Education is a lifelong experience which serves to enlighten, entertain and examine the complexities of the world in which we live.  Just as each of us are teachers, each of us are students as well.  Knowledge gained is knowledge shared.

  This section is not intended to be a comprehensive anthology of Loyalist literature and essays, rather, it contains select writing which was chosen for its value to educators and readers looking for concise but general Loyalist history.

  Of interest to researchers, several titles are presented which pertain to communities and settlements of the Grand River area.

  The selections are viewable online and when practical, may be downloaded for printing purposes by clicking on the files at the conclusion of the material.


  Readers may wish to check back periodically as additions to this section will be forthcoming.

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•   Chronicles of Canada 
Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton
In thirty-two volumes


 
Volume 13
THE UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS
A Chronicle of the Great Migration

By W. STEWART WALLACE
TORONTO, 1914

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•   Loyalist Daughter 

A Story of the United Empire Loyalists

In nine chapters

By Yvonne St.Claire

For girls: 10 - 14
First published in 1949 by Epworth Press Epworth Press 1967

   

•   Flint and Feather

The Life and Times of E .Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake

Selected works of poetry

By E. Pauline Johnson

Tekahiowake
 

First published in 1912:(Toronto and London: The Musson Book Co., Ltd. 1921) ISBN: 0340147229

   
•   Ontario Historical Society

The United Empire Loyalist Settlement at Long Point, Lake Erie

Papers and Records Vol. 2, Pages 1-68

By L. H. Tasker M.A.,

Collegiate Institute,

Niagara Falls
 

First published in 1900 in Toronto

   
• The Old United Empire Loyalists List

The centennial of the settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, 1784-1884 : The celebrations at Adolphustown, Toronto, and Niagara ; With an appendix containing a copy of the U.E. list, preserved in the Crown Lands Department at Toronto    334 pages.

 Opens in a new window By U.E.L. Centennial Committee, Toronto

 

First published in 1885 (Rose Publishing Co.)
Reprinted 1976 with an introduction by Milton Rubincam, Hon. VP of the OGS

1976 - Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc.

ISBN: 0-8063-0331-X

   

•   The Early History of Haldimand County

Published for the 1950 Centennial of Haldimand County, this historical account was written by J. Russell Harper for the Caledonia newspaper, The Grand River Sachem.          78 pages.

 Opens in a new window By John Russell Harper

 

1950 - Published by The Grand River Sachem

 

Harrison & Arrell Martindale Publishers

   

•   The Township of Seneca History 

Published in 1967, this narrative outlines the history of Seneca Township along the Grand River.                                                        103 pages.

 Opens in a new window By The Seneca Centennial Historical Committee

 

1967

   

•   The History of the County of Brant 

Published in 1883, this narrative outlines the history of Brant County, Ontario.               689 pages.

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1883 - Warner, Beers & Co., Toronto

   

•   The History of the County of Brant 

Containing a history of the county, its townships, cities, towns, schools, churches, etc., General and local statistics, Portraits of early settlers and prominent men, History of the Six Nation Indians and Captain Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea), History of the Dominion of Canada, Miscellaneous matters
690 pages.

 Opens in a new window By Charles Pelham Mulvany

 

1883 - Warner, Beers & Co., Toronto

   

•   The History of the County of Brant 

Written by Frederick Douglas Reville under the auspices of the Brant Historical Society.
385 pages.

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Published by the Brant Historical Society

 

1920 - Hurley Printing Co., Ltd., Brantford

   

•   Looking Back: The Story of Fergus Through the Years, 1833 - 1983  Vol. 1 

Written by various contributors, this book commemorates the Sesquicentennial of the Town of Fergus.  Anecdotal history, Family histories, Town History and descriptions.
350 pages.

 Opens in a new window By Pat Mattaini Mestern

 

Published by the Fergus History Book Committee

 

1983 - R & R Printing, Fergus

ISBN: 0-9691381-0-5

   

•   Looking Back: The Story of Fergus Through the Years, 1833 - 1983  Vol. 2 

Written by various contributors, this book commemorates the Sesquicentennial of the Town of Fergus.  Anecdotal history, Family histories, Town History and descriptions.
785 pages.

 Opens in a new window By Pat Mattaini Mestern

 

Published by the Fergus History Book Committee

 

1983 - R & R Printing, Fergus

ISBN: 0-9691381-1-3

   

•   Lynden of a By-Gone Era and Memories 

Written by various contributors, this book commemorates the Sesquicentennial of the Town of Fergus.  Anecdotal history, Family histories, Town History and descriptions.
87 pages.

