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Only top-level descriptions Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County Belleville
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Wanamaker fonds

  • CA ON00156 MG 27
  • Fonds
  • 1778-1974

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 sceneray 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 ancesteral 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 Hastngs 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

W. C. Mikel fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1960

This collection represents materials originating or used by W.C. Mikel. The first folder contains three speeches delivered during his time as Police Magistrate and Mayor. The next series of folders contains references and sources for his volume The City of Belleville History. The second folder contains correspondence regarding the book. Folders three through ten contain the notes Mikel used for each chapter. Folder eleven contains the plans for “Quinte City" and documents from the Town Planning Institute among others. Folder twelve contains unattributed reference material and general research for the book. Folder thirteen contains Mikel's collection of material for the 1924 United Empire Loyalist celebration which was held during his first term as Mayor. Folder fourteen contains Mrs. Mikel's obituary, a letter from Mikel to the Bank of Montreal, and a letterhead from the period he served as Police Magistrate. Folder fifteen contains three copies of his book, Godlove Mikel. The sixtenth folder contains a variety of newspaper clippings.

Mikel, William Charles

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

The Belleville Times newspaper collection

  • Collection
  • 1969-1970

Copies of The Belleville Times, a weekly newspaper, published on Wednesdays in Belleville, Ontario by Roger Worth in 1969 and 1970.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Belleville) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1885-2006

This collection is made-up of files regarding St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The first folder contains documents relating to the church's history such as a 1901 article in the Daily Intelligencer and a history on the church written by Kenneth S. Hill. The second file contains items of correspondence as well as newsletters. The two folders following this are 15 assorted annual reports and financial statements up to 1970. There is also a copy of a fund-raising proposal. The next set of documents are the minutes from the St. Andrew's Society from February 12, 1885 as well as a menu from the St. Andrew's Day anniversary from 1890.

Additionally, there is one file that contains notices, a program from a service dedicated to Queen Victoria's funeral, a list of soldiers from the congregation who fought in World War One, a program from Sunday, December 4, 1932, programs from Stainer's “The Crucifixion” from 1958, 1959, and 1961, the itinerary from the 1959 annual council meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, the list to elect the church's elders from 1959, a program from the church choir's production of Handel's Messiah in 1960, a program from the Girl Guide – Brownie Sunday service in 1961, a catalogue of art painted by Allan and Donnah Cameron for an exhibit held in 1964, a program and an advertisement for an organ recital from 1968, there is also a 1968 retelling of a performance by the Ladies of St. Andrews Church from 1889, and finally a copy of Talk 405 given by Gerald Boyce on Anniversary Sunday 2006. The final file contains an array of newspaper clippings.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Belleville)

Ralph Morton Collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 648
  • Collection
  • 1913-1990

The collection contains the following textual records:

  • Belleville High School Elevator yearbooks from ca. 1913-1926 (gaps)
  • BCIVS yearbooks from ca. 1929-1978 (gaps)
    *1972 yearbook from York Regional School of Nursing
  • Belleville Sports Hall of Fame program from Sept 12 1987
  • Program- Tribute to Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment at St. Thomas Church
  • A Flyer of Centennial House Tour May 13 1978
  • Historic buildings of downtown Belleville walking tour pamphlet
  • Heritage Belleville's Walking Tour pamphlet
  • Bell Telephone Co. Subscribers lists for 1883 reproduction
  • Official Telephone Directory 1900 reproduction pamphlet
  • The Ont. Mutual Life Assurance Co. reproduction pamphlet
  • Hastings County Historical Society "Outlook" Issue 88, November 1990
  • Belleville's What's Happening Magazine Nov/Dec 1974

Quinte Women's Institute records

  • CA ON00156 MG645
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1987

Fonds consists of 17 minute books of the Quinte Women's Institute and the group's Tweedsmuir history, which includes postcards, press clippings and photographs. Also included is a banner for the institute, history of the institute and files of loose papers for each minute book (letters, receipts, newspaper articles, reports, programmes and newsletters).

