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  • Service (Servos) House At Niagara Built in 1783- Mary Shaw
    Image       This image is part of a series of drawings done by Mary Shaw, the sixth daughter and 11th child of Hon. Aeneas Shaw. Aeneas Shaw was the first settler of York and participated in the War of 1812. It is a pen and ink grey wash sketch and measures (framed) ...
    Image     This image is part of a series of drawings done by Mary Shaw, the sixth daughter and 11th child of Hon. Aeneas Shaw. Aeneas Shaw was the first settler of ...
  • Navy Hall at Newark- First Parliament Sept 17th 1792- Mary Shaw
    Image       This image is part of a series of drawings done by Mary Shaw, the sixth daughter and 11th child of Hon. Aeneas Shaw. Aeneas Shaw was the first settler of York and participated in the War of 1812. It is a pen and ink grey wash sketch and measures (framed) ...
    Image     This image is part of a series of drawings done by Mary Shaw, the sixth daughter and 11th child of Hon. Aeneas Shaw. Aeneas Shaw was the first settler of ...
  • Christian Confession Mennonists
    Text       Reprint of "The Christian Confession of the Faith of the Harmless Christians, in the Netherlands Known by the Name of the Mennonists" Niagara [Ont.] : Amsterdam, printed. Re-printed and sold by Joseph Willcocks, 1811. Willcocks is known as an office holder, printer, publisher, journalist, politician, and army officer. Coming to ...
    Text     Reprint of "The Christian Confession of the Faith of the Harmless Christians, in the Netherlands Known by the Name of the Mennonists" Niagara [Ont.] : Amsterdam, printed. Re-printed and sold ...
  • Scrapbook- c. 1860-1920s
    Text       This scrapbook contains various newspaper articles relating to Niagara and other distant points of interest. It is unsure exactly what newspapers are included. However, it seems that most articles originate approximately from the years of 1860 to 1920s. There are many articles with a variety of topics. In relation to ...
    Text     This scrapbook contains various newspaper articles relating to Niagara and other distant points of interest. It is unsure exactly what newspapers are included. However, it seems that most articles originate ...
  • Cross Belt Plate- 49th Regiment of Foot
    Object       This brass cross belt plate is oval shaped and stamped with a "49". This number symbolizes the 49th Regiment of Foot, the Royal Hertfordshires. The 49th Regiment is perhaps the most well known of those who fought in the War of 1812. The 49th first came to Canada in 1803 ...
    Object     This brass cross belt plate is oval shaped and stamped with a "49". This number symbolizes the 49th Regiment of Foot, the Royal Hertfordshires. The 49th Regiment is perhaps the ...
  • Cross Belt Plate- Royal Newfoundland Regiment
    Object       This is an oblong, convex brass plate for a soldier’s cross belt from 1803-1812. It is stamped with the cipher “GR” and “Royal Newfoundland Regiment”. This regiment served in Niagara during the War of 1812 and were present for the attack on Fort George in May 1813. The Royal Newfoundland ...
    Object     This is an oblong, convex brass plate for a soldier’s cross belt from 1803-1812. It is stamped with the cipher “GR” and “Royal Newfoundland Regiment”. This regiment served in Niagara ...
  • Cross Belt Plate- Regiment de. Watteville
    Object       This rectangular bass plate is stamped with a crown and “GR” cipher with an inscription: “MAIDA” (above crown) and “Reg. de. Watteville” (below cipher). This item is from a cross belt of a uniform of a Regiment of Swiss mercenaries in the British Service, possibly led by Lieutenant Colonel Victor ...
    Object     This rectangular bass plate is stamped with a crown and “GR” cipher with an inscription: “MAIDA” (above crown) and “Reg. de. Watteville” (below cipher). This item is from a cross ...
  • 18th Century Military Officer's Sash
    Object       This an eighteenth century officer’s woven silk maroon sash with tassels on the ends.
    Object     This an eighteenth century officer’s woven silk maroon sash with tassels on the ends.
  • Cross Belt Plate- Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles
    Object       This brass cross belt plate was fashioned to represent the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles. The rectangular plate is stamped with the initials “GLI” and the number one for 1st Battalion. There is also a thistle motif stamped in the centre. Raised in December of 1811, the Glengarry Light Infantry was ...
