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On Apr. 6, 1919, in Tisdale, Sask. a son for Mr. & Mrs. P.L. Macnab.( WM May 16, 1919, p. 3 )
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Arnprior Watchman p. 3
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On Apr. 6, 1919, in Tisdale, Sask. a son for Mr. & Mrs. P.L. Macnab.( WM May 16, 1919, p. 3 )
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Birth Index
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Arnprior Watchman p. 3
Date
1919-05-16
Newspaper
Arnprior Watchman
Page
3
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On July 22, 1932, at Kitchener, a daughter to Mr. & Mrs. F. F. MacNab. ( Aug. 4, 1932, p. 5 )
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Birth Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 5
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On July 22, 1932, at Kitchener, a daughter to Mr. & Mrs. F. F. MacNab. ( Aug. 4, 1932, p. 5 )
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Birth Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 5
Date
1932-08-04
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
5
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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
MAC2
Scope and Content
This file consists of:
1. Letter from Donald Macnab of Jersey Island addressed to the Town of Arnprior, Aug. 31, 1991, and a letter from the Town to Peter Hessel, dated September 11, 1991 referring to Macnab’s letter. (Letter was answered by Peter Hessel. Donald Macnab was very interested in McNab history.)
2. Letter by Donald Macnab, dated Sep. 23. 1991, in reply to Peter Hessel’s letter of Sep. 15th. Explanation of the spelling of the name McNab/Macnab:. Since it means the son of an abbott, not the son of “Nab”, he says that logically the name should not be spelled with a capital N. This makes sense, but unfortunately, tradition has interfered with logic. Other subjects mentioned in this letter: Scottish surnames in general (“all Highland surnames are a minefield and require approaching with great care.”), the lineage of the Lairds of McNab (Archibald and later chiefs). Speculation re death of Archibald in Lannion, France. Chief Corry MacNab.
3. Letter dated Nov. 1, 1991 from Donald Macnab to Peter Hessel
4. Reply to Peter Hessel by Donald Macnab, dated January 27, 1992.
5. Undated (1992) letter from Donald Macnab to Peter Hessel with an attached letter from the British Embassy in Paris (dated February 11, 1992) re Archibald McNab. His death was not recorded at the British Consulate in Brest nor in the Index of Consular Registrations of Death for Paris. Lanion. See File: Chief’s Personal Life in Peter Hessel Fonds. The Laird did not die in Lanion, but in Lannion, Côtes-du-Nord, France. Note spelling! Attached to this is a letter from the British Embassy in Paris to Donald Macnab, dated Feb. 11, 1992. Unable to find record of Archibald’s death in France.
6. Photocopy of page 79, McNab — The Township”, re Lanion vs. Lannion.
Notes
This file is filed before the other Mc/Mac
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Findlay F. MacNab of Arnprior and Ethel C. MacDougald of Oshawa. ( Sept. 20, 1929, p. 1 )*
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Marriage Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 1
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Findlay F. MacNab of Arnprior and Ethel C. MacDougald of Oshawa. ( Sept. 20, 1929, p. 1 )*
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Marriage Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 1
Date
1929-09-20
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
1
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In Sept., 1886, Mr. D. F. Mcnab and Miss Isabella Harriet Smith. ( Sept. 24, 1931, p. 6 )
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Marriage Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 6
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In Sept., 1886, Mr. D. F. Mcnab and Miss Isabella Harriet Smith. ( Sept. 24, 1931, p. 6 )
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Marriage Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 6
Date
1931-09-24
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
6
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Date
1874 - 1964
Collection/Fonds
James W. Munro fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date
1874 - 1964
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
James W. Munro fonds
Description Level
Fonds
History / Biography
James W. Munro (b. January 31, 1862 - d. July 1, 1958) was the son of the late James William Munro and Jane Beggs. James married twice. His first wife was Mary Elizabeth Bole who died in 1900 and his second wife was Bella Jane Campbell who died in 1947. James owned and operated a butcher shop on the corner of Daniel Street and Rock Lane in Arnprior. He was also a sportsman, a historian on Arnprior and McNab Township, and manager of Munro’s Pets (a junior hockey team). He also served as a member of Town Council and of the Presbyterian Church. He had one son (James C. Munro) and seven daughters (Jean, Myra, Wim, Jessie, Edith, Lilian and Doris). Isaac Willix was his step-father.
Acquisition Source
Donated by Isobel Munro in April 1998.
Scope and Content
Donation consists of the following:
1. Book of Praise belonging to Doris Munro, 1929 (a book of psalms and hymns); hard cover, 8 cm x 13 cm and 2.5 cm thick
2. Ledger book listing items made by client, 1939-1940; hard cover, 21 cm x 33 cm and 1.8 cm thick
3. Ledger book listing goods given out and date of return of goods by client, “Hospital Supplies”, 1942-1945; hard cover, 21 cm x 33 cm and 1.5 cm thick
4. Ledger book of clients and amounts owed; soft cover, 10 cm and 16 cm and 0.7 cm thick
5. Isaac Willix file containing such records as policies, receipts, statements and correspondence dealing with such companies as Western Assurance Co., Royal Canadian Insurance Co., British America Assurance Co. and Willix and Baggs, 1869-1902, 3 cm of text
6. Book of list of names of who has paid and amounts owed. 1912, 5 cm x 11 cm and 1 cm thick
7. File of financial records of J.W. Munro dealing with such companies as Galetta Electric Power and Milling Co. Ltd., Mutual Life Assurance Co. of Canada, and Arnprior Hydro Electric Commission, 1924-1964, 9 cm of textual records
8. Account book organized by client’s name. hard cover, 1904-1913, 21 cm x 33.5 cm and 4 cm thick
Accession No.