 Opens in a new window By Douglas A. Mannen

 

1988 - J.R. Hastings and Lithographing, Ltd., Paris Ontario

ISBN: 0-9691381-1-3

   

•   Memories of Haldimand Township : When the Lakes Roared 

Written by various contributors, this book chronicles the history and development of Haldimand Township.  Anecdotal history, Family histories, Town History and descriptions with an index.
192 pages.

 Opens in a new window By Haldimand's History Committee

 

1997 - Boston Mills Press, Erin Ontario

ISBN: 1-55046-268-7

   

•   County of Haldimand in the Days of Auld Lang Syne 

Haldimand County history, including First Nations influences; economic, religious and educational development; military involvement; towns and villages with historical anecdotes.
117 pages.       PDF download here  (25.39 mb)

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By Rev. Robert Bertram Nelles. M.A.

 

1905 - Hamly Book Press Printers, Port Hope Ontario

ISBN: 1-55046-268-7

   

•   Memories of Mount Forest and Surrounding Townships 

Minto, Arthur, West Luther, Normanby, Egremont, Proton: In honor of the Diamond Jubilee of the Confederation of the Dominion of Canada and of the founding of the Mount Forest Confederate, 1867-1927.  With index.
202 pages.

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1928 - Published by The Mount Forest Confederate, Mount Forest Ontario

 

   

•   Mulmur : The Story of a Township 

Written to commemorate the Centennial of municipal government in Mulmur Township, Dufferin County.
77 pages.

 Opens in a new window By Mulmur Historical Society

 

1951 - Printed by The Creemore Star, Creemore Ontario

   

•   Splitrail Country: A History of Artemesia Township 

Exhaustive and concise history of Artemesia Township, Grey County, Ontario.
536 pages.

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By Mildred Young Hubbert

 

1986 - Historical Society of Artemesia Township, Artemesia Ontario

Stan Brown Printers, Ltd.

Owen Sound, Ontario

   

•   The Talbot Papers 

The Talbot Papers: Including those left by the Honourable Colonel Thomas Talbot at his death, his letters to the Honourable Peter Robinson, Commissioner of Crown Lands, and some letters written by him to the Hon. William Allan.
196 pages.

 Opens in a new window By James H. Coyne

 

1909 - Transactions of The Royal Society of Canada

 

   

•   Centennial History, 1842-1967: Erin Township and Erin Village 

Erin Township history, detailed school histories, Village of Erin, Erin Fair, comments.
159 pages.

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By Erin Centennial Committee

 

1967 - Erin Centennial Committee

   

•   Here and There in Eramosa 

An Historical Sketch of the Early Years, and of the People and Events Contributing to the Growth and Development of the Township.
200 pages.

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By Frank Day

 

1953 - Frank Day

   

•   Pioneer Baptist Work in Oxford County 

Detailed history of Baptist churches and presence in Oxford County.
52 pages.

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By Zella M. Hotson

 

 

1939 - Commercial Printcraft, Woodstock Ontario

   

•   Waterloo Historical Society - First Annual  Report 

Annual Meeting, President's Message, 'Early History of Waterloo County'; Address by Rev. Theo. Spetz, C.R., Berlin; Donations, Society's Financial Report
70 pages.

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By the Waterloo Historical Society

 

1913 - Published by the Waterloo Historical Society, Berlin Ontario

   

•   Waterloo Historical Society - Fourth Annual  Report 

Annual Meeting, President's Message, 'Indian Occupation of Southern Ontario', Donations, Society's Financial Report
69 pages.

 Opens in a new window By the Waterloo Historical Society

 

1918 - Published by the Waterloo Historical Society, Kitchener Ontario

 

   

•   A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the County 

Focus on the Mennonites, Pennsylvania Dutch as well as the Geography, History, and Growth and Development of the Waterloo region with selected short genealogical records.
887 pages.

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By Ezra E. Eby

 

1895 - Berlin Ontario

   

•   Confederation Number: Diamond Jubilee, July 1, 1927 

Selected excerpts from local Waterloo publications; essays, writings, newspaper reprints, photos.
104 pages.

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By Waterloo Chronicle

 

 

1927 - Waterloo Ontario

Published by David Bean & Sons, Ltd.

   

•   A History of Kitchener Ontario 

Extensive history of Kitchener including First Settlements, Joseph Schneider, Mennonites, churches, schools, businesses, associations, buildings and local landmarks, agriculture, prominent people, anecdotes.
433 pages.

