1) Large format photographs (mostly mounted) which were formerly on display in Deseronto Town Hall. Town Council portraits from the following years: 1967 1971 [1970s] 1982-1985 1985-1988 1988-1991 1991-1994 1997-2000 2000-2003 2003-2006 Mounted copy of letter asking E.W. Rathbun to be Mayor in 1889 Letters of congratulations on 100th anniversary of Deseronto in 1989 Photo of Town Hall Portraits of Glenn Balcour as Warden of Hastings County 2) Four files of press cuttings relating to Deseronto Town Council from 1970s to 2003, covering water works, policing, taxes, events
Letter from Gael Blake reminiscing about her childhood in Deseronto, 2006 and 2007. Photocopy of a photograph of the Deseronto Fire Departmen, c.1965, with list of names: Captain Jim McVicker, Percy Knight, Don Hubble, Bennie Brant?, Grant Venton, Don 'Buff' Whitton, Don Kimmett, Ralph Lawlor, Jack Hamilton, Mitch Roebuck, Vern Boomhower, Al Fraser, Frank Tinney.
1) ‘Souvenir and Programme’ of the 1929 Loyalist celebrations in Deseronto 2) ‘Deseronto is 100 Years Old this Year’ article from the Napanee Beaver, c. May 1971 (mentions Rathbun head office building as being owned by Redi-Heat appliance manufacturers, later by Dravo and "now empty") 3) ‘Deserontonian of the week’ newspaper article from the Napanee Beaver about Gerald and Kay Lott, owners of a Deseronto jewelry store from 1950-1982 (the approximate date of the article).
Four ribbons from ‘Deseronto’s 100th Anniversary Homecoming 1989’, a red one for first prize, a dark blue for second prize, a white for third prize and a pale blue for ‘I particpated’. Duplicate ribbons were discarded.
Twenty two colour photographs of skateboard park and BMX bike track at bottom of Mill Street, Deseronto, early 2000s. Brochure from REC Ramps, manufacturer of modular skateboard ramps for concrete or asphalt pads. REC Ramps’ website was active between 2002 and 2006.
Deseronto Cemetery Company out-letter book (some entries too faint to read), 1888-1898 ‘The Cemetery Lot Book’ List of cemetery lot numbers (1-900) and the price per lot,  Deseronto Cemetery Company ledger. Includes names of stock-holders, lists of expenses and lots sold (by date), 1888-1907 Deseronto Cemetery Company ledger, including plot-owners’ names and some addresses. Front board detached (has printed schedule of fees attached to it from 1 June 1930), 1928-1954 (2008.07/1) Deseronto Cemetery Company journal of receipts and expenses from 1 June 1928 to 27 Feb 1950 (2008.07/2) Deseronto Cemetery receipts and disbursements from 1 Jan 1950 to 5 Feb 1960 (2008.07/3) Deseronto Cemetery receipts and expenditure, 24 Jan 1966 to 4 July 1977
Materials relating to economic development in Deseronto, including a feature in ‘Great Lakes Cruiser’ magazine, August 2001; Land inventory and promotional materials about the town, 2003; Downtown Revitalization Project handouts, 2007; 2012 Naylor’s Theatre historical fundraising calendar (annotated by Town’s Edge B&B).
Scans and digital photographs of images relating to Dr Elgin Vandervoort and his family, taken from an album belonging to his family and loaned for the purpose. Include pictures of May Vandervoort and her husband, Hugh Rothwell, who met her when he was installing electricity to Deseronto. They married on September 1st, 1917 in Deseronto.
Photo of Lucinda Hill wiith her children (from left): Susan, Elizabeth and James, and her grand-daughter, Elsie (Elizabeth's daughter). Lucinda was born on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in around 1843, the daughter of Isaac and Catherine Hill and she married another Isaac Hill. By the time of the 1871 census she was a widow, living with her three children (Elizabeth, 10, James, 8 and Susan 5) in the household of her nephew, William Claus. Elsie was 15 at the time of the 1901 census, when she was living in Deseronto, Ontario with her mother and grandmother. In the photograph, she looks about five or six years old, which would date the portrait to around 1892. The photo was taken by Herbert A. Osborne, who was active in Deseronto in the mid-1890s. The image has damaged edges and is broken into two pieces.
Mounted photograph of the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer and the Manse in St. George Street, Deseronto, Ontario. Taken by James Fairbairn, photographer (born 1866) in around 1910.
Photo of Deseronto High School
Photo album – none of the images identified. Inscribed “To Lizzie from a little fried Weber Featherstonhaugh Deseronto Ont”
Martine’s Handbook of Etiquette
Common Sense in the Household
Searchlights or Light on Dark Corners
The Victory Readers Book I
Pocket Ready Reckoner
Photograph of Cyril W. Bird [married in Belleville 1891, evangelist – died in Africa, 12 Feb 1896]
Letter from James Hill to his sister, Susan Maracle, 1904
Various loose papers: permit to leave Canada for William Smith, 1918, Christmas Card, newspaper cuttings of marriages and obituaries; ‘In Memoriam” 1898 publication on the death of Frederick Sherwood Rathbun; instructions on removing afterbirth from cows[?]; marriage certificate for William Smith and Lydia Claus, 1902; stub of marriage certificate of David Powliss and Harriet Baptiste, 1917; embroidery reading “Thou Art my Hope”
Printed ‘Rules of Order of the Municipal Council of the Town of Deseronto’ 18 Feb 1889
Printed pro-forma for a certificate of public recognition by the town of Halifax for service in the Second World War (with pencilled alterations to make reference to Deseronto instead), 1945
Printed booklet on ‘The Future of the Liberal Party’, address by Brooke Claxton, Minister of National Defence, 4 Aug 1948
Auditor’s report on road expenditures for the Town of Deseronto, 1949
Edition of ‘Roads and Road Construction’ journal, March 1951, Vol. 29, no. 339
Leases between the Town of Deseronto and the Deseronto Lions Club (of the Skating Rink) and Deseronto Boating Club (part of the old saw mill property), 1953-1954
Published report by the Select Committee on Indian Affairs on ‘Civil Liberties and Rights of Indians [Indigenous People] in Ontario’, 19 Mar 1954
Letter from J.D. Lee and Company to the Deseronto Medical Officer of Health, Dr W. H. Duffett, with two copies of blueprint relating to modifications to the septic tank of the Deseronto Public School, 4 Dec 1956
Photograph of a ‘Quinte Fuel Co.’ promotional miniature coal scuttle. The company was listed in the Deseronto telephone directory in 1919 (with the telephone number 44, as on the scuttle). It was still in existence in the 1970s.