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  • 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. ...
  • Certificate Gazetting Captain Henry Moyle, Captain of 2nd Brant Battalion, 1857
        This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the 2nd Brant Battalion of the Sedentary Militia of Upper Canada on November 27, 1856. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum ...
      This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the 2nd ...
  • Certificate Gazetting Captain Henry Moyle, Captain of North Riding Reserve Militia 3rd Brigade #5, 1870
        This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the Number Five Company Division, Reserve Militia of the Regimental Division of the North Riding of Brant on February 20, 1869. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display ...
      This certificate documents Captain Henry Moyle's assignment as Captain of the Number ...
  • Barns of the County of Brant
        A Photographic Record of Barns in the County of Brant. In 1992 the County of Brant and The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario decided to prepare a photographic inventory of architecturally interesting barns. The decision to prepare the inventory was based on the fact that barns are changing as a result ...
      A Photographic Record of Barns in the County of Brant. In 1992 ...
  • Baptist Picnic, Burt's Grove, June 19 1909
        This photograph shows a church picnic in Burt's Grove, a mile north of Paris. At one time, a trolley line ran through this area. The area was popular for church picnics. Members of the Crouse family are likely in this image. Ted Wallace has provided information on the location of ...
      This photograph shows a church picnic in Burt's Grove, a mile north ...
  • 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 ...
  • 1812-era American Cutlass
        This cutlass was carried by American soldiers during the War of 1812. This cutlass was used in the Battle of Malcolm's Mills, at Oakland, County of Brant. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military ...
      This cutlass was carried by American soldiers during the War of 1812. ...
  • 1812-era British Belt Axe
        This British belt axe was carried by Canadian or British soldiers during the War of 1812. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. It can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.
      This British belt axe was carried by Canadian or British soldiers during ...
  • Dufferin Rifle Members, Non-Commissioned Officers 1897
        This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a unit which operated out of Brantford and which drew members from across the County. These photos were provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in ...
      This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a ...
  • Dufferin Rifle Members, Non-Commissioned Officers 1897
        This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a unit which operated out of Brantford and which drew members from across the County. These photos were provided by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in ...
      This set of photographs shows non-commissioned officers for the Dufferin Rifles, a ...
  • Assorted Regimental Buttons
        These regimental buttons were worn by soldiers who belonged to a variety of regiments operating within the County of Brant. These artifacts were provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford. This picture is ...
      These regimental buttons were worn by soldiers who belonged to a variety ...
  • Cannon Ball
        This cannon ball was found in Port Dover after the U.S. Navy entered the port in the War of 1812-1814. This artifact was provided for photography by Richard Shaver from his personal collection. They can be seen on display at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum in Brantford.
      This cannon ball was found in Port Dover after the U.S. Navy ...
  • Place Settings: Collected Works Celebrating the County of Brant
        Place Settings is the final project of the County of Brant Public Library's 2016-2017 Writer-in-Residence Program. This anthology showcases 16 unique non-fiction pieces by local writers about their personal connections to the County of Brant’s geography and history. The anthology includes stories that range from the singularity of a park ...
      Place Settings is the final project of the County of Brant Public ...
  • Commission in the High Court of Justice to Frank Smoke, 1891
        This 1891 document confirms the High Court of Justice's commission to Frank Smoke for the County of Brant, enabling him to take Affidavits, Depositions, Bail, and other similar actions.
      This 1891 document confirms the High Court of Justice's commission to Frank ...
  • Bookplate showing Baird Family Crest
        This bookplate shows the crest of the Baird family of Paris, Ontario. This copy was never used.
      This bookplate shows the crest of the Baird family of Paris, Ontario. ...
  • Charles J. Baird Seal
        This is a copy of Charles J. Baird's wax seal. The reverse bears his name. He was a member of the Baird family of Paris, Ontario.
      This is a copy of Charles J. Baird's wax seal. The reverse ...
  • The History of the County of Brant, volume II, 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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