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'The Way It Was' articles by J. W. Hodgson

  • CA ON00156 2018-048
  • Item
  • 1985-1986

Photocopies of two articles published in 'The Canadian' publication of the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf concerning the appropriation of the school by the Commonwealth Air Training Programme in 1941.

Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf

Bill Sinclair collection

  • CA ON00156 2014-37
  • Collection
  • 1965-2009

Railway and Air Force books and memorabilia.

Sinclair, William Lewis

Copies of Daily Ontario and Daily Intelligencer articles about Vimy Ridge

  • CA ON00156 2016-89
  • Collection
  • April 1917, May 1932

Copies of Belleville's 'Daily Ontario' and 'Daily Intelligencer' newspaper articles relating to the Battle of Vimy Ridge, published in April 1917 and articles from the 'Ontario Intelligencer' relating to the opening of the Vimy Memorial in May 1932.

Donated by Laurel Bishop, November 2016.

Daily Ontario

Copies of letters from Garnet Dobbs

  • CA ON00156 MG 651
  • Series
  • 1917-1919

Forty photocopied letters written from Europe by Garnet Dobbs during the First World War to his sister, Millie Dobbs of Toronto, and his brother, Walter Dobbs of Winnipeg.

Dobbs, Garnet

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.

Digital copy of photograph of Henry Thompson of Belleville

  • CA ON00156 2017-25
  • Item
  • c.1900

Digital copy of a photograph of Henry Thompson, member of the 49th (Belleville) Regiment during the Fenian raids of 1866. His entry in the Canada General Service Medal Register, 1866-1870 (RG 9, II, A 5 Vol. 4 at Library and Archives Canada) is available online at http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&id=e008681734

Information provided by donor about this individual:
Born 1 May 1835 In Wexford Ireland
Arrived in Canada 1851
First daughter born Aug 1862
Served in military June 1866 Fenian Raids
Found on the 1871 Census in Thurlow
First wife Ann Casey died 1 Feb 1875
Married Mary Frances O'Conner 16 May 1876 in Belleville
Found on the 1881 census in Thurlow
Found on the 1891 census in York West,
Found on the 1901 census in Toronto Juction
Found on the 1911 census in York South
Died 6 March 1914 at home 2119 Dundas Ave (St) W

Digital reproductions of 155th Battalion photographs

  • CA ON00156 2019-097
  • File
  • 1916

Two digital reproductions of photographs of the 155th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, raised in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties in 2015. The Battalion sailed for Europe on October 18th 1916.

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

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

First World War photographs

  • CA ON00156 2012-14
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

Photographs of military personnel, taken during the First World War. Some are signed 'R.G.S.', including a photograph of the Halifax Explosion. The collection also includes a set of Ottawa street scenes.

Individuals identified in the photographs include: Jim Parm, Petty Officer Pace, Ted Lazier, Ted Wallbridge, Keith Petepiece, Reg Stevens, P. Domville, Colonel W. J. McEllinny.

Ottawa street scenes depict: Parliament Hill, Lovers Walk, Government House, Chateau Laurier, the Eastern Departmental Block, Interprovincial Bridge, City Hall Square, the Rideau Canal locks.

Grace B. Waters photograph albums

  • CA ON00156 GBW
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1946

The First World War photograph album contains about 164 black and white or sepia photographs, 1 cartoon entitled "The same old moon", 1 coloured pencil sketch of a nurse. The album is Kodak's "Gallia" model (32.5x26x2cm) in plain black, textured leatherette. The photographs vary greatly in size from 21 x 14.5 cm to 8.5 X5.9 cm. About 40 of the photographs are signed either "E.R. Owen" or "E.R.O.". The first photograph is marked in pencil, "Donor G.B.Waters". Many of the photographs depict the Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Cliveden, England. Many images depict the hospital at the time of a visit by King George V and Queen Mary, a visit by Sir Robert Borden, and a visit by Winston Churchill. There are images of the hospital wards both indoors and out, the cafeteria, the linen supply, and many patients (a lot of the patients seem to be wearing special issue hospital shoes) and nurses. Subjects include: nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps; funerals; women ambulance drivers; trenches, military hospitals.

The second album dates from 1916 to 1921. Identified locations include: Athabaska Hall; Banff (Alberta); Red Deer; Lake St. Helena; Edmonton; Sylvan Lake; Mount Royal; Montreal (from M.G.H.); Fort William [Thunder Bay]; Lake of the Woods; Moose Jaw; Markerville; Innisfail; New York. There are several photographs of farm scenes and some of medical personnel in white coats, holding human bones.

The third album includes photographs taken at a graduation at McGill University in Montreal; scenes of Niagara Falls; photographs of cars; two photographs of hospital rooms.

This collection also includes an annual report for Kingston General Hospital, 1906; a brochure for Queen's University Hospital in Cairo, c.1915; a letter from 'Elsa' of Dickson, Alberta to Ivy, Clifford and Lloyd, discussing her new job as head of a teacher training department in Ethiopia, dated 5 August 1946, and two sheets of song lyrics for the following songs:
Sheet 1
Cupid is the Captain of the Army
I've Said My Last Farewell
Those Songs My Mother Used to Sing
The Bull-Frog and the Coon
Poker Love
The Good Old U.S.A.
So Long Mary
The Tale of a Stroll
Lazy Moon

Sheet 2
Fishing
I Would Like to Marry You
As We Swing, Sweetheart
Drummer Song
Dear Old Johnstown
When I Rode on the Choo Choo Cars
I Fell in Love With Polly
Hey! Mister Joshua
Hiram Green, Good-Bye
It Makes Me Think of Home, Sweet, Home

Waters, Grace Brown

Hobbs family Royal Flying Corps photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2012.10
  • Collection
  • 1917 - 1918

Album of photographs compiled by a member of the Hobbs family. Teddie Hobbs appears in one of the photographs and there is also a photograph of the grave of J. E. Hobbs. The majority of photographs are of the First World War Royal Flying Corps training camps in North America: Camps Borden and Mohawk in Ontario and Camp Taliaferro in Texas.

J. Allan Smith Royal Flying Corps Training Camps Collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2001.11-14, 16-33
  • Collection
  • 1917-1918, [ca. 1983]

Collection comprises photographs of the two First World War Royal Flying Corps training camps at Deseronto, Ontario and notes for an unpublished book, 'Wings Over Deseronto', on the history of the camps. Camp Mohawk and Camp Rathbun were in operation between May 1917 and November 1918, training men to be pilots for the Western Front. The photographs in this collection are originals and reproductions depicting the aircraft, staff and cadets of the Royal Flying Corps, principally in the Deseronto camps, but also at Camps Borden and Leaside (Ontario) and Camp Taliaferro, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Smith, James Allan

Letter from Frederick Manlis Miller and research materials

  • CA ON00156 2013-34
  • Collection
  • 1915, 2004-2013

Letter from Frederick Manlis Miller to Thomas Henry Coppin, agent, informing him that Miller had enlisted for active service. Several pages and printouts of 2013 research by Richard Hughes on Miller's family history. Also a copy of a newspaper article on a family history story relating to Hughes' grandmother in England and Belleville mayor George Zegouras, with a copy of a photograph of Zegouras and Hughes.

Hughes, Richard M.

Magazine article on Stewart Millen Bonter

  • CA ON00156 2018-131
  • Item
  • c.2018

Article about the discovery of the Halifax bomber aircraft 'Moonlight Mermaid' which crashed in Germany in March 1945, killing three of its crew, including Stewart Millen Bonter of Marmora, Ontario.

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