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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

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.

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

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.

Military book collection

  • Collection
  • 1882-1936

Collection of books, most formerly owned by William Nisbet Ponton, some from the collection of Grace B. Waters.

Ponton, William Nisbet

Military photographs from World War I

  • CA ON00156 2017-58
  • Collection
  • 1916

Two photographs:

  1. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 155th O.S. Battalion at Barriefield, July 6, 1916 . A cropped version of the same image is available online here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/155th_Battalion%2C_Barriefield%2C_July_6%2C_1916._No._498_%28HS85-10-32556%29.jpg
  2. Unidentified military unit standing on a large parade ground in an unnamed city, with a water tower in the background carrying an advertisement for Sweet Caporal Cigarettes. This image has been scanned and is available online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/35460399302/

Photographs and papers from Bev Boomhour

  • CA ON00156 DA 2010.27
  • Collection
  • c.1917-1958

Photographs, postcards, and school reports from members of the Covert and Cole families of Deseronto, Ontario. Some photographs are from the First World War training camps in Deseronto.

Research materials on Colonel James Fitzgibbon and Belleville Air Cadet photos

  • CA ON00156 2018-080
  • Collection
  • 1940-2011

Two files: one contains emails and photocopies of research materials relating to Colonel James Fitzgibbon (1780-1863) and his connections to Belleville, Ontario, compiled in 2011. The other file holds copies of photographs and one original photograph relating to the 133rd Belleville Air Cadet Squadron, 1940-1945.

Geen, John

School assignments relating to the Great Depression

  • CA ON00156 2018-052
  • Collection
  • 1974-1975

A series of 34 student assignments featuring transcripts of interviews with people who experienced the Great Depression in Hastings County, Ontario. One interview was with a veteran of the Second World War.

Hotchkiss, Ron

Scrapbook compiled by Alice Deacon

  • CA ON00156 2015-55
  • Collection
  • 1914-1919

Scrapbook compiled by Alice Deacon of 107 Station Street, Belleville, 1914-1919, including newspaper cuttings about Belleville servicemen, theatre programmes and flyers, postcards. The book used to paste the clippings into was Richardson's New Method for the Piano-Forte. The collection also includes 'The Canadian Forces in the Great War' by Colonel A. Foretescue Duguid, 1947, stamped 'Belleville Poppy Committee' on the front cover, 14pp.

Deacon, Alice

Scrapbooks relating to naval career of George Woodhouse

  • CA ON00156 2019-022
  • Collection
  • 1943-1944

Scrapbook files of photographs and newspaper clippings relating to Canadian naval training and activities. Edith Woodhouse's son, George, joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943.

Woodhouse, Edith

Sir Gilbert Parker collection

  • Collection
  • 1902-1915

The Gilbert Parker fonds consists of three folders. The first contains pieces of correspondence, primarily to Col. W.N. Ponton. Amoung the items he sent to Ponton were two propogandist pamphlets by Reverend H.M. Gwatkin and William Archer respectively. The second folder contains two of his publications, of which the poem "Was it Some Golden Star" was put to music by Edward Elgar, and two publications directed towards the United States with the aim of bringing them into World War I on the British side. The final folder contains items from the Gilbert Parker Banquet in 1902 with items including a menu and an invitation.

Parker, Sir Gilbert

Stapley family Royal Flying Corps photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.06
  • Collection
  • 1918

Photographs depicting aircraft and airmen of the Royal Flying Corps, principally taken in and around Camp Rathbun, the pilot training camp situated to the north of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority of individuals pictured are not identified, although the captions 'Jimmie Russell' and 'Cadet Mitchell' appear on two of the photographs.