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Charles Macnamara portrait with snowshoes

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Date
10 March 1934
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.3 x 5.2 cm
  1 image  
Date
10 March 1934
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
2.3
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.3 x 5.2 cm
Scope and Content
Self portrait of Charles Macnamara with snowshoes.
Notes
Black Binder. A larger copy of this photograph is found on the next page.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
Unknown
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 10 cm
  1 image  
Date
Unknown
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
2
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Charles Macnamara as a young man.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
1894 - 1944
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
10 m textual and photographic material; approximately 4000 photographic negatives and prints
Date
1894 - 1944
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
10 m textual and photographic material; approximately 4000 photographic negatives and prints
History / Biography
Charles Macnamara was born in Quebec City in 1870, a twin to his brother Dickie who died at the age of 10 of typhoid fever. In 1880, Richard Macnamara and Richard Hannah (Richianna) Parnell Macnamara moved with Charles, his two brothers Duncan and Lewis as well as their sister Marian to Arnprior, Ontario. Charles Macnamara was employed as a book keeper for McLachlin Brothers lumbering firm in Arnprior from December 1885 to 1934. Macnamara was a prolific writer and photographer who spent 14 years researching and documenting a beaver colony near Marshall’s Bay, Ontario. He is believed to be responsible for setting up the Nopiming Game Preserve in 1920 to provide a safe habitat for local and migratory wildlife. Macnamara described himself as an entomologist and a naturalist. He wrote articles for various scientific and photographic journals and corresponded in French and German with other scientists engaged in the study of the natural world. The Macnamara Field Naturalist’s Club was named after this extraordinary man who died December 23, 1944.
Acquisition Source
Charles Macnamara's niece Mrs. Franklin Cunningham (nee Jean Graham Macnamara) donated a number of photographs to the Archives of Ontario in 1959, 1961 & 1962. The remainder of the collection was donated to the Arnprior & District Archives by Mrs. Cunninghams two daughters; Mrs. Alison Stein and Mrs. Judith Hunter and son, Mr. James Cunningham in August 2002. A small number of glass plates and textual material relating to entomological research by Macnamara were transferred from the National Archives of Canada in May 2004. They were part of a donation sent to the NA in 2002 by Joyce Reddoch, editor of Trail & Landscape that were not accessioned by the Photography Division. In January 2017, the Archives of Ontario transferred the Charles Macnamara fonds C120 to the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives.
Scope and Content
The Charles Macnamara fonds consists of photographic prints, glass plate negatives, celluloid acetate negatives, photographic albums, scientific notebooks, journals, correspondence and other textual material related to scientific observations and experiments and Macnamara's personal life.
The fonds are divided into 10 series, some of which have sub-series. These are described at the series and sub-series level within this database.
SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE & ACCOUNTS; 7 boxes of textual material
This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence & accounts from 1938 to 1942 with gaps. Two binders of correspondence with fellow entomologist Dr. Justis Watson Fulsom of Louisianna from 1922 - 1936 are also included in this series. Files of correspondence dated before 1938 were discarded prior to deposit in the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives. The arrangement of this series reflects the original order.
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SERIES 2: PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS, SCRAPBOOKS & BINDERS
This series consists of personal photographic albums, scrapbooks and binders that Macnamara compiled between 1894 - 1944. They are arranged into four sub-series that reflect his activities as a photographer who used photography as both a scientific and artisitic medium throughout this fifty year period.
SERIES 3: TEXTUAL DOCUMENTS
This large series contains a wide variety of paper documents and books that Macnamara created and accumulated from 1894 to 1945. It is divided into several sub-series including: Miscellaneous Textual Records, Published Articles by Macnamara, Samuel de Champlain research, Photography Journals and Exhibition Catalogues.
SERIES 4: BEAVER STUDIES
This series contains documents related to research that Charles Macnamara conducted on four beaver dams located near Marshall's Bay Ontario over a period of 14 years. The cumulation of this research can be found in "Beaver Techniques" "A Study of the Working Methods of a Beaver Colony'. The series is comprised of loose prints, pamphlets, binders and bound manuscripts.
SERIES 5: LOOSE PRINTS
Many of these prints are duplicates of prints contained in Personals and Sundries (Series 2). There is also a portrait of Charles Macnamara by William James Topley of Ottawa. (Number 81245) circa 1900
SERIES 6: GLASS PLATE IMAGES: (Permission needed to access images)
This series contains 11 boxes of 3" x 4" glass plates, one box of 5" x 7" glass plates and 3 boxes of 8" x 10" glass plates. Most are negatives but some are positives. Series CLOSED.
SERIES 7: CELLULOSE NEGATIVES
This series contains one box of 3" x 4" cellulose negatives from 1907 - 1935 and 8" x 10" negatives. It also contains 4 Kodak Miniature Negative Albums of 35 mm roll film (approx. 2124 negs) which contain detailed handwritten indexes taken between 1933 and 1944. This series also contains 18 slides taken from other negatives or prints.
SERIES 8: DUFAYCOLOUR SLIDES
