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Mary Greig records

  • CA ON00156 MG 637
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1993

Fonds includes legal papers, photographs, correspondence of Mary Greig's mother, Lily Moult (née Wilson) and school yearbooks for Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School from 1931 to 1941.

Greig, Mary

Nick and Helma Mika collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 1
  • Collection
  • 1850-1999

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.

Mika, Helma

Records of the Women's Study Guild (Belleville)

  • CA ON00156 2016-70
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1998

Minutes, texts of talks and financial records of the Women's Study Guild, originally formed at the John Street United Church in Belleville, Ontario.

Women's Study Guild

Photographs of 1936 Belleville flood

  • CA ON00156 2016-84
  • Series
  • 1936

Five annotated photographs of Belleville, Ontario, taken during the March 1936 floods.

Benson, Frank

Grace B. Waters photograph albums

  • CA ON00156 GBW
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1946

The First World War photograph album contains about 164 black and white or sepia photographs, 1 cartoon entitled "The same old moon", 1 coloured pencil sketch of a nurse. The album is Kodak's "Gallia" model (32.5x26x2cm) in plain black, textured leatherette. The photographs vary greatly in size from 21 x 14.5 cm to 8.5 X5.9 cm. About 40 of the photographs are signed either "E.R. Owen" or "E.R.O.". The first photograph is marked in pencil, "Donor G.B.Waters". Many of the photographs depict the Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Cliveden, England. Many images depict the hospital at the time of a visit by King George V and Queen Mary, a visit by Sir Robert Borden, and a visit by Winston Churchill. There are images of the hospital wards both indoors and out, the cafeteria, the linen supply, and many patients (a lot of the patients seem to be wearing special issue hospital shoes) and nurses. Subjects include: nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps; funerals; women ambulance drivers; trenches, military hospitals.

The second album dates from 1916 to 1921. Identified locations include: Athabaska Hall; Banff (Alberta); Red Deer; Lake St. Helena; Edmonton; Sylvan Lake; Mount Royal; Montreal (from M.G.H.); Fort William [Thunder Bay]; Lake of the Woods; Moose Jaw; Markerville; Innisfail; New York. There are several photographs of farm scenes and some of medical personnel in white coats, holding human bones.

The third album includes photographs taken at a graduation at McGill University in Montreal; scenes of Niagara Falls; photographs of cars; two photographs of hospital rooms.

This collection also includes an annual report for Kingston General Hospital, 1906; a brochure for Queen's University Hospital in Cairo, c.1915; a letter from 'Elsa' of Dickson, Alberta to Ivy, Clifford and Lloyd, discussing her new job as head of a teacher training department in Ethiopia, dated 5 August 1946, and two sheets of song lyrics for the following songs:
Sheet 1
Cupid is the Captain of the Army
I've Said My Last Farewell
Those Songs My Mother Used to Sing
The Bull-Frog and the Coon
Poker Love
The Good Old U.S.A.
So Long Mary
The Tale of a Stroll
Lazy Moon

Sheet 2
Fishing
I Would Like to Marry You
As We Swing, Sweetheart
Drummer Song
Dear Old Johnstown
When I Rode on the Choo Choo Cars
I Fell in Love With Polly
Hey! Mister Joshua
Hiram Green, Good-Bye
It Makes Me Think of Home, Sweet, Home

Waters, Grace Brown

Copies of Daily Ontario and Daily Intelligencer articles about Vimy Ridge

  • CA ON00156 2016-89
  • Collection
  • April 1917, May 1932

Copies of Belleville's 'Daily Ontario' and 'Daily Intelligencer' newspaper articles relating to the Battle of Vimy Ridge, published in April 1917 and articles from the 'Ontario Intelligencer' relating to the opening of the Vimy Memorial in May 1932.

Donated by Laurel Bishop, November 2016.

Daily Ontario

Ontario Business College class photograph

  • CA ON00156 2010-48
  • Item
  • 1931

Photograph of staff and students of the Ontario Business College, including: Nellie-May Kent (second row, fifth from right); Mae Monica Foster (first row, eight from right); Marjorie Danford (second row, fourth from right) and Mavis Sills (second row, sixth from right). Teacher identified as Mr Motsler, Miss Grant, Mr Moor and Mr Henry.

