• Letters from Andrew Relph to Captain Benjamin Burlingame, 1821-1838

      Cameron, Chantal (2018-06-28)
      Seven letters written to Captain Benjamin Burlingame of Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, dated from 1821 to 1838. Six of the letters are written by Andrew Relph. The remaining letter is written by Captain Burlingame’s son Henry. Most of the letters are posted from Buffalo, except for one which is posted from Pomfret, N.Y. One letter, dated January 22, 1838, provides detailed information about the aftermath of a failed rebellion in Upper Canada at the time. The letters were written during the period that the Erie Canal opened, creating a surge in Buffalo’s population due to increased commerce. The letters document the development of Buffalo by describing business in the city, the construction of new churches, houses and businesses, and local events such as fires.
    • Letters to Captain Peter Ogilvie, 1813-1823

      Cameron, Chantal (2022-03-29)
      Four letters addressed to Captain Peter Ogilvie. The letters range in date from 1813 to 1823 and mostly concern his conduct during the War of 1812. The first letter is written by Lieutenant William W. Carr and is dated February 25, 1813. Carr writes about the Battle of Queenston Heights and differing accounts of the battle, showing support for Capt. Ogilvie’s version of events. He writes that “allow me to observe that I went no farther with the prisoner taken at our Battle at Queenston. Lachine at which place I continued about for weeks during which time I was favoured with the American papers weekly in one of them I perused a statement of the Battle given by you this Sir was the most correct of any that I have seen. I was perfectly satisfied with the correctness of your statements by my ascending the hill with you, the Brave siege, and was by your side when you made the assault which was the first made to gain the heights entire. Soon after my arrival to Albany the 18th Dec. 1812, I saw a statement in public print sent to Capt. Wool (though by his request) to you by Randolf Smith…to the degrading to your character from what this originated is more than I can account for except envy. I was certainly but a small assistance for you during the whole engagement in taking the heights and I saw nothing correlating with that dastardly letter sent to Capt. Wool I shall therefore contradict a statement which has been so notorious merely to stain[?] the credit of Wool in my opinion, this sir I mean no more (for I have but five minutes to spare) than a private introductory letter to share I shall send you immediately on receiving an answer from you—that is if it may meet your approbation”. The second letter is written by Geo. Reab, 2nd Lieut. in the 13th Reg. Infantry and is dated February 27, 1814. The writer expresses support of Capt. Ogilvie’s actions at the Battle of Queenston Heights, noting that “I shall express my approbation of you conduct at the Battle of Queenston…I was with you from the earliest part of the engagement until the unfortunate end…and as far as my observation extended your conduct on that day was such as might excite envy amongst veterans and is an example for the young that will, if followed, lead them to honor and glory…” The third letter is written by Lt. Col. J.R. Mullany and is dated Sept. 7, 1814 “on the march for Fort Erie”. The writer recommends Capt. Ogilvie to lead a new corps of troops. He writes that “having understood that a Corps of state Troops would be soon organized…I am induced at the request of Capt. Ogilvie late of the 13th Infy. to solicit your Excellency’s attention to him in the selection of Officer for that Corps. I can in truth assert that he possesses every requirement to render him an honorable and useful acquisition in the service of his Country…” The last letter is written by R.M. Malcom and is dated November 12, 1823. The letter concerns Ogilvie’s reputation as an officer and the writer offers support for his conduct. He writes that “Having lately been informed that your reputation as an officer during the late war has been most unjustly assailed...I take pleasure in adding my testimony to the many you have and may still obtain of the high estimations in which you was held as an officer and gentleman in the reg’t. to which we were attached—Should it be in my power to be further useful to you, you may command me.”
    • Letters to Miss Harriet O’Connor from her brother J.M. O’Connor, May-November 1813.