1998-0104
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Date
1820-1840 c.
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
hard covered book - 218 pages
Date
1820-1840 c.
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Item
Series
1
Creator
Dugald C. McNab
Publication
Original print 1899 in Toronto; Alexander Fraser, editor and publisher
Physical Description
hard covered book - 218 pages
Physical Condition
poor - cover not attached to book
Acquisition Source
discard from the London Public Library
Scope and Content
The book describes the difficulties between the Laird of McNab and his settlers in Canada. It details the settlers' struggle for freedom. Contents include:
The Flight
The McNab in Canada
Arrival of the Settlers
New Arrivals
A Digression
The Sheriff's Raid
Imprisonment of the McIntyres
Military Tactics of McNab
Mr. Allan's Report
The Trials
Imprisonment of Mr. Stewart
Final Triumph of the Settlers
Investigation of Grievances
The Chief's Reply
The Settlers Free
McNab and Hinck's Trial
Discomfiture of the Chief
Last Scene of All
Notes
Dugald McNab wrote the account of the difficulties between the Laird and his settlers, which appeared in several local papers and in the Scottish Canadian and obtained wide circulation. When it was requested that the information be preserved, Alexander Fraser, Archivist of Ontario at the time, created this book.
See Appendix 8 (p.313) of Hessel's McNab - The Township book
Accession No.
9999-9999
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L/Cpl. C. E. Macnab of Tisdale, Sask. Killed in action. Native of Arnprior. ( WM Sept. 6, 1918, p. 1 )
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Death Index
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Arnprior Watchman p. 1
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L/Cpl. C. E. Macnab of Tisdale, Sask. Killed in action. Native of Arnprior. ( WM Sept. 6, 1918, p. 1 )
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Death Index
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Arnprior Watchman p. 1
Date
1918-09-06
Newspaper
Arnprior Watchman
Page
1
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Text
In Smiths Falls, in 1915, Findlay S. Macnab, age 65. ( Aug. 7, 1930, p. 2 )
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Death Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 2
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In Smiths Falls, in 1915, Findlay S. Macnab, age 65. ( Aug. 7, 1930, p. 2 )
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Death Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 2
Date
1930-08-07
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
2
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George Finley, MacNab, age 59, of Arnprior. ( Oct. 28, 1927, p. 1 )***
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Death Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 1
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George Finley, MacNab, age 59, of Arnprior. ( Oct. 28, 1927, p. 1 )***
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Death Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 1
Date
1927-10-28
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
1
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In Mar. 1905, Mrs. F.F. MacNab. ( Mar. 14, 1935, p. 3 )
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Death Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 3
Text
In Mar. 1905, Mrs. F.F. MacNab. ( Mar. 14, 1935, p. 3 )
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Death Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 3
Date
1935-03-14
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
3
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In Tisdale, Sask., 50th anniversary for Mr. & Mrs. W. C. MacNab, formerly of Arnprior. ( Feb. 7, 1930, pp. 5 & 8 )
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Marriage Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 8
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In Tisdale, Sask., 50th anniversary for Mr. & Mrs. W. C. MacNab, formerly of Arnprior. ( Feb. 7, 1930, pp. 5 & 8 )
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Marriage Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 8
Date
1930-02-07
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
8
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In 1900, Miss Mary Georgina Macnab of Arnprior. ( Oct. 9, 1930, p. 2 )
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Death Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 2
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In 1900, Miss Mary Georgina Macnab of Arnprior. ( Oct. 9, 1930, p. 2 )
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Death Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 2
Date
1930-10-09
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
2
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In Nov., 1901, Mr. F. F. Mcnab, age 84. ( Nov.19, 1931, p. 6 )
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Death Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 6
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In Nov., 1901, Mr. F. F. Mcnab, age 84. ( Nov.19, 1931, p. 6 )
Index
Death Index
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Arnprior Chronicle p. 6
Date
1931-11-19
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
6
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Date
1920-2001
Collection/Fonds
Knights of Columbus fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
78.5 cm
Date
1920-2001
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Knights of Columbus fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
0405
Creator
Knights of Columbus Council 2082
Physical Description
78.5 cm
History / Biography
In 1882 in New Haven Connecticut a young priest Rev. Michael McGivney conceived the idea of a catholic fraternal society composed of catholic men. The basic principles of the Knights of Columbus are charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. On 13 January 1920 Supreme Knight James A. Flaherty and Supreme Secretary Michael J. McGinley signed the official charter instituting Council 2082 of the Arnprior Knights of Columbus. The council at that time had 56 members. The Arnprior Council 2082 has always closely worked with the Saint John Chrysostom Parish and Church, also located in Arnprior. Its members are active participants in the parish and the council has been prominent in its support of church and community affairs, providing monetary and man power assistance. Council 2082 hold monthly meetings to conduct the various activities of the council, and these are attended by any member of the Knights of Columbus. The minutes of these meeting were the responsibility of the recorder and were maintained by the council. Council Bulletins were also produced outline executive reports, upcoming council activities, and names of the officers and committee members; these bulletins were mailed out to all the members of the council. Council 2082 have used the Parish Hall, located next to Saint John Chrysostom Church on Albert Street, since 1959 for hosting a number of activities, events and meetings each year. Prior to this date, they held meetings at various places across town, including rented halls situated over the William Laderoute Barber Shop, the upper floor of the Galvin Block, and the Beamish Block which was destroyed by fire. After the fire, the Knights of Columbus held their meetings in St Joseph’s School auditorium until the new Parish Hall was completed.
