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Bogart family papers

  • Fonds
  • 1845-1900

This fonds contains eleven folders. The first folder consists of genealogy records, family records and ephemera. This folder contains: a list of the births and deaths of members of the Bickford family from 1795 to 1877; three lists regarding deaths of Bogart family members David D. and Emma Virginia; the marriage certificate of David D. Bogart and Harriet Bickford from 1845 in Oswego, New York; hair samples of David D. Bogart, Harriet A. Bogart, and Emma V. Bogart; Harriet Bogart's account book with the Bank of Montreal; religious ephemera; and one unattributable piece of paper.

The second folder contains correspondence from 1868 to 1898. The addressed parties in these letters are: David D. Bogart, Harriet A. Bogart, W.D. Smith, J. Bickford, M.W. Forward, A.J. [Northrupe], John Bell, A.L. Bogart, Alexander Robertson, C.W. Bell, Alexander Robinson, [M.D.] Smith, E. Guss Porter, R. Richardson, W.R. Richardson, [G.] Mollison, and Y.B. Couch.

The third folder contains property records. It consists of: of a mortgage with dower and power of sale between John Canniff Phillips and Albert L. Smith; an indenture of bargain and sale between John Canniff Phillips and Anna Cornelia Phillips; a deed of land between Hester Morden and D.D. Bogart; a deed from the Oswego Rural Cemetery Association to Warren D. Smith and Harriet A. Bogart; six copies of the notice of exercising the power of sale between Harriet Bogart and William Henry Melburn; the original and a copy of a re-mortgage between [W.H.] Melburn and [Nancy] Garrison; a bill of costs for the power of sale from Harriet Bogart to Sexsmith; and a slip indicating a mortgage between Harriet Bogart and Wallace.

The fourth folder contains insurance information. Included in this folder are receipts and policies between Harriet Bogart and the Royal Insurance Company, a receipt from The Liverpool London Globe Insurance Company to Harriet Bogart after a sum was payed by J. Wallace, and a slip indicating that a new roof was put on a property that Harriet Bogart owned from T.C. Lazier to the Royal Insurance Company.

Folder five contains legal papers and records relating to various estates. It includes: a description of the results and potential penalties from an unknown case from 1876; a receipt issued from J.H. Mitchell indicating that an account had been settled after the death of D.D. Bogart in 1878; a receipt from the Riverside Cemetery in New York from Edwin Bell; a receipt from a settled account after the purchase of a monument and a headstone at Riverside Cemetery, Oswego, New York; the estate of the William [Winsby]; two receipts from the Oswego Rural Cemetery Association indicating that an account had been paid regarding the upkeep and maintenance of the Bogart and Smith burials; and a bill of costs relating to the estate of Harriet A. Bogart.

The sixth folder contains Bogart family stock information. It includes information relating to D.D. Bogart's stock holdings with the Grand Junction Railroad. Folders seven, eight, and nine contain numerous receipts from merchants and vendors including those in Belleville, Oswego, New York, and elsewhere.

The tenth folder contains papers relating to an 1874 Sheriff's sale of D.D. Bogart's goods. The twelfth folder contains two copies of an article from the Thursday, January 13 edition of the Daily Intelligencer recounting the experiences of A.L. Bogart in the city of Belleville. The folder also contains two copies of an article written by Billa Flint to the Daily Intelligencer disputing the claims of Bogart on January 17, 1881.

Bogart (family)

Ephemera collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 642
  • Collection
  • 2006-2010

Collection of ephemeral materials from Belleville and Hastings County, Ontario.

Hastings County Historical Society

Heritage Belleville records

  • CA ON00156 HB
  • Fonds
  • 1860-2015

Minutes and other records of Heritage Belleville.

Heritage Belleville

Scrapbook of news clippings relating to Belleville, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2017-72
  • Item
  • 13 Nov 1919 - 3 Mar 1920

Scrapbook containing news clippings from Belleville, Ontario newspapers The Daily Intelligencer and Daily Ontario relating to the Board of Trade reorganization and the purchase of the Bay Bridge.

Alpha Dairies butter papers

  • CA ON00156 2017-82
  • Item
  • c.1950

Three sheets of paper used for wrapping pound weights of 'Alpha brand Creamery Butter, First Grade' produced by Alpha Dairies Limited of 57 Cannifton Road, Belleville, Ontario. The dairies are listed at this address in the 1949 Vernon's directory of Belleville.

Alpha Dairies Ltd.

Store News

  • CA ON00156 2010-25
  • Item
  • Sep 1918

Printed newsletter from the Ritchie Company's store in Belleville, Ontario. The front cover has a photograph of the store's 47 members of staff. The donor identified Sam McGuire as the second man in the second row and Eliza Hunter (later married Percy Ranson) as the fifth person in the same row.

Ritchie Company Ltd.

