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A. McLean Haig records

  • 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 two volumes of scrapbooks.

Haig, A. McLean

An Immigrant Story

  • CA ON00156 2011-29
  • Item
  • 2010

Family history of John McIntosh (1865 – 1925) and Henrietta Calder (1867 – 1950), immigrants from Scotland to Canada who settled in Belleville, Ontario.

Saylor, Randy

Argue family records

  • CA ON00156 2013-44
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1980

The fonds consists of 2 boxes of textual records and graphic material about the Argue family of Belleville, Ontario. The fonds consists of the following series: financial matters, brochures/programs, letters, newspaper articles, photos and misc. (phone book, souvenir books, sketches, notes and recipe book). Also includes an 1878 edition of the Belden's Historical Atlas for Hastings and Prince Edward (front cover missing, poor condition) and a copy of 'Picturesque Canada', 1882.

Argue (family)

Belleville and Trenton-related photograph collection of Jennifer Bunting

  • CA ON00156 2019-037
  • Collection
  • 1878-1942

Collection of twelve photographs and one photograph album.

Description from transfer document:
1) Cartes de visite album of 43 photographs (some tintypes) by Belleville photographers [1870s], name inside cover Miss Mary Cowie, Belleville, Ontario
2) Photograph - window dressed by W. J. Hudson for the inauguration of the City of Belleville, 1878. Text around window reads "Foster & Reid Importers, Millinery & Dressmaking"
3) N2009-012 - Photograph - "Miss M. E. C. Johnson, Teacher at Belleville 1878"
4) N2008-009 - Photograph (Cassie, Belleville) [1880]
5) N2012-007- Photograph - lady with handbag [1885]
6) N2013.015.018 - three photographs - Elsie & Doris, group photo, girl with grandmother, Christmas tree, 1 photo-postcard - Elsie & Doris [1900s]
7) Two photographs - three children in winter, Trenton, 1923 and woman and child, Trenton, Ontario
8) N2013-009 Photograph - March past of Midland Regiment, 1940
9) N2013-011 Photograph - [House in Belleville, Ontario], 1942

Benson family photographs

  • CA ON00156 2018-120
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1920

Thirteen black and white photographs of members of Mary Benson's family. Identified individuals include: Frederick G. Keyes; John G. Keyes; Margaret Williams; Mathilda Keyes; Grace and John McCunn; Irene McCunn; Wallaces of Napanee; Mary Gardner Keyes (1820-1903) of Rochester, New York.

Benson, Mary

Blackburn family papers

  • CA ON00156 2011-13
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1930

Collection contains:
1) Twelve letters from Nicholas Wood Blackburn to his future wife, Fannie Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Bateman and one from Lizzie to Nicholas, 1901-1902. Letters from Nicholas were written from Marmora, Blairton, Rat Portage [Kenora], Macdonald (Manitoba), Millbridge, Coe Hill Mines, L'Amable Station, and Turriff.
2) Colour photocopy of certificate of marriage of Nicholas Wood Blackburn and Fannie E. Bateman, 25 March1903
3) Last will and testament of Nicholas Wood Blackburn of Madoc Township, 1918
4) Photocopied diary entries of Lizzie Blackburn at the time of Nicholas's last illness, 1929-1930
5) Photocopy of a letter from the nurse who tended Nicholas Blackburn before his death, 1 January 1930

Blackburn, Nicholas Wood

Bogart family papers

  • Fonds
  • 1845-1900

This fonds contains eleven folders. The first folder consists of genealogy records, family records and ephemera. This folder contains: a list of the births and deaths of members of the Bickford family from 1795 to 1877; three lists regarding deaths of Bogart family members David D. and Emma Virginia; the marriage certificate of David D. Bogart and Harriet Bickford from 1845 in Oswego, New York; hair samples of David D. Bogart, Harriet A. Bogart, and Emma V. Bogart; Harriet Bogart's account book with the Bank of Montreal; religious ephemera; and one unattributable piece of paper.

