The Archival Collection is comprised of the primary records of individuals, families and organizations typically from the local area and working in support of our Niagara Book Collection. These records can include diaries, correspondence, photographs, legal documents, original maps, sketches, reports and much more ranging from the earliest settlement of the Peninsula to the present time.

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  • I.O.D.E. William Hamilton Merritt Chapter fonds, 1955-2016 

    Cameron, Chantal (2016-11-24)
    Fonds contains material related to the activities of the William Hamilton Merritt Chapter of the I.O.D.E. Materials include meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, and promotional material.
  • Last will and testament of Samuel Street 

    Unknown author (1872-02-12)
    Last will and testament of Samuel Street, 12 February 1872. Consists of 5 handwritten pages. The last paragraph written reads “I hereby certify that I have compared what is written on this and the four preceding sheets ...
  • Deed of Bargain and Sale from Stirling H. Nicholson to Samuel Street 

    Unknown author (1837-11-01)
    Deed of Bargain and Sale from Stirling H. Nicholson to Samuel Street, 1 November 1837. The deed is for 200 acres of land. The names Thomas Mallary and Abel Hogan also appear on the deed.
  • Deed of Bargain and Sale from Thomas Clark Street to William Allan 

    Unknown author (1851-04-17)
    Deed of Bargain and Sale from Thomas Clark Street to William Allan, 17 April 1851. The deed is for land in the Township of Stamford, including range or block numbers 9, 33 and 45 on a map or plan of the lands belonging ...
  • Letter to Thomas C. Street from Samuel Kalar 

    Kalar, Samuel (1847-06-03)
    Letter to Thomas C. Street from Samuel Kalar, dated at Norwich, 3 June 1847. The letter concerns land transactions and mentions the names Robert Burns, Benjamin Gilbert, and Seth Colkins(?). The letter is postmarked Chippawa, ...
  • Letter to Thomas C. Street from Samuel Kalar 

    Kalar, Samuel (1846-04-21)
    Letter to Thomas C. Street from Samuel Kalar, dated at Norwich, 21 April 1846. The letter concerns Moses Mott and a sale of land. Reference is also made to George Gilbert and Robert Stroud. Kalar also asks Clark to ...
  • Letter to Samuel Street from John Cornell 

    Cornell, John (1844-06-13)
    Letter to Samuel Street from John Cornell, dated at Beverly, 13 June 1844. The letter concerns Wilder and James Babcock and entitlement to their late mother’s property. The letter is postmarked Sheffield and Chippawa.
  • Letter to Samuel Street from Francis Walsh 

    Walsh, Francis (1843-06-06)
    Letter to Samuel Street from Francis Walsh, dated at Victoria, 6 June 1843. The letter concerns land registry procedures and mentions the will of the late Hon. R. Hamilton. The letter is postmarked Victoria
  • Letter to Samuel Street from Rev. R. Mills 

    Mills, Rev. R. (1842-09-05)
    Letter to Samuel Street from Rev. R. Mills dated at Brantford, 5 September 1842. The letter concerns purchasing a tract of land in Norwich on which to build a Catholic Church and School. The letter is postmarked Brantford.
  • Letter to Samuel Street from Samuel Kalar 

    Kalar, Samuel (1842-02-12)
    Letter to Samuel Street from Samuel Kalar, dated at Norwich, 12 February 1842. The letter concerns business matters involving John Hall and James and William Clark.
  • Letter to Samuel Street from Thomas Racey 

    Racey, Thomas (1841-12-21)
    Letter to Samuel Street from Thomas Racey of Dundas, dated 21 December 1841. The letter concerns the will of James Culhan, of the Township of Etobicoke. The letter is postmarked Dundas.
  • Letter to Samuel Street from U. O’Kelley 

    O'Kelley, U. (1841)
    Letter to Samuel Street from U. O’Kelley, dated at Burford, 21 December 1841. The letter is stamped “money-letter” and postmarked Burford.
  • Letter to Samuel Street from Samuel Kalar 

    Kalar, Samuel (1841-05-31)
    Letter to Samuel Street from Samuel Kalar, dated at Norwich, 31 May 1841. The letter concerns John Hall and his difficulty in making loan payments to Samuel Street. George [Syple?] and Philip Snider are also mentioned.
  • Letter to Samuel Street from the Commissariat 

    Commissariat (1840-06-24)
    Letter to Samuel Street from the Commissariat dated at Drummondville, 24 June 1840. The letter concerns a bath house.
  • Letter to Samuel Street from James Kerr 

    Kerr, James (1837-08-03)
    Letter to Samuel Street from James Kerr, dated at Oxford, 3 August 1837, concerning a land sale in West Oxford. The letter is postmarked Oxford. The land Kerr refers to is "The 4th con. of West Oxford" and was owned by ...
  • Letter to Samuel Street from John Hall 

    Hall, John (1837-02-24)
    Letter to Samuel Street from John Hall, dated at Norwich, 24 February 1837, concerning a land sale.
  • Letter from Samuel Street to Alexander Hamilton 

    Street, Samuel (1833)
    Letter from Samuel Street to Alexander Hamilton, 7 January 1833?, dated at Niagara Falls, Chippawa. A reply from Alexander Hamilton, dated January 17 is also included. A list of Alexander and John Hamilton’s account with ...
  • Letter from Daniel Hazen to Thomas Clark 

    Hazen, Daniel (1834-08-01)
    Letter to Thomas Clark, Colonel Militia, from Dani Hazen, dated at Walsingham, 1 August 1834. The letter describes early land surveyors in the Townships of Niagara, Willoughby and Stamford, including Allan McDonald ...
  • Letter to Samuel Street from Louis Bowerman 

    Bowerman, Louis (1828-02-29)
    Letter to Samuel Street from Louis Bowerman, dated at Norwich, 29 February 1828, concerning a land sale.
  • Letter to Col. Thomas Clark of the 2nd Lincoln Militia from Nathaniel Coffin, Colonel of the Adjutant General Militia, Upper Canada 

    Coffin, Nathaniel (1820-03-10)
    Letter addressed to Col. Thomas Clark of the 2nd Lincoln Militia, dated at York, 10 March 1820. The letter is signed by N. Coffin, Colonel of the Adjutant General Militia, Upper Canada. The letter is about an order of ...

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