Percy Band Collection : 1782-1874.
|Call Number:||HIL-MICL FC LSC .O5A7P4C6|
|Creator:||Archives of Ontario.|
|Description:||1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm|
This Collection of postal materials originated in the Queenston Post Office of Alexander Hamilton and illustrates many aspects of the operations of a pioneer post office in Upper Canada.
The Collection is organised in the following manner: post office printed material; letters about postal matters; stampless covers arranged in alphabetical order by post office in - Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, New York and England; and miscellaneous; and unclassified correspondence discussing, for example, the War of 1812 and the Rebellion of 1837. Besides postal administration, subjects of interest would include communications, and local history and place names. Organisation: Nos. 1-54 - Post office printed material Nos. 55-114 - Letters about postal matters Nos. 115-221 - Stampless covers in alphabetical order by post office in 1. Upper Canada (Ontario), 2. Lower Canada (Quebec), 3. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, New York and England, 4. Ship letters, 5. Unpostmarked letters delivered by personal carrier, 6. Miscellaneous Nos. 222-446 - Correspondence unclassified but in chronological order
|Originals:||The original records are held by Archives & Special Collections at Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario.|
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The Inventory Description, Table of Contents and Index have been microfilmed at the beginning of the reel.The Inventory Description , Table of Contents and Index are available in print.
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