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Hessel, Peter, Book: “McNab — The Township”

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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Fonds No.
0021
Series
1
Subseries
HES3
Scope and Content
File consists of:
1. Photocopy of article in Chronicle-Guide of Nov. 23, 1988, “Book on McNab Township a history lesson for all” by Melanie O’Brien (with photo).
2. List of persons invited to the book launching in November 1988.
3. Invitation for the book launching [pink card].
4. Copy of program for the launching of the book at the Christian Education Centre in Arnprior on Nov. 26, 1988.
5. Photocopy of clipping from the Arnprior Chronicle-Guide, Nov. 30, 1988. “McNab Township history book available at library” with photo from the launching.
6. Guest book from the book launching.
7. Card of congratulations from Peter’s family.
8. Card of congratulations from Susan Thompson.
9. Telegram of greetings from Commander Stanley Nettle in England, dated Nov. 24, 1988.
10. Photocopy of book review in Ottawa Citizen of Nov, 24, 1988, by Trish Dyer, “McNab Township tyrant gets softer treatment in new history”.
11. Copy of publication announcement for the book by Kichesippi Books.
12. Copy of publication announcement for the book (for libraries), by Kichesippi Books.
13. Photocopy of article by Trish Dyer in Ottawa Citizen, Nov. 28, 1988, “Tyrant still has power in valley. New book on Laird’s rise and fall”, with original clipping attached.
14. Photocopy of book review in Ottawa Citizen, by Jim Robb, “Laird McNab and his miserable flock”, with photo. (December 1988?)
15. Letter from Len Hopkins, M.P., with handwritten congratulations, dated December 14, 1988.
16. Ontario History, vol. LXXXI, No. 4, December 1989, with review of Peter Hessel’s book (pages 323-324) by Patricia Bolger, Renfrew.
17. Clipping from Chronicle-Guide, June 27, 1990 of article, “McNab Historian recalls two historic events” by Chris Gallon. Not directly related to the book, but two two historical anniversaries in 1990: 170 years ago (June 23) the “McNab Settlers” arrived, and 150 years ago: township meeting at Allan Stewart’s farm (June 3).
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Illustrations for book [McNab - The Township]

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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Fonds No.
0021
Series
1
Subseries
ILL
Scope and Content
This file pertains to some illustrations for the book, McNab — The Township.
1. Handwritten notes by Kirstin Jeffrey about 3 illustrations in HALR = Historical Atlas of Lanark & Renfrew Counties, orig. published in 1881: Arnprior Butter Tub Factory; Arnprior Marble Works; McLachlin Brothers grist and a saw mills. Not used for the book.
2. Handwritten notes by Kirstin Jeffrey about 2 illustrations borrowed from Janet Carmichael: Amos Burton in uniform (this is in the McNab book) and Barn raising. Neil Robertson’s farm (also in the book, on the back cover). There is a photocopy of this latter photo in this file (photo dated Jan. 15, 1910, by Arnprior Art Studio.)
3. Photocopy of a photo taken on June 15, 1910 of a barn raising on the farm of Neil Robertson, “The Retreat”. This photo is on the cover and following page 184 (Plate 70) of “McNab - The Township”. The original was in the (Janet) Carmichael Papers.
Notes
See also file ”McNab — Portraits of the Laird”
See also file “McNab — The Township” (book) which includes all the illustrations (plates) from the book.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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McNab — the Township (book) clippings, etc.

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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Fonds No.
0021
Series
1
Subseries
MCN8
History / Biography
The book, “McNab — The Township” by Peter Hessel, was published in 1988. A copy of the book is on the reference shelves in the Archives. A complete electronic copy is in the file “McNab — The Township”. In 2003, Peter completed an addendum and errata sheet which is available from him.
Scope and Content
The file consists of:
1. Preliminary estimate for two options including the writing of a book, by Peter Hessel, submitted to the Township (1986).
2. Three-page project outline and preliminary budget for the book, accompanying the above preliminary estimate, by Peter Hessel (1986).
