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  • Contributors: Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Shawl
        Fine white linen shawl, embroidered in white silk, with white silk fringe around all four sides. Made From Flax Grown on Family Farm of John Butler. It has been suggested that it was worn at a Butler family wedding in 1800.
      Fine white linen shawl, embroidered in white silk, with white silk fringe ...
  • Message from the President of the United States
        No. 25 in a series of transmissions from the President regarding the War. Full title is "Message from the President of the United States transmitting communications from the American Ministers at Ghent, shewing the Progress and State of the Negotiations for Peace with Great Britain" Dated December 1, 1814. Read ...
      No. 25 in a series of transmissions from the President regarding the ...
  • American Coin
        An American one cent coin with Liberty on the face side and identified as being from 1812.
      An American one cent coin with Liberty on the face side and ...
  • The Battle of Fort George
        This pamphlet, through the use of primary research, provides a comprehensive description of the Battle of Fort George in May 1813. It begins with a complete description of the town of Niagara, and the areas surrounding during this time period, and continues with a fairly detailed depiction of the events ...
      This pamphlet, through the use of primary research, provides a comprehensive description ...
  • The Weekly Register, Vol. II, No. 46
July 18, 1812
        The Weekly Register, also known as Niles Weekly Register, was a weekly periodical edited by Hezekiah Niles (1777-1839) and published in Baltimore Maryland. Volumes of interest were published between 1811 (Vol. 1, No. 1, September 7, 1811) to 1814 (Vol. 5, No. 26, February 26, 1814). These volumes focus primarily ...
      The Weekly Register, also known as Niles Weekly Register, was a weekly ...
  • Legal Record of J.W. Crooks, Surveyor, to John Crisler, Pathmaster
        Copy of a letter written by J.W. Crooks in May 1816 dicussing the creation of a road, as requested by freeholders residing in Four Mile Creek, from below the hill of the late Joseph Clements, in a direct line to a beach tree at Four Mile Creek, below the barn ...
      Copy of a letter written by J.W. Crooks in May 1816 dicussing ...
  • Receipt of Payment for War Loss Claims- John D. Servos
        A receipt for John D. Servos acknowledging the payment of 58 pounds, 17 shillings and 7 pence, or one third of his losses incurred during the war of 1812, from John Henry Dunn, Esq, his Majesty's Receiver General for the Province of Upper Canada. As the Receiver General, Dunn was ...
      A receipt for John D. Servos acknowledging the payment of 58 pounds, ...
  • Letter from John Clark from Fort George to Major Jacob Ten Broeck- Shortage of Men
        A letter from John Clark at Fort George to Major Jacob Ten Broeck, 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia, in Grantham which discusses the shortage of men at the Fort. It is dated May 3rd 1814 and is scripted in ink on writing paper folded to form an envelope.
      A letter from John Clark at Fort George to Major Jacob Ten ...
  • Scrapbook- War of 1812-14 and other Documents, Monuments, Cairns, tablets erected in 1923 in memory of battles in 1912-1914
        This scrapbook contains various newspaper clippings that discuss the War of 1812-1814. It focuses mainly on the centennial events and memorials of the War, particularly those relating to Sir Isaac Brock. There are also a few articles that discuss the Native Canadian (First Nations) participation in these ceremonies and their ...
      This scrapbook contains various newspaper clippings that discuss the War of 1812-1814. ...
  • Original book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrement and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church
        Original book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrament and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Oxford. Inside, the front cover reads: "William Densbury. To this [Hepk] John ...
      Original book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrament and Other ...
  • The General Gazetteer; or, compendious Geographical Dictionary, in Miniature
        A pocket book originally written by R. Brookes, M.D. The book contains a description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Forts, Seas, Harbours, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, and Capes, in the known world in 1807. It also includes a description of the government, customs, manners, and religion of inhabitants ...
      A pocket book originally written by R. Brookes, M.D. The book contains ...
  • War of 1812 Photographs: Tecumseh, Four Veterans and a Blade
        This consists of 6 photos that include: an artistic representation of Tecumseh, a blade, and four gentlemen that are War of 1812 veterans. A 1911 catalogue of Memorial Hall (the Niagara Historical Society’s first museum building) lists the item as a photograph of a committee to discover the grave of ...
      This consists of 6 photos that include: an artistic representation of Tecumseh, ...
  • The Manual and Platoon Excercises
        This book contains an outline of the preferred exercises as directed by his Majesty's Command-Adjutant General's Office. Topics discussed include Position of the Soldier under Arms, Manual Excercise, an Explanation of the Several Motions as taught at the drill, Explanation of Priming and Loading Quick, and an Explanation of the ...
      This book contains an outline of the preferred exercises as directed by ...
  • Letter
        This letter regards the guardianship of the children of the Late Captain M. (Martin) McClellan who died during the Battle of Fort George in the War of 1812. McClellan was in the Lincoln Militia and perished during the American invasion of town. The letter is dated 31 October 1825 and ...
      This letter regards the guardianship of the children of the Late Captain ...
  • Margaret Stewart Sewing Sampler, 1811
        A sampler sewn by Margaret Stewart in 1811. The sampler measures 38cm x 90cm, and there is a dark green trim around the outside. The lettering on the sampler reads "Learning will stand you friend when riches fail and happy are those that attain it". The sampler is also inscribed ...
      A sampler sewn by Margaret Stewart in 1811. The sampler measures 38cm ...
  • Blue and White China Platter- Catharine Currie
        This china platter features a blue and white estate scene and a decorative border. It is flat and oval shaped. This platter comes from the Catherine Currie Estate.
      This china platter features a blue and white estate scene and a ...
  • Candle Mold
        This candle mold is made of both wood and pewter. There are eighteen pewter casings, set in a wooden-framed box, supported by two metal rods. There is also a loop across the top of the mold to tie wicks onto while the candles are setting. Candles would have been an ...
      This candle mold is made of both wood and pewter. There are ...
  • Candle Lantern
        This candle lantern is painted black and is a cylindrical shape. It has a perforated slit and circle design with a cone shaped top and handle. There is also a door on the side that opens to where the candle is located. It is unsure whether this lantern was used ...
      This candle lantern is painted black and is a cylindrical shape. It ...
  • Property plan Near Queenston Village, 1812
        A plan of property believed to be near Queenston Village, Niagara Township #1. The document is hand drawn. The document is undated but does have a paper water mark dated 1812.
      A plan of property believed to be near Queenston Village, Niagara Township ...
  • The Documentary History of the Campaign Upon the Niagara Frontier in the year 1813- Part II, June to August. Edited by BY LT. COL. E. A. Cruikshank
        This book contains a variety of documents concerning the campaign upon the Niagara frontier in 1813. Documents include both military and domestic topics from a variety of sources. It also includes a portion on the Laura Secord account. To view the book, please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum.
      This book contains a variety of documents concerning the campaign upon the ...
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