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Exercise books

Completed student exercise books, including:

  • Day books
  • Journals
  • Invoice books
  • Letter books
  • Writing book
  • Coy books
  • Sales books
  • Ledgers
  • Cash books
  • Bank pass book

Student cards

File contains an incomplete series of student cards, recording name, hometown and grades for students with surname A to B and H to L.

Reverend A. Newton Reid collection

  • CA ON00156 2017-35
  • Collection
  • 1931

Items collected by Reverend A. N. Reid, including:

  • six postcards of Stirling, Ontario views
  • annual report for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Stirling
  • order of service for Easter Sunday, 5 April 1931, for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Stirling
  • obituary from the Stirling News-Argus for James Ralph, 1931
  • two electricity bills from the Stirling Hydro Electric System, addressed to Reverend Reid, October and November 1931

Reid, A. Newton

Map of Sidney Township in 1787 - 1981 rewrite

A recopy of the 1787 map of Sidney Township. The original map entitled "Plan of the Township of Sidney in the District of Mecklinburg. Surveyed in 1787 by Lewis Kotts, with the names of the proprietor inserted in the Lots." The recopy was completed by Mrs. Dorothy Ashton in 1981, for the Corby Public Library and Hastings County Historical Society. Scale 40 chains to an inch.

Donated by the Belleville Public Library in 2014.

Kotte, Lewis

First World War photographs

  • CA ON00156 2012-14
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

Photographs of military personnel, taken during the First World War. Some are signed 'R.G.S.', including a photograph of the Halifax Explosion. The collection also includes a set of Ottawa street scenes.

Individuals identified in the photographs include: Jim Parm, Petty Officer Pace, Ted Lazier, Ted Wallbridge, Keith Petepiece, Reg Stevens [probably Reginald Garnet Stevens, 1896-1971, the R.G.S. who took the photographs], P. Domville, Colonel W. J. McEllinny.

Ottawa street scenes depict: Parliament Hill, Lovers Walk, Government House, Chateau Laurier, the Eastern Departmental Block, Interprovincial Bridge, City Hall Square, the Rideau Canal locks.

Grace B. Waters photograph albums

  • CA ON00156 GBW
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1946

The First World War photograph album contains about 164 black and white or sepia photographs, 1 cartoon entitled "The same old moon", 1 coloured pencil sketch of a nurse. The album is Kodak's "Gallia" model (32.5x26x2cm) in plain black, textured leatherette. The photographs vary greatly in size from 21 x 14.5 cm to 8.5 X5.9 cm. About 40 of the photographs are signed either "E.R. Owen" or "E.R.O.". The first photograph is marked in pencil, "Donor G.B.Waters". Many of the photographs depict the Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Cliveden, England. Many images depict the hospital at the time of a visit by King George V and Queen Mary, a visit by Sir Robert Borden, and a visit by Winston Churchill. There are images of the hospital wards both indoors and out, the cafeteria, the linen supply, and many patients (a lot of the patients seem to be wearing special issue hospital shoes) and nurses. Subjects include: nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps; funerals; women ambulance drivers; trenches, military hospitals.

The second album dates from 1916 to 1921. Identified locations include: Athabaska Hall; Banff (Alberta); Red Deer; Lake St. Helena; Edmonton; Sylvan Lake; Mount Royal; Montreal (from M.G.H.); Fort William [Thunder Bay]; Lake of the Woods; Moose Jaw; Markerville; Innisfail; New York. There are several photographs of farm scenes and some of medical personnel in white coats, holding human bones.

The third album includes photographs taken at a graduation at McGill University in Montreal; scenes of Niagara Falls; photographs of cars; two photographs of hospital rooms.

This collection also includes an annual report for Kingston General Hospital, 1906; a brochure for Queen's University Hospital in Cairo, c.1915; five panoramic postcards of Le Tréport, France, c.1915; a letter from 'Elsa' of Dickson, Alberta to Ivy, Clifford and Lloyd, discussing her new job as head of a teacher training department in Ethiopia, dated 5 August 1946, and two sheets of song lyrics for the following songs:
Sheet 1
Cupid is the Captain of the Army
I've Said My Last Farewell
Those Songs My Mother Used to Sing
The Bull-Frog and the Coon
Poker Love
The Good Old U.S.A.
So Long Mary
The Tale of a Stroll
Lazy Moon

Sheet 2
Fishing
I Would Like to Marry You
As We Swing, Sweetheart
Drummer Song
Dear Old Johnstown
When I Rode on the Choo Choo Cars
I Fell in Love With Polly
Hey! Mister Joshua
Hiram Green, Good-Bye
It Makes Me Think of Home, Sweet, Home

Waters, Grace Brown

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.

File of Stirling photographs

File containing photographs of Stirling's 125th anniversary celebrations, 12-21 August 1983 (donated by R. Gay). Individuals identified include:

  • Lynn, Bruce, Janet Fallaize Murray, Susanne (Murray) Scholten
  • Helen & Wayne Shaw, Mac & Velma Sarles
  • Dr. Fred Eggleton, Russ & Mary Sills, Annette Taylor
  • Constable Frank Wallwork, Russ Sills, Stirling Village Council, PoliceChief Jack Foster
  • Judy and Melanie Potts, Pearl Conley
  • Ross Ray, Harold Holden
  • Ron Reid, Eugene Lang, John Warden
  • Bob Vandervoort
  • Jim & Jean Pollock, Marvin Cooney, Heather Pollock
  • Craig Watson & son, Stirling Citizens Band, Barry Wilson

File also contains reproductions of old postcards of Stirling and a 1992 photograph by Carol Surridge of the 'Welcome to Stirling' sign, which reads "The little village with the big heart".

Postcards of Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 2020-047
  • Collection
  • 1911-1912

Postcards showing street scenes and buildings in Deseronto, Ontario. The cards were mailed to Dora Mater (later Marr) by Cassie and May, friends of Dora's in Deseronto.

Marr, Ella Dora

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