3. Photocopy of estimate by H. Brittle Printing, dated September 5, 1986, for the printing of various quantities, etc.
4. Photocopy of letter by the Township to Peter Hessel, dated September 18, 1986, with commitment to spend $6000 providing a matching Wintario grant is received from the Province. Signed by Murray Yantha.
5. Photocopy of estimate by Prior Graphics, dated September 23, 1986, for the printing of various quantities, etc.
6. Photocopy of estimate by Renfrew Printing, dated Oct. 21, 1986, for the printing of various quantities, etc.
7. Letter from the Ontario Ministry to Peter Hessel, dated December 2, 1986, acknowledging the application.
8. Photocopy of form dated Oct. 22, 1986 (matching share / Wintario program grant).
9. Photocopy of letter by Ministry to McNab Heritage and Museum Committee, dated January 23, 1987, re approval of the application. Forms and conditions attached.
10. Clipping (1986) of short article by Judy Bedore Hulan, “Book may be written on history of township”.
11. Clipping (1986) of article by David Crompton, Arnprior Chronicle, entitled “From the editor’s notebook”, re the book project. Reference to Peter Hessel’s column in the Chronicle-Guide.
12. Clipping of article in Chronicle of Oct. 28, 1987, “Hessel compiling history of McNab”. It concerns progress on the book at that time.
13. Letter from Township to Peter Hessel, dated May 20, 1988, regarding increase in number of pages.
14. Copy of invoice by William C. Mitchell (Bill Mitchell of Waba) dated November 18, 1988, to McNab Museum and Heritage Committee, in the amount of $750 for lay-out, pagination, formatting, etc.
15. Artwork for the entire book as produced by Brittle Printing. These are the pages from which the book was printed. They include all the photographs used in the book. Key terms: manuscript, art work, photos.
16. Clipping of article by Chris Gallon, Chronicle Guide, of June 27, 1990, “McNab historian recalls two historic events”: 170th anniversary of the arrival of the “M.S. Niagara Settlers” (June 23, 1825) and 150th anniversary of the crucial township meeting of June 3, 1840 on Allan Stewart’s farm.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Index to 1851 Collector Roll of McNab Township

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Date
1851
Collection/Fonds
McNab/Braeside Township Historical Records
Description Level
Item
Date
1851
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
McNab/Braeside Township Historical Records
Description Level
Item
Series
1.2
Reproduction Location
Digitized Version on Common Drive
Scope and Content
The 1851 Collector Roll is composed of fragments and contains only 8 pages in a file folder. The following names were found in this collector roll. The PDF page refers to the digitized copy.
Note: Where the surnames were difficult to decipher, the alternate spellings are shown on multiple lines (for example, Uavbrick and Warbrick)
SURNAME GIVEN NAMES PDF PAGE
KEHOE John 8
HAMILTON Andrew 8
NEAL Nickolas 8
CARSWELL Thomas 8
WALLACE John 8
BROWN James 8
BROWN David 8
LAVALEE Celesta 8
HUTSON Walter 8
O'CONNER William 8
UAVBRICK William 8
WARBRICK William 8
HUTSON James 8
AID William 8
Access Restriction
Please use digitzed copy to view document.
Accession No.
1993-0004
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Microfilm from Ontario Archives - Index to the McNab Township Papers

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Date
1828-1870
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Item
Date
1828-1870
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Item
Series
9
Original Location
Ontario Archives
Creator
Neil Stewart
History / Biography
The Archives purchased the McNab Township Papers (MS 658 Reels 264, 265, and 266). Neil Stewart, a volunteer, reviewed the microfilm and created an index in 2008. The microfilm is available for viewing.
Scope and Content
The index is by lot and concession and provides type of document, date from whom and to whom. The actual documents are on the microfilm.
Notes
The index is completed but is being reviewed and introductory pages created.
Accession No.
9999-9999
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Date
1974
Collection/Fonds
Arthur McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
paper print copy
Size: 94 x 77
Reference No.
