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  • Flintlock Pistols- c. 1805-1810
    Object       These flintlock pistols are made of silver and wood. The pistol features many designs, including an acorn, a rose, a lion, an anchor and a crown. One of the pistols is believed to have belonged to Henry Garrett, Lieutenant of the 41st Regiment (2nd Somersetshire). The first battalion came to ...
    Object     These flintlock pistols are made of silver and wood. The pistol features many designs, including an acorn, a rose, a lion, an anchor and a crown. One of the pistols ...
  • Military Gorget
    Object       This copper gorget, dated 1796 to 1815, was worn by British officers as a decorative piece to signify rank. It is crescent shaped with a beaded rim and contains the cipher “GR”, which is enclosed in laurels and mounted under a Hanoverian crown. Gorgets were worn around the neck, below ...
    Object     This copper gorget, dated 1796 to 1815, was worn by British officers as a decorative piece to signify rank. It is crescent shaped with a beaded rim and contains the ...
  • Letter authorizing the payment to Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell- June 28, 1815
    Text       This is a handwritten letter, dated June 28, 1815, authorizing the payment of 63 pounds, 12 shilling and 81/2 pence to Mrs. Campbell, wife of Fort-Major Campbell, for war losses. In addition this document includes a fragment of the envelope addressed to Mrs. Major Campbell, Windsor, Nova Scotia.
    Text     This is a handwritten letter, dated June 28, 1815, authorizing the payment of 63 pounds, 12 shilling and 81/2 pence to Mrs. Campbell, wife of Fort-Major Campbell, for war losses. ...
  • Letter from Aenas Shaw, Adjutant General of the Militia, to Major Ten Broeck commanding the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia
    Text       The letter was written from the military headquarters at 4 Mile Creek on September 17th (or 19th), 1813. Shaw was requesting that Ten Broeck's company rendezvous at the head quarters. During this time, the Americans were occupying Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake) and Fort George. Script in ink on water marked paper "Britannia".
    Text     The letter was written from the military headquarters at 4 Mile Creek on September 17th (or 19th), 1813. Shaw was requesting that Ten Broeck's company rendezvous at the head quarters. ...
  • Men's Names on Command- July 24th, 1814.
    Text       A list of names and location of personnel, dated July 24th, 1814. The following is what has been previously transcribed from the list. York [Sergt. Somerville] Fr. Blanchett Wm. Davis Frs.] Myett Rob. Morse Jo. Petters [Phea. Whright] Cedar Island Corp. Ghather Peter Connors [Cattirockwary] Tho. Cooper Tho. Dougherty Tho. ...
    Text     A list of names and location of personnel, dated July 24th, 1814. The following is what has been previously transcribed from the list. York [Sergt. Somerville] Fr. Blanchett Wm. Davis ...
  • Parole Paper of Jacob Ball from the US Army, 1814
    Textcomment       This unique document is the parole paper of Jacob Ball (probably Junior) who was captured in June 1813. It includes his age, height, complexion, hair, and eye colour. The parole,signed and dated in May 1814, is a declaration that he will not bear arms against the United States during the ...
    Textcomment     This unique document is the parole paper of Jacob Ball (probably Junior) who was captured in June 1813. It includes his age, height, complexion, hair, and eye colour. The parole,signed ...
  • Battle of Queenston Heights Engraving: Oct. 13, 1813
    Image       This engraving shows American troops (shown in blue uniforms) crossing the Niagara River and landing at Queenston. British and Canadian troops (shown in red uniforms) under General Isaac Brock came out of Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) and drove the Americans back to the heights. Seeing this, New York militiamen still on ...
    Image     This engraving shows American troops (shown in blue uniforms) crossing the Niagara River and landing at Queenston. British and Canadian troops (shown in red uniforms) under General Isaac Brock came ...
  • Muster Roll of Captain Servos' Company of the 1st Regiment of the Lincoln Militia- April 25 to May 24, 1813
    Text       This document is the muster roll of Captain Servos Company of the 1st Regiment of the Lincoln militia from April 25, 1813 to May 24, 1813. The following are some of the names included: John D. Servos, Captain, Wm. Powers, Lieut. , Portland Secord, Ensign, James Bunting, Sergeant, John Cain, ...
    Text     This document is the muster roll of Captain Servos Company of the 1st Regiment of the Lincoln militia from April 25, 1813 to May 24, 1813. The following are some ...
  • American Cookery by an American Orphan
    Text       The American Cookery by an American Orphan is a cook book that is approximately 48 pages of recipes on how to prepare food ranging from meat to biscuits to jellies. It is possible that this is a later edition of Amelia Simmons. American Cookery. Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1796. American ...
