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Crysler family fonds

  • CA ON00009 F 4421
  • Fonds
  • 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.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Crysler (family)

John Cleaveland fonds

  • CA ON00340 F3056
  • Fonds
  • 1748-1759

Fonds consists of letter from Daniel Giddings to John Cleaveland about religious condition of troops at Louisbourg, 1748; sixteen letters from John Cleaveland to his wife about Louisbourg and his activities there, 1759.

Cleaveland, John, fl. 1748-1759

J.C.B. and E.C. Horwood collection

  • CA ON00009 C 11
  • Collection
  • 1750 - 1975

Collection consists of architectural drawings and other materials generated or accumulated by J.C.B. and E.C. Horwood during their training and practice as architects within a succession of firms and work places. It includes a large amount of material from other preceding or contemporary architects and practices. These other materials came into the possession of the Horwoods' firm either through amalgamations of architectural practices, planned succession transfers from retiring architects, inheritance, or through a deliberate process by J.C.B. Horwood of acquiring precedent drawings as reference sources.

The collection contains the work of about eighty-five firms, which existed in the period 1829-1975. The projects largely emphasize Toronto, since most of the firms were based in that city. Nearly two-thirds of the series document Toronto architecture. However, the collection also contains some representation from other areas in Ontario, including Brantford, Brampton, Forest Hill Village, Gravenhurst, Guelph, Hamilton, Lorne Park, Mimico, Muskoka, Woodstock, York and North York Townships. There is also some material for the British Isles, Europe, and the United States, as well as from other parts of Canada. Included also are architectural artifacts, such as Frederic W. Cumberland's pantograph and William G. Storm's wooden writing table.

The records document many building types including schools, churches, government or institutional buildings, department stores, commercial and industrial facilities, bridges, skating rinks, funerary structures, and private residences.

The collection contains a wide variety of architectural record types, including mechanical and engineering drawings, survey drawings, site plans, water-colour perspectives, maps, and photographs. There is a vast quantity of masonry sketch work for a few of the projects, such as Osgoode Hall and University College. The collection also includes prints and engravings used as reference material by some of the architects.

The collection also includes a large number of textual items such as: written specifications, a small quantity of correspondence, accounting sheets, job ledgers, notes, building trade and advertising brochures, reports, daily record showing time spent each day by draftsmen, printed photo-mechanical illustrations, certificates and minutes of architectural societies, and some contracts.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Horwood, J.C.B., 1864-1938

Marshall Spring Bidwell family fonds

  • CA ON00009 F 19
  • Fonds
  • 1750-1952, predominant 1790-1890

Fonds consists of records of Marshall Spring Bidwell, Barnabas Bidwell, and other members of the Bidwell family. Records of Barnabas Bidwell include correspondence, certificates, legal documents, and financial records. Included are letters and court records regarding the deficit in the accounts of Berkshire County. Records of Marshall Spring Bidwell include correspondence, degrees, certificates, licences, deeds, mortgages, wills, property records, Crown land grants, and other records. Bidwell's business correspondence consists of letters sent to John Bogert or to the firm of Ford and Bogert, Barristers in Brockville. Other letters are from Bidwell to Henry Cassady, a Kingston lawyer who looked after Bidwell's Canadian affairs after his departure. Records of the Bidwell family include genealogical information, information on properties held by family members, as well as correspondence, notebooks, diaries, legal records, clippings, and other records of individual family members.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Bidwell, Barnabas, 1763-1833

Freeborn Garrettson fonds

  • CA ON00340 F3101
  • Fonds
  • 1752-1826

Fonds consists of photocopies of correspondence re ministry in Nova Scotia, 1785-1787; microfilm copy of journal with entries between February 1785 and April 1787 that cover Garrettson's ministry in Nova Scotia and include references to followers of Henry Alline and Calvinists, 1752-1826.

Garrettson, Freeborn, 1752-1827

David Neil Stirling Macmillan fonds

  • CA ON00333 90-001 & 94-002
  • Fonds
  • 1757-1978, predominant 1821-1870

Fonds consists of correspondence, research notes and original documents of Professor David Neil Stirling Macmillan. Papers include voters' lists from Victoria County, Ontario, documents relating to the Hudson's Bay Company, minutes of the Barbados Board of Legislative council, munites of the Sydney Australia company, and the Sydney Australian Committee of the New Steam Company.

Macmillan, David Neil Stirling, 1925-1987

John A. Bradshaw fonds

  • CA ON00333 90-007
  • Fonds
  • 1757, 1942-1965, predominant 1956-1965

Fonds consists of personal genealogical research material collected by John A. Bradshaw, Crown Attorney and Clerk of the Peace for the City of Peterborough from 1948 to 1974. The fonds includes, correspondence with genealogists, notes, photocopies of related passages, poems, and chapters of books and other published material, photographs and a 1751 edition of "The London Chronicle".

Bradshaw, John A.