M008
Date
1974
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Arthur McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
M008
Reproduction Location
Front Counter, Blue Book, 2nd Shelf
Physical Description
paper print copy
Size: 94 x 77
Material Details
Scale: 2 in. = 1 mile
Scope and Content
shows lots and concessions with owners' names, roads, villages, proposed 417,and CNR of McNab Twp. Insets of Sandpoint, Staye Subd., Sandy Hook, Sandy Beach, Mansfield, Rhoddy's Bay, Stewartville, and White Lake.
Notes
Reduced version, without owners' names, see reference map #M021a (Blue Binder, Front Counter) and #M021b (full sized version with names).
Accession No.
1996-0067
Subject Access
Maps - Geographical
Geographic Access
McNab
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Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Stewart Famco fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
blueprint
Size: 93 x 76
Reference No.
M009
Date
1979
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Stewart Famco fonds
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
M009
Physical Description
blueprint
Size: 93 x 76
Material Details
Scale: 2 in. = 1 mile
Scope and Content
McNab Township showing roads, concessions, lots and lot ownership, and railway. Also enlargements of villages and hamlets.
Accession No.
1999-0107
Subject Access
Maps - Lot Plan
Geographic Access
McNab
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Date
1960c
Collection/Fonds
Arthur McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
blueprint
Size: 72 x 64
Reference No.
M007
Date
1960c
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Arthur McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
M007
Physical Description
blueprint
Size: 72 x 64
Material Details
Scale: 1 in. = 2400 ft.
Scope and Content
shows lots and concessions with owners' names, roads, villages, and CNR of McNab Twp. There are spelling errors
Notes
map probably between 1960 and 1970
Accession No.
1996-0067
Subject Access
Maps - Geographical
Geographic Access
McNab
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Date
1846
Collection/Fonds
Renfrew County Land Records
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
paper on cloth backing
Size: 81 x 55 cm.
Reference No.
M036
Date
1846
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Renfrew County Land Records
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
M036
Physical Description
paper on cloth backing
Size: 81 x 55 cm.
Material Details
Scale: 40 chains = 1 inch
Physical Condition
quite dirty
Scope and Content
McNab Township showing concessions, lots, Madawaska River, Ottawa River, and Waba Lake.
Accession No.
2003-0161
Subject Access
Maps - Lot Plan
Geographic Access
McNab
Less detail
Date
unknown
Collection/Fonds
Arthur McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
linen - ink coloured
Size: 71 x 62
Reference No.
M006
Date
unknown
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Arthur McLean fonds
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
M006
Physical Description
linen - ink coloured
Size: 71 x 62
Material Details
Scale: 1 in. = 40 chains
Physical Condition
Torn on left side
Scope and Content
Shows lots and concessions, rivers, creeks, & lakes of McNab Township. Only road shown is Flat Rapids Road from Stewartville to Burnstown. A few villages showing and 2 McLachlin Brothers holdings near Flat Rapids.
Notes
probably very early map
Accession No.
1996-0067
Subject Access
Maps - Geographical
Geographic Access
McNab
Less detail
Date
1908
Collection/Fonds
McLachlin Bros. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
linen - ink
Size: 72 x 23
Reference No.
M004
  1 image     1 large document  
Date
1908
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
McLachlin Bros. fonds
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
M004
Physical Description
linen - ink
Size: 72 x 23
Material Details
Scale: 1 in. = 400 ft
Acquisition Source
Donated to the Archives by Arthur McLean in 2003. The maps were in the basement of his law firm's building on John Street. Mr. McLean's father Alan McLean took over the law firm from Arthur Burwash who was the lawyer for McLachlin Bros.
Scope and Content
Shows railway line with curves, over Madawaska River to Lot 1 Conc. 15. Very faint stamp of Grand Trunk Railway System, Ottawa Division with date.
Notes
handwritten 'traced from right of way plan'
Accession No.
2004-0168
Subject Access
Maps - Railway Plan
Geographic Access
Arnprior
Large Documents
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Fonds No.
