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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
  • 14 colour photographs of people and equipment at the plant, 1980s

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

Canada Optical Company

Canada Optical Company glasses frames

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.09
  • Item
  • c.1965

Two pairs of glasses made at the Canada Optical Company in Deseronto, with paper casings. Models: Lana Brown Silk and Lana Black (both made of plastic with seven diamanté stones over each eye).

Canada Optical Company

Certificates from Tonic Sol-Fa College, London, for Joseph Canniff

  • CA ON00156 2012-29
  • File
  • 1885-1886

Two certificates for Joseph Canniff:
1) Elementary certificated in musical memory in time, in tune and in sight singing, 1885
2) Intermediate certificate in reading music, writing it from ear, and of eligibility for an advanced choir, 1886

Tonic Sol-Fa College

Charter of the Argyll Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of Empire

  • CA ON00156 2019-050
  • Item
  • 10 November 1910

Founding charter of the Argyll Chapter (number 159) of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of Empire, granted by the National Chapter of Canada to founding members Mary G. Ponton, Zetta S. March, Bertha H. Vermilyea, Amy I. McFee, Helen G. Wallbridge, Edith R. Hyman, Helena G. Vermilyea, Amy R. Wallbridge, Mary Lee, Mary S. Orr, Flora M. Brown.

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire

City of Belleville History

  • Item
  • 1943

Published book on the history of the City of Belleville, Ontario.

Mikel, William Charles

Cole family collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.01
  • File
  • 1885-1914

Items found during the renovation of a house on Mill Street
1) Large family studio photograph showing a man, woman, four boys and a girl
2) W. E. Johnson of Picton studio photograph of three children: Hazel Annie Cole, aged 3 years and 5 months; Murney Nelson Cole, aged 1 year, 9 months; Edna Kathleen Cole, aged 6 months. Hazel was born July 27 1910 in Milford, Prince Edward County – dating the picture to late 1913/early 1914.
3) Felted piece of wood with memorial plaque ‘The Gates Ajar’ and the name ‘Eliza Dodge, 42 years, 4 mons, 14 days’

Cole (family)

Colin Wilcox collection

  • CA ON00156 2013-15
  • Collection
  • 1962-1979

Collection includes: newspaper clippings (1962-1972) and 1963 program relating to the YMCA So-Ed club; letters from the Belleville Horticultural Society to Mr and Mrs Wilcox granting them Trillium awards for their garden, 1973-1979; two editions of the Intelligencer for 4 March 1966, with slightly different headlines.

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

Collection of Belleville-related materials

  • 2019-124
  • Collection
  • 1908-1975

Three items:
1) Clarke's drug store, Belleville, calendar, 1908 [Francis Clayton Clarke (1871-1951) had a drug store at 252 Front Street]
2) Flyer for J. & J. Cash labels, with sample ribbons, 1924
3) Yearbook for King George School, North Front Street, Belleville, 1974-1975

Collection of Deseronto-related materials

  • CA ON00156 2016-67
  • Collection
  • 1900-2000

This collection contains a variety of materials relating to the history of Deseronto and Hastings County. Items include:

