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Collage of photographs of members of the Town Council of Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2020.03
  • Item
  • 1898

Photographs of members of the council of the Town of Deseronto:
George E. Clement
James Sexsmith
William Irvine
James Whitton
J. M. Olliver
George Parnham
A. A. Richardson, Deputy Reeve
Frederick S. Rathbun, Treasurer
Edward Wilkes Rathbun, Mayor
Robert Irvine, Clerk
James Dryden, Reeve
J. McCollough, Assessor
George Gonyou, Chief of Police
G. E. Deroche, Solicitor
T. D. Galt
William Mellow
James Saunders

Town of Deseronto

Reproduction aerial photographs of Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2020.08
  • File
  • 1918

Reproductions of two aerial views of Deseronto, Ontario, from originals at Library and Archives Canada. The photographs were taken in the winter of 1918.
1) is a reproduction of LAC copy negative PA-022792 which shows the west end of Deseronto, looking east toward Ungers Island (described here: http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/ourl/res.php?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_tim=2020-01-14T20%3A44%3A38Z&url_ctx_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&rft_dat=3310002&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2Fcollectionscanada.gc.ca%3Apam&lang=eng)
2) is a reproduction of LAC copy negative PA-0213876 which shows the area between Green and St. George Streets, looking north from the mill pond in Deseronto (described here: http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/ourl/res.php?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_tim=2020-01-14T20%3A50%3A18Z&url_ctx_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&rft_dat=3600315&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2Fcollectionscanada.gc.ca%3Apam&lang=eng)

Canada. Department of National Defence

Quinte Classic speedboat racing poster

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.03
  • Item
  • 1980

Poster for the Quinte Classic boat races, held in Deseronto on June 22nd, 1980.

Canada. Department of National Defence

Vera Ryan Deseronto United Church Collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2012.09
  • Collection
  • 1902-1980

Collection includes published annual reports of Deseronto Methodist Church for 1902, 1912, 1923 and 1924; souvenir booklet of the Methodist Church, 1911-1912; typewritten history of the Deseronto United Church from the 1860s up to 1976 (apparently extracted from minutes of the Board); newspaper clippings relating to church members and ministers, 1960s; a few photographs of church members, 1960s; printed orders of service 1970s-1980. Also includes a blank contract agreement between public school trustees and a teacher from the 1890s.

Ryan, Vera

Collection of Deseronto-related materials

  • CA ON00156 DA 2008.22
  • Collection
  • 1920-1999

Various items including:
3) Lists of recipients of copies of the voters’ lists (under Section 9 of The Ontario Voters’ Lists Act). Has names of various officials in the district. 1920-1935
4) Legislative Franchise Assessment Roll, arranged under the following columns:
No. on roll
Name of assessed person
Age of assessed person
British subject
Legislative franchise
Occupation
Condition, M., M. W., W’er, W., B. or S.
No. of concession, name of street or other designation of the local division in which residence of Legislative Franchise voter lies
No. of Lot, House etc. in such division
Remarks
Covers West, Centre and East wards and includes 65 names in total, 1943
5-7) Three sketched floor plans of Clement Block building (western corner of Thomas and St George Streets), showing ground floor restaurant and apartment and apartments on second and third floors. Drawn in pencil on cardboard (two are on the backs of advertisements). c.1950s?
8) Photographs of three Deseronto councillors: Dennis Tompkins, Sam Knapp, Brian Floyd, mounted on card. 1988-1991.

Deseronto Archives subject files

  • CA ON00156 DA SF
  • Collection
  • 1881-2007

A series of files originally maintained as vertical files in the Deseronto Archives, covering a wide range of topics related to the history of Deseronto, Ontario, and the surrounding area.

Deseronto Archives

Canada Optical Company collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.10
  • Collection
  • 1947-1993

Collection of materials relating to the Canada Optical Company in Deseronto, Ontario, including:

  • Typescript catalogue of glasses frames, 1947
  • Postcard with drawing of outside of plant, c.1950
  • Visitor book with Polaroid photographs of visitors, 1969-1974
  • Photograph album of staff events and activities, c.1975-1990
  • Magazine and newspaper articles about the company, 1980-1993
  • Product information sheets, 1980s
  • Employee benefits book, 1986

The materials were collected by Don Simpson, former general manager of the Deseronto plant.

Canada Optical Company

Thelma Joyce photographs from Deseronto and Napanee

  • CA ON00156 2019-072
  • Collection
  • 1927-1931

Three photographs, formerly in the possession of Thelma Joyce:
1) Students and staff of Deseronto High School, 1927-1928, taken by E. J. Powell of Hamilton [photograph has names on reverse]
2) Members of the United Empire Loyalist Pageant in Deseronto, 1929, taken by Marrison of Kingston
3) Students and staff of Napanee Collegiate Institute and Vocational School, 1930-1931, taken by E. J. Powell of Hamilton

Joyce, Thelma

Redi-Heat collection

  • CA ON00156 2018-099
  • Collection
  • 1938-1946

Collection consists of two items: Digital copy of a photograph of the Redi-Heat building on Mill and Water streets in Deseronto, taken by Frederick Harold Ball in 1938 Financial statements for the Redi-Heat Electrical Appliance Company, 1946, prepared by W. S. Stone, Chartered Accountant, of Belleville, Ontario

Ball, Frederick Harold

Deseronto Town Hall photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.13
  • Collection
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs of Deseronto, Ontario dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs of the town from the 1980s; the interior of the former Home Hardware store in the Baker Block on Main Street; the O’Connor House on Main Street before its demolition; the 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, photographs of Centennial Park and Rathbun Memorial Park; the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001; the Ontario Provincial Police handover ceremony in 2001; an Easter Parade from the early 2000s; a Santa Parade; the 2002 New Year’s Levee; and the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto.

Most of the photographs appear to have been taken by Town staff. One envelope was donated to the Town by Irene Usher and contains photographs taken by her late husband, Tom.

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.

Hobbs family Royal Flying Corps photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2012.10
  • Collection
  • 1917 - 1918

Album of photographs compiled by a member of the Hobbs family. Teddie Hobbs appears in one of the photographs and there is also a photograph of the grave of J. E. Hobbs. The majority of photographs are of the First World War Royal Flying Corps training camps in North America: Camps Borden and Mohawk in Ontario and Camp Taliaferro in Texas.

J. Allan Smith Royal Flying Corps Training Camps Collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2001.11-14, 16-33
  • Collection
  • 1917-1918, [ca. 1983]

Collection comprises photographs of the two First World War Royal Flying Corps training camps at Deseronto, Ontario and notes for an unpublished book, 'Wings Over Deseronto', on the history of the camps. Camp Mohawk and Camp Rathbun were in operation between May 1917 and November 1918, training men to be pilots for the Western Front. The photographs in this collection are originals and reproductions depicting the aircraft, staff and cadets of the Royal Flying Corps, principally in the Deseronto camps, but also at Camps Borden and Leaside (Ontario) and Camp Taliaferro, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Smith, James Allan

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