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    • Issue of The Anti-Slavery Bugle featuring an article on the Fugitive Slave Law, October 12, 1850

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-09-14)
      An issue of The Anti-Slavery Bugle, Salem, Ohio, dated October 12, 1850. The front page contains a lengthy article on the Fugitive Slave Law. It begins by describing a meeting of citizens opposed to the Fugitive Slave Law in Pittsburgh where several speeches were made, followed by the reaction of colored people who were choosing to flee to Canada.
    • Letter by G.H. Morton to Peter P. Dox, December 8, 1812

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-09-14)
      A letter written by G.H. Morton to Peter P. Dox, Albany, dated at Geneva, December 8, 1812. Morton is writing to Dox about the events related to Capt. Alexander Smyth’s invasion of Canada from Black Rock in November 1812, and the condition of Dox’s brother Captain Myndert M. Dox who was injured during the action. The letter includes a detailed description of General Smyth’s actions and his attack from Black Rock.
    • Dwight Whitney Marsh family papers, 1835-1889, n.d.

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-09-14)
      Contains 25 letters and other papers pertaining to Dwight Whitney Marsh and his family. The letters are written by Henry Marsh (Dwight’s father), Dwight Whitney Marsh, and Clara (Marsh) Eager (Dwight’s sister) and are addressed to their parents, spouses, and siblings. The letters are dated 1835 to 1866. Most of the letters concern family, travel and business matters. Rev. Dwight Whitney Marsh worked as a missionary in Turkey and later at a Young Ladies’ Female Seminary in Rochester. His letters were all written while he was in the United States, mostly during the American Civil War. A letter written by Clara (Marsh) Eager from Fort Erie, Oct. 30, 1854, describes her trip to Niagara Falls, Chippawa, and Buffalo. Some of the other papers in the collection contain no date or are dated 1888-1889.
    • Letter by D.A. McNair to Mr. Benjn. A. Kerly, December 4, [1838]

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-09-12)
      A letter written by D.A. McNair describing the Battle of Windsor, dated Detroit opposite the Head Quarters of the Patriot Army, December 4, 12:00 p.m. The letter is addressed to Mr. Benjn. A Kerly, New York and is postmarked Detroit Dec. 7. A typewritten transcript of the letter is included. McNair writes that “it would not be wholly uninteresting to you to hear a detail of the movements, doings and so on of the patriots…our woods for 20 or 30 miles around us have been filled with men…. Last Saturday the report was extensively circulated that the patriots went that night to cross the river. About two o’clock the patriots were formed at foot of Woodward Avenue ready to do battle, but upon inspection it was found that they lacked a most necessary item Sir. A Leader. A postponement until the next was moved and carried. The next night (Sunday) came. As we were proceeding to the evening services we were greeted by the shrill note of the bugle calling the Brady Guards to arms…the pats … concluded that it was best to give up the expedition, deliver up their arms and disperse…the race of patriots was considered extinct. But far removed from this was the actual facts of the case. The fire within their hearts did glow with renewed vigor. This very night they placed securely upon the Canadian shore a large supply of arms and ammunition! The next day (Monday)…Patriots were seen strolling with the bundles upon a steak over their shoulder in all directions. By night excitement was gone, other themes than patriotism filled our minds. Thus we went to sleep. And picture to yourself our surprise as we rose the next morning (Tuesday) to witness Windsor in flames!!! McNair continues “They left the wharf to the stream saw mill about 200 in number in the “L.B. Champlain” (owned by that stiff old Royalist Julius Eldred). The action commenced at ½ past 5 o’clock this morning. After a fire of about 30 minutes a party of her majesty’s troops consisting of militia & regulars who had ensconced themselves in a large yellow building…This building was fired and was burnt to the ground together with five others which were in the hands of the government. No private property was molested except one or two houses which from their proximity to the others could not be avoided. A steam boat lying at the wharf the “Thames” was burnt…The loss of the royalist in the mornings engagement--17 killed, 40 prisoners with arms, the wounded not known…. The killed and wounded are on our side. It is said that after the pats had entirely dispersed the royalists and taken possession of Sandwich they started for the London district…. They were proceeding as far as opposite Hog Island. They were overtaken by a large lot of regulars in wagons and a lot of horsemen. The pats stood there fire but a few moments retreating to the woods…This engagement took place about noon…the royalists…returned and retook the towns of W & S. Col. John Prince is in command of the militia. This said that he was so much exasperated that he ordered six men out of his ranks to shoot down the 3 pat prisoners which was accomplished…Tuesday morning has come, nothing of importance occurred during the night. So much for patriotism…”
    • Issue of “Hypermodern: a magazine of new ideas”, November 15, 1968

