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  • British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1875
    Textmystery       This is a quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by R. Miller, Minister, and dated November 28, 1875. It was in the possession of the Rick Bell Family of St. Catharines, Ontario. Relatives of the Bell family include former Black slaves from the United States who ...
    Textmystery     This is a quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by R. Miller, Minister, and dated November 28, 1875. It was in the possession of the Rick ...
  • British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1874
    Textmystery       A quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by Walter Hawkins, Minister, issued on August 16, 1874. This ticket was in the possession of the Richard Bell Family of St. Catharines.
    Textmystery     A quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by Walter Hawkins, Minister, issued on August 16, 1874. This ticket was in the possession of the Richard Bell ...
  • British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1879
    Textmystery       A first quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by W. Grayson, Minister, and dated August 1, 1879. This ticket was in the possession of the Rick Bell Family of St. Catharines, Ontario. Relatives of the Bell family include former Black slaves from the United States who ...
    Textmystery     A first quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by W. Grayson, Minister, and dated August 1, 1879. This ticket was in the possession of the Rick ...
  • British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1884
    Textmystery       A third quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by the Minister, and dated February 17, 1884. This ticket was in the possession of the Rick Bell family of St. Catharines, Ontario. Relatives of the Bell family include former Black slaves from the United States who settled ...
    Textmystery     A third quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by the Minister, and dated February 17, 1884. This ticket was in the possession of the Rick Bell ...
  • British Methodist Episcopal Church Tithing Ticket, 1889
    Textmystery       A second quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by Rev. P. Brooks, Minister, issued on November 24, 1889. This ticket was in the possession of the Richard Bell family of St. Catharines, Ontario. The Bell family ancestry includes former Black American slaves who settled in Canada.
    Textmystery     A second quarterly tithing ticket from the British Methodist Episcopal Church, signed by Rev. P. Brooks, Minister, issued on November 24, 1889. This ticket was in the possession of the ...
  • William Still's Boarding House advertisement [n.d.]
    Textmystery       Original advertisement for William Still's Boarding House, No. 832 South Street, below 9th, south side Philad'a [sic]. Not dated. The advertisement includes handwritten marginalia, possibly by William Still, on the left-hand side referring to St. Catharines. There is a small embossed stamp on the upper left-hand corner of the advertisement. ...
    Textmystery     Original advertisement for William Still's Boarding House, No. 832 South Street, below 9th, south side Philad'a [sic]. Not dated. The advertisement includes handwritten marginalia, possibly by William Still, on the ...
  • St. Catharines Public Schools Honor Pupils certificate to Bessie Bell, December 1910.
    Textmystery       A St. Catharines Public Schools Honor Pupils certificate presented to Bessie Bell, dated December 8, 1910 and signed by G. E. Lounsbury, Teacher. This certificate was in the possession of the Richard Bell Family of St. Catharines, Ontario.
    Textmystery     A St. Catharines Public Schools Honor Pupils certificate presented to Bessie Bell, dated December 8, 1910 and signed by G. E. Lounsbury, Teacher. This certificate was in the possession of ...
  • W.W. Tyrrill receipt, June 1888
    Textmysterycomment       A receipt from W.W. Tyrrill, of St. Catharines, Ontario dated June 2, 1888, for a ladies Swiss watch priced at $11.00. The receipt is a rental agreement which specifies the terms of a fee payment schedule. Information on the receipt indicates Mr. Tyrrill sold watches, jewelry, silver plated goods, albums ...
    Textmysterycomment     A receipt from W.W. Tyrrill, of St. Catharines, Ontario dated June 2, 1888, for a ladies Swiss watch priced at $11.00. The receipt is a rental agreement which specifies the ...
  • Tintype of Girl Peering through Lattice [n.d.]
    Textmystery       A young African American girl peers through a lattice window in an unknown photographer's studio in this small black and white tintype. The girl in the photo is unidentified. There are slight scratches on the surface of the tintype, which is cut in a hexagonal shape. This tintype was in ...
    Textmystery     A young African American girl peers through a lattice window in an unknown photographer's studio in this small black and white tintype. The girl in the photo is unidentified. There ...
  • Tintype of African American Man Standing at Wooden Fence [n.d.]
    Textmystery       An unidentified African American man poses beside a wooden fence in the studio of an unknown photographer in this small black and white tintype photograph. A painted landscape serves as the backdrop. This tintype was in the possession of Iris Sloman Bell, of St. Catharines, Ontario. The Sloman - Bell ...
    Textmystery     An unidentified African American man poses beside a wooden fence in the studio of an unknown photographer in this small black and white tintype photograph. A painted landscape serves as ...
  • Tintype of African American Woman Standing with Book [n.d.]