Custodial History
The meeting and bulletin records were originally stored in the upper room of the St. John Chrysostom parish hall, a space used by the Knights of Columbus Arnprior Council 2082 since at least 1959, the year they began to use this space. They were on occasion borrowed by members of Council 2082 to review past meeting notes. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the council, Wayne Pickering (Past Grand Knight & District Deputy) borrowed all of the existing records to write a book of the history of the council. Unfortunately the years from 1964–1990 were missing. An extensive search was conducted with no results. A suggestion/request was made by Rod McCallum to have the council donate their records to the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives to ensure that the remaining records be safely preserved for future historical reference. The Officers of the Knights of Columbus Council 2082 approved the donation of their records to the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives, and a transfer was made of the meeting minutes from 1920-1963 and 1991–2001 as well as bulletins from 1982–2000. Additional materials still in the Parish Hall were photographed and listed, and are held digitally for use of reference by researchers.
Scope and Content
The Arnprior Knights of Columbus Council 2082 was instituted in 1920 and works closely with the Saint John Chrysostom Parish, providing funds for various community projects. The Knights of Columbus fonds consists of records pertaining to the business and activities of Council 2082, arranged in two series. A description of each is provided at the series level in the database.
SERIES 1: Knights of Columbus Meeting Minutes, 1920-2001
SERIES 2: Knights of Columbus Bulletins, 1982-1999
Arrangement
2021-0405-01 Knights of Columbus Meeting Minutes, c.1920-2001
2021-0405-02 Knights of Columbus Bulletins, 1982-2000
Access Restriction
Meeting minutes are closed for the previous 100 years from current date.
Related Material
2021-0406 Joan and Larry Hebert fonds
Accession No.
2021-0405
Geographic Access
Arnprior
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Collection/Fonds
Hegglar fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
textual records
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Hegglar fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
textual records
Accession No.
2004-0169
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Wild: “MacNab the Last Laird” (book)

https://search.adarchives.org/en/permalink/archivaldescr907
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
WIL
Scope and Content
File consists of:
1. Photocopy of a book by Roland Wild, entitled “MacNab, the Last Laird”, published by Macmillan in England in 1938. The following comments are by Peter Hessel in “McNab — The Township”, which also contains many other references to Wild’s book:
“Presented as a factual account, not as historical fiction, this book nevertheless is full of unsubstantiated, anecdotal material which does not stand up to scrutiny. For unknown reasons, its author took it upon himself to blend fact and fiction liberally. While the book contains a brief, inconclusive bibliography consisting of seven book titles, the names of two periodicals, and one pamphlet, none of these are referred to in the text. On the other hand, lengthy direct quotes from KELTIE (1885) are not identified as such. In his preface, the author said that the subject of his book was suggested "by a newspaper paragraph from Ottawa" and that he had the "cooperation of many members of the Clan in England, Scotland and Canada, chief among them should be mentioned Mr. Iain Macnab". He also gave credit in a general way to "Kingston University, Ontario" (sic) and Queen's University, Toronto" (sic), "the Public Archives Department of Ottawa" (sic), "J.J. Walker of the Ottawa Journal" (sic), Chamber's Journal, the Hamilton Spectator, and to a number of individuals. The errors in the preface are indicative of the many serious errors and flaws throughout the book. Because of its pretense as a serious study, the book has been widely quoted and must be held responsible for some of the misconceptions about Archibald McNab and his turbulent life in Canada. Because of the numerous examples of identifiable misinformation, all statements by WILD that cannot be checked against other sources become suspect. As one contemporary reviewer remarked, "(the book) hovers between anecdote and exposition, argument and commemoration, and on the whole is amateurish. The index is not to be trusted, nor is the bibliography apparently, since no one can find out from it where Mr. Wild found his numerous quotations from Dugald McNab, the Laird's right-hand man" (JACK, 1938).”
The reviewer quoted in the last sentence above was Peter Monro Jack, whose book review was published in the New York Times Book Review on June 5, 1938.
Related Material
See also: pages 81-82, 84, 290, 314 in McNab — The Township. A bound copy of Wild’s book is on our reference shelves in Reading Room.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Plan and Measurement of the MacNab Estate, Lot I

https://search.adarchives.org/en/permalink/archivaldescr125
Date
1824
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
photocopy
Size: 2(28 x 43)
Reference No.
M015
Date
1824
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Item
Fonds No.
0021
Series
3
Reference No.
M015
Publication
Surveyed by James Robertson. Reduced/printed at Robertson & Ballantine's Lithographic Press, Edinburgh.
Physical Description
photocopy
Size: 2(28 x 43)
Material Details
Scale: 10 Scottish chains = 660 ft
Scope and Content
Shows “lands of Kinnel & other parts of the Estate of MacNab referred to in my deposition of this date”, Loch Tay, River Lochy, River Dochart, Inch Buie cemetery, Killin, Road from Bouvain.
Notes
Map produced after Archibald, Laird of McNab, had already settled in Canada. Map signed by “James Robertson, D. MackIntosh, Com., Rob. Miller, Clerk”. Contains table of acreage in each part of estate, totals over 2394 acres.
2 copies of this map, each in two parts. Origin or location of original unknown.
Accession No.
1994-0021
Subject Access
Maps - Lot Plan
Geographic Access
Scotland
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Date
1835-1970
Collection/Fonds
Margaret Stewart fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
71 cm of textual records
100 slides
160 photographs
16 negatives
1 coin and 1 pin
Date
1835-1970
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Margaret Stewart fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
71 cm of textual records
100 slides
160 photographs
16 negatives
1 coin and 1 pin
Physical Condition
Some records have minor damage due to foxing.
