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Half Moon Bay Board of Trust Fonds

  • 2020-026
  • Item
  • 1918

Various textual materials including a poster titled "Come to Vesper Service (Ecumenical)"; a poster titled " The Gananoque Churches Welcome You, Summer Schedule"; a Book of Record of Services, 1920-1948; a Record of Services, 1948-1953; Book of Record of Services 1954-1961; Book of Record of Services 1962-1970; Scrapbook, 1970-1975; Scrapbook 1975-1980; Minute Book, 1948-1963 and 1967; Ministries List ( a list of prospective and active ministers with comments) 1948-1961; envelope containing account records from Mr. Clifford Sire, Treasurer 1918 to July 1948, Pass Books July 1932 to 13 August 1945, and a hymnal; and, plastic folders containing information on services, minutes of meetings and financial documents, 1959-1970, 1971-1980, and 1992 - 2004

Half Moon Bay Foundation

Art Byford Collection

  • 2020-016
  • 2020-08-20

Three envelopes of snapshots and negatives mostly unidentified
A photo album that was loaned for scanning of the construction of the Thousand Island Bridge. Art Byford worked on the building of the bridge. There were approximately 90 photographs but will be entered in randomly

Dutch-Canadian Tulip Ceremony scrapbook 2016

  • 2016-038
  • Item
  • 2016

Item consists of: a scrapbook containing photos, clippings, souvenirs and event program from the Dutch-Canadian Friendship Tulip Planting ceremony on 6 November 2015 at Thousand Islands Elementary School, put on by Lansdowne Association for Revitalization. Includes a CD of the same material.

Accrual given by Wilhelmina Lacelle, Nov 2020, consisting of:

  • 55 loose photos of the event,
  • two newspaper clippings describing the event (probably from Brockville R&T).

Kaiser/Shaw Collection

  • E 2020-013
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Collection consists of photographs, written articles and newspaper clippings.

Bill Boulton backlog

  • 2020-009
  • Collection
  • 1900 - 2019

2020-009 Historical Soc. Materials from Bill Boulton’s basement

2020-009-A Misc. Items pertaining to Leeds & Lansdowne and Gananoque.
A-001 Supplement to the Gananoque Reporter July 25, 1990, souvenir edition devoted to history of the town, industries and families.
A-002 Calendar of historic photos printed by Gananoque Reporter in co-operation with Gananoque Historical Society, 1995.
A-003 Bound alphabetical index of names in the records of the Thompson Store (location of records? Location of store?)
A-004 Original typescript history of Sand Bay Presbyterian Church by Katie Johnston, on very long ledger paper, also refers to Post office, cheese factory, saw mill, school, and families Stringer, McCready, Slack, Patience, Goff, Fodey, Herbison, Lappan, Ripley, Heaslip,
A-005 Parks Canada Research Bulletin No 307 “The Brown’s Bay Vessel: It’s Design and Construction” by Chris Amer, Sept 1994.
A-006 Index of names in the records of Blacksmith Ira Andress from Yonge’s Mills, 1877 -1884. Location of record unknown.
A-007 Original oil painting on canvas board signed Mary Duff and inscribed au verso “To Dorothy and Dave Newell / Lansdowne Ont. / Mary Duff / 1972”.
A-008 Book “Seeley’s Bay and District 1967 Profile”.
A-009 Program for Opening Ceremonies for the Thousand Islands – Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, 7 June 2003. 4 pages colour.
A-010 1982 reprint of 1909 Souvenir Edition of the Westport Mirror. (encapsulated Map Cab 2, dwr. 3)
A-011 Illustrated walking tour folder for Springfield/Escott printed by Front of escott Township council, undated.
A-012 Booklet “St John’s Church Lansdowne 1877-2007” by Anne Hunt.
A-013 Clipping listing the winners of Championship School Fair of 1928, and manuscript lists of the categories being judged (2 copies).
A-014 2011 calendar “Forever Yonge”, spiral bound with old photos of Yonge Township
A-015 Computer transcript of Report of the Inspector of Licences for Inns in Leeds, Lansdowne, Escott & Gananoque, 1846.
A-016 2-page computer printout of history of Legge’s Corner or Reid’s Corner by Alan Lindsay.
A-017 Manuscript quotes from unidentified Autograph Albums dated 1882 to 1948.
A-018 Photocopy of manuscript list of Reeves, Councilors and Clerks of Front of Leeds & Lansdowne Twp. 1849 to 1999, 5 pages.
A-019 Typescript letter from FoLL clerk to John Flood, Fred Warren and Henry McRow requesting tenders for crushed stone, 1919.
A-020 Stock certificate from Ivy Mining Company Ltd of Ivy Lea to J & T J Darling, Jan 1928.
A-021 Carbon copy of a typed letter from the Ivy Mining Co. Ltd. announcing the prize winners of a contest, 1928.
A-022 6-page printout of Margie Brennan’s web page for Long Point Leeds County, where she posted photos of documents belonging to Daniel O’Connor, including command to muster the Militia and Regiment roll of 1838, call to assemble the Militia, 1841, etc.
A-023 Anglican Parish of Lansdowne Front Pictorial Directory, 1987, includes portraits of families attending St John’s, St Paul’s, and Church of the Redeemer.
A-024 clipping with photo of Jim Galloway and Howard Kaiser in St John’s Church, Lansdowne.
A-025 Photocopy of a deed from Thomas Little to John Wilson, in Leeds L3 C1. 1921.
A-026 Photocopy of a Memorial of a deed from John Richardson Forsyth, and John A McDonald (executors for estate of William Crawford) to Abraham Collard for part of Leeds L2 C1, 1853.
A-027 Reprint of “The Canadian Mercantile Almanack for 1847”, Hushion House Publishers 1997. (General Research)
A-028 Book “Mother Barnes The Witch of Plum Hollow” by Patti Miller, 2007. (General Research).
A-029 Book “400 Years of Log Fences) by Eugene L Fytche, 2008 (General Research)

2020-009-B Notes collected by Bill Boulton in writing his first book “Lansdowne Then and Now”.
B-001 Transcript of an interview with Mrs. Margel Warren, April 9, 2003, in which she talks about businesses in Lansdowne as she remembered.
B-002 E-mail from Bill Boulton to Dave Brown (Ottawa Citizen) re permission to quote, 2010.
B-003 Crude map of Lansdowne with numbered locations of businesses, with a 5-page key to the businesses that operated in those locations.
B-004 List of businesses in Lansdowne as of 1915.
B-005 Manuscript notes on the funeral home in Lansdowne and the building built by Geo. McKay.
B-006 E-mail announcement from Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve re unveiling ceremony for the Railway mural, Oct 2006.
B-007 “Lansdowne Historical Timeline” compiled by Brian Phillips, 4 pages computer document.
B-008 E-mail correspondence with Allan Graphics of Kingston and Bill Boulton re a map Bill used in his book.
B-009 2 copies of the map referred to in previous item.
B-010 Hand drawn map of Lansdowne village with numbers 1 to 73 marking the location of businesses, and typescript lists of the business corresponding to the numbers, by Wilson Goff.
B-011 Typescript list (4 pages) of businesses in Lansdowne numbered 1-89.
B-012 List of businesses in Lansdowne transcribed from The R G Dunn & Co. Mercantile Agency Reference Book, 1909
B-013 E-mail from Gordon Dowsley to Bill Boulton with permission to use information from his writings about Dowsley’s Corners.
B-014 Three-hole punched and tied sheets on individual buildings in Lansdowne, some with copies of photos, such as St John’s Anglican Church, Lansdowne Fair building, Lansdowne United Church, Lansdowne telephone office, and Chalmers Presbyterian Church.
B-015 Map of LTI with adhesive arrows showing the location of all the churches in the township.
B-016 Map of LTI with adhesive arrows showing the location of all the schools in the township

2020-009-C Correspondence to and from LTI Historical Society and distant members of local families
C-001 Letter to Hist. Soc. 1999 from Barbara Salazar of Colorado, asking for help in tracing the descendants of Joseph Copeland and Eurith Phillips
C-002 Notes by Marion Joyce re property near Union Cemetery owned by J Copeland, and connections to Rath and McKay families.
C-003 Scribbled notes re Copeland family.
C-004 Reply letter from Hist. Soc. describing their discoveries about the Copeland family.
C-005 Letter from Louise Barber of Vancouver BC 1999 re Walter and Ellen Barber and ancestors.
C-006 to 020 14 pages of comments and reminiscence by John D Steacy of Ottawa in response to things that appeared in the Hist. Soc. Newsletters 1997-2000.
C-021 & 022 Letters from Bill and Margaret Baile of Ponoka AB, 1993 & 94 re John Baile of Lansdowne, baker.
C-023 to 026 4 pages manuscript notes on bakeries in Lansdowne, Baile family and connection to Byron Stringer
C-027 to 044 Bundle of 18 pages of manuscript notes on members of the Quinn Family from newspapers, censuses, and personal interviews.
C-045-046 Photocopy of manuscript notes on descendants of Jeremiah Snider and Jane Harkness.
C-047 Notes from a census on Alexander Slack and family
C-048-051 Correspondence between Mrs. Madge Crawford, Regina Sask. Regarding her Gr Grandfather John Patience.
C-052 Program from the Patience family reunion 1998 in Saskatchewan.
C-053 photocopy of 2 death notices for John Patience, 1916
C-054-057 Computer printout of a family tree of John Patience.
C-058-059 Photocopy of clipping by Harry Painting telling the story of the Patience family of Dulcemaine.
C-060 Manuscript notes on the Patience family
C-061 Original photograph of Mrs. Jerry Patience (Elva) and son Roy Patience, 1933.
C-062-063 manuscript notes on George Patience, son William and grandson Donald
C-064 Photo from scan of Maple Grove Ladies Aid including Mrs. John Seal, Mrs. Hamilton, Mr. Cooper (minister), Mrs. Humphrey Todd, Mrs. Brennan, Leah Thompson, Mrs. George Bell, Myrtle Abrams.
C-065-073 Correspondence with Donna (Seal) Cross of Windsor ON. Re her Seal relatives and all matters pertaining to Maple Grove.
C-074-075 Letter to Bill Boulton from Al Adams of Mississauga ON. re his grandparents John and Elizabeth Ferguson.
C-076-083 Photocopies of ads from the Gananoque Reporter for the store of John and Elizabeth Ferguson.
C-084 Computer printout 1-page family tree for the Webb family of Lansdowne.
C-085 Computer print of a letter of information about King’s Landing at Ivy Lea (Markus King) from Bill Boulton to Eleanor Austin.
C-086 Photocopy of a letter listing the winners of a contest sponsored by the Ivy Mining Co. Ltd, 1926.
C-087 Manuscript excerpt from the genealogy of William Landon family, listing descendants of Elizabeth Landon McNeil whose daughter married Markus King.
C-088 Computer printout of descendants of John McNeil (1770-1815) who settled near Lansdowne.
C-089 3-page history of the Gilbert family, carriagemakers in Seeley’s Bay, by David Gilbert.
C-090 2-page history of the family of Jean Walker and Hugh Breckenridge, with appended history of the Tedford family with whom their children married.