The second folder contains correspondence from 1868 to 1898. The addressed parties in these letters are: David D. Bogart, Harriet A. Bogart, W.D. Smith, J. Bickford, M.W. Forward, A.J. [Northrupe], John Bell, A.L. Bogart, Alexander Robertson, C.W. Bell, Alexander Robinson, [M.D.] Smith, E. Guss Porter, R. Richardson, W.R. Richardson, [G.] Mollison, and Y.B. Couch.

The third folder contains property records. It consists of: of a mortgage with dower and power of sale between John Canniff Phillips and Albert L. Smith; an indenture of bargain and sale between John Canniff Phillips and Anna Cornelia Phillips; a deed of land between Hester Morden and D.D. Bogart; a deed from the Oswego Rural Cemetery Association to Warren D. Smith and Harriet A. Bogart; six copies of the notice of exercising the power of sale between Harriet Bogart and William Henry Melburn; the original and a copy of a re-mortgage between [W.H.] Melburn and [Nancy] Garrison; a bill of costs for the power of sale from Harriet Bogart to Sexsmith; and a slip indicating a mortgage between Harriet Bogart and Wallace.

The fourth folder contains insurance information. Included in this folder are receipts and policies between Harriet Bogart and the Royal Insurance Company, a receipt from The Liverpool London Globe Insurance Company to Harriet Bogart after a sum was payed by J. Wallace, and a slip indicating that a new roof was put on a property that Harriet Bogart owned from T.C. Lazier to the Royal Insurance Company.

Folder five contains legal papers and records relating to various estates. It includes: a description of the results and potential penalties from an unknown case from 1876; a receipt issued from J.H. Mitchell indicating that an account had been settled after the death of D.D. Bogart in 1878; a receipt from the Riverside Cemetery in New York from Edwin Bell; a receipt from a settled account after the purchase of a monument and a headstone at Riverside Cemetery, Oswego, New York; the estate of the William [Winsby]; two receipts from the Oswego Rural Cemetery Association indicating that an account had been paid regarding the upkeep and maintenance of the Bogart and Smith burials; and a bill of costs relating to the estate of Harriet A. Bogart.

The sixth folder contains Bogart family stock information. It includes information relating to D.D. Bogart's stock holdings with the Grand Junction Railroad. Folders seven, eight, and nine contain numerous receipts from merchants and vendors including those in Belleville, Oswego, New York, and elsewhere.

The tenth folder contains papers relating to an 1874 Sheriff's sale of D.D. Bogart's goods. The twelfth folder contains two copies of an article from the Thursday, January 13 edition of the Daily Intelligencer recounting the experiences of A.L. Bogart in the city of Belleville. The folder also contains two copies of an article written by Billa Flint to the Daily Intelligencer disputing the claims of Bogart on January 17, 1881.

Bogart (family)

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

Canniff family collection

  • CA ON00156 2012-03
  • Collection
  • c.1890-1983

Collection comprises:
1) File of genealogical information on Dr. William Canniff
2) Canniff family correspondence, 1902-1920
3) News clippings about Dr. William Canniff, 1952-1983
4) Photographs of family members and Canniff properties in Cannifton, c.1890-1969

Canniff (family)

Clarke Chronicles

  • CA ON00156 2004-18
  • Item
  • c.1999

'Clarke Chronicles: the Life and Times of William Samuel Clarke 1829-1910 of the Norfolk Clarkes of Hastings County' by Perla M. Pidgeon. Photocopy of a manuscript history of the Clarke family of Hastings County.

Williams, Perla M. Pidgeon

Cornell family photograph album

  • CA ON00156 2014-72
  • File
  • c.1915-1925

Photographs taken by members of the Cornell family of 47 John Street in Belleville, Ontario. Family snapshots, photographs of boats in Belleville Harbour, Presqu'ile lighthouse, cars, Billy Bishop's float plane.

Correspondence of William Randall of Lonsdale, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2017-33
  • Collection
  • 1848-1882

Letters sent to William Randall, a tailor from Lonsdale, Ontario, chiefly from his sons, Herman and Prosper, who were working in the United States. There are several letters relating to Loyal Orange Lodge business (including one from Dr. Oronhyatekha), and others appointing Randall as Returning Officer for elections in Tyendinaga Township. One 1864 letter from Herman Randall mentions the U.S. Civil War, while an1866 letter from Arthur Burley of Big Rapids, Michigan, refers to the Fenian Raids.

