Fonds F 923

Henry Bull Wallis collection

About these records

Henry Bull Wallis collection
Dates of Creation
Dates of Accumulation


Physical Description

2 centimetres of textual records

3 photographs : black and white prints

1 artifact : medal

1 artifact : ribbon

Scope and Content

Collection consists of textual records, photographs and documentary artifacts related to the involvement of Henry Bull Wallis in the defence against the Fenian Raids on Canada in 1866 and 1870, as well as related materials, assembled by his daughter, Rachel Wallis Black.

The collection contains a letter sent by Colonel Butler to Henry Bull Wallis in June, 1870.

Photographs include three cartes-de-visite photographs of Henry Bull Wallis, Colonel W. F. Butler and Colonel Bagot.

The collection also contains a ribbon awarded to Henry Bull Wallis by the Ridgeway Battle-Field Association for service in the Battle of Ridgeway, near Fort Erie, Ontario, in 1866, as well as a Canadian General Service Medal awarded in 1899 for service defending against the Fenian Raid of 1870.

Also included is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings from the Huntington Gleaner, written in 1936, regarding the history of the Fenian Raids of 1866 and 1870.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Henry Bull Wallis (dates unknown) of Richmond Hill, Ontario was a volunteer with the militia that defended against the Fenian Raids at the Battle of Ridgeway near Fort Erie in 1866, and another Fenian Raid with the 50th Battalion in 1870.

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Wallis, Henry Bull, fl. 1866-1899

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright for much of this collection has expired. Copyright for the published articles in the collection rests with the creator. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist through the Reference Desk. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection was donated to the Archives of Ontario in 1976 by Henry Bull Wallis' great grand-daughter, Mrs. John Beilby.
Related Material

Other photographs taken by William Notman can be found in F 4357 Collection of William Notman and Alexander Henderson photographs and in F 4358 William Notman fonds.

Availability of Other Formats

Photographs are also available in 35mm slide format in container B427235.

Title based on the subject of the collection.


No further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

Accession Number: 11488.

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