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"The Documentary History of the Campaign on the Niagara Frontier 1812-1814", By Lt. Col. E.A. Cruikshank 
Text    ...A collection of 9 volumes on the campaign on the Niagara frontier, edited by Lt. Col. E.A. Cruikshank. They include predominantly military correspondence to and from Niagara during the years 1812-1814. Major events discussed within the books are the capture of Fort George and Fort Niagara...
Brick from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Pulpit- 
Object    This is a brick from under the pulpit of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church when the flooring was taken up. It is believed to have belonged to the church that existed in 1794. St. Andrews' first building was burned in 1813 when the American troops burnt the entire town of Newark...
Note Concerning a Letter Written to Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell- June 22, 1824 
Text  22 June 1824,   This document is a handwritten note, dated June 22, 1824, concerning a letter written to Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell, wife of Fort Major Donald Campbell, in regards to her war claim.
Sofa Table- c. 1800 
Object  c. 1800,   ...A mahogany, drop leaf sofa table with carved legs and feet from the home of the Honourable William Dickson. There are four drawers, four false drawers and a center trestle. This table is reputed to have been saved from the burning of Newark in 1812 with help from the natives....
The Story of Laura Secord and Canadian Reminiscences- Emma A. Currie, 1813 
Text  c1910,   ...The book focuses on a variety of themes relating to Laura Secord and her courageous trek to Beaverdams during the War of 1812. Other topics mentioned in the book include: first settlers, the Secord family, the Ingersoll family, reminiscences of 1812, the town of St. Davids, Fort Niagara, the Nelles...
Letter from Alex Stewart, a Niagara lawyer, to Alexander Wood, a magistrate in Upper Canada, Describing Property lost by Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell During the War of 1812- 1823 
Text  25 July 1823,   ...This document is a handwritten letter from Alex Stewart, a Niagara lawyer, to Alexander Wood, a magistrate in Upper Canada, describing the property lost by Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell, wife of Fort Major Donald Campbell, in the War of 1812. The letter, dated July 25, 1823, discusses the details...
Memo Authorizing a Ration OF Fuel and Candles to Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell- February 19, 1814 
Text  19 February 1814,   This is a memo discussing how Mrs. Campbell's, wife of Fort-Major Donald Campbell, request for fuel and candles was authorized and ready to be distributed. It is dated February 19th, 1814 which means Mrs. Campbell made the request during the winter months following the burning of Niagara in...
Log Portion from Log Cabin 
Object  1813,   This log is a piece of a log house that stood at the north corner of Johnson and Regent streets in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The log is rounded and covered with bark on two sides. The cabin that this log belonged to was not entirely burned when the Americans burned Niagara in December 1813.
Letter from Alexander Wood, a Magistrate in Upper Canada, to William Campbell describing Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell Losses during the War of 1812- January 13, 1816 
Text  13 January 1816,   A handwritten letter, dated January 13, 1816, from Alexander Wood, a magistrate in Upper Canada, to William Campbell which describes Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell's (wife of Fort Major Campbell of Fort George) situation following the burning of Niagara. It discusses the difficulties she faced being a...
Elizabeth Campbell's War Loss claim- December 1813 
Text  December 1813,   ...This document is a handwritten account of Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell's war losses claim. Her husband, Fort-Major Donald Campbell died in 1812, and her home was destroyed by United States forces with the burning of Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) in December 1813. The claim shows what possessions were...
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