Plaque commemorating Simpson's Tavern, put up by the Hastings County Historical Society on Front Street, Belleville in 2017.
Text reads: "In 1797 James and Margaret Simpson had a small log tavern at the southeast corner of this intersection. In 1799 they built a frame tavern which became the hub of Meyers' Creek for political rallies, military recruitment, training and courts-martial, Masonic lodge meetings and social gatherings. After James died in 1802, Margaret continued the business and was the first woman granted a tavern license in Midland District. In 1820 Margaret build a frame Georgian-style inn on the northeast corner of the intersection. It was sold in 1825 to the Wallbridge family and was demolished in 1973."
This fonds contains one folder of family records, twenty-seven folders of invoices from the following businesses:
W.M. Davies Pork Packers and Provision Merchants of Toronto, 1917
Dominion Sugar Companies Limited of Chatham, 1917
S. Domenico, Wholesale Fruit Merchants of Belleville, 1912-1917
Eby-Blain Limited, Wholesale Importing and Manufacturing Grocers of Toronto, 1916-1917
Grand Trunk Railroad System, 1917
R.B. Hayhoe & Company Importers of Teas and Coffees, Confectioners Supplies of Toronto, 1917
H.J. Heinz Company of Toronto, 1916-1917
Hodgens and Roberts Limited Tobacconists, Scales and Roberts Company Limited Tobacconists of Toronto, 1917
L.P. Hughes Flour and Feeds, Seeds, Rolled Oats and All Kinds of Breakfast Cereals of Belleville, 1917
Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario – Central Ontario System-Trenton, 1917-1918
P.C. Larkin and Company Tea Merchants of Toronto, 1917
S.B. McClung, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc. of Trenton, 1917
W.E. Mayhew – Trent Valley Mills of Trenton 1916-1917
William Patterson and Son Company of Belleville, 1916 to 1918
Wm. Rennie Company Limited Seeds of Toronto, 1916-1917
George A. Robertson and Son Limited, Wholesale Groceries of Kingston, 1908-1917
John Sloan & Company of Belleville, 1917
Swift Canadian Company of Toronto, 1917
Telfer Bros. Limited of Toronto, 1917
Trenton Garage, 1916 1917
White and Company Limited Fruit, Produce and Fish of Toronto, 1917
Dalley Products Limited of Hamilton, 1917
W.J. Crothers Company of Kingston, 1917
R.B. Cooper of Belleville, 1917
Belleville Creameries, 1917
Belleville Cider and Vinegar Company, 1917
Bell Telephone of Trenton, 1917
Armstrong and Paffard of Toronto, 1917
There is also: one folder containing pages from a ledger, one cash book volume, one folder of sales slips with a sales slip book, and one folder of receipts, orders and correspondence. There is a folder containing land deeds and personal papers.
This fonds is composed of records from the Halloway Loyal Orange Lodge #251. Four folders each contain a volume ranging from 1859-1875, 1873-1879, 1880-1883 and 1875-1922 respectively. Each of these volumes contains minutes, accounts, members lists and attendance.
'Clarke Chronicles: the Life and Times of William Samuel Clarke 1829-1910 of the Norfolk Clarkes of Hastings County' by Perla M. Pidgeon. Photocopy of a manuscript history of the Clarke family of Hastings County.
The scrapbooks detail activities in the Belleville, Hastings County area from 1920 to 1943. The scrapbooks contain assorted newspaper clippings, extracts from Chamber of Commerce brochures, etc. relating to political, economic, and other happenings.