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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
Less detail
Date
1853 - 1986
Collection/Fonds
Gillies Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 m of textual records; 389 b&w ; 17 col. photos; 25 negatives; 9 maps
Date
1853 - 1986
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Gillies Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 m of textual records; 389 b&w ; 17 col. photos; 25 negatives; 9 maps
Physical Condition
About 2% of the records show damage caused by fire and water.
History / Biography
The first Gillies to sail to Canada from Stirlingshire, Scotland, on the “David” of London were James Gillies, his daughter Janet (21 years old), and his two sons John (1811-1888), and George (9 years old) in 1821. The Gillies first settled on Lot 10, Concession 5, in Lanark Township, about 3 miles from Middleville. In 1831, John (the eldest son) settled on a grant of land at Lot 9, Concession 3, and also purchased an additional 100 acres, making a total of 300 acres. In 1839, John married Mary Cullen Bain; they had 6 sons and 3 daughters. In 1842, John built his first sawmill on the Clyde River, 3 miles north of the village of Lanark, Ontario. In the early 1870’s, John sold the Gillies Mills at Carleton Place to John Herron and bought the sawmill at Braeside from the Hon. Asa Foster (who had previously purchased it from Rev. Henry Usborne) and 250 square miles of timber limits on the Coulonge and Picanoc Rivers. Over the years, the Gillies acquired extensive timber limits in the counties of Lanark, Frontenac, Renfrew and Pontiac, building one of the largest timber dynasties in the business and employing hundreds of men in the bush and the mill.
Language
English
Acquisition Source
The collection was originally stored at the house called “The Grove” in Arnprior, the home of David Ackland Gillies (James Gillies’ brother) and later in the donor’s garage. Donated by Jayne Gillies (nee Nimmons), widow of George Brodie Gillies (the nephew of David Ackland Gillies and director of Gillies Bros., Ltd. from about 1950 to 1965) in July 1995. The donor initially offered the collection to the National Archives of Canada. Upon reviewing the contents of the collection, the National Archives suggested that the Arnprior and District Archives be approached. Jayne Gillies approached Peter Hessel, who started the process of having the collection assessed and accepted for donation. The Arnprior and District Archives acquired the first records in July 1995
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, some printed material and other records relating to the business activities of the Gillies family and the administration of the estate of James Gillies. The fonds is divided into three sub-groups: I. James Gillies, II. James Gillies Estate, and III. Business Operations. Within these sub-groups, the records are further divided into series. The records provide good information on the lumbering business, investments, estate management, and insurance. The majority of the photographs are of the logging sites and of the Gillies Bros., Ltd. mill and its operations. There are nine maps described separately (Cabinet #1 Drawer #4)
This collection has met the required criteria for “outstanding significance and national importance” as determined by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.
Gillies Family fonds.
I. James Gillies -- [before 1909]. -- 19 cm of textual records and 16 items.
James Gillies (1840-1909) was the eldest son of John (1811-1888) and Mary Cullen Bain Gillies (1818-1900) and the grandson of James Gillies and Helen Stark. In 1867, James came to Carleton Place as manager for John Gillies (his father) and Peter McLaren (later Senator McLaren) where he oversaw the operations of the sawmill. James also maintained his partnership with his brothers (William, David, and John Jr.) who had moved to Braeside. James married Eleanor Ackland. For several years, James was on the Board of Education and was also elder for St. Andrew’s Church. He was also a director of the Bank of Ottawa, a director of the Upper Ottawa Improvement Company, president of the John Gillies Estate Company, and president of the Gillies Bros., Limited.
James Gillies Sous-fonds
Correspondence. -- 1887-1921. -- 3 items.
Series consists of three copybooks containing copies of correspondence sent regarding investments, bank matters, shares and other business transactions as well as personal business. The first two copy books were written by James Gillies while in Carleton Place while the third, dating from 1906 - 1921 was written from Gillies Depot and Braeside, Ontario.
Title based on contents of series.
Some of the correspondence is illegible due to water damage.
James Gillies.
Math book. -- 1853. -- 1 item.
Item is a school notebook in which James Gillies used to write out his math exercises.
Title based on contents of item.
Financial and legal documents. -- [before 1909]. -- 19 cm of textual records and 13 items.
Series consists of financial books (account books, bank books, cash books), cancelled cheques, receipts, insurance policies, and balance sheets. Records deal with such topics as the Gillies Bros. Ltd., life insurance, the shingle mill, the Life Association of Scotland Annual Report (1867), the Bank of Ottawa, the Merchants’ Bank of Canada, the Quinquonnial Declaration of Profits and the Achland & Co., Winnipeg.
Several bound books and loose papers damaged by water and fire.
II. James Gillies Estate Papers. -- [before 1952]. --123.6 cm of textual records.
The executors of his estate were the four sons: John Stark Gillies (from Braeside, died in 1938); Alfred James Gillies (from West Toronto; owned A.J. Gillies Manufacturing Co., West Toronto); George (Geo) Ackland Gillies (from Town of Carleton Place; later moved to Vancouver; he lived at 6690 Marine Crescent in Vancouver; he was a mining engineer out there); David Armitage Gillies (from Carleton Place, later owner of The Grove). James also left behind his wife (Eleanor Ackland; born 1841, died 1915; daughter of Hugh and Mary Bulger Ackland) and 3 daughters: Florence Gillies Campbell (or Mrs. K.C. Campbell; later moved to Winnipeg); Mary Eleanor Muirhead; Ida Gillies Robertson (married Neil Robertson in 1913). The widow and the three daughters were among the beneficiaries of the estate. According to a 1909 newspaper clipping, the estate was valued at $500,000 and $23,805 was paid in taxes on this amount. The sons kept extensive paperwork, from receipts for telegraph/gram and postal services to annual reports of the companies in which funds from the estate were being invested. The records show that the sons operated the estate as a business, providing regular income to its beneficiaries until the 1950’s. Some of the services the sons performed included the safekeeping of investments, attending to the transfers of investments when necessary, keeping the accounts of the trust, and buying/selling investments. Some of the areas of investment included real estate, lumber, manufacturing, telephone company and took the form of mortgages, debentures, securities, bonds, public stocks and shares.
James Gillies Estate Papers.
Bank of Ottawa. -- 1909. -- 1 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding financial transactions related to the account at the Bank of Ottawa, located at Carleton Place, on behalf of J.S. Gillies, Esq. (for the Estate of the Late James Gillies), shares and notices of payment of dividends. Also included is a Bank of Ottawa Annual Report, 1909.
Laces & Braid Manufacturing. -- 1909. -- 0.3 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence and a balance sheet for this company, located at West Toronto.
