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  • Mohawk Sand and Gravel Company Stock Certificate, 1923
        This stock certificate showed that Albert A. McAlister had purchased four shares in the Mohawk Sand and Gravel Company on April 13th, 1923. This photograph was provided by Linda McAlister during a Digitization Day event held by the County of Brant Public Library. Do you have any historical items and ...
      This stock certificate showed that Albert A. McAlister had purchased four shares ...
  • Mary Jane Holding, c. 1800s
        10867 Alberts mother J.A. Edy & Co. Photographer Brantford, Ont.
      10867 Alberts mother J.A. Edy & Co. Photographer Brantford, Ont.
  • Marriage Certificate for Albert A. McAlister & Aleda Allen, 1900
        This 1900 marriage certificate confirms the wedding of Albert A. McAlister and Aleda Allen on the 19th of October, 1900. The certificate was signed in Mount Vernon; the officiating minister was the Rev. W.H. Haviland, and the witnesses were J.S. Allen and Eliza Allen. This photograph was provided by Linda ...
      This 1900 marriage certificate confirms the wedding of Albert A. McAlister and ...
  • 1947 Class Photo, Old Mount Pleasant School, Grades 1 & 2
        This photo show the Grades 1 and 2 classes of the Mount Pleasant Public School in 1947. It was provided by Pat Phelps Smeaton. This photo is Zoomify enabled! Click on the photo to zoom in and pan around so that you can see faces in full detail. Back row: ...
      This photo show the Grades 1 and 2 classes of the Mount ...
  • Bryning Manse
        House Summary Bryning Manse was built for Reverend John Bryning in 1830. Bryning had been an English merchant before he "got religion" and traveled to the New World where he eventually settled in Mount Pleasant to become the resident preacher. He was an important figure in the religious landscape of ...
      House Summary Bryning Manse was built for Reverend John Bryning in 1830. ...
  • All Saints' Anglican Church
        Building Summary All Saints’ Anglican Church is the oldest surviving church building in the village of Mount Pleasant. Typical of Anglican churches of the 1800s, the original congregation consisted mainly of Colonial elites. The architectural style is Gothic-vernacular, as many parishioners of the church helped to build the structure using ...
      Building Summary All Saints’ Anglican Church is the oldest surviving church building ...
  • The Townsend Mansion
        Summary This Georgian-revival structure built circa 1848 can be found in the small town of Mount Pleasant; it was constructed on lot 9 and part of lot 8. This property used to be 414 acres originally granted to William Sturgis. Eventually 100 acres was sold to Alvah Townsend, thus the ...
      Summary This Georgian-revival structure built circa 1848 can be found in the ...
  • Mount Pleasant United Church Manse
        Summary Located in Mount Pleasant, the United Church Manse was built to accompany the new Methodist church now known as the Mount Pleasant United Church. Designed by prominent Brantford architect John Turner and built in 1885, it has plain Georgian styling and repeats some of the architectural details of the ...
      Summary Located in Mount Pleasant, the United Church Manse was built to ...
  • Bryce Home
        Summary The Bryce home was constructed in 1853 by JR Ellis for the Scottish blacksmith and wagon maker George Bryce on land located in Mount Pleasant. Though it has been modified throughout the years, including a raised roof in a different style than the original and now missing the original ...
      Summary The Bryce home was constructed in 1853 by JR Ellis for ...
  • The Penny World by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Advance
        From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains the article "The Penny World". The article may not have been republished. Newspaper clippings donated by Liz (Robertson) Brown; reprinted with permission from ...
      From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for ...
  • The Work of Our Hands: A History of Mount Pleasant, 1799~1899
        The Work of Our Hands chronicles the history of the town of Mount Pleasant from its earliest settlements through the end of the 19th century. In order to have meaning, local history must relate all aspects of a particular community’s development to a larger context. Mount Pleasant stands out as ...
      The Work of Our Hands chronicles the history of the town of ...
  • Devlin Family Siblings, c. 1870s
        This photograph, taken c. 1870, depicts a group of Devlin family siblings from Mount Pleasant. It was printed on page 210 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest. The people in this photo are: Top row from left, G.F. Devlin; Jim Devlin; ...
      This photograph, taken c. 1870, depicts a group of Devlin family siblings ...
  • Mount Pleasant Foot Ball Club
        This undated photograph, probably taken in the early 1900s, shows the players of the Mount Pleasant Foot Ball Club. It was printed on page 224 of The Work of Our Hands by Sharon Jaeger, and was provided by Linda Guest. The men in the photo are, left to right: Back ...
      This undated photograph, probably taken in the early 1900s, shows the players ...
  • Postcard depicting Robert H. Bryce
        The reverse of the postcard reads: Wishing you the Compliments of the Season R H Bryce Redlands California A later inscription was added, reading: Robert H. Bryce Son of George Bryce of Mt. Pleasant Settled in Winnipeg
      The reverse of the postcard reads: Wishing you the Compliments of the ...
  • Phelps/Guest House
        Summary Located on the Phelps tract, a 1200 acre parcel of land granted by Joseph Brant to Epaphras Lord Phelps in 1804, the Phelps-Guest house was originally built in the 1840s. The original stone home has received two significant additions: a board and batten addition at the rear of the ...
      Summary Located on the Phelps tract, a 1200 acre parcel of land ...
  • Bill, Harold & Stan Phelps and Others, Mount Pleasant
        This photograph shows Bill, Harold and Stan Phelps of Mount Pleasant along with some other unidentified people. It was provided by Linda (Phelps) Guest.
      This photograph shows Bill, Harold and Stan Phelps of Mount Pleasant along ...
  • Stanley & Mrs. W. Phelps on Horse-Cart, Mount Pleasant
        This photograph shows Stanley and Mrs. W. Phelps riding on a horse-drawn carriage. It was provided by Linda (Phelps) Guest.
      This photograph shows Stanley and Mrs. W. Phelps riding on a horse-drawn ...
  • Epaphras Lord Phelps (Onasquesakon), Brant's Secretary
        This copy of a painting portrays Epaphras Lord Phelps, also known as Onasquesakon. Originally a school teacher from the United States, he taught a school in Long Point, Blenheim and in Brant's Mohawk village; later, from 1800 to 1812, he was Joseph Brant's white secretary. He was trusted enough by ...
      This copy of a painting portrays Epaphras Lord Phelps, also known as ...
  • Jim and Charles Guest, Guest Bros. Butchers, 734 Mt. Pleasant Road, c. 19th century
        This photograph, which appears to be from the 19th century, shows Jack and Charles Guest, the brothers who operated the Guest Bros. Butchers business. They operated from the small house depicted, which was the original Guest residence at 734 Mount Pleasant Rd. This photograph was printed on page 186 of ...
      This photograph, which appears to be from the 19th century, shows Jack ...
  • Hiram Phelps (1804-1877), son of Epaphras Lord Phelps, Mount Pleasant
        This copy of a portrait painting depicts Hiram Phelps, the son of Epaphras Lord Phelps. Hiram was a successful farmer, and took a great interest in local affairs. He was Reeve of Brantford Township in 1854. His family lived in a large home on the Phelps tract, now 513 Mount ...
      This copy of a portrait painting depicts Hiram Phelps, the son of ...
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