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  • Indenture - 1773
        An indenture dated October 1, 1773 between Mary Willson (daughter of Andrew Willson) and Hill Carney and Sarah his wife and Mary their daughter. Mary "hath put herself and by this presents doth voluntarily and of her own free will and accord put herself Apprentice to Hill Carney Sarah his ...
      An indenture dated October 1, 1773 between Mary Willson (daughter of Andrew ...
  • Grand Lodge of Ontario Independent Order of Odd Fellows - William H. Cowan
        A certificate from the Grand Lodge of Ontario Independent Order of Odd Fellows to brother William H. Cowan. He has been admitted as a member if Livingstone Lodge No. 130 at Merritton 19 October 1909. The certificate is signed and dated by W. Brooks (Secretary) and S.A. Poplestoise (Grand Master) ...
      A certificate from the Grand Lodge of Ontario Independent Order of Odd ...
  • Last will and testament - Peter Wright
        The last will and testament of Peter Wright, dated December 18th, 1812. He was the father of Mary Wright, the first wife of Thomas Wilson (third generation). In the will, Peter states his executors as Lawrence Lemon, George Garner, and his wife Susannah Wright. There is also a transcript of ...
      The last will and testament of Peter Wright, dated December 18th, 1812. ...
  • Business Card - Singer Sewing Machine Co.
        Two business cards for Singer Sewing Machine Co. Incorporated located at 269 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines. One card has the name of a representative for the company, ? Cowan.
      Two business cards for Singer Sewing Machine Co. Incorporated located at 269 ...
  • Advertisement - W.H. Holland
        An advertisement for W.H. Holland and features lights bulbs as an item available. The brand of light bulbs is Laco Mazda and the slogan with it reads "At last we'll have plenty of light".
      An advertisement for W.H. Holland and features lights bulbs as an item ...
  • Advertisement - Thomas Cowan
        An advertisement for Thomas Cowan, dealers in boots, shoes, trunks & valises. The ad is bright in colour and shows a shoe sitting on a shell with a fan and dragonfly and flower. It reads "compliments of the season" in the top corner.
      An advertisement for Thomas Cowan, dealers in boots, shoes, trunks & valises. ...
  • Photograph - Mary Jane (Dolly) Cowan
        A photograph of Mary Jane (Dolly) Cowan, date unknown. She is the correspondent for many letters in the collection. James Ware writes several letters and postcards to "Dolly" during his time in the military (World War I).
      A photograph of Mary Jane (Dolly) Cowan, date unknown. She is the ...
  • Postcard - My thoughts are of you
  • Shares Certificate - Gladstone Mines and Reduction Company
        A shares certificate for Gladstone Mines and Reduction Company in the amount of 200 shares. The certificate is dated 13 March 1925 and is signed by the secretary F.J. Carr and the president Charles Stoddart. The price is one dollar per share and it is made out to W.H. Cowan.
      A shares certificate for Gladstone Mines and Reduction Company in the amount ...
  • Advertisement Star Music Store
        An advertisement for Star Music Store, established 1869. The advertisement describes the services offered and the brands sold.
      An advertisement for Star Music Store, established 1869. The advertisement describes the ...
  • Photograph - Florence (wife of Francis Willson)
        A photograph of Florence Upper, the wife of Francis Bond Head Willson
      A photograph of Florence Upper, the wife of Francis Bond Head Willson
  • Bissonette & Case, the Clothiers
        A card advertising Bissonette & Case, the Clothiers in St. Catharines. The card reads: Buy your Men's clothing and Boy's clothing at Bissonette & Case. Over 2,000 men's suits $3.75 to $16.50. Over 2,500 boys suits, $2.75 to $10.50. Our children's clothing department separate and by itself. Over 3,000 children's ...
      A card advertising Bissonette & Case, the Clothiers in St. Catharines. The ...
  • Fowls Pigeons & Dogs Card
        A Fowls Pigeons & Dogs cigarette trading card. A tobacco trading card numbered 19 and part of a series of 50. The card reads: Buff Cochin. An old Asiatic breed and from which the Buff Orphington was produced. They are now a purely fancy breed, the chief points in breeding ...
      A Fowls Pigeons & Dogs cigarette trading card. A tobacco trading card ...
  • Letter - Dominion Alliance to Mr. Harry Cowan
        A letter from the president of the Dominion Alliance for the Suppression of the Liquor Traffic, Joseph Gibson. The letter is dated November 18th, 1910 and requests "subscription". The request is to add to the campaign fund and the "new fight...voting upon the question of bar-room abolition". The voting is ...
      A letter from the president of the Dominion Alliance for the Suppression ...
  • Photograph - Boys Brigade
        A photograph of young boys in military dress standing at attention. The handwritten back reads: Boys Brigade In connection with St. Andrews Church, Copper Cliff. The photographers are W. Coulter, Vankleek Hill.
      A photograph of young boys in military dress standing at attention. The ...
  • Photograph - Francis Bond Head Willson, 1870
        Photograph of Francis Bond Head Willson of Beaverdams. He was the great grandson of Thomas and Abigail Willson. The photographer is Geo. Grenville, Artist, Thorold, Ontario. There are two copies of the photograph in the collection and one has the date 1870 handwritten on the back.
      Photograph of Francis Bond Head Willson of Beaverdams. He was the great ...
  • Garden City Dye Works Moving Announcement
        A moving advertisement for Garden City Dye Works, reads: We have removed from No. 70, St. Paul St. to No. 125 St. Paul St. Opp. the Grand Central Hotel, where we will be pleased to see our old and many new customers. Remember the place. In our new quarters we ...
      A moving advertisement for Garden City Dye Works, reads: We have removed ...
  • Canadian National Exhibition Advertisement - 1925
        Advertisement for the Canadian National Exhibition Toronto, reads: Aug. 29, Sept. 12, 1925 Hoot Mon! For the Canadian National Exhibition Toronto.
      Advertisement for the Canadian National Exhibition Toronto, reads: Aug. 29, Sept. 12, ...
  • Receipt for Rent - 1867
        A rent receipt for Mr. Cowan Sr. dated August 19th 1867. The amount paid is $1.50 to Canada Presbyterian Church in Thorold, 3months for July 1st to October 1st.
      A rent receipt for Mr. Cowan Sr. dated August 19th 1867. The ...
  • Invitation to Opening of A & P Front Street, Thorold - 1929
        An invitation to the opening of a new A&P Food shop on Front Street in Thorold, Ontario. The date of the event is Wednesday October 23rd, 1929 from 6pm to 10pm.
      An invitation to the opening of a new A&P Food shop on ...
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