Life Insurance. -- 1909. -- 1 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence with the Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada, Life Association of Scotland, New York Life Insurance Co. and other insurance companies as well as with the Gillies Bros. Ltd. at Braeside.
Canadian Bank of Commerce. -- 1908-1909. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding shares, notices of payment of dividends, a general statement issued by this Toronto bank, and an Annual Report, 1908.
Merchants’ Bank of Canada. -- 1908-1909. -- 1 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding shares and stocks, a copy of the “Declaration of Transmission of Stock”, notices of payment of dividends sent by this Montreal bank, and an Annual Report, 1908.
Note: There is an article in The Arnprior Watchman of Jan. 17, 1919, page re the opening of the Arnprior branch of the Merchants’ Bank of Canada, giving location and details of staff.
Reliance Loan & Savings Co. of Ontario. -- 1898; 1904; 1906; 1909. -- 1 cm of textual records.
Series consists of annual reports (1898, 1904 and 1906) and the by-laws of this Toronto company. Also included is correspondence regarding stocks and sharers, and a copy of a “Power of Attorney to Transfer Stock”.
Toronto General Trusts Corporation. --1908-1909. -- 1 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding shares, notice of payment of dividends, a 1908 Annual Report, a Manual and the by-laws of this corporation
Excelsior Life Insurance Co. -- 1898; 1905; 1909. -- 0.3 cm of textual records.
Series consists of Annual Reports (1898, 1905), a financial statement (1898) for this Toronto company, notices of payment of dividends, and correspondence regarding shares.
Credit Clearing House. -- 1905-1909. -- 1 cm of textual records.
Series consists of and other records regarding shares, agreement of consolidation and merger, and by-laws. Also included is a copy of a “Certificate of Incorporation” for this Chicago company and a 1907 Annual Statement.
Canada Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd. -- 1903-1905; 1909. -- 1 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence, notices of annual meeting and other records about this Toronto company.
La Reina Co. Ltd. -- 1909. -- 0.3 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence, notice to shareholders and a balance sheet for this Cuban company.
Gillies Bros. Ltd. -- 1908-1909. -- 0.3 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding shares and invoices for this company at Braeside.
Interurban Electric Co. Ltd. and Stark T.L.P & System. -- 1905-1906; 1908-1909. --2 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding investments, other information about these Toronto companies, a 1906 Prospectus and booklet on Stark Telephone, Light, Power & System company.
Union Bank of Canada. -- 1907-1909. -- 0.3 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding the account at Carleton Place and cancelled cheques.
Upper Ottawa Improvement Co. Ltd. -- 1909. -- 0.2 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding succession duty and shares held by the late Gillies.
Investment Offerings. -- 1909. -- 2.5 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence with numerous investment agents regarding the best investment opportunities. Some of the companies include Dominion Securities Corporation, AEmilius Jarvis & Co., Brent, Noxon & Co., Investment Trust Co. Ltd., Atlantic & Gulf Portland Cement Co., British Columbia Permanent Loan Co. and National Finance Co.
Mrs. Ida (Gillies) Robertson. -- 1909. -- 0.3 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding requests for money from the estate and distribution thereof.
Alfred James Gillies. -- 1909. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding the best ways to invest money from the estate and issues to resolve upon settling of the estate.
George Gillies. -- 1909. -- 0.3 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding the settling of the estate and the taxes to be paid on the net value of the estate.
NOTE: Article in Chronicle, May 2, 1919, page 3 (N584, reel 2): Mr. Geo. W. Gillies has purchased the “handsome residence on the corner of John and Victoria Streets, from the estate of the late Walter C. Mackey.
Mary Eleanor Muirhead. -- 1909. -- 0.2 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence about money received.
Florence Campbell. -- 1909. -- 0.3 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding the settling of the estate.
Insurance and Burial Monument. -- 1909. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence, diagram of monument, booklet on monuments, insurance policies and other records about the handling of the estate.
Accounts Paid. -- 1909. -- 1 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence, receipts and invoices regarding the estate and the funeral.
Succession Duty. -- 1909. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding the settling of the estate and the necessary papers required to do so. Copy of the “Statement of Succession Duty” and a copy of the ”Certificate of Discharge” (states succession duty on estate has been fully paid) are among some of the other records included.
Valuation of Stocks. -- 1908-1909. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence regarding investments, transfers of these to executors as well as a copy of an ”Inventory of J. Gillies Estate Accounts & Mortgages with Interest Computed to January 22, 1909”.
Mrs. Eleanor Gillies, Papers of the Estate. -- Oct. 1915 to May 1916. -- 1 cm of textual records.
Series consists of a copy of the last will and testament as well as receipts and correspondence.
J.A.S. Gillies Estate. -- 1907--1921; 1934-1952. --109 cm of textual records.
Series consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, and printed material. The correspondence covers areas such as the following: investments (shares, bonds, securities, mortgages, trust funds), how best to invest, how current investments are faring, solicitors’ services and expenses, requests for money by family members and receipts to acknowledge amounts received, thank you letters for bequests received, insurance, property tax notices, value of estate and its distribution thereof at regular intervals, James Ackland’s funeral, household expenses, Chas E. Campbell and others in Saskatchewan and Haddington Farms Limited, the death of Aunt Nellie Gillies in 1919, inquiries about the Estate of James Delamere Lafferty (1942).
The financial documents include such documents as the following: cancelled cheques, interest statements, annual balance sheets showing distribution of assets, monthly statements, property tax invoice, transactions, receipts, statements of account for E. Gillies, E. Muirhead, F.E. Campbell, Ida Gillies, Geo Gillies, D.A. Gillies, list of bonds held by estate, Town of Leduc Debentures, Town of Saanich Debentures, account transfers (old account: “Estate James Gillies” and new account: “James Gillies Trust Account”), accounts (Estate of late William Gillies; Estate of late James Gillies; Estate of late James Gillies Trust Account), income tax returns (T3s), meetings of and notices to shareholders, notices of payment of dividends, and cash and journal vouchers.
The legal documents include such documents as the following: a certified true copy of the last will and testament of James Gillies (1934), a copy of the last will of Florence Gillies Campbell (1949), a copy of ”Statement of Securities to be held in trust for Mrs. Muirhead, Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Campbell under the will of the late James Gillies” (1921) , Saskatchewan Mortgage (1915-1916), inventories of the estate, certificates (such as for the registration of James’ death), and agreements.
