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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  • H.G. Hunt's Ticket Office Circular 

    H.G. Hunt's Ticket Office (n.d.)
    An advertisement for H.G. Hunt's Ticket Office on St. Paul street in St. Catharines. A few of the statements include: " Has any one been so kind as to die and leave you a few thousands, and you want to be at the funeral, ...
  • Circular Surgeon Dentist C.O. Beam 

    Beam, C.O. (n.d.)
    A circular advertising Surgeon Dentist C.O. Beam at Office No. 30, St. Paul Street. The circular includes the following: "The preservation of the natural organs is unquestionably the highest triumph of dental art, and ...
  • Statistics from the Department of Transport Welland Ship Canal 

    Department of Transport (1937)
    Statistics from the Department of Transport on the Welland Ship Canal.
  • Supplement to the Inland Revenue Report – Canal Statistics, 1875 

    Department of Inland Revenue (1875)
    A "supplement to the Inland Revenue Report for Year ended 30th June, 1875. Canal Statistics for season of navigation, 1875." Included in the supplement are several charts like "General statement shewing the Quantity of ...
  • Niagara area coloured prints collection, 1833-1850, n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-07-11)
    The collection consists of three prints featuring coloured illustrations of the Niagara area. Two of the prints feature illustrations of Niagara Falls and one of the Upper Canada Agricultural Association Exhibition at ...
  • Canadian Cricketer’s Guide 

    Unknown author (1858-01)
    Canadian Cricketer’s Guide sent to John L. Ranney, St. Catharines, 1857-1858. The guide begins "So well and favorably known in Cricketing Circles. Tho aim and objects of the Publication my be thus briefly stated: 1st - ...
  • Letter - William Woodruff to Agricultural Society 

    Woodruff, William (1846-10-15)
    A letter to the Agricultural Society from William Woodruff regarding the growing of grapes, 1846. He writes "The Isabella grape vine stands the winter well, easy raised and cultivated, they want no laying down nor housing ...
  • Indenture between Queen Victoria and the Minister of Public Works in Canada to William Hutchinson of Port Dalhousie 

    Unknown author (1875)
    An indenture between Queen Victoria and the Minister of Public Works in Canada to William Hutchinson of Port Dalhousie for a wharf lot in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, 1875.
  • First Lincoln Militia Regimental orders, November 19, 1838 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-07-10)
    A copy of First Lincoln Militia Regimental orders, dated at Niagara, 19 November 1838. The orders read as follows: “The Regiment will assemble on the Commons opposite Queen Street, on Thursday the 22nd inst. at 12 o’clock, ...
  • Shares in Niagara District Bank 

    Unknown author (1844)
    A promise to take shares in the Niagara District Bank. Some of the names include: estate of Samuel Street, Thomas Street, W. Hamilton Merritt, Oliver Phelps, Thomas Keefer and S.D. Woodruff among others, 1844.
  • Account A.K. Boomer to James Mahoney 

    Boomer, A.K. (1848)
    Account A.K. Boomer to James Mahoney, 1848. The bill includes "repairing two pair pants, balance of an Irishman's Act., cutting vest for boy..."
  • Workbook from Boomer Brothers of St. Catharines, 1851-1853, 1857 

    Unknown author (1851-1853)
    Workbook from Boomer Brothers of St. Catharines, 1851-1853, 1857.
  • Richard Edward (Ted) Yates fonds, 1914-1955, n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-07-10)
    Fonds consists of five black and white photographs and one programme. The photographs relate to the construction of the fourth Welland Canal. They include a group photograph, including Richard Yates; Bridge no. 10 ...
  • Nicoll's Autobiography 

    Nicolls (1830)
  • Broadsides from Niagara District Agricultural Cattle Show and Fair 

    Unknown author (1847)
    Broadsides from Niagara District Agricultural Cattle Show and Fair announcing meetings of the officers of the Niagara District Agricultural Society. A.K. Boomer is listed as secretary on both posters. John Clark is listed ...
  • Schedule of Convictions returned to the Clerk of the Peace, for the District of Niagara 

    Richardson, Charles (1848)
    Schedule of Convictions returned to the Clerk of the Peace, for the District of Niagara up to January Sessions. It is interesting to note, that in some cases half the fine is paid to the inspector and half is paid to the ...
  • Broadside for Tenders for the construction of a lighthouse tower in Port Dalhousie 

    Smith, WM. (1878-10-24)
    Broadside for Tenders for the construction of a lighthouse tower upon the pier at Port Dalhousie, County of Welland, Ontario. This was put out by the Department of Marine in Ottawa and signed by William Smith, Deputy ...
  • Canada Company’s list of lands for sale 

    Canada Company (1845-06-02)
    Canada Company’s list of lands for sale. The Canada Company was located on Frederick Street, Toronto, Ontario. Included are lands in the Niagara District including Caistor, Rainham and Walpole, June 2, 1845.
  • Letter from Hugh Richardson to William Hamilton Merritt 

    Richardson, Hugh (1840-11-18)
    A letter from Hugh Ricardson to William Hamilton Merritt discussing the purchase of the ship the Transit.
  • Baker family fonds, 1848-1918 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-07-06)
    Fonds consists mostly of the journals and diaries of silversmith Stephens Baker of Beverly, Massachusetts, 1848-1883. This includes two travel journals and seven daily diaries. Both travel journals contain lenghty ...

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