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Collection of Deseronto-related materials

  • CA ON00156 2016-67
  • Collection
  • 1900-2000

This collection contains a variety of materials relating to the history of Deseronto and Hastings County. Items include:

  • video of the 1989 Deseronto Centennial and Homecoming celebration, 4-5 August 1989, including performances of the Centennial Song, a Main Street parade, a baby show, karate demonstration and fireworks
  • File on the 1989 Deseronto Centennial celebrations
  • 35mm slides of historic views of Deseronto
  • Morrison family snapshots of unidentified people
  • Photograph of an aircraft from Camp Mohawk on the shore of the Bay of Quinte, August 1917
  • Programme and photograph (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/29760539332/) of the United Empire Loyalist Celebration, June 1929
  • Plan of Deseronto lots, 1943
  • Series of 120 photographs of Deseronto, taken around 1995. Many are aerial shots, others are of individual houses. A few depict individuals: Don Lindsay, Dennis Vick, Dick Beare, Joe Carter, Ed Gordanier
  • 'A Building Code for Smaller Municipalities' by the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, 1947
  • County of Hastings directories for 1983, 1984, 1985
  • County of Hastings receipts and expenditures statement, 1921
  • By-law to Regulate the Running At Large of Animals and for Other Purposes, Township of Tyendinaga, 6 August 1895
  • File of 'Deseronto Firsts' compiled by Ken Brown
  • File of photographs, press clippings and list of entrants in Deseronto's Easter Parade of 2006
  • 16 photographs of empty lots in Deseronto, taken 2004
  • File of partial letters from Joe Goold to his sweetheart, Marnie, written while he was based in Detroit, 11 September to 11 October 1919, with blank postcards of Deseronto scenes and a letter from Elizabeth Goold to Bill Hunt concerning the letters
  • File on James Fairbairn including a newspaper extract and a studio photograph taken by him.
  • Typescript biography of Harry B. Free (Camp Rathbun flight instructor) by Margaret Crothers, 1991
  • File on the Dryden family, including a photograph of the Drydens at the Peterborough Lift Lock (https://flic.kr/p/9dmEYZ)
  • File of clippings about Gwen Lazier Braidwood, 2005
  • File of clippings about Deseronto mayor Glen Belcour, 1995-2002
  • File relating to the Asten family, including a letter from James Asten, Town Scavenger, to the Deseronto Town Council, 1936 (available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/albums/72157674226629315)
  • Promotional brochure and news clipping on Bridgeline Ropes of Deseronto, 1999
  • Listing by plot number of owners of plots in the Deseronto cemetery and names of people buried there, with their year of death, 2003
  • File on the Deseronto Theatre Guild's formation, 2004
  • File on a Deseronto Waterfront Study Workshop held February 2005
  • File and photographs on the 'Leander Electra' electric yacht, 1986
  • Bakery token for R. Marrigan, Baker, Deseronto
  • File of materials relating to E. A. Rixen, including three letters from Deseronto teacher Lena Warren, 1908
  • File on Deseronto Arts & Culture Society, 2004-2007
  • File and photographs relating to the Deseronto Yacht Club, 1993-2003
  • 'Dear Hame hid awa' in the Glen' photocopy of sheet music by Archibald Duncan MacIntyre (oversize - stored in box 66)
  • List of members of St. Mark's Anglican Church who volunteered for active service in World War Two (oversize - stored in box 66)
  • Folder of Deseronto Yacht Club materials (part of the Floyd Marlin collection - stored in box 46)

Wilfred French collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2016.02
  • File
  • 1900-1985

Collection comprises:
1) Metal luggage tag “Deseronto Nav. Co. Ltd. Local 60”, c.1900
2) Fairbairn portrait of a group of young women, c.1900
3) Photograph of uniformed members of a Citizen's band (possibly the Napanee Citizen's Band), c.1900
4) Photo of Gibbards’ employees, Napanee (includes Wilfred French and his son), 1985

Fairbairn, James

Murray Canal

A photocopy of a poster created in 1886 proclaiming "Murray Canal Demonstration! The preliminary opening of the Murray Canal will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 6th, '86 at Twelve O'Clock Point, near Trenton, by a grand Demonstration, at which Sir John A. MacDonald and Hon. Messrs. White, Foster & Bowell will be present."