Fan from Sinclair's Dry Goods store

  • CA ON00156 2014-68
  • Item
  • c.1910

Fan made of card with a wooden handle, advertising Sinclair's Dry Goods and Ladies' Garments. The store was on Front Street in Belleville, Ontario. The text on the back of the fan reads "Compliments of Sinclair's Dry Good and Ladies' Garment, Belleville, Ontario, the store where you get quality, style, service and economical prices. We invite your patronage. We study the wants of our customers and sell only standard high-grade goods". On the front of the fan is a drawing of a woman sewing a Union flag.

Sinclair's Dry Goods

Digital copies of Bishop's Seeds catalogues

  • CA ON00156 2018-086
  • Series
  • 1950, 1965

Digital copies of Bishop's Seeds catalogues from 1950 and 1965, made from originals held by the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario. The Royal Botanical Gardens also holds catalogues for 1951, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971 ,1974, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 in their collection.

Bishop's Seeds

Belleville Chamber of Commerce 150th anniversary materials

  • CA ON00156 2014-16
  • Collection
  • 2014

Belleville Chamber of Commerce 150th anniversary membership directory; 'A Night to Remember' celebration program and invitation for event held at the Armouries in Belleville on 7 February 2014.

Belleville Chamber of Commerce

Cheques from the Island Creamery

  • CA ON00156 2014-56
  • Collection
  • 1898

Twenty cancelled cheques drawn on the Island Creamery account with the Dominion Bank of Belleville, Ontario, dated from January to February 1898 and signed by James R. Anderson, President.

Island Creamery

Day books of John McKeown, shoe seller

  • CA ON00156 2018-108
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1917

Day books of sales made by John McKeown's boot and shoe business on Front Street in Belleville, listing customers' names and items purchased. There are four volumes covering the following dates:
1) July 1878 - April 1882
2) April 1882 - December 1884
3) May 1894 - August 1900
4) April 1912 - October 1917

A fifth volume contains an alphabetical index to customers' names.

McKeown, John

Issue of 'Rushlight' publication with article on William Embury

  • CA ON00156 2018-132
  • Item
  • September 2005

Journal containing article 'On the Trail of William Embury, Lantern Maker: A Tale of Two Countries' by Mel Zaloudek. Embury worked for the W. W. Chown company in Belleville, Ontario, in the 1890s, manufacturing tinware and lanterns.

Rushlight Club, Inc.

Mounted photograph of window display of John S. McKeown's Rexall drugstore at 271 Front Street, Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2015-59
  • Item
  • c.1920

Mounted photograph of a "Rexall Week" promotional window display at John Spottiswood McKeown's drugstore, 271 Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, c.1920. Photograph taken by Robert McCormick of Belleville. The display features a range of Rexall products, including: Liver Salts, Rubbing Oil, Baby Laxative, Rexall Orderlies, Celery & Iron Tonic, Beef Iron & Wine, Cherry Bark and Dyspepsia Tablets.

McKeown was born in Belleville in 1871. He was the son of John McKeown senior (a boot and shoe merchant) and Mary Bullen. He married Caroline (Carrie) Lingham on October 5th, 1898 and they had one daughter, Helen, born in 1901. In 1921 the family were living at 16 Alexander Street, Belleville, with a maid called Florence Parks.

McKeown's Drug Store was at this location in Front Street from c.1915 to the late 1960s, when it was taken over as The Coach Room, part of Woodley's Furs. This photograph was found by members of the Woodley family in the basement of the building.

McCormick, Robert

Photograph of Sears warehouse, Belleville, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2018-011
  • Item
  • 1997

Aerial photograph by Richard Lumbers of the Sears distribution warehouse on College Street, Belleville, Ontario, taken on its fifth anniversary.

Lumbers, Richard

Don Kellaway collection of plans

  • CA ON00156 2019-011
  • Collection
  • 1954-2003

A collection of plans and other items belonging to Don Kellaway:
1) Copy of a plan of docks in the harbour by Victoria Park, Belleville, by Charles Mott, City Engineer, 1954 (copy made in 1974)
2) File with names of owners of private docks in Victoria Harbour, Belleville,1974
3) Poster for Belleville Waterfront Festival and Folklorama, July 1987
4) Six rolled plans created as part of an inventory of waterfront parkland by the City of Belleville, July-September1987
5) Photocopies of City Hall renovation floor plans by Bel-Con Design (five plans: one for each floor), December 1987
6) 'The Ice Age: Harvesting the Ice, 1850-1950', a printed history of the Callaghan family's ice business in Belleville, 2003

Kellaway, Don

Black Diamond Cheese and Belleville-Corbyville Rail line proposal

  • CA ON00156 2017-03
  • File
  • 1991-1994

Two files retrieved by Gerry Boyce from Thurlow Township materials destined for shredding in 2005:

  • File on Ault Foods' acquisition of Black Diamond Cheese, including a photograph of the factory and Labatt's annual report for 1991
  • 31 page proposal to restore 2.5 miles of railway line between College Street West in Belleville and the Corby Distillery in Corbyville, 1994

Township of Thurlow

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