    Text     The American Cookery by an American Orphan is a cook book that is approximately 48 pages of recipes on how to prepare food ranging from meat to biscuits to jellies. ...
  • Cuff Link- c.1800
    Object       This cuff link consists of two oval medallions that are joined by a flat wire link, circa 1800.
    Object     This cuff link consists of two oval medallions that are joined by a flat wire link, circa 1800.
  • Blockhouses at Fort George- Wall Fragment
    Object       This is a fragment from one of the original Blockhouses located at Fort George. The date associated with this fragment is 1792. However, Fort George was originally completed in 1802. Therefore, it can not be from the time recorded.
    Object     This is a fragment from one of the original Blockhouses located at Fort George. The date associated with this fragment is 1792. However, Fort George was originally completed in 1802. ...
  • Hand Mirror- c. 1780
    Object       This is a circa 1780 oval mirror with a pewter frame and a raised floral motif with an enamel overglaze. It is believed to be imported from Europe; possibly France. Size: 25 X 8CM; GLASS: 9.6 X 6CM
    Object     This is a circa 1780 oval mirror with a pewter frame and a raised floral motif with an enamel overglaze. It is believed to be imported from Europe; possibly France. ...
  • Belt Plate- British Light Dragoon
    Object       This is a rectangular brass belt plate with the Hanoverian crown, cipher “GR”, and surrounding garland of laurel leaves in silver. It is a British Light Dragoon regulation issue for an officer in the army between 1810 and 1820.
    Object     This is a rectangular brass belt plate with the Hanoverian crown, cipher “GR”, and surrounding garland of laurel leaves in silver. It is a British Light Dragoon regulation issue for ...
  • Blue and White China Platter- Catharine Currie
    Object       This china platter features a blue and white estate scene and a decorative border. It is flat and oval shaped. This platter comes from the Catherine Currie Estate.
    Object     This china platter features a blue and white estate scene and a decorative border. It is flat and oval shaped. This platter comes from the Catherine Currie Estate.
  • Original book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrement and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church
    Text       Original book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrament and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Oxford. Inside, the front cover reads: "William Densbury. To this [Hepk] John ...
    Text     Original book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrament and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland ...
  • Muster roll of Captain Jacob A. Ball’s Company of the 1st Regiment of Lincoln Militia, 1814
    Textcomment       This is the Muster roll of Captain Jacob A. Ball’s Company of the 1st Regiment of Lincoln Militia, stationed at Fort George, from the 19th to the 30th of June, 1814, inclusive. The roll includes names, rank, period for which payment is due, amount and remarks. The names included on ...
    Textcomment     This is the Muster roll of Captain Jacob A. Ball’s Company of the 1st Regiment of Lincoln Militia, stationed at Fort George, from the 19th to the 30th of June, ...
  • Ball Family History- Manuscript by Francis R. Ball
    Text       An account of the Ball family history by Francis Ramsay Ball. Blue type on onion skin paper. Page one is missing. Size: 35.3cm x 21.2cm
    Text     An account of the Ball family history by Francis Ramsay Ball. Blue type on onion skin paper. Page one is missing. Size: 35.3cm x 21.2cm
  • Letter from John Clark from Fort George to Major Jacob Ten Broeck- Shortage of Men
    Text       A letter from John Clark at Fort George to Major Jacob Ten Broeck, 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, in Grantham which discusses the shortage of men at the Fort. It is dated May 3rd 1814 and is scripted in ink on writing paper folded to form an envelope.
    Text     A letter from John Clark at Fort George to Major Jacob Ten Broeck, 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, in Grantham which discusses the shortage of men at the Fort. ...
  • Land Indenture between Jacob A. Ball and Peter Ball- August 13, 1818
    Text       An indenture for the Town of Niagara, dated August 13, 1818, between Jacob A. Ball and Peter Ball, Esquire for one acre of land for 25 pounds 10 shillings.. At the bottom are the signatures of Adam Ball (witness), William M. Ball (witness) and those of Jacob Ball and Peter ...
    Text     An indenture for the Town of Niagara, dated August 13, 1818, between Jacob A. Ball and Peter Ball, Esquire for one acre of land for 25 pounds 10 shillings.. At ...
  • Legal Record of J.W. Crooks, Surveyor, to John Crisler, Pathmaster
    Text       Copy of a letter written by J.W. Crooks in May 1816 dicussing the creation of a road, as requested by freeholders residing in Four Mile Creek, from below the hill of the late Joseph Clements, in a direct line to a beach tree at Four Mile Creek, below the barn ...
    Text     Copy of a letter written by J.W. Crooks in May 1816 dicussing the creation of a road, as requested by freeholders residing in Four Mile Creek, from below the hill ...
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