Materials include: 1) Transcription by Lois Foster of an interview from the Daily Intelligencer of 21 November 1903 with Arthur McGinnis, Moira Lodge historian, on 'The Fraternal Societies of Belleville', focusing on the Freemasons 2) Biographical information compiled by the Historical Committee [of Hastings County Historical Society?] in 1982, and introduction to Betsy Boyce's book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', 2000 3) Newspaper clippings relating to Mackenzie Bowell, 1982-2005 4) Correspondence, research materials and speech by Gerry Boyce in relation to the Ontario Heritage Foundation plaque on Mackenzie Bowell's former home at 194 William Street, Belleville, 1982-1984
A mix of catalogues showcasing locks and associated building hardware for all the companies involved, but focusing on Corbin. Box of files includes inter company correspondence, newspaper clippings, log books, photographs and shares. A number of other books include a job book for cylinder keys, manufacturing order books and department specific log books. Two awards are also included, 1 for the efforts of a flood control team in 1981 and 1 safety award received in 1960. The fonds also includes a plastic Corbin sign and a key made at the plant.
File contains a manuscript letter dated 3 May 1887 from J. W. Meacham, Postmaster to Hon. Mackenzie Bowell , Minister of Customs concerning the proposed hiring of a clerk for the Belleville Post Office
File contains miscellaneous legal papers including manuscript writs of execution against goods and lands, writs of summons and copies of manuscript and typescript correspondence to the Sheriff of Lennox and Addington County from Belleville barristers and solicitors.
File contains a 1967 Intelligencer article on Sir Mackenzie Bowell and an anecdote about Mackenzie Bowell as remembered by Mr. M. Pope in 1958. There are also newspaper clippings about life in Belleville during the 1890s.
File contains a c.1950 invitation to a reception for the Hon. and Mrs. Lewis Laurent; a c.1960 invitation to a reception for the Hon. William Jennings Bryan; and the following newspaper clips: Marquis of Aberdeen who visited Belleville c.1919 died, Prime Minister visits Belleville c.1950 and partakes in a ceremony to honor Sir Mackenzie Bowell, and Richard Nixon visits Belleville c.1957.