      Cameron, Chantal (2017-09-27)
      Three letters addressed to Miss Harriet O’Connor, City of New York, from her brother Jno [John] M. O’Connor, May-November 1813. The letters were written while O’Connor was fighting with the Americans during the War of 1812. The first letter is dated at Fort George, U.C., May 30, 1813. O’Connor describes the American attack on Fort George on May 25 and 27, writing that “…we attacked & carried Fort George and the Village of Newark, having killed, wounded & taken prisoners better than 400 British Regulars, exclusive of Militia…the enemy have abandoned all the Niagara frontier which is now in our possession, blown up their magazines & retreated with nearly 1400 Regulars towards York…” The second letter is dated at Sacketts Harbour, 3 June 1813. O’Connor writes “We were ordered here to the defence of this place, but it had been attacked previous to our arrival. The British had 1300 Regulars & 50 Indians…They were repulsed by about 500 American Regulars & 200 irregulars. The British both here & at Niagara fought badly because their generals evinced the greatest ignorance & stupidity in their arrangements. The Troops personally fought bravely. Our men in both instances evinced a degree of intrepidity & gallantry that reflects credit on our Country. In fact the amazing valour of our Troops has been the salvation of our generals!!” The third letter is dated at French Mills, N.Y., 15 Nov. 1813. O’Connor describes at length some military engagements with the British as they traveled down the St. Lawrence River. This included fighting at Prescott and near Cornwall. He writes that “…[we] had some skirmishing from the 8 to the 11th Nov. on which day the rear corps of the army was attacked by 1600 regulars & 800 militia and after a sanguinary conflict succeeded in repulsing the Enemy with great loss on both sides. We lost many Officers and some of high rank. Gen’l Covington was killed.” He later adds that “…a retreat was determined upon as the only means of saving the army from the united effects of the elements & the sword”.
    • Letters to the Honourable John H. Dunn, 1837-1838

      Adams, Anne (2013-04-23)
      2 double-sided handwritten money letters addressed to the Honourable John H. Dunn, Receiver General, Toronto City and dated July 5, 1837 and March 3, 1838
    • Lighting recommendations for the Ryan Electric Scintillator and Fireworks Program for the official dedication Niagara Falls illumination, 1925

      Adams, Anne (2012-04-17)
      1 duo tang containing 2 documents. The first 2 page document lists the illuminations which will take place at the official dedication of the Official Niagara Falls Illumination. The second document is a five page list of instructions to the operators regarding the same dedication. Physical Description
    • Lincoln County Records

      Cameron, Chantal (2012-06-12)
      This archive is part of the larger Ontario Editorial Bureau Fonds (OEB) housed at Brock University. The records contain information about Lincoln County’s activities and projects, including the promotional film “Lincoln County—Years of Heritage”, the annual Lincoln County Blossom time, and a survey of historic buildings in Lincoln County. The bulk of the material is correspondence, media releases and speeches.
    • Linda Bramble research papers, 1793-2011 [non-inclusive]

      Williams, Edie (2020-02-24)
      The Linda Bramble research papers contains textual records that were compiled by the creator to research and write a manuscript on United States Confederate agents working and living in the Niagara Region.
    • Lini Richarda Grol Fonds, 1946-2007

      Osmun, Lindsay (2010-11-16)
      This fonds contains published and non-published literary works and professional correspondence, contracts, newsletters and newspaper articles retained by Grol. As well there are personal materials such as photographs, letters, contracts, and books. The fonds also contains examples of her published and original scissor cuttings.
    • List of Captain Richard Yokom’s Company, 3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia, assembled at Cooks Mills, October 3, 1840

      Cameron, Chantal (2022-03-29)
      A list of Captain Richard Yokom’s Company, 3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia, assembled on October 3, 1840 at Cook’s Mills. Some of the names on the list include Lieut. John Riselay; Ensign Isaac Hearn; John B. Cook; Andrew Misner; L. Yokom; Charles Willson; Robt. Skinner; Stephen Skinner; Peter Benedict; Jacob Brackbill; John Haun?; James Cook; Jacob Yokom; Jonas Yokom; Elijah Yokom; James Willson; Joseph Brown; Brock Yokom; John Ekins; Wm. Ekins; Archy Craig; Thomas Brackbill; John Bealey; James McLaughlin; Duncan Peterson; Robert Donaldson; George Donaldson; Stephen Wade; Jacob Wade; Thomas Todd; James Bealey; John Tine; Barth. Brenan; Stephen Hopkins; Wm. Hobbs; Wm. Drew; A. Radley; Thomas Harper; Joel Bealey; Richard Hanna; Robt. Doan; Henry Churchill; David Brown; Matthew Hudson; Samuel Dell; Jacob Griffis; James Durn; Jonas McAlpine; Peter Burgar; Alan Burgar; Wm. Misner; Peter Misner; Daniel Young; Wm. Clark Ward; Philip Carle; Elisha Misner; John Ryan; James Stewart; Alex Stewart; and Wm. McKay.
    • List of freight earned by the Schooner Simcoe in 1812