2020-009-D Bradley Family
D-001-015 15 page manuscript family tree of descendants of Samuel Bradley, source unknown.
D-016-019 4 page manuscript notes on land acquisitions by members of the Bradley family.
D-020-021 photocopy of a letter from Alan K Bolton (Mineapolis MN) to Wilmer Henderson Bradley, 1966, conveying additions to Bradley’s grandmother’s family tree.
D-022 Photocopy of an undated clipping showing a photo of Wilmer H Bradley and his wife on their golden wedding anniversary.
D-023-024 2-page photocopy of an article on the Bradley family from the Brockville Recorder & Times 1978, includes photos of Thomas Bradley, Maj. Joseph Bradley, Carleton and Elvira Bradley, Wilmer and Mary (Bigford) Bradley, and John and Mary Bigford with children.
D-025 Photocopy of an undated article from Gananoque Reporter tracing the Bradley family from Ireland to Lansdowne.
D-026 scribbled notes about the residence and family of Joseph A Bradley, Lansdowne village.
D-027 Manuscript notes on Edmund R Bradley, Dr. Joseph Arthur Bradley and Edwin H Bradley.
D-028 Transcription of a story about Daniel Bradley being chased and shot at by John Costello.
D-029 Photocopies from an unidentified newspaper about 1921, describing the house building activities of Thomas Bradley, and other residents of Lansdowne.
D-030-033 3 computer print photos of Tommy Stennitt in an envelope with notation signed Betty Bradley, a niece.
D-034 Invitation to a dance in Burns’ Hall, Lansdowne by the Lansdowne Social Club.
D-035 Small photo of two couples at a table with a big cake, inscribed au verso “Annie / Jennie / Bert / Bill /Armstrong”.
D-036 Small photo of a lady in front of the Gray stone house on the Parkway, probably Margaret Gray.
D-037 5 x 7 reprint of studio portrait of an elderly couple, inscribed au verso “Charles & Margaret Gray” .
D-038 Modern colour photo of Bruce Foley at the sign post for Tilley.
D-039 Original mortgage Dennis Noonan to Richard Copeland, 1875.
D-040 Pamphlet “Gananoque/The Name and its Origin” by Frank Eames 1942.
D-041 Pamphlet “Sketch of the Early History of the Front Concessions of Lansdowne and Thousand Islands Group” by Thomas Darling, 1925.
D-042 Studio oval photo on card of two men, inscribed au verso “T A Bradley / E R Bradley”.
D-043 Studio oval photo on card of one man, inscribed au verso “E R Bradley”.
D-044 Studio oval photo on card of a woman inscribed au verso “Mrs. E R Bradley”
D-045 Post card to Mrs. E R Bradley from a soldier in France thanking her for socks she sent which he will wear on long marches.
D-046 CDV young man, inscribed au verso “Wilmer Bradley”.
D-047 CDV young man, inscribed au verso “Clark Foley”.
D-048 Small card with photo inside of Margel Warren, with inscription “To Douglas/ Wishing you many happy returns of the Day / Margel / Mar. 31 – 1927”.
D-049 CDV of young woman, inscribed au verso “Alma Bradley”.
D-050 Studio oval photo on card young woman, inscribed au verso “Mary Bigford/ married Wilmer Bradley”.
D-051 Studio oval on card, teenage boy, inscribed au verso “Wilmer Bradley”.
D-052 Studio photo on card a couple and 2 daughters, inscribed au verso “Charles Bradley / Alma Bradley / Ada Bradley / Daisy Bradley”.
D-053 Studio oval on card 3 young people, inscribed au verso “Albert Bradley (possibly recipient) Harry Green / Eva Green / Mabel Green”.
D-054 Studio photo on card 4 women, inscribed au verso “Mrs. Frank Green / Mrs. Wesley Acton / Mrs. J W Clendening / Mrs. John Willoughby”.
D-055 snapshot of a barn raising, with note attached “Carman Grier’s/ barn Raising / circa 1950 / Centennial Road / still standing”

2020-009-E Lansdowne Fair ephemera
E-001-003 Complimentary admission tickets to Lansdowne Fair 1944-45-47 for Miss Elva Vanorman, signed by secretary S C E Dixon.
E-004-005 Satin ribbons worn by Agricultural Society Members at Lansdowne Fair 1933 and 1950.
E-006 Blank “Entry Sheet” used to list animals entered for judging in Lansdowne Fair, no date.
E-007-009 Photocopies of the cover and first pages of the Lansdowne Fair centennial prize list 1964
E-010 List of past presidents of the Lansdowne Fair Board 1864 to 2014 (150 years).
E-011 Stock Certificate in Lansdowne Arena Company Limited issued to William Boulton, 1961.
E-012 Pencil sketch on card stock of the judging stand at Lansdowne fairgrounds, signed “K Nuttall 2014”.
E-013 Photocopy of Lansdowne Fair prize list for 1908.
E-014-018 Typescript History of Lansdowne Fair written for the 125th anniversary 1989.
E-019 Printed postcard to George H Darling, mailed in Gananoque 1910, message and signature unintelligible.

2020-009-F Executors’ Accounts and inventory of Estate of John Wesley McNeil.
F-001 Typescript “Executors’ Accounts” for the Surrogate Court in the estate of John Wesley McNeil, 19 pages legal size, undated.

2020-009-G Records of the Leeds & Lansdowne Association of Historians and Collectors; the precedent to Lansdowne Historical Society.
G-001 Typescript minutes of meeting of LLAHC Oct 25, 1984.
G-002 Typescript minutes of Nov. 22/84
G-003 Manuscript notes from meeting of Jan 23/85
G-004 Typescript proposed budget for 1985.
G-005 manuscript notes on income and expences, April and May/85.
G-006 Typescript Minutes of Mar 22/85 with membership list and manuscript notations.
G-007 Typescript Minutes of June 26/85 2 pages (2 copies)
G-008 Manuscript notes on discussion from June 26 meeting

2020-009-H Court proceedings for and against The Gananoque Water Power Co.
H-001 Photocopy of the petition by GWPC to raise the dam at Outlet, 1882, includes the description of each property affected, seven pages legal size.
H-002 Carbon copy of typescript of the decision by the Chancery Court on a suit by James McCready and others against Gananoque Water Power Co, 1889.

2020-009-I Collection of various deeds and mortgages pertaining to Charles Bonsteel, from unknown source, plus 2 deeds to Abrahan Rogers in Rockport
I-001 Indenture of sale by Adolphus Botsford to George Pattemore of 60 acres in Yonge L19, C9. 1909.
I-002 Memorandum of agreement of sale by Charles Bonsteel to John Morris of 70 acres in Yonge L19, C9, 1920
I-003 Mortgage from Charles Bonsteel to William Jackson for land as above, 1918.
I-004 Mortgage from Charles Bonsteel to Emily McVeigh for land in Lansdowne L16 & 17, C2, 1920, with notations recording payments.
I-005 Conveyance from David Huntley to Charles Bonsteel of land in Lansdowne L17, C2, 1928
I-006 Mortgage from Charles Bonsteel to Ross Purvis for land in Lansdowne L 16 & 17, C2, 1933
I-007 Letter to Charles Bonsteel notifying him of the discharge of above mortgage, 1943.
I-008 Affidavit by Richard Foley concerning title to Lansdowne L16-17-18, C2, 1931.
I-008-010 3 receipts by Emily McVeigh for mortgage payments by Charles Bonsteel 1927-32.
I-011 Receipt from Ross Purvis for mortgage payment by Charles Bonsteel, 1938.
I-012 Mortgage from Thom,as McCrea to Charles Quinn for Lansdowne L16-17-18, C 2, 1901.
I-013 Assignment of above mortgage from Charles Quinn to Richard Foley, 1903.
I-014 Postcard from Geo. Davis to J D W Darling re discharhe of above mortgage, 1920.
I-015A-C Envelope addressed to Richard Cronk, Athens, containing bank book from 1909.
I-016 Receipt for mortgage payment from Mrs. Bonsteel to Ross Purvis, 1938.
I-017 Letter to J D Sheppard from solicitor Arthur Jackson containing description of land in Lansdowne L17, C2, 1924.
I-018A-B Letter from solicitors Matheson Henderson & Hart to Stewart Jones re lack of registration of the will of Charles Bonsteel, 1967.
I-019 Letter from solicitors MacFarlane and Clarke to Richard Bonsteel requesting letters probate for Charles Bonsteel, 1967.
I-020 Letter from MacFarlane & Clarke to Richard Bonsteel asking to sign a declaration, 1967.
I-021 Probated will of Richard Cronkwright of Athens, 1915.
I-022 Receipt from H R Beale to Richard Cronkwright for $425, 1909.
I-023 Notice to Richard Cronkwright that he is a creditor of the Farmers Bank of Canada (bankrupt) in the amount of $269.73.
I-024 From a different source: Certified manuscript copy of a deed from Charles Cornwall and wife to Abraham Rogers, 1897, with an envelope in which they were acquired, with the name of Robert C & Theresa Smith, Cobourg.
I-025 Certified manuscript copy of a deed from Joseph and Jane Rogers to Abraham Rogers 1902