The other records include circulars, annual reports, clippings (such as James’ obituary notice in The Arnprior Watchman, January 29, 1909), published copies about companies and general topics. Some of these are as follows: A.J. Gillies Manufacturing Co.; A.E. Ames & Co.; AEmilius & Jarvis Co.; Bank of Ottawa; Bank of Nova Scotia; Bell Telephone; Bethlehem Steel; B.C. Packers; Black Lake Consolidated Asbestos Co. Ltd.; Canada Bank of Commerce; Credit Clearing House Syndicate; Canada Cycle & Motor; Cache Creek Timber Co. in West Arm of Quatsino Sound, B.C.; City of Regina; Canada Securities Corp. Ltd.; Dominion Textile Co.; Eastman Kodak Company; Excelsior Life Insurance Co.; Ford Motor Company of Canada; Gillies Bros. Ltd.; Haddington Farms Limited; (J.S. Gillies, President); Head Office: Arnprior; Farms: Sovereign, Saskatchewan; Have You Made Your Will? booklets; Interurban Electric Co.; Laces and Braids Manufacturing Co.; Lake Shore Mines Ltd.; LaReina Co. Ltd.; Merchants’ Bank; National Finance Co. Ltd.; Noranda Mines; Power Station of Simcoe Railway & Power Co. Ltd. at the “Big Chute” Severn River, 1911; Reliance Loan & Saving Co.; Russell Motor Car Co.; Stark T.L. & P. System Ltd.; Standard Reliance; Succession Duty Act, 1907; Toronto General Trusts; and Young McEvoy, Barristers and Solicitors.
III. Business Operations. -- 1899-ca. 1980. -- 389 b&w and 17 col. photos, 0.2 cm of textual records (pamphlet and poster), 8 cards and 25 negatives.
John Gillies (1811-1888) came to Canada in 1821. In the 1840’s, he built a water-driven sawmill five miles north of the village of Lanark, at a place then called Gillies Mills (now known as Herron’s Mills). In 1862, he purchased the Gilmour limits on the Mississippi River and a sawmill at Carleton Place for his sons; he enlarged this sawmill to a capacity of 20 million feet. (This sawmill was later purchased by the McLaren and Edward’s interests and operated under the name of the Canada Lumber Co.). In 1872 or 1873, Gillies bought the Braeside sawmill (which came to be known as the Gillies Bros., Ltd.) from the Reverend Henry Usborne (an absentee English proprietor who built the mill in 1869 on the completion of the Canada Central Railway to Sand Point, 2 miles west of Braeside) and also purchased 200 square miles of timber limits on the Coulonge River in Quebec. With the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, the Gillies Bros., Ltd. focused its efforts on developing Canadian markets for sawn lumber as well as export markets to the United States, the United Kingdom, and the West Indies. On July 4, 1910, a fire destroyed the west lumber yard containing 29 million board feet of lumber at Braeside; the sawmill was not damaged. But, in 1919, there was another fire and the sawmill was destroyed. However, by 1920-1921, a new electrically driven brick and concrete mill was erected. At that time, it was the first
fireproof mill of its kind in Canada. In 1945-1946, the Temagami mill (also known as the Gillies Brothers town site) was built on the narrows of Cassels, Snake and Ross Lakes in McLaren Township; by 1947, the Temagami mill started sawing logs in 1957, Temagami mill closed down and the logs were sent by water to the plant at Braeside. In 1953, the company had upwards of 1800 square miles of timber limits on the Coulonge, Black, and Schyan (or Schwyan) Rivers in Quebec and the Petawawa, Madawaska, Matabitchouan and Sturgeon Rivers in Ontario, all under lease from the Ontario and Quebec governments. In November 1963, the Gillies sold its Braeside mill to Consolidated Bathurst. Over the years, the following were the presidents: James Gillies (1842-1909), John Gillies (1909-1914), David Gillies (1914-1926), John S. Gillies (1926-1938), David A. Gillies (1938-1959) and Chairman of the Board (1959-1961), John A. Gillies Jr. (1961-1962), Arnold G. Muirhead (1962-1968), W.W. Bud Gillespie and then R.A. Nugent.
Business Operations.
Coulonge Operations. --1915-1940. -- 49 b&w photos.
Series contains photos depicting such aspects as the following: Gauthier Rapids and Dam, spring drive, Gilchrest camp 6 or 8 miles below Crow River bridge or 5 miles below Coulonge River, Coulonge River, Brodie Gillies in 1938 and 1940, logging operations (for example, log jams, teams of horses, scenes of logs and camp in winter), Usborne Depot and its buildings (office, cookery, camp, blacksmith shop), clerk’s corner, Coulonge chute and old government slide discarded around 1925, John Carty, and J. McDonald.
Petawawa and Brent. -- [before 1940]. -- 42 b&w photos.
Series contains photos depicting such aspects as the following: water tank for icing sleigh-haul roads, Gillies Depot at Cedar Lake in Algonquin Park, dams made by loggers for flood control on Petawawa, loading heights, shanty and camp scenes, side pier, spring camp at Perley Marsh, swamp road, log piles, Brent log dump, blacksmith, D.A. and Brodie Gillies inspecting logs, men working with pike poles, truck hauls, Joe Farrell, swamp road, log piles, and picnic aboard the William Douglas boat (Gillies alligator on Chats Lake).
Buildings. -- [before 1970]. -- 4 b&w and 1 col. photos.
Series contains photos depicting such aspects as the following: Gillies Bros. and Co. Ltd. at Braeside in 1970, Cedar Mill at Black Point built in 1898 (timber came mostly from Madawaska Limits towed up from Arnprior), and old mill at Braeside.
Titled based on contents of photos.
Braeside Fires. -- 1910; 1945; 1949. -- 14 b&w photos.
Series contains photos depicting such aspects as the following: lumber yard in 1910, scenes of men putting out fire on July 4, 1910, and smaller fires in 1945 and 1949.
Temagami Mill. -- 1899-ca. 1980. -- 73 b&w and 1 col. photos.
Series contains photos depicting such aspects as the following: Pine Creek and Montreal River chute at Cassels Lake built by John Gillies Sr. around 1912, area flooded by Ontario Hydro Dam in 1980’s, Howard Chute 5 miles below Gillies Depot (Gillies limit from Booth and Lumsden), Pine Creek slide--1.5 miles long built in winter in 1905-1906 and located 12 miles below Gillies Depot on Montreal River, Jag Lake Camp No. 3, Cecil Hutson’s locomotive driver and locomotive, back end of Temagami mill, mill’s construction, mill buildings (garage, horse barn, boiler house, office, cookhouse, staff quarters, machine shop, water tower, ice house, 11 cottages with inside toilets, running water, and other modern conveniences), logging at Gillies’ Temagami limit, Rabbitt Lake dump, slide from Rabbitt Lake to Matabitchewan River, Joe Hogan (a lumber grader) calling out contents of each board, loading pine onto a railroad box car, Sloan Watters and Bud Doering, and hydraulic power air compressor.
Chats Falls and Timber Slide. -- 1902-1905; 1909; ca. 1950. -- 1 pamphlet and 14 b&w photos.