Tweed Hydro-Electric Commission, History of

Five newspaper articles clipped from The Tweed News period from Jan 14, 1970 to Feb 11, 1970. Editorial history of Tweed Hydro-Electric Commission written by Cartha Cassidy, Commissioner. "Record of some of the significant happenings relating to the early history of electricity in Tweed and the march of Hydro in the community from 1930 until 1967 - Canada's Centennial Year."

Cartha Cassidy

Photographs of Belleville Exhibition grounds and Stephens Adamson events

  • CA ON00156 2020-003
  • Collection
  • 1890-1963

Collection of photographs from the Scott and Cooney families of Belleville, Ontario:
1) Streetcars and Tickell furniture factory on Foundry Street in Belleville, c.1895
2) Photograph of horses at the Quinte Exhibition grounds, c.1900
3-10) Photographs of the Quinte Exhibition (James Scott (1879-1947), the donor's grandfather, was the groundskeeper), c.1925
11) Page 9 and 10 of the S-A Conveyor, with photos from the Stephen-Adamson Christmas party, 1945
12) Photograph of children with Santa at a Stephens-Adamson Christmas party, c.1950
13) Photograph of Stephens-Adamson baseball team in front of the fountain at the Quinte Exhibition grounds (including Gordon Cooney, 1912-1968), c.1950
14) Gordon Cooney (father of Fay Bradshaw) and two other men having their hair cut at Seely's barber shop on Front Street in Belleville, c.1963

Bill Sinclair collection

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

Railway and Air Force books and memorabilia.

Sinclair, William Lewis

Belleville Grand Trunk Railway Riot 1877

File contains a c.1877 copy of a telegram to Col.Powell in Ottawa, report of the Queen's Own suppressing railway mob in Belleville, c.1877 copy of telegram from Belleville City Council to Lt.Col. Durie of Toronto re military presence required to suppress uprising at Grand Trunk railway, and other miscellaneous documents on the c.1877 railway uprising of workers in Belleville.

The Gladys Rollins Collection

This file contains: 1) A photocopied typed article titled "Telegraph Island Light", about the lighthouse erected 1870 in the Bay of Quinte; 2) A timetable for the steamer Varuna, circa 1920, Captain A. Hicks; 3) A photocopy of the obituary for Rev. James Rollins born 28-Oct-1865 in Madoc and died 7-Feb-1943 in Kingston.

Century Place and Bell Telephone collection

  • CA ON00156 2019-066
  • Collection
  • 1976-1977

1) Newspaper clipping about the opening of Century Place in Belleville, Ontario, 26 March 1976
2) Brochure for Century Place, c.1976
3) Instructions for employees starting work in the Century Place building on 29 March 1976
4) Text of a talk on 'Hastings County & the Telephone' by R. W. Carleton, given to the Hastings County Historical Society on 15 February 1977

Photocopies of railway timetable pages

  • CA ON00156 2019-083
  • Collection
  • 1917, 1948

Part of a letter from F. H. F. (Henry) Skill referring to photocopied pages of the Grand Trunk Railway System Timetable of 14 Jan 1917 and Canadian National Railways System Timetable of 28 Nov 1948 relating to trains through Anson Junction.

Map of the Canadian National Railway System

A map of the Canadian National Railway System published in 1965. The system composed of; the Central Vermont Railway Inc., the Grand Trunk Western Railroad Co., Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railways Company. Also featuring sponsored hotels, lines under construction and offline traffic offices. The total system mileage is 25,000.

Canadian National Railways

Blueprint of CNR Right of Way in Belleville

A blueprint plan showing land required by the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway for a proposed right-of-way on Lots 1-2A, Dundas Street, Belleville. The property belonging to Mary E. Ponton is coloured in pink and amounts to 1.05 acres. The plan was signed on October 23, 1911 at Toronto.

Stewart, A. F.

Midland District Hastings County Report on Roads, Crt. of Quarter Sess. 1810-30

This file contains a ledger recording roads passed in the Midland District in the County of Hastings from 1810 to 1830. Allan McLean Esq. was acting as Clerk of the Peace of the District. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_McLean_(Upper_Canada_politician)
these were recorded by James Nichollas, Clerk of the Peace, Midland District.

Photographs of locomotives

  • CA ON00156 2012-34
  • Collection
  • c.1950

Five photographs of Canadian National Railways locomotives. The engine numbers are 6100, 6065, 6066 and 6079.

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