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Bill Boulton No 39

  • 2020-006
  • 1900 - 2019

Files from Bill Boulton’s basement

2020-006-A Original old photos
A-001 Large tintype 6” x 8” of a newly built cheese factory, unidentified, donated by Forest Earl.
A-002 4 x 6 photo on card of construction of Bert Sly house on Prince Street in Lansdowne C1910. Man 2nd from left is Henry Guild.
A-003 Three pages from a photo album, believed to have belonged to Don Gray (1000 Islands Village) containing 38 snapshots of the area, including 5 of the newly finished International Bridge, 5 of the construction of the Parkway bridge at Landon’s Bay, 4 winter scenes of crashed WWII training planes, 6 of a crowd on a wharf around a military looking ship, 1 of Marble Rock dam.
A-004 photo of a woman (probably a teacher) with a map of Canada behind, with note “Thought you might like / this picture of Gracie / have more like it / Elton”.
A-005 3 x 4” photo on card of C F Rath in Orange Lodge regalia.
A-006 as above of H S Cook.
A-007 As above of Jas. Grier.
A-008 As above of J H Warren.
A-009 As above of Thos. Gilbert.
A-010 As above of S R Copeland.
A-011 Photo on card of Lyndhurst Citizen Band in uniform with instruments, undated.
A-012 Yellow Kodak envelope stamped “Lansdowne Drug Store / Lansdowne , Ont.” And inscribed “Mrs. Lochead” containing negatives A-013 to A-017.
A-013 Strip of three 2x2 negatives showing a group of ladies under a banner reading “Lansdowne Women’s Institute”, and a view of Prince Street.
A-014 Negative 2 3/4x4 ½ showing a public display of a very early [c1854] steam locomotive. [Albion, extant, see Museum of Industry, Stellarton NS]
A-015 Negative s 3/4x4 ¼” of a frame house with veranda, unidentified.
A-016 Negative showing 2 women in a back yard, probably in Lansdowne.
A-017 Negative showing a man in the same back yard.
A-018 Print of Fairfax Young People’s group including Gordon Smith, Alma Allan, Claude McCready, 2 unknown women, Sadie Allan, Bessie Allan, Helen Landon, Bob Allan, Floyd Moore, Ralph Smith, who were characters in a play “Agatha’s Aunt”.
A-019 Believed to be the same characters as previous, in costume on stage at Lansdowne. The short girl in the center is Bessie Allan.
A-020 Manuscript key to names in the A-018 and A-019.
A-021 Snapshot of 4 people inscribed “Keith Landon / Nancy Landon / Byron and Clair.” Appears to be 3 generations of Landon family.
A-022 Snapshot of 2 men and dog with tractor, hay wagon.
A-023 Snapshot of 2 Ford dumptrucks with a woman sitting on one fender, probably during construction of the Parkway 1938.
A-024 Snapshot of 2 boys in a farm yard.
A-025 Tiny snapshot of woman and 2 sons on the Parkway bridge at Landon’s Bay, possibly Byron and Clair Landon and mother.
A-026 Snapshot of a man with clerical collar, inscribed “Rev. Robert McVeigh”.
A-027 Snapshot 16 people in theatrical costumes in front of the Lansdowne old town hall.
A-028 Snapshot of L-shaped farm house with woodshed attached.
A-029 Snapshot of the same house from the other side, with chickens and ducks in foreground.
A-030 Snapshot of a farm house with veranda, man seated on steps, team of horses and buggy in front with man and woman passengers.
A-031 Snapshot winter scene woman and dog, inscribed “Jan 31/30”.
A-032 Post card 16 boys and girls in white, on the steps of a house, some with polo bats.
A-033A Post card showing 19 people posed, inscribed” Edith Wallace (teacher), Maggie Cross (Burns), Loftus Bryan, Mae Clendening,, Edna Leith, Reg Leith, Sinclair Bryan, Georgianna Bryan, Blanch Acton, Dick Leith.
A-033B Manuscript list of names of people in the previous photo.
A-034A Manuscript letter from Blanche Johnston at Perth Road to “Dear Friend Alma”, May 1964.
A-034B photo accompanying the above letter, showing a group of people, inscribed au verso “The cast of a play put on by the Fairfax Young People”. Some are the same as in A-018 above.
A-035 Photo on card of a team of horses and driver on a heavy wagon, inscribed au verso “Henry Guild corner of Mill & Gilbert with his team”.
A-036 Booklet of 16 scenes of the Thousand Islands entitled “Miniature Scenic Album of The Thousand Islands Canada” with the coat of arms of Ontario. Copyright 1946 by M R Pellissier.
A-037 Post Card of “The Bridge of Shoals, Out-of-Sight, near Echo Lodge” inscribed 1924, published for F R Curry, the Rexall store, Brockville.
A-038 Post card aerial view of Boldt Castle by Rideau Air Photos Ltd, Seeley’s Bay (Mike Willis & Jack Wyatt).
A-039 Colour snapshot of postmaster Wallis Peck and Victoria Wills in the new post office at Lansdowne, May 1969. (from Mary Peck)
A-040 to 046 Original snapshots of the train wreck in Lansdowne Dec 22, 1946, from Mary Peck.
A-047 Post Card of 2 couples in a large brass-era touring car with pennants, one says “Ogdensburg”, a woman driving.
A-048 Photo on card of an older couple, inscribed au verso “Mr. & Mrs. Charles Armstrong”.
A-049 to 051 small snapshots of an older couple at home with gifts and a cake, probably an anniversary, all inscribed au verso “Bert & Jennie Armstrong”.
A-052 snapshot of a baby in a stroller with large frame house beyond, unidentified.
A-053 negative of a toddler on sidewalk in front of the same house as 052 above.
A-054 to 057 4 negatives 2 x 2” of people in a house or cottage, one young person looks to be wearing a Cub Scout hat.
A-058 snapshot of older man inscribed au verso “Uncle Herb Leacock”.
A-059 snapshot of four men hewing and drilling timbers for a barn, with houses in the background, inscribed au verso “April 1924 / Mother, Father, Mr Sullivan, Billie Griffin, Elgin’ and in pen “Grandma Goff’s house in the orchard”.
