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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  • Postcard with Swastika and 4 Local Postcards 

    Adams, Anne (2018-11-01)
    14 cm. x 9 cm. coloured postcard.
  • George A. Nunamaker Fonds, 1664-1985, n.d. (non-inclusive) 

    Adams, Anne (2018-10-23)
    Fonds consists of genealogical records concerning the Nunamaker, and related families. Includes compiled family histories, marriage, birth and death records, newspaper clippings, as well as some correspondence and historical ...
  • Map of the British Provinces of North America in 1860 

    Johnston, Keith (1860)
    Map of the British Provinces of North America in 1860. A large, folding, linen backed map of Canada with part of New Brunswick & Nova Scotia, showing the Line of Grand Trunk Railway and its connections, by Keith Johnston. ...
  • Certificates of appointment, 1859-1860 

    Unknown author (1859)
    Certificates of appointment, 1859-1860. Two certificates of appointment issued by the Admiralty to Seymour, both relating to HMS Hero. The first certificate appoints Seymour Captain on April 29, 1859. The second certificate ...
  • Letter written by George Henry Seymour, 1860 

    Seymour, George Henry (1860-09-16)
    Letter written by George Henry Seymour, 1860. The letter is dated at Niagara, September 16, 1860. He writes that “…when we got here, the D. of Newcastle received a proposal from Mr. Blondin to wheel the Prince over ...
  • Letters regarding the HMS Hero 

    Lindsay, E.B.; Smith, I.; Milne, Alex (1860-08)
    Letters regarding the HMS Hero. Three copies of letters dated August 20, 1860, August 28, 1860 and August 30, 1860, concerning the grounding of the HMS Hero at the mouth of the Saguenay River a few days earlier, due to ...
  • Letters written by George Henry Seymour to his father, 1860 

    Seymour, George Henry (1860-08)
    Letter written by George Henry Seymour to his father, 1860. The letter is dated at Halifax, August 4, 1860 and describes the Prince’s warm welcome in Newfoundland. He goes on to comment on the possibility of hostilitie ...
  • Travel journal, 1855-1860 

    Seymour, George Henry (1855-1860)
    Travel journal, 1855-1860. The first 8 pages of the journal contain entries from the HMS Pembroke in the Gulf of Finland in 1855. The remaining entries are “the dates & c of sailing and arrival of HMS Hero during HRH ...
  • Spectator fragment 

    Unknown author (1818)
    The Spectator: This is a partial page with the date and number removed. The notice is “all persons indebted to the late firm of Street and Woodruff are hereby called upon to make payment to Timothy Street”. The date of ...
  • The Spectator, May 3, 1816 no. 14 

    Unknown author (1816-05-03)
    The Spectator: printed and published for the proprietors at the Village of St. Davids, Upper Canada: Paper dated May 3, 1816 no. 14 contains a notice on the back page that Messrs. Street and Woodruff have established a ...
  • Tape #17 Interview with Gerhard J. Enns 

    Baar, Ellen; Brock University. Dept. of Sociology.; Multicultural History Society of Ontario. (1976-08-24)
    Russian-Mennonite immigrants of the 1920's, an interview with Gerhard J. Enns, August 24, 1976. The interview discusses: biographical information, outbreak of war, outbreak of Revolution, service as Sanitater, Revolution ...
  • Tape #16 Interview (contd.) with Nick Fransen 

    Baar, Ellen; Brock University. Dept. of Sociology.; Multicultural History Society of Ontario. (1976-08-24)
    Russian-Mennonite immigrants of the 1920's, an interview (contd. from tape #15) with Nick Fransen, August 24, 1976. The interview discusses: biographical information, post-Revolutionary conditions, war years, fall of the ...
  • Tape #15 Interview with Nick Fransen 

    Baar, Ellen; Brock University. Dept. of Sociology.; Multicultural History Society of Ontario. (1976-08-24)
    Russian-Mennonite immigrants of the 1920's, an interview with Nick Fransen, August 24, 1976. The interview discusses: biographical information, post-Revolutionary conditions, war years, fall of the Tsar and Revolution, ...
  • Tape #14 Interview (contd.) with Abram P. Regier 

    Baar, Ellen; Brock University. Dept. of Sociology.; Multicultural History Society of Ontario. (1976-08-24)
    Russian-Mennonite immigrants of the 1920's, an interview with Abram P. Regier (contd.) from tape #13, August 24, 1976. The interview discusses: biographical information, WWI, the Tsar, relationship with Russians, VBHH, ...
  • Tape #13 Interview with Abram P. Regier 

    Baar, Ellen; Brock University. Dept. of Sociology.; Multicultural History Society of Ontario. (1976-08-24)
    Russian-Mennonite immigrants of the 1920's, an interview with Abram P. Regier, August 24, 1976. The interview discusses: biographical information, WWI, the Tsar, relationship with Russians, VBHH, Revolution, military ...
  • Photocopied photograph - Richard Edward Yates sitting on girder 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    A photocopy of a photograph of Richard Edward Yates sitting on a girder.
  • Tape #12 Side 1 Interview with A.H. Henricks, Side 2 Interview with Henry Tiessen 

    Baar, Ellen; Brock University. Dept. of Sociology.; Multicultural History Society of Ontario. (1976-08)
    Russian-Mennonite immigrants of the 1920's, side 1 is an interview with Abram H. Heinricks, side 2 is an interview with Henry Tiessen. There are no accompanying notes for the interview with Henry Tiessen. The interview ...
  • Programme - Inspection of the Welland Ship Canal Work By His Royal Highness, The Duke of Connaught, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Patricia and Staff 

    Welland Ship Canal Company (1914-05-11)
    A programme that details the visit/inspection of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught and Her Royal Highness, the Princess Patricia on May 11, 1914. Sections 1, 2, 3 and 5 are described as the stopping points along ...
  • Tape #11 Interview with J.J. Wichert 

    Baar, Ellen; Brock University. Dept. of Sociology.; Multicultural History Society of Ontario. (1976-08-04)
    Russian-Mennonite immigrants of the 1920's, an interview with J. J. Wichert, August 4, 1976. The interview discusses: biographical information, educational system, outbreak of war, Revolution, Selbstschutz, Canadian ...
  • Tape #9 Side 1 Interview with Frank Steingart, Side 2 Interview with D. Wiebe 

    Baar, Ellen (1976-07-26)
    Russian-Mennonite immigrants of the 1920's, an interview with Frank Steingart on side 1 and D. Wiebe on Side 2. The interview on side 1 with Frank Steingart discusses the following: his life in Ruckenau, emigration, ...

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