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Hastings Land Registry materials

  • CA ON00156 2017-43
  • Collection
  • 1800-1947

This collection contains three volumes and a bundle of deeds and mortgages relating to properties in Hastings County.

  • 'Patent Record': volume arranged by township, concession, and lot number, recording the original patent holder and the date of granting for each lot in Hastings County, 1800-1947
  • 'Liber A': the earliest land register book for Hastings County, covering instruments 1-110, 1800-1811
  • Printed 'New Topographical Atlas of the Province of Ontario, 1879'

Hastings County Land Registry Office

Thomas Pitman papers

  • CA ON00156 2011-46
  • Collection
  • 1802-1864

Various notes and legal documents relating to Russell and Thomas Pitman of Thurlow Township, Hastings County. Partially transcribed by Lois Foster.

Pitman, Thomas

Thompson Collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 652
  • Collection
  • 1820-1964

The collection contains materials relating to property on lot 26, concession 7 of Thurlow Township, Ontario first owned by John Latta:

  • History of the house compiled for the Plainfield Women's Institute Tweedsmuir History by Maude Harrison in 1976
  • WIll of Francis Van de Bogart, made 26 Feb 1825
  • House and farm leases, and quit claims c.1898-1912 for Lot 26, Concession 7
  • Agreement and sale of land documents c.1872-1932
  • Deeds and policies c.1874-1932
  • Mortgage and accompanying documents c.1901
  • Mortgages and agreements survey plan for lot 25
  • Fire insurance policies c.1901
  • Discharge of mortgage document c.1872
  • Legal documents for Thurlow Township lots c.1880-1964
  • Mortgages and deeds from Thurlow Township c.1876-1931
  • High Court Justice documents c.1872-1886
  • Commissioner of Agriculture loans and receipts and statements ca. 1940's
  • An original deed from June 22, 1820
  • Bound volumes of The Windsor Magazine, June-November 1911 and June-November 1915

Fidlar-Parker family records

  • CA ON00156 2018-102
  • Collection
  • 1831-2000

Two files including original correspondence from members of the Fidlar family of Stromness, Orkney, and Stirling, Ontario, with transcriptions and genealogical research information compiled by Janet Ross Miller.

Fidlar-Parker (family)

Victoria Chronicle and Daily Ontario editorial scrapbooks

  • CA ON00156 2019-067
  • Collection
  • 1845, 1910-1920

Edition of the Victoria Chronicle for 6 March 1845 and 12 volumes of editorial articles published in the Daily Ontario between 1910 and 1920 (the editor at the time was J. O. Herity).

Daily Ontario

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

Deseronto Archives photographic collection

  • Collection
  • 1860-

The photographs are arranged by subject matter and cover activities in and around the town of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority date from the late nineteenth century and many depict the lumber-related industries of the Rathbun Company in Deseronto. There are also photographs of school groups, churches, railways, First World War airfields and portraits of Deseronto citizens.

Photographs and ration books of the Aselstine family of Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2024-044
  • Collection
  • c.1860-1945

Collection comprises:

  1. Family cabinet card and tintype photographs, c.1860-1920
  2. Staff and students of Grier Street School, Belleville, 1905 and original and copy of two 1908 Grier Street school photographs (the copy was published in the Intelligencer), both including Howard Aselstine
  3. Snapshots including several of Aselstine buses in Belleville, 1910-1940
  4. Second World War ration books for Howard and Mae Aselstine and Dorothy Aitchison (their daughter, mother of Jane Bond), 1940s

Aselstine, Howard

Detlor family collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2011.15 & DA 2011.16
  • Collection
  • 1860-1951

