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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

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; five panoramic postcards of Le Tréport, France, 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

Florrie Sexsmith columns for Deseronto Post

  • CA ON00156 DA 2009.24
  • File
  • 1949-1951

Florrie Sexsmith earned $1.00 per week by writing a column for the Deseronto Post newspaper. They include advice, history lessons, decorating tips, travelogues and recipes.

Sexsmith, Florrie

Photograph of 'Lettie'

  • CA ON00156 DA 2009.17
  • Item
  • August 1903

Photograph of a young woman with inscription reading "Dear Mother With best Love Lettie, Aug 12th 1903". The woman is possibly Lettie Howard (born Lettie Young: 1874-1961). Lettie Howard is the only person in Deseronto in the 1901 census with that first name. She married Robert Howard in Belleville on 10 April 1894.

Fairbairn, James

Hall family fonds

  • CA ON00156 DA HALL
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1965

Fonds comprises photographs, correspondence and printed materials relating to the activities of members of the Hall family of Deseronto, particularly Flossie Hall (later Flossie Chalmers).

Hall (family)

Twiddy family photographs and papers

  • CA ON00156 2012-20
  • Collection
  • 1890-c.1980

1) Publications, 1894-1979:
Carter’s Ink Company dictionary, c.1894
Reproduction of December 1900 Bell Telephone Directory for Belleville
‘The Original Egypt Dream Book’, 1924
History of Stone Church, Sidney Township, 1930
Belleville Centennial ‘What’s Happening’, July-August 1978
Belleville Centennial map and flyer, 1978
Cannifton-Corbyville Public School 70th anniversary booklet, c.1979
2) Two class diaries from Cedar Grove School in Cannifton, Ontario, 1907-1911
3) BHS/BCIVS Elevators, 1913-1947:
Easter 1913
June 1913
June 1915
Easter 1916
Christmas 1917
March 1918
April 1919
Christmas 1919
1946-1947
Program for official opening of Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School, 12 December 1928
4) Autograph books: Myrtle Archibald, 1915 and Clare Twiddy, 1935
5) 10 volumes of Avondale Neighbors Aid minutes compiled by Margaret Twiddy, with a newspaper clipping about the group’s activities, 1937-1970
6) File of postcards, 1913-c1920; In Memoriam cards for Wellington R. Fairman, 1917 and Mrs W. R. Fairman, 1928; leaflet about Belleville Aqua Vitae, 1939
7) Odd Fellows certificate for Alfred Francis, 1958
8) Canada Civil Defence publications, 1958-1960
Booklet: ‘Civil Defence Notebook’, 1958
Flyer: ‘Civil Defence and Your Life’,1958
Flyer: ‘Your Emergency Pack’, 1959
Typescript pages: Belleville Civil Defence Routine Orders No. 2, 15 August 1959
Flyer: ‘Who is Responsible for Civil Defence’, c.1959
Identification card for Clare H. Twiddy, Civil Defence Warden in Belleville, 1959
Booklet: ‘Your Basement Fallout Shelter’, Blueprint for Survival No. 1, 1960
Booklet: ‘Fallout on the Farm’, Blueprint for Survival No. 3, 1961
Booklet: ‘11 Steps to Survival Emergency Measures Organization’ Blueprint for Survival No. 4, 1961
Booklet: ‘Home Safe Home’ by Lakeland Natural Gas Limited, c.1960
9) Plan of lots for sale on Skootamatta Lake, Anglesea Township, Ontario, with prices (not dated, c.1960)
10) Genealogy of the Twiddy family, c.1980
11) File of photographs and company publications relating to Clare Twiddy’s retirement from Northern Telecom, 1985
12) Family snapshots and photograph albums, with Twiddy, Alcombrack and Archibald families represented.

Twiddy, Clare Harvard

Records of Belleville Beta Sigma Phi chapters

  • CA ON00156 2018-008
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2000

Scrapbooks created by members of the Belleville, Ontario, Chapters of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, documenting the groups' activities and press coverage.

Bay of Quinte Area Council
1) Memory Book, 1973
2) File including minutes and notes, 1981-2000

Scrapbooks are included for the following Chapters:
Alpha Lambda
3) 1975-1976
4) 1978-1979

Gamma Mu
5) 1961-1965
6) 1966-1967
7) 1967-1968
8) 1969-1970
9) 1970-1971
10) 1971-1972
11) 1980-1981
12) 1981-1982
13) 1988-1989
14) 1989-1990
15) 1991-1992
16) 1992-1993
17) 1994-1995

Preceptor Alpha Beta
18) 1978-1981
19) 1981-1982
20) 1982-1984
21) 1984-1985
22) 1986-1987
23) 1987-1988
24) 1991-1992

Xi Alpha Mu
25) 1959-1967
26) 1977-1980
27) 1980-1981
28) 1981-1982
29) 1983-1984
30) 1986-1987
31) 1991-1992
31a) 1993-1994 (this volume transferred from Belleville Public Library in April 2019)
32) 1996-1997

