• Letter to Mr. Justin Powell from John Macdonell

      Macdonell, John (1812?-7-23)
      A letter written and signed by John Macdonell, addressed to Mr. Justin Powell, dated July 23, [1812?]. The letter reads “Mr. John Macdonell will do himself the honor of waiting on Mr. Justin Powell on Thursday next at 4 o’clock.” Mary Boyles Powell [later wife of Samuel Peters Jarvis] has inscribed the letter “Days of my youth…”
    • A letter to Col. Sam P. Jarvis from N. [Nathaniel] Coffin

      Coffin, Nathaniel (1827-04-28)
      A letter written and signed by N. [Nathaniel] Coffin and addressed to Col. Sam. P. Jarvis, 28 April 1827. The letter notifies Jarvis of the enclosure of four commissions, one as Major, two as Lieut. Colonel, and one as Colonel.
    • A letter to Colonel Jarvis from N. [Nathaniel] Coffin, Adjutant General Militia Forces

      Coffin, Nathaniel (1827-04-02)
      A letter written and signed by N. [Nathaniel] Coffin, Adjutant General Militia Forces, and addressed to Colonel Jarvis, dated at York, Upper Canada, 2nd April 1827. The letter informs Jarvis of his promotion to Colonel with the 2nd Regiment of the North York Militia, as well as Wm. B. Robinson as Lieutenant Colonel.
    • Letter to Mary Boyles Powell from brother Captain John Powell of the 1st Lincoln Militia

      Powell, Captain John (1812-10-13)
      A letter written and signed by Captain John Powell of the 1st Lincoln Militia to his sister Mary Boyles Powell, circa October 13, 1812. The letter is 4 pages in length and contains a detailed account of the death of a family member and John Macdonell, an aide-de-camp to Sir Isaac Brock, at the Battle of Queenston Heights. Included with the letter is a lock of John Macdonell’s hair with the inscription “killed at Queenston Heights by the Americans, October 13, 1812, Lieut. Col. John Macdonnell.”
    • A letter to S.P. [Samuel Peters] from N. [Nathaniel] Coffin, Adjutant General Militia Forces

      Coffin, Nathaniel (1825-08-01)
      A letter written and signed by N. [Nathaniel] Coffin, Adjutant General Militia Forces, and addressed to S.P. [Samuel Peters] Jarvis, dated at York, Upper Canada, 1st August 1825. The letter informs Jarvis of the promotion to Lt. Colonel in the 2nd Regiment of North York Militia.
    • Letter to S.P. [Samuel Peters] Jarvis from N. [Nathaniel] Coffin

      Coffin, N. (1825-02-25)
      A letter written and signed by N. [Nathaniel] Coffin and addressed to S.P. [Samuel Peters] Jarvis, dated at York, February 25, 1825. The letter informs Jarvis of his promotion to Colonel in the 2nd Regiment of the York Militia.
    • A letter written and signed by Samuel Peters Jarvis, Ch. S. I. Affa. [Chief Superintendent of Indian Affairs] addressed to the Chiefs of the Six Nations of the Grand River

      Jarvis, Samuel Peters (1841-01-05)
      A letter written and signed by Samuel Peters Jarvis, Ch. S. I. Affa. [Chief Superintendent of Indian Affairs], addressed to the Chiefs of the Six Nations of the Grand River, dated 5 January 1841. The letter is 3 pages in length and informs the Chiefs that the Lieutenant Governor has considered their speech, especially the problem of unauthorized occupancy of their land by white people, and has determined that each family or single man receive 100 or 200 acres, with the remainder of the land be “surrendered to Government to be disposed of for the exclusive benefit of the Indians”. A note on the letter indicates “the reply after being corrected by Sir Charles Metcalf”.
    • Love poem addressed to Miss Mary Powell from John Macdonell

      Macdonell, John (1812?)
      A love poem addressed to Miss Mary Powell from John Macdonell, [1812?]. The letter is addressed at York, Upper Canada and consists of 1 page. The poem begins Adieu. Adieu and it is so | And must I from sweet Mary, go | Oh! Mary, say adieu once more…
    • Map - Copy from Mr. [David] Thompson’s Map of the Boundary line between Upper Canada and the United States

      Castle, H.I. (1838)
      Map backed on linen, prepared by J.G. Chewett, Surveyor’s General Office. The map is a “copy from Mr. [David] Thompson’s Map of the Boundary line between Upper Canada and the United States”, showing the action around Navy Island during the Rebellion of 1837 and the spot where the Caroline Steamer was cut out. Lithographed by H.I. Castle, 1838.
    • Memorial deed of surrender of 183 acres of land in the Township of Rama to the Crown by William Benjamin Robinson of St. Catharines

      1843-12-08
      Written memorial deed of surrender of 183 acres of land in the Township of Rama to the Crown by William Benjamin Robinson of St. Catharines, dated 8 December 1843, for a reserve for the Chippewa tribe of Indians.
    • A Memorial, to be registered pursuant to the Statute in that behalf, of 200 acres in Alwick Township, County of Northumberland, Newcastle District, in trust for the Misissauga Tribe of Indians of Kingston and the Bay of Quinte.