History / Biography
Margaret Stewart (b. 1914) was the daughter of Duncan Gordon Stewart (1875-1954) and Ethel Stewart nee Stewart. Duncan Gordon Stewart was a prominent Ottawa lumberman and President of Stewart Bros. Ltd., Waba. In 1909, he married Ethel Margaret Stewart nee Stewart; they had six children, among them: Donald Burton Stewart (died in infancy); Margaret Robertson Stewart (dietician and part-time lecturer at MacDonald College, Que.); and Duncan Edward Stewart (later married Elizabeth Wallace [Bessie] nee McLaren). Following her studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Margaret worked as the Dietitian-in-Charge, at MacDonald College, Montreal, for over 25 years.
Language
English
Acquisition Source
Donated by Elizabeth Stewart-Hessel in 1993 and 1994.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 32 Series containing a large number of files, photographs and negatives, primarily of family members and places. Other material consists of pamphlets, catalogues, postcards, a lapel pin and a 1912 dime. The records contain such information as the following: the Stewart Brothers Ltd., (one of the area’s oldest lumber mills, dating back to the 1840’s; over the years, the mill produced cedar shingles and lathe as well as lumber (pine was the mainstay), pot barley and cheese from a cheese factory; a fire on December 6, 1956 destroyed everything, but the mill was rebuilt the next spring; Duncan E. Stewart sold the mill in December 1968 to Edwin Kennedy (an American entrepreneur who also owned a saw mill in Calabogie); Donald Stewart (1829-1883) who was born in Beckwith Township in 1829 [son of Alexander) moved with his father to Waba in the early 1840s and later became senior partner of the Stewart Brothers enterprise there; he served as Reeve from 1869-1875 and Warden of Renfrew County in 1875; he ran unsuccessfully as a candidate for the Reformers in the 1871 Ontario election; he never married. Donald had 3 brothers: 1. Alexander Jr. who stayed in Beckwith, 2. Robert, 3. John (born in 1841 in Beckwith Township and died at Waba in 1925). Robert and John also were partners in the Stewart Brothers enterprise at Waba. John married Margaret Robertson of Robertson’s Corners (see file Robertson’s Corners). John Stewart served as Reeve from 1879-1889 and from 1906-1913. He also served as Warden of Renfrew County. He was politically active on behalf of the Reform Party. Box 1
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 1
McNab Township. -- 1876-1884; 1907-1911; 1959-1964; 1969; 1997. -- 3 folders.
File includes such records as the following: the minutes of the proceedings and by-laws of the County of Renfrew (1882), tax notice, notice of assessment, correspondence to John Stewart (Reeve of McNab and Warden of Renfrew County) and other correspondence (for example from the County of Lanark, County Clerk’s Office), list of article in bill of sale from Allan Stewart to George Seelerf, list of arrears for the 5th Concession line, regulations of the public Works Department under the Colonization Road Act (Ontario Statutes, 1907, chapter 17, section 4), 1883 Auditor’s Report (Expenditures on Roads and Bridges), bylaw to defend the duties of pathmasters and provide for the due performance of statutes labour within the municipality of McNab, 1876-1877 Auditor’s Report for McNab Township, and a 1997 real estate flyer about an 1870 home formerly owned by the Stewart family.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 2
Dates of Births, Marriages, and Deaths. -- 1835-1970. -- 1 folder.
File includes such records as the following: dates of births, deaths, and marriages of family members, certificates, passport of Annie Jamieson Stewart, and 1922 will of Annie Stewart. Three passports of Margaret Stewart and her birth certificate are also included.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 3
Obituaries. -- 1947; 1953; 1959-1960; 1969-1970. -- 1 folder.
File includes such records as the following: notices of deaths, clippings, remembrance cards, and a receipt for perpetual care of cemetery plot. Some of the names mentioned include Mabel Stewart, Catherine Annie Stewart, Dr. John Robertson Stewart, Annie J. Jull, Percy L. Jull, Donald Burton Stewart, and Isabel Stewart.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 4
Housekeeping. -- 1879; 1890; 1894; 1902; 1910; 1914; 1927; 1944; 1959-1960; 1969. -- 1 folder.
File includes such records as the following: Ontario Hydro bills, Bell Canada bill, invitation, receipt for goods and services, parcel post, and life insurance (Ontario Mutual Life Assurance).
Title based on contents of file.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 5
Other Relatives. -- 1909; 1922; 1945; 1947; 1953-1954. -- 1 folder.
File includes such records as the following: personal correspondence of a personal/family nature and clippings. Some names mentioned are Katherine Isabel Stewart and Ernest J. Stewart.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 6
Western Canada. -- 1882; 1888; 1896; 1911. -- 1 folder.
File includes such records as the following: clipping, one letter to John Stewart (Manitoba) to John Stewart (Waba), 1896 clipping about an Arnprior man’s stay out in Manitoba for three months, and two booklets: Millions of Fertile Acres, Guide to Settlers, January 1888 (published by the authority of the Department of Agriculture) and Western Canada, Manitoba, Assiniboia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, 1899, issued by the authority of Clifford Sifton.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 7
Transportation other than Railways. -- no dates. -- 1 item.
File contains a booklet, Motor Car Magneto by Victor Page and Clifford Shattuck.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 8
Stewart Brothers--Sale to Kennedy. -- 1968-1970. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: financial statements, letter to employees, and list of assets.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 9
Stewart Brothers--Business Correspondence. -- 1883-1885; 1891; 1906-1907; 1914; 1922. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: receipts, letters, lumber estimate, time sheet, notes regarding concession lines, notes on degrees Bagot lines are run on (1885), Duncan Stewart’s business card, and letter regarding lease of lot 26, concession 11, Darling Township.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 10
Sawmill Machinery. -- 1889-1890; 1897-1902. -- 4 folders.
