1. Photocopy from Chronicle of February 5, 1986, showing class of Glasgow school in September 1924, with names.
2. Photocopy of news item in Arnprior Chronicle (date?), entitled “McNab Township Rural School Fair”. The fair was held in “Hamilton’s Grove” across the street from the Glasgow school. List of prize winners in the categories Live Stock, Poultry, Oats, Barley and Wheat.
3. Two colour photos by Peter Hessel (1990s?) of cairn, plaque and old school bell at Lundy’s Corners (corner of Stewartville Road and Anderson Road). The cairn was erected by the Glasgow Women’s Institute in 1968.
See also file “Glasgow Station” and “Lundy’s Corners”.
Printed brochures and some copies of Arnprior ads.
Key words: Museum, house tour, Salute to the Valley, Royal Tour, Royal Oak, Two Rivers Artists Studio Tour, Downtown Arnprior, B.I.A., industry, industries, industrial development, program for ceremonies at Mayor Tom Sullivan’s retirement party in 1989. Trish Dyer. Bonnie Jane’s Scones, Arnprior Book Shop; Arnprior Bookshop, Arnprior: Souvenir Book and Historical Sketch, 1831-1909, a certificate entitling bearer to one cubic centimeter of property on the historic island at the Madawaska and Ottawa Rivers; advertising feature on Arnprior published in Nepean This Week, Vol. 2, No. 31, pages 16 to 20, August 6, 1999.
1. Booklet produced by the Town of Arnprior (in 1946), with newspaper clippings pasted over some of the text by an unknown collector of clippings. On the cover: town hall, 1940. Population: 4300. Water conditions. Arnprior Hydro. Municipal Council 1946 (Mayor A,A. McLean). “Arnprior - The Heart of the Ottawa Valley”, Rev. J.T. Warnock [Dean Warnock], Sullivan & Son, David Craig & Son, telephone, McCord’s Drug Store, Alex Menzies, T.T. Barnes, Kenwood Mills, Buchanan Brothers (article by Harry Walker), Canadian Public Booth Co. Ltd., AS.F. Campbell & Son, Cold Storage Plant, Boat Building Plant (Ayling & Ramage), newspapers, airport, fire brigade, John Street looking north (N of Madawaska), Separate School, Public School, Sacred Heart Convent was home built by Claude McLachlin about 1880, then John Burwash, Lindsay Russell, Eric McLachlin, Charles E. Read: sold to St. John Chrysostom. Sanitaris Building (Kenwood). High School. Stafford R. Rudd, Parental Association, street names, Wagenblass, Stan Slater’s Bread and Pastry, R.M. Simpson residence, Francis B. Murphy, editor of Arnprior Guide, Golf, Beattie’s Service Station and Lunch Room in the old grist mill (built by Daniel McLachlin), Neil Campbell Insurance, Malloch’s Tourist Home, Canadian Tire (Elgin Street), Caruso’s grocery, Donoghue Motors, Scholl’s, Newbyrne Hotel, Central Hotel, Yacht Club, beaver colony, Sand Point.
2. Brochure with ring-binder, blue cardboard cover, “The Town with a Future ... Arnprior, Ontario - Canada”. This 14-page brochure was produced by the Town of Arnprior at some time during or shortly after 1979, when George M. Johnson was mayor and Gary M. Buffam was Clerk. It was printed by Brittles. Some aerial views of the town. Climate chart, population chart with age distribution and ethnic origins, employment data, government facilities, trade unions, wage rates, manufacturing firms and their employee numbers, information about water, sewage, power, natural gas, education, new housing, churches, banks, hospital, cablevision, recreational facilities, transportation, municipal taxes, utilities, medical services, dental services, living environment, the 1979 municipal budget.
1. Photocopy of pictures (from Saturday Globe, Oct. 1, 1892 - except “Lang Home” - source?) of the following buildings: Woollen Mill on Madawaska Street, Stafford’s sash, door and furniture factory and store, “Edgewood”: residence of Claude McLachlin), “The Hill”: residence of Daniel McLachlin, later of H.F. McLachlin, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (later Grace-St. Andrew’s United Church), Methodist Church and parsonage, “The Lang Home” on John Street North, (built for Hugh McLachlin for his mother in 1874.
