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  • Niagara Falls Seminary [school for young Ladies] advertisement, ca. 1840
        One broadside advertising the Niagara Falls Seminary [school for young Ladies], run by Mrs. Shotter of Drummondville, ca. 1840. The advertisement contains information about fees and courses, including a complete English education, music, French, drawing and flower painting, and dancing. The bottom of the page contains a list of references ...
      One broadside advertising the Niagara Falls Seminary [school for young Ladies], run ...
  • Letter addressed by Benjamin Bates (bearer of the memorial) to a Member of the Legislature, ca. 1812.
        A 14-page manuscript with the caption title "The following Letter was addressed by Benjamin Bates (bearer of the memorial) to a Member of the Legislature". The letter is a personal appeal made to a specific member of the Virginia Legislature, asking that the Quakers be excluded from serving in the ...
      A 14-page manuscript with the caption title "The following Letter was addressed ...
  • William Hamilton Merritt Welland Canal circular, July 12, 1823
        This circular, dated at St. Catharines, July 12, 1823, and addressed to Alexander Hamilton, Esq., from W. Hamilton Merritt, is one of the earliest printed references to the construction of the Welland Canal. That same year, Merritt had organized local meetings to gain support of his plan to build a ...
      This circular, dated at St. Catharines, July 12, 1823, and addressed to ...
  • Broadside advertising a Real Estate Auction in the Village of Niagara Falls [New York], July, 1836
        A broadside advertising an 'Extensive sale of Real Estate at Public Auction, in the Village of Niagara Falls', [New York]. It is dated at Niagara Falls, July, 1836. The text reads 'The proprietors offer for sale the whole of their Real Estate at Auction. Probably there is not in our ...
      A broadside advertising an 'Extensive sale of Real Estate at Public Auction, ...
  • Order to create a General Board of Health in the Town of Niagara, June 25, 1832
        A broadside titled 'In Special Sessions' dated at Niagara, June 25, 1832, ordering that a General Board of Health be established at the Town of Niagara, and branch boards at Queenston, Chippawa, Waterloo, Ferry, Port Dalhousie and the line of the Welland Canal. Present at the session were James Muirhead, ...
      A broadside titled 'In Special Sessions' dated at Niagara, June 25, 1832, ...
  • Summons to Samuel Street from Thomas Merritt, 27 July 1819
        A summons addressed to Samuel Street, Esquire, to appear as a Grand Juror at the District Court in the Town of Niagara, on August 16, [1819]. The summons is dated July 27, 1819 and is signed by Thomas Merritt, Sheriff. The summons reads 'To Sameul Street, Esq. of the Township ...
      A summons addressed to Samuel Street, Esquire, to appear as a Grand ...
  • Broadside reporting the Fenian Invasion of Canada, June 2, 1866
        One broadside reporting the Fenian invasion of Canada, dated June 2, 1866. This 'news extra' states that 'the Old Fort Erie [is]in their possession…Active preparations to drive back the freebooters'. The report further states that 'volunteers responded to the call of turnout with hearty goodwill. They expressed the hope that ...
      One broadside reporting the Fenian invasion of Canada, dated June 2, 1866. ...
  • Marriage Certificate, Charles Henry Bell - Mary E. Tyrrell, 1894
        A marriage certificate for Charles Henry Bell and Mary E. Tyrrell dated August 9, 1894 in St. Catharines, Ontario. The certificate is signed by Rev. Thos. Bones, Baptist Minister, and certified by J. Albert Pay, Division Registrar, for the Division of St. Catharines in the County of Lincoln. This certificate ...
      A marriage certificate for Charles Henry Bell and Mary E. Tyrrell dated ...
  • Certificate of Marriage, John William Taylor - Susan Jones, 1851
        A certificate of marriage, dated August 10, 1851, for John William Taylor, of St. Catharines, to Susan Jones, also of St. Catharines. The certificate is signed by a William Wilkinson, Baptist Minister. This marriage certificate was in the possession of Rick Bell, of St. Catharines, Ontario. Rick Bell's mother, Iris ...
      A certificate of marriage, dated August 10, 1851, for John William Taylor, ...
  • Tintype of African American Man with Mustache [n.d.]
        An unidentified gentleman sporting a handlebar mustache stands with a chair beside a curtain in this small black and white tintype photograph. The name of the photographer and the location of the studio are unknown. This tintype was among the family memorabilia owned by Iris Sloman Bell, of St. Catharines, ...
      An unidentified gentleman sporting a handlebar mustache stands with a chair beside ...
  • Tintype of Two African American Ladies with Niagara Falls Backdrop [n.d.]
        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 ...
      Two women sit in front of a painted backdrop of Niagara Falls ...
  • Tintype of African American Man Standing with Bowler Hat [n.d.]
        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 ...
      An unidentified man stands in the foreground of a painted landscape backdrop ...
  • Tintype of African American Woman with Feathered Hat [n.d.]
        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 ...
      An unidentified woman with feathered hat poses in this small black and ...
  • Tintype of Bearded African American Man with Pendant Watch
        This small black and white tintype features an unidentified African American man posing for his photograph while seated in a chair. The location of the studio and the name of the photographer are unknown. This tintype was in the possession of Iris Sloman Bell, of St. Catharines, Ontario. Relatives of ...
      This small black and white tintype features an unidentified African American man ...
  • Tintype of African American Couple in  Studio Portrait [n.d.]
        An unidentified African American man and woman are featured in this small black and white tintype photograph. The woman's headband and neck bow, along with the floral design on the tablecloth, have been highlighted in red. The name of the photographer and the location of the studio are unknown. This ...
      An unidentified African American man and woman are featured in this small ...
  • Tintype of African American Man in Topcoat Standing with Chair [n.d.]
        An unidentified African American gentleman in topcoat stands with his hand on the back of a fringed upholstered chair against a painted studio scene in this small black and white tintype. The name of the photographer and the location of the studio are unknown. This tintype was in the possession ...
      An unidentified African American gentleman in topcoat stands with his hand on ...
  • Tintype of African American Woman with Ruffled Dress [n.d.]
        An unidentified woman wearing a hat and dress with ruffled skirt leans against an upholstered chair in this small black and white tintype photograph. The name of the photographer and the location of the studio are unknown. The corners of the tintype have been clipped. This photograph was in the ...
      An unidentified woman wearing a hat and dress with ruffled skirt leans ...
  • Black / African Canadian History
        Collection of records from the Richard Bell Family Fonds at Brock University c.1850 to 1950.
      Collection of records from the Richard Bell Family Fonds at Brock University ...
  • 1812 History
        The 1812 History Project is an effort to make records and artefacts from the War of 1812 era accessible via the Internet. The history of the War of 1812 is far reaching. There is much to learn and share. More information can be found at www.1812history.com.
      The 1812 History Project is an effort to make records and artefacts ...
  • Welland Canal Records
        Survey maps and records concerning the construction and course of the First and Second Welland Canal through the Niagara Peninsula. These records span the years 1826 to the 1860s.
      Survey maps and records concerning the construction and course of the First ...
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