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  • Canadian Centennial Collection
    Canadian Centennial Collection
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    Richmond Hill Public Library
  • Tweedsmuir History
    Tweedsmuir History
    groupcollection  1957     Tweedsmuir Histories were perhaps the first "organized", although amateur approach to recording local history. The idea was articulated by Susan Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir, who was the wife of John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir, and Governor General of Canada in 1935-1940. This digital collection contains materials from the scrapbook compiled by the ...
    groupcollection  1957   Tweedsmuir Histories were perhaps the first "organized", although amateur approach to recording local history. The idea was articulated by Susan Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir, who was the wife of John Buchan, ...
    Richmond Hill Public Library
  • Lynett Collection
    Lynett Collection
    groupcollection       A collection of photographs, tintypes, booklets, autograph books belonged to the Lynett family of Richmond Hill.
    groupcollection     A collection of photographs, tintypes, booklets, autograph books belonged to the Lynett family of Richmond Hill.
    Richmond Hill Public Library
  • Amos Wright Collection
    Amos Wright Collection
    group  1840-1880     Amos Wright (1809-1881) was elected as the first reeve of Markham Township in 1850. He was member of Parliament for East York from 1851-67, and chairman of the October 1857 meeting that supported the incorporation of Richmond Hill as a village. His collection includes more than 50 original documents: photographs, ...
    group  1840-1880   Amos Wright (1809-1881) was elected as the first reeve of Markham Township in 1850. He was member of Parliament for East York from 1851-67, and chairman of the October 1857 ...
    Richmond Hill Public Library
  • Heritage Richmond Hill Reports
    Heritage Richmond Hill Reports
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    Richmond Hill Public Library
  • Tweedsmuir Histories
    Tweedsmuir Histories
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    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Erland Lee Museum
    Erland Lee Museum
    groupplace       The Erland Lee Museum, opened to the public in 1972, is a white and green Gothic Revival heritage house containing two floors of original furnishings, with an emphasis on the Lee family in Saltfleet Township and the events of the 1897 founding of the Women's Institute. The accompanying red Carriage ...
    groupplace     The Erland Lee Museum, opened to the public in 1972, is a white and green Gothic Revival heritage house containing two floors of original furnishings, with an emphasis on the ...
    Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
  • Laura Secord National Monument Petition
    Laura Secord National Monument Petition
    imagepublication  Oct 4, 1901,     Flatbed scan of a petition for the construction of a National Monument to Laura Secord. Being a transcript of a paper read by R. E. A. Land before the U. E. L. (United Empire Loyalists) Association of Ontario on October 4th, 1901
    imagepublication  Oct 4, 1901,   Flatbed scan of a petition for the construction of a National Monument to Laura Secord. Being a transcript of a paper read by R. E. A. Land before the U. ...
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
  • The Story of Laura Secord and Canadian Reminiscences
    The Story of Laura Secord and Canadian Reminiscences
    imagepublication  c. 1910,     Book Cover - The book focuses on a variety of themes relating to Laura Secord and her courageous trek to Beaverdams during the War of 1812. Other topics mentioned in the book include: first settlers, the Secord family, the Ingersoll family, reminiscences of 1812, the town of St. Davids, Fort ...
    imagepublication  c. 1910,   Book Cover - The book focuses on a variety of themes relating to Laura Secord and her courageous trek to Beaverdams during the War of 1812. Other topics mentioned in ...
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
  • Treaty of Ghent
    Treaty of Ghent
    imagepublicationtext  Dec 24, 1814,     Scanned image of the treaty document, signed on December 24, 1814 in Ghent, Belgium at meeting of American delegates and British commissioners. Great Britain agreed to relinquish claims to the Northwest Territory, and both countries pledged to work toward ending the slave trade. America, in turn, gained influence as a ...
    imagepublicationtext  Dec 24, 1814,   Scanned image of the treaty document, signed on December 24, 1814 in Ghent, Belgium at meeting of American delegates and British commissioners. Great Britain agreed to relinquish claims to the ...
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
  • War of 1812 Series (1): Tradition of Making Allies
    War of 1812 Series (1): Tradition of Making Allies
    textpublication  2012,     First in a 62 part series, Tradition of Making Allies describes the historical relationship between the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) and the Crown.
    textpublication  2012,   First in a 62 part series, Tradition of Making Allies describes the historical relationship between the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) and the Crown.
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
  • War of 1812 Series (3): Brock Had His Doubts
    War of 1812 Series (3): Brock Had His Doubts
    textpublication  2012,     Third in a 62 part series, Brock Had His Doubts, describes the recruiting of Six Nations Warriors into the War of 1812.
    textpublication  2012,   Third in a 62 part series, Brock Had His Doubts, describes the recruiting of Six Nations Warriors into the War of 1812.
