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  • The Battle of Fort George
    The Battle of Fort George
    publicationtext  1896,     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 ...
    publicationtext  1896,   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 ...
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  • Legal Record of J.W. Crooks, Surveyor, to John Crisler, Pathmaster
    Legal Record of J.W. Crooks, Surveyor, to John Crisler, Pathmaster
    text  16 May 1816,     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 ...
    text  16 May 1816,   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 ...
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    1812 History
  • Receipt of Payment for War Loss Claims- John D. Servos
    Receipt of Payment for War Loss Claims- John D. Servos
    text  25 May 1833,     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 ...
    text  25 May 1833,   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 ...
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    1812 History
  • Letter from John Clark from Fort George to Major Jacob Ten Broeck- Shortage of Men
    Letter from John Clark from Fort George to Major Jacob Ten Broeck- Shortage of Men
    text  3 May 1814,     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.
    text  3 May 1814,   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. ...
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    1812 History
  • Scrapbook- War of 1812-14 and other Documents, Monuments, Cairns, tablets erected in 1923 in memory of battles in 1912-1914
    Scrapbook- War of 1812-14 and other Documents, Monuments, Cairns, tablets erected in 1923 in memory of battles in 1912-1914
    text       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 ...
    text     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 ...
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    1812 History
  • 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 Sacrement and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church
    text  1812,     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 ...
    text  1812,   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 ...
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    1812 History
  • The General Gazetteer; or, compendious Geographical Dictionary, in Miniature
    The General Gazetteer; or, compendious Geographical Dictionary, in Miniature
    text  1807,     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 ...
    text  1807,   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, ...
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  • War of 1812 Photographs: Tecumseh, Four Veterans and a Blade
    War of 1812 Photographs: Tecumseh, Four Veterans and a Blade
    image       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 ...
    image     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 ...
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  • The Manual and Platoon Excercises
    The Manual and Platoon Excercises
    text  20 Apr 1792, p. 18, p. 18     Size: 17.5 CM X 11.5 CM
    text  20 Apr 1792, p. 18, p. 18   Size: 17.5 CM X 11.5 CM
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  • Letter
    Letter
    text  18251031,     BROWN HANDWRITTEN INK ON CREAM PAPER 23 X 18 CM GOOD CONDITION, CREASING, HOLE
    text  18251031,   BROWN HANDWRITTEN INK ON CREAM PAPER 23 X 18 CM GOOD CONDITION, CREASING, HOLE
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  • Margaret Stewart Sewing Sampler, 1811
    Margaret Stewart Sewing Sampler, 1811
    object  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 ...
    object  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 ...
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  • Blue and White China Platter- Catharine Currie
    Blue and White China Platter- Catharine Currie
    object  c1800,     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.
    object  c1800,   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.
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  • Candle Mold
    Candle Mold
    object       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 important ...
    object     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 ...
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    1812 History
  • Candle Lantern
    Candle Lantern
    object  c1800,     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 ...
    object  c1800,   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 ...
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    1812 History
  • Property plan Near Queenston Village, 1812
    Property plan Near Queenston Village, 1812
    text  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.
    text  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 ...
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  • 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
    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
    textcomment       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 SocietyMuseum.
    textcomment     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 ...
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  • Brock's Monument Print
    Brock's Monument Print
    image       A print of the first Brock's Monument erected after the War of 1812, in commemoration of his life and death at the Battle of Queenston Heights. The first monument was erected in in 1824 and was blown up in 1840 by an Irish sympathizer. This print is based on a ...
    image     A print of the first Brock's Monument erected after the War of 1812, in commemoration of his life and death at the Battle of Queenston Heights. The first monument was ...
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  • Sir Isaac Brock- Photograph of Watercolour Painting
    Sir Isaac Brock- Photograph of Watercolour Painting
    image       Sir Isaac BrockPhotograph from a water colour painting, in the possession of the Donor, Henry A. Garrett Esq.
    image     Sir Isaac BrockPhotograph from a water colour painting, in the possession of the Donor, Henry A. Garrett Esq.
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  • Sir Isaac Brock- Photograph of J.W.L Forster's painting
    Sir Isaac Brock- Photograph of J.W.L Forster's painting
    image       This is a photo of a painting by J.W.L. Forster that shows a profile view of Sir Isaac Brock in uniform. It is reported to be copied from the original chalk portrait head of General Brock, in the possession of a John Savory Carey, Esq. of St. Peter's Point in ...
    image     This is a photo of a painting by J.W.L. Forster that shows a profile view of Sir Isaac Brock in uniform. It is reported to be copied from the original ...
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  • Col. Robert Hamilton (1787- 1856) Photograph
    Col. Robert Hamilton (1787- 1856) Photograph
    image       This is believed to be a photo portrait of Col. Robert Hamilton as it states on the bottom: "Col.Robert Hamilton---1787-1856". Hamilton was a Lieutenant in the Lincoln Militia during the War of 1812.
    image     This is believed to be a photo portrait of Col. Robert Hamilton as it states on the bottom: "Col.Robert Hamilton---1787-1856". Hamilton was a Lieutenant in the Lincoln Militia during the ...
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