2020-009-J Notes on genealogy of Horton, McCullough/Latimer, Sheppard, Williams & Taylor families and others
J-001 Photocopy of a letter from Evelyn Earl to Edna Johnston, 1966, regarding Taylor family history, the Irish Rebellion, and Tilley settlement.
J-002 Four-page typescript history of the Thomas Williams family in Leeds County.
J-003 Two-page computer printout of the descendants of Samuel Horton and Camelia Graham.
J-004 Twelve-page photocopy of manuscript on the Samuel Horton family by Mrs. T J Webster.
J-005 Three-page computer printout of John Sheppard family in Escott Twp.
J-006 Three-page computer printout of family of Robert McCullough (1801-1871) and Mary Latimer.
J-007 Hand written transcripts of McConnell Family grave stones in Union Cemetery.
J-008 Photocopies from Leeds & Grenville OGS Newsletter on descendants of Abraham Coon, touching on Myers and Poole families, 5 pages.
J-009 “The Moore family of Mooretown” (Eden Grove) by Alan Lindsay.
J-010 Manuscript notes on family tree of Lulu Warren Shipman

2020-009-K Orders for steam threshing equipment including liens on customers’ farms, 1890s
K-001 Order by William Webb and Robert Steacy to The Haggert Bros. Manufacturing Co of Brampton, 1890, for a separator worth $400, with declarations that they own lands listed and promise not to encumber them until all debts to Haggart Bros are paid, witnessed by Hugh Wilson and Jos. Greene and registered in the Registry Office.
K-002 Order by Cyrus Cross, John Ferguson and Alma Weart for a Cornell Steam Engine and Separator by Haggert Bros Manufacturing Co worth $1400, 1889, conditions as previous.
K-003 Order by William Warren and John Franklin for a Cornell Steam Engine and Wide-Awake Separator worth $1500, 1886, witnessed by James Aikens, conditions as previous.
K-004 Order by William Warren for a Cornell Steam Engine by Haggert Bros. worth $1300, 1890.
K-005 Order by William Warren for a Robert Bell steam traction engine worth $1975, 1905.
All of above documents came in an envelope marked “Bud Hunt”.

2020-009-L Album of 98 photos, may have belonged to Archie Johnston of Rockfield, donated by Connie Burns.
2-ring laced black photo album with black pages containing 98 snapshots from the 1920s, most are unidentified. The named photos include Max & Archie, Miss Hollingsworth, Floyd & Agnes, Erma & Eileen, Laura Jack, Miss Miller, Elva Topping, Blythe, Percy & Mary, Stella & family, Katie, Bertha Watts, Ella Sheridan, Davidson Topping, Tilley School (group), Outlet (bridge), Marble Rock Road, Sand Bay (church), Erma & Paul, Eileen, Murray Jack, Rhea Horton, Elmer & Agnes Greer, Marble Rock Cheese Factory (old mill), Miss Miller and Eileen Tilton, Tilley Factory, Mrs. Bradley, Marble Rock Dam, Marble Rock Bridge, Blythe & Grant Haskin, Agnes Steen, Mae Hollingsworth, Arthur Bilford, Robert Murphy, Maud (horse), Archer (man & horse), Hal (man & horse), Lil Forrester, Tilley Jim (woman on horse), Robert Murphy Archie (man & horse), Fred Cooke & Toby (man on horse), Archie Lorna Mr Greer, Varda Wilks, Billy Jim, Ripple Autobon Sam H (horse cart & driver), Billy Boy (man & horse), Dick & Dina, Mollie & Min, Maud Billy Jim (horses), Nell (woman & horse), Billy Hal, Mack (horse), Billy Boy (horse), Crazy Skip (horse), Nell (woman & horse), Jim Maud Billy (horses), Just Jack (horse), Mollie (horse.

2020-009-M Various photos and reproductions
M-001 Photo a man cutting granite blocks, inscribed “Wm McKee”.
M-002 Man and wagon in front of Granite ridges being cut into building stone, inscribed au verso “McKee Quarry”.
M-003 Rough quarried stone in foreground with a hoisting derrick behind, inscribed au verso “Quarry near Escott”.
M-004 Reprint photo of a simple frame house with veranda, owned in 1921 by Everett T Rogers and Theresa Eves Rogers, birthplace of Phyllis Rogers Mitchell.
M-005 Photo of the cast of the play “Marrying Anne” on stage (possibly in the Lansdowne Town Hall) Nov. 1931.
M-006 Partial casts as above same date and place.
M-007 Reprint photo of woman with Lansdowne village in background, possibly taken from Victoria School.
M-008 Reprint photo of two sisters in old dress, inscribed au verso “Left June Brown Mitchell/ Right Ann Brown Haig”.
M-009A & B Photo and reprint of couple and boy, inscribed au verso “Beatrice Herbison / Owen Thomas/ Reg” and “mother”.
M-010A & B Photo and reprint of man with white beard seated outside, inscribed au verso “Mr. Benjamin Herbison” and “mother”.
M-011 Photo of previous people together, inscribed au verso “Mr. Herbison / Reg Herbison / Beatrice (Herbison) Thomas / Owen Thomas”.
M-012 Blurry photo of man and woman inscribed au verso “Mrs. Sandy MacDonald / Herb Leacock”.
M-013 Photo little boy beside a boathouse inscribed “John Lochead”.
M-014 Photo Man, Dog, boy, and woman, unidentified.
M-015 Photo of stone house with ell on Prince St Lansdowne, inscribed “Jim Foots house / store”.
M-016 Photo four men standing near a log cabin inscribed “Gramma (Cain) / Goff house / ?”.
M-017 Photo of five students taken at Victoria School inscribed “Beatrice Quinn (?) Mayonne Burns, Audrey Earl, Lorne Burns, Dorothy McConnell”.
M-018 reprint photo of man in uniform inscribed “Feb 15, 1950 / Officer Tim McGrill / “HERE COMES CHARLIE”
M-019 Contact print two women under Sunflower tree, unidentified, inscribed “1947”.
M-020 Photo 2 men in straw hats and a woman, possibly a picnic, inscribed “Mildred” and “Urban”.
M-021 Poor photo child in tall grass, unidentified.
M-022 three boys, one mounted on a horse, inscribed “Ronald” and “Edwin”
M-023 Young Man in a buggy and horse, houses beyond, unidentified.
M-024 Village street with board walks, unidentified.
M-025 Cast of 8 characters in a play at Lansdowne Town Hall.
M-026 As above but 10 characters, inscribed “Bob Huskinson”.
M-027 Open grave among headstones with many flowers, inscribed “Kenneth Grier, age 22 / Union Cemetery Jan 22/49 / Lansdowne, Ont. / Forty two floral pieces”
M-028 Man fishing from the Outlet Dam, another watching, guardhouse beyond.
M-029 Large group in three rows, some in costumes, unidentified.
M-030 Interior of an empty church unidentified.
M-031 Unused post card from Lansdowne United Church to announce upcoming meetings.
M-032 Certificate to Douglas Donevan for passing course on the dangerous effects of Alcoholic Beverages by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
M-033 Photo Grove Methodist Church (Lansdowne United) inscribed “1913”.
M-034 Interior of a United Church with big pipe organ, several flower arrangements as if for a funeral.
M-035 As previous.
M-036 Six people in a 1940s living room, unidentified.
M-037 Eight people on the steps of Woodvale School inscribed “Old Woodvale School”: front row l-r Jimmy Lappan, Doreen Lappan, Marie Heaslip, Helen O’Grady, Lorne Crozier, Clifford Heaslip. Back row Mildred Hall, Eva Modler (teacher).
M-038 Photo two women, inscribed “June 1948 / Mrs Glenn / Mrs Fodey”.
M-039 Large group of women from St John’s Guild probably 1950s; Front row Miss Anna Shaw (Anna Lochead), Miss Susie Truesdell, Mrs Ray Landon and son Ronald Landon. 2nd row: Mrs pearl Rotters, Miss Rachael Webster, Mrs Sam Johnston, Mrs harry Nunn. Back row; Mrs A L Haffie, Mrs George Dillion, Mrs Winter (minister’s wife), Mrs George F Dean, Mrs E E Johnston, Mrs Gordon Loney, Mrs Tom Steacy. Inscribed au verso “John Loney”.
M-040A & B Snapshot and an enlargement of a group photo inscribed “Haffie’s Hunting Camp 1931”, listed as Bill Trickey, Ford Gray, Bob Stringer, Pete McConnif, Al Haffie, Stanley Haffie, John Kring, Edna Haffie, W P Earl, Ed Forrester, Libby Trickey, George Lawson, Tom McMunn, Harry Lawson.
M-041 Four men with shotguns and large stringer of ducks, Al Haffie on the left.
M-042 Snapshot of the Warburton Warriors hockey team displaying the Supertest Shield Trophy. Back row LtoR: Taylor Burns, Smokey Woods, Lou Jefferies, Ben Cirtwell, Basil Gavin, Lorne Kelsey, George Burns. Front row: Bob Crawford, Bob McWilliams, Cliff Foley, Gerald Cranker, Ernie Moorhead, Des Caiger.
M-043 Snapshot of Warburton Warriors undated. Back row LtoR: Taylor Burns, Keith Burns, Dennis McGarr, Basil Gavin, Bernard O’Grady, George Burns. Middle row: Lou Jefferies, Lloyd Moorhead, Ernie Moorhead, Bob McWilliams. Front row: Bob Crawford, Don Tedford, Gerry Cranker, Ben Cirtwell, Monty Crawford.
M-044 Photo adhered to Masonite, of Warburton Warriors undated, estimate 1960. Back row LtoR: Donnie Burns, Blake Foley, Gordie Merkley, Taylor Burns. Front row: unknown, Wendell Webster, Ron Plunkett, Lloyd Foley, Percy Steacy.
M-045 8x10 photo of a mixed hockey team, 9 players each with a different sweater, unidentified.
M-046 Reprint photo of the front of a house, inscribed “Mr. and Mrs. Algernon Hugh McKay’s home on Miller Street, Lansdowne, Ontario”.
M-047 Computer print of a very heavy warship, with note quoting the inscription on the original, addressed to Mr A E Haffie, Lansdowne “Dear Father / This is the ship that I am on / what do you think of her. / Some ship. / Halifax April 1918”
M-048 Computer print of the Cozy Corner Restaurant in the former Stewart House Hotel, where the Lansdowne Post Office now stands.
M-049 Computer copy of snapshot of Al Haffie’s meat delivery truck.
M-050 Computer copy of a snapshot of men hewing square timber, probably to build a barn, unknown location.
M-051 Computer enlargement of men building the brick house at 1091 Prince St, Lansdowne, in 1915.
M-052 Computer enlargement of 2 photos of the cast of a play in the Lansdowne Town Hall, 1940s.
M-053 Computer enlargement of (possible) choir on the stage in the Lansdowne Town Hall. Front row LtoR: Shirley Nunn, Catherine Fodey, Doreen Milner, unknown, Catherine Lynch, Linda Pritchard, Vera Foote, Caroline Clancy, Diane Wills, Anne McMullan. Second row: Marian Tedford, Margaret Rose Lynch, unknown, Myrna Doak, Freda Warren, unknown, unknown, unknown.
M-054 Computer enlargement of two boys on the Town Hall stage, Val Jefferies, George Young.
M-055 As previous; two girls Anne McMullen, Diane Wills.
M-056 Computer enlargement of a gathering of ladies in a living room with sandwiches, cake and tea. LtoR: Daisy Donevan, Bernice Horton, Dorothea Burns, Julia Webster, Marian Steacy, Mary Heaslip, Mrs Gerald Breckenridge, Beatrice Webster, Marcella O’Grady, Mable Aldrich, Marie Summers, ? Bradley, Kate McMunn.
M-057 Computer copy two girls with popcicles and a toddler on a lawn, old man watching from the street. Noted to be “Anne Sly”.
M-058 Computer copy Model A Ford roadster covered with snow beside the stone building at 1004 Prince St. Lansdowne.
M-059 Computer copy of a studio photo of a woman seated, inscribed au verso Isabella Brown Darling.
M-060 Computer copy photo of an old house with veranda, unidentified.
M-061 Photocopy of W.L. Prosser photo of the Government Dock at Ivy Lea, 1944, including Eric Truesell’s store and a bigger building later moved to Mount Airy.
M-062 Photocopy of a picture from the river showing the Ivey boat houses with the farm house in the background, prior to 1938 when the Scenic Highway was built.
M-063 Photocopy of three snapshots from the Ivey farmhouse looking toward the river, showing the Scenic Highway in foreground.
M-064 Photocopy of a modern colour photo of the Ivey farmhouse.

