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BOOK - Annals of Niagara
By: William Kirby
Originally published by Lundy's Lane Historical Society, 1896
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006 (CD 2010)


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Annals of Niagara, originally published in 1896, it begins with an historical overview of earliest Niagara, including early settlements of First Nations peoples. Kirby discusses their settlements, agricultural society, conflicts with Iroquois and Huron neighbors and eventual First-Nation disposition by European Settlement.

The book's primary focus is on the arrival and settlement of United Empire Loyalist families after the American Revolution, politics and parliament, the War of 1812, Mackenzie and the Uprising of 1837, and follows the history of the area up to 1896.

Contents include:
  • Earliest Niagara. Onghiara of the Nuetrals
  • Onghiara Lost and Discovered
  • Early French Contact: 1641
  • Visitors in 1640
  • The Jesuits and Their New Converts
  • LaSalle and His Associates
  • Fort Niagara from French to English
  • From Pontiac to the Revolution
  • The War and Its Aftermath
  • Niagara's Pioneer Loyalist Families
  • Settling in the New Land: Adversity & Challenge
  • De Peyster: A soldier of Great Merit
  • Life and Work, 1787-1791
  • The First Governor: The First Town
  • Ontario's First Parliament, 1792
  • The Maker of Law, 1792
  • Parliaments and Laws, 1792-1796
  • York Becomes the Capitol
  • The Legacy of Governor Simcoe
  • Russell, Brock, Addison
  • A diverse society and divided politics
  • Life and Work, 1800-1812
  • Colonel Brock and Governor Gore
  • Rumours of Wars, 1811-1812
  • War comes to Niagara, 1812
  • Armed conflict in the Streets, 1813
  • Niagara falls to the Flames, 1813
  • Niagara Avenged, 1813
  • Niagara's Noble Allies
  • Peace on the Frontier
  • Niagara Rises Again, 1815
  • From Canal to Rebellion, 1824-1837
  • Mackenzie and the Uprising, 1837
  • Peace to War Alarms, 1838-1860
  • Niagara and her Rivals, 1860-1895
  • Summation: A Century of Old Niagara

Book reviews:
  • "It is a high level view of the history covering the early discovery through 1896"... Read complete review
    - Paul Milner, Federation of Genealogical Societies' journal Forum
About the author:
    William Kirby. Source: Library and Archives CanadaWilliam Kirby, (1817-1906), author, was born at Kingston-upon-Hull, England, on October 13, 1817, and came to Canada with his parents in 1832. He settled in Niagara, Upper Canada, in 1839, and for more than twenty years edited the Niagara Mail. From 1871 to 1895 he was collector of customs at Niagara. He married the daughter of John Whitmore, Niagara, and had two sons. He died at Niagara on June 23, 1906.
    Source : W. Stewart WALLACE. Ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. III, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948
269 Pages
6.5 X 9.25"
Hardcover (bound in premium covering with gilt stamping on front cover and spine)
Originally published by Lundy's Lane Historical Society, 1896
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2006 (CD 2010)

ISBN 1-897210-97-3 (Hardcover)





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