• Letter from Hugh Richardson to William Hamilton Merritt

      Richardson, Hugh (1840-11-18)
      A letter from Hugh Ricardson to William Hamilton Merritt discussing the purchase of the ship the Transit.
    • Shares in Niagara District Bank

      1844
      A promise to take shares in the Niagara District Bank. Some of the names include: estate of Samuel Street, Thomas Street, W. Hamilton Merritt, Oliver Phelps, Thomas Keefer and S.D. Woodruff among others, 1844.
    • Canada Company’s list of lands for sale

      Canada Company (1845-06-02)
      Canada Company’s list of lands for sale. The Canada Company was located on Frederick Street, Toronto, Ontario. Included are lands in the Niagara District including Caistor, Rainham and Walpole, June 2, 1845.
    • Letter - William Woodruff to Agricultural Society

      Woodruff, William (1846-10-15)
      A letter to the Agricultural Society from William Woodruff regarding the growing of grapes, 1846. He writes "The Isabella grape vine stands the winter well, easy raised and cultivated, they want no laying down nor housing in the Winter."
    • Broadsides from Niagara District Agricultural Cattle Show and Fair

      18471849
      Broadsides from Niagara District Agricultural Cattle Show and Fair announcing meetings of the officers of the Niagara District Agricultural Society. A.K. Boomer is listed as secretary on both posters. John Clark is listed as president on one poster, but the name is crossed out and replaced by John Gibson. John Gibson is listed as president on the second broadside. [The 1847 broadside is slightly stained and jagged on edges], 1847 [crossed out], 1849.
    • Schedule of Convictions returned to the Clerk of the Peace, for the District of Niagara

      Richardson, Charles (1848)
      Schedule of Convictions returned to the Clerk of the Peace, for the District of Niagara up to January Sessions. It is interesting to note, that in some cases half the fine is paid to the inspector and half is paid to the informer. [There is a hole in the centre of the page which slightly affects text] The document is signed by Charles Richardson, Clerk of the Peace, 1848.
    • Account A.K. Boomer to James Mahoney

      Boomer, A.K. (1848)
      Account A.K. Boomer to James Mahoney, 1848. The bill includes "repairing two pair pants, balance of an Irishman's Act., cutting vest for boy..."
    • Workbook from Boomer Brothers of St. Catharines, 1851-1853, 1857

      1851-18531
      Workbook from Boomer Brothers of St. Catharines, 1851-1853, 1857.
    • Canadian Cricketer’s Guide

      1858-01
      Canadian Cricketer’s Guide sent to John L. Ranney, St. Catharines, 1857-1858. The guide begins "So well and favorably known in Cricketing Circles. Tho aim and objects of the Publication my be thus briefly stated: 1st - To supply in a succinct form a Copy of the Laws of the Game with reliable comments on the same for the guidance of all who desire to make themselves thoroughly acquainted with the theory as well as practice of Cricket."
    • Indenture between Queen Victoria and the Minister of Public Works in Canada to William Hutchinson of Port Dalhousie

      1875
      An indenture between Queen Victoria and the Minister of Public Works in Canada to William Hutchinson of Port Dalhousie for a wharf lot in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, 1875.
    • Supplement to the Inland Revenue Report – Canal Statistics, 1875

      Department of Inland Revenue (1875)
      A "supplement to the Inland Revenue Report for Year ended 30th June, 1875. Canal Statistics for season of navigation, 1875." Included in the supplement are several charts like "General statement shewing the Quantity of each Article transported through the Welland Canal",
    • Broadside for Tenders for the construction of a lighthouse tower in Port Dalhousie

      Smith, WM. (1878-10-24)
      Broadside for Tenders for the construction of a lighthouse tower upon the pier at Port Dalhousie, County of Welland, Ontario. This was put out by the Department of Marine in Ottawa and signed by William Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine, Oct. 24, 1878.
    • Statistics from the Department of Transport Welland Ship Canal

      Department of Transport (1937)
      Statistics from the Department of Transport on the Welland Ship Canal.
    • H.G. Hunt's Ticket Office Circular

      H.G. Hunt's Ticket Office (n.d.)
      An advertisement for H.G. Hunt's Ticket Office on St. Paul street in St. Catharines. A few of the statements include: " Has any one been so kind as to die and leave you a few thousands, and you want to be at the funeral, and must know the very quickest way you can get there, so as to be in time? Go to H. G. Hunt's Ticket Office, St. Paul street, St. Catharines. Are your lungs affected, and would you like to ascertain the best, cheapest and quickest way to get to Florida, or the Californian and Southern Pacific Slope; what town to go to; the best hotel or boarding house to stop at, and what you would have to pay per week, and the name of the doctor who has made the most cures of your particular complaint? Got to H.G. Hunt's Ticket Office, St. Paul street, St. Catharines."
    • Circular Surgeon Dentist C.O. Beam

      Beam, C.O. (n.d.)
      A circular advertising Surgeon Dentist C.O. Beam at Office No. 30, St. Paul Street. The circular includes the following: "The preservation of the natural organs is unquestionably the highest triumph of dental art, and while every pains will be taken to secure perfection in all branches of the profession, special attention will be given to those operations designed to preserve the natural teeth."