      1841-11-08
      A Memorial, to be registered pursuant to the Statute in that behalf, of a Conveyance by Deed to surrender to the Crown by the Canada Company 200 acres in Alwick Township, County of Northumberland, Newcastle District, in trust for the sole use and benefit of the Misissauga Tribe of Indians of Kingston and the Bay of Quinte. The document is dated 8 November 1841 and lists Samuel P Jarvis, Chief Superintendent of Indian Affairs acting on behalf of the Queen. Signed by Thomas Mercer Jones and Frederick Widder for the Canada Company and witnessed by Donald McDonald and Thomas Collier. Seal of the Canada Company at bottom right.
    • Military General Service Medal, 1793-1814

      1793-1814
      Military General Service Medal, 1793-1814. A medal awarded to S.P. Jarvis for service in the Canadian Militia. The medal features Queen Victoria standing on a plinth, crowing the Duke of Wellington with a laurel wreath. The surrounding inscription reads “To the British Army, 1793-1814”. The reverse side of the medal features Queen Victoria. There is one bar on the ribbon attached to the medal that reads “Fort Detroit”. The circumference of the medal is engraved with “S.P. Jarvis Canadn Militia”.
    • Military Pension, received of the Right Honorable Sir Charles Long

      1824-05-01
      Military Pension, received of the Right Honorable Sir Charles Long, Paymaster General of His Majesty’s Forces, the sum of £87 for 15 months Military Pension at £70 per Annum, commencing 25 December 1822 and ending 24 March 1824
    • Militia General Orders from the Adjutant General’s Office of Militia, Kingston, 18 August, 1815

      Bathurst, Earl (1815-08-18)
      Militia General Orders from the Adjutant General’s Office of Militia, Kingston, 18 August, 1815. Consists of 4 paragraphs of a letter from Earl Bathurst to Sir Gordon Drummond, published by Frederick Robinson. The letter expresses thanks to Drummond and his troops for “the great service which you have rendered to your country”. The last few lines read “By Command of His Excellency, N. Coffin, Adjutant Gen. of Militia.”
    • One envelope addressed to Mrs. Samuel P. Jarvis from her husband

      n.d.
      One envelope addressed to Mrs. Samuel P. Jarvis from her husband. The envelope is postmarked Kingston, date illegible. The reverse side has a seal of the Indian Office.
    • One envelope addressed to Mrs. Samuel P. Jarvis, Toronto, from her husband

      1842-12
      One envelope addressed to Mrs. Samuel P. Jarvis, Toronto, from her husband. The envelope is post-marked Kingston, Dec. 13 [1842]. The reverse side is postmarked Toronto, Dec. [14], 1842. The envelope has the seal of the Chief Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
    • Photograph of Samuel Peters Jarvis from a daguerreotype

      Middlemiss & Hunter, late Ewing & Company Artists & Photographers (n.d.)
      Photograph of Samuel Peters Jarvis from a daguerreotype by Middlemiss & Hunter, late Ewing & Company Artists & Photographers, to H.R.H. Prince Arthur. A Cabinet photograph, n.d.
    • Public Notice, 28 March 1844

      1844-03-28
      “The inspection and valuation of certain Lands on the North side of the Grand River, in the Gore and Niagara Districts, belonging to the Six Nations Indians, being now completed, in pursuance of an order in Council, dated 27th, November, 1840: the Public are hereby notified that the said Lands, with certain exceptions, are for Sale, under the following regulations, viz…” Followed by 10 paragraphs of text. The last few lines read “By Command of His Excellency the Governor General, Samuel P Jarvis, Chief Sup. Indian Affairs, Indian Office, Kingston, March 28, 1844”.
    • Public Notice, 28 March 1844

      1844-03-28
      Public Notice, 28 March 1844. “The inspection and valuation of certain Lands on the North side of the Grand River, in the Gore and Niagara Districts, belonging to the Six Nations Indians, being now completed, in pursuance of an order in Council, dated 27th, November, 1840: the Public are hereby notified that the said Lands, with certain exceptions, are for Sale, under the following regulations, viz…” Followed by 10 paragraphs of text. The last few lines read “By Command of His Excellency the Governor General, Samuel P Jarvis, Chief Sup. Indian Affairs, Indian Office, Kingston, March 28, 1844”.
    • Samuel Smith, Esquire, Administrator of the Government of the Province of Upper Canada, to John McGill, Esquire, Receiver General

      Smith, Samuel (1818-06-05)
      “Samuel Smith, Esquire, Administrator of the Government of the Province of Upper Canada, to John McGill, Esquire, Receiver General of the said Province, you are hereby directed and required, out of such monies as are in, or shall come to your hands for defraying the Civil Expenditure of this Province, to pay or cause to be paid unto [Samuel Ridout, Esquire, as agent for and for the use of the Officers of the Land Granting Department]…the sum of [£269…being the amount …due to the said Officers on Patents for Land to U.E. Loyalists…]. Dated at York, 5 June 1818, and signed by Samuel P. Jarvis, secretary and Sam Smith, administrator. Also signed by Ridout and J. Baby (Inspector General).