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Wanamaker records

  • CA ON00156 MG 27
  • Fonds
  • 1778-1985

The Wanamaker fonds consists of textual records and graphic materials of genealogical histories of various families. The fonds also contains records, brochures, pamphlets, publications, books, and other textual records from towns and cities throughout Ontario, predominantly from the Quinte Area and Hastings County.

  • Family Photographs of the Sayers family, Ralph Wanamaker's family, the Hodgen family, of Loral Wanamaker's family, Parliament family, Van Cott family, Post family, as well as loose photographs of the Parliament family, the McTaggart family, various snapshots and negatives of scenery and views, as well as 2 boxes of slides
  • 1 box of Books and Binders with genealogical records, as well various records of various towns in Ontario ca. 1816 - 1957
  • Genealogical notes, histories, birth records, death records, pages from family Bibles, receipts, and other textual records for over 40 individual families
  • Genealogical charts, and ancestral charts
  • Genealogical correspondences
    *Newspapers, and News clippings from Hastings County, Hastings County Museum, Historical Society, Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward County, Trenton, Tyendinaga, and United Empire Loyalists
  • Legal documents, seals and original deeds, and land records ca. 1803 - 1848
  • Genealogy forms, research materials, reference materials
  • Various artworks and postcards (of Hastings County, the Quinte Region, the British Military and Navy, the Belleville Art Association, and travel)
  • Quinte region, Belleville, Trenton, and Prince Edward County miscellaneous publications, newspaper clippings, brochures, pamphlets, notes, directories, histories, records, and tourism guides and publications
  • Ontario, New York , and Canada pamphlets, magazines, calendars, and an Ontario Liquor License Act, 1891
  • Land Abstracts for Prince Edward County
  • Maps and plans: 1778-1779 Blue Print Surveys from General Washington, New York Historical Society; 1784 Ontario (printed by Ministry of Natural Resources), 1984; 1860-1861 Hastings County, 1860-1861 from the Hastings County Directory; 1928 Lloyd's Map of Hastings County; c. 1930 Belleville Post Office Carrier Route #8, North Front and North Park Streets
  • Scrapbooks ca. 1958-1972
  • Miscellaneous Publications (almanacs, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous pins belonging to Loral Wanamaker, blue print surveys)

Genealogical family research names:

  • Allison
  • Alyea
  • Babcock, John
  • Bailey
  • Belnap
  • Benson
  • Blair/Snider/Mumby/Spenser
  • Brickman, Lewis
  • Brighton
  • Canniff
  • Clapp
  • Cole
  • Cunningham
    *Davis
  • Embury
  • Finkle
  • Fraser
  • Gallagher
  • Gerow
  • Giraud/Gero-Gerow
  • Hodgens
  • Johnson
  • Loveless, Absolam
  • McTaggart
  • Meyers, John W.
  • Mitchell, Alfred
  • Orser
  • Parliament
  • Peck
  • Redner
  • Roblin
  • Scott
  • Spencer
  • Sprung
  • Van Cott, John
  • Vander Woort
  • Waite (see also Sprung and Putnam)
  • Wallbridge
  • Wanamaker
  • Wanamaker, Judge George Washington
  • Wanamaker
  • Weese
  • Whitney
  • Williams and Schermerhorn
  • Yarrow

Wanamaker, Castello Loral Roy

Wanamaker Papers

Papers of Loral and Mildred Wanamaker containing: North Shore Railway ticket for Mr. Alex Robertson (1884); four invitations to Lieut. Col. Ponton's (1896); The Royal Bank of Canada Monthly Letter (Jan. 1956) and a copy of the Constitution and By-Laws for the Officers Committees and Members of The Holland Society of New York, July 1972.

Wanamaker Papers

Papers of Loral and Mildred Wanamaker containing 16 leases dated from 1821 to 1892 between Rev. John Grier, A.M. Rector, of Belleville and second parties, names include: Ferguson, Limm, Adamson, Lawlor, Sarsfield, Weir, Howell, Farrell, Murphy, Cherry, Heath, Canning, Strudgeon, Tebbet, Jamieson and Connors.