File contains such records as the following: catalogues and pamphlets on cutter heads, leading evaporator, shingle packer, saws, sugar-camp fixtures, letters, and special instruction about saws. International Log Rule and Lumbering Tools, Cant Hook and Peavey Handles are some examples. Pamphlet in French also included.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 11
Politics. -- 1884; 1900; 1923; 1925. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: clipping of “The Observer in Queen’s Park”, letter from House of Commons, receipt for services in the electoral district of Renfrew South 49.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 12
Military Interest. --Letters from Val Horn to Margaret. -- 1939-1945. -- 1 folder.
File contains letters from Val Horn while she was on active service in charge of food preparation in Europe, a 1940 black and white photo of Val Horn, and a War Savings Certificates pamphlet.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 13
Medical/Health. -- 1896; 1904-1905; 1920-1921; 1926; 1939; 1954-1965. -- 2 folders.
File contains such records as the following: list of medical costs, receipts in order to claim hospitalization benefits, 5 black and white postcards regarding Dr. Locke, one back and white postcard of an unidentified nurse, a pamphlet on Eclectric Oil, a 1904-1905 Queen’s University Convocation program (Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Law, and School of Nursing), exercise booklet, 1896 Electric Almanac, and a 1926 gastro-intestinal tract examination. Names mentioned are Margaret Stewart, Ethel Stewart, and Dr. Locke.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 14
Margaret Stewart. -- 1924; 1928; 1930; 1944; 1949; 1958; 1968-1969; 1986. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: letter from author Hugh MacLennan, letter from K. Margaret DuPorte, high school certificate, birth certificate, school results (lower, middle and upper schools), Queen’s University results, letter of congratulations on 25 years of service, letters to Santa from Neil Stewart and Margaret Stewart, letters to family from Margaret.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 15
Legal Papers. -- 1885; 1900; 1926; 1938. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: a 1900 Oath of Engineer (James L. Morris), a 1938 subpoena for The King vs. Thomas Gale regarding theft of logs belonging to Stewart Bros., 1885 letter to John Stewart requesting legal advice, notes about Gale case, a 1926 receipt for a claim against R.D.F. Campbell.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 16
Jim Stewart. -- 1906; 1911-1912; 1948. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: a black and white photo of Jim, letters between Jim (in Montreal) and his parents, and a 1906 letter from S.R. Smith Infirmary in Staten Island, New York, to parents regarding Jim.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 17
Forestry. -- 1899-1907; 1923; 1925; 1939-1940. -- 2 folders.
File contains such records as the following: clippings regarding the sale of timber limits in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia, sale of Ottawa limits owned by William Mackey in 1902 (bidding started at $200,000 on 129 3/4 miles), several issues of Canada Lumberman (December 13, 1899, December 1902, December 1903), clippings from the Montreal Daily Witness (January 12, 1906), information on the production of lumber in Canada from 1919-1938, exports to the United States, imports from the United States from 1926-1939, Spruce Waste in the Sawmills of Quebec and the Maritime Provinces by S.B. Prince (1940), a 1904 Annual Report (Bureau of Forestry, Province of Ontario) and a 1901 2nd Annual Report (Canadian Forestry Association), Old Original Pine by William Hall, and a 1923 Ottawa Agency timber license issued to John Stewart for timber located in Bagot Township
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 18
White Lake Presbyterian Church. --1886; 1889; 1908-1921; 1956; 1960-1962; 1967.
File contains such records as the following: Diamond Jubilee of St. Andrew’s United Church, White Lake 1881-1956 booklet, a 1919 Book of Family Devotion, a life-member of the United Church lapel pin, a 1912 10-cents piece, a letter from the Board of Managers about the 1960 Church budget, financial statements for the United Church (1962, 1979, and 1987, White Lake, Pastoral Charge), a 1921 notice of assessment for the Presbyterian manse, 1968 treasurer’s statement and a 1916 bank book (Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church), 1934 letters to Mrs. Stewart, list of distribution of funds (Presbyterian Church, 1912-1913), notes on the weekly offering, receipts, 1914-1915 budget for Presbytery of Lanark and Renfrew, a 1967 St. Andrew’s Church service program, lists of arrears of stipend and schemes of the Church (1908, 1910, and 1914), and a 1917 certificate for the memorizing of scriptures by Duncan Stewart.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 19
Investments. -- 1894; 1900-1915; 1920-1922; 1937. -- 3 folders.
File contains such records as the following: letters regarding investments with various companies and agents (AEmilius Jarvis & Co., Wood, Gundy & Co., Goldman & Co., Bank of Nova Scotia, Dominion Mortgage & Investments Assoc., Dominion Securities Corporation, International Portland Cement Co. Limited, The London Guarantee and Accident Co. and International Finance Co. Ltd.), a 1912 balance sheet for The Thornbury Transportation & Reduction Co. Ltd., a 1894 Annual Report of the Ontario Mutual Life Assurance Co., 1912 receipts and 1913 clippings from the Spokane Daily Chronicle and the Evening Citizen.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 20
Clippings/Pamphlets. -- 1892-1896; 1901; 1906; 1912-1914; 1931. -- 2 folders.
