This fonds consists of three notebooks filled with newspaper clippings which reflect the exploits and accomplishments of three generations of the Barker family, and which incidentally reveal much of contemporary life. The first notebook dated 1860-1905 speaks mainly of the life of Dr. Edward John Barker, founder and editor of the Kingston newspaper "The British Whig", and later the daily "Whig." Dr. Barker's son, R.W. Barker, postmaster, and later postal inspector in London, Ontario, is the second figure of consequence in this volume. R.W. Barker apparently had a good voice and the record shows his participation in entertainment on many occasions. The second notebook deals primarily with the life of Captain R.K. Barker in the Boer War. It covers dates 1899-1901 (& some later), and reveals in significant detail the involvement of the Canadian contingent in the Imperial campaign. The third book, 1915-1919, recounts the Canadian contribution to World War I as revealed in newspaper articles (primarily Toronto newspapers), with some references to Lt. Col. R.K. Barker and his brother Capt. W.D.P. Barker.
The fonds consists of original and copies of letters from Elizabeth C. Yeats, William Butler Yeats, J.B. Yeats, George Russell and others to Professor A.T. De Lury relating to Irish literature, poetry, and Irish politics. It includes some typescript copies and photocopies of all letters. The topics covered by the correspondence include Caula Press, Abbey Theatre, Irish theatre as well as other topics.
This item is a photocopy of scrapbook clippings which follow the inquest into the deaths of the "Black Donnellys" in Biddulph Township in early 1880, and clippings from the hearings held thereafter. The dates of the clippings range from February 1880 to March 1880.
Fonds consists of photographs, slides, correspondence, memos, Alumnus-in-Residence reports, awards and certificates related to Paul Delaney's experience as a student and Alumnus-in-Residence at Trent University. Some materials relate to Delaney's association with students of the Trent International Program and also to his philanthropic/educational efforts to improve the life of people living in Sierra Leone.
This fonds consists of records relating to the Bateson family of Cavan Township in the County of Durham. A large portion of the records are debentures showing sale of land to William Bateson and other people. There are three wills; one for Isaac Bateson, one for Ellen Bateson (parents of William Bateson) and one for William Bateson. The fonds also includes some earlier, apparently unrelated records regarding other properties. This fonds is an excellent source of history on the Bateson family.
The fonds consists of two ledgers and loose items relating to the business of the Baulch Family: one cash book, business at Hampton, Ontario, 1881-1890; ledger, R. Baulch and Son, Port Hope, 1889-1904 and 1916-1937. The loose items include agreements between Joseph H. Baulch and various others to lease property from Baulch; tax notices and receipts; and a letter from Will Baulch. Also included is one photograph (tintype) of unidentified male.
This item is a photocopy of a letter of C. Beale written, in 1838, from Peterborough, Upper Canada, to Captain Gourlay, late 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers, Saltfleet, near Hamilton, Upper Canada, asking for information on the subject of the grant of land and commenting on the way the grant was being administered.
Fonds consists of issues of Early Canadian Life, 1977-1980, and a copy of When Lightning Strikes... The Life of Evelyn M. Kennedy 1890-1985, 1989, written by Joyce Beaton. Also included are newspaper clippings about Beaton and the magazine.
This fonds consists of correspondence and photographs of the Reverend Frank Beazer, his wife Gertie and his brothers Fred and Jack, as well as notebooks of study helps and sermon notes of the Reverend. There are also published records regarding World War I, the Masonic Lodge, Orange Lodge and Loyal Order of the Moose.
This item is a fire insurance plan for the City of Belleville, February, 1957. It includes a standard key to symbols, special diagrams of school and industrial installations, and a key plan (scale 100':01").
Belleville, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Underwriters' Survey Bureau
This item is a minute book of commissioners', subscribers' and annual and special meetings of the Belmont Municipal Telephone System, preceder to the Bell Telephone Company and the Havelock-Cordova Telephone Company.
Fonds consists of a letter from Bryan P. Reardon (Chair of Classical Studies, Trent University, 1967-1974) to Janet Bews, 1988. Also included are offprints signed by their authors, Bryan Reardon, Norma Miller (Bews' Ph.D. supervisor and Ashley Fellow of Trent University 1985-1986), and Konrad H. Kinzl and Herman Pontes (colleagues). The fonds also consists of three bound theses: Some Uses of Archaisms and Archaic Latin Poetry in the Aeneid / by Janet Patricia Bews, 1963 (M.A. thesis); Vergil and Tacitus: An Examination of the Nature and Significance of Vergil's Influence upon the Language and Themes of the Annales / by Janet Patricia Bews, 1966 (Ph.D. thesis); and The Usefulness of Women: Marriage Patterns in the Early Empire as an Indication of Political Change / by Jacqueline Margaret Tinson, 1990 (M.A. thesis). Added in 2012 is a 2000 announcement by Professor Storey of the passing of Professor Bews.
Fonds pertains to the work of Hazel Bird and her involvement with the Eastern Bluebird restoration project in Northumberland County. Included are 30 bird box observation journals, publications and newsletters of the Willow Beach Young Naturalists and the Willow Beach Field Naturalists, newspaper articles and information regarding the development of the bluebird project, statistical records, reports, and educational materials. The bird box observation journals also include notes about native flowers and other birds observed when checking the boxes. Also included are hundreds of letters which were sent to the Willow Beach Field Naturalists Club of Port Hope and to Bird requesting copies of the pattern and specifications of the bluebird nest box mentioned in two newspaper articles, Toronto Telegram, 14 May 1971 and Toronto Star, 19 September 1972; in these letters, many authors provide details of their experiences with bluebirds in various Ontario locations. Also included is a removable USB memory stick containing maps and lists which pertain to the locations of bluebird sightings/boxes referred to in the various statistical records and reports.