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The Battle of Fort George

This pamphlet, through the use of primary research, provides a comprehensive description of the Battle of Fort George in May 1813. It begins with a ...

The Battle of Fort George
General Regulations and Orders, 1804

A book of general regulations and orders by the War Office of Great Britain, inscribed by L. Colonel Brock. (SPCL UE 58 G73 1804) This book of ...

General Regulations and Orders, 1804
The Manual and Platoon Exercises, 1804

A book of general regulations and orders by the War Office of Great Britain, inscribed by L. Colonel Brock. (SPCL UE 58 G73 1804) This book of ...

The Manual and Platoon Exercises, 1804
Legal Record of J.W. Crooks, Surveyor, to John Crisler, Pathmaster

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 ...

Legal Record of J.W. Crooks, Surveyor, to John Crisler, Pathmaster
Receipt of Payment for War Loss Claims- John D. Servos

A receipt for John D. Servos acknowledging the payment of 58 pounds, 17 shillings and 7 pence, or one third of his losses incurred during the war of ...

Receipt of Payment for War Loss Claims- John D. Servos
Letter from John Clark from Fort George to Major Jacob Ten Broeck- Shortage of Men

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 ...

Letter from John Clark from Fort George to Major Jacob Ten Broeck- Shortage of Men
Scrapbook- War of 1812-14 and other Documents, Monuments, Cairns, tablets erected in 1923 in memory of battles in 1912-1914

This scrapbook contains various newspaper clippings that discuss the War of 1812-1814. It focuses mainly on the centennial events and memorials of ...

Scrapbook- War of 1812-14 and other Documents, Monuments, Cairns, tablets erected in 1923 in memory of battles in 1912-1914
Original book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrement and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church

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 ...

Original book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrement and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church
The General Gazetteer; or, compendious Geographical Dictionary, in Miniature

A pocket book originally written by R. Brookes, M.D. The book contains a description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities, Towns, ...

The General Gazetteer; or, compendious Geographical Dictionary, in Miniature
War of 1812 Photographs: Tecumseh, Four Veterans and a Blade

This consists of 6 photos that include: an artistic representation of Tecumseh, a blade, and four gentlemen that are War of 1812 veterans. A 1911 ...

War of 1812 Photographs: Tecumseh, Four Veterans and a Blade
Certificate of Achievement- John Pettit, March 26, 1825

A certificate of achievement for John Pettit, Esq. of Grimsby for undertaking the task of carrying dispatches throughout the Niagara Region on behalf ...

Certificate of Achievement- John Pettit, March 26, 1825
Barn at Hermitage

The Hermitage was the farm of William Nelles (1769-1850) and was built near the lake on Lot 6, Concession 1, in c.1800. Nelles was the brother of ...

Barn at Hermitage
Medical Discharge Certificate- Isaac Smith, November 4, 1812

A medical discharge from military duty for Isaac Smith. Confirmed by Dr. Robert Kerr and John [J]. Taylor, attest by Lieut. Jonathon Pettit and ...

Medical Discharge Certificate- Isaac Smith, November 4, 1812
Military Receipt of Pay- Captain Henry Nelles to other Regiments under Command of Grimsby Residents

A receipt of pay, dated June 2, 1814, from Captain Henry Nelles (1789-1841) to other companies within the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This ...

Military Receipt of Pay- Captain Henry Nelles to other Regiments under Command of Grimsby Residents
Memorandum of Pay and Allowance due to Captain H. Nelles

A memorandum of pay and allowance due to Captain H. Nelles (1789-1841) from May 23-31 1814 and July 1st to last 1815. It also states pay due for six ...

Memorandum of Pay and Allowance due to Captain H. Nelles
Payroll List of 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia for Captain Henry Nelles- July 4 to 28, 1814

A payroll list, dated July 4th to the 28th, 1814, for Captain Henry Nelles' Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment ...

Payroll List of 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia for Captain Henry Nelles- July 4 to 28, 1814
Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Henry Nelles Company- July 4th to the 28th, 1814

A muster roll, dated July 4th to the 28th, 1814, for Captain Henry Nelles' Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment ...

Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Henry Nelles Company- July 4th to the 28th, 1814
Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Henry Nelles Company- July 4th to the 24th, 1814

A muster roll, dated July 4th to 24th 1814, for Captain Henry Nelles' Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated ...

Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Henry Nelles Company- July 4th to the 24th, 1814
Record of Military Pay issued by Captain Henry Nelles- December 30, 1815

A record of army pay issued by Captain Henry Nelles (1789-1841) for December 30, 1815. It is handwritten with ink and has an "X" through the figures ...

Record of Military Pay issued by Captain Henry Nelles- December 30, 1815
Pay Record for Lieut. Henry Nelles, 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia- December 25th,1812 to January 20th, 1813

A record of pay for Lieut. Henry Nelles (1789-1841) of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia from December 25, 1812 to January 20, 1813. The pay ...

