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Harold McMurrich Rathbun negatives

  • CA ON00156 DA HMR
  • Series
  • 1907-1940s

Two negative-holders with annotations by Harold McMurrich Rathbun for negatives he took between 1907 and 1914, with loose negatives from 1920-1940. Most of the photographs were taken in and around Deseronto, Ontario, but they also include photographs taken on a journey by rail to Alberta in 1907.

Rathbun, Harold McMurrich

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

Deseronto High School

Thompson Collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 652
  • Collection
  • 1820-1964

The collection contains materials relating to property on lot 26, concession 7 of Thurlow Township, Ontario first owned by John Latta:

  • History of the house compiled for the Plainfield Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History by Maude Harrison in 1976
  • House and farm leases, and quit claims ca. 1898-1912 for Lot 26, Concession 7
  • Agreement and sale of land documents ca. 1872-1932
  • Deeds and policiies ca. 1874-1932
  • Mortgage and accompanying douments ca. 1901
  • Mortgages and agreements survey plan for lot 25
  • Fire insurance policies ca. 1901
  • Discharge of mortgage document ca. 1872
  • Legal documents for Thurlow Township lots ca. 1880-1964
  • Mortgages and deeds from Thurlow Township ca. 1876-1931
  • High Court Justice documents ca. 1872-1886
  • Commissioner of Agriculture loans and receipts and statements ca. 1940's
  • An original deed from June 22, 1820
  • Bound volumes of The Windsor Magazine, June-November 1911 and June-November 1915

Poems about Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.30
  • File
  • c.1960

Photocopies of two poems about Deseronto: ‘Deseronto Causeway’ and ‘Winter Night in Deseronto’ by Douglas Alkenbrack.

Alkenbrack, A. Douglas

Digital copy of photograph of wedding of Stan McTaggart and Lalia Histed

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.28
  • Item
  • 4 November 1942

Photograph of Stanley (Stan) McTaggart (1924-2007) and Lalia Histed (1921-2014) on their wedding day in November 1942 at their home on Dundas Street, Deseronto, Ontario. St. Mark's Anglican Church is visible in the background. Stan worked at Gibbard's in Napanee and later was a police officer in Deseronto for five years.

The individuals have been identified as:

Back row: Stan Sigsworth, Clarence Taylor, Stan Mastin, Elanora Histed, Mrs Robinson, ?, Mrs Mastin [?], ?

Front row: Katherine McTaggart, Herb Histed, Stan McTaggart, Lalia Histed, Blennet Histed, Annie ?, Pastor Leach.

Donated by Esther Wood, September 2015.

Digital copy of photograph of staff of Shannonville Canning Ltd.

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.27
  • Item
  • September 1938

Staff of Shannonville Canning Ltd., Shannonville, Ontario, in September 1938.

Names supplied:

Back row: Nellie Howard, Maggie Brant, Maggie Maracle, Mae Hill, Ethel Bardy, Georgina Rupert, Edna Maracle, Beatarice Brant, John Weese, ?, Mac FitzGerald, Lena FitzGerald, Edna Fuller, Harold Burtt, Mavis John, ?, Beatrice Smart, ?, Blanche Hill, Ivan Hill, Cora Maracle, Harold Elmy, Mr. Rightmyer, Tommy Howard and Percy "Diner" Howard

Second row: Marjorie FitzGerald, Dorsey Brant, Josie FitzGerald, Ethel John, Lydia Marion, Winnifred Maracle, Julia Maracle, Lydia Maracle, Kathleen Louis, Sadie Maracle, Gladys Brant, Eva Burtt, Anita Goodfellow, Stella Breadman, ?, Mrs Burtt, Winnie Howard and Marjorie Brant

Third row: Vincent Bardy, Madeline Spencer, ?, Pearl Brant, Leola Brant, Evelyn Noye, Muriel Hill, Alice Dow, Marjorie Elmy, Marion Hill, Reta Conley, Edna McCarthy, Helena Sager, Maggie Hill, Bertha Reed, Flossie ?, and Helen Fuller