A-060 Post card labeled “The Arena, Lansdowne, Ontario.”
A-061 Photo of partial front of Stewart House hotel in Lansdowne with people on both levels of the veranda, inscribed au verso “Stewart House / Lansdowne”.
A-062 snapshot of Stewart House in Lansdowne, with advertising signs around the entrance to the Kosy Corner restaurant, inscribed au verso “Kosy Corner / late 40s”.
A-063 Interior photo 5 x 7 of Johnston’s hardware store with 2 men, inscribed au verso “Late 1940’s / E.E. & Ross Johnston”.
A-064 Interior view 5 x 7 of Johnston’s hardware store as above but printed not as dark, inscribed “Erastus & Ross Johnston / Johnston’s Hdwr”.
A-065 Snapshot 5 x 7 of young man in WWII uniform, inscribed au verso “Garnet Tedford”.
A-066 Snapshot 5 x 7 of young man with cowboy hat and guitar beside a piano being played by a woman, and a fiddler beyond, unidentified.
A-067A Photo of class beside a school, inscribed “Poole’s Resort School 1954”
A-067B Manuscript list of students in previous photo, including Snelson, Jeremy Snelson, Sue Anne Booth, Cheryl Booth, Joe Hunt, Lyle Hunt, unknown, Pat ?, unknown, Ruth McNeil, 2 McNeil boys.
A-068A Photo of the wedding party of John Knight (Home Boy from England) and Miss Doreen Tye.
A-068B Envelope containing the previous photo, with notations.
A-069 photo 5 x 7 of older couple at a table, she sitting at a piano, inscribed au verso “John & Daisy Donevan.
A-070 Snapshot of Lansdowne ladies in Centennial dresses, inscribed au verso “ Left to Right - Anne Burns, Leah Moorhead, Hazel Steacy, Marcalla O’Grady, Emily Burns, Ruth Foley,
Slack, Beatrice Webster, Gladys Johnston, Letty Mitchell”.
A-071 to 083 13 snapshots and negatives of Bill Boulton and wife and daughter including 5 of themselves and ladies in Centennial dresses, 1967, unidentified, possibly in Ottawa.
A-084 Colour slide taken by Bill Boulton at Outlet, 1971, showing Crozier’s store and boat houses.
A-085 snapshot of workers clearing debris from the train wreck in Lansdowne in 1946.
A-086 As previous.
A-087 As previous.
A-088 Photo of Bethel Church at Wilstead about 1935 after it was converted to a cheese factory. Photo given to Ralph Smith by Donald Gray, 1995.
A-089 Small colour print of the Drill Shed in Lansdowne during demolition. 1960s?
A-090 Tiny print of man in front of Victoria School, inscribed “Joseph Parkin / Teacher / June 1948”.
A-091 Snapshot horse and man in jogging cart with girl standing, inscribed “Mike Dillon/Freda Leadbeater”.
A-092-098 Series of 7 snapshots of an abandoned log house in winter.
A-099 Snapshot elderly couple, inscribed “Elva/1947”.
A-100 Post Card stone church, entitled “St. John’s English Church, Lansdowne, Ont.”.
A-101-110 Series of 9 small souvenir photos of the Thousand Islands, showing the 1938 International Bridge, copyright A W Santway, Watertown N.Y.
A-111 Small snapshot of a brick building with signs for Firestone Tires and “Bevens Garage”. (A-111 to A-116 from Carol Lynch)
A-112 snapshot of waterside buildings, possibly Ivy Lea. (from Carol Lynch)
A-113 Street scene in front of ”Grey Rock Fish & Chips”, with cars from 1930s and men wearing face coverings.
A-114 Group of people including 8 students on the steps of s wooden school house, possibly Hwy 2 west of Gananoque.
A-115 As previous.
A-116 Photo on Hwy 62 (dirt road) at Barry’s Bay, looks like saw mills.
A-117 Colourized post card of Island View Hotel, Rockport.
A-118 Post card with 3 views of Island Ho Motel and Yacht Basin, Ivy Lea.
A-119 Elongated post card with 3 views of Glen House Resort near Ivy Lea.
A-120 8x10 professional photo of King George VI and Elizabeth in a limousine passing a crowd. Probably 1939 visit to Canada.
A-121 8x10 aerial photo of Rockport prior to building the Parkway.
A-122 small snapshot of a musical group in front of Lansdowne Old Town hall, inscribed “April 15, 1948 / Musical festival”.
A-123 colour snapshot person with snowman – house & possible church on hill above – unidentified.
A-124 bw snapshot dated June 1964 from Prince St looking north toward Lansdowne in winter, inscribed “Lansdowne Cheese factory”.
A-125 very small bw men placing the Landon Bay Bridge on its piers, 1938, as in A-025.
A-126 Young woman by a veranda, inscribed “Miss Florence Irene Graham”.
A-127 Old man seated and girl standing, inscribed “Charlie Lappan, maternal Grandfather of Donald Graham / Myrna (Dewitta) Danish 1st cousin to Donald, Aprox 1940”.
A-128 Man riding in a small cart pulled by 2 large dogs, unidentified.
A-129 Young man standing in the door of a bank, unidentified.
A-130 Couple leaning against a tree, inscribed “Frances & Donald March 22, 1931”, (Donald Graham perhaps?)
A-131 Three ladies in front of a house, unidentified.
A-132 Three boys in fron of a building, possibly a one-room school, one has a bat and one a ball, unidentified.
A-133 Six girls in a school classroom with pupils’ art on the wall, inscribed “March 1953”.
A-134 Colour portrait boy with glasses in graduation gown, inscribed “Kiel Coyle / Grade 8 Grad 1998”.
A-135A&B Young couple standing beside a car in winter, with accompanying news clipping identifying them as Leo and Lois Dwyre, Jan. 10, 1941.
A-136 Two girls on a sidewalk, inscribed “Laura & Lettie / Mill & Gilbert” (streets).
A-137 Small snapshot of 4 boys and a teacher by the door of a wooden school, inscribed au verso “Eden Grove School?”
A-138 Studio print on card of young man, inscribed au verso “Franklin Moore s/o Walsingham Moore & Isobel Ennis, brother of John Moore who married Gladys Cross. Franklin was a dentist and lived in western Canada (Sask?)”
A-139 Photo on card showing a class with teacher, unidentified, possibly circa 1910, inscribed “School Picture likely somewhere in FoLL”