This series contains 1 album and loose prints of undated Dufaycolour prints. Prints are available for viewing.
SERIES 9: ARTICLES WRITTEN ABOUT CHARLES MACNAMARA
This series contains a number of miscellaneous articles written about Charles Macnamara, as well as his obituary ***********************************************************************************************************
SERIES 10: MATERIAL TRANSFERRED FROM THE ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO (C120)
1. Life in the Lumber Camps of McLachlin Brothers Arnprior, Ontario by Charles Macnamara (C120-1-0-1). 139 page Manuscript copied by the Ontario Archives 1959 contains text and photographs donated by Mrs. Franklyn Cunningham (Accession 2289). Originally, use of this material was subject to conditions which were later removed. K 1.7
2. (C120-2) Cellulose Acetate Negatives - approximately 144 negatives covering the period 1900-1925. K10.1-K10.12
3. (C120-3) Glass Plate Negatives - approximately 162 plates covering the period 1894-1938. K 10.1-K10.12
Arrangement
Albums created by C. Macnamara have been retained. Loose prints within original photographic boxes have been rehoused and placed into new acid free boxes. Information written by Macnamara on the negative envelope was transferred to new acid free storage envelopes along with the title of the box if one existed. Negatives were separated from prints so that access to the prints would be possible without possible damage to negatives.
1. "Personal and Sundries" descriptions provided by donor.
Notes
Records in this collection contain language from the era in which it was written. This includes problematic wording, cultural references, and stereotypes that are no longer used or appropriate today. AMBA is working to provide further disclaimers where appropriate for individual items.
Access Restriction
GLASS PLATES NEGATIVES CLOSED CELLULOID ACETATE NEGATIVES CLOSED
Accruals
Accruals are not expected.
Related Material
Virtual museum exhibit: www.virtualmuseum.ca
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
9 July 1910
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph print : b&w ; 8.2 x 10.7 cm
  1 image  
Date
9 July 1910
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
5.1
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 photograph print : b&w ; 8.2 x 10.7 cm
Scope and Content
Four men with cameras. Sitting man on left may be Dr. Shutt, and man in middle may be Charles Macnamara.
Notes
Photograph is glued to an envelope.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
  1 image  
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
2.3
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph showing Charles Macnamara collecting insects. Caption on back of photograph reads "C.M. collecting insects."
Notes
Scrap Book of Photographs #4, Black Binder
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6.5 cm
  1 image  
Date
1939
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
2.3
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Charles Macnamara. Caption on back reads "Char M. - This picture taken by Anne Potter."
Notes
Scrap Book of Photographs #4, Black Binder
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph ; b&w ; 10 x 7.25 cm
  1 image  
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
2.1
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 photograph ; b&w ; 10 x 7.25 cm
Scope and Content
A profile photograph of Charles Macnamara.
Notes
Book 3
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
20 February 1910
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 10.6 cm
  1 image  
Date
20 February 1910
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
5.5
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 10.6 cm
Scope and Content
Portrait of Charles Macnamara - 3/4 face. Photograph is glued to outside of envelope.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mounted photographic print : b&w ; 17.2 x 14.7 cm
  1 image  
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
5.5
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 mounted photographic print : b&w ; 17.2 x 14.7 cm
Scope and Content
A portrait of Charles Macnamara with a broad smile. His brother, Louis, can be seen behind him.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mounted photograph : b&w ; 13 x 9.5 cm
  1 image  
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
2.3
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 mounted photograph : b&w ; 13 x 9.5 cm
Scope and Content
A photograph of Charles Macnamara wearing snowshoes and leaning against a tree.
Notes
Green Binder
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mounted photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
  1 image  
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
5.5
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 mounted photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
A studio portrait of Charles Macnamara by Topley Studio of Ottawa.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Publication Date
2013
Creator
Tobalt, Ryan
Subject
Macnamara, Charles
edge is still visible and is a reminder of the medium used by Macnamara. -Ryan Tobalt (AMBA 2013 Summer Student) ‘Charles Macnamara worked as secretary-treasurer for the McLachlin Bros. Lumber Company for 46 years. From 1908 to 1917, Charles Macnamara was involved with the
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Publication Date
2013
Creator
Tobalt, Ryan
Subject
Macnamara, Charles
Scope & Content
Included in this set of images are photos from one of Macnamara's scrapbooks. The map of Champlain’s route is not part of the scrapbook; however it is included in this display to show Macnamara’s interest in Champlain’s precise travels and his knowledge of the Ottawa Valley. Also the image of Macnamara himself is from another scrapbook and is included to provide a short biography. The last three images are in the order that Macnamara included them in his scrap book. The first of these three puts the area around the site into context, the next images move incrementally closer showingfurther details of where the astrolabe was found.
Language
English
Format
electronic records
Documents