Front row: Austin Fuller, Ross Brant, Clifford Hill, Eugene Maracle, Lorne Maracle, Harry Uens, ?, William Hill, ?, Carmon Spencer, Laural Burtt, Gerald Louis, Blake Cook and Roy Sager

Postcards of Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.26
  • File
  • c.1910

Postcards:

  1. St. George Street, Deseronto, looking south from Edmon St.
  2. Upper Mill Street, Deseronto

Digital photographs of items relating to the Murphy and Gaulin family of Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.24
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1960

Scanned photos relating to the Murphy/Gaulin family of Deseronto:

  1. Scan of photograph of James Gaulin (1870-1920, former postmaster of Deseronto) taken by Richardson of Napanee
  2. Scan of photograph of James Gaulin, taken by James Fairbairn of Deseronto
  3. Scan of photograph of James Gaulin and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Nealon and two others (possibly Mary Flood and Edward Gaulin)
  4. Scanned copy of photo of Marie Murphy’s first communion – along with Carol Lord, Joseph Smith, Tom Dowling and Colleen ? – priest was Father Martin
  5. Scanned copy of photo of first communion – same children with Nora Fox, who prepared them for communion
  6. Scanned copy of Deseronto Public School grade 1 class photo, c.1953 (duplicate of DA 2009.30 (1)).
  7. Photo of Nora Rathbun’s woven placemats
  8. Photo of Red Cross buttons from Deseronto Public school
  9. Photo of front of school Coronation medal
  10. Photo of reverse of school Coronation medal

Fairbairn, James

Digitized photographs taken by Harry McBride of the Royal Flying Corps

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.20
  • Series
  • 1917-1918

Scanned images of two photograph albums compiled by Harry McBride while he was serving as a rigger in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force at Camp Mohawk near Deseronto, Ontario, and in Texas. Includes a copy of his discharge papers.

McBride, Harry

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

Materials relating to the Hill, Powless and Smith families of Deseronto and Tyendinaga

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.19
  • Collection
  • 1892-1918
  1. Photo of Lucinda Hill wiith her children (from left): Susan, Elizabeth and James, and her grand-daughter, Elsie (Elizabeth's daughter). Lucinda was born on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in around 1843, the daughter of Isaac and Catherine Hill and she married another Isaac Hill. By the time of the 1871 census she was a widow, living with her three children (Elizabeth, 10, James, 8 and Susan 5) in the household of her nephew, William Claus. Elsie was 15 at the time of the 1901 census, when she was living in Deseronto, Ontario with her mother and grandmother. In the photograph, she looks about five or six years old, which would date the portrait to around 1892. The photo was taken by Herbert A. Osborne, who was active in Deseronto in the mid-1890s. The image has damaged edges and is broken into two pieces.
  2. Mounted photograph of the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer and the Manse in St. George Street, Deseronto, Ontario. Taken by James Fairbairn, photographer (born 1866) in around 1910.
  3. Photo of Deseronto High School
  4. Photo album – none of the images identified. Inscribed “To Lizzie from a little fried Weber Featherstonhaugh Deseronto Ont”
  5. Bible
  6. Bible
  7. Martine’s Handbook of Etiquette
  8. Common Sense in the Household
  9. Searchlights or Light on Dark Corners
  10. The Victory Readers Book I
  11. Pocket Ready Reckoner
  12. Photograph of Cyril W. Bird [married in Belleville 1891, evangelist – died in Africa, 12 Feb 1896]
  13. Letter from James Hill to his sister, Susan Maracle, 1904
  14. Various loose papers: permit to leave Canada for William Smith, 1918, Christmas Card, newspaper cuttings of marriages and obituaries; ‘In Memoriam” 1898 publication on the death of Frederick Sherwood Rathbun; instructions on removing afterbirth from cows[?]; marriage certificate for William Smith and Lydia Claus, 1902; stub of marriage certificate of David Powliss and Harriet Baptiste, 1917; embroidery reading “Thou Art my Hope”

Osborne, Herbert A.

Deseronto Navigation Company luggage tag

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.17
  • Item
  • c.1895

Luggage tag for route "Local 26" of the Deseronto Navigation Company Ltd. of Deseronto, Ontario.

American Railway Supply 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

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