2020-006-B Modern photos and reproductions
B-001 – 006 Six reprints of photos of a nighttime wiener roast for members of Lansdowne Junior Farmers at Brown’s Bay about 1955, with negatives 2 1/4 x 2 1/4.
B-007 4x6 sepia reprint Bob Stringer carrying bread basket with a truck advertising Stringer’s Bakery.
B-008 4x6 B&W reprint of Harvey Family at the lead smelter at Long Point about 1907, from the J B Harvey negative collection.
B-009 4x6 sepia reprint of “Lansdowne Rink” (arena) 1936.
B-010 3 ½ x 4 ¼ colour computer enlargement inscribed “Lansdowne Cheese Factory”.
B-011 4x6 sepia reprint of dump truck and a steam shovel, inscribed au verso “Building Parkway”.
B-012 4x6 se[pia reprint of rock filled roadbed across flooded land, inscribed as previous.
B-013 4x6 sepia reprint winter scene of rock filled roadbeds across water from opposite shores, not connected in the middle, inscribed as previous.
B-014 4x6 colour reprint of 1962 train wreck at Lansdowne showing a box car that collided with the station house.
B-015 3x5 B&W reprint of store, gas pumps and sleeping cabins on Hwy 2 near Lansdowne, entitled URNxT Sleeping Cabins .