Series contains records depicting such aspects as the following: pamphlet on Chats Falls Development owned by the Ontario Hydro Electric Power Commission and the Ottawa Valley Power Company located at Chats Falls (near Fitzroy Harbour) on the Ottawa River (35 miles west of Ottawa), crib of timber (1902-1905), men repairing bottom of slide to keep cribs from upending and diving when leaving the slide, timber slide at Falls before dam built at Fitzroy Harbour built (1909), and picnic party at Chats slide.
Historical Pictures. -- [before 1959]. -- 18 b&w photos and 1 poster.
Series contains records depicting such aspects as the following: Camboose camp in Algonquin Park similar to those of square timber camps used to house 25 to 30 men (about 1959), Parliament Buildings before fire and John R. Booth’s rafts (about 1909), cookhouse on a raft, Ottawa River at Rideau Canal before Alexandria Bridge was built, Gillies bridge at Carleton Place, John R. Booth below Parliament Buildings burned in 1916-1917 (oversized item), sawmill at Carleton Place, Duncan Stewart’s mill at Waba, Booth’s raft of pine timber with last of sailing ships about
1890 taken at Sharples and Dobell’s coves in Sillery, Quebec (photo is oversized — moved to BOX G8.1 — and entitled Old Timber Days), Canadian Lumbermen’s Association in Montreal on February 5, 1941 for the 33rd Annual Meeting (F. Bronskill, Brodie Gillies, Dean Earring are identified on this oversized photo), poster entitled Canoe Voyage of Viscount Monck (Monk?) and Lady Monck, Canada’s Governor General, 1861-1868, reprints from the collections of the Public Archives of Canada (Nos. C-609, T-916, C-6096) and the Archives of Ontario (Macnamara collection).
Braeside Mill. -- [before 1960]. -- 41 b&w photos.
Series contains records depicting such aspects as the following: mill, log truck, boiler house, turbines bought for $13,000, burner, smoke stack, square timber raft, cooking crib, engine room showing generator and switchboard, log boom, and sorting table.
Schwyan Limit in Quebec. -- [before 1940]. -- 7 b&w photos.
Series contains records depicting such aspects as the following: the hauling of logs to skid way and river across from Deep River, team of horses ready to pull logs to dump, dump below Indian Point and Jake Stewart, logs piled on frozen river waiting for ice to break up and be transported to sawmill, notes given on back of photo about moving logs (summary: two “pigs feet” on end of a chain are hooked into ends of logs; logs are then hauled up by a team and placed on a sled-type thing by a top loader or “sky piece”; men hold the ropes that are attached to “pigs feet” and keep logs from swinging).
Braeside Mill and Flood. -- 1958-1959. -- 16 b&w photos.
Series contains records depicting such aspects as the following: inside mill, logs and machinery, and areas of site effected by water.
Cards. -- [before 1950]. -- 8 cards.
Series contains records depicting such aspects as the following: Christmas cards (one made of wood sheet) and other cards of log drive at Coulonge River, timber slide on Ottawa River in 1840, winter log pile at Braeside, winter cruise party, Gillies mill, and Chaudière slide in Ottawa.
Modernization of Mill. -- 1920-1958. -- 100 b&w and 14 col. photos and 25 negatives.
Series contains records depicting such aspects as the following: truck loader, bulldozer, truck with train of sleighs at Petawawa, three-point attachment for a “V” plow, a plow that fits into a three-point attachment, kilns/dryers, storage shed, aerial views of mill site and buildings, piping, work areas, and men sorting wood planks.
Moving Pictures. -- ca. 1935. -- 11 b&w and 1 col. photos.
Series contains records depicting such aspects as the following: scenes from The Eternal Enemy and The Immortal Struggle (about man’s struggle against nature’s elements) filmed at Temagami and Rabbitt River.
Art and photo items: Map Cabinet 3 Drawer 10
1. Oil painting of Gillies Mill in 1920 painted by G. Muirhead, framed, 14” x 12.5”
2. Oil painting of the house of Elizabeth Ogilvie Brodie Gillies in Montreal painted by Mrs. Jean Howard Cliff, circa 1800, framed, 15” x 12”
3. Black and white photo, James Family Group Portrait, taken in Carleton Place, about 1890, 23” x 21”, framed
4. John Gillies portrait print by Castonguay, framed, 18” x 22.5”
5. A schedule for breakfast and tea, inscription on back reads “M.F. Campbell”, Mrs. J.S. Gillies hung this item in her home for many years, framed, 6” x 7.5”
6. Black and white photo of Gillies House in Carleton Place which burned about 1914, framed, 14.5” x 12.75”
7. Black and white photo of Ida Gillies Robertson at the “Retreat” (451 Madawaska Blvd.), 1916, (Moved to G12.1 Family Photos file)
8. Black and white photo of Eleanor Ackland Gillies, framed, 12.5” x 15.5”
9. Black and white photo of Neil Robertson (Moved to G12.1 Family Photos file)
10. Black and white photo of John Stark Gillies, framed, 8.75 x 12”
11. Black and white photo of James Gillies, framed, 12.5” x 15.25”
12. Two black and white aerial photos of Gillies Mill at Braeside, 16.25” x 17.5” (Moved to Map Cabinet #1, Drawer 14)
13. Card and envelope; sketch of grist mill by G. Muirhead on card
14. Black and white photo of George Brodie Gillies, 1963, framed 8” x 11”
Textiles:
3 samples of fabric (1. blue, black and red; 2. white and black; 3. blue and white); a note attached to the fabric reveals that fabric was used in a wedding petticoat and trousseau brought from Lanark, late 1890’s.