Bruce Bedell collection

  • CA ON00156 2012-17
  • Collection
  • 1896-2003

This collection consists of:

  • family photographs
  • postcards
  • Chrsitmas cards
  • Valentine card
  • deeds and mortgages for a property in Tyendinaga Township on the north side of lot 6 in the first concession
  • Shredded Wheat cereal box cards (see http://rolandanderson.se/injun-uity_cards.php)
  • Imperial Oil Limited History of Canada portfolios
  • plate depicting Shannonville United Church
  • Hastings County Historical Society banner

Bedell, Bruce

Robert Shann account book

Parchment-covered paper book containing accounts of Robert Shann, flax dresser of Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England, from 1836 to 1838. The volume also contains the will of Robert Shann, in which he leaves his estate to be divided equally between his borther and sister, Christopher and Jane Shann. The executor was George Elwood, shoemaker and the will was dated 2 June 1827. The will was witnessed by William Jennings, John Turnbull and Rob Butterfield. There are also some botanical and biological notes, a poem, and sketches of buildings and boats.

Later additions relate to activities in the Belleville area by George Simpson, for customers such as Robert Sharp, Jonas A. Canniff, Robert Pitts and William Naylor between 1863 and 1864.

Shann, Robert

Our Ancestors and Their Times

  • CA ON00156 2021-049
  • Item
  • 2021

Published family history on the Phelps and Bell families with an addendum written in January 2024.

Bell, Allan Phelps

The Vandervoorts of Sidney Township

This file contains a copy of a school project written by Scott Randolph from Foxboro Sr. Elementary School. It is titled "One Hundred and Eighty Years of Service" The Vandervoorts of Sidney Township and contains information about the genealogy of the Vandervoort Family commencing in 1784 with Peter Vandervoort.

The Intelligencer : early history

File contains an Ontario Intelligencer article dated 14 June 1924 concerning the establishment and early history of the Weekly Intelligencer [later Ontario Intelligencer]. This issue of the newspaper is available online at https://archive.org/details/intelligencer-june-1924/page/n85/mode/2up . Also present is a typescript genealogy of the family of George Benjamin who started the newspaper in 1834. The genealogy was prepared by Ruby Milburn, granddaughter of George and Isabella Benjamin.

Madoc : Hannah family genealogy

File contains a typescript extract from the Hastings County Court Registry Office concerning the ownership of a piece of land in Madoc Township, granted to C. Gordon Hannah in 1861. The lot is not identified, but information from the land index maintained by the Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre suggest that it is lot 24 in the seventh concession of Madoc Township.

A. McLean Haig records

  • CA ON00156 TR 3305
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1975

This fonds contains 22 folders. It consists of A. McLean Haig's biographical data which includes a brief summary of his life. The second folder contains his incoming correspondence which includes letters from: Assistant Deputy Minister of national Defence James A. Sharpe; a copy of a letter forwarded to Haig from C.C. Wimperly of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to Mr. A.B. Sprague; two letters between Wimperly and Haig, one with statistics concerning Northumberland and Durham Counties, the communities of Campbellford and Seymour, and the former District of Newcastle; one from A.R. Wilson, the Belleville Superintendent of the Canadian National Railway; one telegram and one business card congratulating Mayor Haig on his election in 1962 from Quebec Premiere Jean Lesage – in the telegram, it is interesting to note that Lesage is spelled Lesarge; a letter from Trans-Canada Air Lines and Air Canada Vice President Howard Cotterell with a small picture sent from Cotterell to Haig from the air carrier's annual report; a letter from CNR Rideau Manager Keith Hunt that had a piece of the rail-track from Pinnacle Street in Belleville enclosed with it after the line had been pulled from the ground in 1964; and three Christmas cards received from constituents.

The are also pieces of Haig's outgoing correspondence including: four pieces of correspondence to CNR the St. Lawrence Region Vice President, W.H. Kyle and Belleville Superintendent A.R. Wilson respectively; and a letter thanking Premiere Lesage – again spelled Lesarge, for his congratulations on winning the 1962 Belleville municipal election.

There is a folder of his municipal papers consisting of: newspaper clippings; a press release from Postmaster M.A. Murray; a program from the opening of the new wing of the Belleville General Hospital in 1956; and a report on major accomplishments achieved by the Haig administration between 1960 and 1963 prepared by City Manager J.R. Reynolds. Additional folders in this fonds include: one folder of federal government papers, nine folders containing copies of his addresses and speeches; one folder of speeches given by other people that the Mayor kept; a folder with copies of the report of the Willmott Royal Commission which looked into the McFarlands hockey team scandal and the City Auditor's report of 1959; one folder of military related documents; one folder with items pertaining to the history of Belleville and Thurlow; a file with printed jokes and other items that Haig found humourous; one folder labeled miscellaneous by the original record keeper; and the contents of a scrapbook.

