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Newspapers: Ontario English-Language 19th century: Acton - Chatham

... (1808-1978) on microfilm: Dana Porter Library, University of Waterloo

The microfilm collection

All film sets are located on the 1st floor (basement) of the Dana Porter Library.

Drawers of microfilm, one opened

Collection's Scope

Ontario, English language community newspapers. Dates span most of the 19th century but some run as late as the 1970s.

Holdings

Use the tabs above or the Search box above to locate a community. The newspapers and their coverage are listed under that community.  Make note of the newspaper's microfilm "MIC S" call number.

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The film sets are located on the 1st floor (basement) of the Dana Porter Library. They are filed by their "MIC S" call number.

Staff can help you locate the film and use the micro reader-scanners.

Digital Versions

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Acton - Brockville

ACTON

Acton Free Press. 1875 - 1895//

Library has: 1875-1895
MIC SC769


ANCASTER

Gore Gazette. 1827-1829//

Library has: Mar. 3, 1827 - June 8, 1829.  Scattered issues are missing.
MIC SC768

Also called Gore Gazette and Ancaster, Hamilton, Dundas and Flamborough Advertizer.


BARRIE

Northern Advance. 1852 - 1940//

Library has: Mar. 15, 1854 - Dec. 7, 1871.  Scattered issues are missing.
MIC S657

Title varies: Barrie Magnet , Northern Advance and County of Simcoe General Advertiser, absorbed by the Barrie Examiner in 1940.


BELLEVILLE

Hastings Chronicle. 1841-1873//

Library has: Aug. 21, 1861 - Aug. 10, 1864, Mar. 6, 1867, May 1, 1867, Aug. 28, 1867.
MIC SC57

In 1873, the Chronicle amalgamated with the Daily Ontario, which had begun publication in 1870.

Intelligencer. 1834 - .

Library has: Jan. 3, 1862 - Dec. 26, 1873.
MIC S46

In 1930, the Intelligencer united with the Daily Ontario to form the Ontario - Intelligencer, later Intellegencer.


BOWMANVILLE

Canadian Statesman. 1855 -

Library has: 1868 - 1900.
MIC SC798

Also called Bowmanville Statesman at one time. In 1999, amalgamated with Clarington This Week to become Clarington This Week/Canadian Statesman.


BROCKVILLE

Brockville Gazette and General Advertiser

Library has: Aug. 22, 1828 - Dec. 27, 1832. Scattered issues are missing.
MIC SC656

Brockville Recorder. 1821 - 1922//

Library has: Jan. 12, 1830 - Dec. 27, 1849.

MIC SC243

 

Caledonia - Chatham

CALEDONIA

Grand River Sachem. 1856 - .

Library has: Mar. 7, 1866 - Feb. 26, 1868.  Scattered issues are missing.
MIC S495


CHATHAM

Canadian Freeman. 1847-1848//(?)

Library has: Sept. 28, 1848 - Dec 28, 1848.
MIC SC78 PT. I, No. 1

Also known as the Canadian Freeman and Kent General Advertiser.  In 1848, it possibly merged into the Chatham Gleaner to become the Kent Advertiser.

Chatham Chronicle. 1849-1850//(?)

Library has: July 17, 1849 - April 30, 1850.

MIC SC78 PT. I, No. 2

 

Chatham Gleaner; of news, literature and general intelligence. 1844-1849//

Library has: Aug. 10, 1844 - Feb. 20, 1849.

MIC SC78 Pt. I, No. 3

 

The Gleaner was superseded by the Kent Advitiser.

Chatham Growler. 1861 - 1861//(?)

Library has: Oct. 19, 1861 - Nov. 16, 1861.
MIC SC78 Pt. 11, No. 1

Chatham Journal. 1841-1844//

Library has: July 3, 1841 - July 27, 1844.

MIC SC67

 

Chatham Planet. 1851-1922//

Library has:
June 25, 1857 - Dec. 24, 1874 (weekly); Oct. 22, 1856 - Dec. 31, 1875 (tri-weekly).
MIC SC78 Pt. II, No. 2

The Chatham Planet succeeded the Chatham Journal as a weekly and was first called the Western Planet.  In 1856, a tri-weekly began known as the Chatham Tri-weekly Planet. Then in 1891, it became a daily. It merged with the News in 1922.

Kent Advertiser. 1848-1859//

Library has: Feb. 21, 1850 - May 18, 1855.
MIC SC78 Pt. I, No. 4

In 1854, the office and plant of the Kent Advertiser were destroyed by fire. It was succeeded by the Western Argus.

Western Argus. 1858-1861//

Library has:: Aug. 29, 1860-April 3, 1861.
MIC SC78 Pt. 11, no. 3

The Western Argus was published from 1858 to March 1860 as the Argus. In 1861, it was renamed the Western Union.

Western Planet. 1853-1856//

Library has:
June 13, 1853 - May 30, 1855 (weekly); June 18, 1855 - June 9, 1856 (semi-weekly); June 23, 1856 - Oct. 20, 1856 (tri-weekly).
MIC SC78 Pt. 11, No. 4

In 1856, it became the Chatham Tri-weekly Planet.

Western Sentinel and County of Kent Guardian. 1847 - 1947//

Library has: Nov. 12, 1847 issue.
MIC SC78 Pt. 1, No. 5

Western Union. 1861-1863//

Library has: Dec 5, 1863 issue.
MIC SC78 Pt. 11, No. 5

It was formerly the Western Argus, then in 1861 became the Western Union, then in 1865, it was renamed the Chatham Banner.