Fonds F 4281 - Hastings County Historical Society collection

Finding aid of Hastings County Historical Society collection

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Hastings County Historical Society collection

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CA ON00156 F 4281

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  • 1849-1931 (Creation)

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1 m of textual records

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Administrative history

The Hastings County Historical Society was founded in 1957 with the mandate to promote, encourage and conduct research into the history of Hastings County, Ontario.

Custodial history

Records in this collection were acquired by the Archives of Ontario from the Hastings County Historical Society in November 1972, and September 1974. They were transferred from the Archives of Ontario to the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County on April 22, 2016.

Scope and content

The collection consists of records of various private businesses which operated in Hastings County, Ontario, which were gathered as a unit by the Hastings County Historical Society. Various kinds of activities and occupations are represented: collection of duties; public utilities; loan; general merchants; grocery; temperance; insurance; engineering; surveying; railway. Most of the individuals and some of the corporate bodies responsible for the creation of papers included in this fonds operated at a local or regional level, while most of the corporate bodies were subordinate to larger entities; most of these individuals and corporate bodies were located in Belleville. The fonds is comprised of business correspondence, registers of various kinds, cash books, ledgers, account books, journals, day books, and accounts receivable books.

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Certain material has been withdrawn from circulation for conservation reasons. See series descriptions for details.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder.

Finding aids

See attached finding aid, prepared by the Archives of Ontario and updated in June 2016.

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General note

Title based on immediate source of acquisition of collection. The Hastings County Historical Society Commercial collection was arranged and described as the Hastings County Historical Society Collection, item 116 of the Commercial Records Collection (F 171) prior to the re-organization of this collection into various fonds in 1993.

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This description originally created by the Archives of Ontario. Updated April 26, 2016 to record the transfer of the records to the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County.

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