The Archives & Special Collections house some of the more unique, rare and valuable collections in the Brock University Library with particular attention to resources highlighting the Niagara area, autism, United Empire Loyalists, and Freemasonry.

Sub-communities within this community

Recent Submissions

  • Upper Canada Gazette, Volume XIL, No. 40, 15 February 1838

    1838-02-15
    Volume XIL, No. 40 of the Upper Canada Gazette, February 15, 1838. An article on the cover concerns the recent passing of an Act erecting the County of Norfolk into a separate District, by the name of Talbot.
  • Standing Rules of the Municipal Council of the Town of St. Catharines, 1853 to 1870

    Constitutional Office of St. Catharines (1853-1870)
    Standing Rules of the Municipal Council of the Town of St. Catharines (printed). Two pages. Printed at the Constitutional Office, St. Catharines, 1853 to 1870.
  • Advertisement for Bradt’s improved Patent Bee-Hive

    Snure, Clarke (n.d.)
    Advertisement for Bradt’s improved Patent Bee-Hive, Clarke Snure, Agent, Jordan, Ont
  • Notice of Meeting at the Police Office, Niagara, 18 July, 1857

    1857-07-18
    Notice of Meeting (handwritten) for a general meeting at the Police Office, Niagara, to consider the propriety of changing the name and of altering the Constitution for Niagara, July 18, 1857.
  • Marriage certificate of John Hugal, Township of Toronto, County of Peet [Peel], and Lavinna Ellen Baker, Township of Trafalgar, County of Halton, 19 January 1853

    Blackwell, John A. (1853-01-19)
    Marriage certificate (handwritten) of John Hugal, Township of Toronto, County of Peet [Peel], and Lavinna Ellen Baker, Township of Trafalgar, County of Halton. Married and signed by Appleton Jones, Minister of the M.E. Church in Canada. Also signed by John A. Blackwell, January 19, 1853.
  • Certificates concerning the appraisal of property of John Woodruff, late of the Town of Porter, Niagara County, State of New York, 13 November 1828

    Chittenden, William; Brighton, Ruben (1828-11-13)
    Certificates (printed blanks) concerning the appraisal of property of John Woodruff, late of the Town of Porter, Niagara County, State of New York. One certificate states that William Chittenden and Ruben [Brighton?] will impartially appraise Woodruff’s personal property, November 13, 1828. The other certificate states that their appraisal has been determined to be one thousand, one hundred and fifty dollars, and seventy-five cents, November 13, 1828. The certificates are attached.
  • Certificate (handwritten) stating that Edward Thompson has taken two horses from Canada, Port of Fort Erie, 31 January 1825

    Warren, Duncan (1825-01-31)
    Certificate (handwritten) stating that Edward Thompson has taken two horses from Canada. Signed by Duncan Warren, Deputy Collector, Customs House, Port of Fort Erie, January 31, 1825.
  • Letter (printed) from the Niagara District Grape Growers Limited, St. Catharines, 20 February 1925

    Niagara District Grape Growers Limited (1925-02-20)
    Letter (printed) from the Niagara District Grape Growers Limited, St. Catharines. The letter states that a copy of the resolution passed at the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders is attached. It is stated that the continued operation of the Company requires your contract for grapes, without exception. Further information can be secured at the Company’s office in St. Catharines, or from the list of executives of local associations listed below. The second page contains the resolution. There are some handwritten notes in pencil on the first page, as well as the back of the last page, February 20, 1925.
  • Letter to Amy from S.J. Maynard, 22 December 1917

    Maynard, S.J. (1917-12-22)
    Letter to Amy from Sidney, France. He thanks her for the Christmas card and photo. He has just come out of line for Christmas and expects to be out for a month on rest. He has seen Jim, who is well. He notes that he has been away for two Christmases and hopes to be back for the next one, December 22, 1917.
  • Letter to Miss Amy Heaps, Toronto, from Pte. S. J. Maynard, West Sandling, Kent, 8 August 1917

    Maynard, S.J. (1917-08-08)
    Letter to Miss Amy Heaps, Toronto, from Pte. S. J. Maynard, West Sandling, Kent. The writer states that he received the photos, which have made him feel homesick. He finds it lonely since all the boys of the old battalions have gone to France and there are all strangers in the camp. He adds that there has been lots of rain and it is very muddy. He doesn’t know if he will be sent to France, but is sick of hanging around in the camp, August 8/17. Includes an envelope with a 1 penny stamp. Postmark location is cut off, 2 JA 17.
  • Letter to Amy from S.J. Maynard, Bramshott Camp, England, 4 December 1916

    Maynard, S.J. (1916-12-04)
    Letter to Amy from S.J. Maynard, Bramshott Camp, England. He asks where Jim is in England, as he would like to write to him. Half of the 170th are drafted into the trenches, but he doesn’t know if they will send him across, December 4, 1916. Envelope addressed to Miss Amy Heaps, Toronto. Includes a 1 penny postage stamp. Postmarked Bramshott Camp B, 5 DE 16.
  • Letter to Mrs. J.A. Millen, Hamilton, from her husband, Edinburgh, 2 November 1918

