...A wooden shingle from the barn at Lake Lodge. It has four holes in the body and curves in the centre. There is writing on the end of one side that states: "Aug. 9, 1932, shingle from barn of Lake Lodge, built 1810
. Barn was used as prison for American troops in war of 1812
-1814. Dismantled in 1901...
...A bill of account from Ezekiel Cudney to Mrs. Mathews for labour and sewing between January 1808 and 1811. This document provides insight into the domestic lives of individuals around the time of the War of 1812
...This vest was fashioned from white satin and features an embroidered floral design around the borders and pockets. It was likely worn in 1812
and is believed to have been worn by Captain James Dick, however, this has not been confirmed....
1810 A burgundy hard fiber cover with Common Prayer written in gold lettering on the spine. The inside cover has a blue/grey swirl design. The last page of the book is missing and the first 4 pages have torn bottom right corners. In script on inside front page:
"The gift of the Rev. Thos. Agemon (?)...
...This is a view of Fort George and Navy Hall, from Fort Niagara, in 1810
from Ackerman's Magazine....
This is a red leather pocket dental case lined with green velvet. There are seven pieces included; an ivory handle and six tools with different heads that screw into the handle. The case, dated 1792-1828, is believed to have belonged to Rev. William Sampson.
CASE: 5.6 X 7.2 X 1CM;
...This tin and wood coal scuttle would have been used to carry live coals and ashes. The scuttle features a turned wooden handle joined by a tin shank. There is a small hook on the end of the handle to hang the scuttle. This item provides insight into domestic life in 1812
This iron strongbox was used by a military paymaster, likely for military documents. The strongbox features a hinged lid, handles on both sides and straps forming a pattern of squares with rounded knobs.
... to Quebec on the 21st of October, 1805. During the War of 1812
the 100th Regiment was in the fighting line at Sackett's Harbour, Plattsburg, Chippawa, Black Rock, Fort Niagara (Grenadier Company), and Fort Erie (assault). They also acted as marines on the ships "Wolfe" and "Melville" on Lake Ontario. Upon...
This is a brass belt buckle that was found in the town of Niagara. It is believed to have belonged to a member of the British light infantry or regular troops because of the lion's head decoration. Further research in 2010 suggests it may be a whistle hook.
1810, Originally published in the Federal Republican of Baltimore.
Printed by Benjamin Edes
... help provide an understanding of who might have been in Niagara during the time of the War of 1812
Possible pages of interest for War of 1812
Pages 60, 62, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, and 357
These pages show periods of closure and reduced usage of library sources...