    Textmystery       A woman standing with a book beside a table covered with a decorative cloth is featured in this small black and white tintype photograph. The tintype has been mounted in a paper slip frame with gold edging. There is a small area of red, hand-colored highlighting on the tablecloth. The ...
    Textmystery     A woman standing with a book beside a table covered with a decorative cloth is featured in this small black and white tintype photograph. The tintype has been mounted in ...
  • Tintype of Three African American Women [n.d.]
    Textmystery       Three unidentified Black women, two seated and one standing, pose against a painted backdrop in the studio of an unknown photographer. This small black and white tintype has been cut on the upper and lower left-hand corners. The back of the tintype is a copper color. This photograph was among ...
    Textmystery     Three unidentified Black women, two seated and one standing, pose against a painted backdrop in the studio of an unknown photographer. This small black and white tintype has been cut ...
  • Tintype of Seated African American Gentleman [n.d.]
    Textmystery       An unidentified young African American gentleman sits cross-legged on a decorative wooden stool in this small black and white tintype photograph. The date and name of the photographer are unknown. Hand-colored red detailing is visible on the curtain cord and the tablecloth. This tintype was in the possession of Iris ...
    Textmystery     An unidentified young African American gentleman sits cross-legged on a decorative wooden stool in this small black and white tintype photograph. The date and name of the photographer are unknown. ...
  • Tintype of Young African American Woman Standing with Purse [n.d.]
    Textmystery       An unidentified young African American woman stands beside a chair in this small black and white tintype, undated. The name of the photographer is unknown. This tintype was in the possession of the Iris Sloman Bell, of St. Catharines. The Sloman - Bell families have relatives who are descended from ...
    Textmystery     An unidentified young African American woman stands beside a chair in this small black and white tintype, undated. The name of the photographer is unknown. This tintype was in the ...
  • Tintype of African American Woman with Fan [n.d.]
    Textmystery       This small tintype features a young Black woman standing in front of a painted backdrop with a large stone in the foreground at the studio of an unknown photographer. The unidentified woman is wearing a hat and holding a round fan. This black and white tintype was in the possession ...
    Textmystery     This small tintype features a young Black woman standing in front of a painted backdrop with a large stone in the foreground at the studio of an unknown photographer. The ...
  • Tintype of Man with Derby Hat leaning against Chair [n.d.]
    Textmystery       An unidentified young Black gentleman poses beside a chair in this small tintype photograph. Both the name of the photographer and the date the photo was taken are unknown. The upper and lower left-hand corners have been cut and the tintype is slightly discolored and bent. This tintype was among ...
    Textmystery     An unidentified young Black gentleman poses beside a chair in this small tintype photograph. Both the name of the photographer and the date the photo was taken are unknown. The ...
  • Signed Tintype of African American Men in Derby Hats [n.d.]
    Textmystery       This undated small black and white tintype, slightly scratched, discolored and bent with age, shows a group of Black men posing for an unknown photographer. There is handwritten signature scratched into the reverse which appears to read "B.J." and "Owen" (see digital image of reverse). The original also has a ...
    Textmystery     This undated small black and white tintype, slightly scratched, discolored and bent with age, shows a group of Black men posing for an unknown photographer. There is handwritten signature scratched ...
  • Tintype of African American Woman with Feathered Hat [n.d.]
    Textmystery       An unidentified woman with feathered hat poses in this small black and white tintype photograph. The corners have been cut, and there are several scratches and blemishes on the surface. The name of the photographer and the location of the studio are unknown. This tintype was in the possession of ...
    Textmystery     An unidentified woman with feathered hat poses in this small black and white tintype photograph. The corners have been cut, and there are several scratches and blemishes on the surface. ...
  • Tintype of African American Man Standing with Bowler Hat [n.d.]
    Textmystery       An unidentified man stands in the foreground of a painted landscape backdrop in this small black and white tintype photograph. The man's cheeks have been highlighted in red. The name of the photographer and the location of the studio are unknown. This tintype was in the possession of Iris Sloman ...
    Textmystery     An unidentified man stands in the foreground of a painted landscape backdrop in this small black and white tintype photograph. The man's cheeks have been highlighted in red. The name ...
  • Tintype of Two African American Ladies with Niagara Falls Backdrop [n.d.]
    Textmystery       Two women sit in front of a painted backdrop of Niagara Falls in this undated black and white tintype photograph. The women and the photographer are unidentified. Both women are wearing hats and one woman has a parasol. This small tintype was in the possession of Iris Sloman Bell, of ...
    Textmystery     Two women sit in front of a painted backdrop of Niagara Falls in this undated black and white tintype photograph. The women and the photographer are unidentified. Both women are ...
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Black / African Canadian History


Collection of records from the Richard Bell Family Fonds at Brock University c.1850 to 1950.