The Wanamaker fonds consists of textual records and graphic materials of genealogical histories of various families. The fonds also contains records, brochures, pamphlets, publications, books, and other textual records from towns and cities throughout Ontario, predominantly from the Quinte Area and Hastings County.
Family Photographs of the Sayers family, Ralph Wanamaker's family, the Hodgen family, of Loral Wanamaker's family, Parliament family, Van Cott family, Post family, as well as loose photographs of the Parliament family, the McTaggart family, various snapshots and negatives of scenery and views, as well as 2 boxes of slides
1 box of Books and Binders with genealogical records, as well various records of various towns in Ontario ca. 1816 - 1957
Genealogical notes, histories, birth records, death records, pages from family Bibles, receipts, and other textual records for over 40 individual families
Genealogical charts, and ancestral charts
Genealogical correspondences *Newspapers, and News clippings from Hastings County, Hastings County Museum, Historical Society, Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward County, Trenton, Tyendinaga, and United Empire Loyalists
Legal documents, seals and original deeds, and land records ca. 1803 - 1848
Genealogy forms, research materials, reference materials
Various artworks and postcards (of Hastings County, the Quinte Region, the British Military and Navy, the Belleville Art Association, and travel)
Quinte region, Belleville, Trenton, and Prince Edward County miscellaneous publications, newspaper clippings, brochures, pamphlets, notes, directories, histories, records, and tourism guides and publications
Ontario, New York , and Canada pamphlets, magazines, calendars, and an Ontario Liquor License Act, 1891
Land Abstracts for Prince Edward County
Maps and plans: 1778-1779 Blue Print Surveys from General Washington, New York Historical Society; 1784 Ontario (printed by Ministry of Natural Resources), 1984; 1860-1861 Hastings County, 1860-1861 from the Hastings County Directory; 1928 Lloyd's Map of Hastings County; c. 1930 Belleville Post Office Carrier Route #8, North Front and North Park Streets
Scrapbooks ca. 1958-1972
Miscellaneous Publications (almanacs, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous pins belonging to Loral Wanamaker, blue print surveys)
Two notebooks relating to teacher-training, compiled by Mabel Anna Fleming, c. 1912, including two sheets of "teacher's prayers".
Three photographs of:
Four men and three horses harvesting wheat on the fourth concession of Sidney township "Wheat won an award", c. 1910
A man and several horses with timber "John Williamson (owner) at mill Stockdale", c. 1920 *A man on a path with boys in the background "R. B. Shaw, 1930" "Bobby Shaw Millbrook, Ont. High School Teacher in Frankford for 3 years", 1930
Page 21 of the Toronto Daily Star of 14 March 1936, featuring eight photographs of flooding scenes in Belleville, Ontario. Includes views of Denton's grocery, the Capitol theatre and the damaged suspension foot bridge across the Moira River.
"Mathison's Life Diary", photographs, documents and press clippings relating to Robert Wallace, director of the Marchmont Home in Belleville for 31 years. Includes photographs of members of the Wallace family, of the Marchmont Home in Belleville. The 'life diary' records key moments of Wallace's life in a summary form. The documents include an obituary of Wallace written by the Council of the China Inland Mission.
Research notes (including photographs), text of a talk, and 35mm slides relating to Lois Foster's research into the McCurdy family of Belleville, Ontario. Lois presented a talk on the family at a reunion in Belleville in 1994. The file contains related correspondence.
Scrapbook compiled by Alice Deacon of 107 Station Street, Belleville, 1914-1919, including newspaper cuttings about Belleville servicemen, theatre programmes and flyers, postcards. The book used to paste the clippings into was Richardson's New Method for the Piano-Forte. The collection also includes 'The Canadian Forces in the Great War' by Colonel A. Foretescue Duguid, 1947, stamped 'Belleville Poppy Committee' on the front cover, 14pp.
Reports, minutes, correspondence, press clippings and property records relating to the activities of the Women's Christian Association in Belleville, Ontario and their work in establishing the Belleville General Hospital and Home for the Aged and in administering both The Residence, later renamed The Gables, and the Tickell House, homes for older women.
'Tracing a United Empire Loyalist Family Story Rooted in the Quinte Area: Unfolding one branch of the Redner Tree'. Illustrated family history of the descendants of Johannes Ridenour (Redner), inhabitants of Prince Edward County and Belleville, Ontario.
Reproduction photographs showing:
Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, looking north from south of City Hall, with streetcar, 1910
Four photographs of Livesey's Meat Market, with members of the Livesey family *Interior of a grocery store on Front Street With a page of notes by Wendy Stevens on the history of the photographs. The store was at the corner of Bridge and Everett Streets in Belleville.
Photograph taken outside the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Hall of members of the Order of Railway Conductors and Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen involved in the Grand Trunk Railway Strike of July 18 to August 2, 1910.