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Canada Optical Company collection

  • CA ON00397 2015.10
  • Collection
  • 1947-1992

Collection of materials relating to the Canada Optical Company in Deseronto, Ontario, including photographs, promotional materials, newspaper and magazine articles and summary of employee benefits.

The materials were collected by Don Simpson, former general manager of the Deseronto plant.

Canada Optical Company

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.

Deseronto Town Hall photograph collection

  • CA ON00397 2015.13
  • Collection
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs of Deseronto, Ontario dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs of the town from the 1980s; the interior of the former Home Hardware store in the Baker Block on Main Street; the O’Connor House on Main Street before its demolition; the 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, photographs of Centennial Park and Rathbun Memorial Park; the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001; the Ontario Provincial Police handover ceremony in 2001; an Easter Parade from the early 2000s; a Santa Parade; the 2002 New Year’s Levee; and the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto.

Most of the photographs appear to have been taken by Town staff. One envelope was donated to the Town by Irene Usher and contains photographs taken by her late husband, Tom.

Thompson Collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 652
  • Collection
  • 1820-1964

The collection contains: Tweedsmuir history of a house for lot 26, wills belonging to Francis Van de Bogart House and farm leases, and quit claims ca. 1898-1912 for Lot 26 in Thurlow Agreement and sale of land documents ca. 1872-1932 Deeds and policiies ca. 1874-1932 Mortgage and accompanying douments ca. 1901 Mortgages and agreements survey plan for lot 25 Fire insurance policies ca. 1901 Discharge of mortgage document ca. 1872 Legal documents for Thurlow Township lots ca. 1880-1964 Mortgages and deeds from Thurlow Township ca. 1876-1931 High Court Justice documents ca. 1872-1886 Commissioner of Agriculture loans and receipts and statements ca. 1940's
*An original deed from June 22, 1820