Papers : 1791-1880.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LFR .S7S3P3
Category: Family
Creator: Street, Samuel, 1775-1844.
Description: 3 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm
            Samuel Street, was born in the American Colonies in 1775. He was the son of Nehemiah Street, and came to Upper Canada with his father in 1780.   His uncle was Samuel Street Sr. who had come to Fort Niagara during the American Revolution and established a business by trading = with the Indians and provisioning the British forces.   After the war, his commercial pursuits and political activities were moderately successful, but his efforts at land speculation were a failure.  

Unlike his uncle, Samuel Street Jr. became a successful merchant in Queenston, joining in a business partnership with Colonel Thomas Clark. The business flourished, and Street became a leading landowner and moneylender in the Niagara District. His son, Thomas Clark Street (1814-1872) succeeded his father in business, practised law, and served as an MLA for Welland County from 1851-1854, and again from 1861-1871.

            The Samuel Street Papers contain documents and other records of both father and son. The Papers are arranged in chronological order on three microfilm reels, with the inclusive dates for each reel as follows:

Reel 1, 1791 - 1834; Reel 2, 1834 - 1845; and Reel 3, 1845 - 1880.

The records consist of business and legal correspondence; financial papers; bonds; accounts; deeds; indentures; licenses of occupation; subpoenas; leases, mortgages; insurance policies; petitions; complaints; powers of attorney; proxies; stock certificates; promissory notes; tax receipts; memoranda; and numerous other documents.

There are several Lists of Claims paid in the Western District for losses during the War of 1812. They include the names of individuals and the amount paid, 1824. Also included on Reel 1, are three cash books for the years 1824 - 1827, 1827 - 1831, 1831 - 1834.The design for the hull of a ship, and the John Crooks Estate Record Book, 1839-1857, are found at the end of Reel 3.

Originals: The original records are held by the Archives of Ontario.
Archival Ref. No.: AO MS 500.
Finding Aids:
            A microfilm shelf list is available in print.
Electronic Finding Aid Record: Street, Samuel Papers Shelf List.pdf
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