Quinte Women's Institute

Prince Edward Belleville Ladies Club fonds

  • CA ON00156 MG 649
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1999

The fonds comprises the following records:

  • Minute Books from 1943-1999
  • Receipts & Expenses from 1943-1966
  • Treasurer's Accounts from 1967-1978
  • Membership Groups from 1974-1976
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Two membership cards from 1993, 1994
  • Record of cheques from 1984-1996
  • Bank of Montreal passbook from 1945
  • Statements from 1991-1999

Prince Edward Belleville Ladies Club

Ponton Papers fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1809-1965

The fonds consists of 10 boxes of textual and graphic material about the Hutton-Ponton family. The fonds is organized chronologically by the following categories: Military and Civilian. The fonds consists of the following categories:
Boxes 1-3 files 1-26 (1879-1916 15th Battalion Argyll Light Infantry- correspondence: telegrams, financial/inspection reports, inventory lists, medal applications, order books, sergeant's mess meeting minutes, service rolls and how the infantry was named)
Boxes 3-5 files 27-46 (1896-1903 Belleville Rifle Range, 1896-1900 Bicycle Corps, 1900 Canadian Patriotic Fund, Deseronto Militia Company, Militia Headquarters-Ottawa: 1895-1906 discharge and pension documents, 49th Hastings Rifles Battalion order book, 1879-1917 infantry tests and military schools: applications, notebook of notes about Toronto School of Musketry, invitations to various events, letters, documents, militia orders and newspaper articles)
Box 5 files 46-53 (empty envelopes, documents about Queen Victoria's Jubilee, The Red Cross: booklet, The School for the Deaf: letters, the South African War: letters, applications and militia orders, World War 1 and "Wrinkles": letters and wall posters, pamphlets and newspaper clippings)
Box 6 files 54-64 (family papers: certificates, letters, notebook, family history:Hutton/Putton house, wills, estate matters and journal/travel/address book)
Boxes 6-7 files 65-76 (family accounts from 1869-1903)
Box 7 files 77-90A (Belleville Industrial Committee: minutes from meetings, letters, newspaper clippings and various documents about opening different factories in Belleville)
Boxes 7-8 files 91-101-2 (Land and Estate Papers: grants, deeds of land and mortgages and sale of part of a cricket field)
Box 9 files 102-106 (Legal papers: daily journal and legal documents)
Boxes 9-10 files 107-112-4 (Programs and invitations to various programs and events)
Box 10 files 113-117-2 (misc correspondence and newspaper clippings: letters, certificate, and notes)
Box 10 files 118-127 (misc business and other items: reports, letterheads, advertisements, postcards and brochures)
3 red books (The Quarterly Militia List:1897-1900)
small reddish brown book (Infantry Drill by Authority-1889)
2nd larger reddish brown book (Field Artillery Training-1914)
greyish book (The Militia Lists-1886)

Ponton (family)

Pitman family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932-1963

The fonds consists of two books plus banking records and statements, invoices, a postcard, phone bills and two flyers. Book 1 is an account ledger with name index spanning from 1932-1940. Book 2 is a notebook from 19 March 1940- 18 Sept. 1944. Other records include a statement from Sept. 21, 1936 plus 10 pages from an accounts ledger, no date, possibly recording household goods sold from the Pitman's store; two Canadian Bank of Commerce vinyl folders; seven “Long Distance Service” phone bill statements; two receipts; four loose pages from a petty accounts book; two envelopes; card from “Tuck” to Mrs. J. Churchill, no date; two flyers, one from “Charlinore Kennels” and one from “Director of Annuities”.

Pitman (family)

Philip Etter fonds

  • CA ON00156 2012-12
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2012

Photographs from World War Two, Philip Etters identification cards, literature on the navy and military, correspondances 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

Nick and Helma Mika collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 1
  • Collection
  • 1858-1986

The collection reflects the publishing interests of Nick and Helma Mika. It comprises four main series: photographic files, reference files, printing process files and other materials. The collection is strong in local history materials, particularly relating to the history of the United Empire Loyalists, railways, and the city of Belleville.