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-09-12)
      An issue of the magazine “Hypermodern: a magazine of new ideas”, fourth, issue, dated November 15, 1968. The table of contents lists six articles: • What Population Explosion?, or, The Pill and The Hokum • The Extent to Which Psychiatry May Have Contributed to the Assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy • The Enraged Sadist • A Computer for Underdeveloped Countries • On Reducing Blunders in Chess • On the Justice of Laws Denying the Right to Strike to Government Employees There is also an article on page 21 about the recession of Niagara Falls. The magazine is copyrighted by Allan B. Calhamer, 1968 and is addressed to Don L. Miller, Wheaton, Md.
    • Fonthill Women’s Christian Temperance Union minute book, 1971-1976

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-09-12)
      A minute book of the Fonthill Women’s Christian Temperance Union with entries from March 1971 to November 1976. Topics discussed include an elocutionary contest for children; Vietnam kits; guest speakers; regional convention; a poster and scrapbook contest for Sunday School children; a Christian Youth of the Year contest; musical performances by members; “Youtharama” event; a teenage challenge home for girls in Fenwick; and whether to continue with meetings as a Women’s Christian Temperance Union as membership declined. Enclosed in the book is a directory of the Ontario Women’s Christian Temperance Union (1976-1977).
    • Fort Erie Historical Records Collection

      Williams, Edie (2023-09-08)
      1 reel of microfilm containing various historical documents related to the Fort Erie, Bertie Township, Ridgeway, and Niagara Falls area.
    • Niagara Historical Society and Museum Scrapbooks

      Williams, Edie (2023-08-31)
      2 positive microfilm reels created by the Archives of Ontario in 1969. An inventory of the documents can be found in Manuscripts section inventory of the Niagara Historical Society collection, prepared by R. Nickerson, p. 51-86. The reels contain the bulk of records listed in Volume 1 – Scrapbooks – Miscellaneous Historical Material detailed in the finding aid prepared by R. Nickerson.
    • McIntyre and Ker day book, 1842-1862

      Williams, Edie (2023-08-29)
      1 – 16mm microfilm reel of the day book of Thomas McIntyre of St. Catharines, Ont., 1842-1858 and the coffin register of John Ker of Drummondville, 1859-1862.
    • Douglas Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Records

      Williams, Edie (2023-08-29)
      1 microfilm reel Contents include: Annual reports Correspondence Guest book Lists of officers and members Minutes of meeting Press releases Roll book Treasurer’s reports Work completed
    • Charles Mittleberger letters, 1829-1839

      Williams, Edie (2023-08-28)
      Two reels of microfilm [M-1010(d) and M-1010(e)] containing upwards of 70 pieces of correspondence to Charles Mittleberger of Montreal by his various family members. These family members include brothers William Henry, John, George and father John. The letters were written from various locations including: Smith Falls, Brockville, Prescott, St. Catharines, Quebec [City], Toronto and Cleveland. Most of the letters deal with business transactions. Some of the letters from St. Catharines deal with the purchase of Merritt’s mill, the new bank to be established in St. Catharines and other various family matters.
    • Letters by Duncan Campbell describing the rebellions in Canada, 1837-1839

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-06-22)
      Seven letters written by Duncan Campbell providing an account of the rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada in 1837-1838. Campbell was an ensign for the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot and fought in both the Upper and Lower Canada Rebellions. The letters are addressed to his family in Scotland. Transcriptions of the letters are included. Most of the letters are cross-written and are difficult to read.
    • Norman Ball Ferranti-Packard Research Collection, 1877-1993, n.d.

