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Research materials

Records of Gerry Boyce's research on a number of published and unpublished subjects relating to the local history of Belleville and Hastings County. Research for published books include:

  • Hutton of Hastings
  • St. Andrew's Chronicles
  • The Covered Bridge at Trenton
  • Eldorado: Ontario's First Gold Rush
  • Sidney Township, 1790-1990
  • Historic Hastings
  • Belleville: Birth of a City
  • Belleville: A Popular History
  • Belleville City Hall

Subjects covered in Gerry's research for unpublished projects include:

  • local cemeteries and religious organizations
  • medicine and disease
  • crime and punishment (including a publication on the history of Belleville police)
  • history of education in Ontario (especially Hastings County and Belleville)
  • supernatural phenomena (compiled for ghost walks in Belleville)
  • genealogy
  • Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School
  • local Indigenous peoples, (principally the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte)
  • famous local people (the Aylwards, Sir Mackenzie Bowell, William Canniff, Susannah Moodie

This series also contains notes on talks given by Gerry Boyce and correspondence relating to them.

Community life

This series contains a range of materials covering local cultural, sporting and community activities, including theatre, heritage open days, 1978's Belleville Centennial events, Canada Day celebrations, local authors, the Belleville McFarlands and Belleville Bulls hockey teams.

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