Moira-Schuster Coal Company fonds

  • CA ON00156 MG 664
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1978

The fonds contains a Daily Cash Transactions sheet with a hand-drawn layout of the coal yards, an envelope with the company name "The Schuster Co. Limited", miscellaneous materials copied from original documents including newspaper clippings from 1954; pages 62-66 of the Canadian Fuel Marketer ca. 1878-1978 issues; Weaver Liquifuels pages 55-60, 2 envelopes of negatives, and 110 photographs of various everyday operations at the Bill Schuster Coal and Lumber Company, as well as photographs of Bill Schuster and possibly his family. One is an aerial photograph of the site of the company.

Moira-Schuster Ltd.

Mary Greig fonds

  • CA ON00156 MG 637
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1993

Fonds includes legal papers, photographs, correspondence and school yearbooks for Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School.

Greig, Mary

Lock Companies of Belleville fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1839-1985?

A mix of catalogues showcasing locks and associated building hardware for all the companies involved, but focusing on Corbin. Box of files includes inter company correspondence, newspaper clippings, log books, photographs and shares. A number of other books include a job book for cylinder keys, manufacturing order books and department specific log books. Two awards are also included, 1 for the efforts of a flood control team in 1981 and 1 safety award received in 1960. The fonds also includes a plastic Corbin sign and a key made at the plant.

International Hardware Company

Local recipe books collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 653
  • Collection
  • 1982-2005

Contains four recipe books including: 'Quinte Cuisine' by the Canadian Federation of Univeristy Women Belleville and District (2005), 'Chefs of the City' by the City of Belleville Staff (1999), 'Our Best to You' by the residents of Quinte Living Centre (1982), and 'Recipes from the Hearts of Canadians' compiled by Volunteers and Information Quinte (2000).

Leona Riggs fonds

  • CA ON00156 MG2
  • Fonds
  • 1822-1994

The collection consists of financial papers, genealogy books, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, postcards, business cards, music books, horoscope, poll book, address books, ledgers, notebooks, birthday cards, letters, photos/photo album, cartoons, highschool entrance exam, recipe book, stamp book, programs/brochures/concerts, dance cards, yearbooks, certificates, reciepts, invitations, membership cards and text book/teaching book.

Riggs, Leona

John Turnbull fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1823-1897

The fonds contains the papers of John S. Turnbull of Belleville, Ontario. Enclosed in the first file is a description of the property of a Mr. Forrin; a notice instructing Mr. Turnbull to pay Mr. James Anderson eleven pounds, ten shillings by Mr. James Turnbull; and a description of the west side of Front Street. The second file consists of items relating to Turnbull's estate including a list of properties he owned, a list of personal effects, the last will and testament of Margaret Campbell, the first and final wills of John Turnbull, and documents pertaining to a dispute over his estate by his family after his death, there is also a map of mineral reserves in Marmora. The third file is composed of various real estate contracts, the fourth file consists of real estate deeds, while the fifth file is made up of real estate leases.

Turnbull, John

John Doran collection

  • CA ON00156 2016-22
  • Collection
  • [1950s]

15 images rescued from the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf in the 1980s. The images date from the early 1950s and are pasted on to card. They were used in teaching children at the school. They depict buildings in Belleville, Ontario: the Armouries; the Government Dock (printed image from a brochure); Deacon Brothers Ltd. (printed image of the Dundas Street site); postcard of Victoria Park and Belleville Harbour (taken from the City Hall tower); the Tabernacle United Church (b/w photograph); Belleville Public Works Department (b/w photograph); Belleville City Hall and Belleville City Council Chamber (2 b/w photographs); Shire Hall [demolished 1961] and Hastings County Council Chamber (2 b/w photographs); group of children standing behind Belleville Police Station, with Armouries in rear (b/w photograph); St. Thomas Church from the south (b/w photograph); Pump House (b/w photograph); Hastings County Registry Office (b/w photograph); the Baptist Church on Pinnacle Street/Victoria Avenue (b/w photograph).

The collection also includes a colour print of 'Keep BCI in the Picture' a reproduction of 'East Side, West Side' by Eve Lucy, printed by Market High as part of the campaign BCIVS 2000, commiteeted to keeping the Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School building as part of the Belleville landscape.

Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf

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