 Opens in a new window By William Velores Uttley

 

1937 - Kitchener Ontario

   

•   A History of Guelph Ontario  : 1827 - 1927

Extensive history of Guelph including John Galt, local government and politics, Churches and schools, Railroads and Industrial expansion, Economic and social problems, reflections on the first century.
390 pages.

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By Leo Albert Johnson

 

1977 - Published by the Guelph Historical Society, Guelph Ontario

Printed by Hunter Rose Company

 

ISBN 0-9690594-0-X

   

•   Life of Captain Joseph (Thayendanegea) Brant 

Published in 1873, this book is presented in two PDF versions: below, the second printing from Brantford; to the right, the original microfilmed version printed in Montrιal. "An Account of His Re-interment at Mohawk, 1850 and of the Corner Stone Ceremony in the Erection of the Brant Memorial".
41 pages.     Brantford PDF version  (338 kb)

 Microfilmed original version on PDF  By Ke-Che-Ah-Gah-Me-Qua

 

1872 - First printing by John Dougall & Son, Montrιal Quιbec (28 microfilmed pages)

 

Montrιal version online source :

  Click here

 Brantford version online source :

  Click here

   

•   PBS : History Detectives 

Fred Hayward UE contributed to and appeared in this PBS-aired segment on researching Loyalist history.  The PDF transcript of this episode's UEL segment is presented here.
5 pages.

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2005 - Season 3, Episode 4

   

•   'Polly' 

Written by Murray Killman UE, this is the true story of Mary (Polly) Johnson, the granddaughter of the famous militia General & Indian Superintendent, Sir William Johnson.
215 pages.       PDF - 3.96 mb download

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'Polly' by Murray Kilman UE

 

With historical illustrations and photos.

 

©2000 : ISBN 0-9694642-2-3

   

•   Archived Loyalist Gazettes 

TheFreeLibrary.com has selected articles from the Loyalist Gazette, dating back to March of 1996.  Photos and graphics have been deleted, but there's a wealth of information and memories.  Unlike other archival sites, this one is free.

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Selected articles from past Loyalist Gazettes.

   

•   Bibliography of Sources on the Loyalists 

From Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives: Extensive list of Articles, Books and Theses on the Loyalists.  Concentration on the Loyalist experience of Atlantic Canada, but also includes many general Loyalist sources.

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Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives

 

 

Loyalist Articles, Books and Theses bibliography.

   

•   Grand River Branch Loyalist Library 

The Eva Brook Donly Museum in Simcoe contains a wealth of Loyalist books and resources, many of which are donated by Grand River Branch.

 

Books, microfiche, maps, genealogical records, history, muster rolls, historical documents, photos.

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From the Norfolklore Newsletter of June 2010

 

   

•   The Work of Our Hands: Mount Pleasant History 1799-1899 

From a small settlement located in the original Haldimand Deed to the Six Nations to an aristocratic village steeped with history key to the development of Ontario, author Dr. Sharon Jaeger shares a view of one of Grand River Country's most notable communities.

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Complete PDF version of the book

 

 

34.96 MB download - From the Digital Library of the Brant County Public Library

   

•   Oakland Township: Two Hundred Years 

An extensive exploration of the history and impact of one of Brant County's remarkable communities.  In five volumes/four PDF files:

 

Vol. 1 (1993), Vol. 2 (1994), Vol. 3 (1995), Vol. 4 (1996 - Parts I & II), Vol. 5 (1997 - parts I & II)

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Complete PDF version of the book

 

Vol. 1 - 33.92 MB; Vol. 2 - 45.15 MB; Vol. 3 - 22.42 MB; Vol.4 (Part I - 39.15 MB). 

 

Not available: Vol. 4 (Part II); Vol. 5 (Part I, Part II)

From the Digital Library of the Brant County Public Library

   

•   Loyalist Families of the Long Point Settlement 

Extracted pages from an OHS publication of 1900 chronicling the lives and families of 47 Loyalists who settled in and around Long Point.  Extremely relevant to Grand River Loyalist history.

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Ontario Historical Society

 

Papers and Records, Volume 2

Pages 68 - 124

 

Published  in Toronto, 1900

   

•   The United Empire Loyalist Assn of Ontario; Transactions of 1897 - 1901 

Officers, members, family histories, anecdotes, biographical sketches, obituaries, a few photos and a great historical map of the counties of the Province of NY in 1784 as well as locations of some Loyalist settlements in parts of Upper Canada. (pg 279)

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UEL Association of Ontario

 

Annual Transactions; 1897 - 1901

327 pages, 22 MB

 

Published  in Toronto, 1897