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W. C. Mikel records

  • CA ON00156 WCM
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1960

This collection represents materials originating or used by W.C. Mikel. The first folder contains three speeches delivered during his time as Police Magistrate and Mayor. The next series of folders contains references and sources for his volume The City of Belleville History. The second folder contains correspondence regarding the book. Folders three through ten contain the notes Mikel used for each chapter. Folder eleven contains the plans for “Quinte City" and documents from the Town Planning Institute among others. Folder twelve contains unattributed reference material and general research for the book. Folder thirteen contains Mikel's collection of material for the 1924 United Empire Loyalist celebration which was held during his first term as Mayor. Folder fourteen contains Mrs. Mikel's obituary, a letter from Mikel to the Bank of Montreal, and a letterhead from the period he served as Police Magistrate. Folder fifteen contains three copies of his book, Godlove Mikel. The sixtenth folder contains a variety of newspaper clippings.

Mikel, William Charles

A. McLean Haig records

  • CA ON00156 TR 3305
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1975

This fonds contains 22 folders. It consists of A. McLean Haig's biographical data which includes a brief summary of his life. The second folder contains his incoming correspondence which includes letters from: Assistant Deputy Minister of national Defence James A. Sharpe; a copy of a letter forwarded to Haig from C.C. Wimperly of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to Mr. A.B. Sprague; two letters between Wimperly and Haig, one with statistics concerning Northumberland and Durham Counties, the communities of Campbellford and Seymour, and the former District of Newcastle; one from A.R. Wilson, the Belleville Superintendent of the Canadian National Railway; one telegram and one business card congratulating Mayor Haig on his election in 1962 from Quebec Premiere Jean Lesage – in the telegram, it is interesting to note that Lesage is spelled Lesarge; a letter from Trans-Canada Air Lines and Air Canada Vice President Howard Cotterell with a small picture sent from Cotterell to Haig from the air carrier's annual report; a letter from CNR Rideau Manager Keith Hunt that had a piece of the rail-track from Pinnacle Street in Belleville enclosed with it after the line had been pulled from the ground in 1964; and three Christmas cards received from constituents.

The are also pieces of Haig's outgoing correspondence including: four pieces of correspondence to CNR the St. Lawrence Region Vice President, W.H. Kyle and Belleville Superintendent A.R. Wilson respectively; and a letter thanking Premiere Lesage – again spelled Lesarge, for his congratulations on winning the 1962 Belleville municipal election.

There is a folder of his municipal papers consisting of: newspaper clippings; a press release from Postmaster M.A. Murray; a program from the opening of the new wing of the Belleville General Hospital in 1956; and a report on major accomplishments achieved by the Haig administration between 1960 and 1963 prepared by City Manager J.R. Reynolds. Additional folders in this fonds include: one folder of federal government papers, nine folders containing copies of his addresses and speeches; one folder of speeches given by other people that the Mayor kept; a folder with copies of the report of the Willmott Royal Commission which looked into the McFarlands hockey team scandal and the City Auditor's report of 1959; one folder of military related documents; one folder with items pertaining to the history of Belleville and Thurlow; a file with printed jokes and other items that Haig found humourous; one folder labeled miscellaneous by the original record keeper; and the contents of a scrapbook.

Haig, A. McLean

Terry Forin collection

  • CA ON00156 TF
  • Fonds
  • 1600s-2010

Geneological records, letters, wills, birth and death announcements, cards, hand written notes, memoirs, photographs publications involving family history and research. Ranges across Canada, the eastern portion of the United States and parts of Great Britain. Family names covered include; Forin, Freeland, seymour, Mcnaughton, Plunkett, Eymondson, Mate, Olafson, Einarsdottier, Halldorrson, Grimes, Lock, Huntley, Roper, More, Rooks, Slee, Keeler, Fell, Lazier, Casey, Roblin, van Blaricum, Niles, Mathews, Ricketson, Haight, Canniff, Gilchrist, Dorland, Strong, Ingersol, Campbell, Dewolf, Ponton, Jacox, Dunne, Reid, Soule, Dennis, Fair, Fowler, Pound, Barker, Franklin, Sharp, Ewing, Judge, Powers, William, Gillet, King, Brownson, Loomis, Peard, Judd, and Turner.

Includes a set of watercolour paintings of women in different outfits made by the Slee sisters (Edith, Florence, Kate and Clara) of Bermondsey, Surrey, England, in 1869-1873.

Forin, Terence

Local recipe books collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 653
  • Collection
  • 1982-2005

Contains four recipe books:

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

Ethel Short collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 647
  • Collection
  • 1923-1987

Collection comprises:

  • File 1: Family photographs: mainly of farm scenes such as haymaking, corn harvesting, steam traction engines, horses. Two individuals are identified: George Avery and Will Roblin.
  • File 2: Publications- newspaper clippings
  • File 3: Nostalgic items and publications, newspaper clippings
  • File 4: Miscellaneous publications and clippings
  • File 5: Material relating to Belleville's 1978 Centennial

Materials added to the Community Archives' newspaper holdings: Belleville Intelligencer recipe supplements, 1964-1987

Short, Ethel

Lois Walkling research papers

  • CA ON00156 MG 638
  • Fonds
  • c. 1980-1993

Research notes by Lois Walkling on the Wilmot and Turner families of Sidney township, Hastings County, Ontario. Includes notes on Sidney township cemeteries and copies of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (Quinte Branch) walking tours.

