One of two photographs on page. Photograph includes Stewart family children and relatives outdoors. Note on reverse reads, “ Duncan G. Stewart with grand children Elizabeth, Judy and David, perhaps on Andrew’s Island, White Lake”.
One of two photographs on page. Photograph shows from left to right: Duncan E. Stewart, Annie Yuill, Isabel Stewart, Margaret R. Stewart, Annie Stewart and Mabel Stewart at Uncle Will’s Cottage, Golden Lake, August 1932.
1. Handwritten letter dated Magnetawan, Dec. 7th, 1877, by Alex Stewart, to “Dear Cousin”. Possibly, this Alex was the son of John Stewart of Robertson’s Corners, writing to one of his cousins in Waba. He refers to another Alex who is “laid up a good deal with his leg” (another relative?). The writer was laying out and planning a mill site.
2. Handwritten (scribbled) notes by Peter Hessel, from information by Margaret Stewart of Waba, regarding Stewart family connections. “Stewart house” means the house built by John Stewart in Waba (in 2004 the home of Judy Cerigo), “cottage that now belongs to the Wilsons” means the house on Highland Road in Waba, which originally stood where 3811 now stands and which was moved one lot west in 1929 to make way for the new house which was built by Duncan Gordon Stewart in 1929/30 and is now (since 1989) owned by the Hessels).
3. Communion certificate, Margaret Stewart (St. Andrew’s U.C.,White Lake, July 19/31).
4. Postcard of MacDonald College in Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue (Montreal), where Margaret Stewart was dietitian and an occasional lecturer (on food and diets).
5. Photocopy of obituary of Mrs. Duncan Stewart (Ethel Stewart nee Stewart), widow of Duncan Gordon Stewart of Waba, mother of Duncan E. Stewart and Margaret Stewart of Waba. Ethel Stewart died at the Arnprior hospital at the age of 82 on March 3, 1964.
6. Clipping of obituary for Mrs. Duncan Stewart (Ethel Stewart nee Stewart).
7. Clipping of obituary for William Stewart (born Apr. 27, 1870, died Oct. 5 (year? 1950s?). He was the brother of Ethel Stewart nee Stewart.
8. Death notice of Lizzie J. Stewart (sister of Ethel Stewart nee Stewart) who died in 1892 at age 17.
9. Death notice of Duncan Stewart, father of Ethel Stewart nee Stewart. He died on June 24, 1909.
10. Clipping of obituary (March 2, 1970) for Mrs. P.L. Jull (born Annie Jamieson Stewart of Horton), sister of Ethel Stewart nee Stewart. Graduate of Queen’s University, teacher at Nepean High School in Ottawa. Married the Rev. Jull in 1941.
11. Photocopies of pages 40-41 from the Centennial Harpooner (Renfrew Collegiate Institute, 1881-1981). “Some things we remember” by Duncan and Bessie (McLaren) Stewart. Memories of school in Renfrew.
12. Photograph of Duncan E. Stewart. Elizabeth (Bessie) Stewart nee McLaren, and their daughters Elizabeth (2) and Judy (1). Photo by Paul Horsdal, 1942.
13. Photograph of Duncan E. Stewart, Bessie Stewart nee McLaren, and four of their five children (l. to r.: David, Judy, Madeline, Elizabeth; Neil not yet born). Photo by Newton, Ottawa, ca. 1946.
14. B/w photo of Elizabeth (left) and Judy (right) Stewart, Waba, c. 1943.
15. Colour photo of Elizabeth Stewart and Peter Hessel in Waba, Oct. 7, 1977 (day before their wedding).
16. Clipping and photocopy of notice and photograph re Duncan E. and Bessie Stewart’s 50th wedding anniversary in September 1986.
17. Typed notes by Peter Hessel to Duncan E. Stewart before the latter was to give a talk to the Arnprior Historical Society about his house in Waba. He decided to give the talk about his great-uncle’s house Donald Stewart instead.
18. Photocopy of 2 pages of fragmentary handwritten notes (3 pages) by Mr. Bruce Cairnie in Scotland, who did some family research for Duncan E. Stewart. Balintockach, Borenich (in the district of Blair Atholl). Croftcarnach. Uchdnaneitag. Mr. Cairnie correctly identified the area where Alexander Stewart and his ancestors originated. Note: Peter Hessel has an alphabetical record of Stewart ancestors and relatives on a computer file.
19. Photograph of some Stewart family members at an outing on White Lake, about 1934. Left to right: Mabel Stewart (white hat, black band), Annie Jull nee Stewart (black hat), Isolber Hutchison nee Stewart (standing), Douglas Brown (b. 1918), Malcolm Brown (b. 1916), Ether Stewart nee Stewart (in the boat), 2 inidentifiable women. The boat belonged to Duncan E. Stewart of Waba.
See also file “Waba Mills” in Peter Hessel Collection.