2020-009-N Three ring binder containing 38 photographs of Lansdowne area printed by George Lackie in 1989 from glass negatives found in his house in Lansdowne in 1968, with possible attributions for some, as follows: #1 Merchants Bank of Canada now home of Jim Foote. #2 Home built by Brock Truesdell for Efford Brown. #5 Possibly Sam Montgomery’s home (confirmed). #7 Home built for Joe Heaslip around 1900 … #8 Store built by Henry Mulvaugh (Lansdowne Freshmart). #10 possibly Glenn Shields. # 11, 12, 13,14 interior views of Lansdowne Creamery (cheese factory) now Burgeson Boats. #15 Child, possibly post mortem. #19 Mrs Sarah Heaslip, Polly Keating, and Sam Heaslip. Note: photos were removed from “sticky” album pages and sacrificial paper placed behind them so they did not adhere directly .

2020-009-O Photos donated by Freda White
O-001 Studio photo on card of Mr. (Charles) and Mrs. (Alice) Fredenburgh.
O-002 Studio Photo on card Mr. & Mrs. Charles Fredenburgh and baby.
O-003 Studio photo on card Alice and Charles Fredenburg and sons Ford and Norman.
O-004 Studio photo on card of two little girls, believed to be Mary and Alice Webster.
O-005 CDV two young women, broken, partial inscription au verso “Essie” .
O-006 Studio photo in folder inscribed Ford Fredenburgh.
O-007 8x10 photo four people inscribed “Patsy Kennedy Pres. /Ford Johnston / Mrs Dave Tedford / Oldest people at Lans. Fair”.
O-008 Colour snapshot in folder, elderly couple, inscribed “Myrla Shields & 2nd husband Bob Sheppard / Easter Greetings 1973”.
O-009 Snapshot five women, inscribed “Taken in July or Aug/39 / are we lovely? Especially me.” And in ballpoint pen “Alma Bradley McKay”.
O-010 Snapshot three elderly women and a man, inscribed “April 1942 / Alma Blanche Quinn”.
O-011 Snapshot same three women as previous, inscribed “May 1942 / at Lansdowne Ont” and “Mother / Mrs. Blanche Johnston / & Mrs Eliz Quinn”.
O-012 Snapshot of woman at woodshed door, inscribed “Xmas Day 1933 / Blanche Johnston”.
O-013 Snapshot from same roll of film as previous, man holding toddler, inscribed “Uncle Algie / & Marion”.
O-014 Envelope with form for ordering photo prints, from Edwards Drug Store, Lansdowne.

2020-009-P Lansdowne Continuation School yearbooks.
P-001 “Campus Capers” Yearbook of 1951, purple flocked cover with gold letters.
P-002 Yearbook for 1954-55, yellow covers.
P-003 yearbook for 1955-56, gold covers creased and worn.
P-004 Yearbook for 1955-56, as above but better condition.
P-005 Replica yearbook compiled for the school reunion in 2011.
P-006 “Campus Capers” yearbook for 1951, second copy.

2020-009-Q Diary for 1965 and 1966 by Lettie (Landon) Mitchell, widow of Fred Mitchell.
Item consists of a hardcover diary titled “Daily Journal 1915” with entries from 1965 and 1966.

2020-009-R Butter making manual
Item consists of a three-ring binder with typescript printing on one side of each page giving complete instructions for making butter, with an insert saying it was used by Kenneth Hill at Coverdale, Ripley, Taylor, Rockport and Willowbank cheese factories.

2020-009-S Book from the library of Gananoque Narrows Lighthouse
Item consists of book “The Morning Goeth Forth and Other Poems” by Britton Strangways, 1924, with a plate saying it was presented to the Gananoque Narrows Lighthouse by the Public School, Chesley, Ontario, and identifying the Upper Canada Tract Society. It was donated to the Lansdowne Historical Society by Robert Liddell, the son of the last lighthouse keeper.

2020-009-T Voters List Book 1901-1924
Item consists of “Clerk’s Voters List Book” for Front of Leeds & Lansdowne, in which is recorded the names of everyone who is supposed to receive a copy of the voters list, including County Judges, municipal councilors, treasurer, sheriff, clerk of the peace, postmasters, head masters of all schools, county clerk, MP, MLA, defeated candidates for MP and MLA in the last election, and the reeve. The lists are complete from 1901 to 1924, during which time the Township Clerk was J D W Darling.

2020-009-U Information on Post Offices in the area.
U-001 Rural Mail Directory for Brockville and surrounding area, 1929, lists the mail recipients in all the rural routes but not the towns/villages.
U-002 Transcription from the Gananoque Reporter 1901 noting the change in location and Postmaster at Wilstead.
U-003 Computer reprint of the appointment of Charles O’Connor as Post Master at Long Point 1894.
U-004 Letter with attachments (10 pages) from Diane Martineau of Canadian Postal Archives in response to information request by Hillary Hamilton about post offices in Front of Leeds & Lansdowne.
U-005 Manuscript data on post offices at Bowell, Fairfax, Gananoque Junction, Melcombe, South Lake, Beverley, Oak leaf, Ellisville, Berryton, Seeley’s Bay, and Lyndhurst, probably taken from online sources.
U-006 Fold-out rack card describing the Canadian Postal Archives, 1993.
U-007 Three ring bound collection of information on Post Offices in Leeds & 1000 Islands, including a collection of envelopes bearing the postmarks of many of them, plus an unopenedsheet of 8 stamps commemorating 150 years of postal service in Canada, 2001. 28 post marks are includes as follows: Bowell (2), Grenadier Island, Escott, Ivy Lea (3), Lansdowne, Lyndhurst, Marble Rock, Melcombe (2), Rockport (2), Sand Bay (8), Seeleys Bay, Warburton (5), The collection was assembled by Bill Boulton.
U-008 (Artifact) Postal cancellation hammer, not for a specific post office, with brass face on one side and the other side missing. It is on a whittled pine handle secured with electrical tape.

LTI Historical Society Backlog

  • 2012-036
  • Collection
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Collection consists of;
Items stored in Map Cabinet 2, Drawer 3:

  • Patriotic Canadian wreath or coat of arms printed on silk and embroidered “LANSDOWNE” in the center. (encapsulated )
    – 11 copies of Lansdowne Reporter. (encapsulated Map Cab. 2, Drwr. 3) Including 5 Dec 1947 (Vol 1,#1, 2 copies), 13 Feb 1948, 30 April 1948, 7 May 1948, 18 June 1948, 13 Aug 1948, 16 Sept 1949, 20 October 1950, 17 Nov 1950, 30 Mar 1951.
    – 1914 callendar advertising W G & L D Johnston's store, Lansdowne (encapsulated)
    – deed from John McEwan to Thomas Darling L24 C1, 1847 (encapsulated).
    -- (previously framed) tribute to men from Union area who served in WW1, with photos of H Foley, R Holland, T Mains, J Keir, and D Wallace.

Items stored in flat box # E0125
-- parchment manuscript grant with seal, of Clergy Lot 23 Con 5 Lansdowne to Robert Webster, 1853 (encapsulated).
– Marriage cartificate of David R Latimer and Mary Ann Topping 1860.
-- Certificate for 100 acres to J D W Darling for service in the Fenian Raid, dated 1905.
-- 16" x 20" house portrait with 3 people, unpainted L-shaped house with veranda and gingerbread, inscribed "Albert Moore farm (daughter-Gertie Moore-later a neighbour of Mrs W H Foley, Lansdowne".
-- 18" x 23.5" photo enlargements including Main St Lansdowne, areal view of Lansdowne 1920, a house portrait with people and horses, and a stone Merchants Bank building with a bicycle shop adjacent.
-- a PMT enlargement of Lansdowne village from the south.

