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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Anne
dc.descriptionUnited Empire Loyalist is an honour given to American Loyalists who came to British North America and the British Colonies to show their loyalty to King George III after the British defeat in the American Revolution. The Loyalists settled in Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia and modern day New Brunswick. The Colonel John Butler (Niagara) Branch (formerly the St. Catharines and District Branch) has origins which date as far back as 1898. A branch was organized in Virgil by Captain John D. Servos, but was unsuccessful. In 1905 there was another attempt to form a branch, but the war of 1914-1918 resulted in this branch becoming inactive. In 1914, an Act of Parliament incorporated the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada. The St. Catharines and District Branch was formed in 1921. This branch remained active, and in 1992 they changed their name to The Colonel John Butler (Niagara) Branch. The Loyalists also have a strong focus on genealogy. All descendants are eligible to use UE (which stands for Unity of the Empire) after their names. source: http://www.coljohnbutleruel.comen_US
dc.description.abstractThe fonds contains materials relating to the Colonel John Butler (Niagara)/ St. Catharines District Branch. The materials included are minutes, correspondence, clippings, photographs newsletters and scrapbooks.en_US
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dc.subjectUnited Empire Loyalists' Association -- Colonel John Butler Branch -- Canada -- United Empire Loyalists -- St Catharines District Branch -- Niagara Peninsula -- American Loyalistsen_US
dc.titleColonel John Butler (Niagara)/St. Catharines District Branch of the United Empire Loyalists fondsen_US

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