Fonds MG 27 - Wanamaker fonds

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CA ON00156 MG 27

Title

Wanamaker fonds

Date(s)

  • 1778-1984 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

24 boxes of textual records and graphic materials
Oversized textual and cartographic records

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Name of creator

(1896-1985)

Biographical history

Loral Wanamaker was born in Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward County, Ontario, on 29th December 1896. He married Mildred Parliament in 1921 and died on 22 October 1985. He worked for the Post Office for 27 years and was a member of the Hastings County Historical Society and keen genealogist.

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This fonds arrived in three accessions: the original accession from the Wanamaker family and additional materials which were received from Belleville Public Library in July 2010 and 2015.

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The Wanamaker fonds consists of textual records and graphic materials of genealogical histories of various families. The fonds also contains records, brochures, pamphlets, publications, books, and other textual records from towns and cities throughout Ontario, predominantly from the Quinte Area and Hastings County.


  • Family Photographs of the Sayers family, Ralph Wanamaker's family, the Hodgen family, of Loral Wanamaker's family, Parliament family, Van Cott family, Post family, as well as loose photographs of the Parliament family, the McTaggart family, various snapshots and negatives of scenery and views, as well as 2 boxes of slides
  • 1 box of Books and Binders with genealogical records, as well various records of various towns in Ontario ca. 1816 - 1957
  • Genealogical notes, histories, birth records, death records, pages from family Bibles, receipts, and other textual records for over 40 individual families
  • Genealogical charts, and ancestral charts
  • Genealogical correspondences
  • Newspapers, and News clippings from Hastings County, Hastings County Museum, Historical Society, Lennox and Addington, Prince Edward County, Trenton, Tyendinaga, and United Empire Loyalists
  • Legal documents, seals and original deeds, and land records ca. 1803 - 1848
  • Genealogy forms, research materials, reference materials
  • Various artworks and postcards (of Hastings County, the Quinte Region, the British Military and Navy, the Belleville Art Association, and travel)
  • Quinte region, Belleville, Trenton, and Prince Edward County miscellaneous publications, newspaper clippings, brochures, pamphlets, notes, directories, histories, records, and tourism guides and publications
  • Ontario, New York , and Canada pamphlets, magazines, calendars, and an Ontario Liquor License Act, 1891
  • Land Abstracts for Prince Edward County
  • Maps and plans: 1778-1779 Blue Print Surveys from General Washington, New York Historical Society; 1784 Ontario (printed by Ministry of Natural Resources), 1984; 1860-1861 Hastings County, 1860-1861 from the Hastings County Directory; 1928 Lloyd's Map of Hastings County; c. 1930 Belleville Post Office Carrier Route #8, North Front and North Park Streets
  • Scrapbooks ca. 1958-1972
  • Miscellaneous Publications (almanacs, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous pins belonging to Loral Wanamaker, blue print surveys)

Genealogical family research names:


  • Allison
  • Alyea
  • Babcock, John
  • Bailey
  • Belnap
  • Benson
  • Blair/Snider/Mumby/Spenser
  • Brickman, Lewis
  • Brighton
  • Canniff
  • Clapp
  • Cole
  • Cunningham
  • Davis
  • Embury
  • Finkle
  • Fraser
  • Gallagher
  • Gerow
  • Giraud/Gero-Gerow
  • Hodgens
  • Johnson
  • Loveless, Absolam
  • McTaggart
  • Meyers, John W.
  • Mitchell, Alfred
  • Orser
  • Parliament
  • Peck
  • Redner
  • Roblin
  • Scott
  • Spencer
  • Sprung
  • Van Cott, John
  • Vander Woort
  • Waite (see also Sprung and Putnam)
  • Wallbridge
  • Wanamaker
  • Wanamaker, Judge George Washington
  • Wanamaker
  • Weese
  • Whitney
  • Williams and Schermerhorn
  • Yarrow

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wanamaker-fonds

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2015-06-26

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  • English

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