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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

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

John Fairbairn Anderson negatives

  • CA ON00156 JFA
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1918

Negatives of photographs taken by John Fairbairn Anderson. They include images of dams, electricity generating plants, the Beal family cottage on Stoney Lake and photographs of places Anderson visited, including Orillia, Los Angeles, Peterborough, Young's Point, Sulphide, Port Hope, Muskegon (Michigan), Chicago and Trenton (Ontario).

Many of the negatives are associated with an index card, on which Anderson wrote the number of the negative, the subject of the photograph and the date it was taken. There were also a number of negatives with no associated card.

Anderson, John Fairbairn

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

Wilfred French collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2016.02
  • File
  • 1900-1985

Collection comprises:
1) Metal luggage tag “Deseronto Nav. Co. Ltd. Local 60”, c.1900
2) Fairbairn portrait of a group of young women, c.1900
3) Photograph of uniformed members of a Citizen's band (possibly the Napanee Citizen's Band), c.1900
4) Photo of Gibbards’ employees, Napanee (includes Wilfred French and his son), 1985

Fairbairn, James

Deseronto Navigation Company luggage tag

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.17
  • Item
  • c.1895

Luggage tag for route "Local 26" of the Deseronto Navigation Company Ltd. of Deseronto, Ontario.

American Railway Supply Company

Materials transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

  • CA ON00156 DA 2007.05
  • Collection
  • 1889-1956
  1. Printed ‘Rules of Order of the Municipal Council of the Town of Deseronto’ 18 Feb 1889
  2. 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
  3. Printed booklet on ‘The Future of the Liberal Party’, address by Brooke Claxton, Minister of National Defence, 4 Aug 1948
  4. Auditor’s report on road expenditures for the Town of Deseronto, 1949
  5. Edition of ‘Roads and Road Construction’ journal, March 1951, Vol. 29, no. 339
  6. 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
  7. Published report by the Select Committee on Indian Affairs on ‘Civil Liberties and Rights of Indians [Indigenous People] in Ontario’, 19 Mar 1954
  8. 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

Town of Deseronto

Photographs of the steam plant at CFB Trenton

  • CA ON00156 2021-098
  • File
  • c.1960

Eighteen photographs and one photocopy of the interior and exterior of the steam plant (building 27) at CFB Trenton. Ross Masters (the donor's father) worked at the plant.

Digital photographs taken in the Quinte region in spring 2021

  • CA ON00156 2021-048
  • File
  • 2021

Photographs include COVID-19-related signs, building renovations on Front Street in Belleville, work on the Skyway Bridge, and damage to the concrete of the Bridge Street bridge in Belleville.

Lantz, Paul

Slides of Belleville and Ontario scenes

  • CA ON00156 2021-041
  • Series
  • 1969-1971

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.

Donninger, Rudolf

Records relating to water treatment works in the City of Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2020-086
  • Collection
  • 1905-2006

Records relating to water treatment in Belleville, Ontario. The collection includes:

  1. 'Minute Book' containing categorized notes on maintenance and repairs, dates of ice coverage in the Bay of Quinte, visitors, sick days, coal deliveries, etc., 1934-1959
  2. Files of correspondence, contracts, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, etc., arranged chronologically:
    1. 1900s-1920s
    2. 1930s
    3. 1940s
    4. 1950s
    5. 1960s
    6. 1970s
    7. 1980s
    8. 1990s & 2000s
  3. Vernon's City of Belleville Directory, 1957

Belleville Utilities Commission

Framed charter for the Belleville Division of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees

  • CA ON00156 2020-074
  • Item
  • 31 December 1945

Charter for Belleville Local Division Number 126 of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees and Other Transport Workers.
Officers listed:
President: J. G. Shaw
Treasurer: C. Kellet
Financial Secretary: V. P. McIntyre
Local Chairman: H. J. Armstrong
Recording Secretary: C. A. Finnigan
Reporter: H. Pointer

Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees

Fleming family collection of Ivanhoe materials

  • CA ON00156 2020-057
  • Collection
  • 1905-c.1910
  1. Record of sales made at William Clements' general store in Ivanhoe, Ontario, with name of customer, item purchased and price of item, 8 July 1905 - 3 October 1906
  2. Reproduction photograph of C.P.R. station at Ivanhoe, Ontario, c.1920
  3. Photocopy of page of information about the Ivanhoe General Store, taken from Ode to Ivanhoe by Janice Fleming , 1983

Clements, William

Photographs of Belleville Exhibition grounds and Stephens Adamson events

  • CA ON00156 2020-003
  • Collection
  • 1890-1963

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

Photocopies of railway timetable pages

  • CA ON00156 2019-083
  • Collection
  • 1917, 1948

Part of a letter from F. H. F. (Henry) Skill referring to photocopied pages of the Grand Trunk Railway System Timetable of 14 Jan 1917 and Canadian National Railways System Timetable of 28 Nov 1948 relating to trains through Anson Junction.

Century Place and Bell Telephone collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-066
  • Collection
  • 1976-1977

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

Negatives and prints of Belleville Fire Department and waterworks map

  • CA ON00156 2019-052
  • Collection
  • c.1965

Eight negatives of older photographs, with thirteen prints made from the negatives. Six of the prints show a map of the Belleville Water Works, made in 1883 by Moffet, Hodgkins and Clarke of Watertown, New York. The other seven prints are of photographs of members of the Belleville Fire Department, fire trucks, the 1936 flood, and the fire at the Cities Services Oil site on John Street in Belleville in 1948.

Belleville Fire Department

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