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Ontario history collection.
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Ontario history collection.

Collection consists mainly of items relating to the history of Ontario, with some items relating to other parts of Canada, the United States and Europe. Includes correspondence, documents, land grants, leaflets, pamphlets, clippings, maps, photographs, etchings and ephemera.

Ontario History Collection

Born of water.

File consists of one essay on theology, particularly baptism. Original finding aid indicates that the essay was written by M.G. Sherk [i.e. Scherck].

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Jacob Farrand.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Jacob Farand on behalf of persons who have claims to certain lands in the Eastern District regarding ownership of lands in the district. Originally dated October 12, 1802.

Ontario History Collection

Leaves from an old account book.

File consists of one ms. essay regarding the leaves of an unknown account book. Original finding aid indicates that this was written by M.G. Sherk [i.e. Scherck].

Ontario History Collection

Petition of John Cornwall.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of John Cornwall regarding establishing a school. Cornwall was a member of the Legislative Assembly for Essex and Suffolk. Originally dated June 28, 1800.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of John Dennis.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of John Dennis regarding building and launching a sloop. Originally dated March 3, 1801.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of John Miller.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of John Miller regarding his desire for a loan for millstones. Also includes a ts. of a supporting letter. Originally dated January 6, 1801.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of John Warren Jr.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of John Warren Jr. regarding the ownership of the ferry below the rapids at Fort Erie. Originally dated October 25, 1802.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Joseph Pell.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Joseph Pell regarding his desire to erect a grist and saw mill. Originally dated September 2, 1800.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Levi Willard.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Levi Willard regarding his reside to keep a ferry at the Humber River. Originally dated September 13, 1800.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Martha Burch.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Martha Burch regarding a request to deny a land claim to another mill that would distrupt the operation of hers. Originally dated July 15, 1802.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Matthew Wing.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Matthew Wing regarding his desire to establish an iron works. Originally dated February 13, 1800.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Mordecai Sayles.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Mordecai Sayles regarding a saw and grist mill that he has helped to build and the granting of the land that it is on. Originally dated June 3, 1800.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Nathaniel Tredwell.

File consists of one ts. of a petition by Nathaniel Tredwell, and the subsequent council minutes, regarding a request for a land grant. Original document written November 1797. Tredwell was a seigneur and fur trader who settled in L'Original, Upper Canada.

Ontario History Collection

M.G. Scherck ms. notes.

File consists of one ms. notes written by M.G. Scherck on topics including: Canadian waterways, missionaries, Mormons, and depilatories.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Peter Russell.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Peter Russell, attorney regarding land claims of his clients Baldwin and Willcocks. Originally dated January 13, 1801.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Peter Servis and others.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Peter Servis and others regarding the building of a Lutheran Church, requesting the land be granted to the congregation. Originally dated June 2, 1802.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Quetton de St. George.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Quetton de St. George regarding his committement to work on his land so that it is not returned to the governemnt. Originally dated February 10, 1801.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Richard Hatt.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Richard Hatt regarding his desire to build a flour mill. Originally dated October 28, 1800.

Ontario History Collection

Ms. essays.

File consists of a series of short ms. essays, notes and poems on various topics.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Robert Baldwin.

File consists of one ts. of a petition by Robert Baldwin regarding a land grant. Originally dated July 6, 1799. Robert Baldwin was appointed Colonel of the First Regiment of Durham Militia.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Robert Gouie.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Robert Gouie regarding his desire to extend a wharf. Originally dated September 4, 1804.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Robert Kerr and others.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Robert Kerr and others regarding their concern over the streams in the County of Lincoln and the desire to erect a mill on the River of Niagara. Originally dated August 30, 1800.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Samuel Lundy.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Samuel Lundy regarding a land grant for he and his family. Originally dated June 19, 1800.

Ontario History Collection

Niagara district.

Notes regarding the Niagara district. Also includes clippings and a hand drawn map of lots in the district.

Ontario History Collection

The petition of the Presbyterians of Newark.

File consists of one ts. of a petition by a "number of the inhabitants of the Presbyterian Persuasion, in the Town of Newark" that they are "desirous of Erecting a Presbyterian Church." Original written October 1794.

Ontario History Collection

Notes on teaching.

File consists of one notebook with ms. notes on how to get a placement as a teacher and how to set up and teach in a classroom. Original finding aid indicates that the notes were written by M.G. Sherk [i.e. Scherck].

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Thomas Ingersoll.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Thomas Ingersoll regarding a land grant. Ingersoll was lieutenant in the Niagara Dragoons and founded the town of Ingersoll. Originally dated June 11, 1800.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Thomas Talbot.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Timothy Talbot regarding a land claim. Also includes tss. of correspondence related to the claim. Originally dated May 18, 1801.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of Timothy Rogers.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of Timothy Rogers regarding a request for land for a number of settlers from his previous home in Vermont. Originally dated April 14, 1801.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of William Allan.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of William Allan regarding his desire to start a potash worked. Originally dated August 12, 1800.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of William Eadus.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of William Eadus who is desirous of obtaining a water lot to erect a wharf. Originally dated September 13, 1802.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of William Park.

File consists of one ts. of a petition of William Park regarding his desire to build a grist mill. Originally dated August 18, 1804.

Ontario History Collection

Petition of William Warren Baldwin.

File consists of one ts. of a petition by William Warren Baldwin regarding a land grant. William Warren Baldwin was Master in Chancery and treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada and was appointed lieutenant colonel of the First Regiment of Durham Militia. Originally dated July 6, 1799.

Ontario History Collection

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