B-016 3 ½ x 5 ½ BW reprint of a post card entitled “Mill Street Looking North, Lansdowne, Ont”
B-017 4x6 sepia reprint photo of Grove Methodist church (Lansdowne United), about 1892.
B-018 4x6 BW reprint of J D W Darling office in Lansdowne.
B-019 4x5 BW reprint of Merchant’s Bank of Canada with bicycle shop beside on Prince St. Lansdowne.
B-020 4x6 BW reprint Stan Haffie, Glen Haffie and 2 children, seated in front of a Coca-Cola sign.
B-021 4x6 ½ BW computer print of a couple and 5 girls in white dresses, inscribed au verso “Mrs Johnston’s Music Class”.
B-022 4x5 sepia reprint of St John’s Anlican Church, Lansdowne, 1900.
B-023 Small snapshot of Ford Steacy in uniform, dated April 1950.
B-024 4x6BW reprint of the cast of a play “Marrying Anne” by Lansdowne United Church Young People, 1931. Far right is Irene Steacy.
B-025 4x6 partial cast of the same play. Second from left Irene Steacy, third Mary Peck, kneeling in front Toots Johnston.
B-026 4x6 reprint family in front of a house with shop attached, inscribed au verso “McKay harness Shop”.
B-027 5x7 Modern colour photo of Bill Boulton in train engineer costume.
B-028 5x7 computer copy of oval studio card, middle age couple, inscribed au verso “George Brown / Janet McDougal Brown”.
B-029 5x7 modern portrait of Charlie Tedford.
B-030 4x6 modern photo of a calendar with thermometer, advertising E H Wills, grocer, Lansdowne.
B-031 4x6 computer print of Grand Trunk engine #39 which was used as a shuttle between Gananoque and Gananoque Station.
B-032 4x6 colour print of Northern Electric antique wall mounted telephone representing those once used by Lansdowne Telephone Co.
B-033 As previous with wall mounted ringer box and desktop handpiece.
B-034 Nice bw photo of Newell’s Garage, Lansdowne, in winter, 1950’s.

