File contains a typescript copy of notes on the early settlement of Monteagle and Herschel Townships including information on settlement, education, railways and resources. The information was provided by children from Herschel school. Also contains two photocopy pages from the 1889 Monteagle and Herschel Directory listing landowners with surnames A-G.
File contains a photocopied typescript letter from Chas. S. Clapp to Lt. Col. William Nisbet Ponton dated October 29, 1914 concerning the A. and H Companies of the Midland Battalion at Batoche during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. Also present is a photocopied typescript list of veterans from the two companies who served during the Rebellion.
File contains newspaper articles concerning the history of the Monck Road, a colonization road primarily, but also intended as a less vulnerable military route between the Upper Great Lakes and the Ottawa Valley, passing near Bancroft, Ontario. The road was surveyed in 1864-1865 and named in honour of Governor-General, Lord Monck. Also included is typescript transcript of an article entitled "Was the Monck Road for Military Use?" / by Dr. J. J. Talman, first published in the Orillia Packet and Times, 27 June 1940
File contains a typed story, entitled "A Pioneer's Story, The Hardships of the U.E.Loyalists", it is an account of the early life of settlers in the district from an old resident (unknown) of Belleville.
File of items relating to the founding of Stirling, Ontario, and to education in Stirling and Rawdon, copied from the holdings of the Hastings County Historical Society and the Archives of Ontario. These items were sent to Stirling Public Library by Gerry Boyce.
File contains newspaper clips from the Globe and Mail c.1959 on the McFarland Hockey team scandal, Drury Denyes, Belleville's debt, and clips on the pending investigation and trial involving the City Council.
File contains newspaper clips c.1959 from the Telegram on the McFarland Hockey team scandal, Drury Denyes, Belleville's debt, and clips on the pending investigation and trial involving the City Council.