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Vernon's City of Belleville Directories

  • CA ON00156 VER
  • Collection
  • 1909-2004

Vernon's directories, containing street-by-street listings of residents and alphabetical listings for the City of Belleville for the following years: 1909 (Held by Belleville Public Library) 1911 (Held by Belleville Public Library) 1913 (Held by Belleville Public Library) 1918 (Held by Glanmore National Historic Site) 1920 (Held by Glanmore National Historic Site) 1924 1928 1930 1932 1934 1938 1940 (Held by Glanmore National Historic Site) 1942 (Held by Glanmore National Historic Site) 1944 (Held by Glanmore National Historic Site) 1949 1951 1953 1957 1959 1961 1963 1972 1974 1986 1992 1994 1999 2003
*2004

Henry Vernon & Son

Reverend A. Newton Reid collection

  • CA ON00156 2017-35
  • Collection
  • 1931

Items collected by Reverend A. N. Reid, including:

  • six postcards of Stirling, Ontario views
  • annual report for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Stirling
  • order of service for Easter Sunday, 5 April 1931, for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Stirling
  • obituary from the Stirling News-Argus for James Ralph, 1931
  • two electricity bills from the Stirling Hydro Electric System, addressed to Reverend Reid, October and November 1931

Reid, A. Newton

First World War photographs

  • CA ON00156 2012-14
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

Photographs of military personnel, taken during the First World War. Some are signed 'R.G.S.', including a photograph of the Halifax Explosion. The collection also includes a set of Ottawa street scenes.

Individuals identified in the photographs include: Jim Parm, Petty Officer Pace, Ted Lazier, Ted Wallbridge, Keith Petepiece, Reg Stevens [probably Reginald Garnet Stevens, 1896-1971, the R.G.S. who took the photographs], P. Domville, Colonel W. J. McEllinny.

Ottawa street scenes depict: Parliament Hill, Lovers Walk, Government House, Chateau Laurier, the Eastern Departmental Block, Interprovincial Bridge, City Hall Square, the Rideau Canal locks.

Grace B. Waters photograph albums

  • CA ON00156 GBW
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1946

The First World War photograph album contains about 164 black and white or sepia photographs, 1 cartoon entitled "The same old moon", 1 coloured pencil sketch of a nurse. The album is Kodak's "Gallia" model (32.5x26x2cm) in plain black, textured leatherette. The photographs vary greatly in size from 21 x 14.5 cm to 8.5 X5.9 cm. About 40 of the photographs are signed either "E.R. Owen" or "E.R.O.". The first photograph is marked in pencil, "Donor G.B.Waters". Many of the photographs depict the Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Cliveden, England. Many images depict the hospital at the time of a visit by King George V and Queen Mary, a visit by Sir Robert Borden, and a visit by Winston Churchill. There are images of the hospital wards both indoors and out, the cafeteria, the linen supply, and many patients (a lot of the patients seem to be wearing special issue hospital shoes) and nurses. Subjects include: nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps; funerals; women ambulance drivers; trenches, military hospitals.

The second album dates from 1916 to 1921. Identified locations include: Athabaska Hall; Banff (Alberta); Red Deer; Lake St. Helena; Edmonton; Sylvan Lake; Mount Royal; Montreal (from M.G.H.); Fort William [Thunder Bay]; Lake of the Woods; Moose Jaw; Markerville; Innisfail; New York. There are several photographs of farm scenes and some of medical personnel in white coats, holding human bones.

The third album includes photographs taken at a graduation at McGill University in Montreal; scenes of Niagara Falls; photographs of cars; two photographs of hospital rooms.

This collection also includes an annual report for Kingston General Hospital, 1906; a brochure for Queen's University Hospital in Cairo, c.1915; five panoramic postcards of Le Tréport, France, c.1915; a letter from 'Elsa' of Dickson, Alberta to Ivy, Clifford and Lloyd, discussing her new job as head of a teacher training department in Ethiopia, dated 5 August 1946, and two sheets of song lyrics for the following songs:
Sheet 1
Cupid is the Captain of the Army
I've Said My Last Farewell
Those Songs My Mother Used to Sing
The Bull-Frog and the Coon
Poker Love
The Good Old U.S.A.
So Long Mary
The Tale of a Stroll
Lazy Moon

Sheet 2
Fishing
I Would Like to Marry You
As We Swing, Sweetheart
Drummer Song
Dear Old Johnstown
When I Rode on the Choo Choo Cars
I Fell in Love With Polly
Hey! Mister Joshua
Hiram Green, Good-Bye
It Makes Me Think of Home, Sweet, Home

Waters, Grace Brown

Postcards of Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 2020-047
  • Collection
  • 1911-1912

Postcards showing street scenes and buildings in Deseronto, Ontario. The cards were mailed to Dora Mater (later Marr) by Cassie and May, friends of Dora's in Deseronto.

