- CA ON00156 TR/3180
A family history on the Wilkins' family. 2 pages.
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A family history on the Wilkins' family. 2 pages.
The Gilbert Parker collection consists of three folders. The first contains pieces of correspondence, primarily to Col. W.N. Ponton. Amoung the items he sent to Ponton were two propogandist pamphlets by Reverend H.M. Gwatkin and William Archer respectively. The second folder contains two of his publications, of which the poem "Was it Some Golden Star" was put to music by Edward Elgar, and two publications directed towards the United States with the aim of bringing them into World War I on the British side. The final folder contains items from the Gilbert Parker Banquet in 1902 with items including a menu and an invitation.
Parker, Sir Gilbert
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.
Printed illustrated card with poem entitled 'The Union Jack'. The card was produced as a souvenir of the raising of the British flag on No. 3 School House, Octavia Street, Belleville on Tuesday 24 May 1892, Queen Victoria's 73rd birthday. "With Compliments of the 'Old Belleville Rifle Co.' (No. 1 Co., 49th Battalion, Hastings Rifles."
Photocopy of a recruitment brochure encouraging women to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Royal Canadian Air Force
Scrapbook with general orders issued to the Militia pasted into the book.
Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
File contains a printed memoriam of Major Charles George Levisconte [Levesconte], Justice of the Peace and former commander of the First Belleville Rifles, Hastings Regiment.
Photograph taken at Camp Barriefield, Ontario.
Angus Duffy discusses the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, the Second World War and his role in the Emergency Measures Organization as co-ordinator for Hastings and Prince Edward counties.
Duffy, Angus Bennett
File contains a typescript account from 1933 of the Midland Battalion's actions in the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. Also contains a newspaper clipping with an excerpt of an edited account of the Rebellion by G.F.G. Stanley.
File contains a typescript letter from [E. Harrison] a former commander of the Midland Battalion, to Henry Smart, Secretary of the North West Reunion Committee, Belleville, concerning a ten year reunion of veterans of the Northwest Rebellion. Includes a brief reminiscence of the events of 1885.
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 [probably Reginald Garnet Stevens, 1896-1971, the R.G.S. who took the photographs], 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.
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:
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
The Good Old U.S.A.
So Long Mary
The Tale of a Stroll
I Would Like to Marry You
As We Swing, Sweetheart
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
Photographs from World War Two, Philip Etter's identification cards, literature on the navy and military, correspondence with the Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Association, newspaper articles, newspapers from World War Two, House of Commons releases, the journal "The Red Duster".
Etter, Philip Herbert
File contains a manuscript claim and supporting documents submitted to the Provincial Government ca. 1845 by Christopher O'Brien regarding duty and expenditures while serving as an adjutant in the 1st Hastings Regiment in 1837 and 1838.
File contains a manuscript order from Col. William Coleman to Capt. O'Brien concerning the conduct of military funeral services for the late Captain McNabb, who died as the result of an accident on December 19, 1837.
Photocopy of First World War discharge certificate for Edward Joseph Heffernan (1898-1970) of Peterborough, Ontario.
Digital copies of photographs taken by Sergeant Christopher Paulus Devos, a flight instructor for 84 Canadian Training Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force at Camp Mohawk near Deseronto, Ontario.
Devos, Christopher Paulus
Photographs of the names of each face of the First World War memorial in Napanee.