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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 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.

Hatt Family Collection

  • CA ON00395 C.0082
  • Collection
  • 1808-1979, predominant 1808-1877

The collection is comprised of a range of letters, petitions, grants and notes from a number of activities, including correspondence, leases, land patents, and wills. Also included are items that were not acquired during the lifetime of Richard Hatt, but relate to the Hatt family in Dundas and Ancaster. Examples include newspaper articles about the Hatt family businesses, historical tours of Hatt family property, and death notices of descendants of Richard Hatt.

Hatt, Richard

Kathleen Osborne collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1918] - [ca. 1943]

Collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence collected by Bull family employee Kathleen Osborne. Most of the material pertains to the Bull family (please see the Wm. Perkins Bull fonds description for more information on this family). Ms. Osborne served in the Bull family’s London homestead at 2 Eaton Place S.W. 1. from approximately 1928-1938.

Lakeview Golf Course collection

  • Collection
  • [192-] - [20--]

Collection consists of material documenting the Lakeview Golf Course collected by Ian Blair, a Mississauga businessman who played the golf course for more than 40 years. Blair was also Chairman of the golf course’s Centennial Celebration Committee. The collection includes letters of congratulation, score cards, photographs, posters, and plaques collected by Blair during his time on the Committee.

  • Scorecards and green fee tickets, ca. 1930-1997
  • Photographs, [199-?]
  • Sports celebrity & amateur tournament registration forms, 1996
  • Awards & recognition, [199-]

Page family collection

  • Collection
  • [189-?]-[20--]

Collection consists of a disassembled photograph album / scrapbook maintained by Hazel Page Bentley. The album includes various shots of the Page family’s store in Lakeview as well as their house at 407 Warf Avenue. Various family events are captured including weddings, birthdays, Christmases, and a celebration held at the Anne Street Hall in Port Credit. Other various items include land conveyances, birth certificates, and a Second World War certificate of medical rejection (for Mr. Page) printed on linen.

Richard L. Frost postcard collection

  • CA ON00380 1991.028
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1900] - 1983

Collection consists of 287 post cards from communities throughout Peel, collected by Richard L. Frost. While assembled from a variety of sources by Frost as a private citizen, he was then the Chief Administrative Officer for the Region of Peel.

Specifically pictured in the selection are Alton, Belfountain, Bolton, Brampton, Caledon Township, Caledon East, Cataract. Cheltenham, Churchville, Clarkson, Cooksville, Dixie, Eldorado Park, Erindale, Forks of the Credit, Huttonville, Inglewood, Lorne Park, Malton, Meadowvale, Mississauga, Port Credit, and Streetsville. Limited postcards from outside Peel are included, showing Norval, Owen Sound, and Port Hope.

Stapley family Royal Flying Corps photograph collection

  • CA ON00397 2013.06
  • Collection
  • 1918

Photographs depicting aircraft and airmen of the Royal Flying Corps, principally taken in and around Camp Rathbun, the pilot training camp situated to the north of Deseronto, Ontario. The majority of individuals pictured are not identified, although the captions 'Jimmie Russell' and 'Cadet Mitchell' appear on two of the photographs.