John Smith fonds

  • CA ON00311 PF15
  • Fonds
  • 1759-1891, predominant 1842-1880

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by business agent and attorney, John Smith. The fonds primarily documents his dealings with two clients, Robert Gourlay, and his daughter, Helen Gourlay. These dealings centre on land transactions and disputes with tenants over land owned by the Gourlays in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario. The fonds documents the lives of Robert Gourlay and his family, through correspondence and various publications maintained by Smith. The fonds includes correspondence, a notebook, promissory notes, bills, lists of account transactions, receipts, a list of lands and tenants, a valuation of land for rents, leases, powers of attorney, subpoenas, affidavits of disbursement, admissions, bonds, a writ, published booklets, broadsides, a newspaper, a legislative amendment, a poem, and sketches. Fonds consists of the following series: Fonds is comprised of the following series: Correspondence and notebook Financial records Legal records Published material and poem Sketches

Smith, John, fl. 1853-1880

Magrath family fonds

  • CA ON00380 1979.007
  • Fonds
  • 1759-[ca. 1975] predominant 1844-1893

Fonds consists largely of records created and collected by members of the Magrath family, including the Reverend James Magrath and his children, in the course of administering and occupying their farming estate (called Erindale) on the Credit River. Fonds includes correspondence, legal and financial records and ledgers, and plans of the estate and environs. There is also a small amount of material added to the fonds by later descendants of the family, including family histories and annotated transcriptions of the earliest Magrath correspondence.

The bulk of the correspondence consists of personal letters between family members, including James Magrath and his children, and most is written to Charles Magrath while on a trip to Ireland. Letters are largely concerned with family and personal affairs.

Note that the Magrath family correspondence includes occasional references to the activities of the First Nations (Anishinaabe) people of the Credit area at that time referred to as the Credit Indians. The nature of these references is influenced by the perspective and prejudices of the Magraths.

The fonds comprises the following six series:

Series 1: Correspondence
Series 2: Legal records
Series 3: Financial records
Series 4: Family history records
Series 5: Erindale Estate maps and plans
Series 6: Transcriptions

Magrath family, Erindale

John Rankin fonds

  • CA ON00395 F.0001
  • Fonds
  • 1759-1880, predominant 1850-1880

Fonds consists mainly of the diaries and letterbooks of John Rankin which describe his life and work in Scotland and Canada. Fonds includes detailed personal expense and account books, a Sabbath school roll book, ephemera,and books and booklets, most published before Rankin's birth.

Rankin, John, 1834-1881

Report by Rear-Admiral Charles Holmes, Sept. 18, 1759

  • CA ON00351 GA 141
  • Item
  • 1759

Contents: 7. p. ms. report dictated by Rear-Admiral Charles Holmes for his superiors, recounting in detail the events of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. Major-General James Wolfe captured Quebec on Sept. 13, 1759, but died on the battlefield. His opponent, the Marquis de Montcalm died the next day. Holmes dictated a detailed account of the battle and sent two copies on separate ships to the British Admiralty. This document is the second copy of that report.

Holmes, Charles, 1711-1761

Pierre Perret collection

  • CA ON00093 2008/25
  • Collection
  • 1762-1781

Collection consists of reproductions of late eighteenth-century documents that belonged to the heirs of Madame DesBoisrenard and related to the lands near the village of Vimy, France and the present-day Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Documents include a surveyor's map of the lands with a report, and legal documents listing the various pieces of land with their limits, names of tenants and rents in money and goods collected from the properties.

Perret, Pierre

John Honsberger fonds

  • CA ON00311 PF41
  • Fonds
  • 1763-2016

Fonds consists of records created and maintained by John Honsberger. The majority of the records in the fonds relate to his activities as editor of the Law Society's "Gazette". Records also relate to his interest in and writings about Ontario legal history, Ontario lawyers and Osgoode Hall.

Honsberger, John David

Ottawa Valley Regiment Fonds

  • CA ON00411 MG-0007
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1763-1994

The Ottawa Valley Regiment Fonds contain material relating to the Ottawa Valley Regiment from the second half of the 18th century up until the late 20th century. The documents include copies of Militia General Orders from the late 1700s to the mid-1800s, officer lists, regimental returns, general correspondence and memorandum reports, maps, and newspaper and gazette excerpts.

Rogers family fonds

  • CA ON00009 F 533
  • Fonds
  • 1765-1999

Fonds consists of records relating to the history of the Rogers family that were created by several generations of Rogerses and other people related to them by marriage. The records document aspects of the social, military and political lives of the family. Other record creators in this fonds include such Rogers relations as the Greeley family of Colborne, the Cassady family of Kingston, the Eberts family and Waddell family of Chatham, and the Merritt family of St. Catharines, Ontario.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Rogers (family)

Andrew D. MacLean family fonds

  • CA ON00009 F 4566
  • Fonds
  • 1765, 1828-2000

Fonds consists of materials illustrating the personal life and publishing career of Andrew Dyas MacLean, including private and business records inherited by him concerning his father Hugh Cameron MacLean and uncle John Bayne MacLean, both publishers as well. Further personal records pertain to his paternal grandparents, Rev. Andrew MacLean and Catherine Cameron, and his mother's family, the Dyas family of Toronto.

