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Allison family railway collection

  • CA ON00156 2017-39
  • Collection
  • 1916-2005

Grand Trunk Railway and Canadian National Railway materials collected by Cleland James Allison and Tom Allison, including: Grand Trunk Railway Employees' Timetable 41 for Belleville and Montreal divisions, April 1922 Canadian National Railways Conductors' and Brakemen's seniority list, January 1940 Memorandum to C. J. Allison commending him for detecting a broken truck in Gananoque, 1 September 1944 Railway Operating Rules, 1916, 1929, 1951, 1962
*Texts of four talks on railway history given by Tom Allison, 1990-2005

Allison, Tom

Collection of railway memorabilia

  • CA ON00156 2011-03
  • Collection
  • 1907-1982

Collection of Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railway timetables, shipping receipts, and three photographs of CN trains taken on 31 May 1951.

Letter from William Burke to John Steward

  • CA ON00156 2019-021
  • Item
  • 1 October 1836

Letter from William Burke in Kingston, Ontario, to John Steward at the Trent river, asking him to sell Burke a wagon and send it to him via the Brockville (ship) on the following Monday.

Napanee, Tamworth & Quebec Railway reference book for Hungerford Township

  • CA ON00156 2017-81
  • Item
  • 1888

List of 81 landowners in Hungerford Township and the village of Tweed who gave up land for the Napanee, Tamworth and Quebec Railway's extension to Tweed in Hastings County. The book lists names of occupiers, concession and lot and acreage of the land taken by the railway company. A note on the front of the volume certifies that the reference book was lodged with the Registrar of Hastings County on October 29th, 1888.

Napanee, Tamworth and Quebec Railway 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

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

Black Diamond Cheese and Belleville-Corbyville Rail line proposal

  • CA ON00156 2017-03
  • File
  • 1991-1994

Two files retrieved by Gerry Boyce from Thurlow Township materials destined for shredding in 2005:

  • File on Ault Foods' acquisition of Black Diamond Cheese, including a photograph of the factory and Labatt's annual report for 1991
  • 31 page proposal to restore 2.5 miles of railway line between College Street West in Belleville and the Corby Distillery in Corbyville, 1994

Township of Thurlow

Railway Week Official Program

  • CA ON00156 2018-065
  • Item
  • 1964

Schedule of activities held in Belleville, Ontario during Railway Week, June 22-28, 1964. Includes photographs of locomotives. "Debbie Wade 1964" is written in ink on the front cover.

City of Belleville

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

Bill Sinclair collection

  • CA ON00156 2014-37
  • Collection
  • 1965-2009

Railway and Air Force books and memorabilia.

Sinclair, William Lewis

Cornell family photograph album

  • CA ON00156 2014-72
  • File
  • c.1915-1925

Photographs taken by members of the Cornell family of 47 John Street in Belleville, Ontario. Family snapshots, photographs of boats in Belleville Harbour, Presqu'ile lighthouse, cars, Billy Bishop's float plane.

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

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.

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

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

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

William Freeman railway photographs

  • CA ON00156 2019-015
  • Fonds
  • c.1911

Eighteen photo-postcards of Hastings County scenes, taken by William Freeman. They include images of Bannockburn (2), Eldorado (4), Moscow (1), and Trenton (3). Items donated in 2011 include a photograph of Oran Tripp at Trenton, snapshots of the Rose family of Millbridge, a Model T at Bannockburn in 1911 and three C.N.R. engines at Bannockburn in 1912.

Freeman, William

Don Kellaway collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-038
  • Collection
  • 1912-1995

Various items, including:
1) Receipt from McLaughlin Carriage Company addressed to Patrick T. Tighe, June 1st, 1912
2) Operating Rules, Welland Ship Canal Construction Railway, 1914
3) Rules of the Electric Power Company Limited, Belleville, Ontario, c. 1916
4) Notice of Disposition Claim for Exemption, under the Military Service Act, 1917 for Thomas Tighe of Read, Ontario
5) Returned Soldiers' Handbook, May 1918
6) Leave or Duty Ration Book, Thomas Tighe, November 1918
7) Western Scales of Prices Governing Wages in Rolling Mills, June 30, 1920
8) Western Scales of Prices Governing Wages in Rolling Mills, of Maurice Callaghan, June 30, 1921
9) Callaghan's Ice & Wood Tickets, not dated
10) The Navy League of Canada Dominion Council, Seamanship Pocket Manual, 1944
11) 13 colour photographs of a model of a proposed park behind Belleville City Hall, not dated [c. 1980]
12 and 13) Program and song sheet for Victory in Europe concert by the Trentones, May 12th and 13th 1995

14) Unemployment insurance stamps
15) 'The Cooks' Companion' recipe book published by the St. Andrews Club of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Belleville, 1932
16) Prize List for World's Fair, Shannonville, September 18th and 19th, 1942
17) Preliminary list of electors for Urban Polling Division No. 9 of Belleville, 1972
18) Agenda and papers of the School Closure Committee of the Hastings County Board of Education, 1992

Kellaway, Don

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