Walkling, Lois Margaret

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

Wanamaker records

  • CA ON00156 MG 27
  • Fonds
  • 1778-1984

The Wanamaker fonds consists of textual records and graphic materials of genealogical histories of various families. The fonds also contains records, brochures, pamphlets, publications, books, and other textual records from towns and cities throughout Ontario, predominantly from the Quinte Area and Hastings County.

  • Family Photographs of the Sayers family, Ralph Wanamaker's family, the Hodgen family, of Loral Wanamaker's family, Parliament family, Van Cott family, Post family, as well as loose photographs of the Parliament family, the McTaggart family, various snapshots and negatives of scenery and views, as well as 2 boxes of slides
  • 1 box of Books and Binders with genealogical records, as well various records of various towns in Ontario ca. 1816 - 1957
  • Genealogical notes, histories, birth records, death records, pages from family Bibles, receipts, and other textual records for over 40 individual families
  • Genealogical charts, and ancestral charts
  • Genealogical correspondences
    *Newspapers, and News clippings from Hastings County, Hastings County Museum, Historical Society, Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward County, Trenton, Tyendinaga, and United Empire Loyalists
  • Legal documents, seals and original deeds, and land records ca. 1803 - 1848
  • Genealogy forms, research materials, reference materials
  • Various artworks and postcards (of Hastings County, the Quinte Region, the British Military and Navy, the Belleville Art Association, and travel)
  • Quinte region, Belleville, Trenton, and Prince Edward County miscellaneous publications, newspaper clippings, brochures, pamphlets, notes, directories, histories, records, and tourism guides and publications
  • Ontario, New York , and Canada pamphlets, magazines, calendars, and an Ontario Liquor License Act, 1891
  • Land Abstracts for Prince Edward County
  • Maps and plans: 1778-1779 Blue Print Surveys from General Washington, New York Historical Society; 1784 Ontario (printed by Ministry of Natural Resources), 1984; 1860-1861 Hastings County, 1860-1861 from the Hastings County Directory; 1928 Lloyd's Map of Hastings County; c. 1930 Belleville Post Office Carrier Route #8, North Front and North Park Streets
  • Scrapbooks ca. 1958-1972
  • Miscellaneous Publications (almanacs, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous pins belonging to Loral Wanamaker, blue print surveys)

Genealogical family research names:

  • Allison
  • Alyea
  • Babcock, John
  • Bailey
  • Belnap
  • Benson
  • Blair/Snider/Mumby/Spenser
  • Brickman, Lewis
  • Brighton
  • Canniff
  • Clapp
  • Cole
  • Cunningham
    *Davis
  • Embury
  • Finkle
  • Fraser
  • Gallagher
  • Gerow
  • Giraud/Gero-Gerow
  • Hodgens
  • Johnson
  • Loveless, Absolam
  • McTaggart
  • Meyers, John W.
  • Mitchell, Alfred
  • Orser
  • Parliament
  • Peck
  • Redner
  • Roblin
  • Scott
  • Spencer
  • Sprung
  • Van Cott, John
  • Vander Woort
  • Waite (see also Sprung and Putnam)
  • Wallbridge
  • Wanamaker
  • Wanamaker, Judge George Washington
  • Wanamaker
  • Weese
  • Whitney
  • Williams and Schermerhorn
  • Yarrow

Wanamaker, Castello Loral Roy

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

Morrison Family Postcards

The Morrison Family Postcards series contains 12 postcards sent either to or by members of the Morrison family. The postcards feature images of various locations in Ontario.

Morrison (family)

Plan of Elevations on Ponton Home in Belleville

A blueprint plan of the front and side elevations of the Veranda at the Ponton Home on west Dundas Street (Highway 2). Over the door "Quinte Cottage" is written. Drawn by John Arnold Thomson, Architect, and signed June 11, 1941. The house is now demolished.

Donated by the Heritage Belleville Committee in 2017.

Thomson, John Arnold

Van Blaricom papers

  • CA ON00156 Fonds 12
  • Fonds
  • c.1920-1967

Genealogical research materials on members of the Van Blaricom family, United Empire Loyalists and early settlers of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties in Ontario.