0021
Series
1
Subseries
REE
Scope and Content
This file consists of:
1. Photocopy of article by Lauri Loosemore in Chronicle-Guide (date?) entitled “McNab looking for photos of reeves”.
2. Photo of Reeve Donald Stewart (1862 and 1869-75), from “McNab — The Township”.
3. Photo of Reeve John Stewart (brother of Donald Stewart).
4. Photo of Reeve Horace Russell (1917-22), from “Wardens of Renfrew County” by Barbara Sibbald.
5. Clipping from Weekend News (Dec. 14, 2001) of an ad with photo for the 50th wedding anniversary of Norman Hazelwood (former McNab Reeve) and Frances Hazelwood, December 29, 2001 (Arnprior Curling Club). At the time (2001) Norman Hazelwood is President of the Arnprior and District Archives Board of Management.
6. Photocopy of article in the Renfrew Advance of July 6, 1967 by Evelyn Moore price, entitled “History of the County — McNab Township). Includes a list of reeves and deputy reeves of McNab.
7. Photocopies of pages 101 to 105 from McNab - The Township: lists, biographies, etc. of reeves and deputy reeves.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Date
1974
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
photocopy
Size: 36 x 22
Reference No.
M021
Date
1974
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Item
Series
2
Reference No.
M021
Physical Description
photocopy
Size: 36 x 22
Material Details
Scale: unknown
Conservation
Encapsulated
Scope and Content
shows lots and concessions, roads, villages, proposed 417,and CNR of McNab Twp. Insets of Sandpoint, Staye Subd., Sandy Hook, Sandy Beach, Mansfield, Rhoddy's Bay, Stewartville, and White Lake.
Notes
Reduced version of map #008 in Art McLean fonds that has no owner's names shown
Accession No.
9999-9999
Subject Access
Maps - Geographical
Geographic Access
McNab
Less detail
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Fonds No.
0021
Series
1
Subseries
BYL
Scope and Content
File contains copies and transcripts of some McNab Township by-laws. Key terms: James Morris, Andrew Hamilton (1856 Bylaw), Returning Officer (elections), Poll Book (1856), road surveys, roads, Allan Stewart, Bellamy Road (1848) Stewartville developments (1945), financial statements, list of bylaws from 1846 to 1952.
Notes
See also folders “Council Meetings” and “Correspondence of John Stewart, Reeve” in Peter Hessel collection.
Related Material
See also 93-0004 .
Accession No.
1994 0021
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Fonds No.
0021
Series
1
Subseries
TOW1
Scope and Content
This file consists of:
1. Handwritten letter from John McNevin, Burnstown, date Jan. 8, 1897, to the Reeve and Council of McNab, applying for re-appointment as assessor for the year 1897.
2. “Form C” handwritten and signed by James Morris (James L.? Morris), Municipal Engineer, dated November 29, 1899, regarding “award of engineer”. This has to do with ditches. The paper is also signed by J.D. McNab, Township Clerk.
3. Letter from Andrew Leacock of Mansfield, dated May 23, 1898, to the Reeve of McNab. Leacock was a pathmaster. Re: bridge over Dochart Creek in Mansfield (dangerous, in need of repair). See also file: Pathmasters.
4. Photocopy of note re election proceedings, dated White Lake, Jan. 6, 1856. Election of a councillor and tavern inspector for Ward 1 was held in the school house — John Paris was elected as councillor and John McNab tavern inspector. Signed by John McNab, returning officer for Ward 1.
Notes
See also file: McNab Council Papers in this collection
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Date
1983-1985
Collection/Fonds
Robert A. Stewart fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 col photograph
  1 image  
Date
1983-1985
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Robert A. Stewart fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 col photograph
Acquisition Source
The photograph was donated by Neil Stewart, son of Robert A. Stewart who served on council at this time.
Scope and Content
This photograph shows a meeting of council taken by unknown photographer.
Left to right: William Koops (Councillor), Murray Yantha (Clerk), Frank Russett (Reeve), M. Langford (Road Supt.), R. A. Stewart (Deputy Reeve), Ross Huggard (Councillor), Norm Hazelwood (Councillor)
Accession No.
1999-0113
Images
Less detail
Date
1974
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
paper print copy
Size: 107 x 91
Reference No.
