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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

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.

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

Store News

  • CA ON00156 2010-25
  • Item
  • Sep 1918

Printed newsletter from the Ritchie Company's store in Belleville, Ontario. The front cover has a photograph of the store's 47 members of staff. The donor identified Sam McGuire as the second man in the second row and Eliza Hunter (later married Percy Ranson) as the fifth person in the same row.

The Ritchie Company Ltd.

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

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

Belleville Chamber of Commerce 150th anniversary materials

  • CA ON00156 2014-16
  • Collection
  • 2014

Belleville Chamber of Commerce 150th anniversary membership directory; 'A Night to Remember' celebration program and invitation for event held at the Armouries in Belleville on 7 February 2014.

Belleville Chamber of Commerce

Materials relating to William Nisbet Ponton

  • CA ON00156 2014-17
  • Collection
  • 1864-1906

Four items originally owned by William Nisbet Ponton:
1) Writ of summons addressed to Francis Papineau, James Blacklock and James Hill of Belleville, defendants in a case brought by Henry Fowler, served on 10 May 1865
2) Typescript copy of Section 11 of By-law 476 of the City of Belleville, prohibiting people from setting off firearms or rockets or throwing snowballs in streets or public places in the city. By-law originally passed on 16 May 1881
3) Sale poster for auction mortgage sale of the Albion Hotel in Belleville, Ontario on 4 July 1900
4) Menu, program, seating plan, and toast list for the Sixth Congress of Chambers of Commerce of the Empire, held at the Hotel Cecil in London, England on 13 July 1906. (W. N. Ponton was one of the attendees.)

Ponton, William Nisbet

Bill Hunt display items on rum-runners

  • CA ON00156 2014-47
  • Collection
  • 2014

File of materials used in a display about rum-runners in the Quinte area, including reproductions of photographs and newspaper clippings on Ben Kerr and the Corby distillery.

Hunt, C. W. (Claude William)

Cheques from the Island Creamery

  • CA ON00156 2014-56
  • Collection
  • 1898

Twenty cancelled cheques drawn on the Island Creamery account with the Dominion Bank of Belleville, Ontario, dated from January to February 1898 and signed by James R. Anderson, President.

Island Creamery

Corby's Distilleries promotional materials

  • CA ON00156 2014-58
  • Collection
  • c.1970-1990

Promotional materials relating to Corby's Distillery in Corbyville, Ontario, collected by William Dack:
1) "A Proud Canadian" sticker
2) Postcard of a boy fishing in the Moira river next to the distillery buildings at Corbyville
3) Card advertising tours of the J.P. Wiser Distillery at Corbyville
4) Six notecards with pen and ink drawings of buildings at the distillery site in Corbyville by Poul Thrane

Corby's Distilleries

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

'Corbyville 1991'

  • CA ON00156 2015-06
  • Item
  • 1991

Booklet produced at the time of the closure of the Corbyville plant of Corby's Distilleries, containing a history of the Corbys and photographs of employees and site buildings and vehicles.

Corby's Distilleries

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

Jack Butler in Drug Store

Man standing inside a drug store, with display counters on the right of the photograph and a phonograph to the left. The walls are lined with shelves and advertisements. A note on the back reads "Jack Butler (John Gay Butler) in drug store, 1926". "F. B. Butler, 331 Victoria Ave. Belleville, Ont." is stamped on the back three times.

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