Textual records: BOX G9.1, BOX G9.2
Financial Statements of Gillies Bros. & Co. Ltd., 1958 to 1963
Gillies Bros. & Co. Ltd., Financial Booklet, November 1965
Canada Lumberman & Wood Worker, volume 29, no. 15, August 1, 1909
Canada Lumberman & Wood Worker, volume 41, no. 21, November 1, 1921
Canada Lumberman & Wood Worker, volume 50, no. 15, August 1, 1930
Canada Lumberman & Wood Worker, volume 52, no. 4, February 15, 1932
Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Canadian Lumbermen’s Association, January 31 and February 1, 1993
Gillies and Milne Price List, May 15, 1962
Gillies and Milne Price List, August 1, 1962
File called “Old Mill Production”, 1953 and 1957
File of clippings, 1937, 1967, 1970 (Centennial celebration, Museum opening, Kennedy mill at Waba Creek, and more)
File on the Grove, 1991
File with clippings and other information (ex. curriculum vitaes of G. Brodie Gillies and D. Armitage Gillies, clippings about Arnprior, D.A. Gillies’ funeral)
File on Gillies Bros. Ltd. and other information (ex. unveiling of historical plaque, 97-0082 programs, program for the commemorative service of the restoration of Middleville Pioneer Cemetery restoration, copy of article from Canadian Homes and Gardens (October 1938 issue) on the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Gillies, article from thr Arnprior Guide (Ocotber 13, 1978) on shanty gangs)
File on Heather MacLeod Gillies (1918-1990) and John Ackland Gillies (?-1970) (parents of John Bruce Gillies)
File on Sarah Duffy and David Caldwell, Janet Sheila Ross and Warner Keith Masters, Linda Ross and Douglas Thatcher Keep, Eden Maureen and John Keith Masters
File on Norman and Margaret Gillies family (clippings)
File on the Campbell’s family (children of Florence Gillies Campbell)
File on Mrs. N.S. Robertson (clippings)
File on Muirhead family (clippings and wedding announcements)
File on Mrs. D.A. Gillies (Jessie Herchmer)
File containing life membership certificates for D.A. Gillies,
File on the Post Office building (now housing the Museum)
File on Booth lumbering family of Ottawa
Stack of about 100 business cards of D.A. Gillies
File with clippings on Buchanan history, Chats Lake chute and Chief McNab
File with clippings on Arnprior and area (ex. Jean MacNamara Cunningham’s home at 12 Daniel Street, the archives, dam on Madawaska River, McLachlin Brothers, Pakenham, Diamond Park, Edgar Burwash, Arnprior Centennial in 1962)
File on Arnprior Historical Society (copies of photos of the Grist mill which burned down soon after Ontario Hydro bought it)
File on Grove Nursing Home property
File on Governor General’s refusal of the Gillies residence (the Grove) and Nursing Home Plan and Severance
File on the Grove, purchased by the Oblates, 1986
File on Town of Arnprior’s Landfill Site (Lot 10, Concession B, Site A.412603)
File of clippings and photos of Lot 10, Concession B
A Hundred Years A-Fellin’, 1842 to 1942 by Charlotte Whitton, and booklet about mill published by Consolidated-Bathurst Inc.; these 2 publications were purchased from Pat Bolger.
BOX G11.3
File Level List of material donated by Jayne Gillies in 2003 which pertain mainly to her husband Brodie Gillies:
1. Mrs. D. A. Gillies (correspondence and notebooks)
2. Gillies Photographs & Maps
3. G. Brodie Gillies Will etc.
4. Misc. Brodie Gillies Correspondence
5. G. Brodie Gillies - personal records
6. Brodie Gillies - Employment records 1937 - 1965
7. Brodie Family History
8. D. A. Gillies
9. Gillies Family History
10. Pocket Ready Recorder 1840
11. Correspondence 1842 - 1889
12. Upper Ottawa Improvement Co. 1908 - 1963
13. Misc. Newspaper Clippings
14. Gillies Bros. History - Misc. documents 1911 - 1961
15. Local History (Bytown, Braeside)
16. Arnold Muirheard
17. Misc. Lumbering and Travel pamphlets
18. Gillies Bros. business cards, postcards and letterhead
19. Ardchatton, J. S. Gillies' Home in Braeside, including leather-boud guestbook from 1920-37 (moved from G11.2)
20. Canadian Homes & Gardens 1938 issue with feature about D.A. Gillies home "The Grove"
21. Canada Lumberman, June 1956, article by Brodie Gillies
22. John S. Gillies, Queen's University records
Published articles and paper: Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 4
Envelope consists of misc. newspaper clippings and magazine articles documenting such aspects as the following: food in Canadian lumber camps; D.A. Gillies' home; the building of a traditional canoe and the history of Arnprior. Also includes whole issues of 1895 Scottish American Journal and 1955 Arnprior issue of the Ottawa Journal; this envelope is of uncertain provenance.
Notes
Previously referred to as the “Jayne and Brodie Gillies Papers” and the “James Gillies collection”.
Accruals
Further accruals are not expected.
Related Material
The Archives of Ontario in Toronto also houses records about the Gillies family (F150). See also: Arnold Muirhead fonds, Accession #1995-0047 See also: Arnprior District Museum Collection, Gillies Family Series, Accession #1993-0005
Accession No.
1995-0060
Less detail
Date
2008
Collection/Fonds
Schlievert Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
B&W photographic print, CD with electronic image, spiral bound family history
Date
2008
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Schlievert Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
B&W photographic print, CD with electronic image, spiral bound family history
History / Biography
William Schlievert and Augusta Sell sailed from Germany to Canada in 1874. They met on the trip over and married in 1876 in Arnprior. According to the 1891 census, William worked as a labourer. They had 11 children.
Acquisition Source
Donated by Mrs. Wilma Schlievert, a third cousin of Andriend Schlievert, in June 1997. Further material donated in 2008 by Andriend Schlievert. CD containing one image donated by David Givens in 2013 as accession 2013-0303.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of the following:
Family History compiled by Andriend Schlievert of family descended from Karl Federick & Karoline Redmann. Five boys (Julius, Edward, Karl, Wilhelm or William and Gottlieb) emmigrated to Arnprior from Germany in 1874 and 1883. (located in Reading Room)
Also included in the collection is a copy of a black and white photograph of the William Schlievert family taken in 1893 or 1894; a 2-page biography of William and Augusta Schlievert, including the 11 children; the obituary notice for William Frederick Schlievert and Mrs. Wm. A. F. Schlievert; the Schlievert’s family tree.
Also included in the collection is a CD containing an image of Betty (Elizabeth Ann) Burnette in 1942-1943 on Carrs Street, Arnprior with the Canadian National Railway trestle in the background. Image also shows house built by William Augusta Schlievert.
Other family names mentioned in family history: Rutherford, Wagenblass, Staniforth, Noak, Felskie, Lacelle, and Reid.
Accruals
Further accruals expected.
Related Material
Chabot/Dion/Young family history in Reading Room (Mary-Jane Dion Young and Gutlip Slever)
Accession No.
1997-0085
Less detail
Date
1951 - 1993
Collection/Fonds
Prensler Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
1 black and white photograph
2 x 8mm motion picture film reels
Date
1951 - 1993
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Prensler Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
0108
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
1 black and white photograph
2 x 8mm motion picture film reels
Acquisition Source
Original donation by Mrs. Blanche Prensler c/o Mrs. Eleanor Hughes in January 1999. Accrual donated by Donna Havey, friend of Bud Prensler, in 2017 (#2017-0364)
Scope and Content
Collection consists of one black and white photo of Lady Tweedsmuir Finalists in Curling in 1951-1952, a book called Arnprior Curling Club 1868-1993, 125th Anniversary Record, a certificate bestowing honorary life membership on Mr. H.E. Prensler dated April 4, 1961, and a colour print showing Arnprior Municipal Park (also known as Robert Simpson Park). It appeared in a calendar circa 1948. Another copy (not in collection) of this print had the following accompanying information:
"Situated at the mouth of the Madawaska River where it empties into the mighty Ottawa to form Chats Lake - Arnprior Municipal Park is the Beauty Spot of the Ottawa Valley. Its formal gardens were once part of the estate of a Pioneer Lumber Family. Shown in the children's Wading Pool donated by the Arnprior Lions Club. Printed from a photograph by G. S. Levy M.B.E.
