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Arthur Tufts collection

  • CA ON00156 2007-05
  • Collection
  • 1937-2000

Materials collected by Arthur Tufts (father of Marilyn Hughes), including:

  • Negative of a photograph of children and staff of Tweed Consolidated School, 1932-1933
  • Printed letter from Harold Walsh to the voters of East Hastings, 1 October 1937
  • 'A History of St. John's United Church, Tweed, Ontario 1957-1969' by Mrs C. R. Porritt, 1967
  • Printed photo directory of St. John's United Church, Tweed, Ontario, 2000
  • Printed 'seniority list' of names of 266 employees of Corby Distilleris Limited at 15 September 1974, with their date of starting work
  • Published history of 'Moira Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 11 G.R.C. March 10th, 1801 to 1976' by H. S. Robbins
  • Published history 'Moira Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 11 G.R.C. Bicentennial 1801-2001' by Paul Foster

Tufts, Arthur Herman

Mounted photograph of window display of John S. McKeown's Rexall drugstore at 271 Front Street, Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2015-59
  • Item
  • c.1920

Mounted photograph of a "Rexall Week" promotional window display at John Spottiswood McKeown's drugstore, 271 Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, c.1920. Photograph taken by Robert McCormick of Belleville. The display features a range of Rexall products, including: Liver Salts, Rubbing Oil, Baby Laxative, Rexall Orderlies, Celery & Iron Tonic, Beef Iron & Wine, Cherry Bark and Dyspepsia Tablets.

McKeown was born in Belleville in 1871. He was the son of John McKeown senior (a boot and shoe merchant) and Mary Bullen. He married Caroline (Carrie) Lingham on October 5th, 1898 and they had one daughter, Helen, born in 1901. In 1921 the family were living at 16 Alexander Street, Belleville, with a maid called Florence Parks.

McKeown's Drug Store was at this location in Front Street from c.1915 to the late 1960s, when it was taken over as The Coach Room, part of Woodley's Furs. This photograph was found by members of the Woodley family in the basement of the building.

McCormick, Robert

W.H. Waldorf records

  • CA ON00156 1985-01
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1938

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.

Waldorf, William H.

Deseronto Town Hall photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.13
  • Collection
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs of Deseronto, Ontario dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs of the town from the 1980s; the interior of the former Home Hardware store in the Baker Block on Main Street; the O’Connor House on Main Street before its demolition; the 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, photographs of Centennial Park and Rathbun Memorial Park; the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001; the Ontario Provincial Police handover ceremony in 2001; an Easter Parade from the early 2000s; a Santa Parade; the 2002 New Year’s Levee; and the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto.

Most of the photographs appear to have been taken by Town staff. One envelope was donated to the Town by Irene Usher and contains photographs taken by her late husband, Tom.

Fan from Sinclair's Dry Goods store

  • CA ON00156 2014-68
  • Item
  • c.1910

Fan made of card with a wooden handle, advertising Sinclair's Dry Goods and Ladies' Garments. The store was on Front Street in Belleville, Ontario. The text on the back of the fan reads "Compliments of Sinclair's Dry Good and Ladies' Garment, Belleville, Ontario, the store where you get quality, style, service and economical prices. We invite your patronage. We study the wants of our customers and sell only standard high-grade goods". On the front of the fan is a drawing of a woman sewing a Union flag.

Sinclair's Dry Goods

Redi-Heat collection

  • CA ON00156 2018-099
  • Collection
  • 1938-1946

Collection consists of two items: Digital copy of a photograph of the Redi-Heat building on Mill and Water streets in Deseronto, taken by Frederick Harold Ball in 1938 Financial statements for the Redi-Heat Electrical Appliance Company, 1946, prepared by W. S. Stone, Chartered Accountant, of Belleville, Ontario

Ball, Frederick Harold

Photograph of staff of H. Corby Distillery, Corbyville, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2016-96
  • Item
  • June 1954

Photograph of staff of H. Corby Distilleries Limited, Corbyville, Ontario. The photograph was taken outside the distillery, with two of the company's trucks in the background.

H. Corby Distillery Company Ltd.

Alpha Dairies butter papers

  • CA ON00156 2017-82
  • Item
  • c.1950

Three sheets of paper used for wrapping pound weights of 'Alpha brand Creamery Butter, First Grade' produced by Alpha Dairies Limited of 57 Cannifton Road, Belleville, Ontario. The dairies are listed at this address in the 1949 Vernon's directory of Belleville.

Alpha Dairies Ltd.

Canada Optical Company collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.10
  • Collection
  • 1947-1993

Collection of materials relating to the Canada Optical Company in Deseronto, Ontario, including:

  • Typescript catalogue of glasses frames, 1947
  • Postcard with drawing of outside of plant, c.1950
  • Visitor book with Polaroid photographs of visitors, 1969-1974
  • Photograph album of staff events and activities, c.1975-1990
  • Magazine and newspaper articles about the company, 1980-1993
  • Product information sheets, 1980s
  • Employee benefits book, 1986

The materials were collected by Don Simpson, former general manager of the Deseronto plant.

Canada Optical Company