M039
Date
1974
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Item
Series
2
Reference No.
M039
Physical Description
paper print copy
Size: 107 x 91
Material Details
Scale: 2" = 1 mile
Conservation
Encapsulated
Scope and Content
Shows lots and concessions with owners' names as of 1974. Other features include the CN railway route, CP railway route, roads, and villages of McNab Twp. such as Robertson's Corners Waba, Clay Bank, Goshen, Glasgow Station, Burnstown, Lock Winnoch etc. Insets of (Mansfield, Rhoddy's Bay, Stewartville, White Lake, Sand Point, Staye Subdivision, Sandy Hook, Sandy Beach),
Notes
This is very similar to 1993-0004 M028
Accession No.
9999-9999
Subject Access
Maps - Lot Plan
Geographic Access
McNab
Less detail
Date
1863
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
photo - colour
Size: 49 x 33
Reference No.
M013
Date
1863
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Item
Series
2
Reference No.
M013
Publication
by H.F. Walling - same map as p66/p67 of the Atlas of Lanark and Renfrew Counties but in colour, clearer, and larger
Physical Description
photo - colour
Size: 49 x 33
Material Details
Scale: unknown
Scope and Content
Reproduction from Ontario Archives Reference B-18, of McNab Twp. It shows saw mills of D. Stewart [Donald Stewart] in Waba and of Paris [spelled Parris] in White Lake, lots and concession numbers, owner names, Flat Rapids Road, and Sand Point-Burnstown Road. Inset of Burnstown.
Notes
It shows “Shaw Lake” and “Lake du Chats” as two different bodies of water. It shows the “Scotch Church” at Canaan. Waba Creek is called White Lake Creek. Title Supplied by Archivist
an original copy is at the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa Archives
similar map is Hessel's 1994-0021 M005 cabinet 1, Drawer 12
Accession No.
9999-9999
Subject Access
Maps - Geographical
Geographic Access
McNab
Burnstown
Pakenham
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Plan of the King's Highway in the Township of McNab

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Date
1938
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
textual record
Reference No.
M069
Date
1938
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
M069
Physical Description
textual record
Material Details
Scale: 1 in. = 100 ft.
Physical Condition
folded
Scope and Content
Full title: "Plan of the King's Highway in the Township of McNab Country of Renfrew as Assumed by Deposited Plan No. 192 and Land Plan through concessions VI, VII, VIII, IX, XI, XII & XIII Shewing Widening"
Item consists of a large folded plan showing widening of Highway 17 near Arnprior Fair Grounds to Clifford Side Road in McNab Township with concession numbers, lot numbers and land owners.
Accession No.
2012-0260
Subject Access
Maps - Road
Geographic Access
McNab
Less detail
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Fonds No.
0021
Series
1
Subseries
KIN
Scope and Content
File contains information about the novel Kinsmen by Percival Cooney.
1. Photocopy of article from Chronicle, Sep. 27 (?), 1929, entitled “Rousing Welcome Accorded P.J. Cooney; Urges Maintenance of Chief’s Old Home”. Photo of P.J. Cooney. Key terms: David Craig, Thomas Paris, Ed Armand’s store, E.C. Armand, Frank Cooney, Byron Cooney, Barclay Craig, Dr. David Craig, Mayor Mulvihill, R.A. Jeffery
2. Photocopies of some pages in McNab — The Township, with references to Kinsmen and Cooney. Other key terms: Roland Wild, Lipsy.
3. Photocopy of article from H.S. Herald Christmas Number” [1919], entitled “Percival J. Cooney”. Eldest son of John Cooney, head gardener in the extensive nurseries of John Osborne [should be Usborne?]. Nickname in high school: “Kidnapped Cooney”.
Notes
See also: interesting letters in file “Historical Society Documents [formerly HS copies]” in Peter Hessel Fonds.
Related Material
Cooney’s letter to Chronicle (Sep. 27, 1929, page 1).
Chronicle, Sep. 20, 1929, page 4: reference to “new edition” of Kinsmen by P.J. Cooney.
Arnprior Story, page 33.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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