• Diary of Anne Powell on her voyage from Montreal to Detroit with her brother W.D. [William Dummer ] Powell (later Chief Justice of Upper Canada)

      Powell, Anne (1789)
      Diary of Anne Powell on her voyage from Montreal to Detroit with her brother W.D. [William Dummer ] Powell (later Chief Justice of Upper Canada), 1789. The handwritten journal is 20 pp. in length, plus a separate leaf with a red seal watermarked 1832. It was written on her return to Montreal. During the trip she observed a Six Nations Council, describing the dress and manners of the tribal people. She wrote a lengthy description of her impressions of Mohawk Chief David Hill (Karonghyontye) and, to a lesser extent, Seneca Chief Red Jacket (Sagoyewatha). She also mentions encounters with Peter Hunter (later Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada); Lord Edward Fitzgerald; and Mohawk Joseph Brant. Thomas Smith (later clerk of the Court of the District of Hesse, a member of the Michigan Militia, killed at the Battle of Fallen Timbers) is also mentioned. The journal has been published in The Magazine of American History (July 1880): 37-47; and William Renwick Riddell’s Old Province Tales: Upper Canada (1920), pp. 64-95. Anne Powell married merchant and fellow Loyalist, Isaac Winslow Clarke (mentioned in the journal). She died in childbirth in Montreal in 1792.
    • 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”.
    • Appointment of William Jarvis to Ensign in the Third Regiment of York Militia

      Brock, James; Brock, Sir Isaac (1812-05-20)
      Appointment of William Jarvis, by Isaac Brock, Esquire, President, administering the Government of the Province of Upper Canada, and Major General Commanding His Majesty’s Forces therein, to Ensign in the Third Regiment of York Militia during pleasure and of which William Chewett, Esq. is Lieut. Colonel, dated at York 20 May 1812. Signed by James Brock and Isaac Brock.
    • 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.”
    • 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…
    • 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…”
    • 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.”
    • “Francis Gore, Esquire, Lieut. Governor of Upper Canada to John McGill, Esquire, Receiver General

      Gore, Francis (1817-05-27)
      “Francis Gore, Esquire, Lieut. Governor 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 P. Jarvis, Esquire, Barrister at Law], the sum of [£28…] and for your so doing, with the acquittance of the said [Samuel P. Jarvis] or his assigns, shall be your sufficient warrant and discharge.” Dated at York 27 May 1817 and signed by Francis Gore and D. Cameron. Also signed by Samuel Jarvis and J. Baby (Inspector General).
    • 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).
    • 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
    • Appointment of Samuel Peters Jarvis by Sir Peregrine Maitland to the rank of Major in the Second Regiment of West York Militia

      1824-08-12
      Appointment of Samuel Peters Jarvis by Sir Peregrine Maitland, Knight Commander of the most Honorable Military Order of Bath, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada, and Major General Commanding His Majesty’s Forces, to the rank of Major in the Second Regiment of West York Militia, of which Regiment the Honorable John Henry Dunn is Colonel. Signed at York by Maitland and another government official (G. Hillier), 12 August 1824.
    • Small jewelry case

      1825
      Small jewelry case with the name A.H. Baldwin, numismatist, Duncannon St., Charing Cross, London, W.C. Within the box is a silver medallion which is 4 cm. in diameter. The medal is engraved “William Dummer Powell and Anne Murray, intermarried 3rd October 1775”. This is from the Jarvis Family. It is a Powell Marriage medal. Silver medals were given to family members and bronze medals were given to guests. The one gold medal was struck for Mrs. Powell. This medal is Mary Boyles Powell Jarvis’ medal. She was the daughter of William Dummer Powell and the wife of Samuel Peters Jarvis. The medal was purchased from the Jarvis Family. The other side is engraved “To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary, Upper Canada, 3rd October, 1825”
    • Appointment of Samuel Peters Jarvis to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Second Regiment of West York Militia

      1825-02-25
      Appointment of Samuel Peters Jarvis by Sir Peregrine Maitland, Knight Commander of the most Honorable Military Order of the Bath, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada, and Major General Commanding His Majesty’s Forces, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Second Regiment of West York Militia, of which Regiment the Honorable John Henry Dunn is Colonel. Signed at York by Maitland and another government official (G. Hillier), 25 February 1825.
    • 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 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.
    • Two military land grants, Sir Peregrine Maitland to Samuel Peters Jarvis of Captain Heward’s Flank Company in the 3rd York Regiment of York

      Maitland, Sir Peregrine (1827)
      Two military land grants, Sir Peregrine Maitland to Samuel Peters Jarvis of Captain Heward’s Flank Company in the 3rd York Regiment of York. The first grant is for 200 acres of land in Ekfrid Township, County of Middlesex, London District, 29 November 1827. The second grant is the same, except for 300 acres of land. Both grants signed by Maitland as Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada; William Beverly Robinson, Attorney General; Stephen Heward, Auditor General of Land Patents (Jarvis’ Captain during the War of 1812); and Duncan Cameron, Secretary. Both grants have a hard seal of Upper Canada attached.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Written statement of a medical board in pursuance of a garrison order dated 12 October, 1828

      1828-10-12
      Written statement of a medical board in pursuance of a garrison order dated 12 October, 1828, at Kingston “to examine and report upon a wound received by Lieut. William Munson Jarvis by the enemy at York in Upper Canada on 27 April 1813…The Board having met and minutely examined the above named Officer and find that the vision of the right eye is very naturally impaired from the injury received and not likely to be benefited by any treatment”. Signed by J.D. Miller, staff surgeon; John Winterscale, surgeon; and James Geddes, assistant staff surgeon.
    • Appointment of Samuel Peters Jarvis to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the Fifth Regiment of Gore Militia

      1831-12-31
      Appointment of Samuel Peters Jarvis by Sir John Colborne, Knight Commander of the most Honorable Military Order of the Bath, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada, and Major General Commanding His Majesty’s Forces, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the Fifth Regiment of Gore Militia. Signed at York by Colborne and another government official, 31 December 1831.