This is the seventh of a new series replacing our war time Patriotic Calendar. We hope this will be an incentive to property owners to cultivate more beautiful flowers."
In 2017, Donna Havey donated two 8mm film reels captured by Bud Prensler depicting Prensler family activities. Some events, places and activities included are Arnprior Santa Clause Parade, John Street, Prensler family members, the wedding of John Havey and Donna Havey in November 1953, Winnipeg, Maynooth, Park in Shawville, Sand Point.
Accession No.
1999-0108
Less detail
Collection/Fonds
Hobbs Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2.3 cm of textual records (1 grey binder, 1 blue notebook and 1 green notebook), letter and 1 CD-ROM with case; 3 b&w photographs, spiral bound notebook
Format
textual records
photographic
electronic records
Collection/Fonds
Hobbs Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2.3 cm of textual records (1 grey binder, 1 blue notebook and 1 green notebook), letter and 1 CD-ROM with case; 3 b&w photographs, spiral bound notebook
History / Biography
The Hobbs family in Arnprior trace their family history back to William Hobbs who emigrated from Ireland about 1820 and settled in Nepean Township. A son, James, established a farm in Goulbourn (now part of West Carleton) and one of his sons, John Albert, also took up farming in the same area. His son, James Earl, left Goulbourn and some years later settled in Arnprior as a barber. His eldest son, Harris, was also a barber in his father’s business, which ultimately passed to him on his father’s death. Harris married another Arnprior native Billie Styles in 1948. Billie’s maternal great grandmother was Mary Burns (1829-1897) who married George Henry Russell (1828-1897) in Scotland. They emigrated to Canada in the early 1850’s, first settling in the Ottawa area. Their daughter, Margaret (1864-1948), married William “Black Bill” Mackey (1863-1929). Gertrude May (1900-1986), their daughter, married Benjamin “Bud” Styles (1900-1929) who worked for the McLachlin Brothers Lumber and also as a projectionist at the Arnprior movie theater. Billie was the youngest of their three daughters. Mary (Burns) Russell’s husband George was a gardener at H.F. McLachlin’s home and they lived in the gate house. The original album was given to the Russell family around the turn of the century as a gift from Mrs. McLachlin. The album and its photographs were passed down to Billie’s grandmother, mother and then to Billie. Billie Hobbs currently has the photo album in her possession.
Acquisition Source
Donated by Linda Hobbs (daughter-in-law of Billie Hobbs) of Concord, Ontario, in July 1999. Linda Hobbs scanned the photographs and donated the scanned copies to the Archives. Linda donated the photographs and copies of correspondence from Jack Styles to his mother and sister in 2005. Letter donated by Susan Hobbs in June 2015.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of scanned copies of photographs of Arnprior families covering a period from about 1870 to 1910 and a CD-ROM with the same images. CD-ROM is labeled Russell Photo Album. Some of the families identified in the photos are as follows: Burns, Champney, de Renzey, Dorion, Farmer, Grace, Hammond, MacCallum, Mackey, McCullough, McGillis, McLachlin, McLaren, McLean, Moffatt, Moles, Otterson, Pell, Pountney, and Russell. About 32 photographs remain to be identified. Names of the photographers, their addresses and the dates the photographers were in business are also given where possible. A list of the descendants of George Henry Russell is also given.
Also included is a blue notebook entitled, Hobbs Tree, which lists the descendants of William Hobbs from about 1782 to 1993 and a green notebook entitled Styles Tree, which lists the descendants of John Styles from about 1780 to 1993. Both notebooks (prepared by Linda Hobbs in August 1999) give details such as dates of births, deaths and marriages, and places of birth and burial.
An accrual in 2005 consists of a spiral bound notebook containing 22 letters of correspondence from Flying Officer Jack Morris Styles to his mother and sister along with transcriptions of these letters. These are copies of the original letters which the donor provided. Flying Officer Jack Styles attended high school in Arnprior and worked as a Royal Bank clerk before joining the air force in 1943. He served as a navigator of a Halifax bomber in the Thunderbird Squadron and was killed on February 3, 1945 in a crash landing. He is buried in the Commonwealth War Grave Brookwood Military Cemetery. Jack Styles was the son of Reuel Clarence Syles and Jessie Styles. Digitized versions of these letters and 8 photographs are available online at www. canadianletters.ca.
An accrual in 2015 consists of a letter to Mr. J. Wolfe dated February 2 1903 regarding an offer by the Dr. Knapp Medical Co. to send him “invigorants” that could not fail for the exact cost of $1.47! This letter was found in a book found in the attic of the shed at 50 Daniel Street Arnprior. Originally, this shed stood at the front of the property and was possibly a blacksmith's premises. It was moved to the back of the property where a lane runs along behind the Daniel Street homes.
Notes
Original photo album in the possession of Billie Hobbs, of Arnprior. Donor would appreciate any information in identifying the photographs labeled unknown.
Accruals
Further accruals are expected.
Related Material
See also: Arnprior and District Museum collection, Accession #1993-0005
See also: Peter Hessel Fonds "Eastern Star" File Folder, Accession #1994-0021
See also: Family Tree--Stark, Cuthbertson, Harris, Cameron, Hobbs, Leitch collection, Accession #1995-0031
Accession No.
1999-0115
Less detail
Date
1908 - 1915
Collection/Fonds
McConnell family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date
1908 - 1915
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
McConnell family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Acquisition Source
In July 2000, Elizabeth LaPierre donated three fire insurance documents belonging to the McConnell family to the Arnprior & District Archives. In 2005, she donated other items related to the McConnell family and other items.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 6 items belonging to various members of the McConnell family of Fitzroy Harbour and 3 items relating to Joseph Nitz of Arnprior:
1. 1909 London Mutual Fire Insurance policy to Henry McConnell
2. 1912 London Mutual Fire Insurance policy to Miss Matilda McConnell and Miss Rebecca McConnell.
3. 1915 London Mutual Fire Insurance policy to Miss Matilda McConnell and Mrs. Rebecca Neitz.