Marr, Ella Dora

Deseronto Post newspapers

  • Collection
  • 1916-1951

Issues of the Deseronto Post newspaper, with many gaps. Largely complete from 1948-1950.

Belleville Fire Department materials

  • CA ON00156 2018-154
  • Collection
  • 1925-1985

Items include reproduction photographs of nine Belleville Fire Chiefs: William J. Brown (1915-1929), William Lynch (1929-1948), Gerald Vance (1948-1965), Thomas E. Poste (1965-1969), Leo Culhane (1969-1977), Fred Hosking (1977-1985), Raymond Reid (1985), Gordon Gazley (1986-2008), Rhéaume Chaput (2008-2013); print of a hand pump, 1925; typescript information about automatic sprinkler systems, c.1960; photograph of St. Thomas's Church, Belleville, in flames, 1975.

Belleville Fire Department

Printed card of painting by Eve Lucy for Keep BCI in the Picture campaign

  • CA ON00156 2020-046
  • 1997

Printed card produced by BCIVS 2000 campaign with a reproduction of an artwork called "East Side, West Side" by Eve Lucy, which was donated to BCIVS 2000 by Annetta Green. The card has been annotated with the names of the Belleville buildings featured in the painting:

  1. City Hall
  2. Jamieson Bone Building
  3. Bridge St. United Church
  4. St. Thomas Anglican Church
  5. Glamore (museum)
  6. Dr. Stock's House
  7. Jamieson Bone House
  8. Doug Boyle's House
  9. B.C.I.V.S.
  10. Old County Court House
  11. Tabernacle United Church
  12. St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church
  13. Albert College
  14. Women's Christian Home
  15. The Buckley Home
  16. Billa Flint Home
  17. Leona Riggs Home
  18. Water Tower

BCIVS 2000

John Doran collection of photographs

  • CA ON00156 2016-22
  • Collection
  • 1950s

These images of Belleville, Ontario locations were used for teaching at the Ontario School for the Deaf (now the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf), probably in the 1950s. The images depict:

  • Armouries
  • Government Dock
  • Deacon Brothers shirt factory
  • Victoria Park and harbour
  • Tabernacle United Church
  • Belleville Public Works building
  • Belleville City Hall and Council Chamber
  • Hastings County Shire Hall and Council Chamber
  • Belleville Police Station
  • St. Thomas Anglican Church
  • Belleville Pump House
  • Registry Office
  • Victoria Avenue Baptist Church

The collection also includes a colour print of 'Keep BCI in the Picture' a reproduction of 'East Side, West Side' by Eve Lucy, printed by Market High as part of the campaign BCIVS 2000, committed to keeping the Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School building as part of the Belleville landscape.

Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf

Philip Etter records

  • CA ON00156 2012-12
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2012

Photographs from World War Two, Philip Etter's identification cards, literature on the navy and military, correspondence with the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association, newspaper articles, newspapers from World War Two, House of Commons releases, the journal "The Red Duster".

Etter, Philip Herbert

Digital copies of photographs of Roy Bonisteel

  • 2013-48
  • Series
  • 2003-2005

Photographs of Roy Bonisteel at Hastings County Historical Society events and beside the Moira River in Belleville with Doug Knutson.

Knutson, Doug

Digital photographs of the Hotel Quinte

  • CA ON00156 2013-46
  • Series
  • 2011-2012

Digital photographs showing the Hotel Quinte in Belleville, Ontario, before and after the fire of 20 December 2012.

Pierce, Lindi

St. Thomas Cemetery burial transcriptions

  • CA ON00156 2016-27
  • Collection
  • 1990-1995

Photocopy of transcription of St. Thomas Anglican Churchyard burials between 1821 and 1874 (originally made by Gerry Boyce). Photocopy of Heather McKillop's article 'Recognizing Children's Graves in Nineteenth-Century Cemeteries: Excavations in St. Thomas Anglican Churchyard, Belleville, Ontario, Canada' from 'Historical Archaeology', 1995.

Boyce, Gerry

Draft for a Building By-Law for smaller municipalities in Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2020-043
  • File
  • 1952-1955

Printed Draft for a Building By-Law to be adapted for use by Smaller Municipalities in the Province of Ontario, published in December 1952, with a covering letter of 2 April 1953 addressed to Mr. M. G. Wright, Building Inspector of the Township of Thurlow. The draft by-law has annotations in pencil. Also a letter dated 11 March 1955 from the Ontario Department of Planning and Development about the National Building Code in reltaion to municipal building by-laws.

Government of Ontario

Photographs of Belleville floods and parade

  • CA ON00156 2020-042
  • Collection
  • 1936

Thirteen photographs of flooding in downtown Belleville in 1936 and four photographs of a parade passing along Front Street at Bridge Street in Belleville. The man and woman in the photographs have been identified by the donor as Winnifred Clark [the donor's mother] and her brother-in-law, Harold Thurgood. The child is likely to be one of Harold’s daughters, Barbara or Marilyn.

Thurgood, Harold

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