The Gilbert Parker collection consists of three folders. The first contains pieces of correspondence, primarily to Col. W.N. Ponton. Amoung the items he sent to Ponton were two propogandist pamphlets by Reverend H.M. Gwatkin and William Archer respectively. The second folder contains two of his publications, of which the poem "Was it Some Golden Star" was put to music by Edward Elgar, and two publications directed towards the United States with the aim of bringing them into World War I on the British side. The final folder contains items from the Gilbert Parker Banquet in 1902 with items including a menu and an invitation.
Scrapbook compiled by Alice Deacon of 107 Station Street, Belleville, 1914-1919, including newspaper cuttings about Belleville servicemen, theatre programmes and flyers, postcards. The book used to paste the clippings into was Richardson's New Method for the Piano-Forte. The collection also includes 'The Canadian Forces in the Great War' by Colonel A. Foretescue Duguid, 1947, stamped 'Belleville Poppy Committee' on the front cover, 14pp.
Twelve digitized copies of films previously donated to the Hastings County Historical Society by Pat Isaacs and Stan Else.
Films donated by Pat Isaacs of Roslin, Ontario:
Parades with the Shriners, family events including children feeding a captive bear, aftermath of a fire at Robertson Block on Main Street, Belleville, Ontario, in 1954, the exterior of the Shrine Club in Belleville, a fire at a vehicle collision, a military parade and a track and field day. [running time: 15:19] https://youtu.be/J-9GAcoP6TA
Parades, including one at the Shannonville Fair and one on Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, and footage of family events and gatherings, c.1955 [running time: 13:28] https://youtu.be/_aJ5b29fzqQ
General Motors picnic at Silver Lake, 14 June 1948 (including sports and games); speed boat races at the Government Dock, Belleville (with brief glimpse of City of Belleville ship); and the fire that destroyed Trudeau Motors on 20 December 1948 [running time: 12:02] https://youtu.be/geFPx2Auxi8
Family vacation in Florida, with footage of the James Melton Autorama museum, the Sandy Shores Motel in Miami Beach, boat trips, pelicans, Zane Motel, Spook Hill road sign, orange trees, women in Victorian clothing in gardens, c.1950 [running time: 10:54] https://youtu.be/ZvjGzMUaqEY
Vacation in California, parades with the Shriners, family scenes, an event at the opening of the Kinsmen outdoor pool in Belleville, Ontario, with a band and a synchronized swimming display, crowds at the railway station for the royal visit to Belleville, Ontario in 1951 [running time: 13:29] https://youtu.be/Wa_Z6SMApNU