Items in various remote locations
-- 5 CDRs of photos and documents, inventory of Darlingside collection, and Lansdowne Tweedsmuir book, etc.(in CD Box G0047)
– 2 fabric shoulder patch crests with logo of Township of Front of Leeds and Lansdowne. – Auditors' Report for Front of leeds & Landsowne, 1893 (stored with FoLL Fonds, Cabinet 7)
-- Artifact: a woolen blanket, typical of small woolen mills, carried by Sam Montgomery from Dulcemaine during WW1

2012-036-A Photos
Professional photo of King George and Queen Elizabeth taken by Thompson Photo Specialty Co in 1939 at Gananoque Junction.
-- 21 unidentified studio cards and CDVs from a period photo album (album discarded, no notations). Photographers are from Gananoque, Athens, Brockville, Carson City Nevada, Virginia Nevada, Plainesville Ohio, and San Francisco. Only 2 have inscriptions; “Joseffe Cook” and “Eliza Randall & Mary Randall”. Also from the same album an invitation to the wedding of Minnie Connor and Samuel Warren at Jellyby
– Photo of a fashion show at Lansdowne Public School, 1970s, including Bertha Modler, Mrs Robert Tamblyn, Mrs Fimi Hambly, Grace Ralph, Marjorie Guild and others.
–– studio half card inscribed on back “Ida May Thrall (Mrs Charles Albert Richards) July 16, 1866 August 23, 1956”
– studio photo of a man inscribed Hason Howard Thrall March 25, 1842 – April 5, 1926.
– studio photo of a couple inscribed Thrall, Hason Howard and Harriet Amelia Morey taken 1865.
– snapshot of Heaslip’s General Store,Escott , before Hwy 2 was paved.
– snapshot of reproduction Malloytown Glass pitcher by Jamie Sherman and other relics of the glass works.
– copies of 2 photos of Audrey, Eric, and Oliver Hill, with Herald Angels Church in the background.
– photo Christmas card of young man inscribed au verso “Calvin Steacy”.
– book of 12 souvenir photos of 1000 Islands titled “Valentine’s Snapshots”.
– two 35mm negatives of photo of Lansdowne Station and a horse and wagon advertising “J Baile – Baker – Lansdowne”.

  • photo of a large group, possibly church group, with names Mrs. Harold Warren, Mrs. Gordon Landon, Miss Bertha Vanorman, Mrs. Everetts, Mrs. Sandy McDonald, Mr. S C E Dixon, Mr. Sandy McDonald, Mr. Stanley McDonald, Mr. Milton Burns, Mrs. Dixon, Mrs. Quinn, Harold Warren, Mr. Caiger, Lloyd Burns, Mr. Smalley (minister), Mr. Senn, Alma Robinson, Mrs. Caiger, Roxie McCrady, Mrs. Shields, Jack Donevan, Daisy Donevan, Mrs. Smalley, Jim Robinson, Mrs. Stanley McDonald, Bob Burns, Mr. Everetts.
    – large group of women and one man, members of Lansdowne United Church accompanied by a note listing Mrs. Ross Smith, Mrs. Tom Webster, Margarite Grier, Lettie Mitchell, Arthur West, Mrs. West, Mrs. Firman Cross, Alma Allen, Kate McMunn, Mrs. Aldrich, Betty Lou Mackie, Peggy Tedford, Jean Foley, Ilene McReady, Cleora McConnell, Betty Smith, Bessie Johnson.
    – group photo identified as United Church group called Alpha Class, no names.
    -- snapshot of Elsie Grier with her quilts, 1978.
    -- tinted postcard showing tourist home "Riverview" owned by Wallace Shipman, Ivy Lee.
    -- CDV of 2 ladies in hats, inscribed "Mrs. Alley Heart, formerly Anna Steacy & Mrs. George Steacy formerly Linnie Cross".
    – 8 photos on card by F H Mallory photographer, Mallorytown. 4 are in long horizontal format showing a family around a cottage on an island, 4 in 3 ¾ x 4 ¾ format showing some of the same family members fishing on a tiny rocky island. There is a manuscript note saying ”Bonnie View Island found in the wall in cottage. Some may be woman who worked in bank – Mrs. Leo Read”

2012-036-B Books:
“The New Lute of Zion” hymn book music for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1856 –
“Forty Lessons in Sight Reading” music text book undated inscribed “SS # 16 Leeds & Lansdowne”
“The New Canadian Song Series, Book III” music text book 1933 inscribed Wilma Earl & Myrla McDonald.
“The Singing Period, Book III” music text book undated, inscribed “Wilma Earl, Lansdowne Ontario”
“Youthful Voices, Book Two” music text book 1949, inscribed Janice Tamblyn.
Rural mail Directory for Brockville & Surrounding District, June 1929. -- Lansdowne Dairy Assoc. Ledger 1937-38. – Prize list and program for the Leeds County Plowing Match Sept 17, 1983, hosted by Bruce Foley, RR#2 Lansdowne. – “History of Springfield House” by Mary Joan Barrett, 1993. – Lansdowne Continuation School souvenir book for 2011 Reunion

2012-036-C Photo Reproductions
50 negatives taken by Art Shaw of original photos in the collection of Lansdowne Historical Society, and prints from 34 of the negatives including portrait of Henry and Lucy Andress, saw mill and surrounding buildings at Escott, Lester Senecal with guitar, threshing crews with steam engines, Rockport waterfront with St Brendan’s Church, Larue House, ice jam at Larue Mills, bridge at Larue Mills, poster for the Elva Boat Line of W E Andress, 1953 class at Long Point School, several unidentified buildings and groups. – a group of 5x7 reprints including 4 of the previous group, plus a portrait inscribed Daniel Birtch, a composite photo of Samuel & Almira Birtch and 6 children, a group photo of Samuel Birtch, John Birtch, Almira Ferguson, Miss Grace Ferguson and baby Stanley, photo of a large class in front of a brick school. – large group photo in an open pavilion inscribed “Andress”. – Hollingsworth family in front of a brick house, inscribed Beatrice Hollingsworth, Lila, John, Lucy, Jim, Nettie, Ed, Hattie – photo of “Lucy Hollingsworth (grandmother) Lila, Beatrice, James, Lucy”. – photo of Lucy Hollingsworth, inscribed “Later married to (2nd) McBride in Kingston. – composite photo, inscribed “back row James Grier, front row Fred Lucy Hollingsworth. – Donovan group photo inscribed “Bridget Kennedy, Pat Donovan, Helen (Boyle), Mary (Leeder), John, Annie (Lynch), Tom, Jim, Maggie (Patience), Willie”. – photo “Tom Donovan, Rose Leeder” – Photo of children “Maggie, Jim, Tom Donovan” – photo “Homer Kelsey & wife Priscilla Elizabeth Berry”. – photo enlargement of Canada Post stamp commemorating “Henry Kelsey, first explorer on the plains” recent reprint of house inscribed “DeWitt Williams house near Rockport”. – reprinted photo of elderly man inscribed “Shipman”. – reprinted photo of a crew of men in front of a steam traction engine, inscribed “Summers”. – reprint photo of men cutting trees, inscribed” Ben Ferguson, Mr Summers, Mr Franklin. – reprint photo of men sawing logs with a steam powered sawmill, includes Mr. Summers and Billy Summers. – reprint of CDV inscribed “Mrs Summers, Edna Reid’s grandmother” – reprint photo of CDV inscribed “Thomson”. – reprint photo of a man driving a horse and buckboard inscribed “Alex Thomson”. – reprint photos of a stone house and barn titled “Built by James Thomson about 1857. Lot 17, Concession 2” – family group photo in front of the old house at Darlingside, probably the Wallace family. – 2 photos of Darlingside house from the river. – 9 prints from a computer of an unidentified ceremony including group photo with banners saying “Junior Clubs”, both American and Canadian flags and a marcher with a drum, and scenes of planting trees. – computer enlargement of a skiff race on the St. Lawrence River 1908 by Ted Hewitt. – 4 photos from the Landon family, including Laura Landon, Wellington Landon and wife Pearl Gray, parlour interio from the Landon homestead with Wellington & Pearl Landon, Mrs. Lawyer (cousin of Laura landon). -- postcard of Half Moon Bay, probably 1970s (2 copies). -- repro photo of a large group, inscribed "Thomson Family on the occassion of the 100th birthday of Agnes Wood Cunningham (center) in 1890". Location the brick house on Hwy 32 known as Green Acres." -- photo inscribed "Interior of a General Store (in Brockville?) Photo from Hazel Steacy" -- 4 photos from the Gray family of Wilstead, including a group of 10 inscribed "Minnie Gray m John Kilduff, Maggie m Asahel Kyes, Fred m Edith Quinn, Ella nee Walker Gray, Wallace m Lennie Loney, 'Jennie' Virginia m Rob Shields, Wilfred Gray, Hugh McDonald Gray, Russell Gray m Keitha Haynes, Pearl Gray m Wellington Landon", photo of "Locust Tourist Lodge", photo of Donald Gray, age 1, 1914. -- 4 photos computer printed on one page, showing the tourist Information office at Reynolds Road and the Scenic Highway, 1958. Attendants include Audrey Newell. - 2 photos of a church believed to be Escott United. - Closeup of a church possibly Lansdwone United.. - print of partial front of Stewart House with people on both levels of veranda. - Young man with a hockey stick in front of a house, possibly Glenn Goff.. - large print of a ball team with Lansdowne Fair building in background

2012-036-D Local Business Billheads & ephemera
Large collection of billheads including W E Andress boat builders, Lansdowne Rural Telephone Co, Funnell’s B.A. Service, Albert Sly & Son funeral home, I B Alguire & Son, F W McConnell, C Ross Johnston, Newell’s garage, Lackie’s Mobile Feed Service, Gerald N Cranker Trucking, National Harness Co. (to JDW Darling), Albert B Henderson, E H Wills General Store, Phil’s Shell Service, John H Donevan & Son, A E Haffie & Son grocery, S C E Dixon, Sheppard’s Garage, Foley Electric, Lansdowne Creamery Co, Lansdowne Butter & Cheese Factory, B W Stringer & Son Bakers, John Baile baker, Mitchell Bros. Mooney & Phillips dry goods, H C Mulvaugh dry goods, Claude Jones lumber, Lorne F Steacy excavating, C W McCready, Alex McMullen, T Ernest Foster, King & Haig tinsmiths, E E Johnston hardware, Leslie Running, Stanley Running grocer, Dominion Regalia Co. Ltd. Toronto, John Matheson MP for Leeds Christmas card,
Tag from Lansdowne Fair exhibit Class K, Section 4, “Half dozen light tea biscuits” undated, -- Booklet “Rules and Regulations for the Governance of The Lansdowne Cemetery Co.” adopted March 6, 1909. –

2012-036-E Lansdowne Rural telephone Co
Book “Lansdowne Tel Celebrating 100 Year”, 2007 (2 copies)
Book “The Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company, 87 years of top quality service” 1994 (3 copies)
Lansdowne Rural Telephone Directory, July 1940. – one page of a larger typescript account of the LRTC

2012-036-F Lansdowne District Public School & Victoria School
Program from the Official Opening of LDPS, Feb 22, 1963. – Booklet on the history of Lansdowne by students of Lansdowne District Public School in 1972-73. – leaf from an unknown book showing sample drawing of a typical rural school and lot. – Booklet on the history of Lansdowne village by students of LDPS 1972-73. – unidentified class photo 1963. – Graduation Program forVictoria School 1955, naming graduates Cheryl Covey, Gail McNeil, John Cross, Ronnie Wyburn, Paul Allore, Wallis Delyea, Christopher Nash, Terry Sword, Wayne Bilow. -- photo of Victoria School shortly after it closed. -- purple and gold felt sew-on crest from Lansdowne Continuation School (Victoria School).