  • video of the 1989 Deseronto Centennial and Homecoming celebration, 4-5 August 1989, including performances of the Centennial Song, a Main Street parade, a baby show, karate demonstration and fireworks
  • File on the 1989 Deseronto Centennial celebrations
  • 35mm slides of historic views of Deseronto
  • Morrison family snapshots of unidentified people
  • Photograph of an aircraft from Camp Mohawk on the shore of the Bay of Quinte, August 1917
  • Programme and photograph (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/29760539332/) of the United Empire Loyalist Celebration, June 1929
  • Plan of Deseronto lots, 1943
  • Series of 120 photographs of Deseronto, taken around 1995. Many are aerial shots, others are of individual houses. A few depict individuals: Don Lindsay, Dennis Vick, Dick Beare, Joe Carter, Ed Gordanier
  • 'A Building Code for Smaller Municipalities' by the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, 1947
  • County of Hastings directories for 1983, 1984, 1985
  • County of Hastings receipts and expenditures statement, 1921
  • By-law to Regulate the Running At Large of Animals and for Other Purposes, Township of Tyendinaga, 6 August 1895
  • File of 'Deseronto Firsts' compiled by Ken Brown
  • File of photographs, press clippings and list of entrants in Deseronto's Easter Parade of 2006
  • 16 photographs of empty lots in Deseronto, taken 2004
  • File of partial letters from Joe Goold to his sweetheart, Marnie, written while he was based in Detroit, 11 September to 11 October 1919, with blank postcards of Deseronto scenes and a letter from Elizabeth Goold to Bill Hunt concerning the letters
  • File on James Fairbairn including a newspaper extract and a studio photograph taken by him.
  • Typescript biography of Harry B. Free (Camp Rathbun flight instructor) by Margaret Crothers, 1991
  • File on the Dryden family, including a photograph of the Drydens at the Peterborough Lift Lock (https://flic.kr/p/9dmEYZ)
  • File of clippings about Gwen Lazier Braidwood, 2005
  • File of clippings about Deseronto mayor Glen Belcour, 1995-2002
  • File relating to the Asten family, including a letter from James Asten, Town Scavenger, to the Deseronto Town Council, 1936 (available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/albums/72157674226629315)
  • Promotional brochure and news clipping on Bridgeline Ropes of Deseronto, 1999
  • Listing by plot number of owners of plots in the Deseronto cemetery and names of people buried there, with their year of death, 2003
  • File on the Deseronto Theatre Guild's formation, 2004
  • File on a Deseronto Waterfront Study Workshop held February 2005
  • File and photographs on the 'Leander Electra' electric yacht, 1986
  • Bakery token for R. Marrigan, Baker, Deseronto
  • File of materials relating to E. A. Rixen, including three letters from Deseronto teacher Lena Warren, 1908
  • File on Deseronto Arts & Culture Society, 2004-2007
  • File and photographs relating to the Deseronto Yacht Club, 1993-2003
  • 'Dear Hame hid awa' in the Glen' photocopy of sheet music by Archibald Duncan MacIntyre (oversize - stored in box 66)
  • List of members of St. Mark's Anglican Church who volunteered for active service in World War Two (oversize - stored in box 66)
  • Folder of Deseronto Yacht Club materials: photographs and news clippings (part of the Floyd Marlin collection - stored in box 46), 1950-1997

Collection of medals and pins

  • CA ON00156 2012-35
  • Collection
  • c.1900

Seven pins and medals, some associated with the Independent Order of Foresters.

Collection of vinyl records from Belleville Public Library

  • CA ON00156 BPL/Albums
  • Collection
  • 1967-1984

Collection comprises the following albums:
1) S. Alec Gordon in an organ recital of his own compositions, c.1967 [3 copies, one with typescript notes by S. Alec Gordon]
Side A: 1. Haliburton Holiday Sketches: A) Sunrise; B) Chipmunks; C) White Water Lilies (vocal); D) Moonlight on the Lake; E) Little Log Cabin (vocal)
Side B: 1. Haliburton Holiday Sketches: F) Stormy Day; G) Evening; 2. Divertissement on 'All Hallows'; 3. Canadianette (Humoresque)