Charles Macnamara - Champlain's Astrolabe

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Publication Date
2007
Creator
Dougherty, Laurie
Subject
Macnamara, Charles
Online Access
View this Virtual Exhibit
years. This exhibit features numerous photographs of his family, friends and the landscape around Arnprior between 1894 and 1900. From 1908 to 1917, Charles Macnamara was involved with the pictorial movement in photography. Several of his award-winning prints from that time are included in
  1 document  
Publication Date
2007
Creator
Dougherty, Laurie
Subject
Macnamara, Charles
Scope & Content
Charles Macnamara lived in Arnprior from 1881 to 1944, and worked as secretary-treasurer for the McLachlin Bros. Lumber Company for 46 years. This exhibit features numerous photographs of his family, friends and the landscape around Arnprior between 1894 and 1900.
Language
English
Format
electronic records
Online Access
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/histoires_de_chez_nous-community_stories/pm_v2.php?id=exhibit_home&fl=0&lg=English&ex=336
Documents

Charles Macnamara: A Retrospective

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Date
ca. 1907-1918
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.6 x 8.2 cm
  1 image  
Date
ca. 1907-1918
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
5.1
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.6 x 8.2 cm
Scope and Content
Jean Graham Macnamara in a grove with snowshoes.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
ca. 1940
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
  1 image  
Date
ca. 1940
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
8
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
Charles Macnamara outside his cabin at Marshall's Bay in the fall, circa 1940.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
1940
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
  1 image  
Date
1940
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
2.3
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Scope and Content
Photograph of Charles Macnamara outside his log cabin.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
ca. 1910
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mounted photograph : b&w ; 7.25 x 10 cm
  1 image  
Date
ca. 1910
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
2.3
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 mounted photograph : b&w ; 7.25 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph showing Charles Macnamara playing a pipe. Caption on back reads " C. Mac. in the cabin playing his pipe."
Notes
Scrap Book of Prints #4.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 paper bookplate : print ; 9 x 11.5 cm
  1 image  
Format
graphic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
3.1
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 paper bookplate : print ; 9 x 11.5 cm
Scope and Content
Charles Macnamara's personal bookplate with his name below the French phrase "a quoi bon?".
Notes
File 17
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mounted photograph : b&w
  1 image  
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
2.1
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 mounted photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of Charles Macnamara and Leslie Finnie sitting on a porch.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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Date
Sept 1896
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mounted photograph : b&w
  1 image  
Date
Sept 1896
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Charles Macnamara fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
2.1
Creator
Charles Macnamara
Physical Description
1 mounted photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Self-portrait of Charles Macnamara.
Access Restriction
Closed - please use scanned photo.
Accession No.
2002-0154
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