4. Flyer for Postal Booth at Ottawa Exhibition of 1923
5. Invoice to Ernest Nitz of Arnprior from Ruddy Manufacturing Co. for Beekeeping Supplies.
6. In Memoriam for Melisema McConnell, Robert and John McConnell.
7. Photograph of McLachlin Mill No. 1, Arnprior circa 1890 (copy)
8. 1947 Invoice from Convey Funeral Home for the estate of Joseph E. Nitz.
9. Correspondence from Dept. of Lands, Forests & Mines, Survey Branch to E. Nitz of Haileybury, Ontario dated September 1911.
Included in the file along with the policies is a letter dated 1908 from a London Mutual insurance representative to the agent William McMunn in Almonte who handled McConnell’s policy.
Accruals
Accruals are not expected.
Accession No.
2001-0141
Less detail
Date
1849 - 1940
Collection/Fonds
DeRenzy Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 cm textual records
Date
1849 - 1940
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
DeRenzy Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 cm textual records
Acquisition Source
Donated by Arthur McLean in 2003.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the following:
File of Correspondence 1849 - 1885 mainly to Edward DeRenzy of Sand Point. Two letters from the Deputy Registrar in Pembroke dated 1976 relate to land mortgaged and sold by Alexander McDonell of Sand Point. This file also includes a letter dated 1849 from Janette and James Kirkman of Jefferson Barracks, MO to John Meachie and John McKenzie of Perth, District of Bathurst. Another letter from J. Jamieson (a solicitor in Perth) to DeRenzy dated 1884 is concerning the dissolution of DeRenzy’s store in Sand Point.
63 page typewritten History of the Settlement of the Township of McNab, written for the Perth Courier in the year 1869 by D. C. McNab and three clippings “Ottawa Valley Days” by Harry J. Walker
Bills, Accounts, Promisary Notes and Reciepts of Edward DeRenzy and others 1880-1896
Land Records and Insurance Policies of Edward DeRenzie 1864 - 1886. This file also contains a copy of the will of the late Neil Robertson dated 1886. An indenture dated 1880 between Edward DeRenzie and William Proctor of Ogdensburg New York which appears in this file was for two thousand pieces of Black Ash Saw Logs which were “lying and being in a boom on the Ottawa River at a point known as Roddy’s Bay...” The indenture features a stylized E & D (for Edward DeRenzie) that was DeRenzie’s own log mark.
Miscellaneous file containing photographs of the DeRenzy sisters Nina and & Minnie outside their home on John Street (circa 1930 and 1910) and newspaper clippings about the DeRenzy home (later Lang family) on John Street in Arnprior and an unsigned, 1937 Christmas card from the Officer Commanding and Officers of the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment (Highlanders) which features a photograph of Lieut. Col. Alexander McDonell, Officer Commanding, 1st Renfrew Regiment 1846.
Accession No.
2003-0163
Less detail
Date
1915 - 1931
Collection/Fonds
Robillard Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date
1915 - 1931
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Robillard Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
This small fonds consists of a tax receipt for lot 42 McDonald street dated 1931 paid by Thomas Robillard along with 4 receipts for work by John Robillard in 1915 at the Galvin estate.
Related Material
See Also: Accession #2004-0170 Micheal Galvin fonds
Accession No.
2004-0174
Less detail
Date
1908-1963
Collection/Fonds
Ray family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date
1908-1963
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Ray family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Acquisition Source
Donated by Mervin Hall in 2013 after finding these documents in the Ray family home in White Lake.
Scope and Content
This small fonds contains three items:
1. Hand drawn map of White Lake Ontario by Douglas Ray Feb 14 1963 showing various hunt camps, islands, creeks, water depth. Also shows stocking amounts of pickeral, large mouth bass, and small mouth bass made in 1963.
2. Marriage certificate of Ephraim Ray and Ellan Cochrane in Arnprior, 13 December 1908. Witnesses were Jean Cochrane and U. E. Parsons. Officiant: William Wallace Peck (Pastor of St. Andrew's Church).
3. Hand printed and illuminated certificate of appreciation to Ephraim Ray for his part in rescuing train wreck victims at Webbwood (Toronto) dated January 28, 1910. He was presented with a locket as a momento of the occassion.
Accession No.
2013-0302
Less detail
Date
1890 - 1949
Collection/Fonds
Sinn Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 b&w photographs
Date
1890 - 1949
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Sinn Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 b&w photographs
History / Biography
C. F. Sinn (b. May 12 1840 d. April 27 1914) came from Limerick Ireland possibly in the 1890's or earlier. He worked for the Grand Trunk Railway and is buried in the Albert Street Cemetery, Arnprior. His son William was married twice; Catherine Emily Orem and Mary Anna Mulcahy. William's son, George Nelson Sinn served in WWII and moved to Ottawa in the 1950's to work in the Civil Service. George Sinn and Roseabelle Normand had eight children including Michael Sinn.
Acquisition Source
Fonds donated by the Sinn family via Michael Sinn.
Scope and Content
This small fonds consists of 6 items:
1. Photograph of Nepoleon Frappier holding grandchild (Micheal Sinn's maternal great grandfather)
2. Framed circa 1930's photograph of Chapleau riverdrive crew which includes George N. Sinn (father of donor) front row, first on left. Photograph by G. W. Visser, Chapleau
3 & 4. Two photographs of early homes in Arnprior (located just west of Division street on Seymour Street). One shows woman at gate; the other shows two young children on front steps. Unidentified. Circa late 1890's.
5. Studio portrait of young couple circa 1906 Aime Normand (b. 1888) and his wife Alma Frappier (b. 1889). Parents of Rose Sinn (b. 1907)
6. RCR Battalion of Thomas D. Sinn in Rivers Manitoba taken upon completion of paratroopers course. Thomas Sinn was killed shortly after this photo was taken at the age of 22.
Notes
Family history information gathered from interview with donor. Further research is required.
Accruals
accruals are expected
Accession No.