2020-006-C Beverlie Moxley diary of news events.
Item consists of a black hard cover scribbler with hand printed summaries of daily news event (WWII) from 6 Sept, 1944 to 4 June 1945

2020-006-D Miscellaneous papers
D-001 Blotter advertising low ash anthracite coal from F W McConnell, Lansdowne.
D-002 Blotter advertising Genuine Scotch Anthracite from F W McConnell, Lansdowne.
D-003 Blotter advertising Lackawanna Anthracite coal from F W McConnell, Lansdowne.
D-004 In Memoriam card for Stanley Acton of Gananoque who died 2 Feb. 1910.
D-005 Elongated colour post card advertising KOA Campground at Ivy Lea.
D-006 Elongated colour post card with a view of the Ivy Lea Inn.
D-007 Front of Leeds & Lansdowne Demand for Taxes, 1941, to Urban Warren.
D-008 Notice and invitation to the funeral of Mrs. Erastus E Warren, 1895, in envelope from Toronto addressed to Urban Warren, 1939.
D-009 Billhead from Lansdowne Co-operative Association to P. LaRose, 1958.
D-010 Billhead from Lansdowne Co-Operative Association to George LaRose, 1958.
D-011 business card from “P Aylsworth M.D./ Physician, Surgeon & Accoucheur/Mr John McNeil’s Brick House, Main Street/ Lansdowne Station” c1867.
D-012 Clipping listing goods for sale by auction for Algernon Hugh McKay, Lansdowne, 1951.
D-013 Billhead from F W McConnell Lumber, Lansdowne, to Cliff Nunn, 1936.
D-014 Letter/certificate from James Auld, MPP, to celebrate 99th birthday of Annie Armstrong living at Seeley’s Bay.
D-015 Invitation to an Assembly at the New Town Hall, Lansdowne, 4 Feb 1891, naming the building committee D G Copeland, B W McNeil, C W Taylor, A R Green, A E Johnston, E L McNeil, T E Topping, F McNeil, F T Findlay.
D-016A&B Invitation from Student Council of North Leeds High School District to a dance in Elgin Community Hall, 1956, in an envelope addressed to Douglas Bryan.
D-017 Program for North Leeds High School District Talent Night 1957, naming all the participants: Herbert Vincent, Morris Slack, Douglas Halladay, Roger White, David Linton, Maureen Regan, Elaine Pennock, Shirley Haskins, Charlotte Cahill, Sandra Donovan, Karen Moulton, Judy Harvey, Sally Hollister, Kay Mallory, Carolyn Kenny, Glenna Warner, Diane Chandler, Alma Vincent, Lila Summers, Barbara Mainse, Linda Coon, Dorothy Russell, Mary Stevens, Anne Dowsett, Bob Burtch, Mary Lou Soper, Georgie Halladay, Lois Phillips, Betty Slack, Terry Sled, Carol Mustard, Bruce Guthrie, Carman Knapp, Douglas Bond, Nancy White, John Eyre, Mary Ellen Cuddy, Winston Cross, Allen Mustard, Terry Putnam, Bette Griffin, Jean Johnston, Marie Stafford, Alberta Dawson, Gloria Latimer, Janet Mustard, Margaret Donovan, Phyllis Welch, James Janeway, Marilyn Bracken,
D-018 Medal on red ribbon worn by representatives of Independent Order of Odd Fellows at their Golden Jubilee celebration in Brockville, 1905. (Artifact).
D-019 5 page printout “Early Days and Early Settlers in Front of Leeds & Lansdowne” mentions
families: Stone, McNeil, Kyes, Landon, Beatty, Jessup, Wright, Gordon, Grey, Miller, Lloyd, Bissonette, Hagerman, Johnson, Molly Brant, Covill, Halstead, Sturdivant, McMullen, Mosher, Plumb, Peck, Reid, Bowen, Webster, Latimer, Clendenning, McCollough, Crea, Bradley, Waldie, Haig, Darling, Brown, Mitchell.
D-020 Post card to J D W Darling, Lansdowne from Seaforth
D-021 Page 393-4 from a ledger from the Darlingside papers, listing firewood carried by the scows “Jessie” and “Dolphin” in 1888, including locations where the wood came from.
D-022 Booklet of 24 pages “A Short History of the Landon Family in America” by Maynard H Mires, Village Press, Concord N.H. 1978

