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Certificate of Formation of the Deseronto Board of Trade

  • CA ON00156 DA 2020.18
  • Item
  • 27 March 1902

Document establishing the Deseronto Board of Trade, which appointed William J. Malley as its secretary.

Signatories:
W. J. Malley, Chemist & Druggist
J. Buchanan, Dry Goods & Boots & Shoes
A. A. Richardson, Merchant
R. Miller, Merchant
F. J. Frost, Merchant
Charles. R. Oliver, Merchant
John Dalton, Manufacturer
W. J. Passmore, M.D.
George Houle, Merchant
W. J. McMicking, Deseronto News Co. Limited
James Fairbairn, Photographer
C. J. Adams, Fancy goods
A. G. Bogart, Merchant
P. Slavin, Merchant
G. E. Snider, Jeweller
George Houle, Merchant
W. Stoddart, Merchant tailor
Edward Cole, Tobacconist
E. Armitage, Merchant
Harvey & Meagher, Butchers
John Newton, M.D.
Wilbert Woodcock, Grocer
W. H. Stafford, Hardware
F. Donoghue & Bro., Dry Goods
R. Lawson, Butcher
Jo. Go. Egar, Insurance Agent
H. Kellar, Harness maker
F. B. Gaylord, Ins. Mgr.
E. W. Rathbun, Manufacturer
Isaac Allum, Furniture Dealer
William Jamieson, Hotel Keeper
G. E. Deroche, Barrister

Deseronto Board of Trade

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

Digital photograph of miniature Quinte Fuel Coompany coal scuttle

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.05
  • Item
  • c.1920

Photograph of a ‘Quinte Fuel Co.’ promotional miniature coal scuttle. The company was listed in the Deseronto telephone directory in 1919 (with the telephone number 44, as on the scuttle). It was still in existence in the 1970s.

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
  • House and farm leases, and quit claims ca. 1898-1912 for Lot 26, Concession 7
  • Agreement and sale of land documents ca. 1872-1932
  • Deeds and policiies ca. 1874-1932
  • Mortgage and accompanying douments ca. 1901
  • Mortgages and agreements survey plan for lot 25
  • Fire insurance policies ca. 1901
  • Discharge of mortgage document ca. 1872
  • Legal documents for Thurlow Township lots ca. 1880-1964
  • Mortgages and deeds from Thurlow Township ca. 1876-1931
  • High Court Justice documents ca. 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

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
  • 14 colour photographs of people and equipment at the plant, 1980s

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

Canada Optical Company

Economic Development publications for Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2016.03
  • Collection
  • 2001-2012

Materials relating to economic development in Deseronto, including a feature in ‘Great Lakes Cruiser’ magazine, August 2001; Land inventory and promotional materials about the town, 2003; Downtown Revitalization Project handouts, 2007; 2012 Naylor’s Theatre historical fundraising calendar (annotated by Town’s Edge B&B).

Collection of Belleville-related materials

  • 2019-124
  • Collection
  • 1908-1975

Three items:
1) Clarke's drug store, Belleville, calendar, 1908 [Francis Clayton Clarke (1871-1951) had a drug store at 252 Front Street]
2) Flyer for J. & J. Cash labels, with sample ribbons, 1924
3) Yearbook for King George School, North Front Street, Belleville, 1974-1975

Ontario Business College collection

  • Fonds
  • 1885-1967

This fonds is composed of folders of records containing documents relating to the Ontario Business College:

  • correspondence including letters between: F.C.A. Johnson and E.H. Best; a Miss Nightingale and Michael J. Finnegan; and Miss Nightingale and Fred Jarrett
  • publications containing programs, pamphlets, and catalogues
  • items donated by Principal I. L. Moore such as a catalogue, an advertisement, a cheque to the school from the Farthey family from Johannesburg, South Africa from the Bank of Africa, and a scholarship granted to Adam Johnson
  • the college's rules and regulations, a legal document discussing the trial over the name of the Belleville Business College between that school and the Ontario Business College, and one invoice book from the Business Department
  • ephemera file containing three student records from Geoff Reeves, Maud Reeves, and Howard Frost respectively, as well as a coupon and a copy of the school song,

Ontario Business College (Belleville)

Kellaway family records

  • CA ON00156 2012-43
  • Collection
  • 1931-2012

Collection of materials relating to the Kellaway family of Belleville, Ontario, including:
1) File of certificates and ration books relating to Kenneth Alfred Kellaway (1917-1998)
2) File of typescript notes on the history of the Kellaway family, 2012, and a calendar from Ed Kellaway's Belleville store, 1955

Northern Telecom publicity materials

  • CA ON00156 2019-075
  • Collection
  • 1983-1986

Promotional materials written by Ron Truman for Northern Telecom:
1) CompQuote (Montreal) Displayphone case study flyer
2) Slater Steels (Hamilton) Displayphone case study flyer
3) Health Care Telecommunications Meridian SL-1 flyer
4) The Canada Council Meridian SL-1 Application Report flyer
5) Meridian Report, Volume 1, Issue 1, December 1986

Nortel Networks

James Vincent Doyle legal papers

  • CA ON00156 2012-42
  • Collection
  • 1899-1948

Three items relating to James Vincent Doyle:
1) Apprenticeship agreement between Doyle and Alexander Ray of Belleville, 30 April 1899
2) Affidavit concerning the registration of a partnership by J. Vincent Doyle, 4 November 1943
3) Partnership agreement between James Vincent Doyle and Edmund O'Flynn Doyle [his son], 1 April 1948

Doyle, James Vincent

Pitman family records

  • Fonds
  • 1932-1963

The fonds consists of two books plus banking records and statements, invoices, a postcard, phone bills and two flyers. Book 1 is an account ledger with name index spanning from 1932-1940. Book 2 is a notebook from 19 March 1940- 18 Sept. 1944. Other records include a statement from Sept. 21, 1936 plus 10 pages from an accounts ledger, no date, possibly recording household goods sold from the Pitman's store; two Canadian Bank of Commerce vinyl folders; seven "Long Distance Service" phone bill statements; two receipts; four loose pages from a petty accounts book; two envelopes; card from "Tuck" to Mrs. J. Churchill, no date; two flyers, one from "Charlinore Kennels" and one from "Director of Annuities".

Pitman (family)

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

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].

Reproduction photograph of Schuster Company wharf in Belleville, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2016-54
  • Item
  • c. 1920

Reproduction of photograph taken on the waterfront of the Moira River/Bay of Quinte, in Belleville, Ontario, showing a steamship tied up to the wharf of the Schuster Company and looking north. The tower of City Hall is visible in the distance.

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

Don Kellaway collection of plans

  • CA ON00156 2019-011
  • Collection
  • 1954-2003

A collection of plans and other items belonging to Don Kellaway:
1) Copy of a plan of docks in the harbour by Victoria Park, Belleville, by Charles Mott, City Engineer, 1954 (copy made in 1974)
2) File with names of owners of private docks in Victoria Harbour, Belleville,1974
3) Poster for Belleville Waterfront Festival and Folklorama, July 1987
4) Six rolled plans created as part of an inventory of waterfront parkland by the City of Belleville, July-September1987
5) Photocopies of City Hall renovation floor plans by Bel-Con Design (five plans: one for each floor), December 1987
6) 'The Ice Age: Harvesting the Ice, 1850-1950', a printed history of the Callaghan family's ice business in Belleville, 2003

Kellaway, Don

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.

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