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-06-15)
      The collection consists of material compiled by Norman Ball while researching a book on the Ferranti-Packard Company with John Vardalas. In 1993 the book was published, titled Ferranti-Packard: Pioneers in Canadian Electrical Manufacturing (HD 9697 C334 F47 1993) . Most of the material are copies and consist of minutes, photographs, correspondence, business proposals, and newspaper and magazine articles. Meeting minutes include board of directors’ minutes, shareholders’ minutes, and Packard Sports Club minutes. A photocopied and typewritten copy of W.D. Packard’s diary is also included. The business proposals include specifications of Packard transformers intended for purchase by the Ontario Power Company of Niagara Falls.
    • Maria Spelterini poster, c. 1877

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-05-17)
      A poster of coloured drawings depicting tightrope walker Maria Spelterini. There is a portrait of Spelterini with her name in the middle of the poster, surrounded by 10 sketches of her performing. These sketches depict her performing various feats on a tightrope including sitting, cycling, kneeling, pushing a wheelbarrow, standing on a chair; firing a cannon; walking with a sheet covering her face; sitting at a table with a cup in her hand; and walking with buckets on her feet.
    • Niagara Falls Review photographs [compact discs], 1896-1990, n.d.

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-05-17)
      Two compact discs containing black and white photographs taken for the Niagara Falls Review. There are a total of 1363 photographs on the discs. Photos include bridges, tourist attractions, factories, parks, roads, schools, and the Falls.
    • Hannah Rogers letters, 1828-1863, n.d.

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-05-16)
      The collection consists of five letters. One letter is addressed to Miss H. [Hannah] Rogers, care of H.B. Rogers, Niagara Falls. It is dated at Boston, July 15, 1828 and is from Mrs. Upham. Mrs. Upham writes that she received a letter from Mrs. Pearson and Hannah’s mother noting that they were very happy and well at Hampton Beach, and how agreeable they find everything. She relays more news about common friends and acquaintances. The writer also notes that poor Edward Emerson is in the insane hospital as a maniac and is painfully conscious of his situation. It is said he had crowded into 2 years the studies of 10. He has a complaint in the heart that must soon terminate his existence. It is the most melancholy case she has ever known. Another letter is signed “Hannah” and is addressed to Mrs. Elizabeth Livermore, Keene, N.H. The letter is addressed at Littleton, December 29, 1843. She writes about the death of Amelia, who left behind a six-month-old daughter, an update about Mr. White and his parish, and news of other friends and acquaintances. The remaining three letters are not signed. One is dated at Boston, June 26, 1851 and is addressed to “my dear friends” from J. Pecham[?]. The writer notes that the excursion came off very well and thanks the recipient for her many kindnesses. The writer also hopes that they will keep the Niagara excursion in view and be laying their plans accordingly, and have a large number of their friends do the same. Another letter is addressed to Pamelia from Eliza and is dated at Staten Island, February 15, 1863. An envelope with a stamp is included. She writes about friends and acquaintances, the weather, and her activities. The remaining letter has no date and is not signed. The front reads “Letters from J.L.P. to S.A.P”. The reverse side contains notes about the qualities the writer was looking for in a house.
    • Letter by John Pickering, November 20, 1813

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-05-12)
      A letter by John Pickering dated at Salem, November 20, 1813. The recipient of the letter is unknown. The letter is two pages and concerns a libel suit in Massachusetts against Pickering, regarding the impressment of American soldiers by the British. Pickering served as the chairman of a committee that published a report on the subject of impressed seaman. He is asking the letter’s recipient to provide favourable testimony for him in the libel suit, which was brought forward by John Kneeland. Pickering writes “I sometime ago commenced an action, in my own name, against Jno. Kneeland (the Andover Representative) for libeling me as one of the Committee on Impressments. The libel was contained in an ‘address of the Republican Convention of Essex South District’ to the people, published last month & signed by Jno. Kneeland, a moderator of the convention. The paragraph charged us with attempting in a most reprehensible manner to impose upon the people that there were only 157 cases of impressment from the whole State, when in the town to which one of the Committee belonged, that number was greatly exceeded; these are nearly the words of the libel. The defendant you will be astonished at the effrontery / meant to justify! How he expects to maintain his answer I cannot conceive. The action stands for trial at our present court which has adjourned till Monday after next; and it has occurred to me that the defendant may possibly make use of our colleague, W. Breed, as a witness. You recollect Breed’s feelings well, & if he testifies as he felt in the Committee, it will be necessary for me to have some evidence to meet his. The object therefore of this letter is to request you to go before some Magistrate to give your deposition, without delay, & forward it to me immediately. I wish you to testify as to the conduct of the Committee generally during the whole of their sittings and of my conduct particularly, so far as you can with a clear conscience. State particularly how much pains we took to obtain the names of well-informed witnesses in different towns & that we desired every member of the Committee to name such witnesses…The essence of the libel is that we conducted the business unfairly, partially & with a design to impose upon the public. The testimony on our part will of course go to negative these changes in the most explicit & positive manner, and you will direct your deposition, so far as you recollect the facts, to those points. State among other facts that we faithfully reported to all the cases that came to our knowledge & occupied ourselves with the utmost diligence during the Session in prosecuting the enquiry—perhaps you might also state that the Report itself is true, impartial & c…”
    • Letter by Joseph Ritner to William Ayers, January 17, 1835

