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Handwritten notes on History of the Armstrong Clan 
Texts    Handwritten notes on History of the Armstrong Clan. Nine undated pages. Papers measure 25.5 x 21 cm. From Armstrong family collection. A detailed history of the Armstrong Clan may be found here: http://www.armstrong.org/ Hume Brown's History of Scotland:...
Whitney House postcard 
ImagesNewspapers    A business card of Whitney's Oldest House, St. Augustine, Florida, which features an image of its exterior and several men and women in the frame. There are three signs which all give the house's title and one which gives the year it was built in (1516). There were several historical artifacts and...
Local history taken from the Atlas of Lincoln and Welland 
Texts    One page with handwritten notes about important dates and prominent people in Niagara region. Some names mentioned: George Neal (The first Methodist preacher in Upper Canada), James Durham, Calvin and John Brown. Paper measures 28 x 22 cm. The Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of...
Early Upper Canada residents. Ancient documents record history of early Niagara River farm land
 
TextsImages    Article about Cooper family, one of the early settlers in Niagara region. Subtitle: "Grants, Deeds Discovered by Niagara-on-the-Lake Resident Recall Vividly Early History of Section of Frontier" Unknown date and publication.
Lease Indenture between Trustees of the Presbyterian Congregation of the Township of Stamford and Bartholomew Crannell Beardsley. 
Texts  12 Dec 1816,   Indenture for Lease of Park Lot No. 4 in Township of Stamford, between Hugh Alexander (of the Township of Stamford in the County of Lincoln in the District of Niagara, and Province of Upper Canada Esquire), Peter Thompson, Archibald Thompson, and James Cooper (Trustees of the Presbyterian...
Lease Indenture between Hugh Alexander, Peter Thompson, Archibald Thompson, James Cooper and James Thompson for Lot No. 16 in Stamford, 1816. 
Texts  12 Dec 1816,   Indenture for Lease of Park Lot No. 16 in Stamford, between Hugh Alexander (of the Township of Stamford in the County of Lincoln in the District of Niagara, and Province of Upper Canada Esquire), Peter Thompson, Archibald Thompson, and James Cooper (all off same place) and James Thompson of...
Lease Indenture between Thomas McMicking, Peter Thompson and James Cooper (Trustees of the Presbyterian Church in Stamford) and Rheddy Cusack of Township of Stamford. 
Texts  25 Sep 1822,   Handwritten indenture for leasing lots in Township of Stamford, between Thomas McMicking, Peter Thompson and James Cooper (Trustees of the Presbyterian Church in Stamford) and Rheddy Cusack. Document: 2 pages; size: 25.5cm x 39.5cm
Tender for Lime for James Thompson, 1825 
Texts  November 16, 1825,   Tender for Lime. Official contract for Lime purchase for James Thompson, signed in Stamford on November 16, 1825 and addressed to the Deputy Assistant Commissary General on the other side (reverse). Document:1 page; size: 19.7cm x 31.7cm Stamford Township was a township in Upper Canada (later...
Indenture between Matthew Otchy and Gilbert McMicking. 

 
Texts  1 Apr 1833,   Indenture between Matthew Otchy and Gilbert McMicking signed on April 1, 1833 and confirmed by two witnesses (Richard Dixie and Stephen Butler Jr. This 1833 deed transfers ownership of Lot No. 12 and 33 in Township of Stamford to Gilbert McMicking. The previous owners of this land were: Rheddy...
Agricultural and Statistical Report of the County of Welland for the Year 1852. 
Texts  March 29, 1853,   Handwritten notes by William McMicking about agriculture in Counties of Lincoln and Welland. Headline: "Agricultural and Statistical Report of the county of Welland for the year 1852" 20 pages; size: 25cm x 34.5cm Parts of this work were later published as "Agricultural Report for the County of...
Historical Queenston 
Texts    Three pages about historical Queenston, including a handwritten biography of James Durham, United Empire Loyalist, born in 1769. Included a list of names mentioned in old papers of James Durham. From Armstrong family collection.
Extract of Baptism of William Armstrong 
Texts    William Armstrong's Baptismal certificate, signed by the Minister, the father and two witnesses. From Armstrong family collection.
Purchase of Carriage Receipt, James Durham 
Texts    A receipt for a carriage that James Drummond bought in September, 1853. Full Text may not be 100% accurate. From Armstrong family collection.
Portrait of Theresa Woodruff 
Images    Sepia-toned portrait photograph of Theresa Woodruff nee Clement. The oval picture is attached to cardboard frame with photographer's name "Jas. N. Edy, Brantford". Some rusty stains on the picture. Not dated, probably ca 1880. Teresa Elizabeth Clement was born on 22 May 1849. She married Henry...
Portrait of Charles Matthew Lowery as a young man 
Images    Sepia-toned portrait photograph of young Charles Matthew Lowrey [Lowery]. Undated, probably in the late 1870's "Chas. Lowery"
Journals of Ransom Goring, 1867-1869  

 
Texts    Handwritten diaries by Ransom Goring, a grandson of Francis Goring (1755-1842). Ransom chronicles his everyday life as a farmer: tasks, trades, weather (being important topic) but also school meetings, political events, social gatherings, births, marriages and deaths in the closest area: St....
Vintage photograph of young Helen Emily Wallace 
Images    Portrait of young Helen Emily Wallace with another, unidentified woman. Both women, in elegant Victorian era dresses and feather hats, are standing behind a small table with books. Undated, probably taken between 1865 and 1870. This is an early tintype, very dark and heavy (actually it is...
Photograph of Helen Emily Victoria Wallace with her relatives 
Images    Sepia-toned photograph of young Helen Emily "Ella" Victoria Wallace (the first on right) with three teenage girls and one boy, all dressed up in elegant Victorian era costumes. The photograph is attached to cardboard frame with inscription: "Lawes, Photographer. Cabinet Portrait. Cobourg,...
Marriage Certificate, Cassie Durham to William Armstrong 
Texts    The marriage certificate legalizing Cassie Durham's and William Armstrong's marriage, signed by 2 witnesses (John and Eliza Durham) with Mr Sylvester as the Officiating Minister. Full text may not be 100% accurate. From Armstrong family collection.
Queen's Forest Lodge in Queenston. Minute Book, 1876-1880 
Texts  1876-1880,   A black hard-covered book, with lined and numbered pages, that contains handwritten minutes of Queen's Forest Lodge (No. 445 I. O. of G. L.) meetings between February, 1876 and February, 1880. Book: p.214 (missing pages: 3-6, 21-22, 99-102, 161-162); size:22cm x 33.5cm Inscription: "This volume...
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Queenston Collection


Queenston Collection includes an extensive historical material from the area collected by Jean Huggins.