• Lachlan McCallum fonds, 1862-1948, n.d

      Cameron, Chantal (2018-11-27)
      Fonds contains material related to the activities of Lachlan McCallum, a Canadian politician from 1867 to 1903. Materials include professional correspondence, including numerous letters to and from Prime Minister John A. MacDonald; certificates, including some concerning McCallum’s military service during the Fenian raids, as well as his appointments in freemasonry; family correspondence and records such as obituaries, funeral cards and genealogical information; photographs; post cards; and newspapers.
    • Land deed between Daniel Cline and Cornelius Benner, 1839

      Cameron, Chantal (2012-02-02)
      A land deed for a parcel of land in the district of Niagara purchased by Daniel Cline and his wife Jamima for the sum of two hundred pounds. The land purchased involved lot numbers 5 and 6 in the 2nd concession in the Township of Humberstone, County of Lincoln, District of Niagara. The land was sold by Cornelius Benner and the deed is dated January 17, 1839.
    • 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. The document divides land among the parties, being “proprietors and tenants in common of certain lands situate in the Province of Upper Canada”. The affected lands consist of about 10,000 acres and are found in the Townships of East Flamborough, West Flamborough, Brock, Monaghan, and Murray. The document is signed by the parties mentioned, as well as several witnesses, including Henry Tupper, Jas. MacCulloch, and Richard Maingy.
    • Last will and testament of Catharine Young, 1840

      Williams, Edie (2010-04)
      1 printed will 33 x 21 cm – 4 p
    • Last Will and Testament of David Brooks, 1822

      Adams, Anne (2013-10-16)
      The last will and testament of David Brooks of Portsea, in the County of Southampton, England, 1822
    • Laura Dexter letter, commenting on the McLeod murder trial, October 5, 1841

      Cameron, Chantal (2014-03-21)
      A letter addressed to Mr. Edward North, Patterson, New Jersey, from Laura Dexter, dated at Whitesborough [New York], October 5, 1841. The letter makes reference to the McLeod murder trial, commenting that “McLeods trial is the all absorbing topic of the day. Our quiet, peacible village, has been under military guardianship for many weeks, by orders of our good & careful whig Governor, an armed band have patrolled our streets, breaking at intervals the still watches of the night. I am thankful that thus far the law has taken its course & McLeod is unmolested, but I fear the result if he be acquitted as many curses, both loud & deep, have gone forth against him. And a war with England instead of being deprecated, seems with some to be the great desirable.”
    • Leaf from a Liturgical Music Manuscript for Good Friday

      Adams, Anne (2012-04-24)
      1 Vellum double-sided leaf from a liturgical music manuscript used for singing the Passion of Our Lord during Mass on Good Friday.
    • Leaf from a Liturgical Music Manuscript for Holy Saturday

      Adams, Anne (2012-04-24)
      1 Vellum double-sided leaf from a liturgical music manuscript of a canticle entitled Atténde caélum used for the readings or lessons during Holy Saturday
    • Leaflet advertising the sale of land by the Niagara River, for building a navigable canal, 1847

      Cameron, Chantal (2016-07-12)
      A leaflet “To Capitalists and Manufacturers with a view to the more convenient and extensive use of the unlimited water power at the Falls of Niagara, the subscriber has located a large raceway, to serve also as a navigable canal, above the great Falls…This canal, about three-fourths of a mile in length, has been surveyed, and levels taken by an experienced Engineer, who estimates the whole cost of the canal, with its appurtenances, of sufficient capacity to afford water power for at least sixty run of mill stone, within the sum of Thirty thousand dollars…The subscriber now offers to sell the right of constructing and using such a canal, and so much land as may be desired, from twenty to one hundred acres at the lower termination thereof, to any person or persons who will undertake its immediate construction. Or he will sell a less interest, retaining a part, and contributing to the improvement. Further description of the property is not deemed necessary, but any desired information will be promptly communicated; and reference is made to William A. Bird, Esq. of Black Rock, and Peter Emslie, Esq., Civil Engineer, Buffalo.” The leaflet is dated at Niagara Falls, January 1847, by Augustus Porter. The inside of the leaflet contains a map of Niagara Falls and Village, showing the location of the proposed hydraulic canal and reservoir by P. Emslie, Civil Engineer. It also shows the Niagara River, the Falls, streets and roads. The map is dated December 1846.
    • Ledger Book

      Goul, Jen (2007-10)
      33cm x 22cm. Hardcover book with brown suede spine and corners and dark brown centre
    • Legal document involving John D M’Kay, Thomas Butler, and John Harris, February 5, 1828

