Grand Trunk Railway and Canadian National Railway materials collected by Cleland James Allison and Tom Allison, including:
Grand Trunk Railway Employees' Timetable 41 for Belleville and Montreal divisions, April 1922
Canadian National Railways Conductors' and Brakemen's seniority list, January 1940
Memorandum to C. J. Allison commending him for detecting a broken truck in Gananoque, 1 September 1944
Railway Operating Rules, 1916, 1929, 1951, 1962 *Texts of four talks on railway history given by Tom Allison, 1990-2005
Photograph taken outside the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Hall of members of the Order of Railway Conductors and Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen involved in the Grand Trunk Railway Strike of July 18 to August 2, 1910.
Printed ‘Rules of Order of the Municipal Council of the Town of Deseronto’ 18 Feb 1889
Printed pro-forma for a certificate of public recognition by the town of Halifax for service in the Second World War (with pencilled alterations to make reference to Deseronto instead), 1945
Printed booklet on ‘The Future of the Liberal Party’, address by Brooke Claxton, Minister of National Defence, 4 Aug 1948
Auditor’s report on road expenditures for the Town of Deseronto, 1949
Edition of ‘Roads and Road Construction’ journal, March 1951, Vol. 29, no. 339
Leases between the Town of Deseronto and the Deseronto Lions Club (of the Skating Rink) and Deseronto Boating Club (part of the old saw mill property), 1953-1954
Published report by the Select Committee on Indian Affairs on ‘Civil Liberties and Rights of Indians [Indigenous People] in Ontario’, 19 Mar 1954
Letter from J.D. Lee and Company to the Deseronto Medical Officer of Health, Dr W. H. Duffett, with two copies of blueprint relating to modifications to the septic tank of the Deseronto Public School, 4 Dec 1956
List of 81 landowners in Hungerford Township and the village of Tweed who gave up land for the Napanee, Tamworth and Quebec Railway's extension to Tweed in Hastings County. The book lists names of occupiers, concession and lot and acreage of the land taken by the railway company. A note on the front of the volume certifies that the reference book was lodged with the Registrar of Hastings County on October 29th, 1888.
Slides made by Rudolf Donninger during his time in Belleville, Ontario, working at Northern Electric. They include photographs of buildings in Belleville, rural scenes, cars, a parade and the Belleville Fair in 1970, winter scenes, Ottawa and Kingston views, and aircraft at the Trenton Air Show.
The collection reflects the publishing interests of Nick and Helma Mika. It comprises four main series: photographic files, reference files, printing process files and other materials. The collection is strong in local history materials, particularly relating to the history of the United Empire Loyalists, railways, and the city of Belleville.
Three registers of Harbour Dues paid by ships offloading cargo at the Port of Belleville between 21 September 1939 and 5 December 1946. The registers record the date; the name of the ship; the quantity and nature of the cargo; the recipient; the dues owing and the date they were paid. Entries are signed by the harbour master: Joseph Waddell until 5 October 1945 and George Oliver Tice after that date.
Photographs taken by members of the Cornell family of 47 John Street in Belleville, Ontario. Family snapshots, photographs of boats in Belleville Harbour, Presqu'ile lighthouse, cars, Billy Bishop's float plane.
1) Newspaper clipping about the opening of Century Place in Belleville, Ontario, 26 March 1976 2) Brochure for Century Place, c.1976 3) Instructions for employees starting work in the Century Place building on 29 March 1976 4) Text of a talk on 'Hastings County & the Telephone' by R. W. Carleton, given to the Hastings County Historical Society on 15 February 1977
Collection of photographs from the Scott and Cooney families of Belleville, Ontario: 1) Streetcars and Tickell furniture factory on Foundry Street in Belleville, c.1895 2) Photograph of horses at the Quinte Exhibition grounds, c.1900 3-10) Photographs of the Quinte Exhibition (James Scott (1879-1947), the donor's grandfather, was the groundskeeper), c.1925 11) Page 9 and 10 of the S-A Conveyor, with photos from the Stephen-Adamson Christmas party, 1945 12) Photograph of children with Santa at a Stephens-Adamson Christmas party, c.1950 13) Photograph of Stephens-Adamson baseball team in front of the fountain at the Quinte Exhibition grounds (including Gordon Cooney, 1912-1968), c.1950 14) Gordon Cooney (father of Fay Bradshaw) and two other men having their hair cut at Seely's barber shop on Front Street in Belleville, c.1963
Eighteen photo-postcards of Hastings County scenes, taken by William Freeman. They include images of Bannockburn (2), Eldorado (4), Moscow (1), and Trenton (3). Items donated in 2011 include a photograph of Oran Tripp at Trenton, snapshots of the Rose family of Millbridge, a Model T at Bannockburn in 1911 and three C.N.R. engines at Bannockburn in 1912.
The photographs are arranged by subject matter and cover activities in and around the town of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority date from the late nineteenth century and many depict the lumber-related industries of the Rathbun Company in Deseronto. There are also photographs of school groups, churches, railways, First World War airfields and portraits of Deseronto citizens.