Pay Record for Lieut. Henry Nelles, 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia- December 25th,1812 to January 20th, 1813
Military Commission of Robert Nelles- June 25, 1802

A certificate of Commission for Robert Nelles (1761-1842), Esquire, as Deputy Lieutenant. It is signed by Robert Hamilton, Lieutenant, County ...

Military Commission of Robert Nelles- June 25, 1802
Pay Roll- William Nelles Company

A handwritten list of men who acknowledged receiving payment in full from Captain William Nelles (1769-1850) for their services in the militia. ...

Pay Roll- William Nelles Company
Henry Nelles Home- Cell for American Prisoners

A black and white photograph of the lock up located in the basement of the Nelles house (125 Main Street West) that existed during the War of 1812. ...

Henry Nelles Home- Cell for American Prisoners
Memorandum of Militia Pay due for July, 1815- Captain Henry Nelles

A memorandum of Militia Pay due for July 1815. Men's names and amounts due are handwritten on paper. It can be assumed that these men belong to the ...

Memorandum of Militia Pay due for July, 1815- Captain Henry Nelles
Militia General Orders, Kingston- August 18, 1815

Militia General Orders from Kingston, dated August 1815, signed by N. Coffin, Adjutant General of Militia. The document contains an extract of a ...

Militia General Orders, Kingston- August 18, 1815
Military Commission- Jonathan Pettit, January 3, 1809

A commission appointing Jonathon Pettit from Ensign to Lieutenant in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. It is dated January 3, 1809 and is ...

Military Commission- Jonathan Pettit, January 3, 1809
Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia under the command of Capt. H. Nelles- May 23 to 29, 1814

A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia under the command of Captain H. Nelles (1789-1841) who were employed in the ...

Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia under the command of Capt. H. Nelles- May 23 to 29, 1814
Van Buskirk Blacksmith Shop

Photo of Van Buskirk blacksmith shop on Main Street West in Grimsby. During the War of 1812, Allan Nixon was known to have owned the blacksmith shop ...

Van Buskirk Blacksmith Shop
Militia Payroll- 1812

A militia paylist believed to be dated 1812. The militia name is unknown but the list is signed by a William Lyons. The names included on the pay ...

Militia Payroll- 1812
Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Lt. Col. Robert Nelles- October 11 to November 1, 1814

A muster roll of soldiers in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln militia under the command of Lt. Col. Robert Nelles (1761-1842) from October 11 to ...

Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Lt. Col. Robert Nelles- October 11 to November 1, 1814
Lake Lodge Barn

A black and white photograph of the original barn at Lake Lodge, built in 1801, as it was being demolished. Written in ink on the photograph is : ...

Lake Lodge Barn
Muster Roll for various companies in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia- July 4th to the 28th, 1814

A muster roll for different companies of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia dated July 4th to the 28th 1814. Names included on the Muster ...

Muster Roll for various companies in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia- July 4th to the 28th, 1814
Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Jonathan Moore's company- July 25 to August 24, 1812

A muster roll, dated July 25 to August 24, 1812, of Jonathon Moore's Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment participated ...

Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Jonathan Moore's company- July 25 to August 24, 1812
Muster Roll of 4th Lincoln Militia, Captain William Nelles' Company- April 28th to May 24th, 1813

A muster roll, dated April 28th to May 24th, 1813, of Captain William Nellis' (sic) (1769-1850) Company of the the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln ...

Muster Roll of 4th Lincoln Militia, Captain William Nelles' Company- April 28th to May 24th, 1813
Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Jonathan Pettit's Company- July 4th to July 26th, 1814

A muster roll, dated July 4th to 26th, 1814, of Captain Jonathon Pettit's Company of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This regiment ...

Muster Roll of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, Captain Jonathan Pettit's Company- July 4th to July 26th, 1814
Military Commission of Robert Nelles- October 10, 1815

A military commission for Robert Nelles, Esquire (1761-1842), as Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. It is signed by ...

Military Commission of Robert Nelles-  October 10, 1815
"Roll of thoes (sic) men that was on the Ground after the battle", addressed to Captain Wm. Nelles- 1812

A muster roll, addressed to Captain (Johann) Wm. Nelles,(1769-1850, brother of Robert Nelles) titled: "Roll of thoes(sic) men that was on the ground ...

"Roll of thoes (sic) men that was on the Ground after the battle", addressed to Captain Wm. Nelles- 1812
First Nations at the Battle of the Forty Ceremony- June 8, 1955

A black and white photograph of six First Nations people playing instruments at the Ceremony unveiling a plaque commemorating the engagement at Forty ...

First Nations at the Battle of the Forty Ceremony- June 8, 1955
"A Notable Niagara Centennial"- Newspaper article written by Fred Williams

A newspaper article written by Fred Williams titled, "A Notable Niagara Centennial" where he discusses the death of John Crooks and his experiences ...

"A Notable Niagara Centennial"- Newspaper article written by Fred Williams
Handwritten agreement between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby- July 9, 1812,

A handwritten agreement, dated July 9, 1812, between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby (Labourer and Frenchman). Gerau had agreed to ...

Handwritten agreement between John Beamer of Grimsby and Lewis Gerau of Grimsby- July 9, 1812,

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