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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  • The History of the Consulate & The Empire of France Under Napoleon 

    Thiers, M.A. (1877)
    The book is stamped in the front and back with the "Upper Canada College" crest. There is also a plate within the book indicating that it was presented to H.K. Woodruff by the senate as an acknowledgement of merit and as ...
  • St. George's Parish Church, St. Catharines. Jubilee Celebration and Historic and Centenary Review 

    Ker, Rev. Robert (1891)
    Inside the front cover H.K. Woodruff has signed the book and there is a label with the name , Mrs. Percy C. Band of Toronto, Ontario. The book contains some images and also has a list of matrimonial records from the St. ...
  • Rollin's History Volumes 1-7 

    Rollin, Charles (Hartford, Connecticut: Andrus & Judd, 1833., 1833)
    A seven volume set of books that cover the history of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Grecians and Macedonians. Each of the volumes state that they are translated from the original ...
  • Palmer's Pocket Scale with Rules for its Use in Solving Arithmetical and Geometrical Problems 

    Palmer, Aaron (1845)
    The book is signed by S.D. Woodruff. A label the book indicates that it was also owned by "Band, of De Vere Gardens in Toronto".
  • Rules and Regulations of the St. Catharines Club 

    Unknown author (1885)
    The booklet is a printed set of rules and regulations for the St. Catharines Club. It is pocket size and has several blank pages in the back. The blank pages have handwritten names including H.K. Woodruff. Also included ...
  • Ontario Game and Fishery Laws 1916 

    Minister of Public Works (1916)
    A paperback booklet of the Ontario Game and Fishery Laws 1916. The booklet is 91 pages in length and includes an index. See the full text in the Brock University Special Collections and Archives.
  • Canadian Military Institute: Officers of the British Forces in Canada during the War of 1812-1815 

    Irving, L. Homfray (Welland Tribune Print, 1908)
    There is a note in the front cover written to Mary from B. Johnston on April 22, 1942. He refers to page 73 of the book in which William Woodruff is listed as a Lieutenant and Richard Woodruff is listed as an Ensign in ...
  • The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ 

    Unknown author (1914)
    This book was presented by the Canadian Bible Society (British & Foreign Bible Society) to the Canadian Soldiers in the war of 1914. There is an inscription which reads "Niagara-on-the-Lake, August 15th 1915 Presented to ...
  • The Monastery 

    Scott, Sir Walter (1907)
    The Monastery by Sir Walter Scott, was prsented to margaret Woodruff for proficiency in tennis singles, June 17th, 1913. The book is bound in a leather cover which is embossed with the St. Margaret's College, Toronto ...
  • The Long Point Company Yearbook 1966 

    Unknown author (1966)
    This book marks the one hundredth anniversary of the formation of the Long Point Company. There are penciled initials R.A.L. [Robert A. Laidlaw], Jan. 12th, 1967 within the front cover. See the full text of this item in ...
  • List of Voters for the Town of St. Catharines, 1874 

    Unknown author (Journal Steam Print, 1874)
    A paperback "List of Voters for the Town of St. Catharines, 1874" by Journal Steam Print. Richard Woodruff is listed as an owner on St. Paul Street in St. Thomas' Ward (p.8) and Samuel D. Woodruff is also listed as an ...
  • Haswell's Engineers' and Mechanics' Pocket-Book 

    Unknown author (1844)
    The book is bound in a leather case with a clasp in the front. Inside is printed "S.D. Woodruff, St. Catharines, C.W." in the front of the book and there is a label which says "Band, 74 De Vere Gardens, Toronto 20, Ontario". ...
  • Familiar Science of The Scientific Explanation of Common Things 

    Peterson, R.E. (1852)
    There is a signature on this book that reads "Julia Cleveland 22 East-8 Street, Erie Penna."
  • An Epic Poem, The Norton House 

    Unknown author (1886)
    A poem by J.W. Keating, Poet Laureate of the Norton House, C. Sherwood Book and Job Printer, St. Catharines, March 3, 1886. There is a note on the front page which says "see page 11". There is a section of the poem which ...
  • Dictionary of the Zeta Psi Fraternity of North America 

    Motley, Arthur H.; Carpenter, Harry B. (1926)
    A hardcover Dictionary of the Zeta Psi Fraternity, edited by Arthur H. Motley and Harry B. Carpenter. An excerpt from the forward reads: "Having the sincere purpose of placing in the hands of all Brothers of the Fraternity ...
  • Dominion Marine Association records, 1972-1986 

    Cameron, Chantal (2015-06-17)
    This archive is part of the larger Ontario Editorial Bureau Fonds (OEB) housed at Brock University. The records contain information about the Dominion Marine Association. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence, ...
  • Chamber's Historical Questions with Answers 

    Chambers, William; Chambers, Robert (1878)
    The book is hardcover and inscribed with an illegible signature, dated 1880 and below that is the signature Margaret J. Woodruff. The preface of the book begins, "The present work is designed to fulfil an important purpose ...
  • The Book of Common Prayer Canada 

    Unknown author (Toronto: Cambridge at the University Press., n.d.)
    The book of Common Prayer Canada is bound in soft leather. This book contains 2 book plates from St. George's Church, St. Catharines. The first one says that Margaret Julia Band was confirmed April 17, 1935 and had her ...
  • The Birthday Scripture Text Book 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    The Birthday Scripture Text book was published by the Book Society, Bristol. This book is signed by Jane Woodruff, St. Catharines, Ontario, 1872. There is also a label in the book which reads "Suite 1208 Chicago Savings ...
  • Armory and Lineages of Canada 1914 

    Todd, Herbert George (From the Press of the Nyvall Print, 1876 Broadway, New York, 1913., 1914)
    A book called "Armory and Lineages Of Canada 1914" with the copyright year 1913. The book is signed by H.K. Woodruff and it is also signed by Margaret Woodruff Band. Within the back pages is a list of dates of births, ...

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