Haig, A. McLean

Duncan MacDonald papers

The file contains 30 documents: deeds, mortgages, insurance certificates and receipts. Names included in the documents are: D.M. Defoe, James Weir, William Vance, Samuel Vance, N.S. Apple, John Goodfellow, Philip Shannon, Joespeh Weir, Alex Roberts, Robert Arkles, Emery Arkles, William Climpson, Peter Merrills, C.J. Pope, J.S. McKeown, Hugh Erwin Weir, Angus Martin, Farley.

Terry Forin collection

  • CA ON00156 TF
  • Fonds
  • 1600s-2010

Geneological records, letters, wills, birth and death announcements, cards, hand written notes, memoirs, photographs publications involving family history and research. Ranges across Canada, the eastern portion of the United States and parts of Great Britain. Family names covered include; Forin, Freeland, seymour, Mcnaughton, Plunkett, Eymondson, Mate, Olafson, Einarsdottier, Halldorrson, Grimes, Lock, Huntley, Roper, More, Rooks, Slee, Keeler, Fell, Lazier, Casey, Roblin, van Blaricum, Niles, Mathews, Ricketson, Haight, Canniff, Gilchrist, Dorland, Strong, Ingersol, Campbell, Dewolf, Ponton, Jacox, Dunne, Reid, Soule, Dennis, Fair, Fowler, Pound, Barker, Franklin, Sharp, Ewing, Judge, Powers, William, Gillet, King, Brownson, Loomis, Peard, Judd, and Turner.

Includes a set of watercolour paintings of women in different outfits made by the Slee sisters (Edith, Florence, Kate and Clara) of Bermondsey, Surrey, England, in 1869-1873.

Forin, Terence

Smith family photographs

  • CA ON00156 2014-49
  • Fonds
  • 1872-2000

The fonds consists of 633 photographs, 23 negatives, letters, sympathy cards, business cards, newspaper clippings, genealogy and family history and a few business papers belonging to the Smith family, primarily Frank Smith of Madoc. The photographs found in this fonds mainly depict the area around Madoc, with some from Bancroft, Maynooth and other places in Hastings County. A large number of the photographs were taken on vacation or while travelling through Canada and the United States. The photographs were taken in Florida, Atlantic City, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Healy Falls, Shaw Falls, Coppercliffe, Ottawa, Port Carling, Gaspe, Napanee, Madoc, Bancroft, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.

The families primarily depicted in the photographs are the Smith family, McCaw family, Swayne family and Cassidy family. Many of the photographs have names and places written on the back of them. Other people mentioned on the photographs include: Jean Phillips Thompson, Mary Smith Barton, Aunt Vera, Muriel Smith, George Wright, Hugh Pepper, Frank Smith, Frank and Jane Packer Ingersoll, Elizabeth Baker, Martin Porter, Kay Seaton, Helen Whycock, Bessie Woods, Tom Ross, Jack and Ann Yonkers.

There are 3 letters from Henry and Eliza Smith between 1872 and 1874; a birth certificate for Frank Smith, news clippings on the Smith and McCaw families and events in Madoc. There are also family trees and other genealogical information connecting the Smith, McCaw and other families. Much of the information appears to have been gathered by Mary Elizabeth Barton (born Smith: lived from 1921 to 2017).

Smith (family)

Quaker Cemetery Huntingdon (Moira) Baker Family

This file contains 4 clippings pertaining to the Quaker Cemetery located in Moira.

  1. A newspaper article from the Ontario Intelligencer dated 2 October 1958 titled "Many Pioneers of District Buried in Moira Cemetery". The article references family names: Swetman, Mullett, Baker, Wood, Hudson, Howe, Denyke and Grass
  2. A handwritten genealogy of the Baker Family beginning with William and Ann Baker from Ireland
  3. An article titled "The Quaker Church" giving a brief history of the church and referencing family names: Mullett, Swetman, Merrill, Latta, Hockey, Wood, Haight, Ostrom, Baker, McTaggart, and Ketcheson
  4. A copy of a page taken from an unknown publication with family information for the Vantassel Family, the Baker Family and Later Families with names Diamond, Denike, Outwaters, Emerson, McGowan and Lafferty.
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