Letter from Preston North to his daughter, Alice (grandmother of the donor):
Deseronto Sept 14th 1939
Dear Alice, and all at home, The war has started I was glad to get your letter on sept 12th and I did not get any other letters you sent before Christmas. It is a fight to the finish Canada has gone to a finish no fooling this time. Returning men are going up by the thousands and no turning back. They have got into Warsaw and the women are fighting like tigers. I am very well but I don't work much only at my own clothes. 3 years war if not more. Hoping to hear from you at any time. Give my best wishes to all. From your father Preston North Deseronto Canada xxxx Bye bye
Scanned copy of photograph of Albert Loft Geen (1849-1941), who owned Geen's Drug Store in Belleville, Ontario, and was also an ordained minister who performed marriages for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.
Deseronto High School Central Ontario Inter-Scholastic League Champs FRONT - L. Bruyea, l.w.; F. Whitton, centre; Maurice Detlor, r.w.; C. McVicker, goal. TOP - J. Whitton, Manager; J. McVicker, Mascot; L. McVicker, sub.; M. Perry, r. defense; C. Cole, l. defense; F. Butzer, sub.; E. I. Gale, Principal of Deseronto High School. The picture is undated, but E. I. Gale was Principal of the school between 1922 and 1926. There is a high overlap of team members with the 1926-1927 team photograph, so this may be the 1925-1926 hockey team.
Deseronto High School Hockey Team Central Ontario Interscholastic Champs for the years 1926 and 1927 FIRST ROW - C. McVicker, goal; L. Bruyea, left wing; J. Whitton, Manager; F. Whitton, centre; Maurice Detlor, right wing. SECOND ROW - A. D. Campbell, Principal; C. Cole, left defense; B. Campbell, sub; L. McVicker, right defense; G. Green, sub; B. Brant, coach.
Photograph of a young woman with inscription reading "Dear Mother With best Love Lettie, Aug 12th 1903". The woman is possibly Lettie Howard (born Lettie Young: 1874-1961). Lettie Howard is the only person in Deseronto in the 1901 census with that first name. She married Robert Howard in Belleville on 10 April 1894.
Scanned photographs of Nealon family members (Denis, Jane, Margaret and Rose) of Marysville, Ontario, with four printed images of Denis Nealon and two pages of information about his father, Michael Nealon.
Digital copies of photographs taken by Sergeant Christopher Paulus Devos, a flight instructor for 84 Canadian Training Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force at Camp Mohawk near Deseronto, Ontario.
Five copies of photographs showing Louise Fitchett's house in Deseronto and Ken Melhoff as a young boy, c.1944-1946. Photocopy of an article from Our Canada magazine by Carolyn Lori about Joseph Laverture of Green Street, Deseronto, and his miniature cannons. Lavature was at one time the projectionist at Naylor's theatre in Deseronto.
List of names scanned from an autograph book owned by Agnes Sexsmith in 1929. Names are: Olive Hewitt Frank McCable Thelma Melburn Ralph Melburn Walter Winter Harold Winter WIlfrid Winter Eileen McAllister Percy Marshall Ross Marshall Andrew Tulluch Donald Tulluch Vincent Sexsmith