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Latin Scrolls collection

  • CA ON00239 F00789
  • Collection
  • 1489-1593

The fonds consists of fourteen vellum Italian scrolls written in Latin, relating to wills, marriage settlements and disposal of monastery property.

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Narre des Hostilités commises sur l'Ohio en Amerique par les Francais; et de la Negociation qui s'en est suivie entre les couronnes de la Grande Bretagne et de France

  • CA ON00239 F00889
  • Collection
  • 1774-1775

The fonds consists of a manuscript narrative with 22 supporting documents presenting the official British case concerning the Anglo-French boundary disputes in North America and the course of diplomatic negotiations, 1754-1755. The narrative begins with George Washington's expedition to Fort Duquesne and his surrender at Fort Necessity and ends with Admiral Boscawen's ambassador's subsequent departure from London. These important manuscripts deal with the struggle between the French and English on the Ohio. In 1756, the French ministry published the following: "Memoire contenant le precis des faits, avec leurs observations envoyees par les Ministers d'Angleterre, dans les Cours de l'Europe." Sabin records this publication and notes: "The very curious history of this "memoire" deserves special attention. At the surrender of Fort Necessity by Washington, his Journal of the Expedition, together with the letters of Braddock to the British Ministry, and his instructions to Washington, were seized by French victors. They were immediately transmitted to France, and by order of the French king, printed and sent to every court of Europe as indicative the agressive character of the British. Drawing from these documents, they charge Washington with the murder of Jumonville. From the "Memoire" it will be seen that it is an answer to the "Observations" from the English Ministry sent to the Courts of Europe. It is suggested that "Narre des hostilites" with the supporting pieces are the English "Observations."

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Marriage license collection

  • CA ON00239 F00855
  • Collection
  • 1804-1881

The collection consists of licenses to marry without publication of bans, marriage certificates and affidavits of marriage, 1804-1881. Also includes marriage licenses issued by government in Kingston, 1841-1842.

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Upper Canada land transactions collection

  • CA ON00239 F01094
  • Collection
  • 1798-1883

The fonds consists of bargain and sale indentures, deeds, grants, leases, and proclamations re. seizure of property of deserters after War of 1812. Includes correspondence regarding Belleville, 1816, and several items relating to land matters in the Ottawa area. In 1763, the British Crown began to issue grants of land in Ontario, largely to attract British settlers to Canada. These grants were made by way of location tickets or occupation permits. Land certificates were made to veterans and United Empire Loyalists. Grants of land ranged from 200-5000 acres, depending on the rank of the soldier.

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Ferguson collection

  • CA ON00239 F00706
  • Collection
  • 1815-1891

Programme for the farewell dinner for Dr. Henry Hunt (1888), Last Will and Testament of Archibald Dewer, Correspondence and deeds, including Indigenous land sale of St. Regis lands.

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Birds-Eye Views collection

  • CA ON00239 F02064
  • Collection
  • 1875-1903

The collection consists of non-photographic, panoramic maps of various Canadian cities and urban centres including Halifax, Lunenburg, Moncton, Montreal, Sherbrooke, Sorel, Brantford, Kingston, London, Ottawa, Port Arthur, Simcoe, St. Catharines, Tillsonburg, Toronto, Morris, Winnipeg, Victoria, and Yukon. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, major Canadian cities and urban centres followed a North American trend in having panoramic maps - more commonly called bird's-eye views - prepared. These non-photographic illustrations viewed cities from above at an oblique angle - a remarkable achievement in the days before aerial photography. They showed street patterns, major landscapes, and a variety of structures including churches, mansions, single dwellings, industrial plants, office blocks, retail and wholesale businesses, and government buildings.

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Ontario Bank Building collection

  • CA ON00239 F02594
  • Collection
  • 1893-1907

The collection consists of two bank statement books, a number of signature cards, a bank ledger for June 1907 to October 1907 tallying deposits for a number of banks in the City of Kingston, as well as a "Borrowing Book", 1893-1903, detailling the rental of dinner and glass ware to a variety of citizens and organizations in the Kingston.

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Vosper collection

  • CA ON00239 F01893
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1880]-[ca. 1910]

The collection consists of pictures taken by an unknown photographer, or photographers, in Kingston and the surrounding area, around the turn of the twentieth century. The photos show local landmarks such as Kingston City Hall, Kingston homes, Kingston Mills, Martello Towers and Jones Falls. Also included are photographs of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, men, horses and guns. Steam vessels such as the Rideau Queen, the Toronto and even pleasure sail boats, ice boats and quite a number of pictures of canoes and canoeists are included along with pictures taken at or near the Kingston Yacht Club. There are many pictures of as yet unidentified individuals in various poses including family scenes, picnics and fishermen. Another sizable lot of pictures were taken away from Kingston at various sites that have yet to be identified. One series were shot in what looks like a summer resort area and several others are of cities or a city yet to be identified.

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Kingston scrapbooks collection

  • CA ON00239 F01638
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1904]-1910

Scrapbook contains clippings and photographs of many Canadian scenes(including Kingston), well-known individuals and miscellaneous subjects.

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