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Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives Family and personal life
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Edith Louise (Betty) Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1880-1985, predominant 1880-1930

Fonds consists of items mostly pertaining to the William C. Miller family in Napanee during the last quarter of the 19th century and to Betty's childhood. The genealogy is incomplete, but concerns the Smith and Miller families. The photographs show some activities of Napanee clubs, such as the Tennis Club, Banjo Club and Bicycle Club. Fonds is comprised of the following series: School reader for beginners. Early 20th century. Photographs of family and friends. File of genealogical material. Oil painting by William C. Smith of his mother.

Smith, Edith Louise (Betty), 1906-1995

Peter Miller fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1792-1998, predominant c1905-1995

The fonds consists of four primary categories of material: personal papers, school board materials, business records of the Miller farm and genealogical research. Most of the personal papers are letters, postcards and greeting cards sent to the Millers, materials from Peter Miller’s school days and from his son, Peter Miller Junior (who was Editor of the Ernesttown Secondary School newsletter in 1962 and 1963). There are also some materials related to local Methodist activities, particularly the Switzerville Busy Bee Mission Band. Peter Miller also kept various enumeration lists for Prince Edward, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Counties from 1938 until 1984 which were useful for his activities. Five property tax rolls for Richmond Township dated between 1873 and 1894 may have been used by Peter Miller’s grandfather. The school board materials include various accounts books, minutes of meetings of the Lennox and Addington Board, assessment reviews and correspondence. There are also Minute Books for Richmond S.S. 8 (1908-1942) and for Richmond S.S. 20 (1910-1948). The Miller Family Farm was a typical Ontario mixed farming operation which included dairy cattle and grains. Most activities were wound up following the death of Peter’s father in 1964. Farm records include bills, receipts, statements, lists of expenditures, circa 1916 until 1970. There are publications concerning breeding and showing livestock and instruction manuals for operating and repairing farm machinery. The genealogical research files contain Peter Miller’s notes about his own Miller line as well as the Husband, Martin and Switzer families. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Personal papers School board materials Miller Family Farm Genealogical research

Miller, Peter Egerton Ryerson, 1910-1999

Ruth Wright Babcock fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1998

Fonds consists of documents and ephemera kept by Mrs. Babcock when she entered a seniors’ residence. Some were saved for legal reasons but most had sentimental value to her. Included is a Christmas card sent home by sapper, Wilkie Laird in 1918 and a blue cotton armband worn by Harry Babcock at the Legion in 1929. There are many letters of congratulations and certificates of appreciation. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 50th Wedding Anniversary, 1976 90th and 93rd Birthdays Certificates and memorabilia

Babcock, Ruth Wright, 1906-

Walters-Wagar family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1875-1975, predominant 1890-1945

This large collection contains letters from family and friends to Charles and Stella Wagar at Napanee, Ontario, as well as letters from their children, some of which were written during World War Two. Much of the material reflects the leisure interests of the family including fraternal orders such as the Oddfellows, Masons and Rotary and patriotic endeavours such as Red Cross. There are three scrapbooks kept by Allan Walters when a boy during the First World War and six scrapbooks kept by Margaret Walters, c1920-1925. The fonds contains a large quantity of ephemera such as greeting cards and local calendars, travel souvenirs, as well as mementos from meetings, concerts and plays held in the Napanee, Ontario area. There are classroom notes from all three children, including some notebooks kept by Margaret Walters while studying nursing. From Stella Walters came a large collection of sheet music which she used at home and during her many public performances, and another series of cook books. There is also some memorabilia from the Wagar family during the 19th century. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Family correspondence, 1906-1975 Family activities, 1920-1963 Ephemera, 1875-1950 Scrapbooks Napanee Rotary Club Margaret Walters, nursing notes c1937 School days memorabilia and notebooks Cookbooks, 1896-1960 Music, first published 1843-1932 Photographs

Walters, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1879-1963