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),
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.
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.
Reduced version, without owners' names, see reference map #M021a (Blue Binder, Front Counter) and #M021b (full sized version with names).
by H.F. Walling - same map as p66/p67 of the Atlas of Lanark and Renfrew Counties but in colour, clearer, and larger
photo - colour
Size: 49 x 33
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.
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
Transferred to Archives from Renfrew County Land Records in 2012.
Scope and Content
Map of McNab Township shows names of owners of Lots as of March 1963 as drawn by J. A. Robertson. Map also shows farm houses occupied by owner or tenant farmer and farm houses vacant or rented to a non-farmer.
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.
See also folders “Council Meetings” and “Correspondence of John Stewart, Reeve” in Peter Hessel collection.
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.
See also file: McNab Council Papers in this collection
Shows lots and concessions with owners' names, roads, and villages of McNab Twp. Insets of (Sandy Hook, Sandy Beach, Mansfield), Pine Grove, Dochart Estates (with corner of Braeside), and White Lake. Some of the roads have been coloured in crayon and named.
1. Two-page handwritten note by unknown regarding the McNab Township hall and other Stewartville information. “One of the oldest landmarks of Stewartville and McNab Township”. The vacant building collapsed on March 2, 1971 under a heavy load of snow. Built in 1859. Reference to earliest council meetings (before the hall was built). Reference also to Stewartville Presbyterian Church, organized by Rev. George Bremner in the township hall in 1871, where services were held until the church was built in 1874. Services were also held in the township hall between 1925 and 1928 (no reason given). The hall was also used to hold exhibits for the McNab Fair from 1859 to 1897. In a building across the road called the “show shed”, produce were shown. When the Earl and Lady Minto paid an official visit to the township, the hall was “the most important place” (Minto was Governor General of Canada).
2. Photocopy of 2 pages of newspaper articles (probably patched together from various papers including the Ottawa Journal? 1940s?). Headline: “Papers Found at New Power Site Tell McNab Township History”. These articles relate to the fact that when the township hall was abandoned, “a wealth of documents” (including original handwritten letters) was found by newspaper reporters who appropriated many of them, wrote items about them and never returned the papers. One of these was Harry Walker of the Journal. Among the names mentioned: Peter Campbell (Clerk), R.N. Hart, T.M. Radenhurst, Allan McNab (son of Chief), Allan Stewart, John Forrest, Izett Duff, David Mackie, James Storie, John Paris, A.H. Dowsdell, Andrew Hamilton, James Morris, etc. Official wax seal.
“The papers lay there ankle-deep about the floor and all who browsed among the lime, laths and strangely assorted papers thrown promiscuously about, wondered that there was no Women’s Institute or historical society in all Renfrew County to correlate these strangely assorted records connecting the present and the far-off days of McNab township. There is one document actually written before Chief McNab left the township forever, written in 1843, the year ‘The McNab’ was haled before court in Perth and adjudged guilty of bein a public nuisance”.
3. Clipping of newspaper article (Chronicle? Oct. 26, year?), “Journal Story Stirs Interest in Stewartville Town Hall”. Reference to the above articles.
4. Photocopy of newspaper article dated Oct. 29 (1940s?, paper?), “Drew on Clergy Reserve Fund For McNab Twp. Town Hall”. As above.
5. Photocopy of page 108, McNab — The Township, re Township Hall (with photo of 1936). See also Index in the book for several other references to the township hall in the book.
Map showing Lots and Concessions in the Township of McNab/Braeside. Shows roads, cemeteries, highways, waterways, park land etc. Legend for features provided. Detail of Southern Ontario provided. Detail of streets at western edge of Town of Arnprior, Mansfield, Sandy Hook, and Braeside also provided.
1. Original (printed) 1921 Auditor’s Report of McNab Township (financial statement, statement of receipts and expenditures), prepared by James Miller and Andrew Carswell, Auditors. The report also contains information about schools, the board of health, Braeside Police Village, bank accounts, etc. The 1921 budget was $52,690.35. There may be other auditors’ statements among the McNab Township Papers.
2. Original (printed) 1904/05 Detailed Financial Statement for McNab.
3. Handwritten auditor’s report of a statement by Peter Anderson, Treasurer of McNab Township. Dated September 30, 1882.