Xi Beta Zeta
33) 1972-1974
34) 1975-1976
35) 1976-1977
36) 1977-1978
37) 1978-1979
38) 1979-1980
39) 1980-1981
40) 1981-1982
41) 1983-1984
42) 1984-1985
43) 1986-1987
44) 1987-1988
45) 1988-1989
46) 1989-1990
47) 1990-1991
48) 1991-1992
49) 1992-1993
50) 1993-1994
51) 1995-1996
52) 1997-1998

One file of loose items.
Poster celebrating 50 years of Beta Sigma Phi, prepared by Gwen Aubin, 1981.
Poster with titles of officers of Beta Sigma Phi Chapters, c.1980.

Additional materials received as 2018-137 in November 2018:

  • Minutes of the Laureate Sigma Chapter, 1978-1984
  • Minutes of the Laureate Alpha Eta Chapter, 1982-2011
  • Minutes of Belleville City Council of Beta Sigma Phi, 2016
  • Ten issues of 'The Torch' magazine, 1999-2018

Additional materials received as 2019-111 in November 2019. Members of this chapter included: Geraldine Bertin; Margaret Bowes; Janet Bowland; Donna Bruce; Patricia Clayton; Sharon Dracup; Phyllis Etter; Joyce Foster; Dianne Fritz; Susan Jordan; Patricia Meens; Shirley Newton; Lana Reid; Mary Rowland; Diane Turrall, Shirley Wasson.

1) Minutes of the Laureate Sigma Chapter, 1994-2013
2) Scrapbook of Laureate Sigma Chapter, 1996-1999
3) Photographs of the Laureate Sigma Chapter, c.1996-2010
4) Issue of 'The Torch' magazine, November 2000

Beta Sigma Phi (Bay of Quinte Area Council)

Senior of the Year award for Lois Foster

  • CA ON00156 2012-39
  • File
  • 2012

Printed 'Senior of the Year' award for Lois Foster, with printouts (poor quality) of photographs taken at the presentation event.

City of Belleville

Girl Guides in Belleville collection

  • CA ON00156 2012-38
  • Collection
  • 1963-2001

Collection comprises:
1) Copy of printed notes on the history of the Girl Guide movement in Belleville, c.1963
2) Photocopies of newspaper obituaries and articles about Nan Branscombe, 1971 (and undated)
3) Typed and handwritten notes on Annie E. 'Nan' (Paterson) Branscombe, 1881-1971, founder of the Guides in Belleville, written by Charlotte Kuntze, 2001

Roslin Women's Institute programme

  • CA ON00156 2012-08
  • Item
  • 1957-1958

Programme of events and list of officers for the Roslin branch of the East Hastings Women's Institutes.

Roslin Women's Institute

Photographs of Graham Food Products Ltd.

  • CA ON00156 2019-053
  • Series
  • c.1960

Six black and white photographs of operations inside the Graham Food Products plant in Belleville, Ontario, taken by Rapid, Grip and Batten. Includes an image of Roy Lucas, manager.

Rapid, Grip and Batten

Materials relating to Mary Eliza Rose of Ameliasburgh

  • CA ON00156 2011-11
  • Collection
  • 2002-2011

Transcript of 1885 diary of Mary Eliza Rose (1863-1941) of Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward County, Ontario, with scanned copies of photographs of members of the Rose family and their hotel on Rednersville Road.

Rector, Anne Elspeth

Carol King collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-53
  • Collection
  • 1910-1930

Two notebooks relating to teacher-training, compiled by Mabel Anna Fleming, c. 1912, including two sheets of "teacher's prayers".

Three photographs of: Four men and three horses harvesting wheat on the fourth concession of Sidney township "Wheat won an award", c. 1910 A man and several horses with timber "John Williamson (owner) at mill Stockdale", c. 1920
*A man on a path with boys in the background "R. B. Shaw, 1930" "Bobby Shaw Millbrook, Ont. High School Teacher in Frankford for 3 years", 1930

Charter of the Argyll Chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of Empire

  • CA ON00156 2019-050
  • Item
  • 10 November 1910

Founding charter of the Argyll Chapter (number 159) of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of Empire, granted by the National Chapter of Canada to founding members Mary G. Ponton, Zetta S. March, Bertha H. Vermilyea, Amy I. McFee, Helen G. Wallbridge, Edith R. Hyman, Helena G. Vermilyea, Amy R. Wallbridge, Mary Lee, Mary S. Orr, Flora M. Brown.

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire

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.

Beta Sigma Phi scrapbook of Jean Lennox

  • CA ON00156 2019-017
  • Item
  • 1946-1978

Scrapbook of photographs, ephemera and newspaper clippings relating to Jean Lennox's membership of a Beta Sigma Phi sorority chapter in Belleville, Ontario.

Lennox, Jean

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