- CA ON00009 F 4421
- 1746-2002, predominant 1850-1970
Fonds consists of records relating to early Loyalist settlement in the Niagara region including documents relating to claims for compensation for losses incurred during and following the American Revolutionary War, as well as early military records including records relating to the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
These records document the military involvement for multiple generations of Cryslers and Crysler relations as volunteers and sometimes regiment leaders for various causes.
Extensive correspondence and diaries from the mid-1800s until the early 1980s provide a comprehensive perspective of pioneer and more recent farm and family life in the Niagara region.
Detailed financial accounts and receipts document a wide range of expenditures and produce sales in the operation of a fruit and dairy farm throughout much of the twentieth century.
Mortgages, deeds, wills and estate records provide much detail about property transactions relating to members of the Crysler family over two centuries of land ownership in Niagara Township.
Beginning in approximately 1920, several family members developed an interest in family and local history and compiled research notes and family trees about Cryslers and related families including: Clements, Durhams, Cosbys, Fields and others.
The fonds includes photographs in many formats of family members, friends, social occasions and family properties. In addition, the fonds includes ephemera in the form of greeting cards, advertising, posters, broadsides, maps, programs and other materials.
Pencil and watercolour sketches and artworks created in the mid to late nineteenth century portray birds, horses, family members and other subjects.
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