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Belleville Harbour Commission records

  • Fonds
  • 1840-1961

This fonds comprises documents pertaining to the Belleville Harbour Commission. Folders contain: two copies of the By-Laws and Regulations of the Board of Harbour Commissioners and the amended Harbour Commissioners Act of 1889 from 1947 documents relating to the appointment of Harry Earle as a member of the Belleville Harbour Commission including the official certification from the Registrar General of Canada with the Great Seal of Canada impressed upon it
*newspaper clippings

There are also a number of volumes included in this fonds: volume containing documents relating to an account with the Mutual Insurance Company of the Victoria District, returns from the post of Belleville, and a series of timber licenses two volumes of the harbour's imports dating from 1879 to 1931 two volumes of exports dating from 1889 to 1935 two volumes of commodities dating from 1873 to 1930 cash book from the Belleville Harbour with dates ranging from 1891 to 1953 three volumes of account books with Canada and Dominion Sugar Company Limited, National Grocers Sugar Stock, Union Elevator, and St. Lawrence Sugar respectively

Belleville Harbour Commission

Cannifton Corbyville Women's Institute records

  • Fonds
  • 1950-2000

Fonds consist of 3 Tweedsmuir scrapbooks compiled by the Cannifton Corbyville Women's Institute. Also included are 2 minute books and 1 binder of president's notes. Books contain newsclippings, photographs, minutes, brochures, expenditures, handwritten notes, poems, maps and reports of local history and the Cannifton Corbyville Women's Institute. Subjects covered within the scrapbooks are programmes, banquets and miscellaneous events.

Cannifton Corbyville Women's Institute

Carmel Women's Institute records

  • Fonds
  • 1949-2001

Fonds consist of three Tweedsmuir scrapbooks compiled by the Carmel Women's Institute and nine volumes of minute books.

The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, and reports of local history and the Carmel Women's Institute. Subjects covered within the scrapbooks are World War II, excursions of the group, local businesses and news about the community.

The minute books cover the years 1949-2001 and include accounting information for the Institute. Some have lists of meetings, attendance registers and lists of members.

Carmel Women's Institute

Donna McPherson photographs

  • CA ON00156 2014-74
  • Fonds
  • 2012

Photographs of historic homes in West Hill, Belleville, Ontario. The following houses are pictured:
16 Benjamin Street
35, 45, 70, 83, 110 and 117 Bridge St. West (and three unidentified properties)
2 Catharine Street
House at corner of Cedar/Henry Streets
10 and 12, 11, 14, 22, 23 and 58 Charlotte Street
Coleman (Billa Flint's house)
23, 29, 42 and 49 Dunbar Street
14 Henry Street
2, 11, 16, 25, 51, 74 and 88 Highland Street
Unidentified property on Holloway Street
8, 11, 18 and 26 Isabel Street (and Queen Mary's School)
9 and 102 James Street (and an unidentified property)
169 Moira St. West (and five unidentified properties)
114 Moodie Street
6, 18 and 20 Murney Street
Unidentified house on Octavia Street
125, 149 and 159 Yeoman Street

McPherson, Donna

Fink family photographs

  • Fonds
  • 1900-1930

Fonds consists of 6 albums of family photographs.

Fink (family)

Halloway Loyal Orange Lodge records

  • Fonds
  • 1859-1922

This fonds is composed of records from the Halloway Loyal Orange Lodge #251. Four folders each contain a volume ranging from 1859-1875, 1873-1879, 1880-1883 and 1875-1922 respectively. Each of these volumes contains minutes, accounts, members lists and attendance.

Halloway Loyal Orange Lodge #251

John Turnbull records

  • Fonds
  • 1823-1897

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.

Turnbull, John

Local recipe books collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 653
  • Collection
  • 1982-2005

Contains four recipe books including: 'Quinte Cuisine' by the Canadian Federation of Univeristy Women Belleville and District (2005), 'Chefs of the City' by the City of Belleville Staff (1999), 'Our Best to You' by the residents of Quinte Living Centre (1982), and 'Recipes from the Hearts of Canadians' compiled by Volunteers and Information Quinte (2000).

Lock Companies of Belleville records

  • Fonds
  • 1839-1985?

A mix of catalogues showcasing locks and associated building hardware for all the companies involved, but focusing on Corbin. Box of files includes inter company correspondence, newspaper clippings, log books, photographs and shares. A number of other books include a job book for cylinder keys, manufacturing order books and department specific log books. Two awards are also included, 1 for the efforts of a flood control team in 1981 and 1 safety award received in 1960. The fonds also includes a plastic Corbin sign and a key made at the plant.

