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Belleville Harbour Commission records

  • CA ON00156 TR 3391
  • 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

Registers of Port of Belleville harbour dues

  • CA ON00156 RG 656
  • Series
  • 1939-1946

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.

Belleville Harbour Commission

Moira-Schuster Coal Company records

  • CA ON00156 MG 664
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1978

The fonds contains a Daily Cash Transactions sheet with a hand-drawn layout of the coal yards, an envelope with the company name "The Schuster Co. Limited", miscellaneous materials copied from original documents including newspaper clippings from 1954; pages 62-66 of the Canadian Fuel Marketer ca. 1878-1978 issues; Weaver Liquifuels pages 55-60, 2 envelopes of negatives, and 110 photographs of various everyday operations at the Bill Schuster Coal and Lumber Company, as well as photographs of Bill Schuster and possibly his family. One is an aerial photograph of the site of the company.

Moira-Schuster Ltd.

Thompson Collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 652
  • Collection
  • 1820-1964

The collection contains materials relating to property on lot 26, concession 7 of Thurlow Township, Ontario first owned by John Latta:

  • History of the house compiled for the Plainfield Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History by Maude Harrison in 1976
  • WIll of Francis Van de Bogart, made 26 Feb 1825
  • House and farm leases, and quit claims c.1898-1912 for Lot 26, Concession 7
  • Agreement and sale of land documents c.1872-1932
  • Deeds and policies c.1874-1932
  • Mortgage and accompanying documents c.1901
  • Mortgages and agreements survey plan for lot 25
  • Fire insurance policies c.1901
  • Discharge of mortgage document c.1872
  • Legal documents for Thurlow Township lots c.1880-1964
  • Mortgages and deeds from Thurlow Township c.1876-1931
  • High Court Justice documents c.1872-1886
  • Commissioner of Agriculture loans and receipts and statements ca. 1940's
  • An original deed from June 22, 1820
  • Bound volumes of The Windsor Magazine, June-November 1911 and June-November 1915

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

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

Lock Companies of Belleville records

  • CA ON00156 Fonds 9
  • Fonds
  • c. 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

Certificate of Formation of the Deseronto Board of Trade

  • CA ON00156 DA 2020.18
  • Item
  • 27 March 1902

Document establishing the Deseronto Board of Trade, which appointed William J. Malley as its secretary.

Signatories:
W. J. Malley, Chemist & Druggist
J. Buchanan, Dry Goods & Boots & Shoes
A. A. Richardson, Merchant
R. Miller, Merchant
F. J. Frost, Merchant
Charles. R. Oliver, Merchant
John Dalton, Manufacturer
W. J. Passmore, M.D.
George Houle, Merchant
W. J. McMicking, Deseronto News Co. Limited
James Fairbairn, Photographer
C. J. Adams, Fancy goods
A. G. Bogart, Merchant
P. Slavin, Merchant
G. E. Snider, Jeweller
George Houle, Merchant
W. Stoddart, Merchant tailor
Edward Cole, Tobacconist
E. Armitage, Merchant
Harvey & Meagher, Butchers
John Newton, M.D.
Wilbert Woodcock, Grocer
W. H. Stafford, Hardware
F. Donoghue & Bro., Dry Goods
R. Lawson, Butcher
Jo. Go. Egar, Insurance Agent
H. Kellar, Harness maker
F. B. Gaylord, Ins. Mgr.
E. W. Rathbun, Manufacturer
Isaac Allum, Furniture Dealer
William Jamieson, Hotel Keeper
G. E. Deroche, Barrister

Deseronto Board of Trade

Economic Development publications for Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2016.03
  • Collection
  • 2001-2012

Materials relating to economic development in Deseronto, including a feature in ‘Great Lakes Cruiser’ magazine, August 2001; Land inventory and promotional materials about the town, 2003; Downtown Revitalization Project handouts, 2007; 2012 Naylor’s Theatre historical fundraising calendar (annotated by Town’s Edge B&B).

Deseronto Town Hall photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.13
  • Collection
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs of Deseronto, Ontario dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs of the town from the 1980s; the interior of the former Home Hardware store in the Baker Block on Main Street; the O’Connor House on Main Street before its demolition; the 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, photographs of Centennial Park and Rathbun Memorial Park; the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001; the Ontario Provincial Police handover ceremony in 2001; an Easter Parade from the early 2000s; a Santa Parade; the 2002 New Year’s Levee; and the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto.

Most of the photographs appear to have been taken by Town staff. One envelope was donated to the Town by Irene Usher and contains photographs taken by her late husband, Tom.

Canada Optical Company collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.10
  • Collection
  • 1947-1993

Collection of materials relating to the Canada Optical Company in Deseronto, Ontario, including:

  • Typescript catalogue of glasses frames, 1947
  • Postcard with drawing of outside of plant, c.1950
  • Visitor book with Polaroid photographs of visitors, 1969-1974
  • Photograph album of staff events and activities, c.1975-1990
  • Magazine and newspaper articles about the company, 1980-1993
  • Product information sheets, 1980s
  • Employee benefits book, 1986
  • 14 colour photographs of people and equipment at the plant, 1980s

The materials were collected by Don Simpson, former general manager of the Deseronto plant.

Canada Optical Company

Digital photograph of miniature Quinte Fuel Coompany coal scuttle

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.05
  • Item
  • c.1920

Photograph of a ‘Quinte Fuel Co.’ promotional miniature coal scuttle. The company was listed in the Deseronto telephone directory in 1919 (with the telephone number 44, as on the scuttle). It was still in existence in the 1970s.

Share certificate for Springer Lock Manufacturing Company

  • CA ON00156 2023-037
  • Item
  • 1915

Certificate for one share of $100 of the capital stock of the Springer Lock Manufacturing Company Limited, issued to C. A. Campbell on 24 November 1915. Signed by W. C. Springer, Managing Director, A. J. Bird, Secretary-Treasurer, and Mackenzie Bowell, President.

Springer Lock Manufacturing Company

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