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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

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.

Photograph of Royal Air Force Headquarters staff, Toronto

  • CA ON00156 2013-10
  • Item
  • 4 December 1918

Panoramic group photograph. Names supplied:
Front row
Corporal C. V. Wakely
Corporal A. Heatley
Corporal H. Paterson
Sergeant R. J. Stevenson
Acting Sergeant G. F. Low
2nd Lieutenant W. J. Scott
2nd Lieutenant R. Hamilton
Lieutenant F. D. Williams
Lieutenant S. J. Lee
Captain W. H. Marnell
Captain M. A. Seymour
Major J. Rubie
Brigadier General C. G. Hoare, C.M.G.
Lieutenant Colonel F. R. G. Hoare
Lieutenant Colonel A. K. Tylee
Major J. Inwood
Lieutenant G. J. Blackmore
Captain J. W. Langmuir
Captain B. F. Bainsmith
Captain F. H. Hawksford
Sergeant Major W. Manners
Flight Sergeant C. A. Hepworth
Flight Sergeant F. V. Tree
Flight Sergeant H. H. Atkinson
Sergeant F. A. Cassore

Second row
Mrs Russell
Miss Carmen
Miss Hennessy
Mrs Cody
Miss Newbury
Mrs Ratcliffe
Miss Russell
Miss White
Miss West
Miss Padbury
Miss Wilson
Miss Major
Miss Bullock
Miss Pugh
Miss Martin
Miss McEachern
Miss O'Biren
Miss O'Loane
Miss Harper
Miss Humphrey
Miss O'Brien
Miss McInnes
Miss Hogan
Miss Melville
Miss Steele
Miss Dwyer
Mrs Weiss
Corporal H. G. Wade

Back row
2nd Airman A. Dowell
2nd Airman C. T. Boughner
2nd Airman W. B. Cole
2nd Airman T. A. H. Morrow
2nd Airman L. Landymore
2nd Airman F. Aldridge
2nd Private G. T. Beatty
3rd Airman S. T. Walton
2nd Airman F. C. Baker
2nd Airman R. J. Derry
1st Airman R. Turner
1st Airman J. D. Brown
2nd Airman R. B. Abell
2nd Airman N. Stonehouse
2nd Airman M. D. Fauman
3rd Airman F. O. Basing
2nd Private G. Worrall
3rd Airman Stebbing
2nd Private H. J. McKenzie
2nd Airman J. Kingston
2nd Airman P. W. G. Willey
2nd Private A. Beecher
2nd Private R. J. Luton
2nd Airman M. H. McLean
2nd Private W. J. Lakeman
3rd Airman J. A. McEachon
1st Airman J. Preston
Corporal C. W. McPherson

Latta, George W.

Photograph of RCAF Clinton Sergeant's mess

  • CA ON00156 2019-008
  • Item
  • 24 March 1953

Photograph of members of the Sergeant's mess at the Royal Canadian Air Force base in Clinton, Ontario.

Royal Canadian Air Force

World War II honour rolls for Belleville and Trenton organizations

  • CA ON00156 2019-030
  • Series
  • c.1945

Four printed honour rolls listing World War Two veterans from the following institutions and companies:
1) Belleville Collegiate and Vocational School: c.1,100 names
2) Canadian Industrial Alcohol Company [Corby's Distillery, Corbyville]: 23 names and 19 photographs
3) College Street School [Trenton]: c.340 names
4) Corbin Lock Company [Belleville]: 71 names

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

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

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

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

W. C. Mikel records

  • CA ON00156 WCM
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1960

This collection represents materials originating or used by W.C. Mikel. The first folder contains three speeches delivered during his time as Police Magistrate and Mayor. The next series of folders contains references and sources for his volume The City of Belleville History. The second folder contains correspondence regarding the book. Folders three through ten contain the notes Mikel used for each chapter. Folder eleven contains the plans for “Quinte City" and documents from the Town Planning Institute among others. Folder twelve contains unattributed reference material and general research for the book. Folder thirteen contains Mikel's collection of material for the 1924 United Empire Loyalist celebration which was held during his first term as Mayor. Folder fourteen contains Mrs. Mikel's obituary, a letter from Mikel to the Bank of Montreal, and a letterhead from the period he served as Police Magistrate. Folder fifteen contains three copies of his book, Godlove Mikel. The sixtenth folder contains a variety of newspaper clippings.

Mikel, William Charles

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.

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

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

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