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Murray Canal

A photocopy of a poster created in 1886 proclaiming "Murray Canal Demonstration! The preliminary opening of the Murray Canal will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 6th, '86 at Twelve O'Clock Point, near Trenton, by a grand Demonstration, at which Sir John A. MacDonald and Hon. Messrs. White, Foster & Bowell will be present."

Nick and Helma Mika collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 1
  • Collection
  • 1850-1999

The collection reflects the publishing interests of Nick and Helma Mika. It comprises four main series: photographic files, reference files, printing process files and other materials. The collection is strong in local history materials, particularly relating to the history of the United Empire Loyalists, railways, and the city of Belleville.

Mika, Helma

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

Railway : Grand Trunk Railway strike at Belleville, 1876-1877 / by Gerald E. Boyce

File contains a manuscript paper entitled “The Grand Trunk Railway Strike at Belleville, 1876-1877 : a brief outline,” presented by Gerald E. Boyce at a winter, 1965 meeting of the Belleville Rotary Club. The paper discusses the strike action by trainmen and the dispatch of police and companies of the local battalion to deal with strikers and their supporters.

Belleville Grand Trunk Railway Riot 1877

File contains a c.1877 copy of a telegram to Col.Powell in Ottawa, report of the Queen's Own suppressing railway mob in Belleville, c.1877 copy of telegram from Belleville City Council to Lt.Col. Durie of Toronto re military presence required to suppress uprising at Grand Trunk railway, and other miscellaneous documents on the c.1877 railway uprising of workers in Belleville.

The 'Monck' Road : colonization road, 1863

File contains newspaper articles concerning the history of the Monck Road, a colonization road primarily, but also intended as a less vulnerable military route between the Upper Great Lakes and the Ottawa Valley, passing near Bancroft, Ontario. The road was surveyed in 1864-1865 and named in honour of Governor-General, Lord Monck. Also included is typescript transcript of an article entitled "Was the Monck Road for Military Use?" / by Dr. J. J. Talman, first published in the Orillia Packet and Times, 27 June 1940

David Pershick collection of railway maps and plans

  • CA ON00156 2018-022
  • Collection
  • 1874-1964

Ontario Hydro maps for parts of Hastings County and copies of Grand Trunk Railway plans from Library and Archives Canada. Includes a photograph of Canadian National Railway employees at Belleville, Ontario (online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/39400300370/) and booklet C.T. 405 from Penn Central with "Special Instructions Governing Operation of Signals and Interlockings", 1968

Pershick, David

Skyway Bridge

Newspaper clipping with photograph of Skyway Bridge under construction, and McNews magazine of McNamara of Canada, June 1965, with an article on the construction project.

Railway Week Official Program

  • CA ON00156 2018-065
  • Item
  • 1964

Schedule of activities held in Belleville, Ontario during Railway Week, June 22-28, 1964. Includes photographs of locomotives. "Debbie Wade 1964" is written in ink on the front cover.

City of Belleville