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Registration certificate for Sampson Clarke

  • CA ON00156 DA 2016.06
  • Item
  • 22 June 1918

Certificate of registration for the national purposes of Canada of Sampson Clarke of Deseronto, Ontario.

Canada Registration Board

Economic Development publications for Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2016.03
  • Collection
  • 2001-2012

Materials relating to economic development in Deseronto, including a feature in ‘Great Lakes Cruiser’ magazine, August 2001; Land inventory and promotional materials about the town, 2003; Downtown Revitalization Project handouts, 2007; 2012 Naylor’s Theatre historical fundraising calendar (annotated by Town’s Edge B&B).

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

Smith family photograph album

  • CA ON00156 2010.06
  • File
  • c.1860-1920

The photographs include members of the Smith family. Some were taken in Napanee, Belleville, Brighton and Deseronto, Ontario, others in Watertown and Carthage, New York and Plainwell, Michigan.

Many of the photographs had become detached from the album and their captions. The names mentioned on the pages of the album (not all of them with associated photographs) are:

Irve Smith
E. M. F. Thibault
Samuel Smith
Jim Rattery
Robert Smith
Chas.
Annie Belton
Miss Roblin, Brighton, Ontario
Henry Ford, Watertown, New York
Bill Charnside, Watertown, New York
Fred Smith
Carol Jane 1946
Debo
Eliza & Frank Fulligar & Laura, Plainwell, Michigan
Dick Greene
Libbie & Henry Hawley & Bernice
Alice Campbell
Mrs Harrick
Joe Gonkins, Watertown, New York
Chas. Smith
John See & family
Bill Davison, Charlotte & Hugh
John Breeze
Sam
Neal Maloney
Irvine Smith
Fred Smith

Information from Eric and Linda Wilde shows that many of these individuals are descendants of Samuel See (1808-1854) and his sister Ann (1803-1871), who married Benjamin Smith (1808-1895). They were born in England and settled in Lennox and Addington County, Ontario.

Deseronto Cemetery Company materials

  • CA ON00156 DA 2008.07
  • Collection
  • 1888-1977

Deseronto Cemetery Company out-letter book (some entries too faint to read), 1888-1898
‘The Cemetery Lot Book’ List of cemetery lot numbers (1-900) and the price per lot, [1888]
Deseronto Cemetery Company ledger. Includes names of stock-holders, lists of expenses and lots sold (by date), 1888-1907
Deseronto Cemetery Company ledger, including plot-owners’ names and some addresses. Front board detached (has printed schedule of fees attached to it from 1 June 1930), 1928-1954
(2008.07/1) Deseronto Cemetery Company journal of receipts and expenses from 1 June 1928 to 27 Feb 1950
(2008.07/2) Deseronto Cemetery receipts and disbursements from 1 Jan 1950 to 5 Feb 1960
(2008.07/3) Deseronto Cemetery receipts and expenditure, 24 Jan 1966 to 4 July 1977

Deseronto Cemetery Company

Insurance and Finance Chronicle

  • CA ON00156 DA 2002.283
  • Series
  • 1893-1901

Insurance and Finance Chronicle publications for the following dates:
October 1, 1893
May 1, 1897
March 25, 1898
April 1, 1898
May 13, 1898
May 20, 1898
May 27, 1898
June 3, 1898
June 17, 1898
July 1, 1898 [incomplete]
July 8, 1898
July 22, 1898
August 5, 1898
August 19, 1898
August 26, 1898
September 23, 1898
November 4, 1898
November 11, 1898
November 25, 1898
June 9, 1899
October 20, 1899
October 18, 1901

Box also contains volume 11 of the Canadian Illustrated News, 1875 (provenance uncertain).

Sheet music collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2005.1111
  • Collection
  • 1905-1911

Collection includes:

  • Transcriptions of Popular Songs for the Piano: “Home Sweet Home” by J.H. Slack Op. 3, 1905
  • “Grand Opera Bits”, selected and arranged by Geo. Rosey. “A Selection From the Most Popular Operas”, 1906
  • “You’ll Have to Wait till My Ship Comes In”. Words by Rev. Shields, Music by Geo. Evans, 1906
  • "Love and Flowers" by F. Aldrich, 1908
  • The Original Piano Bell and Chime Novelty: “Evening Chimes Reverie”, by Bert L. Futton and “Sunset on the St. Lawrence” by Maxime Heller, 1910
  • Selected Compositions for the Piano by Modern Masters ( Series II: “Remember Me), 1911
  • “Bridal Roses” Waltzes by Jos. M. Daly, 1912