Materials relating to the Ostrander and Detlor families.
1) [Loaned for scanning] ‘The House of Ostrander’, family history of the Ostranders of Prince Edward County’, compiled by Manly Ostrander, who was Principal of Deseronto Public School
2) Negative of Bismark Detlor’s bake shop on St. George Street, Deseronto
3) a & b – negative and print of horse with ‘B L Detlor Baker & Confectioner, Home Made Bread’ wagon.
4) Laura (Moore?) Blake, Mark Detlor, Winnifred Detlor (nee Moore) and Ken Detlor, son of Mark and Winnifred, outside the Detlor bake shop with a car
5) Interior of shop (possibly Detlor bake shop), early 20th century
6) Woman and man seated at different tables inside a store. Note on back reads ‘Ice Cream Parlour, St. George Street, Bake Shop, Deseronto, Ont., M. Detlor’
7) Group of scouts (duplicate of YCLB-06-01) – standing individuals identified as Francis Brennan, Paul Maloney, ? Harold, Paul Brennan, Mr Vic Pearce, Howard Ostrander, Morley Rendell, Jeff Culhane. Boy on right of seated boys is P. Pearce.
8) Group of scouts (duplicate of YCLB-06-02). Howard Ostrander is identified as the boy carrying the dark flag.
9) Group of children from Deseronto Public School, including grade 4. Taken c. 1953. Back row: Billy Whitton, Mitchel Claus, Dennis Vick, John Wells, Fred Woodcock, Howard Fraser, Helena Loft, Roselean Green, Monica Tinney, Mary Harvey, Marilyn Stuart, Helen Barnhardt, Donna Brant, Mrs. R. Aylsworth Middle row: Brenda Allport, Carole Harvey, Kathleen Marlow, Lanna Pritchard, Donna Whitton, Brenda Potter, Carole Cole, Mary Jane Steeves, Brenda Fitch, Donna Hill, Heather Tompson, Sharon Unger, Joan Green Front row: George Maracle, Leonard Losee, Bert Sly, Michael Claus, Gary Tompkins, Roger Cole, Rodney Stuart, Phillip Bennett, Eugene Marlow, Betty Grey, Bobby Detlor, Billy Perry
10) Typewritten notes on the history of Deseronto, including lists of businesses in the town in 1907.

Printed items

11) Rules of order of the Municipal Council of the Town of Deseronto
12) Voters’ List of the Town of Deseronto, 1892
13) Photocopy of ‘The D. H. S. Pointer’, published by Deseronto High School, Easter 1920, including a short history of the school
14) Programme for the opening of the new wing of Deseronto Public School, May 27th, 1969.
15) Programme for the official opening of the Deseronto Lions Medical Centre, 444 Main Street, Deseronto, November 19, 1973.
16)-18) Newspaper cuttings about Howard Ostrander, Blanche Detlor and Reg Dawson.

2011.16 Additional items relating to Detlor family:

1) Scan of photogaph of Anna Moore, born Anna Moss, September 24, 1854
2) Scan of photograph of Winnifred Moore, born 1879
3) Scan of photograph of Winnifred Moore, aged about 4
4) Scans of Bell magazine ‘The Blue Bell’ about the Diamond Jubilee broadcast of 1927, in which William Kenneth Detlor played a part. His photo is n the article.
5) Graduation photograph of William Kenneth Detlor, taken by CH Boyes of Kingston
6) Editorial from the Deseronto Post of November 23, 1940, on the departure of editor Maurice Detlor to join the army
7) Issue of the Deseronto Post for January 10, 1951, with obituary for Bismarck Leroy Detlor (died January 6, 1951)
8) Photocopy of list of individuals buried in the Detlor family plot (#119) of Deseronto Cemetery.
9) Photocopied pages of a printed history of the Detlor Family, 1777-1917 (by Allen Detlor).
10) Scan of photograph of William Kenneth Detlor as a child, aged about 8 (c.1911)

Ostrander, Manly

Kellaway family collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-123
  • Collection
  • 1863-c.2005

Materials collected by the Kellaway family.
Textual materials:
0) Photocopy of a letter written by Patrick Tighe from Virginia City, Nevada, on 3 January 1863
1) Printed Report of the County Valuators for Hastings County Council, 1866
2) Prospectus for Belleville Business College, c.1905
3) 'The Annual Announcement, Albert College, Belleville, Ontario', prospectus, 1913
4) '140 Years of Progress' U.E.L. souvenir, 1924
5) Program for 'The Girl in Red' musical comedy at the Empire Theatre, 9-11 July 1925
6) Share certificate for the Belleville Arena in the name of M. J. Callaghan, 1930
7) File containing folk songs collected from Tyendinaga Township by Bill Sipprell and Jim Downey in 1973
8) File of materials relating to a fur harvest and management course held in Napanee in 1982
9) 'Ellie Mae's Nifty Knits' volume of knitting patterns designed by Ellen Marie Kellaway (1961-2006), c.1992

Photographs:
10) View of south Front Street near the railway bridge, 1912
11) Photograph of children in confirmation clothes, c.1930
12) St. Mike's Regis Bowling League, April 1957
13) Boys in confirmation suits at the altar of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Belleville, Ontario, c.1970
14) & 15) Photographs of the stone building (former axe factory) at Station Street in Belleville, c.1980
16) People (including Theresa Kellaway) marching in a St. Patrick's Day parade on Front Street in Belleville, (published in Quinte Weekly News on 19 March 1991)
17) Group of people outside the Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School Building, c.2000

Kellaway, Don

Don Kellaway collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-046
  • Collection
  • 1865-c.1877

Photocopies of 1865 Edwin Whitefield sketches of Belleville, made from originals at Library and Archives Canada. Flyer from Foster, Barber and Brignall, dry goods store at the northwest corner of Bridge and Front Streets, Belleville, Ontario (listed at this location in the 1877 directory: https://archive.org/details/bellevilledirect1877hooguoft/page/32) [202 Front Street in 2019].

