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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: photographs and news clippings (part of the Floyd Marlin collection - stored in box 46), 1950-1997

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

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

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.

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.

William Freeman railway photographs

  • CA ON00156 2019-015
  • Fonds
  • c.1911

Eighteen photo-postcards of Hastings County scenes, taken by William Freeman. They include images of Bannockburn (2), Eldorado (4), Moscow (1), and Trenton (3). Items donated in 2011 include a photograph of Oran Tripp at Trenton, snapshots of the Rose family of Millbridge, a Model T at Bannockburn in 1911 and three C.N.R. engines at Bannockburn in 1912.

Freeman, William

Negatives and prints of Belleville Fire Department and waterworks map

  • CA ON00156 2019-052
  • Collection
  • c.1965

Eight negatives of older photographs, with thirteen prints made from the negatives. Six of the prints show a map of the Belleville Water Works, made in 1883 by Moffet, Hodgkins and Clarke of Watertown, New York. The other seven prints are of photographs of members of the Belleville Fire Department, fire trucks, the 1936 flood, and the fire at the Cities Services Oil site on John Street in Belleville in 1948.

Belleville Fire Department

David Pershick collection of railway maps and plans

  • CA ON00156 2018-022
  • Collection
  • 1874-1964

Ontario Hydro maps for parts of Hastings County and copies of Grand Trunk Railway plans from Library and Archives Canada. Includes a photograph of Canadian National Railway employees at Belleville, Ontario (online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/39400300370/) and booklet C.T. 405 from Penn Central with "Special Instructions Governing Operation of Signals and Interlockings", 1968

Pershick, David

Allen Montgomery photograph collection

  • CA ON00156 2015-26
  • Collection
  • c.1900-2009

Photographs of members of the Ruttan family of Belleville, Ontario and houses in the Great St. James Street area of Belleville. The photographs include some reproductions, including one of a fire at Trudeau Motors in 1948. 111 photographs show construction work for the Quinte Conservation Green Energy Hydro Project at the McLeod Dam on the Moira River between College Street and Cannifton Road in Belleville between 2007 and 2009.

Montgomery, Allen

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.

Reproduction photograph of Schuster Company wharf in Belleville, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 2016-54
  • Item
  • c. 1920

Reproduction of photograph taken on the waterfront of the Moira River/Bay of Quinte, in Belleville, Ontario, showing a steamship tied up to the wharf of the Schuster Company and looking north. The tower of City Hall is visible in the distance.

Gerry O'Connor Water Treatment Plant tour leaflet

  • CA ON00156 2017-04
  • Item
  • 2006

Printed diagram and explanation of the stages of treatment of Bay of Quinte water at the Gerry O'Connor water treatment plant at 2 Sidney Street, Belleville, Ontario, published in 2006.

Belleville Water

Black Diamond Cheese and Belleville-Corbyville Rail line proposal

  • CA ON00156 2017-03
  • File
  • 1991-1994

Two files retrieved by Gerry Boyce from Thurlow Township materials destined for shredding in 2005:

  • File on Ault Foods' acquisition of Black Diamond Cheese, including a photograph of the factory and Labatt's annual report for 1991
  • 31 page proposal to restore 2.5 miles of railway line between College Street West in Belleville and the Corby Distillery in Corbyville, 1994

Township of Thurlow

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

Letter from William Burke to John Steward

  • CA ON00156 2019-021
  • Item
  • 1 October 1836

Letter from William Burke in Kingston, Ontario, to John Steward at the Trent river, asking him to sell Burke a wagon and send it to him via the Brockville (ship) on the following Monday.

Railway Week ribbon and pins

  • CA ON00156 2018-062/3
  • Collection
  • 1978

Items produced to mark CN Railway Week in Belleville, May 21-27, 1978.

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