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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

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.

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.

J. Clarence Waddell photographs

  • Collection
  • 1913-1918

Photographs of scenes in and around Belleville, Ontario, including a circus parade, Lincoln Beachey's aircraft, the talc mine at Madoc and military groups.

Waddell, J. Clarence

Minute book of Canadian Order of Foresters, Court Quinte No. 1

  • CA ON00156 2016-88
  • Item
  • 1893-1906

Minute book of the Canadian Order of Foresters, Court Quinte No. 1. The fraternal society met in Deseronto, Ontario. The minutes record applications for membership of the society, payments of bills and notes of people who addressed the group. There are some loose papers inside the volume, mainly applications for admission, with reports of character committees on the back.

Canadian Order of Foresters, Court Quinte No. 1

Quinte Scanner newspaper

  • Fonds
  • 1968-1982

The Quinte Scanner was a newspaper published in Deseronto, Ontario, between 1968 and 1981.

Ruth Boyce collection

  • CA ON00156 2017-73
  • Collection
  • 1905-1985

Materials collected by Ruth Boyce, comprising:
1) 1905 Supplement to Mail and Empire, with photograph of members of the 11th Ontario Legislature (including Marshall B. Morrison, Hastings West https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/36379548670/ ; Major E. Walter Rathbun, Hastings East https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/36637303291/ and Josiah W. Pearce, Hastings North https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/36379549210/ )
2) c.1910 'Greetings from Belleville' postcard brochure
3-4) 1911-1915 and 1917-1920 savings bank pass books for The Standard Bank of Canada, Belleville
5-6) 1912 Postcard of the Dominion Match Company factory in Deseronto, and undated postcard of Deseronto Public School
7) 1914 Book 'Manners: recommended by the Minister of Education for use in School Libraries in Ontario': etiquette guide published by McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, Toronto. Name of Ina M. Calbury, 142 Charles Street, Belleville written inside front cover
8) c.1930 photograph of Case tractors and staff outside Riggs Garage on Pinnacle Street in Belleville. Individuals identified from left as Jack Kent, saleman; Harry Moorman, general manager; Leo Riggs, owner; Roy Thompson, salesman; Cy Jones, Case tractor representative; Carl Gunter, tractor mechanic; George Vanner, tire repair and vulcanizer, Jack Mather, bookkeeper; Gordon Burley, mechanic; Don Brown, mechanic; Archie Brown, mechanic and Perc Hart, mechanic and foreman https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/36379548000/
9) 1945-1946 'Elevator' yearbook for Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School
10) c.1950s Flyer for Belleville Creameries 'Mountain Gold Belleville Better Butter Box 59 Belleville, compliments of Mack Robertson'
11) 1952 Booklet 'Story of Cannifton Church: 100th anniversary'
12) 1978 Printed sketch of Belleville Collegiate institute and Vocational School, with threads in the school colours
13) c.1979 'Booklet to commemorate the more than 70 years of service to the community provided by S. S. #6 Thurlow Cannifton Corbyville Public School
14) 1985 'Ratepayers Information' leaflet from the Township of Thurlow
15) c.1990 Printed article on Dr. W. M. Mather of Tweed, Ontario
16-17) c.2010 Two reproductions of photographs: a young Ethel and Nettie Ketcheson, and the same women in later life, with Jack Mather and Mabel Boyce

Boyce, Ruth

Thelma Joyce photographs from Deseronto and Napanee

  • CA ON00156 2019-072
  • Collection
  • 1927-1931

Three photographs, formerly in the possession of Thelma Joyce:
1) Students and staff of Deseronto High School, 1927-1928, taken by E. J. Powell of Hamilton [photograph has names on reverse]
2) Members of the United Empire Loyalist Pageant in Deseronto, 1929, taken by Marrison of Kingston
3) Students and staff of Napanee Collegiate Institute and Vocational School, 1930-1931, taken by E. J. Powell of Hamilton

Joyce, Thelma

Vera Ryan Deseronto United Church Collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2012.09
  • Collection
  • 1902-1980

Collection includes published annual reports of Deseronto Methodist Church for 1902, 1912, 1923 and 1924; souvenir booklet of the Methodist Church, 1911-1912; typewritten history of the Deseronto United Church from the 1860s up to 1976 (apparently extracted from minutes of the Board); newspaper clippings relating to church members and ministers, 1960s; a few photographs of church members, 1960s; printed orders of service 1970s-1980.

Ryan, Vera