2014-0333
Less detail
Date
1965-1967
Collection/Fonds
Greene Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 photographs: b&w; 10.5 x 15.5 cm
5 photographs: b&w; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
1 photograph: col; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Date
1965-1967
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Greene Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 photographs: b&w; 10.5 x 15.5 cm
5 photographs: b&w; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
1 photograph: col; 20.5 x 25.5 cm
History / Biography
John James "Joe" Greene was a Canadian lawyer, politician and Senator, born in Toronto, 24 June 1920, to Richard Leslie Greene and Andree (nee Champagnol). Joe Greene was a farmer and mine worker by trade before he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII as a Navigator/Observer, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery. After the war, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto under the Department of Veteran Affairs program for returning servicemen. During one summer, Joe moved to Arnprior by invitation of his friend, Ed Houston, and there met Corrine Bedore, affectionately known as "Queenie", the youngest child of Delorme and Catherine Bedore of Arnprior. Corrine and Joe were married in September 1948, and they moved to Toronto to complete her BA, while Joe obtained a law degree from Osgoode Hall in 1950. After graduation, the family settled in Arnprior and Joe established a civil and criminal law practice with Con Mulvihill. Joe, or "J.J" as he would commonly become known, was involved in local politics, as well as various community groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club and the Arnprior Golf Club. As Deputy-Reeve of Arnprior, he introduced a Bylaw for the creation of the Town Crest award in 1957 and chaired the Legion committee to establish and raise funds for the Cenotaph. Queenie and J.J. Greene had five children: Glen, Peter, Jocelyn, Stephanie and Virginia. During the 1950s, J.J. Greene spoke on behalf of the Liberal Candidates at meetings throughout the province of Ontario, culminating in a bid for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party in 1959. While not successful, he gained valuable experience during that campaign and had strong local support, so when he ran in 1963 as the federal Liberal candidate for Renfrew South against Conservative incumbent James Baskin; he won. J. J. served as a Member of Parliament for only two years before Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson appointed him to his new cabinet as Minister of Agriculture in 1965. In April 1968, he then became a delegate in the Liberal leadership convention, only dropping off the ballot after the third round and endorsing Pierre Elliott Trudeau on the fourth and final ballot. Prime Minister Trudeau subsequently appointed Greene to his cabinet as Minister of Mines, Energy and Resources. In 1970, during the October Crisis, the Greene Family home on John Street in Arnprior and family were protected. During this time Joe was in poor health and he decided to retire from the cabinet in December of 1971. Prime Minister Trudeau immediately appointed him to the Canadian Senate where he served until his death in October 1978. Though Anglican, his funeral was held in the Arnprior Catholic Church, as there needed to be a space large enough to accommodate the crowd of political dignitaries, friends and family, who came to pay their respects to the Honourable J.J. Greene. Queenie later remarried Richard I. Lafferty. She passed away in 2004. A funeral service was held at the Emmanuel Anglican Church in Arnprior and she is interred at the Albert Street cemetery.
Custodial History
Photographs were deposited by Jocelyn Greene. daughter of J.J. Greene and Corinne Greene (nee Bedore) at the Arnprior District Archives in 2008.
Scope and Content
Eight photographs donated by Jocelyn Greene
J.J. Greene and Wife in Parade c.1965
J.J. Greene and Wife at Agricultural Fair
J.J. Greene at Expo '67 c.1967
J.J. Greene c.1965
J. J. Greene on Parliament Hill c.1965
J. J. Greene at Airport c.1965
J.J. Greene with Campaign Sign c.1965
Greene family at inside Parliament Building
Related Material
Blog Post: Dougherty, Laurie. "Graveside Stories: Senator J. J. Greene" [Originally posted 11 November 2021].
Accession No.
2006-0214
Less detail
Text
On Oct. 25, 1927, a son for Mr. & Mrs. Arthur H. Budd. ( Oct. 28, 1927, p. 5 )**
Index
Birth Index
Link
Arnprior Chronicle p. 5
Text
On Oct. 25, 1927, a son for Mr. & Mrs. Arthur H. Budd. ( Oct. 28, 1927, p. 5 )**
Index
Birth Index
Link
Arnprior Chronicle p. 5
Date
1927-10-28
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
5
Less detail
Text
On Nov. 9, 1890, a son for Mrs. D. W. Budd. ( Nov. 14, 1890, p.4 )
Index
Birth Index
Link
Arnprior Chronicle p. 4
Text
On Nov. 9, 1890, a son for Mrs. D. W. Budd. ( Nov. 14, 1890, p.4 )
Index
Birth Index
Link
Arnprior Chronicle p. 4
Date
1890-11-14
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
4
Less detail
Date
3 December 1958
Collection/Fonds
Normand Babineau fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Scanned positive from cellulose acetate negative.
Reference No.
392
  1 image  
Date
3 December 1958
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Normand Babineau fonds
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
392
Creator
Normand Babineau
Physical Description
Scanned positive from cellulose acetate negative.
Scope and Content
1 photograph of Violet Budd.
Notes
Digital copy only. Negatives have been scanned due to vinegar syndrome.
Accession No.
2005-0189
Images
Less detail
Date
1932c
Collection/Fonds
Handford Studio collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
scanned positive from nitrate negative
  1 image  
Date
1932c
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Handford Studio collection
Description Level
Item
Series
3
Creator
A.L. Handford
Physical Description
scanned positive from nitrate negative
Scope and Content
2 images on same negative
Accession No.
2008-0233
Images
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Date
1932c
Collection/Fonds
Handford Studio collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
scanned positive from nitrate negative
  1 image  
Date
1932c
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Handford Studio collection
Description Level
Item
Series
3
Creator
A.L. Handford
Physical Description
scanned positive from nitrate negative
Accession No.
2008-0233
Images
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Text
A. T. Budd of Arnprior and Mary Christina Moir of Almonte. ( WM Aug. 16, 1895, p. 1 )*
Index
Marriage Index
Link
Arnprior Watchman p. 1
Text
A. T. Budd of Arnprior and Mary Christina Moir of Almonte. ( WM Aug. 16, 1895, p. 1 )*
Index
Marriage Index
Link
Arnprior Watchman p. 1
Date
1895-08-16
Newspaper
Arnprior Watchman
Page
1
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Text
In June, 1901, Mr. R. J. Budd and Miss Edith A. Orr, both of Alwyn, Que. ( July 2, 1931, p. 6 )
Index
Marriage Index
Link
Arnprior Chronicle p. 6
Text
In June, 1901, Mr. R. J. Budd and Miss Edith A. Orr, both of Alwyn, Que. ( July 2, 1931, p. 6 )
Index
Marriage Index
Link
Arnprior Chronicle p. 6
Date
1931-07-02
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
6
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Text
In 1888, David Budd of Renfrew and Tillie Ritchie of Fitzroy. ( Apr. 26, 1912, p. 2 )
Index
Marriage Index
Link
Arnprior Chronicle p. 2
Text
In 1888, David Budd of Renfrew and Tillie Ritchie of Fitzroy. ( Apr. 26, 1912, p. 2 )
Index
Marriage Index
Link
Arnprior Chronicle p. 2
Date
1912-04-26
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
2
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Text
In Feb., 1890, Mr. R. J. Budd of Arnprior and Rogene M. Whitmore of Antwerp, N. Y. ( Feb. 6, 1914, p. 2 )
Index
Marriage Index
Link
Arnprior Chronicle p. 2
Text
In Feb., 1890, Mr. R. J. Budd of Arnprior and Rogene M. Whitmore of Antwerp, N. Y. ( Feb. 6, 1914, p. 2 )
Index
Marriage Index
Link
Arnprior Chronicle p. 2
Date
1914-02-06
Newspaper
Arnprior Chronicle
Page
2
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