Image provided by Bill Hamilton in October 2011. The picture was discovered by Shona Garner in 2006 in an Entertainment House in Glasgow Scotland. Shona seems to have been in contact with Nancy Cardozier of Texas and a cousin in Ottawa. After 6 months of correspondence, Nancy was able to procure a copy.
Bill Hamilton has the photo framed as part of a collage of photos and life history of James Airth.
Scope and Content
The only man named in the picture is blind James Airth playing the violin. James was born in 1800 and was blind from childhood. He was able to make a living and provide for his wife and seven children by going from town to town playing the violin on the stage. At that time there was no social assistance.
After his wife died, he came to Canada in 1849 with 3 of his children.
The inscription at the bottom right hand corner of the image is `N. MacDougall 1839`
Accruals are expected.
See also Cordozier books, part of the Peter Hessel Collection - 2 books on the Family History of Peter Fyfe and Ellen Hamilton - stored with family histories in the reading room
Original print 1899 in Toronto; Alexander Fraser, editor and publisher
hard covered book - 218 pages
poor - cover not attached to book
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 McNab in Canada
Arrival of the Settlers
The Sheriff's Raid
Imprisonment of the McIntyres
Military Tactics of McNab
Mr. Allan's Report
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
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
This series contains all material transferred in 2017 from the ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO known as the Daniel McLachlin family fonds (F209). The papers were donated to the Archives of Ontario in 1961 by Mrs. Franklyn Cunningham (neice of Charles Macnamara of Arnprior). The papers in this series are largely commercial. The correspondence concerns business matters with occasional comments on affairs of the day. There are invoices, accounts, receipts, bills of lading, contracts and timber licences. The papers give detailed information concerning the operations of a large timber industry.
1. Shanty Accounts (F209-MU1958);
Box H 0.21;
Ledger contains thousands of receipts, correspondence and notes related to expenses for various shanty operations including payments to employees working in the bush and supplies for each location. The paper documents have been pasted onto pages in a cascading manner (with several to each page) in chronological order from April 1890 to September 1891.NOTE: This document is fragile and can only be handled by the Archivist. Consult digitized version.
2. McLachlin Bros. Lumber Merchants Correspondence (F209-MU1957) USE DIGITAL COPIES ONLY;
Box H 0.22;
15 Envelopes of correspondence arranged chronologically. Subjects/people found in the correspondence include: Arnprior, Brockville and Ottawa Railroad, Bytown, Commercial Records, Jason Gould, Grand Trunk Railway, Hudson's Bay Company, William Knowles, Lanark and Renfrew Counties, Lumber Industry, Lumbering Contracts, Daniel McLachlin, Hugh McLachlin, William McLachlin, D. C. McNab, Charles MacNamara, Madawaska River, Marble Quarries at Arnprior, Wesleyan Methodists, Saw Mill, Grist Mill, Montreal Exhibition, John Morris, Ottawa and Brockville Railway, Neil Robertson, Lumber Shanties, Henry G. Sims, Timber Contracts, Timber Licence, Professor H. W. Thompson, University of Toronto.;
Envelope containing two Xerox copies of a notebook entitled, "Record of supplies used and timber cut at lumber camps, 1897 - 1903." Donated by the Graham Family to the Archives of Ontario, Accession 9237, 10752.
3. McLachlin Bros. Lumber Co. Arnprior blueprint for alterations and additions 1920. (F209) Accession 6765 (Rolled document) Map Box 3 on top of Land Records Cabinet;
Linen-backed blueprint identified as Drawing No. 9. Designed by George H. Johnson (Engineer), Drawn by Thomas H. Bacon. Drawing shows Mill #3 and Mill #4 with conveyor belts between mills and sorting table. Other features include areas of swamp & mixed bush, gravel pit, piers, booms and tugs in the Ottawa River, railway sidings and a locomotive.
4. Material used in McLachlin Bush Operations (F209-MU1959) Accession 6765;
Tables for Reducing Saw-Log to the Various Standards in Use Showing also their Contents in Cubic Feet and Board Measure by Maxfield Sheppard published in Quebec, Printed by C. Darveau, No. 8, Mountain Hill 1863. This copy was purchased by McLachlin Bros. in April 19 1870.;
The Shanty Companion - Le Compagnon du Chantier - by J. O. Laferriere; published in 1874 (2 copies);
3 piece fold-out Miller's Cubing Cards; undated;
Madawaska Accounts of Men who are making Timber for D. McLachln for 1847-1848. Inscribed on front page: "It is the Rule for this season's business that every man is to pay two shillings and six pence per pound for the tea he may use" signed DM.
Names contained in the pocket notebook include: (names appear as written);
Use digital copies only of letters and shanty accounts ledger.
See item-level records for each letter in box H 0.22
Detailing the agreement on the 200 acres of land being sold on Lot 24 in the First Concession in the Township of March in the Bathurst District. Memorandum of sale detailing installments due and payable.
Use digital copy only. Archivist's permission required to access original.