    Millen, Lieut. James A. (1918-11-02)
    Letter to Mrs. J.A. Millen, Hamilton, from her husband, Edinburgh. The writer recounts his activities during his stay in Edinburgh. He notes several U.S battle ships were anchored, as well as the Queen Elizabeth. He describes St. Giles Cathedral in detail. He notes he is in good health and will try to enjoy the last week of his leave as much as possible, November 2/18. Postmarked Edinburgh Nov 3 18.
  • Letter to Jimmie from Mrs. A. McConnell, Shuswap, B.C. , 29 July

    McConnell, Mrs. A. (07-29)
    **Please note: This letter contains language that reflect the time period when it was created and the view of its creator. This can include offensive and negative language, references, and stereotypes that are no longer used or appropriate today. The item(s) retain their original content to ensure that attitudes and viewpoints are not erased from the historical record. The Archives & Special Collections are actively working on including more respectful and representative language in our own descriptions now and into the future.** --------------------------------------------------Letter to Jimmie from Mrs. A. McConnell, Shuswap, B.C. She was sorry to hear that his barn burned down, and hopes he did not lose any horses or cows. She mentions incidents of an "Indian" shooting his wife, and an "Indian" being hanged for shooting a white man. It is noted that they are a very quiet lot who live across the river and never do any harm to anybody. She mentions their place in the mountains. She will send pictures of her husband and a friend, Mr. Phillips, and her sister and herself, July 29.
  • Letter to Lieut. James A. Millen, Field Post Office No. 1, Niagara Camp, from his mother, 21 June 1909

    Millen, Caroline (1909-06-21)
    Letter to Lieut. James A. Millen, Field Post Office No. 1, Niagara Camp, from his mother, Fruitland. The letter contains news, including problems with neighbours, buying and selling horses, and the weather, June 21 [1909]. Postmarked Fruitland JU 22 09.
  • Letter to James A. Millen, Fruitland, from the Fruitland community, 9 June 1908

    Fruitland Community (1908-06-09)
    Letter (typewritten) to James A. Millen, Fruitland, from the Fruitland community. The letter wishes him well on his departure from the Fruitland community, and acknowledges his musical talent and community contributions. The last two pages contain the handwritten names of those community members who sent the letter, June 9, 1908.
  • Letter to J.A. Millen, Toronto, from Helen, Hamilton, 15 November 1906

    ?, Helen (1906-11-15)
    Letter to J.A. Millen, Toronto, from Helen, Hamilton. She writes that the strike is on, and there was an awful time Monday afternoon when eggs and stones did fly. Every car window was smashed. She went down to Elsie’s yesterday and called on friends, November 15, 1906. Postmarked Hamilton NOV 15 1906.
  • Letter to Lieut. James Millen, 77th Regiment, Niagara-on-the-Lake, from his parents, Geo. and Caroline Millen, 18 June 1905

    Millen, Geo.; Millen, Caroline (1905-06-18)
    Letter to Lieut. James Millen, 77th Regiment, Niagara-on-the-Lake, from his parents, Geo. and Caroline Millen, Fruitland. The letter discusses their health, the weather, and mutual friends, June 18, 1905. Postmarked Hamilton JUN 19 1905 and Niagara JUN [date illegible]. Includes a two cent Canada postage stamp, which is partially torn.
  • Letter to Lieut. J.A. Millen, 77th Regiment, Niagara-on-the-Lake, from Helen, 13 June 1905

    ?, Helen (1905-06-13)
    Letter to Lieut. J.A. Millen, 77th Regiment, Niagara-on-the-Lake, from Helen. She discusses her activities and the weather, June 13, [1905]. Postmarked Hamilton JUN 15 1905 and Niagara-on-the-Lake JUN 16 05.
  • Letter to James A. Millen, Fruitland, from Albert Truesdale, Halifax, N.S., 10 January 1902

    Truesdale, Albert (1902-01-10)
    Letter to James A. Millen, Fruitland, from Albert, Halifax, N.S. The letter is on Army Correspondence and Reading Room, Halifax, N.S. Young Men’s Christian Association, letterhead stationary. The letter notes his activities and movements, stating that he will leave Halifax on the 14th. He will try to answer all the letters that he receives on the water or in Africa. It will take 33 days to get to Cape Town, January 10, [1902]. Postmarked Halifax N.S. JAN 10 02; Hamilton JAN 13 02; and Fruitland JA 13 02. Includes a two cent Canada postage stamp.
  • Letter from Albert Truesdale to James A. Millen, 2 January 1902

    Truesdale, Albert (1902-01-02)
    Letter to James A. Millen, Fruitland, from Albert Truesdale, Halifax, N.S. The letter is on Army Correspondence and Reading Room, Halifax, N.S. Young Men’s Christian Association, letterhead stationary. He writes that he had a very fine Christmas and New Year, and that the food is very good. He thinks they will sail on the 10th. At present, there are 900 men and horses, Jan. 3, 1901. Postmarked Halifax N.S. JAN 2 02; Hamilton JAN 6 02; and Fruitland JA 6 02. Includes a two cent Canada postage stamp, which is partially torn and missing the right half.

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