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  • Military Land Grant

    Military Land Grant, Sir Peregrine Maitland to Samuel Peters Jarvis of Captain Heward’s Flank Company in the 3rd York Regiment of York. The grant is for 300 acres of land in Ekfrid Township, County of Middlesex, London District, 29 November 1827. signed by Maitland as Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada; William Beverly Robinson, Attorney General; Stephen Heward, Auditor General of Land Patents (Jarvis’ Captain during the War of 1812); and Duncan Cameron, Secretary. The grant has a hard seal of Upper Canada attached.
  • Affidavit of Samuel Jarvis and other defendants in William Lyon Mackenzie dispute

    Affidavit of Samuel Jarvis and other defendants in the William Lyon Mackenzie dispute over the damage of Mackenzie's printing press equipment in June 1826.
  • To the public : a contradiction of the libel under the signature of "A Relative"

    To the public : a contradiction of the libel under the signature of "A Relative," published in the Canadian Freeman, of the 28th February, 1828, together with a few remarks tracing the origin of the unfriendly feeling which ultimately led to the unhappy affair to which that libel refers
  • Military General Service Medal

    Military General Service Medal, 1793-1814. A medal awarded to S.P. Jarvis for service in the Canadian Militia. The medal features Queen Victoria standing on a plinth, crowning the Duke of Wellington with a laurel wreath. The surrounding inscription reads “To the British Army, 1793-1814”. The reverse side of the medal features Queen Victoria. There is one bar on the ribbon attached to the medal that reads “Fort Detroit”. The circumference of the medal is engraved with “S.P. Jarvis Canadn Militia”.
  • Corresp. & Accounts of S.P. Jarvis, Supt. of Indian Affairs

    Correspondence and accounts of S.P. Jarvis, Chief Superintendent of Indian Affairs, 1842-1847]. Appendix (V.V.) to the Journals of the Legislative Assembly, 1847 (74 pages).
  • Correspondence, addresses, &c, connected with the subscriptions of various Indian tribes in Upper Canada in aid of the funds for the re-construction of Brock’s Monument, on Queenston Heights.

    Correspondence, addresses, &c, connected with the subscriptions of various Indian tribes in Upper Canada in aid of the funds for the re-construction of Brock’s Monument, on Queenston Heights. Toronto: Printed by Robert Stanton, 1841. The pages are printed on vellum and bound in red, flexible leather. Two letters from Samuel Jarvis are included. One is addressed to R.A. Tucker, Provincial Secretary (with his reply), and the other to Colonel Bullock, Sec’y to the Com. for restoring Brock’s Monument. The letters express the complaints of various Indian tribes about the destruction of Brock’s Monument, and their contribution of £207 towards its restoration.
  • Letter by Samuel Jarvis to Six Nations Chiefs

    A letter written and signed by Samuel Peters Jarvis, Ch. S. I. Affa. [Chief Superintendent of Indian Affairs], addressed to the Chiefs of the Six Nations of the Grand River, dated 5 January 1841. The letter is 3 pages in length and informs the Chiefs that the Lieutenant Governor has considered their speech, especially the problem of unauthorized occupancy of their land by white people, and has determined that each family or single man receive 100 or 200 acres, with the remainder of the land be “surrendered to Government to be disposed of for the exclusive benefit of the Indians”. A note on the letter indicates “the reply after being corrected by Sir Charles Metcalf”.
  • Letter to Mary Boyles Powell from brother Captain John Powell of the 1st Lincoln Militia, showing lock of hair

    A letter written and signed by Captain John Powell of the 1st Lincoln Militia to his sister Mary Boyles Powell, circa October 13, 1812. The letter is 4 pages in length and contains a detailed account of the death of a family member and John Macdonell, an aide-de-camp to Sir Isaac Brock, at the Battle of Queenston Heights. Included with the letter is a lock of John Macdonell’s hair with the inscription “killed at Queenston Heights by the Americans, October 13, 1812, Lieut. Col. John Macdonnell.”
  • Love poem addressed to Miss Mary Powell from John Macdonell

    A love poem addressed to Miss Mary Powell from John Macdonell, [1812?]. The letter is addressed at York, Upper Canada and consists of 1 page. The poem begins Adieu. Adieu and it is so | And must I from sweet Mary, go | Oh! Mary, say adieu once more…
  • Letter to Mary Boyles Powell from brother Captain John Powell of the 1st Lincoln Militia

    A letter written and signed by Captain John Powell of the 1st Lincoln Militia to his sister Mary Boyles Powell, circa October 13, 1812. The letter is 4 pages in length and contains a detailed account of the death of a family member and John Macdonell, an aide-de-camp to Sir Isaac Brock, at the Battle of Queenston Heights. Included with the letter is a lock of John Macdonell’s hair with the inscription “killed at Queenston Heights by the Americans, October 13, 1812, Lieut. Col. John Macdonnell.”
  • A letter to Colonel Jarvis from N. [Nathaniel] Coffin, Adjutant General Militia Forces

    A letter written and signed by N. [Nathaniel] Coffin, Adjutant General Militia Forces, and addressed to Colonel Jarvis, dated at York, Upper Canada, 2nd April 1827. The letter informs Jarvis of his promotion to Colonel with the 2nd Regiment of the North York Militia, as well as Wm. B. Robinson as Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Appointment of Samuel Peters Jarvis to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Second Regiment of West York Militia

    Appointment of Samuel Peters Jarvis by Sir Peregrine Maitland, Knight Commander of the most Honorable Military Order of the Bath, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada, and Major General Commanding His Majesty’s Forces, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Second Regiment of West York Militia, of which Regiment the Honorable John Henry Dunn is Colonel. Signed at York by Maitland and another government official (G. Hillier), 25 February 1825.
  • Photograph of Samuel Peters Jarvis from a daguerreotype

    Photograph of Samuel Peters Jarvis from a daguerreotype by Middlemiss & Hunter, late Ewing & Company Artists & Photographers, to H.R.H. Prince Arthur. A Cabinet photograph, n.d.