2) Centennial Secondary School Concert Band, 1971 (Director of Music, Monty Emmerson) [2 copies]
Side A: 1. Selections from 'Hair'; 2. Selections from Bizet's 'Carmen'; 3. Five Mellow Winds
Side B: 1. Selections from 'Mr. Lucky'; 2. March of the Bowmen; 3. Selections from 'Oklahoma'; 4. Theme and Rock-out
Band members: Elizabeth McLaughlin; Nancy Tilley; Mary Rowbotham; Kathy Browne; Debbie Twiddy; Pam Flindall; Kathy Moran; Sue Kitcher; Lynda Walker; Ruth Lee; Ann Coombs; Pat Bush; Nancy Keller; Meribeth Rowe; Steve Empey; Anne Burnhan; Linda Vardy; Connie Vardy; Mary Bailey; Pam Warr; Sue Rutledge; Karen McComb; Christie Chase; Evelyn Caswell; Megan McLaughlin; John Wills; Rodger Mountford; John Chambers; Brian Elliott; Nancy Koch; Ross Kemp; Dennis Gunter; Mark Piwowarski; Lloyd Eyre; Terry Richardson; Danny Jones; Dave Lewars; Ken Bertrand; Dan Hoxford; John Bunner; Dan Fell; Tim Shoniker; Robert Smith; Elaine Williams; Chris Lazenby; Blane McOrquodale; John Williams; Jerry Fontyn; Gary Fleming; Glen Mayer; Barry Linn; Paul Jones; Steve Gallinger; Fred Means; John Charles; Haig Chalmers; Pete Stewart; Jim Cole; Ray Marshall; John Dorrington; Tom Kuglin; Glenys Batton; Dave Pascoe; Rick Farrell; Bruce Burnham

3) Al Purdy's Ontario, 1971, written and read by Al Purdy

4) Tom Mason, Belleville Centennial Project, 1978
Side A: 1. Up a Lazy River; 2. Five Foot Two; 3. Getting Sentimental Over You; 4. Albert's Tune; 5. Roses in Picardy; 6. Some of These Days; 7. Heart of My Heart; 8. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby; 9. Sweet Georgia Brown; 10. Melancholy Baby
Side B: 1. Bye Bye Blues; 2. After You've Gone; 3. Hard Hearted Hanna; 4. Whispering; 5. If I Had My Way; 6. Whose Sorry Now; 7. Ida; 8. It's a Sin to Tell a Lie; 9. Side By Side

5) Mohawk Singers at Her Majesty's Mohawk Chapel, Tyendinaga Reserve, 1984 [with insert of transcriptions of hymns in old and new Mohawk writing, and English and French translations]
Side A: Church Bell; Wa Ont Shea Non Nih; Ye Sus Sken Nen En De Wa Kon; Ne Ya Go Ya Ne Re; Ka Na Ta No Ron; Shi Ha Di Nonh; Ji N'yon Re En We Ne Ha Ke; Jad Kah Thoh Ji Ni Shon Gwa Wi; Ron Wa Nen Tons Ne Ni Yoh; Wa Ka Ton Ha He Re Sa Ia Ner
Side B: Ne Ra Ya Ta No Ron Go Wah; Se Wea Ni Yo Ta Gwa Tonh Dats; Te Gon Nonh We Ra Tonhs; O Ni Yoh Gwa Nen Tonhs; Ye Sus Ro Dens Hen Nyon; Ka Ren Na; Satke Aietenese:ke; O Sa Ya Ner Ta Gwa Thon Dek
Choir members: Lena Elliott, Bernice Maracle (soloist), Donald Maracle (choir master), Muriel Hill, Beatrice Brant, Charles E. Maracle, Jacqueline Brant, Francis Eva Maracle, Albert L. Maracle, Kathryne Fuller, Renford Brant, Shirley A. Maracle, Lorraine Maracle, Michael Brant, Catherine Hill, Violet Clench, Andrew Maracle, sr. (soloist), Mary Maracle, Lorne Maracle, Lillian Maracle, Joyce Blaber

Copies of Daily Ontario and Daily Intelligencer articles about Vimy Ridge

  • CA ON00156 2016-89
  • Collection
  • April 1917, May 1932

Copies of Belleville's 'Daily Ontario' and 'Daily Intelligencer' newspaper articles relating to the Battle of Vimy Ridge, published in April 1917 and articles from the 'Ontario Intelligencer' relating to the opening of the Vimy Memorial in May 1932.

Donated by Laurel Bishop, November 2016.

Daily Ontario

Copies of letters from Garnet Dobbs

  • CA ON00156 MG 651
  • Series
  • 1917-1919

Forty photocopied letters written from Europe by Garnet Dobbs during the First World War to his sister, Millie Dobbs of Toronto, and his brother, Walter Dobbs of Winnipeg.

Dobbs, Garnet

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