2020-006-E Lansdowne Veterans Memorial Cairn
E-001 Canadian Legion Branch 484 Order of Service for Remembrance Day at the new Lansdowne Community Veterans Memorial Cairn, 9 Nov. 2007.
E-002-0014 Photos taken at the Dedication ceremony.
E-015 All the above photos on CD-R. Located in Video case
E-016 Second copy of CD located in file.
E-017 Program for the Dedication ceremony for Lansdowne Community Veterans Memorial Garden, 22 September 2018, under auspices of LTI Historical Society.

2020-006-F Mapping of churches in Front of Leeds & Lansd
F-001 Map of Twp. front of Leeds and Lansdowne, 1996, with adhesive labels locating all the churches.
F-002 Photocopy of a map of Lansdowne Village with adhesive labels showing the location of the 5 churches.

2020-006-G Inventory of books and teaching aids belonging to FoLL SS #17 Taylor School
G-001 Item consists of a hard-bound book from the Dept. of Education listing the assets of Taylor School including library books, globes, maps, etc. 1947-1957. (This item housed in Box G0122, Row 1, Bank D, Self 2)


Boat race program/First Book reader

  • 2014-015
  • File
  • 1867, 1954

File consists of a copy of the Souvenir Program & Historical Review of C.B.F race boat Regatta at Brass Point Bridge Sept 4, 1954, sponsored by the Seeley's Bay Fire Department - - First Book of Reading Lessons Part 2, published by W. Warwick, Toronto, 1867.- -

Book "HAIG" by Thomas O Haig, 2015

  • 2015-029
  • Item
  • 2015

Item consists of a hard bound book entitled "HAIG", being a family tree of the Haig family, 322 pages.

Book "Our Leeders" by Paul Cote

  • 2016-040
  • Item
  • 2016

Item consists of: Book entitled "Our Leeders", by Paul Cote, 2016, curlox bound softcover book with 2 stapled bundles of pages of Additions and Ammendments.

Bracken Family tree

  • 2013-003
  • Item
  • 1985

Item consists of four 19 by 66 cm encapsulated sheets containing the family tree of the Bracken Family.

Brian Phillips Incidentals

  • 2019-028
  • Collection
  • 1970 - 2017

Collection includes:

  • Computer printout of a five-page biography of Rita (Duis) Astley-Bell (1905-1997) who inherited Duck Island from her parents in 1933.
  • Two clippings from the Brockville Recorder and Times from November 1970 regarding the death of Louise Katherine Pearce, found in a boat at Tar Island, later attributed to suicide.
  • Glossy original print of the photo that appeared in the clippings above, showing the boat and attendant OPP, coroner and news reporter, with notes au verso about her suicide and that of her husband in 1996 and daughter in 2013.
  • booklet “Grenadier Island Country Club 1927-2017; A Brief History” by Kingsley William Greene, 2003.
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