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 Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-05-14
    J. De W. Randall, meteorological observer for the government, includes the daily readings of his thermometer of the highs and lows of the temperature; obituary of Mrs. A. MacMurray; a letter to the editor stating that something must be done to keep the cows off the streets of Niagara; a page-long sermon from Rev. Dr. Talmage; an article summarizing reports of various counties across Ontario; Chapter 21 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; an advice column on farming; an article on etiquette for bicycle riders; report from the Queenston Public School including student names and grades;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-05-07
    The Queen’s Royal Hotel to open June 18th; an article noting many new buildings coming to Niagara this spring, includes names of buildings being repaired; Chapter 20 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; an article on the increasing number of women taking up smoking; an article on the first formal reception of the new Emperor of China; a page-long sermon from Rev. Dr. Talmage; Niagara to transmit electricity to Buffalo; an advice column on farming; an update on the latest Niagara Township Council meeting; By-Law No. 385 posted: to regulate the hours of closing of Grocery, Wine Merchants and Butcher Shops within the Town of Niagara;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-04-30
    Niagara High School Reports published for the Easter term, including names of students; an article on the life of Count Von Bismark; a Swedish expedition to the Arctic Ocean is planned; a follow up article on Niagara’s progress over the past five years, recommending improvements to be made around town; Chapter 19&20 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; a page-long sermon from Rev. Dr. Talmage; an advice article for bicycle riders;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-04-23
    Several notes that the use of bicycles has significantly increased in Niagara; an update on the Niagara Council’s last meeting, including a list of financial accounts and communications; Chapter 18&19 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; an article titled “Niagara: The Progress Made by this Old Historical Town in Five Years”; H. H. Holmes to be executed May 7th; a page-long sermon from Rev. Dr. Talmage; a new Czar to be crowned in Russia May 26th, article explains the celebrations expected prior; an advice article on motherhood; an article calling for a curfew for children in Niagara due to the rampant number of noisy children playing outside late at night
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-04-16
    An update on the Easter Fair that took place at the school; obituary of Mr. Robert Murray; a page-long sermon from Rev. Dr. Talmage; an article about a trunk that was abandoned with a corpse inside; an article on cat superstitions; a column on household advice; an article on H. H. Holmes who confessed to murdering 27 people in Philadelphia; Chapter 17&18 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-04-09
    An update on the Easter Vestry Meeting at St. Mark’s; an article on a memorial window created for St. Mark’s Church put in by McCausland & Sons of Toronto for Miss Fell, in memory of her mother; an article on the Egyptian Soudan, “the region that Britain will conquer for civilization”; a new bridge to be build in Lewiston; a list of new books at the Niagara Public Library; Chapter 16&17 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; large explosion in Johannesburg, South Africa caused by dynamite; a page-long sermon from Rev. Dr. Talmage; an update on the Easter Concert and Hop that took place in Niagara;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-04-02
    An article on the upcoming Easter fair at St. Mark’s; an article on the new library, housed in the old market on Market street; Chapter 14&15 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; a column on household advice; a page-long sermon from Rev. Dr. Talmage;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-03-26
    An article on the Niagara bicycle club; an article on peach growing and frost; an article on Finnish bathing customs, noting that the average Briton takes less than one bath per year; an article from Washington “America is for God”; several egg recipes;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-03-19
    The editor notes that many people in the town are sick; obituary of Mrs. Devorah Melchar La Rocque; an article on navies around the world; Members of the University of Camrbidge will elect a committee to consider under what conditions women may be admitted to degree programs; an article about Abyssinia; an article about Mother and Child, regarding appropriate behaviours for women raising children; a canning factory to be built in Niagara by F. L. Hancock; Chapter 11&12 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; a page dedicated to Christian sermons; Reverend Smith addresses the Orangemen;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-03-12
    Chapter 10 & 11 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; an article comparing farming yields of Canadian and Dutch crops, with a list of prices of oats and wheat; essays from Niagara High School Students; an update from the Niagara Township Council; a page dedicated to Christian sermons;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-03-05
    This newspaper notes that it is the “High School Issue” and all of the material was contributed by the pupils of the Niagara High School. Niagara Public Library to move to new location (new location not included in article); a brief history of Our Western Home, a home for children whose parents will not support them; Chapter 9&10 of Lord Killeen’s Revenge; Dominion Railway Committee announced all electric railways must be brought under the working of the general Electric Railway Act of Ontario; Immigration Convention in Winnipeg looks to exclude Chinese labour from immigration policy; an article on life in a Japanese Farmhouse; an article on the Niagara Curling Club; an article on the Queen’s Hotel in Niagara; an article on Niagara in 1793; updates on the Niagara teams for lacrosse, golf and hockey
