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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

1885 Northwest Rebellion Campaign: list of “A” & “H” Company Belleville Veterans

File contains a photocopied typescript letter from Chas. S. Clapp to Lt. Col. William Nisbet Ponton dated October 29, 1914 concerning the A. and H Companies of the Midland Battalion at Batoche during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. Also present is a photocopied typescript list of veterans from the two companies who served during the Rebellion.

Letter from Capital City Chapter Masonic Lodge to W. N. Ponton

  • CA ON00156 2018-113
  • Item
  • 3 Mar 1919

Letter concerning levels of membership in the Capital City Chapter Masonic Temple of Albany, New York, written by Chapter secretary Charles Leonard Myers to William Nisbet Ponton of Belleville, Ontario.

Capital City Chapter No. 242 R.A.M.

Railway : Prince Edward & North Hastings Railways, Ponton letter

File contains a photocopied newspaper notice of a shareholders meeting of the Belleville and North Hastings Railway Company, 1 October 1878. Also present is manuscript letter from [G. Sergeant] General Manager of the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada 29 April 1891 to W.N. Ponton rejecting the extension of a double track at Belleville.

Gladstone & Sulphuret Goldmining Co., Belleville

File contains manuscript correspondence and corporate reports relating to the Gladstone and Sulphuret Gold Mining Company. Also present are mimeographed copies of a list of lands owned or controlled by W.N. Ponton in north Hastings ca. 1910, and a mimeographed copy of the results of a mineral analysis of Coe Hill, and Madoc area ores

Mines and Minerals : Hastings County

File contains several typescript reports and correspondence concerning the mineral resources and the treatment of ores, including gold, iron, and other minerals found in Hastings County. Also contains a printed prospectus of The Gladstone and Sulphuret Gold Mining Company of Ontario ca. 1881, which had temporary headquarters at Belleville.

Officers' Mess Kit : price list for complete kit, 1895

File contains a printed list of the item cost for a complete kit for an officers' mess, by Apsley, Pellatt & Co. China and Earthenware Manufacturers, London, England. Also present is a manuscript listing of file items in the W.N. Ponton Papers, 1896-[1908] with brief descriptions of the contents including memoranda, lectures and correspondence.

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