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  • Niagara Falls Seminary [school for young Ladies] advertisement, ca. 1840
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • Letter addressed by Benjamin Bates (bearer of the memorial) to a Member of the Legislature, ca. 1812.
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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 ...
  • William Hamilton Merritt Welland Canal circular, July 12, 1823
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • Broadside advertising a Real Estate Auction in the Village of Niagara Falls [New York], July, 1836
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • Order to create a General Board of Health in the Town of Niagara, June 25, 1832
    Image       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, ...
    Image     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 ...
  • Summons to Samuel Street from Thomas Merritt, 27 July 1819
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Broadside reporting the Fenian Invasion of Canada, June 2, 1866
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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'. ...
  • Marriage Certificate, Charles Henry Bell - Mary E. Tyrrell, 1894
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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 ...
  • Certificate of Marriage, John William Taylor - Susan Jones, 1851
    Text       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 ...
    Text     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, ...
  • Tintype of African American Man with Mustache [n.d.]
    Textmystery       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, ...
    Textmystery     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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 Bearded African American Man with Pendant Watch
    Textmystery       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 ...
    Textmystery     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 ...
  • Tintype of African American Couple in  Studio Portrait [n.d.]
    Textmystery       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 ...
    Textmystery     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 ...
  • Tintype of African American Man in Topcoat Standing with Chair [n.d.]
    Textmystery       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 ...
    Textmystery     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 of African American Woman with Ruffled Dress [n.d.]
    Textmystery       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 ...
    Textmystery     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 ...
  • Black / African Canadian History
    GroupImageText       Collection of records from the Richard Bell Family Fonds at Brock University c.1850 to 1950.
    GroupImageText     Collection of records from the Richard Bell Family Fonds at Brock University c.1850 to 1950.
  • 1812 History
    Group       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.
    Group     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 ...
  • Welland Canal Records
    Group       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.
    Group     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.
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