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Century Place and Bell Telephone collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-066
  • Collection
  • 1976-1977

1) Newspaper clipping about the opening of Century Place in Belleville, Ontario, 26 March 1976
2) Brochure for Century Place, c.1976
3) Instructions for employees starting work in the Century Place building on 29 March 1976
4) Text of a talk on 'Hastings County & the Telephone' by R. W. Carleton, given to the Hastings County Historical Society on 15 February 1977

Photocopies of railway timetable pages

  • CA ON00156 2019-083
  • Collection
  • 1917, 1948

Part of a letter from F. H. F. (Henry) Skill referring to photocopied pages of the Grand Trunk Railway System Timetable of 14 Jan 1917 and Canadian National Railways System Timetable of 28 Nov 1948 relating to trains through Anson Junction.

Photographs of locomotives

  • CA ON00156 2012-34
  • Collection
  • c.1950

Five photographs of Canadian National Railways locomotives. The engine numbers are 6100, 6065, 6066 and 6079.

William Freeman railway photographs

  • CA ON00156 2019-015
  • Fonds
  • c.1911

Eighteen photo-postcards of Hastings County scenes, taken by William Freeman. They include images of Bannockburn (2), Eldorado (4), Moscow (1), and Trenton (3). Items donated in 2011 include a photograph of Oran Tripp at Trenton, snapshots of the Rose family of Millbridge, a Model T at Bannockburn in 1911 and three C.N.R. engines at Bannockburn in 1912.

Freeman, William

Negatives and prints of Belleville Fire Department and waterworks map

  • CA ON00156 2019-052
  • Collection
  • c.1965

Eight negatives of older photographs, with thirteen prints made from the negatives. Six of the prints show a map of the Belleville Water Works, made in 1883 by Moffet, Hodgkins and Clarke of Watertown, New York. The other seven prints are of photographs of members of the Belleville Fire Department, fire trucks, the 1936 flood, and the fire at the Cities Services Oil site on John Street in Belleville in 1948.

Belleville Fire Department

David Pershick collection of railway maps and plans

  • CA ON00156 2018-022
  • Collection
  • 1874-1964

Ontario Hydro maps for parts of Hastings County and copies of Grand Trunk Railway plans from Library and Archives Canada. Includes a photograph of Canadian National Railway employees at Belleville, Ontario (online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/39400300370/) and booklet C.T. 405 from Penn Central with "Special Instructions Governing Operation of Signals and Interlockings", 1968

Pershick, David

Allen Montgomery photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 2015-26
  • Collection
  • c.1900-2009

Photographs of members of the Ruttan family of Belleville, Ontario and houses in the Great St. James Street area of Belleville. The photographs include some reproductions, including one of a fire at Trudeau Motors in 1948. 111 photographs show construction work for the Quinte Conservation Green Energy Hydro Project at the McLeod Dam on the Moira River between College Street and Cannifton Road in Belleville between 2007 and 2009.

Montgomery, Allen

Cornell family photograph album

  • CA ON00156 2014-72
  • File
  • c.1915-1925

Photographs taken by members of the Cornell family of 47 John Street in Belleville, Ontario. Family snapshots, photographs of boats in Belleville Harbour, Presqu'ile lighthouse, cars, Billy Bishop's float plane.

Reproduction photograph of Schuster Company wharf in Belleville, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2016-54
  • Item
  • c. 1920

Reproduction of photograph taken on the waterfront of the Moira River/Bay of Quinte, in Belleville, Ontario, showing a steamship tied up to the wharf of the Schuster Company and looking north. The tower of City Hall is visible in the distance.

Gerry O'Connor Water Treatment Plant tour leaflet

  • CA ON00156 2017-04
  • Item
  • 2006

Printed diagram and explanation of the stages of treatment of Bay of Quinte water at the Gerry O'Connor water treatment plant at 2 Sidney Street, Belleville, Ontario, published in 2006.