File contains such records as the following: a 1896 Trade List of the Subscription News Co., Weekly Globe (January 29, 1896), Daily British Whig (April 24, 1906), Catalogue of Lightning Evaporators, 1902 Male Attire catalogue, Cataloguing of Books for Schools and Libraries 1901, American Farmer (December 1892, Springfield, Ohio), 1931 letter from The Eaton Co., The Globe Toronto (July 10, 1912 and November 11, 1914), Montreal Daily Witness (March 5, 1891 and November 9, 1895), Weekly Globe and Canada Farmer ( September 25, 1912, November 12, 1913 and February 26, 1913).
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 21
Oversize Items Box 3 G13.2
1. Poster of “Canadian soldier”, painted by Lilias Torrance Newton, circa 1942. One of a series produced by this war artist.
2. Certificate of Baptism, Donald Burton Stewart, 1918.
3. Cradle Roll for Margaret Robertson Stewart, 1918.
4. “Royal Visit” contains 29 b&w (black & white) photographs, mostly taken by Duncan E. Stewart of Waba, of the 1939 Royal Visit in Ottawa. Also 2 b&w photographs of unidentified women in front of the Ottawa Normal School (Teachers’ College) in 1911. Names mentioned include Duncan G. Stewart, Margaret Stewart, Ethel Stewart, Maggie and Lizzie Burton, and Duncan E. Stewart.
5. “Waba School” contains 13 b&w photos of the Waba School (located on the 5th Line in Pakenham Township, Lanark County and served parts of Pakenham Township in Lanark and parts of McNab Township in Renfrew), and 1 b&w photo of an unidentified school.
3. “Waba - family pictures” contains 53 loose b&w photographs, an album with 8 b&w photographs, and 3 colour photographs, all of the Stewart family of Waba. Most photos are identified.
4. “Negatives--Margaret Stewart, Waba, 1955” contains 16 negatives of that year.
5. Portrait of Margaret Stewart by Arnprior photographer Handford.
6. “Waba--scenery” contains 11 b&w photographs of Waba, mostly taken by Margaret Stewart.
7. “Stewart-McLaren wedding” contains 8 b&w photos of the 1936 wedding of Duncan E. Stewart and Bessie McLaren, in Waba.
8. “Margaret Stewart, camp pictures” contains 2 b&w photos of 1924-25 vintage, taken at Andrew’s Island in White Lake.
9. “Kingston Air Show” contains 4 b&w photos taken in 1930.
10. “Waba Mills” contains 9 b&w photographs of Waba Mills and related subjects.
11. “Car pictures” contains 12 b&w photos and 1 negative.
12. “Margaret Stewart”, Handford Photographer, no date.
13 “Duncan G. Stewart”, Ottawa Auxiliary Bible Society certificate, 1953.
14. “Mrs. Duncan G, Stewart, Ottawa Auxiliary Bible Society certificate, 1953, and a Woman’s Missionary Society certificate, 1953.
15. Bachelor of Household Science and the red cylindrical case, Margaret Robertson Stewart, McGill University, 1940
16. School certificates, Margaret Stewart, School No. 3, Pakenham Township, 1925-1927 Box 2
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 22
Advice. -- ca. 1908. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: notes on raising children, sexuality, and home life.
Domestic Science Notebook dated 1903, Renfrew Collegiate Institute containing hand written notes, recipes, instructions on how to make a bed for an invalid, how to wash blankets, etc. From the date of this item it could possibly have belonged to Mabel Stewart b. December 10 1888. The book was found in Margaret Stewart's home in 2018 and donated to the AMBA as an accrual by E. Stewart.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 23
Duncan E. Stewart. -- 1956; 1962-1963; 1968. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: three letters from Duncan E. to Ethel (his mother), wedding announcement of Duncan E. of Waba to Bessie Wallace McLaren, of Renfrew, and a clipping about the marriage, and letters to Margaret.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 24
Cheese Factory. -- 1881-1882; 1902; 1926-1930. -- 3 folders.
File contains such records as the following: one black/white photo of the factory, letter to and invoice made out to Alexander Stewart, list of accounts of clients, and an index to names of clients.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 25
Alexander (Patriarch) letters to John (son). -- 1883. -- 2 items.
File contains two letters from Alexander to John.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 26
Bessie Stewart. -- 1940; 1966. -- 1 folder.
File contains a letter to Margaret from Bessie (1966) and a receipt from Rosamond Memorial (1940).
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 27
Annie Burton Stewart to her grandchildren (Margaret and Duncan). -- 1921. -- 1 item.
File contains a letter.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 28
Agriculture. -- 1892-1957. -- 2 folders.
File contains letters about the identification of plant material, clippings (for example on the topic of dairy v. grain raising), and publications. Some of these publications include booklets by the Department of Agriculture (federal and provincial) on such areas as insect control, apple culture, poultry house construction, the potato, agriculture and colonization, the angora goat, hothouse or winter lamb raising, sheep husbandry, the stave silo, lime-sulphur wash, Wabigoon Country (Rainy River District), reports from the Experimental Farm; other books include the Farmer’s Advocate (May, August and November 1892 issues), M.T. Buchanan’s catalogue on hay tools and wire fence (Ingersoll, Ontario), Bettshen’s pamphlet on corn and root cultivator, Massey Harris Illustrated: A Journal of News and Literature for Rural Homes (September-October 1897), and a Massey-Harris catalogue of farm machinery (1896).
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 29
Ethel Margaret Stewart. -- 1909; 1926; 1940; 1948-1949; 1952; 1958-1964. --
5 folders.
File contains such records as the following: 1909 marriage certificate to Duncan Gordon, letters from A. Jull (Ethel’s sister), death certificate, birth certificate, remembrance card, and letters to Margaret from Ethel and Duncan Gordon.