Ontario Business College (Belleville)

Belleville flood photographs and postcard publication

  • CA ON00156 2016-98
  • Collection
  • 1907-1936

A heart-shaped publication of mini-postcard images of Belleville produced by Charles B. Scantlebury in 1907.
Two photo-postcards of Belleville, Ontario, during spring flooding [possibly 1936], one showing the broken footbridge, the other taken on Bridge Street West.

Scantlebury, Charles B.

Copies of letters from Garnet Dobbs

  • CA ON00156 MG 651
  • Series
  • 1917-1919

Forty photocopied letters written from Europe by Garnet Dobbs during the First World War to his sister, Millie Dobbs of Toronto, and his brother, Walter Dobbs of Winnipeg.

Dobbs, Garnet

George Bruce Airhart materials

  • CA ON00156 2017-01
  • Collection
  • 1911, 1926

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.

Airhart, George Bruce

Research materials of Al Cleary

  • CA ON00156 2017-02
  • Fonds
  • 2011-2016

Various electronic files of research notes made by Al Cleary in his time as a volunteer at the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County. They include research on mills and dairies of Hastings County, Ontario; research for patrons of the Archives and notes on the history of the Belleville Fire Department.

Cleary, Al (Allan)

Arthur Tufts collection

  • CA ON00156 2007-05
  • Collection
  • 1937-2000

Materials collected by Arthur Tufts (father of Marilyn Hughes), including:

  • Negative of a photograph of children and staff of Tweed Consolidated School, 1932-1933
  • Printed letter from Harold Walsh to the voters of East Hastings, 1 October 1937
  • 'A History of St. John's United Church, Tweed, Ontario 1957-1969' by Mrs C. R. Porritt, 1967
  • Printed photo directory of St. John's United Church, Tweed, Ontario, 2000
  • Printed 'seniority list' of names of 266 employees of Corby Distilleris Limited at 15 September 1974, with their date of starting work
  • Published history of 'Moira Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 11 G.R.C. March 10th, 1801 to 1976' by H. S. Robbins
  • Published history 'Moira Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 11 G.R.C. Bicentennial 1801-2001' by Paul Foster

Tufts, Arthur Herman

Framed photograph of Aldermen and Civic Officials of Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2017-10
  • Item
  • 1887

Framed photograph, a collage of photographs of 26 "Aldermen and civic officials of the City of Belleville" in Queen Victoria's Jubilee Year. The men are identified as: A. N. Pringle; P. J. M. Anderson; W. L. Fellowes; E. G. Porter; W. Reeves; J. N. Lazier; C. Bogart; M. Graham; J. C. Keith; E. H. LaRoche; D. B. Robertson, City Clerk; W. J. Diamond; W. H. Biggar, Mayor; L. H. Henderson, City Solicitor; R. Taylor, Street Surveyor; James Macoun; N. B. Falkiner; J. W. Johnson; R. Tannahill, City Treasurer; G. A. Brown; A. T. Petrie; William Smeaton; D. J. Hay; D. Collins; William Lott; L. Johnson.

City of Belleville

Ralph Morton collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 648
  • Collection
  • 1913-1990

The collection contains the following textual records:

  • Belleville High School Elevator yearbooks from ca. 1913-1926 (gaps)
  • BCIVS yearbooks from ca. 1929-1978 (gaps)
    *1972 yearbook from York Regional School of Nursing
  • Belleville Sports Hall of Fame program from Sept 12 1987
  • Program- Tribute to Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment at St. Thomas Church
  • A Flyer of Centennial House Tour May 13 1978
  • Historic buildings of downtown Belleville walking tour pamphlet
  • Heritage Belleville's Walking Tour pamphlet
  • Bell Telephone Co. Subscribers lists for 1883 reproduction
  • Official Telephone Directory 1900 reproduction pamphlet
  • The Ont. Mutual Life Assurance Co. reproduction pamphlet
  • Hastings County Historical Society "Outlook" Issue 88, November 1990
  • Belleville's What's Happening Magazine Nov/Dec 1974

Morton, Ralph

Desmond H. D. Lowry photographs of Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2017-85
  • Series
  • 1969-2006

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.

Lowry, Desmond Herbert Douglas

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