The fonds contains materials relating to the Bell family and associated family members. The associated family members include the names Sloman, Johnson, Smith, Taylor, Tyrell, Butler, Gains, Hall and Jones. The archive includes a significant number of 19th century tintypes, as well as cabinet card and modern size photographs. Also included in the archive are marriage records, genealogical information from a family Bible, tithing records, receipts, a broadside ad from William Still's Boarding House and other materials.

For a complete inventory and description, see the finding aid -

https://dr.library.brocku.ca/bitstream/handle/10464/3125/Rick%20Bell%20Family%20fonds%20RG%2063%20rev%202016.pdf

Rick Bell, the donor of this collection, is always happy to talk about these materials and his family's history. He can be emailed at bellrick55@yahoo.ca.

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