Margaret Stewart Fonds
Duncan Gordon Stewart. -- 1908-1909; 1925-1926; 1953-1954. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: letters to Duncan Gordon from Ethel (of Renfrew) before they were married, letters from Isabella W. Fraser, letters to Margaret (1953), a 1909 letter from the minister about the wedding, 1925 and 1926 letters between Duncan Gordon and Dr. John Stewart (also called Jack, his brother), a remembrance card, a 1954 death certificate, a clipping about his death, and Duncan Gordon’s business card.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 30
Banking. -- 1906; 1911-1920; 1922-1923; 1961-1962. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: cancelled cheque from Wood, Gundy, and Co., list of cheques issued, Duncan Stewart’s account/passbook at the Bank of Ottawa, Arnprior (1911-1920 and 1961-1962), a 1906 Bank of Ottawa Annual Report, letter to Duncan from Bank of Nova Scotia (1920).
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 31
Duncan Stewart. -- 1909. -- 1 folder.
File contains a copy of his last will and testament. Names mentioned in will are Annie Stewart (his wife), Daniel B. Stewart, Peter D. Stewart, William Stewart (all three are his sons), John Stewart (his brother), Daniel W. Stewart (his nephew).
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 32
John Stewart. -- 1872-1920. -- 14 cm of textual records.
John Stewart was Reeve of McNab Township from 1879-1889 and from 1906-1913 as well as Warden of Renfrew County. He was also treasurer of Church at Waba (1911).
File contains such records as the following: Fred Ostler’s receipt books (1909; 13 of them; Fred Ostler & Son owned and operated a store at the northeast corner of White Lake’s main intersection; it is not known how John Stewart came into possession of Ostler’s books), The Weekly News (Arnprior, February 10, 1906), financial papers (receipts issued by Town Hall (1882 and 1907), treasurer’s account for McNab (1880), list of arrears for stipend, recapitulation of account), legal papers such as indentures, land deeds, declarations of ownership, and list of articles seized (some of the names mentioned in these papers include James Barr, James Morris, George Gillespie, D. W. Campbell, A. F. Campbell, John Campbell, Hugh Frederick McLachlin, Alexander Stewart, John and Ellen Byrne, Carl and Mary Strike, School No. 15, Daniel Fyfe, John and Amelia Rose Phillips, William Box, August Boese, William Burton, William McAdam, William Alexander Leckie, Alexander McLean, Peter McLean, James Stewart, James Taylor, Archibald White, Thomas Lindsay, Timothy O’Connor, John Odbur, John Hill Wright, Peter Duff), by-law no. 745 regarding equalization of assessment rolls, and correspondence (dealing with such matters as Claybank bridge, J. B. Hutson, assessment and election supplies, Town’s account with the Bank of Ottawa, Robert Young, School No. 7, Horace Russell about the opening up of town line between McNab and Pakenham, Education Committee of Renfrew County, Ditches and Watercourses Act, Donald Watt).
Notes
Records are a good source of information on lumbering machinery, agriculture, and even on Western Canada at the turn of the 20th century.
Accruals
April 2018 - Domestic Science notebook donated by Elizabeth Stewart. Added to Series 22.
Related Material
See also Duncan E. Stewart collection, Accession No. 95-0057.
Accession No.
1993-0010
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Date
1897-1975
Collection/Fonds
Graham Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
10 mm of text
78 col. slides
13 x b&w photographs approx 50 electronic records 1 x col photograph 1 bound ledger
Date
1897-1975
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Graham Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
10 mm of text
78 col. slides
13 x b&w photographs approx 50 electronic records 1 x col photograph 1 bound ledger
History / Biography
Charles Graham (b. 1829 d. 1891) married Jane Blakely in 1856 at Shawville, Quebec. They had eight children; three daughters and five sons. Charles and Jane moved to Arnprior from Bristol Twp. in 1858. Malcolm David Graham (b. 1862 d. 1929) was the second son of Charles and Jane Graham. Malcolm married Annie McLean in 1886 at Stewartville Ontario. Their second son was also named Malcolm David Graham (b. 1891 d. 1977). He studied at Queen's University and served in WWI and WWII. He received the Order of Canada in 1973. Dr. Graham married Olive Brunel and moved to Ottawa to set up a medical practice in 1918. His children were David, Hope and Flora Graham. Flora Graham married Ronald Cadieux and their children were Hopemarie, Colleen, Ronald and Lee Cadieux. George Lindsay Graham (b. 1873 c. 1943) was the youngest child born to Charles and Jane Graham. He worked as a lumber culler for McLachlin Bros. of Arnprior. Archibald 'Stewart' Graham (b. 1911 d. 1983) was the youngest child of George Lindsay Graham and Annie Stewart. Stewart Graham and Doris Gardner married in 1945; their daughter is Julian 'Julie' Graham. The Graham family cottage is located at Bristol Quebec, near Pontiac Station. Many of Jean Graham's memoires are about life at this cottage.
Acquisition Source
Julie Graham donated material between 1993 and 2013. Hope Cadiuex donated the Presbyterian minute book in May 2008 and other material in 2015.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of several accessions of items from two donors descended from Charles and Jane Graham of Arnprior. Two series have been created to reflect this provenance.
SERIES 1: Consists of material donated by Julian 'Julie' Graham:
1. File containing a three-page Deed of Land detailing the sale of 191 Harriet Street, Lot No. 6 Arnprior in which Jane Graham, a widow, sold a parcel of land to her son George Lindsay Graham, a lumberman's culler, for one dollar dated September 1900. The house was left to George’s son Stewart who lived in the house with his wife until their deaths. The document was drawn up at the offices of Thomas and Hunt, Conveyancers, etc., Arnprior. Also included in the file is a detailed description of the house by Julie Graham dated1994.
