Copies of textual materials relating to Harty Wilson Morden, a First World War veteran born in Deseronto: a letter of recommendation written by Morden about Barry Barnes’ father (Morden’s batman) and copies of British Army materials relating to Morden.
Scanned image of a certificate of first communion and confirmation for Virginia Houle (1874-1944), the donor's grandmother. She received her first communion in Deseronto, Ontario, in August 1885 [at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church] and was confirmed in Napanee, Ontario on November 3rd, 1887 [at St. Patrick's Catholic Church].
The certificate was printed by L. Turgis, 60 Rue Des Ecoles, Paris.
Ebenezer Arthur Rixen of Deseronto, Ontario. Rixen was born in London, England on February 5th, 1857, the son of James Rixen and Elizabeth (née Moore). He married Ellen Gault in Deseronto on November 5th, 1884 and died in Thomas Street, Deseronto on June 10th, 1928. He was buried in the Deseronto Cemetery. Rixen was an accountant and insurance agent. He served as Mayor of Deseronto in 1917 and 1918.
Ellen Rixen (née Gault) of Deseronto, Ontario. Ellen was born in Mill Point (Deseronto) in 1862, the daughter of John and Sarah Gault. She married Ebenezer Arthur Rixen in Deseronto on November 5th, 1884. She died on April 4th, 1955 and was buried in the Deseronto Cemetery.
Scanned copy of a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with Chief Earl Hill of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, with the Queen Anne SIlver on an upturned canoe during the royal visit of 1973.
The file contains three newspaper clippings about the Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to Kingston. Included in the articles are references to the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and presentations by the Indigenous people. Also, during the same visit, in Toronto the meeting of the Royals with Peter Ramsay of Madoc.
Photographs depicting aircraft and airmen of the Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force, principally taken in and around Camp Rathbun, the pilot training camp situated to the north of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority of individuals pictured are not identified, although the captions 'Jimmie Russell' and 'Cadet Mitchell' appear on two of the photographs.
Photographs from an album compiled by George Munk during his time with the 85th Canadian Training Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force at Camp Mohawk near Deseronto and CampTaliaferro in Fort Worth, Texas.
Printed ‘Rules of Order of the Municipal Council of the Town of Deseronto’ 18 Feb 1889
Printed pro-forma for a certificate of public recognition by the town of Halifax for service in the Second World War (with pencilled alterations to make reference to Deseronto instead), 1945
Printed booklet on ‘The Future of the Liberal Party’, address by Brooke Claxton, Minister of National Defence, 4 Aug 1948
Auditor’s report on road expenditures for the Town of Deseronto, 1949
Edition of ‘Roads and Road Construction’ journal, March 1951, Vol. 29, no. 339
Leases between the Town of Deseronto and the Deseronto Lions Club (of the Skating Rink) and Deseronto Boating Club (part of the old saw mill property), 1953-1954
Published report by the Select Committee on Indian Affairs on ‘Civil Liberties and Rights of Indians [Indigenous People] in Ontario’, 19 Mar 1954
Letter from J.D. Lee and Company to the Deseronto Medical Officer of Health, Dr W. H. Duffett, with two copies of blueprint relating to modifications to the septic tank of the Deseronto Public School, 4 Dec 1956
Photograph of a ‘Quinte Fuel Co.’ promotional miniature coal scuttle. The company was listed in the Deseronto telephone directory in 1919 (with the telephone number 44, as on the scuttle). It was still in existence in the 1970s.
Part of an architectural analysis by Jennifer McKendry of the Ford Block at 165 Wellington Street, Kingston, Ontario, a building which was converted into a bank in 1895. The bank had a similar layout to the Bank of Montreal in Deseronto and the analysis includes a plan of the first floor of the bank.