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Newspapers: Ontario English-Language 19th century: London - Ottawa

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.

Locate, View, Save or Print

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

Some of these newspapers have been digitized by OurDigitalWorld as part of Our Ontario.

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London - Ottawa

LONDON

Dawn of Tomorrow. July 14, 1923 - 1984.

Library has: 1923-1972; 1974-1984
MIC S142

Subtitle: "Devoted to the interests of the darker races".

London Advertiser. 1863 - 1936//

Library has: 1864 - 1885 Scattered issues are missing.
MIC SC839

Title varies: Morning Advertiser, Western Advertiser, and London Evening Advertiser.


MILTON

Canadian Champion. 1858 - .

Library has: Mar. 5, 1862 - Dec. 25, 1832.
MIC S496

Also published as Canadian Champion and County of Halton Intelligencer. Continued by the Milton Canadian Champion.


NEWMARKET

Newmarket Era. 1852 - .

Library has: 1862 - 1873.
MIC S494

Title varies: Newmarket Era and North York Intelligencer and Advertiser.


NIAGARA

Canada Constellation. 1799 - 1800//

Library has: Aug. 2, 1799 - Jan. 18, 1800.
MIC SC62 No. 1

Echo of Niagara; a weekly review: critical, political and economical. 1884- (?)

Library has: May 17, 1884 issue.
MIC SC62 No. 2

It was also published in Toronto from 1851-1867.

Mercantile Sheet Almanack. 1837 (?)

Library has:: 1 sheet for year 1837.
MIC SC62 No. 3

The Niagara Argus. 1844-1846 (?)

Library has: Nov. 20, 1844-Mar. 25, 1846.
MIC SC62 No. 4

Niagara Chronicle. 1837-1854//

Library has: May 30, 1838 - Nov. 24, 1854.
MIC SC62 No. 5

Niagara Fountain. 1847

Library has: Mar. 26, 1847 issue.
MIC SC62 No. 6

The Niagara Gleaner. 1817-1837//

Library has: July 2, 1818 - April 8, 1837.
MIC SC62 No. 7

Niagara Herald. 1801-1886 (?)

Library has:
1st Herald: Jan. 24, 1801 - Aug. 28, 1802; 2nd Herald: Sept. 11, 1828 - May 20, 1830; 3rd Herald: Dec 3, 1885 - Mar. 4, 1886.
MIC SC62 No. 8

Three different Heralds were published at Niagara within this period: the first Herald from January 17, 1801 to August 28, 1802; the second Herald from January 1828 to 1830; and the third Herald from December 3, 1885 to March 4, 1886 (?).

Niagara Mail. 1843-1870// (?)

Library has: Jan. 13 (?), 1843 - Sept 21, 1810.
MIC SC62 No. 9

The Niagara Mail was published in St. Catharines at one time.

Niagara News. 1871- (?)

Library has: Mar. 15, 1871 - Oct. 4, 1871.
MIC SC62 No. 10

Niagara Reporter. 1833-1842//

Library has: May 16, 1833 - Mar. 14, 1842.
MIC SC62 No. 11

Niagara Spectator. 1816-1820//

Library has:Mar. 15, 1816 - Nov. 2, 1820
MIC SC62 No. 12

Early Issues were published first in St. Davids then in St. Catharines. It also was called Canadian Argus and Niagara Spectator in 1819.

Niagara Telegraph. 1836- (?)

Library has: Nov. 16, 1836 issue.

MIC SC62 No. 13

 

Spirit of the Times. 1830-1831// (?)

Library has:June 24, 1830 - Sept. 2, 1830
MIC SC62 No. 14

Times. 1895-1898// (?)

Library has: Mar. 28, 1895 - Dec. 23, 1898
MIC SC62 No. 15

Upper Canada Gazette; or American Oracle. See Toronto section.

MIC SC48

Upper Canada Guardian, or Freeman's Journal. 1807-1812//

Library has: Jan. 22, 1808 - April 14, 1810.
MIC SC62 No. 16


OSHAWA

Ontario Reformer. 1871 - 1927//

Library has: Apr. 28, 1871 - Dec. 26, 1873.
MIC SC 826

Oshawa Vindicator and Ontario County Journal of the Times. 1862 - 1927//?

Library has: 1862 - 1871.
MIC SC842

Title varies: Vindicator , Oshawa Vindicator.


OTTAWA (formerly Bytown)

Bytown Gazette and Ottawa and Rideau Advertiser. 1836-1861//

Library has: June 9, 1836 - Nov. 20, 1845.
MIC SC53

Bytown Independent and Farmer's Advocate. 1836 - (?)

On same reel as Bytown Gazette.
MIC SC53

Daily Union. 1861 - 1866//

Library has: Oct. 1861 - Jan. 1866.
MIC SC828

Some issues are missing. Also published as The Union.

Free Press. 1869 - 1916//

Library has: 1871 - 1900.
MIC SC793

Scattered issues are missing. Also published as The Ottawa Free Press.

Ottawa Citizen. 1851-.

Library has: Feb. 22, 1851 - Dec. 31, 1892; Oct. 10, 1986- .
MIC S47

The Ottawa Citizen continues the Packet.

Packet. 1844-1851//

Library has: Sept. 4, 1846 - Feb. 15, 1851.
MIC S47

The Packet was continued by the Ottawa Citizen.

Ottawa Times. 1865 - 1877//

Library has: 1865 - 1873.
MIC SC795

Scattered issues are missing. Continued by the Times.