2012-036-G Incidentals
– Indenture or sale of land by Robert Allen to Hubert Merrill for Lansdowne Village lot 11, 1894. – Independent Order of Forresters Endowment Certificate to Archibald Greer, 1889. – Regalia ribbon with braided tassles from IOOF Lodge #270, Lansdowne. -- Program from the Official Opening of Lansdowne Community Building May 30, 1980 with a faded Polaroid photo of construction dated 1979. – card to introduce Jimmie Auld as Conservative candidate Sep 1954. – gold on black memorial card for Elizabeth Nicholson 1811-1888. – marriage certificate for John Hollingsworth and Mary Ann Lawrence, Escott, 1885. – invitation to wedding of Annie May Herbison to Delmer C Hunt, 1901 at Rockfield. – invitations to weddings of Elizabeth Mary Caddick to Edward Horace Smith, 1946, Kingston. Sara Gray to Chas Ferguson 1898, Ethel Ferguson to Cecil Whiteman, 1951, Beatrice Ada Hayes to John Gray Ferguson, 1926, Annie Horton to Dr. W Lorne Yule, 1911, Jessie Laurine McBroom to Charles Heaslip 1926, Jean Araguaya Thompson to Ernest J Alexander 1942, Helen K Tennant to Edgar J Bissell 1913. – certificate from Canada Registration Board for Ida E Lappan, Lansdowne, 1918. – 2 page typescript about Dinny Noonan from Outlet. – manuscript story about Dinnie Noonan by Adeline Webster Kennedy. -- manuscript story about Dinny Noonan by Robert E Steacy, 2004. -- “Financial Statement of Escott Circuit for the year ending May 15, 1902”. – “Claire Thelma Crystal Chart” 1 page of superstitious predictions. -- program from the mortgage burning ceremony for St Lawrence District Medical Centre 1988. (2 copies) -- schedule of services at Half Moon Bay for 1993, with a history -- stock certificate for 33 shares in Crown Reserve Consolidated Mines Ltd, 1932, purchased by Ross McVeigh and endorsed to Emily McVeigh. -- manuscript deed from Robert McGowan to John Shields, 1881. -- book "Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department" 25th Anniversary 1958-1983(2 copies). -- folder of promotional material for the Corporation of Front of Leeds and Lansdowne Township including financial statement for 1990. -- empty envelope with 3 cent Victoria stamp addressed to G F Deane, Lansdowne Ont. -- list of recipients of Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for 2006 with LTI people checked. -- transcript of an ad from Gananoque Reporter 1901 for Young's Automatic Washing Machine, Lansdowne Ont, with commentary.-- typescript Old Stone House (Home of Russell Gray). – typescript “Women of Leeds” including Gertrude Bowen Webster, Lillian Collier, Roxey McCrady, Dr Elizabeth Beatty, Mrs Joe Slack (Mary Cochrane), Elizabeth Barnes (Mother Barnes). – History of Tilley by Clelland Beames, – History of Tilley by Gloria Blanchard. – Program from the dedication of the Lansdowne Community Veterans Memorial at Thousand Islands Elementary School 2007. -- History of Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Dept. by Bill Boulton on their 50th year, 2008, three pages computer printout.

2012-036-08 Thousand Islands Bridge & St Lawrence River incidentals
“Official Souvenir and Program of the dedication of the Thousand Islands International Bridge”, 1938. – anonymous 6 page typescript history of the 1000 Islands Bridge – typescripts of 5 poems about the St Lawrence River and 1000 Islands by anonymous, Lillian Collier Gray, Rev Dwight Williams, Caleb Lyon, David B Steinman (engineer for 1000 Islands Bridge) , plus photocopies of each. – photocopies of a picture book entitled “Thousand Islands and St Lawrence River The Venice of America” copyright Santway Photo-Craft Co. Watertown, NY, 1931 – unused post card aerial view of Canadian Span of the international bridge, c 1960. – unused post card of Canadian Span of 1000 Islands Bridge with Goodyear blimp flying past. – souvenir program of the rededication of the 1000 Islands Bridge in 1968, accompanied by two aluminum commemorative coins. – program from Flag Raising Ceremony at 1000 Islands Bridge plaza 1967. -- 4 window transfers for a vehicle, souvenir of 1000 Islands Bridge. – bronze coloured medalion on a chain commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1000 Islands Bridge, 1988 (donated by Bill Boulton). -- pressed metal pin type souvenir for the 50th anniversay of the bridge, 1988 (donated by Bill Boulton). -- typescripts on green paper from 1000 Islands Bridge Authority by Mrs. Muriel M. Kennedy entitled “Legend of 1000 Islands Dressing”, “How the 1000 Islands Came into Being”, “1000 Islands Facts & Fables”, “1000 Islands Bridge Statistics”, & “The Story of the 1000 Islands Bridge”. – printed booklet “History, Facts & Statistics” by the 1000 Islands Bridge Authority, 2004. – 2 page typescript in green describing the sequence of islands and bridges that make up the Thousand Islands Bridge. – photocopy of a book “The natural and Human History of the Thousand islands” by John G Woods & Elizabeth M Holroyd, for St Lawrence Islands National Park. – guide book for Shoreline Centennial Trail in Charleston Lake Park, including a history of recreation on Charleston Lake. --

Correspondence between the Municipal Heritage Committee, LTI Historical Soc, and LTI Township about proposed uses for Springfield House and Escott Town Hall, 2007.

2012-036-10 Hiscocks School incidentals
William Hiscocks Public School yearbook 2003-04. – photocopy of the program for Official Opening of Hiscocks School 1960

2012-036-11 Hiscock School debentures 1960

2012-036-12 Lansdowne District Public School debentures 1962

2012-036-13 Taylor School, Victoria School Addition debentures 1952

2012-036-14 School teacher's documents
3 sample forms for attendance and statistic in rural public schools. -- sample pupil's report card and caretakers contract printed for Front Of Leeds & Lansdowne Township School Area. -- Manuscript letter from Wm. Hiscock to teacher Madeline Latimer re student teacher Audrey Hill.-- manuscript letter 1954 from Louise Roberts to teacher Madeline Latimer. -- manuscript letter from Annie Jarrett at Barriefield to Mrs. Latimer re students Glen, Francis and Pat Sherwood. -- summary attendance report form for Selton School 1954. -- summary attendance statistics for Leeds County schools 1954 -- suggested timetable for rural schools with 8 grades,1955 -- manuscript account of a presentation by Robert & Russell Webster in the Presbyterian Church -- Teacher contracts between Mrs. Ruby Johnston and Trustees of SS#13 Escott, for 1960 and 1961. --

2012-036-15 Local incidents in French War 1756-63, War of 1812, & Patriot War
Typescripts or photocopies of typescript historical accounts about: War of 1756-63 and the Lost Channel, -- War of 1812 and events at Brockville, Ogdensburg, Gananoque, Sackets Harbor, Cranberry Creek, and Kingston , -- The Patriot War of 1837-39 –Capt. William “Bill” Johnston – typescript account of the Iroquios attack on the French 1688. – typescript story of French Mission at Oswegatchie 1749. – typescript paragraph about burning of the ship Sir Robert Peel.

2012-036-16 Point Comfort Resort
Article by Betty McDowell about Point Comfort from Brockville Recorder & Times TV section, undated. – Typescript research findings on Point Comfort by Lisa Thompson for FOLL Hist. Soc. 1993. – transcripts of phone conversations about Point Comfort with Dorothy Beaubiah, Mrs Olive Shipman,and Mrs. Dorothy Dingman, 1993. – copy of an article from Gan Reporter showing a stained glass window at Lansdowne United Church dedicated to Lena MacNeil, 1993. – clipping fromGan Reporter about cancelled plans for development of Point Comfort, 1993. – photocopies of land abstract for Point Comfort property Lot 11, Con 1 Lansdowne

2012-036-17 MacDonald Family, Gananoque

2012-036-18 Minutes and clippings of Recreation Center Committee, Lansdowne
2 notebooks recording meetings in 1973 & ’74 of a committee to plan and promote a new Recreation Center for Lansdowne, Yonge & Escott, with clippings from the newspapers.

2012-036-19 E E Johnston will, stocks, etc.
Copy of the magazine “Hardware and Metal” for 11 Nov. 1916, containing a three page article about E. E. Johnson and his store in Lansdowne, page 26 – 2 stock certificates belonging to E. Johnson, in the Tiger Tire & Rubber Co., 1920. – Insurance policy for Johnson’s store, 1902, endorsed by G. W. Bissell that he has no interest in the policy because the mortgage has been paid. – investment certificate in a new invention “The Hamilton Energy Conservator”, 1931. – stock certificate in “British, Canada North Exploration and Development Company Ltd.” 1924. – Probate of will of John Johnston, father of E. E. Johnston, 1890. -- registered probate of will of E. E. Johnston 1952

2012-036-20 Front of Leeds & Lansdowne School Area.
Undated Petition from ratepayers for the formation of a new school section from parts of sections 2, 10, 11 and 12. -- 3 pages “Summary of Attendance for Leeds 1” for Sept and October 1950. – Financial Statements for Front of Leeds & Lansdowne School Area 1952 and 1962. – manuscript “Rules of the School” unidentified. – clipping from unidentified paper, dated Lansdown Dec 22, 1873, describing a send off for teacher Mr. William Goodbody at “the brick school” in SS#8, with a note that it is the only mention ever found of the brick school. -- Sample timetable for a class of 4 grades (2-room school).

