• William Fowler Fonds

      Williams, Edie (2022-02)
      The fonds consists of one ledger book belonging to William Claus, deputy superintendent general for Upper Canada in the Indian Department. The ledger book details financial arrangements conducted between the government and the Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River. Also included is the scrapbook of Catherine Anne Margaret Claus Evans, a granddaughter of William Claus and his wife Catherine Jordan, 1870; an unidentified scrapbook from the early 20th century, three small religious books, 14 postcards of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., including Niagara Camp, Masonic and Eastern Star commemoratives, and World War II ration books and tokens.
    • William H.N. Hull Fonds, 1955-1995, n.d. (non-inclusive)

      Adams, Anne (2018-03-29)
      The textual materials of the William H.N. Hull fonds include correspondence, clerical records, and writings by Dr. Hull
    • William Hamilton Merritt letter, 1812

      Williams, Edie (2010-06)
      1 letter addressed to Major Thomas Merritt ; photocopy of original ; includes handwritten transcription.
    • William Hamilton Merritt portrait, ca. 1865

      Williams, Edie (2010-06)
      1 photoprint on carte-de-visite mount , matted ; 21 x 18 cm
    • William Hamilton Merritt Welland Canal circular, July 12, 1823

      Cameron, Chantal (2014-07-17)
      This circular, dated at St. Catharines, July 12, 1823, and addressed to Alexander Hamilton, Esq., from W. Hamilton Merritt, is one of the earliest printed references to the construction of the Welland Canal. That same year, Merritt had organized local meetings to gain support for his plan to build a canal connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The circular reads “the accompanying Report and Address to the Public, together with the Proceedings of the Meeting, will point out to you the object of this Circular…”. The report and address are not enclosed. Merritt asks for Hamilton’s assistance in “promoting so necessary an undertaking…I have taken the liberty of appointing you an Agent for Queenston without your previous concurrence. If you decline acting, have the goodness to hand it to some respectable person of your acquaintance who will exert himself…”
    • William Henry Nelles Hull Family Fonds, 1794-2013, n.d. (non-inclusive)

      Adams, Anne (2018-12-03)
      A history of the Drope, Hull and Nelles Families. This includes the history of Lake Lodge School in Grimsby, Ontario and the career of William John Drope as a Grand Master.
    • William Van Every fonds, 1784, 1804-1806, 1815-1816, 1828, 1832, n.d.

      Williams, Edie (2011-09-09)
      The fonds contains indentures, deeds, crown patents and other correspondence related to the life of William Van Every a former Butler's Ranger.
    • Wilson-Jones promissory note, 1806

      Williams, Edie (2010-03)
      1 promissory note
    • Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of the County of Lincoln fonds

      Cameron, Chantal (2018-09-27)
      Fonds contains material about the activities of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of the County of Lincoln. This includes material about the management of Alexandra Hall, a boarding house for young women in St. Catharines that the WCTU was involved in operating. Most of the material consists of minute books. Loose papers from the minute books were removed and filed separately. These materials include programmes, directories, correspondence, news clippings, an annual report, and handwritten notes.
    • Women’s Art Association of Hamilton fonds, 1951-1963, n.d.

      Cameron, Chantal (2019-05-07)
      Fonds contains material related to the activities of the Women’s Art Association of Hamilton. This group was also known as the Women’s Committee of the Art Gallery of Hamilton or the Women’s Art Association of Canada, Hamilton Branch. Most of the material consists of reports, notes and correspondence, some of which concerns scholarships awarded to art students. Other materials include bulletins and news clippings.
    • Women’s Literary Club of St. Catharines Fonds

      Barnett, Jody and Anne Adams (2009-08-24)
      The majority of text within this collection is comprised of meeting minutes, essays and scrapbooks relating to literature and history. Correspondence, and club publications, including photographs and a wide range of newspaper clippings make up the rest of the collection.
    • Woodruff Family fonds, 1784 – 1984, (non-inclusive)

      Adams, Anne (2015-02-05)
      2.16 m. (11 boxes) textual materials, 2 boxes of other materials and 3 loose items. The collection includes: 2 coloured postcards 2 black and white postcards 3 wax seals 2 daguerreotypes 2 composites of black and white photographs 168 black and white photographs (91 of these are part of an album) 10 black and white framed photographs 4 tintypes 1 coloured picture (by Gerald Sinclair Hayward) in a frame 1 coloured photograph in a frame 1 framed sketch 1 oak chest and key 1 small jewelry case 9 black and white framed photographs 1 World War I memorial plaque in a frame 11 pins from various organizations 3 ribbons 1 hockey patch 2 medals 1 medallion 1 surveyor’s compass and spindle taper Mallard duck feathers 1 silver pocket knife 1 tin box containing woodruff leaves 2 brass name plates (for printing) 3 metal stamps 1 metal name plate (for printing) 1 pewter match box containing matches 1 pewter hunting flask 1 cardboard chocolate box 1 Silver Jubilee commemorative tin 1 interlocking knife and fork set 1 metal button 1 ivory Victorian day planner
    • Workmen’s Compensation Board Fonds, 1951-1983 (non-inclusive)

      Adams, Anne (2016-06-27)
      39 cm (1 box) of correspondence, press releases, clippings and publications
    • 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 Tanamakoon (1937, 1938), and the Toronto Rosedale school for girls, Branksome Hall (1937-1940). Other photographs include Briar’s parents and the family home in St. Catharines, as well as photographs of Briar as an infant with Bud (possibly her brother). The last part of the album features the spring and summer of 1941, with some pictures of young men in uniform. The album contains 348 photographs (282 named photographs).
    • Yearly Meetings of Friends fonds, 1816, 1819-1820, 1828-1829, 1833

      Williams, Edie (2010-05)
      8 documents, two handwritten
    • The York Gazette, October 17, 1812

      Cameron, Chantal (2022-04-12)
      An issue of the York Gazette, dated October 17, 1812. This issue contains a statement on the victory at the Battle of Queenston Heights on the back page. The article notes the death of Issac Brock, his aide-de-camp John Macdonell, and the leadership of Major General Sheaffe. It is noted that “On the 13th of this month a most glorious victory took place at Queenston over the enemy…Our forces, though a handful, compared with those of the enemy, were not intimidated by numbers, but bravely resisted…” Isaac Brock’s role in the battle is mentioned. It is stated that “General Brock watchful, as he was brave, soon appeared in the midst of his faithful troops, ever obedient to his call, and whom he loved with the affection of a Father, but alas! whilst collecting, arranging, forming, and cheering his brave followers, that great commander gloriously fell when preparing for victory. ‘Push on brave York Volunteers’, being then near them, they were the last words of the dying Hero—Inhabitants of Upper Canada, in the Day of Battle remember BROCK.” John Macdonell, Brock’s aide-de-camp, was also killed in the battle. He is acknowledged in the article: “Not let us forget to lament the untimely fate of the young, the affectionate, and the brave Lieut. Col. John Macdonnel, who received a mortal wound about the same time with his beloved General—attached to him from affection, his constant follower in every danger, this amiable youth is now buried with him in the same grave”. After the deaths of Brock and Macdonell, Major General Sheaffe took command, and “proved himself worthy to fill that important, tho difficult and dangerous situation in which he was placed. Being reinforced by troops (including a body of Indians) from Fort George, General Sheaffe succeeded by a most judicious movement, in gaining the flank and rear of the enemy…unable to resist or escape from the British arms, about 900 Americans surrendered prisoners of war…” The article is followed by tributes to General Brock.