Randall, William

Don Kellaway collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-038
  • Collection
  • 1912-1995

Various items, including:
1) Receipt from McLaughlin Carriage Company addressed to Patrick T. Tighe, June 1st, 1912
2) Operating Rules, Welland Ship Canal Construction Railway, 1914
3) Rules of the Electric Power Company Limited, Belleville, Ontario, c. 1916
4) Notice of Disposition Claim for Exemption, under the Military Service Act, 1917 for Thomas Tighe of Read, Ontario
5) Returned Soldiers' Handbook, May 1918
6) Leave or Duty Ration Book, Thomas Tighe, November 1918
7) Western Scales of Prices Governing Wages in Rolling Mills, June 30, 1920
8) Western Scales of Prices Governing Wages in Rolling Mills, of Maurice Callaghan, June 30, 1921
9) Callaghan's Ice & Wood Tickets, not dated
10) The Navy League of Canada Dominion Council, Seamanship Pocket Manual, 1944
11) 13 colour photographs of a model of a proposed park behind Belleville City Hall, not dated [c. 1980]
12 and 13) Program and song sheet for Victory in Europe concert by the Trentones, May 12th and 13th 1995

14) Unemployment insurance stamps
15) 'The Cooks' Companion' recipe book published by the St. Andrews Club of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Belleville, 1932
16) Prize List for World's Fair, Shannonville, September 18th and 19th, 1942
17) Preliminary list of electors for Urban Polling Division No. 9 of Belleville, 1972
18) Agenda and papers of the School Closure Committee of the Hastings County Board of Education, 1992

Kellaway, Don

Donald Boyle family research

  • CA ON00156 2019-092
  • Fonds
  • c.1860-2016

Family history research notes and photographs relating to the Boyle family of Belleville, Ontario, and their Alford, Armstrong, Blakely, Cooke, Corbett, Doolittle, Magarrell, Merriam, Rainbow and Thompson ancestors. Also includes a file on Walter George Bean, a home child from Kent, England. Electronic files contain Boyle family history information and family trees.

Box 1: Armstrong family, photos of tombstones
Box 2: Cooke, Corbett, Magarrell families
Box 3: Walter George Bean, Blakely, Corbett, Doolittle/Merriam, Thompson/Rainbow
Box 4: family photographs and reproductions of photographs

Boyle, Donald James

Earl Wheeler records

  • Fonds
  • 1913-1920

Fonds consists of records pertaining to Earl Gilbert Wheeler of the 13th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force. The folders are composed of personal letters to Gunner Wheeler's friends and family written while he was stationed at various posts throughout World War I. It also includes financial documents, educational certificates and other professional and personal papers. In addition to these records, documents containing correspondence about his injury, the search for his whereabouts, as well as his death certificate.

Wheeler, Earl

Ethel Short collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 647
  • Collection
  • 1923-1987

Collection comprises:

  • File 1: Family photographs: mainly of farm scenes such as haymaking, corn harvesting, steam traction engines, horses. Two individuals are identified: George Avery and Will Roblin.
  • File 2: Publications- newspaper clippings
  • File 3: Nostalgic items and publications, newspaper clippings
  • File 4: Miscellaneous publications and clippings
  • File 5: Material relating to Belleville's 1978 Centennial

Materials added to the Community Archives' newspaper holdings: Belleville Intelligencer recipe supplements, 1964-1987

Short, Ethel

Fidlar-Parker family records

  • CA ON00156 2018-102
  • Collection
  • 1831-2000

Two files including original correspondence from members of the Fidlar family of Stromness, Orkney, and Stirling, Ontario, with transcriptions and genealogical research information compiled by Janet Ross Miller.

Fidlar-Parker (family)

Fink family photographs

  • Fonds
  • 1900-1930

Fonds consists of 6 albums of family photographs.

Fink (family)

Genealogies of the Chambers and Glenn families

  • CA ON00156 2019-051
  • Fonds
  • 2011, 2018

Printed and bound genealogies of the Chambers family of Hastings County and the Glenn family of Prince Edward County, compiled and published by Dr. Agnes (Chambers) Glenn.

Glenn, Agnes Marie

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