Digital copies of materials from Quinte West Public Library

  • 2023-057
  • Collection
  • 1867-1925

Materials donated are:

  1. 1867 map of Trenton, showing lots
  2. Trenton assessment rolls for 1884 and 1918
  3. Fire insurance map of Trenton, 1924

Materials loaned for scanning are:

  1. Map of Trenton, 1913
  2. Map of Trenton, 1917
  3. Panoramic view of Frankford, c. 1925
  4. Group of Trenton soldiers, c.1915

Lazier family photographs

  • CA ON00156 2021-077
  • Collection
  • 1870-1975

Tintypes and photographs taken or collected by members of the Lazier family of Belleville, Ontario. There are 10 tintypes, all showing groups of two or more young men. The other photographs were taken in Belleville between 1900 and 1975.

Lazier, Alford Foster

Papers relating to Thomas Kelso's property at 161 George Street, Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2019-061
  • Collection
  • 1873-2019

Receipts and certificates addressed to Thomas Kelso from suppliers and contractors involved in building his property at 161 George Street, Belleville, Ontario. The work was carried out between 1873 and 1876 under the direction of John D. Evans, architect. This collection also includes notes on the Kelso/Roberts family tree, compiled by Trudi and Bob Banting, with reproduction photographs of family members.

The material has been arranged into the following files:
1) Invoices and receipts relating to the construction of 161 George Street, Belleville, 1873-1876
2) Contractor's certificates relating to the construction of 161 George Street signed by John D. Evans, architect, 1873-1875
3) Summary of expenses relating to the construction of the house at 161 George Street, c.1875; calculation of simple and compound interest, 1869-1882; bill for pine lumber from the Rathbun Company, 1888; specifications for construction work for the Sodus Point & Southern Rail Road, not dated
4) Legal papers relating to costs incurred by the Grand Junction Railway in 1877; a case against Henry Covert involving Kelso and Pitceathly in 1879; a report into the condition and affairs of the Union Mutual Life Insurance Company of Maine, 1884
5) Abstracts of title for lots 4 and 5, east side of George Street, Belleville, 1950; newspaper clipping announcing the designation of 161 George Street, Belleville, 1986
6) Reproduction photographs of 161 George Street and Kelso/Roberts family members, c.2019

Kelso, Thomas

Materials transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

  • CA ON00156 DA 2008.02
  • Collection
  • 1875-1964

Collection comprises the following items:

Maps

  1. Plan of part of the Town of Deseronto, before 1898 (the Terra Cotta works are still standing), showing roads, railways, buildings and lot numbers for properties south of Dundas Street, east of College Street (which has no name on the map) and west of Boundary Road. The map is hand-coloured to show the blocks and railways.

  2. Negative photocopy (in 4 parts) of a plan of Mill Point village, 1875

Volumes

  1. Bank of Montreal account book for A.S. Valleau, Collector of Customs. 1901 March 26 – 1905 December 30. Includes six official Customs Canada cheques, one for the salary of Thomas Maloney.

  2. Auditors’ Report, Financial Statement and Minutes and Bylaws for the year 1947, the Corporation of the County of Hastings

  3. 1950 Municipal directory, Department of Municipal Affairs, Province of Ontario. Includes brief details on towns and villages. Mayor of Deseronto was R.K.Jackson, clerk Miss M.C. Maher, population 1,473.

  4. Minutes of the Local Board of Health, 1920, May 14 - 1941, Nov 18. Includes loose papers – correspondence, some annual reports

  5. ‘Record’, Local Board of Health minutes, 1942, February 23 – 1966, May 25, includes copies of correspondence and draft minutes

  6. ‘Docket No. 2’ Court register, 1932, July 29- 1933, July 18, giving name of defendant, details of offence and outcome of hearing. Indexed by surname of defendant

  7. Division Court judges’ list for sittings, 1933, July 26 – 1944, March 7, includes names of plaintiffs, defendants and garnishees, with the amount owed and a brief record of the outcome of each case.

  8. County of Hastings report and statements, December 31, 1946, by Garrett D. C. Morton, certified General Accountant. Typescript auditor’s account.

  9. Bound ‘Population Census’ summary, 1951-1953, showing number of individuals in each lot by age.

  10. Bound ‘Population Census’ summary, 1954-1955, showing number of individuals in each lot by age.

  11. Bound ‘Population Census’ summary, 1956-1964, showing number of individuals in each lot by age.

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