Ontario's first township: John Collins' survey of October 27, 1783, of a six mile square township in the Province of Quebec near the ancient Fort Frontenac, now part of the City and Township of Kingston, Ontario; plan showing Collins' survey.
The fonds consists of land records, receipts, ledgers, records of military service, paper silhouettes, an autograph book and correspondence. Taken together these record activities of the various branches of the family since its arrival in Canada. It must be noted here that these papers are not by any means a complete record of these activities but they do provide an interesting insight into the family at various times over the years.
Fonds consists of the diaries (2 volumes) of William Smith, containing a detailed narrative of his activities in England and his first seven months in Quebec dated January 1784 to May 1787. The entries cover events, institutions, political affairs and descriptions of persons encountered by W. Smith. The first volume includes one of the only accounts of Canadian affairs from a London vantage point given that the papers of Sir Guy Carleton were destroyed. The second volume deals predominantly with Quebec.
The South Carolina collection consists of two parts: Part 1: the Papers of James Henry Hammond, and Part 2, Miscellaneous Collections of Personal and Family Papers. James Henry Hammond (1807-1864) was a statesman and plantation owner in South Carolina. He served in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, and was Governor of South Carolina from from 1840 to 1842. The papers reflect his role as both statesman and planter, including records pertaining to agriculture, education, family life, the practice of law, politics and slave management.The Miscellaneous collections of Personal and Family papers includes: Samuel Porcher Gaillard Plantation journals; John Forsythe Talbert Plantation journals; a Caleb Coker Plantation book; James Trezevant Plantation diary and records; Glover family papers;a James Talbert Ouzts Plantation book; a David Milling Plantation book; John Ogilvie Medical Account books; a diary from Natalie DeLage Sumter; the papers of Mary Hart Means; Thomas family diaries; the papers of James Ritchie Sparkman; the John Stapleton papers; Thomas Cassells Law papers; John McPherson DeSaussure papers; Lewis Malone Ayer papers; the Read-Lance family papers; the Heyward family papers; John Ewing Colhoun papers; the Miller-Furman-Dabbs family papers; and the Hammond-Bryan-Cumming family papers.
The fonds consists of correspondence, legal documents and financial records of Nathan Ford, agent for Samuel Ogden, proprietor of Ogdensburg, 1797, his brother, David Ford, Morristown, N.Y., and of succeeding generations who married into the Jones family, Brockville, Ont.
Collection consists of chronologically arranged general correspondence and memoranda sent directly to the Surveyor General or his successors, the Commissioner of Crown Lands for Upper Canada, Canada West and Ontario or referred to them by other government departments. The contents of this collection concern all aspects of the administration of land in the province, including settlement, roads, and resource development. Each letter is assigned a unique number from 1 to 33,896.
The fonds consists of correspondence, militia papers, accounts, receipts and miscellaneous documents. The bulk of the correspondence is from when Stone was most active as a Militia officer. There are several general orders relating to such things as services rendered by Indigenous warriors, claims for pay and land grants. Among the miscellaneous papers is an indenture of election executed by Stone as returning officer for Leeds County.