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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.

First World War photographs

Photographs of men and aircraft at Camp Mohawk and Camp Rathbun, Deseronto, Ontario. Include several of crashes and three of Lieutenant Colin Goss Coleridge's funeral on July 26th, 1918. Men (air cadets) identified in the photographs are Paul Townsley and J. Smith. The photograph of J. Smith was taken at Camp Rathbun but sent from Fort Worth, Texas, in January 1918.

Hobbs family Royal Flying Corps photograph collection

  • CA ON00397 2012.10
  • Collection
  • 1917 - 1918

Album of photographs compiled by a member of the Hobbs family. Teddie Hobbs appears in one of the photographs and there is also a photograph of the grave of J. E. Hobbs. The majority of photographs are of the First World War Royal Flying Corps training camps in North America: Camps Borden and Mohawk in Ontario and Camp Taliaferro in Texas.

J. Allan Smith Royal Flying Corps Training Camps Collection

  • CA ON00397 2001.11-14, 16-33
  • Collection
  • 1917-1918, [ca. 1983]

Collection comprises photographs of the two First World War Royal Flying Corps training camps at Deseronto, Ontario and notes for an unpublished book, <em>Wings Over Deseronto</em>, on the history of the camps. Camp Mohawk and Camp Rathbun were in operation between May 1917 and November 1918, training men to be pilots for the Western Front. The photographs in this collection are originals and reproductions depicting the aircraft, staff and cadets of the Royal Flying Corps, principally in the Deseronto camps, but also at Camps Borden and Leaside (Ontario) and Camp Taliaferro, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Smith, James Allan

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

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)

Programme

Programme for "Deseronto High School Commencement Exercises - Lecture- 'Germany's Reasons for War' - Prof. G. M. Wrong, Toronto University. - Naylor's Theatre, Friday Evening, Dec. 4, 1914" [text on reverse]

"PROGRAMME

Boys' Chorus - 'Heroes and Gentlement'
Lecture - Prof. G. M. Wrong, of Toronto University. Subject: 'Germany's Reasons for War'

Instrumental - 'Faust'.....R. Favarger
Miss Mary Maloney

Drill - 'The British Empire'

'God Save the King'

Chairman for the Evening - Col. E. Walter Rathbun

HIGH SCHOOL STAFF
Miss A. Windsor, B.A.
Miss M. E. Nesbitt, B.A.
Miss F. Philp

HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
Mr. W. Woodcock (chairman)
Mr. A. E. Rixen (vice chairman)
Mr. G. W. Wright
Dr. E. D. Vandervoort
Mr. R. Miller
Mr. J. L. Gaulin
Mr. A. S. Valleau
Mr. E. J. Edwards (secretary)

DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATIONS
Lower School Normal and Model Entrance:
Julia Cronin
Guy Stratton
Verner Swan
Horace Thompson
Mary Freeman

Entrance to Normal:
Gendine Clement
Stella Contu
Nellie Kennedy
Roy Wagar
Percy Van Vlack

Junior Matriculation:
Glendine Clement
Stella Contu (without French)
George Gardiner
Clare Malley (without French and Physics)
Roy Wagar
Percy Van Vlack"

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