2. File containing photographs:
- black & white portrait of Mary Stewart [circa 1905] (daughter of Archibald Stewart) who married Jack Shaw in 1905.
- black & white photograph showing the Ottawa & Madawaska Clothing House (Galvin) at the corner of John and Elgin street (circa 1910)
- black & white photograph showing T. C. Wright’s Grocery and Confectionery (of Renfrew).
- colour photograph of Arnprior Public School Grade 7 1960 with identification on back.
- black & white photograph of Arnprior Public School Grade 8 1961 with identification on back.
- black & white photograph of Honours Club trip to Ottawa March 26 1965. Students identified as shown on steps of Parliament with MP Joe Greene.
3. File containing a small booklet written in 1910 by G. E. Neilson called “Many Interesting Facts about Arnprior”, “A Short History of the Arnprior High School 1865 - 1922 “ written by A. H. Ross and a small handwritten journal kept by George Lindsay Graham 1897-1903 while working for McLachlin Brothers.
4. Mounted b&w photograph, circa 1900 by R. A. Ramsay of Arnprior Art Studio of a Scottish group. It is not known if a Graham family member is present in the photograph. (Map Cabinet 3, Dwr 10)
5. File containing photocopies of several scanned photographs from a Graham family photo album. They were scanned in 2014 and returned to the donor. Several photographs show the Graham home on Harriett Street and surrounding area. Photos of Stewart Graham, Robert Graham, Malcom Blakely, Ann McCorriston Blakely, George Lindsay Graham, Williamine Graham "Aunt Bill", Margaret M. Graham, Frederick Graham, Jane Blakely Graham, Thomas Graham Lindsay, Rachael Graham, Annie Campbell Stewart, Elizabeth Stewart, Archibald Stewart, William Campbell, Janet Stewart McGonigal, Agnes Stewart, Robert McGregor, Duncan Carmichael, Alex Carmicheal, Cameron Carmichael, Arther McGonigal, Joe Graham, Heather Graham, Dundy Cranston, John Tierney, Monte Cranston, George Tripp, Fraser Cliff, Jean Carmichael (wedding) and others. Other photos show McLachlin Bros. Boom Camp employees circa 1890, Red Pine Chute, Brennan Lake Depot and camping ground at Turner Chute.
6. File containing 'Blakely Family Tree', prepared by Kay Picken starting with Malcolm Blakely 1807-1877 and Ann McCorriston 1813-1885 and 'The Graham Family in Canada', a family history prepared by Elizabeth (Graham) Jenkinson; updated 2013.
7. File containing 78 colour slides of events/people of Arnprior and area during centennial celebrations in 1967 and construction of the new bridge over the Madawaska River circa 1975. They were taken by Stewart Graham. (not scanned)
black & white photograph of Anne Graham circa 1950 by National School Studios
SERIES 2 Consists of material donated by Hope Cadieux:
1. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church minute book 1887 to 1894. The donor's great grandfather Malcolm Graham was an employee of the McLachlin Bros. Lumber Company. He was mayor of Arnprior in 1899, and was for some years an elder and trustee of St. Andrew's and is mentioned in the minutes on several occasions. Pages are loose in this book, so care must be taken to ensure that they are kept in proper order. At the back of the minute book is a copy of the act to incorporate the United Church of Canada which came into force on the tenth day of June 1925 and a copy of a statement of claim in the Supreme Court of Ontario in a court case challenging the competence of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada to enter into union with the Methodist Church of Canada and the Congregational Churches in Canada.
2. File of Biographical Information including Birth Certificate of Annie "Dot" Graham (1897-1989) and Obituaries and press clippings re Jean "Birdie" Graham and Annie "Dot" Graham. File contains a Program for Piano Recital of Miss Ward's students from June 1912 in which Dot Graham and Birdie Graham are listed as performers.
3. Type-written Arnprior Historical Society talk given by unknown individual November 1989 about the Armond & Dontigny families of Arnprior.
4. File of handwritten notes and colour postcard about the history of Arnprior District High School written by Annie Graham for the 1962 Centennial celebrations of the Town of Arnprior
5. File containing handwritten letter from "Dot" and "Birdie" from London England to their parents; dated 1926.
6. File containing a photocopy of "The McNab" by James Craig in 1890
7. File containing various memoires of Jean Graham mostly about her life at the cottage.
8. PHOTOGRAPHS:
- black & white portrait of Miss Jean Graham circa 1935
- 2 x black & white prints of "Pirate Dance" taught by Jean Graham for 1929/30 ADHS commencement. Mounted version contains identification of Pirates Pat Baker, Mary Byrne, Leonore Convey and Jean McGregor
- 2 x black & white prints of Dr. Malcolm David Graham with Sir Bernard Montgomery in Ottawa 1946
- black & white portrait of two women (possibly Aunt "Bill" Willamine and Aunt "Maggie" Margaret Graham) circa 1917
- black & white portrait of a young child (possibly Mary McLean Graham) circa 1895. Mary McLean Graham died shortly after this photo was taken.
Accruals
Further accruals are expected
Related Material
Archibald Stewart family history chart (encapsulated) in 1993-0005 Map Cabinet #1, Dwr 7 Archibald Stewart family histories in Reading Room.
2003-0164-F209 Copy of George Graham's notebook titled "Record of supplies used and timber cut at lumber camps, 1897 - 1903." donated to the Archives of Ontario was included in the transfer of material to AMBA.
Photograph of George Graham in Charles Macnamara's manuscript, Life in the Lumber Camps of the McLachlin Brothers.
Accession No.
1993-0012
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