      Cameron, Chantal (2022-03-29)
      The list of freight earned by the Schooner Simcoe is an account of Forsyth Richardson and Co. with the owners of the Schooner Simcoe, and is dated August 16, 1813. One page of the account lists the names of those owing and the individuals who have been assigned to collect. Robert Grant collects for Queenston, J. Forsyth & Co. of Kingston, James Richardson at Niagara, and Forsyth & Co. in Montreal.
    • A List of Officers of the reduced Independent Companies who are to receive half pay from the days hereafter mentioned, to the 24th of December 1791, both days inclusive, or to the days of their death or Provision respectively.

      Cameron, Chantal (2013-05-01)
      A List of Officers of the reduced Independent Companies who are to receive half pay from the days hereafter mentioned, to the 24th of December 1791, both days inclusive, or to the days of their death or Provision respectively. The document includes 153 names of Captains, Lieutenants, and Ensigns. Among the names are Isaac Brock and his brother Irwin Brock. It is signed by George Yonge.
    • List of Provincial Land Surveyors, 1857

      Williams, Edie (2010-05)
      1 printed document : 4 sheets ; 33 x 21 cm
    • Local Postcards, 1996, n.d.

      Adams, Anne (2012-04-17)
      7 b&w postcards of Niagara Region landmarks
    • The London gazette, 1687

      Williams, Edie (2011-03)
    • Louis J. Cahill Fonds, 1946-2010, n.d. (non-inclusive)

      Adams, Anne (2016)
      The fonds contains information on Lou Cahill's family, including his grandfather, Captain Walter Cahill. Louis Cahill started the Ontario Editorial Bureau and this fonds focuses on the numerous awards and accolades that he received.
    • Louisa Marjorie Thompson fonds

      Williams, Edie (2010-02)
      39 cm of textual records 122 b&w photographs 100 col. photographs
    • Lt. Col. John Clark Papers, 1838-1851 [photocopy]

      Williams, Edie (2010-12-15)
      The fonds includes correspondence, reports, and accounts related to the activities of the 5th Regiment, Lincoln Militia. It also includes the personal recollection of Lt. Col. John Clark’s experiences at the Battle of Queenston Heights, October 1812 and the 1838 rebellion. At the news of insurrection in Toronto, Lt. Col. Clark lead a group of men ready and willing to protect their country. After an aborted attempt to cross Lake Ontario by ship during severe weather, the troops were requested to return home, but to stand ready should their services be required.
    • Lundy’s Lane Observatory handbill, 1855

      Cameron, Chantal (2022-03-29)
      A handbill advertising an observatory on the Lundy’s Lane Battle Ground. There is a large image of the tower and the year 1855 is handwritten above it. The text reads “The above Observatory has been erected at a great expense, and is now open for visitors from the top of which can be seen one of the best SCENERIES on the Western Continent viz: Lake Erie and Ontario—Grand, Navy, Buckhorn and Goat or Iris Islands—Brock’s Monument, Beaver Dam, Short Hills, the Spires of the Churches in Buffalo, the Rapids above the Falls, and a vast country lying on both sides of the Niagara river. This Observatory is much the highest one in the vicinity and is attended by Mr. ADAM STULL, who fought in the battle on the memorable 25th July 1814, of which abundant certificates are in his possession to substantiate the same”. A large ink blot interferes with some of the text on the handbill. At the bottom a new feature is noted, which is the addition of a telescope to the observatory.