      Cameron, Chantal (2015-02-23)
      A legal document involving John D M’Kay, Thomas Butler, and John Harris, dated February 5, 1828. The document was created by Richard Leonard, Sheriff of the District of Niagara. The document states that Leonard had been ordered to “cause to be levied of the lands and tenements of John D M’Kay as well a certain debt of six hundred pounds which Thomas Butler lately recovered in the said Court against the said John D M’Kay”. Leonard continues that “I did seize and take in execution of the said writ the lands and tenements...and have sold the same at public auction attending to the Statutes in such case made and provided to John Harris of the Township of Grimsby…for the sum of seven pounds ten shillings of lawful money of Upper Canada being the highest sum bid for the same.” The second paragraph of the document concerns a hundred acres of land in Grimsby. It states that “I the said Richard Leonard…by virtue of the said execution and of the Statutes in such case made and provided in consideration of the said sum of seven pounds ten shillings to me in hand paid by the said John Harris…and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell unto the said John Harris…in the Township of Grimsby…one hundred acres of land…and all the estate, right, title and interest of the said John D M’Cay of in and to the said parcel and tract of land”.
    • Letter addressed by Benjamin Bates (bearer of the memorial) to a Member of the Legislature, ca. 1812.

      Cameron, Chantal (2014-07-23)
      A 14-page manuscript with the caption title “The following Letter was addressed by Benjamin Bates (bearer of the memorial) to a Member of the Legislature”. The letter is a personal appeal made to a specific member of the Virginia Legislature, asking that the Quakers be excluded from serving in the military or paying a penalty. The letter often accompanied a Memorial and Petition of the Religious Society of Friends (commonly called Quakers) submitted to the Virginia Legislature, asking that they be exempted from military service or from paying a penalty for refusal to serve in the military, on the grounds that it conflicted with their pacifist religious beliefs. This was during the outset of the War of 1812 in the United States, where the failure of a national military draft prompted several states to recruit independently. Both documents were published in the Georgetown newspaper the Federal Republican on May 31, 1813.
    • Letter from B.H. Thompson to Mary Thompson, August 6, 1848

      Cameron, Chantal (2018-07-03)
      A letter from B.H. Thompson, dated at Stanwix Hall, Albany, August 6, 1848, to Mary Thompson, New York. The letter describes Thompson’s trip from New York to Albany, and from there to Buffalo and Niagara Falls. He comments on the sites he expects to see on his trip, stating that “…I shall proceed to the falls, & probably have courage enough to pass both under & over the great cataract. Mr. Elliott has driven a pair of horse & carriage over his high (wire) suspension bridge, and surely a person after that may venture to walk over it. When I return, if my money holds out & my courage holds good, I may visit the Springs where the great, the powerful, the talented & the beautiful do annually congregate to while away a few idle hours, and spend a few useless dollars.” The St. Catharines mineral baths and salt springs became very popular around the middle of the 19th century, attracting the elite in Canada, as well as wealthy Americans.
    • Letter from Daniel Webster, 1841

      Adams, Anne (2019-07-29)
      One letter which is comprised of one leaf handwritten on both sides. A picture of Daniel Webster is in the upper left-hand corner and the letter is signed by Daniel Webster.
    • Letter from George Cran regarding a Christian mission in India, 1803.

      Adams, Anne (2012-04-17)
      1 double sided, handwritten 3 page letter A letter to Mr. W. Smith of Aberdeen Shire regarding the plan for a Christian mission on the coast of Coromandel, India written by George Cran, on November 19th, 1803.
    • Letter from John R. Rittenhouse, 1867

      Adams, Anne (2018-01-09)
      A 2 ½ page letter and envelope. The letter is from John R. Rittenhouse. There is a postmark of Jordan, Ontario, July 7, 1867. There is a 10 cent stamp on the envelope. The letter is addressed to his cousin, Miss Polly Weiss of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
    • Letter from W.A. Wilcox to James Wilcox, November 16, 1910

      Cameron, Chantal (2017-09-22)
      A letter addressed to James Wilcox, Niagara Falls South, Ontario, from W.A. Wilcox, dated at Anniston, Alabama, November 16, 1910. The letterhead on the stationary reads “The Bishop of Alabama, Anniston”. The letter details Wilcox’s hardships, writing that “As a last resort I am writing to you…we are facing starvation—for the last 2 days we have had nothing but coffee and bread…both of us are suffering with cold and hunger, all I ask is some money to keep us from starving”.
    • Letter to A.K. Boomer of the Niagara District Agricultural Society, 1845

      Adams, Anne (2016)
      One handwritten, 2 page letter to A.K. Boomer, secretary of the Niagara District Agricultural Society.