Publishing records include primarily correspondence, notes, and issues of publications, with some statements, minute books, and other administrative records. Personal records are comprised of correspondence, household accounts, real estate papers, clippings and records of social activities, and various materials illustrating key aspects of the lives of Andrew D. MacLean and his family: for example, his grandfather's sermons, his uncle John's phrenological records, his father Hugh's records of the Toronto Canoe Club, and his own service as secretary to Prime Minister R.B. Bennett. Fonds also includes photographs, paintings, and books.

Fonds contains records reflecting the MacLeans' social and family connections with: European nobility and other members of the upper class, including the Duke of Devonshire, the Queen Regent of Portugal, and Sir Fitzroy Maclean of Morvern; key international business contacts of the time, including Charles S. Rolls and Frank A. Munsey; and important Canadians such as Prime Ministers Bennett, Borden, Meighen and Pearson, Billy Bishop, Goldwin Smith, and E. Cora Hind.

Materials reflect the activities principally in southern Ontario, with some records from the Canadian Arctic, the Rocky Mountains, Scotland, England, Australia, and the Mediterranean.

Fonds has been arranged into eight series.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

MacLean, Andrew D. (family)

Samuel Peters Jarvis and William Dummer Powell collection

  • CA ON00009 F 31
  • Collection
  • 1767-1919

Collection consists of correspondence, land records (including deeds), legal records, genealogical information, diaries, maps, memoranda, and accounts. The majority of the records are not specifically concerned with the public lives of Powell or Jarvis, but are personal family documents reflecting the attitudes, interests, problems and way of life of the members of loyalist ruling class families. The memoranda of William Dummer Powell tell of his career and early Canadian years. Many of the letters written between 1820 and 1857 are from Samuel Peters Jarvis to his wife Mary while he was commanding officer of the Queen's Rangers during the Rebellion of 1837-8, while he was with the Department of Indian Affairs, and when he was travelling in Great Britain and elsewhere. Collection also includes various travel diaries maintained by Jarvis.
Also included are various maps and plans of areas including Long Point, Turkey Point, York, the project town of Tayport, Guelph, and Toronto.

Collection also includes miscellaneous documents, such as calling cards, watercolours, poems, an exercise book of William Jarvis, a newspaper article, and a sample of hair from the heads of Aemilius Jarvis and Edward Henry Bernard.
Records created after 1857 deal mainly with estate problems and litigation.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Jarvis, Samuel Peters, 1792-1857

Edith Russell fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1767-1977, predominant 1952-1977

The contents of the fonds mainly concerns Edith's life after her marriage to Russell. The fonds has been arranged in the following series: correspondence, books by Edith Russell, manuscripts by Edith Russell, manuscripts by others, personal documents, diaries, photographs, greeting cards, miscellaneous, Lucy Donnelly papers. The correspondence is arranged into the following sub-series: general, family, George Allen Unwin Ltd., travel, large print books, financial/legal, domestic, Finch genealogy, press clippings, Bertrand Russell: his correspondence, death of Bertrand Russell.

Finch, Edith, 1900-1978

Alexander Fraser fonds

  • CA ON00009 F 1015
  • Fonds
  • 1770-1936, predominant 1882-1936

Fonds consists of Alexander Fraser's correspondence, accounts, certificates, commissions, speeches, lectures, sermons, literary works in English and Gaelic, minutes and reports of various societies and associations, military documents, biographical and genealogical information, menus, invitations, cards, programmes, photographs, poetry, music, maps, newspaper clippings, and printed material. Fonds contains the following series: Correspondence, 1779-1936, N.D (Series I) Certificates and Commissions, 1893-1931 (Series II) Accounts, 1844, 1857, 1873-1934, N.D. (Series III) Cards, Invitations, Menus and Programs, 1853-1934, N.D. (Series IV) Speeches, Sermons and Lectures, 1814, 1882-1931, N.D. (Series V) Literary Works: Writings of Alexander Fraser (Series VI- 1) Writings of Other Persons (Series VI- 2) Gaelic Works (Series VII) Societies and Associations, 1858-1933 (Series VIII) Music and Poetry (Series IX) Photographs and Maps (Series X) Biographical and Genealogical Information (Series XI) Clippings, 1826-1936 (Series XII) Printed Material, 1873-1946 (Series XIII)

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Fraser, Alexander, 1860-1936

Jacob Ball fonds

  • CA ON00009 F 4234
  • Fonds
  • 1772-1809

Fonds consists of one handwritten cash book kept by Ball in which he documented transactions in New York (Mohawk Valley) and Upper Canada. The entries are mostly for the sale of farm produce and groceries such as flour, wheat, apples, and pork.

An index of customers' names and several loose documents are inserted in the cash book.

For a more detailed description, use this link to the Archives of Ontario's descriptive database:

Some of the entries made in 1772 are written in plattdeutsch or low German.

Ball, Jacob, fl. 1772-1809

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