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Military Warrant for Elisha Smith, 33rd Regiment of the Connecticut Militia- 1811 
Text  6 May 1811  This is the military warrant issued to Elisha Smith, 2nd Company, appointing him to the rank of Sergeant in the 2nd Company of the 33rd Regiment, Connecticut Militia. It is printed and signed in black ink by William Sterling, Lieutenant Colonel, Commandant of the 33rd Regiment, Connecticut...
The Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812- 1877 
Image    This is a black and white print of the Battle of Lake Erie. The title is printed on the bottom along with Johnson & Miles Publishers, New York and a quote that states "If a victory is to be gained I'll gain it". This print shows Oliver Hazard Perry transferring from the US Brig Lawrence to the US...
Portrait of Oliver Hazard Perry- 1916 
Image  1916  This is a lithographic print of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. It is from a painting by Rembrandt Peale that is in the possession of the New York Historical Society. The portrait includes a biographical sketch on the back that was prepared by the editorial staff of the Mentor Association. (The...
Portrait of Jacob Brown- 1862 
Image  1862  This is a print of a portrait of Jacob Brown. At the bottom it states "From the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publishers Johnson Fry & Co., Publishers. New York. Entered according to an Act of Congress AD 1862 by Johnson Fry & Co. in the clerks office of the district court...
Promissory Note Between William Forsyth and James Cummings- 1817 
Text  7 April 1817  This is a promissory note by William Forsyth to James Cummings Esq. in Chippawa dated Falls April 7, 1817.
Military Commission For James Thompson- June 29, 1812 
Text  29 June 1812  This is the military commission appointing James Thompson as Ensign in the 2nd Regiment of the Lincoln Militia of which Thomas Clark was the Lieutenant Colonel. It was issued in the name of Isaac Brock, President Administering the Government of Upper Canada and Major General Commanding his...
Land Indenture Between Edward Hunt and Robert Hamilton- March 1803 
Text  29 March 1803  This is a land indenture between Edward Hunt, County of Lincoln and Robert Hamilton of Queenston, Merchant. It is dated March 29, 1803 and discusses the west half of Lot #4, fifth concession, the Township of Humberstone. This is a land indenture between Edward Hunt, County of Lincoln and Robert...
The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies, of the Church- 1810 
Text  1810  A burgundy hard fiber cover with Common Prayer written in gold lettering on the spine. The inside cover has a blue/grey swirl design. The last page of the book is missing and the first 4 pages have torn bottom right corners. In script on inside front page: "The gift of the Rev. Thos. Agemon (?)...
Sermons, preached in the Tron Church, Glasgow- 1819 
Text  1819, p. 525  Sermon book with black/tan marbleized hard covers with black across the corners and spine.
Foundation Stone of the Brock Monument- October 13, 1853 
Text  1853  An announcement on the form of procession to be observed at the laying of the foundation stone of the Brock monument at Queenston Heights. This is for the second monument where they buried Major-General Isaac Brock and his aid-de-camp Lieut. Col. MacDonnell. The announcement is printed on off...
(The History of) Brock's Monument- The Canadian Journal 
Text  1852  This is an excerpt from the Canadian Journal, September 1852, discussing how the Committee for the Erection of the Brock Monument tendered an architect competition for the design and erection of the Brock Monument. There is an etching of the monument (the one selected) at the top and the...
The Niagara Gleaner Newspaper- September 28, 1833 
Text  28 Sep 1833  This copy of the Niagara Gleaner's contains a notice regarding the application for a charter to construct a railway from the Welland Canal to the ferry on the Niagara River at Clifton below the Falls of Niagara (Queenston). Overall Measurement: (framed) 69 cm long X 86 cm wide
The Colonial Advocate Newspaper- October 14, 1824 
Text  14 Oct 1824, p. 4  An original copy of the October 14, 1824 copy of the Advocate. Articles of interest include the "Anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights", "The Re-internment", and "Brittain Cherishes the Memory of her Departed Heroes". Size: (Framed) 60.2 X 42.5 CM
Niles Weekly Register No.24 of Vol. VI, Whole No. 154- August 13, 1814 
Text  13 Aug 1814  A weekly military newspaper. The front page discusses Brigade Orders at Chippawa July 10, 1814. Page 402: discusses a British Official account of the Battle of Chippawa, including those killed, wounded and missing as well as the names of officers killed and wounded. Page 403: from the Ontario...
The Connecticut Mirror Newspaper- August 15, 1814 
Text  15 Aug 1814  The Connecticut Mirror consisted of 4 pages and was sold for two dollars per annum. It contains an account of the Battle of Chippawa as well as the Battle of Bridgewater (Lundy's Lane. Size: 32 X 52.5 cm
The American Mercury Newspaper- November 11, 1812 
Text  12 Nov 1812  On the front page there are 2 ½ columns regarding copies of letters from Major General Van Rensselaer of the New York Militia to Major General Henry Dearborn. Dearborn. There is also information regarding the Battle of Queenston Heights. Size: 53 X 31.5 cm
York Gazette Newspaper- October 17, 1812 
Text  17 Oct 1812  This original copy of the newspaper includes an article with a short description of the victory attained at Queenston. (an account of the Battle of Queenston Heights). Size (Framed): 41.2 X 55.2 CM
Service (Servos) House At Niagara Built in 1783- Mary Shaw 
Image  c. 1860-1895  This image is part of a series of drawings done by Mary Shaw, the sixth daughter and 11th child of Hon. Aeneas Shaw. Aeneas Shaw was the first settler of York and participated in the War of 1812. It is a pen and ink grey wash sketch and measures (framed) 28.7 X 25 cm. Some of Mary Shaw's drawings...
Mrs. Tice's House, Near Queenston 1795- Mary Shaw 
Image  c. 1860-1895  This image is part of a series of drawings done by Mary Shaw, the sixth daughter and 11th child of Hon. Aeneas Shaw. Aeneas Shaw was the first settler of York and participated in the War of 1812. It is a pen and ink grey wash sketch and measures (framed) 28.7 X 25 cm. Some of Mary Shaw's...
Navy Hall at Newark- First Parliament Sept 17th 1792- Mary Shaw 
Image  c. 1860-1895  This image is part of a series of drawings done by Mary Shaw, the sixth daughter and 11th child of Hon. Aeneas Shaw. Aeneas Shaw was the first settler of York and participated in the War of 1812. It is a pen and ink grey wash sketch and measures (framed) 28.7 X 25 cm. Some of Mary Shaw's...
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