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
  • War of 1812 Series (5): Sagoyewatha's Peace Plan
    War of 1812 Series (5): Sagoyewatha's Peace Plan
    textpublication  2012,     Fifth in a 62 part series, Sagoyewatha's Peace Plan describes the only time in history where the Iroquois Confederacy and the Covenant Chain is broken as Seneca's side with the United States and the other nations remain allies of the Crown.
    textpublication  2012,   Fifth in a 62 part series, Sagoyewatha's Peace Plan describes the only time in history where the Iroquois Confederacy and the Covenant Chain is broken as Seneca's side with the ...
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
  • War of 1812 Series (7): 1811 Destruction of Prophetstown
    War of 1812 Series (7): 1811 Destruction of Prophetstown
    textpublication  2012,     Seventh in a 62 part series, 1811 Destruction of Prophetstown describes the differing perspectives of two influential Six Nations prophets Lalawethika (He Makes a Loud Noise) the brother of Tehcumtheh, and Seneca prophet Sganyadái:yo (Handsome Lake). It also describes the influence their views had on events surrounding the War of ...
    textpublication  2012,   Seventh in a 62 part series, 1811 Destruction of Prophetstown describes the differing perspectives of two influential Six Nations prophets Lalawethika (He Makes a Loud Noise) the brother of Tehcumtheh, ...
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
  • War of 1812 Series (6): Sir John Caldwell's War Belt
    War of 1812 Series (6): Sir John Caldwell's War Belt
    textpublication  2012,     Sixth in a 62 part series, Sir John Caldwell's War Belt describes Sir John Cadwell, soldier in the King's Regiment of Foot, wearing gifts given to his uncle, Lt. Col. John Cadwell, commander of Fort Niagara in 1774-76. These include the Great War Wampum Belt which he presented as a ...
    textpublication  2012,   Sixth in a 62 part series, Sir John Caldwell's War Belt describes Sir John Cadwell, soldier in the King's Regiment of Foot, wearing gifts given to his uncle, Lt. Col. ...
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
  • War of 1812 Series (8): Fight or Surrender
    War of 1812 Series (8): Fight or Surrender
    textpublication  2012,     Eighth in a 62 part series, Fight or Surrender describes the remarkable military victory of thirty-six Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) warriors, winning in battle against a much larger American force. The author partly attributes their success to the Haudenosaunee's skillfully use of psychological warfare tactics.
    textpublication  2012,   Eighth in a 62 part series, Fight or Surrender describes the remarkable military victory of thirty-six Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) warriors, winning in battle against a much larger American force. The ...
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
  • War of 1812 Series (4): Conflicting Covenant Chains
    War of 1812 Series (4): Conflicting Covenant Chains
    textpublication  2012,     Fourth in a 62 part series, Conflicting Covenant Chains describes the historic function of the Covenant Chain Wampum Belt used by Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) in establishing political relationships with Great Britain and the United States
    textpublication  2012,   Fourth in a 62 part series, Conflicting Covenant Chains describes the historic function of the Covenant Chain Wampum Belt used by Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) in establishing political relationships with Great ...
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
  • War of 1812 Series (11): Choices With Consequences
    War of 1812 Series (11): Choices With Consequences
    textpublication  2012,     Eleventh in a 62 part series, Choices With Consequences describes the role the Covenant Chain and War Belts played in persuading Native Nations into military alliances with the Americans, British or other Native Nations.
    textpublication  2012,   Eleventh in a 62 part series, Choices With Consequences describes the role the Covenant Chain and War Belts played in persuading Native Nations into military alliances with the Americans, British ...
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
  • War of 1812 Series (12): Tehcumtheh's Line in the Ground
    War of 1812 Series (12): Tehcumtheh's Line in the Ground
    textpublication  2012,     Twelfth in a 62 part series, Tehcumtheh's Line in the Ground describes Tehcumtheh's role in land disputes with the United States.
    textpublication  2012,   Twelfth in a 62 part series, Tehcumtheh's Line in the Ground describes Tehcumtheh's role in land disputes with the United States.
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
  • War of 1812 Series (55): Royal Connections
    War of 1812 Series (55): Royal Connections
    textpublication  2012,     Fifty-fifth in a 62 part series, Royal Connections describes the 1869 event when the Grand River Chiefs give Prince Arthur, the Duke ofConnaught, a new title - Kar-a-kon-dye- meaning "The Sun Flying," thereby making him a Chief in their Council.
    textpublication  2012,   Fifty-fifth in a 62 part series, Royal Connections describes the 1869 event when the Grand River Chiefs give Prince Arthur, the Duke ofConnaught, a new title - Kar-a-kon-dye- meaning "The ...
    Six Nations Public Library
    1812 History
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