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-05-12)
      Letter by Joseph Ritner, Washington County, January 17, 1835, to William Ayers, H. Representatives, Harrisburg, Penn. The letter is three pages and, in part, concerns the service of Gen. William Henry Harrison during the War of 1812. Ritner writes that “I have noticed some of the proceedings in regard to Genl Harrison at Harrisburg. There is certainly no man in the Union, of whom I have any knowledge, who deserves more from his country. I served a six month tour under him in the winter of 1812-13, no General ever paid more attention to his duty, nor evinced more deep concern for the health, and comfort of the troops under his command than Genl. Harrison. No. Genl. during the late war with England performed the duties assigned him more faithfully, nor with better success. He failed in nothing. He was successful in all the undertakings which he had the power to control. He has as you say been neglected; his enemies have been advanced over him, as well as others, who have performed less services and if masonry has been the cause of all this (and indeed it looks as if some mysterious agent has had a hand in controlling his destiny) I would rejoice to see him at the head of affairs, especially if he is duly sensible of the mysterious agency, and would openly avow himself the enemy of the ‘Hydra monster’”. Ritner also discusses the Anti-Masons in the recent election, noting that “…M. Lawrence…did not particularly complain of harsh treatment by the anti-masons in the election of the U.S. although from what you mentioned in your letter, and from what I had previously learnt through other sources, I was unable to see that he (especially when he first informed on his rejection in your caucus) felt quite uncomfortable. He assured me in his letter that no bad feelings existed between the whigs and anti-mason, that there was an apparent difference, and that apparent difference might in the end prove injurious…I soothed him as much as I could under the circumstances and have no doubt but that he will act in good faith with the Anti-Masons henceforth. Indeed any other course would be a death blow to his future Political prospects in this country and would inflict a deep and lasting injury on our party…” The last page of the letter refers to the school law and funding for a school system. A small portion of the last page has been removed, where Ritner’s signature would likely have been. A typewritten transcription of the letter is included.
    • Letter by Josiah Hill to Thomas Stovall, March 13, 1814

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-05-12)
      A letter by Josiah Hill, Sacketts Harbor, March 13, 1814, addressed to Thomas Stovall, Lincolnton, Georgia. Hill writes that “…I am stationed at the damned[?] place that ever was, the Yankees here is the Greatest[?] villains that I ever saw. I have went through a thousand scenes since I saw you. I made my escape from Niagara, the enemy is within 30 miles of us, their soldiers desert from them every opportunity, they are obliged to keep a guard to prevent them…There is 3 vessels at this place that will be ready by the time that the ice brakes up…”
    • Letter by Geo. Hatchey, September 22, 1812

      Cameron, Chantal (2023-05-12)
      A letter by Geo. Hatchey, Camp at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, September 22, 1812, to Haynie Hatchey, Lunenburg County, Virginia. The letter is two pages and begins “Dear Brother”. Hatchey was a soldier from a troop of Virginia Cavalry in the War of 1812. He writes that they arrived last evening and will only stay for two days. They have been very hospitably treated in what is called the Dutch settlement along the Susquehanna. Colonel Coles was visited by a gentleman and lady to know if the Colonel would permit them to treat the soldiers. They later served cakes and coffee and it was a great treat to the soldiers, but it was his turn to mount Guard which meant he was unable to attend their home and drink a little wine with them. They expect to reach Niagara in the course of 20 days and will be in active service until Christmas.