Collection consists of nitrate negatives; and thumbnail prints of Vosper Family members including Dr. Louis Llewlyn, Charlotte Vosper; Kingston and district scenes; and the family cottage on Oak Lake, near Peterborough, Ontario; correspondence regarding the unveiling of the Sharpshooter's Monument in Ottawa, legal documents relating largely to James Agnew, Solicitor for the City of Kingston, early petition to the Mayor of the Town of Kingston, Ontario seeking remission of taxes, and a list of those cadets attending the first class at the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, in 1876, as well as a list of "Officers on the R.M.C. College Staff from 1876 till present date - 1902."
The collection consists of original letters and documents. Includes items signed by Louis Xlll of France, Sir John A. Macdonald , Sir John Colborne, William Lyon Mackenzie, William McDougall, Israel Tarte, Sir John Thompson, Guglielmo Marconi, Lord Monck and L.S. Huntington. The microfilm contains articles relating to the death of Colonel Robert Samuel McLaughlin,
Stock receipts, an account by Captain John By, R.E. relative to transfer to the Crown as a military resource of portions of the Seigneuries of Soulanges and Vaudreuil on each side of the Canal at Cascades (Ottawa to Cataraqui Rivers), copy of map of Cascades Canal, documents relating to the armament of Point Levis (Quebec) and the Citadel at Quebec, notices regarding sales of land, assorted correspondence.
Collection of letters from the library of Sir Arthur Doughty, including letters from Sir James Kempt, Lord Dufferin, Lord Durham and E.A. Meredith. Includes several documents relating to Halifax, N.S. Letters to and from Henry Youle Hind, artist and geologist. Samples of Upper Canadian currency, including a note from the Accommodation Bank in Kingston, and Confederate currency from the American Civil War, with a fragment of the Rebel Flag flown over Richmond, VA.
Manuscript letters and lease book typed transcripts, photostats from National Archives and printed materials concerning the creation and disposition of Clergy Reserves of land in Upper Canada 1791-1856.
The fonds consists of a manuscript narrative (21 pages) together 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."