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-02-27
    An update on the Niagara hockey team; an advertisement for a public meeting of the Niagara Historical Society; an article about life in Johannesburg, South Africa; an update on the 62nd annual meeting of the shareholders of the British American Assurance Company, including financial statement; the Automobile Club of Paris has arranged for a race of horseless carriages; Mr. and Mrs. Booth-Tucker become commanders of the Salvation Army in the United States; Chapter 9 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; a description of Crimea; an article against women working;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-02-20
    First page quite faded and difficult to read. An update on the Niagara hockey team; an update on the Town Council meeting; Chapter 7&8 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; an article on Professor Dowd’s eating disorder; an article on the largest whirlpool in the world; an article on a rain proof tricycle; coverage of the Governor-General’s Ball in Ottawa; a fire destroys J. Statheimer & Co.’s shirt waist factory, and neighbouring Van Saint & Jacob’s collar factory, resulting in the death of over 20 employees, includes a list of the missing and dead;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-02-13
    Most pages of newspaper in very poor quality, faded and difficult to read. Chapter 6 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; a case study of Fort Smith, Ark. which has the highest case of authorized executions; a column on housekeeping; Sir Charles visits Ottawa; an article on odd marriages, such as those between maids and members of the aristocracy; an update on the British parliament’s thoughts on the Venezuelan Dispute
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-02-06
    An update on the latest hockey game, St. Catharines v. Hamilton, including lineup; a letter of suggestion addressed to the Historical Society; Chapter 5 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; an article on the laws surrounding foreign ambassadors; a boundary dispute between Canada and the United States; an article all about the Prince of Wales; travellers in Siberia attacked by wolves; a day in the life of a German soldier; an article on the difficulties of fleeing Poland and Russia for Jewish people looking to make their way to North America;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-01-30
    Chapter 4, continued of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; a new type of photography discussed that allows one to photograph the skeleton inside a living persons’ body; a column on housekeeping; an article on the partition of Africa; an update on the Hyams trial; severe storm strikes Toronto causing major damage; continuation of article titled “A Canadian’s Opinion of the People of Mexico”; Britain’s army lands in Africa to combat King Prempeh’s army; an article on the Trail Creek district’s success in mining in British Columbia; E. P. Hannaford resigns from position as chief engineer of the Grand Trunk Railway;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-01-23
    The standings of Niagara High School students for the September – December semester; an update on the latest game of the Niagara hockey, and curling clubs; a list of the officers for Town Council 1896; a list of the new public school board officers; obituary of Corporal James E. Burns; Chapter 3 & 4 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; an article titled “A Canadian’s Opinion of the People of Mexico”; prices in Toronto markets; a report of Sir Charles Tupper’s address to the merchants of Montreal; a description of the mining camps in Kooteny, British Columbia; weekly housekeeping column;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-01-16
    A list of the officers of the Niagara Home Circle including full names; an article on the first game of hockey with the Southern Ontario Hockey Association; the President’s Report from the Niagara Agricultural Society, including elected officers; an article critiquing the fees of health care; list of prices at the Toronto market; Chapter 2 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; an article noting the increase in the growth of cities across Europe and North America; Mayor of Hamilton, George E. Tuckett resigned from directorate of the Central Fair Association and Hamilton Jockey Club; an article on the gold mines of Russia and India; the first official trip of the T.H. &B Railway takes place;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1896-01-02
    The preparatory school in Niagara on the Lake to reopen Janary 6th; Mayor and Reeve Bishop of Niagara elected; an article on whaling in the South Sea; an obituary for Mrs. William Woodruff; Chapter 4 of “Slain by the Doones”; Chapter 1 of “Lord Killeen’s Revenge”; an article on the dispute between Venezuala and Britain regarding the territory Guayana Esequiba;
  • The Times (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

    Pickwell Bros., 1895-12-19
    Financial statement of the Town of Niagara; an update on the meeting of the historical society in Niagara; an address to the voters from Percy Blale; an article addressing the recent suicides by Rev. N. Smith; Chapter 2&3 of “Slain by the Doones”; an article about housing affordability; an article about cooking in the future, and the increase in electric appliances being invented; an update on the electoral race in Cardwell; a column on practical farming tips; an update on King Prempeh resisting Great Britain;

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