2012-036-21 Items from Selton School SS#8 & 15
Auditor report of School Section #8 for 1873. -- account of Samuel Robier/Bobier for painting, 1873. -- Trustees financial report for SS#8 & 15, 1941 -- Price list from John B. Snider Co. for school desks, 1899. -- 2 page manuscript letter of application for a teaching position from Robert Thompson, Athens, Nov 1899. -- Notice of assessed value of lands in School Sections 8 & 15 (Selton School) for 1918 & '19 in both Escott & Lansdowne. -- carbon copy of postal money order for $5.75 dated 1923. -- reciept from Haig & Burns store for damper pipe for Selton School 1944. -- blank statement from J.D.W. Darling. -- receipt from E.E. Johnston store for an axe for the school 1921. -- note to Mr Darling requesting chalk and a broom for school, dated "Thursday Morning". -- Manuscript memories of attending Selton School in 1938 by Joyce Stratford Fallon, 2003. --

2012-036-22 Items from Rapid Valley School SS#15
3 receipts from Junior Red Cross for funds collected at Rapid valley School. -- manuscript directions for keeping the General Register 1949-50. -- list of Schools in Ontario and amounts given to the Red Cross Crippled Chuldren Fund 1949

2012-036-23 Documents pertaining to Presbyterian Church at Lansdowne (Chalmers), Fairfax & Sand Bay, plus Caintown Methodist Church.

  • Manuscript agreement by the trustees of Caintown Methodist Church to sell the church to Mary Ann Kane, to be removed from the site. 1887
  • Manuscript note from the Minister of Eddleston, Scotland, certifying that John and Catherine McCormack and daughter Mabel “left this Parish in full Communion with the Church of Scotland”, 1874.
  • Printed program for the opening of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, Nov 1882.
  • Ledger entry for $13 for “Horse hire to H Ross summer 1885” by Thos. Moorehead.
  • Statement of account of the Presbyterian Church with J D W Darling 1887.
  • Typescript letter to Rev Beckstead, signed by J D W Darling, informing him that steps are being taken to depose him as minister. 1923.
  • Typescript letter to Rev. Beckstead, signed by J D W Darling, inquiring why certain church members were removed from the roll. 1924.
  • History of Chalmers Presbyterian Church Lansdowne, printed for the 39th Anniversary Service, Oct 1913.
  • Letter from County Registrar N O Kilpatrick to Rev. Beckstead regarding the registration of the church property in Lansdowne. 1924.
  • As above, 1924
  • Manuscript (shorthand?) notes on the registry records of Fairfax church.
  • As above regarding Presbyterian Manse, Lansdowne.
  • Typescript letter from Wall St. United Church, Brockville, to Rev. Beckstead, Lansdowne, regarding registered ownership of the Presbyterian church there. 1925.
  • Photocopy of the order of worship at Church of the Covenant, 1993, with front and back covers copied from the Anniversay service for 1909, including the history of Chalmers Church as in item M-008 above. Includes CV for Christopher Coyea, guest soloist.
  • Photocopy of hand-traced map showing locations of Sand Bay, Fairfax and Lansdowne Presbyterian churches.
  • Financial statements for Chalmer Church in Lansdowne for 1904, 1905,1906, 1907, 1910, 1911, and 1912.
    -- bulletin from the 39th anniversary service of Chalmers Church, Oct 12, 1913.
    -- letter of farewell to Miss Lettie Goodall from the Sunday School and choir of Chalmers Church, 1913.
    -- farewell letter to John Baile and family from the congregation of Chalmers Church 1914.
    -- manuscript minutes of a meeting in oposition to Union of the churches, 1923
    -- Statement of cost of Manse property for congregations of Lansdowne, Fairfax and Sand Bay, 1905.
    -- financial appeal to build a new church 1927. -- financial appeal for funds to pay the mortgage (2 copies)
    – typescript by JDW Darling of early Christian ministers and churches in Lansdowne including C J Stewart, John Carroll, and William Smart.
    -- quantity of treasurer's chits for monies toward the minister's stipend and guest ministers, 1883-85.
    -- large quantity of invoices from local merchants and trades for work on the Presbyterian manse, 1903-05
    -- Quantity of invoices and chits from local merchants and trades for work towards the United Church in Lansdowne 1926-28
    -- small note book with records of donations to the Presbyterian Manse building fund, 1903.
    -- Invoice from Colin Drever architect for services in connection with the United Church Lansdowne, 1928.
    -- Invoice from solicitor for Rev. Beckstead, billed to Lansdowne United Church, 1928

2012-036-24 Items from Union Church
Order of service from Union Cemetery Memorial service June 28, 1935. -- Order of Service for 100th anniversary of Union United Church, 1971 (2 copies)

2012-036-25 Items from St Patrick's and St Brendan's Catholic Churches
-Combined schedule of services for St. Patrick's and St. brendan's for week of June 12, 1994.
-- Booklet celebrating 100 years at St. Brendan's Church, Rockport, 1991.
-- Photocopy of manuscript notes listing burials at Rockport Catholic Cemetery by Mary Robertson

2012-036-26 Darling & Haig family Photos
12 reproductions of old photos with inscriptions as follows: George Brown's House Lot 18 Con. 1 Leeds (2 views) – George Ernest Darling – group of 4 including Gordon Richardson (1863-1934), Sam Johnston (with hat), Maggie Latimer, Elizabeth Elliot – Robert Latimer and Mary Johnston – Mrs Bryce (cousin of Darlings) – 2 inscribed John McDougall Darling – 5 women in hats Jean Darling (married Waldie & Walker) Janet (Haig) Darling, Marguerite Ann (Haig) Stark, Ann Haig, one unidentified – Marguerite Ann Haig married Alexander Stark, Aunt Jean (Haig?); Janet (Haig) Darling; Isabella Brown married John McDougall Darling. -- modern photo of a stone house inscribed "The original Haig Homestead (Thomas and Margaret (Wood)" -- 3 modern photos from 1993 taken of Darlingside house and boathouse and junk inside the store.

2012-036-27 Warburton cheesemaker contracts.
2 Manuscript agreements between trustees of Warburton Cheese Factory and cheesemaker George Bryan of Long Point for 1896 and 1897 seasons. -- manuscript inspectors report of Warburton Cheese factory August 1904. -- Manuscript agreement between trustees of Warburton Cheese factory and Walter Fenlong, cheesemaker from Athens, for the 1914 season. -- brown envelope that contained these contracts, addressed to Alex Steacy from Ontarion Cheese Patrons Association, Belleville.

2012-036-28 E. E. Johnston/Richardson deeds & mortgages
Indenture of Bargain & Sale Thomas Cliffe to George Richardson, L24, C4, Leeds, 1865. -- George Latimer to E. E. Johnston, L23, C1 Lansdowne,1901. -- John Landon to Wm. Henry Leacock, L20, C1, Lansdowne, 1900. -- Eliza Ann Leacock to Rachael Keating L20, C1, Lansdowne,1902. -- Rachael Keating to E. E. Johnston, L20, C1, Lansdowne,1906. -- Hugh McCrone to George Richardson, L1 C1 Lansdowne, 1870. -- Thomas Richardson to George Richardson LA, C1, Lansdowne, 1877.-- mortgage E. E. Johnston to Elizabeth Keating, LA, C1 Lansdowne 1896. -- mortgage E. E. Johnston to Geo. Bissell, LA, C1, Lansdowne, 1903. -- agreement of sale E. E. Johnston to Wallace Hugh Gray, LA, C1 Lansdowne, 1907. -- Certificate of Title for lands in Alberta, Mabel M. Johnston 1912. – Agreement of sale of land from Herbert Sheffield Merrill to E. E. Johnson, 1903. – statutory declaration of B. W. Leverette regarding village lot #7, 1907. – mortgage from E. E. Johnson to John Shields, 1903. – Deed from E. E. Johnson to B. W. Leverette for village Lot #7, 1903. – mortgage from Janet Darling to Arta, Hattie & Leona Ivey, 1900. – assignment of mortgage from John Shields & Wm. Burns, executors of late Thomas Burns, to Janet Darling, 1899.

2012-036-29 Lansdowne & Local Notes & Anecdotes:
Manuscript account of the life of Oliver Landon (1756 - 1820). -- Typescript "Early History of the District" by Gerald Foley, 1935. -- Account of the life of John H Lloyd 1784-1889, 4 page manuscript copied from Gananoque Reporter 1949. -- Booklet on History of Lansdowne composed by Grade 8 students at Lansdowne District Public School 1972-3 – anonymous 7 page typescript of early history of north shore of St. Lawrence. – naming of Leeds County – typescript “The First Settlers to Lansdowne” includes Oliver landon, William LaRue, Charles Griffin, Enoch & Jeremiah Mallory. – The first Municipal Organization 1849 Lansdowne. – Sawmills – “Historical Facts of Lansdowne” by Billy Boulton. – “Outlet” talks of Wm Vanderburg and Sam Horton. – Early History of Lansdowne Front by W H Wallace. – “Lovell's Directory 1871” list of businesses in the village. – “Villages of Leeds County” describes Lansdowne, Ivy Lea, Willstead, Rockport, Mallorytown, Lyn, Athens, Charleston, Delta, Lyndhurst, Morton & Elgin

2012-036-30 Gananoque incidentals
Printed folder of words and music to “The Song of Gananoque” by Richard Duff (Mr Chatterbox), with advertising. -- Gananoque Historical Society newsletter #9 Sept 1988, with a history of the society.