Belleville Water

Black Diamond Cheese and Belleville-Corbyville Rail line proposal

  • CA ON00156 2017-03
  • File
  • 1991-1994

Two files retrieved by Gerry Boyce from Thurlow Township materials destined for shredding in 2005:

  • File on Ault Foods' acquisition of Black Diamond Cheese, including a photograph of the factory and Labatt's annual report for 1991
  • 31 page proposal to restore 2.5 miles of railway line between College Street West in Belleville and the Corby Distillery in Corbyville, 1994

Township of Thurlow

Deseronto Archives photographic collection

  • Collection
  • 1860-

The photographs are arranged by subject matter and cover activities in and around the town of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority date from the late nineteenth century and many depict the lumber-related industries of the Rathbun Company in Deseronto. There are also photographs of school groups, churches, railways, First World War airfields and portraits of Deseronto citizens.

Don Kellaway collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-038
  • Collection
  • 1912-1995

Various items, including:
1) Receipt from McLaughlin Carriage Company addressed to Patrick T. Tighe, June 1st, 1912
2) Operating Rules, Welland Ship Canal Construction Railway, 1914
3) Rules of the Electric Power Company Limited, Belleville, Ontario, c. 1916
4) Notice of Disposition Claim for Exemption, under the Military Service Act, 1917 for Thomas Tighe of Read, Ontario
5) Returned Soldiers' Handbook, May 1918
6) Leave or Duty Ration Book, Thomas Tighe, November 1918
7) Western Scales of Prices Governing Wages in Rolling Mills, June 30, 1920
8) Western Scales of Prices Governing Wages in Rolling Mills, of Maurice Callaghan, June 30, 1921
9) Callaghan's Ice & Wood Tickets, not dated
10) The Navy League of Canada Dominion Council, Seamanship Pocket Manual, 1944
11) 13 colour photographs of a model of a proposed park behind Belleville City Hall, not dated [c. 1980]
12 and 13) Program and song sheet for Victory in Europe concert by the Trentones, May 12th and 13th 1995

14) Unemployment insurance stamps
15) 'The Cooks' Companion' recipe book published by the St. Andrews Club of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Belleville, 1932
16) Prize List for World's Fair, Shannonville, September 18th and 19th, 1942
17) Preliminary list of electors for Urban Polling Division No. 9 of Belleville, 1972
18) Agenda and papers of the School Closure Committee of the Hastings County Board of Education, 1992

Kellaway, Don

Letter from William Burke to John Steward

  • CA ON00156 2019-021
  • Item
  • 1 October 1836

Letter from William Burke in Kingston, Ontario, to John Steward at the Trent river, asking him to sell Burke a wagon and send it to him via the Brockville (ship) on the following Monday.

Railway Week ribbon and pins

  • CA ON00156 2018-062/3
  • Collection
  • 1978

Items produced to mark CN Railway Week in Belleville, May 21-27, 1978.

Dorothy Bowes collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-81
  • Collection
  • 1936

Typewritten list of names residents of Tweed, Ontario,1902-1920, with their professions, four photographs of the Belleville, Ontario, flood of 1936 and two newsclippings from April 1999 about the Belleville Choral Society.

Bowes, Dorothy

Collection of railway memorabilia

  • CA ON00156 2011-03
  • Collection
  • 1907-1982

Collection of Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway timetables, shipping receipts, and three photographs of CN trains taken on 31 May 1951.

Railway-related materials

  • CA ON00156 2018-133
  • Collection
  • 1971-2006

Railway memorabilia, including:

  • 'Farewell Number 6218' publication of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association, 1971
  • CN Railway Week pin and ribbon, 1978
  • Description aimed at children of steam engine 6060, c.1978
  • Ticket for Railway Week excursion train from Belleville to Stirling, 27 May 1978
  • Brief history of railways in Belleville, produced for the Hastings County Historical Society's annual banquet in October 2006

Belleville Fire Department collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-29
  • Collection
  • 1910-2015

Materials collected by the Belleville Fire Department from members and former members of the department. They include photographs, correspondence, press clippings and fire call logs.

Belleville Fire Department

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