Van Blaricom, Earl Winfield

Ponton family records

  • CA ON00156 Fonds 10
  • Fonds
  • 1809-1965

The fonds consists of 10 boxes of textual and graphic material about the Hutton-Ponton family. The fonds is organized chronologically by the following categories: Military and Civilian. The fonds consists of the following categories:
Boxes 1-3 files 1-26 (1879-1916 15th Battalion Argyll Light Infantry- correspondence: telegrams, financial/inspection reports, inventory lists, medal applications, order books, sergeant's mess meeting minutes, service rolls and how the infantry was named)
Boxes 3-5 files 27-46 (1896-1903 Belleville Rifle Range, 1896-1900 Bicycle Corps, 1900 Canadian Patriotic Fund, Deseronto Militia Company, Militia Headquarters-Ottawa: 1895-1906 discharge and pension documents, 49th Hastings Rifles Battalion order book, 1879-1917 infantry tests and military schools: applications, notebook of notes about Toronto School of Musketry, invitations to various events, letters, documents, militia orders and newspaper articles)
Box 5 files 46-53 (empty envelopes, documents about Queen Victoria's Jubilee, The Red Cross: booklet, The School for the Deaf: letters, the South African War: letters, applications and militia orders, World War 1 and "Wrinkles": letters and wall posters, pamphlets and newspaper clippings)
Box 6 files 54-64 (family papers: certificates, letters, notebook, family history:Hutton/Putton house, wills, estate matters and journal/travel/address book)
Boxes 6-7 files 65-76 (family accounts from 1869-1903)
Box 7 files 77-90A (Belleville Industrial Committee: minutes from meetings, letters, newspaper clippings and various documents about opening different factories in Belleville)
Boxes 7-8 files 91-101-2 (Land and Estate Papers: grants, deeds of land and mortgages and sale of part of a cricket field)
Box 9 files 102-106 (Legal papers: daily journal and legal documents)
Boxes 9-10 files 107-112-4 (Programs and invitations to various programs and events)
Box 10 files 113-117-2 (misc correspondence and newspaper clippings: letters, certificate, and notes)
Box 10 files 118-127 (misc business and other items: reports, letterheads, advertisements, postcards and brochures)
3 red books (The Quarterly Militia List:1897-1900)
small reddish brown book (Infantry Drill by Authority-1889)
2nd larger reddish brown book (Field Artillery Training-1914)
greyish book (The Militia Lists-1886)

Ponton (family)

Harold McMurrich Rathbun negatives

  • CA ON00156 DA HMR
  • Series
  • 1907-1940s

Two negative-holders with annotations by Harold McMurrich Rathbun for negatives he took between 1907 and 1914, with loose negatives from 1920-1940. Most of the photographs were taken in and around Deseronto, Ontario, but they also include photographs taken on a journey by rail to Alberta in 1907.

Rathbun, Harold McMurrich

Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun glass negatives

  • CA ON00156 DA HBR
  • Series
  • c.1890-1897

A group of glass negatives associated with Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun (1861-1897) and his family.

Rathbun, Herbert

Hall family fonds

  • CA ON00156 DA HALL
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1965

Fonds comprises photographs, correspondence and printed materials relating to the activities of members of the Hall family of Deseronto, particularly Flossie Hall (later Flossie Chalmers).

Hall (family)

Kay Allin collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2020.15
  • Collection
  • 1900-1991

Collection principally comprises research notes, newspaper clippings, promotional publications and postcards relating to the history of the town of Deseronto, Ontario. It also includes a file of materials relating to a voyage on the Empress of Scotland ship in 1956.

  1. Deseronto postcards and photographs, 1900-1920
  2. Notes and ephemera relating to Kay Allin's voyage on the Empress of Scotland, July 1956
  3. Publication Kente Mission, 1668-1680, 1968
  4. Notes by Kay Allin on the history of Deseronto, c.1980-1990
  5. Notes by Kay Allin on the history of the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer in Deseronto, c.1980-1990
  6. File of newspaper clipping relating to Deseronto, 1967-1980
  7. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the Rathbun family, 1972-1980
  8. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to Deseronto, 1978-1990
  9. Reproduction of Deseronto High School 'Ballyhoo' publication, May 1928
  10. Deseronto flyers and publications, including 1978 program for the North American Outboard Championships, 1967-1989
  11. Publications relating to centennial celebrations in Deseronto, 1971 and 1989

Allin, Muriel Kathleen 'Kay'

Registration certificate for Sampson Clarke

  • CA ON00156 DA 2016.06
  • Item
  • 22 June 1918

Certificate of registration for the national purposes of Canada of Sampson Clarke of Deseronto, Ontario.

Canada Registration Board

Digital copy of photograph of wedding of Stan McTaggart and Lalia Histed

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.28
  • Item
  • 4 November 1942

Photograph of Stanley (Stan) McTaggart (1924-2007) and Lalia Histed (1921-2014) on their wedding day in November 1942 at their home on Dundas Street, Deseronto, Ontario. St. Mark's Anglican Church is visible in the background. Stan worked at Gibbard's in Napanee and later was a police officer in Deseronto for five years.

The individuals have been identified as:

Back row: Stan Sigsworth, Clarence Taylor, Stan Mastin, Elanora Histed, Mrs Robinson, ?, Mrs Mastin [?], ?

Front row: Katherine McTaggart, Herb Histed, Stan McTaggart, Lalia Histed, Blennet Histed, Annie ?, Pastor Leach.

Donated by Esther Wood, September 2015.

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