Digital photographs taken by Bobby-Jo Morris

  • CA ON00156 2020-015
  • Series
  • 2018-2020

Digital photographs by Bobby-Jo Morris of:
1-2, 12-13) Mike's Restaurant in Marysville, Ontario, 2018
3-10) the Carman fountain at the Moodie cottage on Bridge Street West in Belleville, 2019;
11) Salmon river at Milltown, January 2020

Morris, Bobby-Jo

Photographs and papers from Bev Boomhour

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.25
  • File
  • 1953-2006

Three photographs loaned for scanning:
1) 1953 at Deseronto High School of Bev Cole (later Boomhour), Paula Akey, Ken Scovell, Jean Armitage and Donna Cole
2) 1961 taken inside Lucky Strikes Lanes, including Hugh and Winnie Magee and Vern Boomhour
3) 1968 Brownie pack picking up garbage on the site of the former Deseronto Public School (blurry). Pack leaders were Dorothea Keech and Bev Boomhour.
Papers for the Archives:
4) May 31st, 1979 Deseronto Public School ‘Items of Interest’ letter
5) 2006 Municipal Elections list of nominations for the Town of Deseronto, with notes of those elected.

Photographs and brochure about skateboard park in Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.23
  • File
  • c.2005

Twenty two colour photographs of skateboard park and BMX bike track at bottom of Mill Street, Deseronto, early 2000s.
Brochure from REC Ramps, manufacturer of modular skateboard ramps for concrete or asphalt pads. REC Ramps’ website was active between 2002 and 2006.

Municipal election materials for Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.21
  • File
  • 2014

Printouts of Facebook pages of Deseronto Town Council candidates for 2014 election (Dan Johnston, Edgar Tumak, Trish Dickinson, Steve Everhardus, Deanna Deary and Catherine Houard) and materials they printed for distribution (Dan Johnston, Trish Dickinson, Edgar Tumak, Norman Clark, Catherine Houard)

Photographs of Colp Block, Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.20
  • File
  • c.1980

Photographs of the former Colp Block on the southwest corner of St. George and Edmon Streets in Deseronto, Ontario. The building was torn down in the early 1980s.

Deseronto High School publications

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.15 & 2014.16
  • File
  • 1959-1971

2014.15
1) Issue of the Deseronto Post was transferred to the newspaper collection
2) Commencement Exercises of Deseronto High School - program from 1959
3) Commencement Exercises of Deseronto High School - program from 1960
4) Commencement Exercises of Deseronto High School - program from 1963
5) ‘Decision, 1963’ Deseronto High School’s first (and last) yearbook
6) News clipping from a 1971 Napanee newspaper about Howard Hawley of Hawley Brothers furniture in Deseronto

2014.16
1) Commencement Exercises of Deseronto High School - program from 1959
2) Commencement Exercises of Deseronto High School - program from 1960
3) Commencement Exercises of Deseronto High School - program from 1961
4) Commencement Exercises of Deseronto High School - program from 1962
5) Commencement Exercises of Deseronto High School - program from 1963
6) Five news clippings relating to activities in Deseronto schools, 1959

News clipping about the Deseronto Board of Education

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.12
  • Item
  • June 1944

News clipping of a report from the Kingston Whig Standard on the regular monthly meeting of the Deseronto Board of Education, held at Deseronto High School, Ontario on June 6th, 1944.

Items covered in the meeting included a request from Principal R. A. Bowen for the grass to be cut in the field of the Public School where the children played ball and the resignation of Miss Mary Rogers of Room 1, Public School.

The chairman of the Board was Cuthbert Sager. Other members included Mrs. T. R. McCullough, Mrs. C. F. Dummell, Rev. F. G. Robinson, J. C. Reynolds, R. Wessman and E. Gibson.

Photographs of Deseronto town signs

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.05
  • File
  • 2006

Colour photographs of the town’s two original “Heart of Walleye World” fish signs and the three signs which were painted in 2006 to replace the old ones. The plywood was donated by the Town of Deseronto and the work of cutting out the fish shapes was undertaken by Tom Usher. Diane Myers painted the signs and the fish scales were done by a man called Gerry [surname unknown] who appears in the last two photographs.

Myers, Diane

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