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  • At the Forks of the Grand: Volume I
        This local history book traces the history of Paris from the initial exploration of the region, its development and foundation under Hiram Capron, and its economic and social development following its incorporation until 1918. Donald A. Smith is the principal author. Chapter 20, on Newspapers and Editors, was written by ...
      This local history book traces the history of Paris from the initial ...
  • At the Forks of the Grand: Volume II
        The second volume of At the Forks of the Grand was published in 1982, not long after the reprinting of Volume I. Its chapters were originally printed as segments in The Paris Star. While the first volume is primarily an account of the foundation and political/economic development of Paris, the ...
      The second volume of At the Forks of the Grand was published ...
  • The Forgotten Brother: John Carlyle
        This book by Joseph A. Scott traces the history of the "forgotten" Carlyle brother, John Carlyle. He was the half-brother of the much more famous Thomas Carlyle, historian and philosopher. John was born in Scotland, but emigrated to North America and eventually moved to Mount Pleasant, where he lived most ...
      This book by Joseph A. Scott traces the history of the "forgotten" ...
  • Brant County Gazetteer & Directory, 1869-70
        This gazetteer and directory for the County of Brant lists many of the business and individual proprietors operating within the County's communities in the years 1869-70. The advertisements, many for local businesses, also provide a vibrant image of the County as it was at the time. This photograph was provided ...
      This gazetteer and directory for the County of Brant lists many of ...
  • History of the Glen Morris Library: One Hundred Years
        This book documents the history of the Glen Morris library from its founding in 1888 to its hundredth anniversary in 1988. The Glen Morris library is now one of the five branches of the County of Brant Public Library, following the County's amalgamation in 1999.
      This book documents the history of the Glen Morris library from its ...
  • The Martial Spirit: A History of the Sedentary Militia and the Six Nations Warriors of the Former Brant County Area 1784-1884
        This book by Roger Sharpe describes the history of the Sedentary Militia and Six Nations warriors who were active in the area of the County of Brant, primarily focusing on their involvement in the War of 1812 and the Patriot Rebellion of 1837-39. This online edition of the book was ...
      This book by Roger Sharpe describes the history of the Sedentary Militia ...
  • Soldiers and Warriors: The Early Volunteer Militia of Brant County, 1856-1866
        This book by Roger Sharpe traces the early history of the volunteer militia of Brant County, focusing on the period of 1856-1866. It is provided with the permission of the author and the Canadian Military Heritage Museum.
      This book by Roger Sharpe traces the early history of the volunteer ...
  • The History of the County of Brant, volume I, by F. Douglas Reville
        This book by F. Douglas Reville chronicles the history of the County of Brant from its beginning to the time of the book's publication in 1920. Volume I focuses on Brantford and the political organization of the County, while Volume II discusses Paris, the actions of the County in World ...
      This book by F. Douglas Reville chronicles the history of the County ...
  • The Early Political and Military History of Burford, by Major R. Cuthbertson Muir
        This 1913 book by Major Robert Cuthbertson Muir describes the history of Burford from its founding up to the time it was written. Part 1 focuses primarily on the town's political history; part 2 provides a detailed military description. This book can be downloaded as an Adobe Acrobat Reader .PDF ...
      This 1913 book by Major Robert Cuthbertson Muir describes the history of ...
  • The Annual Volunteer and Service Militia List of Canada, 1st March 1867
        This book contains a list of the militia for Canada in 1867. Of note, it was published in March 1867, prior to Confederation, and thus discusses the Province of Canada rather than Canada as a country. Entries for Brant can be found on page 13 (Brigade Major); 53 (38th Brant ...
      This book contains a list of the militia for Canada in 1867. ...
  • The Early Political and Military History of Burford
        Considered one of the most authoritative works on the history of Burford, Muir's work is still referred to by historians of the County of Brant.
      Considered one of the most authoritative works on the history of Burford, ...
  • A Movement of the Spirit, by Roger Sharpe
        A Movement of the Spirit: the History of St. James Anglican Church, Paris, 1839-2010, by Roger Sharpe.
      A Movement of the Spirit: the History of St. James Anglican Church, ...
  • Brant County Illustrated [Atlas]
        This atlas of Brant County is part of the series of county atlases produced across Canada from 1874 to 1881. It contains overview information about the County of Brant as it then was, maps of all of its constituent communities, and photographs and illustrations of notable personages and locations. Notably, ...
      This atlas of Brant County is part of the series of county ...
  • 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‚Äôs development to a larger context. Mount Pleasant stands out as ...
      The Work of Our Hands chronicles the history of the town of ...
  • The Militia Stood Alone
        This book examines an important event in the early history of Oakland Township of the County of Brant: the Battle at Malcolm's Mills. This battle took place on November 6, 1814 and was the final battle fought on Canadian soil during the war of 1812. In October 1814, an invading ...
      This book examines an important event in the early history of Oakland ...
  • Strike Against Penmans, Paris, 1949
        This 1981 book by Donald A. Smith documents the Penmans strike of 1949. He devotes several chapters to the historical context of the strike, and draws extensively on the personal recollections of individuals involved on both sides of the strike. The Penmans strike was a major event in the history ...
      This 1981 book by Donald A. Smith documents the Penmans strike of ...
  • Paris High School, 1929 - 1951
        This 1974 book provides a very personal history of Paris High School. Author Donald A. Smith was a teacher and a principal there, and this memoir covers the years from 1929 - 1951 when he was most active there. He discusses his memories of the school and the many changes ...
      This 1974 book provides a very personal history of Paris High School. ...
  • Herons and Cobblestones: A History of Five Oaks and the Bethel Area of Brantford Township, County of Brant
        This 2003 book was created by the Grand River Heritage Mines Society in celebration of its tenth anniversary. It documents the history of the Five Oaks and Bethel areas of Brantford Township both before and after European settlement, including documentation of the area's numerous mines. One chapter is devoted to ...
      This 2003 book was created by the Grand River Heritage Mines Society ...
  • Oakland Township: Two Hundred Years - Volume 1
        This book documents the history of Oakland Township, written for its bicentennial. In nearly 2000 pages it documents the Township's history in very great detail, providing information on a variety of aspects of Township life. It is divided into five volumes, the final two made up of two parts each. ...
      This book documents the history of Oakland Township, written for its bicentennial. ...
  • Oakland Township: Two Hundred Years - Volume 2
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