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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

Materials transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

  • CA ON00156 DA 2007.05
  • Collection
  • 1889-1956
  1. Printed ‘Rules of Order of the Municipal Council of the Town of Deseronto’ 18 Feb 1889
  2. Printed pro-forma for a certificate of public recognition by the town of Halifax for service in the Second World War (with pencilled alterations to make reference to Deseronto instead), 1945
  3. Printed booklet on ‘The Future of the Liberal Party’, address by Brooke Claxton, Minister of National Defence, 4 Aug 1948
  4. Auditor’s report on road expenditures for the Town of Deseronto, 1949
  5. Edition of ‘Roads and Road Construction’ journal, March 1951, Vol. 29, no. 339
  6. Leases between the Town of Deseronto and the Deseronto Lions Club (of the Skating Rink) and Deseronto Boating Club (part of the old saw mill property), 1953-1954
  7. Published report by the Select Committee on Indian Affairs on ‘Civil Liberties and Rights of Indians [Indigenous People] in Ontario’, 19 Mar 1954
  8. Letter from J.D. Lee and Company to the Deseronto Medical Officer of Health, Dr W. H. Duffett, with two copies of blueprint relating to modifications to the septic tank of the Deseronto Public School, 4 Dec 1956

Town of Deseronto

Deseronto Navigation Company luggage tag

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.17
  • Item
  • c.1895

Luggage tag for route "Local 26" of the Deseronto Navigation Company Ltd. of Deseronto, Ontario.

American Railway Supply Company

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

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.