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HCHS Textual Records collection: Files 2000 to 2499
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International Plowing Match 1961

File contains printed promotional material for the 1961 International Plowing Match including an official programme of events, and a programme for a banquet held at the Belleville Armouries, 6 October 1961. Also present are three photocopied pages of programmes, badges and entry passes; a silk ribbon bearing the inscription “International Plowing Match, City of Belleville, County of Hastings"; and a silk ribbon badge for International Plowing Match official, T.G. Wrightmeyer.

Ploughing Match

File contains a newspaper article from the Ontario Intelligencer, 8 December 1960 concerning the selection of an area outside of Belleville for the 1961 International Plowing Match, to be held on October 4-7, 1961. Also present are three printed, numbered admission tickets to the Ploughing Match, 1961.

Ploughing Match : planning and programmes

File contains typescript correspondence, reports and planning documents relating to the preparation for the 1961 International Plowing Match in 1961. Includes list of officers and local committee members. Also present are: a printed official programme and prize list, printed pamphlets and a poster for the International Plowing Match which was held at the Farley Vermilyea Farm and neighbouring farms north of Belleville, October 4-7, 1961.

Plainfield : miscellany

File contains a newspaper clipping from the Ontario Intelligencer, 14 April 1959 concerning the election of officers of the Plainfield Women's Institute. Also includes an obituary of Harry McCreary, Plainfield, telephone pioneer and former owner-operator of the McCreary Telephone Company who created early rural telephone lines in Thurlow and Sidney Townships. Also present is a duplicate copy of a printed booklet entitled “Progress Report : Ontario Homes for Mentally Retarded Infants, Plainfield, May 1951-December 1965. “

Plainfield : developmentally challenged children

File contains a printed booklet entitled “Progress Report : Ontario Homes for Mentally Retarded Infants, Plainfield, May 1951-December 1965. Also present is an article from The Intelligencer, 23 March 1970 profiling Leonora Velleman, retiring superintendent of nurses at the Ontario Homes for Mentally Retarded Children at Plainfield.

Picton - papers

File contains:

  • Original Custom House permit dated 27-May-1876, for F.H. Green to pass to Mill Point from Deseronto Customs House Papers.
  • Original Deed for Burial Plot, The Glenwood Cemetery (Town of Picton) sold to Elisha Sells 14-May-1879
  • Two original copies of newspaper clipping dated 19-July-1962 from the Ontario Intelligencer referencing Hundred Year-Old Cabin, moved from Cloyne area to Picton.

Peterborough, History

File contains (3) newspaper articles, from the weekly column "Historic Belleville" contributed by members of the Hastings County Historical Society:

  • Article 85 - Referencing a three-day convention held in Peterborough by the Ontario Historical Society.
  • Article 86 - Referring to a tour of Peterborough as part of the Ontario Historical Society annual meeting and referring to five historical sites.
  • Article 87 - Referring to the history of the Serpent Mounds site south-east of Peterborough.

Old Age Pensions : letters to Mr. K. S. Hill

File contains a typescript letter dated 1 June 1966 from Hon. Robert H. Belanger, Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister to Mr. K.S. Hill concerning the Canadian government's rejection of a general increase in old age security benefits. Also present is a typescript letter dated 15 April 1966 from Hon. Robert H. Winters,Minister of Trade and Commerce, to Mr. Hill explaining his comments regarding the additional costs of increasing the Old Age Pension.

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