The fonds contains the papers of John S. Turnbull of Belleville, Ontario. Enclosed in the first file is a description of the property of a Mr. Forrin; a notice instructing Mr. Turnbull to pay Mr. James Anderson eleven pounds, ten shillings by Mr. James Turnbull; and a description of the west side of Front Street. The second file consists of items relating to Turnbull's estate including a list of properties he owned, a list of personal effects, the last will and testament of Margaret Campbell, the first and final wills of John Turnbull, and documents pertaining to a dispute over his estate by his family after his death, there is also a map of mineral reserves in Marmora. The third file is composed of various real estate contracts, the fourth file consists of real estate deeds, while the fifth file is made up of real estate leases.
Sunday school attendance register for Marmora Methodist Church, Marmora, Ontario, including a printed page with an image of the late Canon C. M. Harris, 1854-1923, Rector at Marmora. Also banquet invitation and menu for an event held at the Hotel Quinte for Hastings County councillors on 10th December 1926.
Colour photographs of the Norris Whitney bridge under construction between Rossmore and Belleville, Ontario and aerial photographs of Belleville, Wellington, Picton, Tweed, Stirling and the open pit mine at Marmora. Photographs of aircraft, including a replica of the 'Spirit of St. Louis', which visited Belleville in 1977 or 1978.
Collection contains: 1) Twelve letters from Nicholas Wood Blackburn to his future wife, Fannie Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Bateman and one from Lizzie to Nicholas, 1901-1902. Letters from Nicholas were written from Marmora, Blairton, Rat Portage [Kenora], Macdonald (Manitoba), Millbridge, Coe Hill Mines, L'Amable Station, and Turriff. 2) Colour photocopy of certificate of marriage of Nicholas Wood Blackburn and Fannie E. Bateman, 25 March1903 3) Last will and testament of Nicholas Wood Blackburn of Madoc Township, 1918 4) Photocopied diary entries of Lizzie Blackburn at the time of Nicholas's last illness, 1929-1930 5) Photocopy of a letter from the nurse who tended Nicholas Blackburn before his death, 1 January 1930
Newspaper clippings relating to Centre Hastings area families collected by Gerald Belanger and indexed by the Quinte Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. Four CDs with indexes of the Gerald Belanger collection and the Branch's Canada 150 celebration project.