Company of Toronto, 1917
  • Telfer Bros. Limited of Toronto, 1917
  • Trenton Garage, 1916 1917
  • White and Company Limited Fruit, Produce and Fish of Toronto, 1917
  • Dalley Products Limited of Hamilton, 1917
  • W.J. Crothers Company of Kingston, 1917
  • R.B. Cooper of Belleville, 1917
  • Belleville Creameries, 1917
  • Belleville Cider and Vinegar Company, 1917
  • Bell Telephone of Trenton, 1917
  • Armstrong and Paffard of Toronto, 1917

There is also: one folder containing pages from a ledger, one cash book volume, one folder of sales slips with a sales slip book, and one folder of receipts, orders and correspondence.
There is a folder containing land deeds and personal papers.

Waldorf, William H.

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