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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  • Pretty Poems Children's Book 

    Unknown author (1900)
    A very small book of “pretty poems” featuring black and white illustrations.
  • Chippawa Presbyterian Church collection, 1971-2004, n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2019-01-02)
    The collection contains three church year books, a church program, a news clipping, and a list of reasons for up-to-date Christian education facilities. The year books contain photographs of members, as well as a directory ...
  • Circular to Collectors from the United States Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office, October 7, 1812. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-12-20)
    A circular to American customs officers reminding them to be especially vigilant in preventing American ships from trading provisions to the British in any of the ports of Upper and Lower Canada, New Brunswick and Nova ...
  • Wright family photo album, ca. 1925-1945 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-12-20)
    A photo album belonging to the Wright family of St. Catharines, ca. 1925- 1945. Most of the photographs are of daughter Briar (Bri) and her friends. Many pictures were taken at an Algonquin summer school for girls, Camp ...
  • Miriam Currie’s Photo Album of Mississauga Beach, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 1920-1938. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-12-20)
    An album of photographs taken at Mississauga Beach, Niagara-on-the-Lake. The album belonged to Miriam Currie. The photos are dated from 1920 to 1938. The album contains 125 photographs, mostly featuring members of the ...
  • Blueprints for Municipal Arena, City of St. Catharines, 1938. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-12-19)
    A set of blueprints for the Garden City hockey arena in the City of St. Catharines, 1938. There are 10 pages of blueprints which provide detailed plans for ticket booths; north, south, west and east exteriors; main doors; ...
  • Land deed between Daniel de Lisle Brock, John Savery Brock, Irving Brock and Sarah Maria Brock, May 12, 1837. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-12-19)
    A land deed between Daniel de Lisle Brock, John Savery Brock, Irving Brock, and Sarah Maria Brock. Daniel, John and Irving were brothers of Sir Isaac Brock. Sarah Maria Brock was the widow of Isaac’s brother William. ...
  • Richard Leonard land grant, 1818 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-12-18)
    A military land grant for Richard Leonard of Stamford Township, a Major of the 104th Regiment. The grant is for 200 acres in the Township of Sidney, County of Hastings, Midland District, and is dated September 25, 1818. ...
  • Map of the City of Niagara Falls, N.Y., n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-12-18)
    A map of the City of Niagara Falls, New York. There is no date on the map. Includes street names; Hyde Park; Lehigh Valley R.R. Yards; N.Y.C.R.R. Yards; cemeteries; canals; and the international boundary in the Niagara ...
  • Album of Bradt Family hair 

    Bradt (Hansler), Elizabeth; Dunn, Mercy J. (1843-1976)
    Album, 1843-1976. An album containing locks of hair of Bradt family members. The album was started by Elizabeth (Hansler) Bradt in 1843, then continued by her daughter Mercy J. Dunn, in 1899. Each lock of hair contains ...
  • International Bridge Plan of Location and of Lines connecting it with the Grand Trunk and New York Central Railways, July 1870 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-12-18)
    A plan of the International Bridge over the Niagara River showing the location and lines connecting it with the Grand Trunk and New York Central Railways. The plan is signed by the Chief Engineer of the International ...
  • Letters written by Mercy Jane Bradt to her parents, 1856 

    Bradt, Mercy Jane (1856)
    Letters written by Mercy Jane Bradt to her parents, 1856. The letters were sent from the Williamsville Classical Institute, and dated January 29, September 18, and October 21. Transcriptions of the letters are included, ...
  • Letter written by Stephen Durell to his sister Mercy Bradt, dated 5 August 1825 

    Durell, Stephen (1825-08-05)
    Letter written by Stephen Durell, Vincennes, Indiana, to his sister Mercy Bradt, Niagara, Crookses [postmaster] Post Office in Newark, dated August 5, 1825. Durell writes about conditions on his farm, family members, and ...
  • Letter written by S. Durell to Peter Bradt, 15 January 1820. 

    Durell, S. (1820-01-15)
    Letter written by S. Durell, Knox County, Indiana, to Peter Bradt, Sixteen Mile Creek, Crookes [postmaster] Fort George, dated January 15, 1820. The last page of the letter contains messages written by Edee Durell and ...
  • Account book, 1796 

    Hansler, George (1796)
    Account book, 1796. The cover reads “Fonthill--Hansler Great Grandfather’s account book, 1796, Andrew Hansler”. The book likely belonged to Andrew’s father George (1756-1831), as Andrew Hansler was only six years old at ...
  • Burwell-Clark-Glenny Family Fonds, 1817-1878, n.d. 

    Cameron, Chantal (2018-12-14)
    Fonds consists of materials relating to the Burwell, Clark and Glenny families of Buffalo, New York. Most of the material is correspondence, with some land documents, manuscripts and genealogical information. One of the ...
  • Dunnville Chronicle, 23 January 1903 

    Unknown author (1903-01-23)
    An issue of the Dunnville Chronicle, vol. VII, no. 22, 23 January, 1903. The issue contains a lengthy obituary for Lachlan McCallum on the first page.
  • History of Stromness Church 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    A history of Stromness Church near Dunnville. It is a handwritten history of the Stromness Methodist Church.
  • St. Catharines Constitutional, Vol. XVIII, No. 47, 21 November 1867 

    Seymour, James (1867-11-21)
    An issue of St. Catharines Constitutional dated November 21, 1867. Included in the issue are articles concerning the Parliament of Canada, Napoleon on European Affairs, The New France Minister, Peace and War.
  • Photograph - Lachlan McCallum home, Stromness 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    A photograph of the home of Lachlan McCallum in Stromness. Lachlan McCallum is seated outside the house with four women.

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