2012-036-31 Seeley's Bay incidentals
Cristmas Card from Seeley's Bay School with engraving of the 1931 Continuation School. -- reprint photo of the Rideau Queen at the wharf in Seeley's Bay (as in Lockwood Plate 168). -- booklet "The Centennial History of Olivet United Church" 1977 (2 copies). -- Typescript “Tour of the Rideaus” with description of Seeley's Bay

2012-036-32 St. Lawrence and 1000 Islands Notes & Anecdotes
Large file of typescript articles with following titles: The Thousand Islands Park and Ozone; The Tousand Islands 1535-1860; Chimney Island; History 3000 BC to 1903 AD; Cruising the 1000 Islands; Early Sporting Events; The St. Lawrence Story from Paddle to Jet Propulsion by Minnie Mitchell; The Discovery of the St. Lawrence; The History of the Thousand Islands; Americans “Discover” the Thousand Islands; Smugglers Cove; History 1903-1964 Power and Ships by Carleton Mabee; Indian Legend of the St Lawrence by W H Wallace; Manitonna Revisits Birthplace; Dark Island Castle by Harry Kilfoil; The 1000 Islands of the St Lawrence from Gananoque; – Typescripts and photocopies of typescript stories including: “Heart Island- Its Castle & Towers”, -- Boldt Castle, -- Heart Island, -- Lake of the 1000 Islands, -- Stave Island, – Calumet Castle, Fiddler's Elbow, Alexandria Bay 1804-1867, the islands divided between USA & Canada, Traces of Indian Records on the St lawrence, recovery of loot by divers by Ina Scott, A Saint named Lawrence by Thurlow Cannon, The Mystery of Maple Island (John Wilkes-Booth), The Royal Exile (brother of Napoleon Bonaparte), Career of Captain Kendal, Vacation Paradise, Name Change from Punt Island to Ghost Island, Early boat tours run by mail men,Thousand Islands Dressing, Mysterious Pot Holes in the rocks, 1000 Islands Vacation Land by Duncan MacPherson, Capt W L Snider, Rock paintings Pictographs, Front Concessions of Lansdowne and the 1000 Islands Group by Thomas Darling, History of LaRue's island, 6000 Acres of 1000 Islands Park, Half Moon Bay, Bootlegging Trap Springs on Big Jim, Delightful Cruise Through a Wonder Water Land, Pitch cove, 1000 Islands- Garden of the Great Spirit, Chimney Island, “Captain's style”, by Wallace Ward – Sugar making in Leeds by W S Halladay

2012-036-33 Escott & Local Notes & Anecdotes
History of Escott by Jane Player. – History of Junetown by Gary Lambo. – History of Junetown by Merton Livingston. – History of Junetown by Cathy Stevenson. – History of Rockfield by Martin Hein. –

2012-036-34 Rockport & Local Notes & Anecdotes
History of Rockport by Ricky Huck. – History of Rockport by Margaret Bolger. – History of Holland School SS # 16. – History of Poole's Resort by Harry Fabius. – “To the Little Red School House” (Rockport) typescript from MacLeans Magazine 1963. – story “A Fish to Make a Man of a Boy” (Rockport) by John Keats;

2012-036-35 Gananoque & Local Notes & Anecdotes
typescript notes from 1901 Souvenir Book of the Thousand Islands by Freeman Brotton. – “Alma Villa” home of Freeman Britton. – Gananoque to Clayton Ferries. – Gananoque Industries. – Colonel Stone's Activities. – History of Gananoque's King Street Bridges. – Capt D J Kenney. – Gananoque Town hall. – Short History of Gananoque from Syracuse Post Standard. – “A Funny Thing Happened in Gananoque” about the Gananoque Summer Theater Playhouse. – excerpt from Lovell's Directory 1871 listing industries in Gananoque. – “History of Gananoque” by Franklyn Wright from Gananoque Reporter.

2012-036-36 Cheese factories, cheese production
Manuscript 1904 annual statement from Gold medal Cheese factory to George Sly. – biweekly milk statements from Kingston Creameries for Jan – Feb – March 1937 to Sinclair Bryan. – Reciept from the Ontario Registrar for $10 for letters patent forming the Coldbrook Cheese Company Ltd. 1922 – photocopies of land transactions from Registry Books for Tilley Cheese Factory, 1896 and 1904, and for Selton Factory, 1919. – 2 monthly milk statements from Wilstead Cheese factory to Sinclair Bryan – manuscript notes on the history of cheese making in Front of Leeds & Lansdowne, and photcopies of sources. – typed transcript of an interview with Ralph Smith about cheese factories in 1994. – copies from Fairgrove Women's Institute Tweedsmuir book regarding cheese factories, includes notes on Taylor, Cheeseborough, Marble Rock, South Lake and Wilstead, with photos of Marble Rock and South Lake – 4 recent photos of an elderly man and woman unidentified, probably sources for information on cheese factories. – photocopy of manuscript history of Tilley and its cheese factory, anonymous undated. -- 2012 spiral bound callendar of photos of cheese factories in LTI. -- duplicate of previous item.

2012-036-37 St. John's Anglican Church, Lansdowne
8x10 photo of St. John's Church, Lansdowne, with choir and parishoners, on 50th Anniversary of the church, 9 June 1928. – b&w photo of a bishop and a minister, unidentified. – 2 interior photos, 1 with 12 church members, on the 100th annivarsary of the church, June 1978, – photo of 5 men inscribed “Rev Allen Hood, Rev Dowell, Bishop Hill, Rev. Hutchings, David Saunders”. – booklet “St. John's Church Lansdowne 1877 – 2007” by Anne Hunt. – Bulletin for service of rededication of memorials at Church of the Redeemer, Rockport, June 7, 2009
File includes, from the same source, 11 unidentified CDVs from Gananoque, Brockville, Belleville, & Harriston including 4 tintypes, – a postcard of Idyl Wyld cottage of Mrs. Bain Shields. – tiny photo of Devil's Oven, Alexandria Bay NY. – 1922 Christmas Card to Mr & Mrs W H O Foley, RR#1 Mallorytown. – booklet “ABC's of the Seaway” by St. Lawrence Seaway Authority, 1988.

2012-036-38 Arial photos of Lansdowne
3 arial photos 8x10”of Lansdowne village from different directions, undated, supplied by Ontario Archives, reference no S6389, S6390 & S6391. – 2 similar arial photos of unidentified town from Ontario Archives, reference numbers S6392 and S6393. – part of the envelope from Archives of Ontario to Gloria Crawford with a note to Shirley? -- an arial photo of an unidentified village, inscribed "copyright L Prosser"

2012-036-39 Lansdowne maps from Ontario Archives
Four 14” Glossy photographs of maps from the Archives of Ontario, with names of land owners written in. -- Includes map A23 showing all of Lansdowne Twp. based on H McDonnell's map of 1788 (Ref: AO 1647) – Map A12 of Lansdowne and Escott based on R. Sherwood's map of 1811. (Ref: AO 1646) – Map A25 showing Lansdowne Cons 1 to 9 based on W. Chewett's survey of 1795. (Ref: AO 1648) – Map A24 showing Lansdowne Cons 1 to 5 based on H. McDonnell's map of 1788 (Ref: AO 1649). – also 11” glossy map of Lansdowne showing the Clergy reserve lots, dated 1843 and signed Thomas Parker, Surveyor General, (Ref: AO 1481) with a photocopy of the same. –

2012-036-40 Thomas Haig letters home from WW1
File consists of – 80 pages of manuscript letters from Thomas Haig to family members back home during WW1, 1915 to 1917 – 7 pages of official correspondence from military sources

2012-036-41 Thomas Haig photos & Training Manuals
Photo in folder of young sailor with hat marked “R.C.N.V.R. Kingston”. – 2 copies 1943 American War Ration Book No. 3 belonging to Mildred Wallace and Louise Wallace, Short Hills, N.Y. – Eastern Ontario Regiment Christmas card with cartoon, from “Clarence” in France, 1918. – Ticket from Glasgow YMCA Soldiers and Sailors Hostels, – Constitution booklet for The Great War Veterans' Association of Canada 1918. – Receipt for initiation fees and dues dated 1919 to T D Haig from Gananoque Branch GWVA. – photo on card labelled “42nd Battery (Battalion?) Militia Barriefield Camp, Kingston, June 22-July 3, 1897. – Photo on card inscribed “this is a photo of a few boys out of our Unit sent one to Aunt Margaret” and labelled “Probably taken at West Sandling Kent England 1915-16 / Thomas D Haig could be 3rd from the left – back row.” – photo on card large military group inscribed “56th Reg. Camp of Instruction Niagara 1908” – photo on card of group of military officers, unidentified. – 3 post cards of a soldier in WW1 uniform, one inscribed “Thomas Darling Haig” – Post card photo of T D Haig “in hospital suit down at the pier Folkstone” – postcard of Folkstone Hospital. – CDV WW1 Military officer in Uniform with sword, believed to be one of the group of officers listed above. – printer copper plate etching of photo of the officer listed previous. – CDV in folder of T D Haig in uniform, probably after the war. – photo of T D Haig and another soldier in military great coats. – Photo on card of young T D Haig, in uniform, riding boots and crop, seated. – young T D Haig in dress uniform.-- Book “Quarterly Militia List of the Dominion of Canada corrected to Jan 1, 1907”. – small leather bound book “Infantry Drill 1896” containing leaflet of orders for the 42nd Battalion for 1891. – small book “Infantry Training Canada 1904” signed Capt. George? Darling.

2012-036-42 Watercolour paintings
6 unidentified original watercolour paintings on craft paper showing considerable accomplishment, including some landscapes typical of local lakes or the St Lawrence River, some with European flavour, including one with a signature suggesting “E F Deans” or similar name. Water damaged.

2012-036-43 Various bulky items/artifacts;
audio cassette tape labelled “Opening of Lansdowne District Public School Feb 22, 1963.” – walnut plaque with engraved plate inscribed “Royal Canadian Legion / Golden Anniversary Award / C. RUTTLE / World War Veteran / 1914-1918 / Presented by / Zone G-2, 1st Nov. 1975”

2012-036-44 Record of Old Collection Numbering System.
18 page Computerized list of items (possibly photos) in the Historical Society collection with catalogue numbers attached. -- 16 page hand written list of cataloque numbers, believed to be for photos in the Hist. Soc. collection. -- 1 page list of slides in the collection, with an explanation of the numbering system. -- 38 page handwritten and numbered list of books and files in the Darlingside collection. -- 13-page computer printout of items in the Darlingside collection as contained in numbered boxes at one point.

Box E0070 contains operating records/reciepts/events/etc for the LTI Historical Society betweem 2007 and 2012. and a large bundle of photos from their events.

Dutch-Canadian Tulip Garden Ceremony

  • 2015-043
  • File
  • 2015

Digital video and still pictures of tulip planting ceremony to celebrate Dutch Canadian friendship on Nov 6, 2015 + a printed program from the ceremony, advertising poster, and guest book.

Research Collection

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This collection consists of research files compiled on various area families, schools, communities, buildings, landmarks and general research topics (compiled by members of the Leeds & 1000 Islands Historical Society, as well as the former Escott and Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne LACACs) as well as microfilm, and other microforms of materials held in other institutions .

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