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Dr. Lester David Riggs

This series is composed of the following textual records and graphic materials created during the life of Dr. Lester David Riggs:

  • University Medical College of Kansas records ca. 1900-1904
  • Cards, Business Cards, Invitations
  • Letters, and Correspondence
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Photographs and Postcards
  • Receipts, and Tickets ca. 1902-1904
  • Records and Photographs of Mrs. Lester Riggs, Bertha
  • Obituary Notice and other related documents dating from 1963-1986

Riggs, Lester David

Kerr and Yourex family materials

Collection includes: Second World War photograph album of Gerald Mutton, assorted diaries, textbooks, letters, postcards, two sketchbooks, autograph books, school-related materials, certificates.

Kerr, Edmund

Bowerman, Violet

File contains writings by Violet Bowerman, 54 Crestview Ave., Belleville on her activities during the Second World War. The file also contains a copy of a book owned by her mother Violet M. Camken (died 1948) - "The Housekeeper's Companion" published by the Ladies Aid Society of Emmanuel Church, Belleville, 1933.

Bowerman, Violet Irene

Mary Lu Toms collection

  • CA ON00156 2022-082
  • Collection
  • 1907-1985

Materials collected by Mary Lu Toms:

  1. Thirteen black and white Hall family photographs and three negatives, 1895-1929, including: George Alex Hall, his first wife, Esther Frost and their children Russell and Arthur and his second wife, Mary Clarke Clazie and their children Aleck, Helen, and Frank
  2. Temperance pledge card signed by Mary Clazie, 1907
  3. Embroidered section of Mary Clazie's home-made wedding dress, 1912
  4. Ration books for members of the Toms family, 1944-1945
  5. Letters of congratulation to Mary Lu Toms for winning drawing and academic prizes, 1955-1961
  6. Artwork by Mary Lu Toms for Moira and Quinte Secondary School, including school pins for Moira and the cover of Quintessence, 1958 and a card carrying her sketch of the Hastings County Registry Office building, c.1961
  7. Certificates for completion of 4H home economics courses and Spelling Bee School Champion, 1956-1958
  8. Correspondence concerning Mary Lu Tom's summer job at the Entomology Research Institute in Belleville, 1962
  9. Single page "Brief History of Belleville" by Gerry Boyce, 1982 and correspondence concerning the donation of a dress to Glanmore by Mary Lu Toms, 1985

Toms, Mary Lu

Wanamaker papers

Papers of Loral and Mildred Wanamaker including Canada Post records (list of Belleville carriers) and supervisor bulletins, leases for Glebe Lands from Rev. John Grier and St. Thomas Anglican Church (1835-1871), voter's lists for Ameliasburg, 1965 and the Town of Trenton, 1909, and 15th ALI band program at Belleville, 1896.

Wanamaker, Castello Loral Roy

Zwick's Island

The file contains a newspaper article from the Ontario Intelligencer. It is a letter to the Editor from T.G. Wrightmeyer about the proposition by the then Mayor Haig to change the name of Zwick's Island. The article gives the history of this parcel of land dating back to 1790 given to Captain Phillip Zwick and subsequent generations.

Hannah Harrison collection

  • CA ON00156 2018-006
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1970

Collection comprises:

  • album with 128 photographs of family scenes taken by Hannah Harrison of 64 Emily Street, Belleville, Ontario
  • mounted photograph of the house at 64 Emily Street, c.1900
  • photograph of six young women in naval costumes (Hannah Harrison bottom right), c. 1910
  • Methodist Church annual ticket for 1902-1903 in the name of Hannah Harrison
  • Canadian National Railways passes for David Harrison, blacksmith, 1935-1942
  • 'Happy Birthday Sweetheart' card addressed to Hannah Harrison, 1939
  • Wharf Street Debating Club membership card in the name of D. Harrison, 1941
  • photographs of Hannah Harrison holding a baby, c.1970.

Harrison, Hannah Mary

Palmer family photograph album

  • CA ON00156 2021-093
  • Item
  • c.1908-1920

Photograph album with snapshots of children and pets. Some of the images show cars, trains, and manufacturing sites in and around Trenton, Ontario. One photograph shows Harry Palmer after winning the Deacon Road Race between Trenton and Belleville on 7 September 1908.

Simpson, Margaret

The file contains a copy of an article from Outlook, dated October 1991 Issue 96, from the Hastings County Historical Society, titled "200th Anniversary of Arrival in Canada of Tavern Owner, Margaret Simpson of Belleville." The file also contains a family genealogy, several letters pertaining to the family history and a couple of newspaper articles about the family.

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