    Object     This brass cross belt plate was fashioned to represent the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles. The rectangular plate is stamped with the initials “GLI” and the number one for 1st Battalion. ...
  • Cross Belt Plate- 41st Regiment of Foot
    Object       This brass cross belt plate is stamped "41" and a crown which was created to represent the Forty-first Regiment of Foot, also known as the Welsh Regiment.The first battalion came to Canada from Ireland in 1800. Its services were at Detroit, Queenston, Miami, Frenchtown, Fort George, Stoney Creek, Fort Stephenson, ...
    Object     This brass cross belt plate is stamped "41" and a crown which was created to represent the Forty-first Regiment of Foot, also known as the Welsh Regiment.The first battalion came ...
  • Military Shako Plume
    Objectcomment       This plume with black feathers and a wooden base would have been placed on a soldier’s shako. It is believed to have belonged to Captain Martin McLellan who took part in the battle of Queenston Heights and was killed at the battle of Fort George on May 27, 1813. However, ...
    Objectcomment     This plume with black feathers and a wooden base would have been placed on a soldier’s shako. It is believed to have belonged to Captain Martin McLellan who took part ...
  • British Stove Pipe Shako Plate
    Object       This is a regulation issue plate for a stove pipe shako that was supplied to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest with a “GR” cipher surrounded by a Garter containing the motto of the Royal family. The motto is “Honi soit qui ...
    Object     This is a regulation issue plate for a stove pipe shako that was supplied to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest with ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sir Isaac Brock Hat Box
    Object       This is the black tin box for Sir Isaac Brock’s hat (971.275.1A) that arrived from England after his death at the Battle of Queenston Heights. The box is shaped to fit the hat. During his funeral, in 1824 and 1853, the hat was placed on the coffins. Many of the ...
    Object     This is the black tin box for Sir Isaac Brock’s hat (971.275.1A) that arrived from England after his death at the Battle of Queenston Heights. The box is shaped to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Floral Beaded Purse- c. 1800
    Object       This is a beaded purse, circa 1800s, with a green, blue, pink and red floral design and geometric patterned borders. The top of the purse has been ripped off. This purse can provide insight into the domestic fashion trends during the time of the War of 1812.
    Object     This is a beaded purse, circa 1800s, with a green, blue, pink and red floral design and geometric patterned borders. The top of the purse has been ripped off. This ...
  • Brown Leather Hatbox
    Object       This brown leather hatbox features a metal clasp and a red silk lining. The hatbox consists of two sections, so that two hats may be stored. The lid features a handle and the base features carved rosettes.
    Object     This brown leather hatbox features a metal clasp and a red silk lining. The hatbox consists of two sections, so that two hats may be stored. The lid features a ...
  • Bureau Scarf- c. 1808
    Object       This white bureau scarf is made of homespun flax and has a plain weave with a fringe on one end. It is believed to have been created by Magdelene Servos Whitemore sometime around 1808 and may have been used domestically during the War of 1812-1812.
    Object     This white bureau scarf is made of homespun flax and has a plain weave with a fringe on one end. It is believed to have been created by Magdelene Servos ...
  • White Silk Ribbon- c.1804
    Object       This white silk ribbon has a reverse weave with a sheen and plain area that is separated by a beaded weave. It is believed to have belonged to a United Empire Loyalist around 1804. This item can provide an understanding of the textiles used during the War of 1812 era.
    Object     This white silk ribbon has a reverse weave with a sheen and plain area that is separated by a beaded weave. It is believed to have belonged to a United ...
  • Military Uniform Epaulet- c. 1812
    Object       This gold braided epaulet, circa 1812, was worn as a decoration on part of a uniform. This epaulet is from the uniform of Captain Jacob A. Ball, who is believed to have been a Captain in the 1st Lincoln Militia during the War of 1812-1814. Jacob Ball shows up on ...
    Object     This gold braided epaulet, circa 1812, was worn as a decoration on part of a uniform. This epaulet is from the uniform of Captain Jacob A. Ball, who is believed ...
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