International Hardware Company

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Quinte Region Branch records

  • CA ON00156 MG 635
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2002

Contains mostly the Quinte Branch newsletter but also correspondence, minutes, reports and a number of walking tours of Belleville and Picton. Some of the minutes from meetings are also included as are some newspaper clippings associated with historic buildings of the region.

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Quinte Branch

BCIVS 'Elevator' collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-39
  • Collection
  • 1953-1961, 1978

Seven volumes of the 'Elevator' publication of Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School, from: 1953-1954 1955-1956 1956-1957 1957-1958 1958-1959 1959-1960
*1960-1961

Also a list of prize winners and entrants into the 50th Anniversary juried Arts and Crafts Show at BCIVS in 1978 and a promotional pen with the name of the school on it.

Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School

Belleville Chamber of Commerce records

  • Fonds
  • 1890 - 1969

The Belleville Chamber of Commerce fonds is composed of:

  • one file of correspondence including a press release, a ballot for the election for the 1968 election
  • one file containing two newsletters from 1956 and the last page of another newsletter from 1958.
  • one file of industrial brochures and promotional material containing three brochures circa 1953.
  • one file has annual reports from 1922, 1954, 1955, and 1956 in it, and a better service survey from 1953.
  • one file contains three guides about Belleville from 1950, three information guides for visitors to Belleville from 1961.
  • one file of directories and maps from 1949 to 1963.
  • two files containing "The Highlands of Hastings" travel brochures from 1940 to 1967, and a Quinte Isle tourist directory.
  • one file containing files from the "Jaycees," also known as the Belleville Junior Chamber of Commerce.
  • one file of material from the Belleville Board of Trade for Hastings County period in the organizations history.
  • one file containing ephemera pieces including a sign indicating membership and a menu.
  • one file contains various newspaper clippings.
  • series of scrapbooks dedicated to the Chamber of Commerce.

Belleville Chamber of Commerce

Belleville Fire Department records

  • CA ON00156 BFD
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2002

This fonds contains a variety of documents relating to the Belleville Fire Department which include, but are not entirely composed of, official policies relating to officer's reports, fire logs, health and safety, arbitration, indemnity agreements with surrounding communities, uniform specifications, certificates and cards, labour related issues, scientific studies, records of the city of Belleville and the Belleville Professional Fire Fighters Association in addition to newspaper clippings related to the fire department dated from 1907 to 2001.

Belleville Fire Department

Leona Riggs records

  • CA ON00156 MG 2
  • Fonds
  • 1822-1994

The collection consists of financial papers, genealogy books, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, postcards, business cards, music books, horoscope, poll book, address books, ledgers, notebooks, birthday cards, letters, photos/photo album, cartoons, highschool entrance exam, recipe book, stamp book, programs/brochures/concerts, dance cards, yearbooks, certificates, reciepts, invitations, membership cards and text book/teaching book.

Riggs, Leona

Prentice family records

  • CA ON00156 MG 646
  • Fonds
  • 1806-1941

Financial and property records relating to the W. R. Prentice store in Foxboro, Ontario, operated by William Robert Prentice and his wife Adelia.

Prentice, William Robert

Digital image of members of the Hawley family, 1917

  • CA ON00156 2016-101
  • Item
  • 1917

Photograph of members of the Hawley family on the occasion of the baptism of the youngest member. From left to right are: Olive Esther Delmage Hawley (1878-1951); Mary Minetta Hawley MacDonald Selby (1916-2009); Howard Delmage Hawley (1908-1982); George Elmer Hawley (1875-1966); and George Rockwell Hawley (1914-1984). George and Olive moved with their family to Deseronto, Ontario,in 1930 and lived at what is now 317 Main Street next to the small park.

Hawley (family)

Beth Green papers

  • CA ON00156 MG 654
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2008

Research notes and other materials relating to Beth Green's work for the Building Research Committee and the Archives Committee of the Hastings County Historical Society in Belleville, Ontario.

Green, Beth

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

Scanned photograph of 153 Victoria Avenue, Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2017-14
  • Item
  • c.1977

Scanned image of a photograph of the house at 153 Victoria Avenue, Belleville, Ontario. The house was built by Charles Frederick Smith in around 1878 and sold by Smith to John Wesley Johnson in 1889 for $4,250. Johnson was the Principal of the Ontario Business College in Belleville and Mayor of Belleville, 1897-1900, and Member of the Provincial Parliament for Hastings West, 1908-1919.

Hastings County Historical Society. Building Research Committee

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