2. Photocopy of pictures of “Edgewood”, “The Hill” and the “Lang Home” - same as above.
3. Hand-coloured print (ca. 1860s) of Stafford’s sash, door and furniture factory (just north of the present Arnprior Museum), and the residence of B.V. Stafford (building still standing in 2002, opposite the IGA store). Also a photocopy of this print and a copy of the photo of the Stafford factory as in item 1. The original hand-coloured print was purchased by Peter Hessel in Ottawa in 1992 for $25 and donated to the Archives.
4. Small letterhead with photo of “Post Office, Arnprior” in top left corner.
5. Event recorded: Chronicle of Aug. 17, 1944, p. 1 has an article about the Powell Block being sold, then known as “Russell Corner”.
6. Clipping from Chronicle, May 8, 2002: “Major expansion in the downtown” re start of construction of the $400,000 extension of the Gallery Gift Shop by the Pocket family on the southwest corner of John and Madawaska. Photo of (l. to r.) Tara Pocket-Jack, Margaret Pocket, Anthony Pocket. Attached: clipping of article about Tara Pocket, “Out of Africa”, by Julia Elliott (Citizen, Aug. or September 2003).
7. Eight colour photos by Peter Hessel of the building (see 6.) in various phases of construction in 2002.
8. Photo by Peter Hessel showing renovations to Arnprior Guardian Drugs building. Foreground: owner Peter Wilson. 2002.
9. Two colour photos by Peter Hessel of Kirkman House Bed and Breakfast, on John Street, Arnprior (2002).
10. Five colour photos taken by Peter Hessel in Arnprior in the late 1990s. Elgin Street (former Stafford building: see Item 2); Riley Monument Works on Daniel Street (just before demolition); Arnprior Mall.
11. Photocopy of Christmas card showing the house once situated on the east side of Daniel street at Madawaska. It was torn down in the 1970's. This house was built by McLachlin Bros. and used as an office at one time. It was laster the home of Augustine F. Long and Esther Kathleen Long (nee Hornidge). Esther Long was the Grand Aunt of Linda (McCabe) Chandler who donated the image (Linda's grandfather's sister). The original remains with donor. Photocopied page also contains extracts about the ownership of the lot taken from Arnprior Copy Book #1.
12. Original photograph of Moskos Variety Store circa 1957, located on North East corner of John and Elgin Streets. Donated by Irene Robillard in 2017 (belonged to Wayne Robillard).
Re Stafford R. Rudd: see also article in Chronicle, May 2, 1919, page 3 (N584, reel 2) about “first-class planing mill, sash and door factory” by Stafford R. Rudd & Co.
See article in Chronicle, June 27, 1930 on the occupants of the new Barnes Block on the west side of John Street in Arnprior.
Event recorded: see Watchman, June 1, 1917, page 5: article on the construction of the Moskos Sugar Bowl restaurant building.
See also our “Photo Collection of buildings in Arnprior and area, Accession # 1998-0094
1. Clipping of newspaper photo “Fair Days in Arnprior, 1920 (horses in front of J.H. McKerracher & Son, Horse Milliners).
2. Clipping, Chronicle, Aug. 6, 1975 of article “Arnprior’s 121st fair”.
See also file “Fairs of the Ottawa Valley” in PH Fonds.
3. Clipping from Chronicle-Guide, Aug. 7, 2002, of article by Scott Howard, “Arnprior Fair ready to roll” and by Peter DeWolf, “150th anniversary date of Arnprior Fair in serious doubt”.
4. Clipping from Arnprior News, Aug. 9, 2002, of article by Peter DeWolf, “Not 150 years old yet”.
5. Photocopy of article from Chronicle, 1923: “Three Prominent Arnprior Fair Officials” (Horace Russell, A.M. Storie, A.J. Charbonneau).
6. Program of the 2002 Fair (erroneously: “150th Anniversary”)
7. Photocopies of pages 189, 190 from McNab — The Township by Peter Hessel, re the Arnprior Fair and its predecessors (Balmer Island Fair, Stewartville Fair). McNab Agricultural Society, Arnprior Agricultural Society.
8. Program of the 1960 Arnprior Fair.
9. Program of the 1961 Arnprior Fair.
10. Program of the 1962 Arnprior Fair.
11. Program of the 1976 Arnprior Fair.
12. Colour photo taken by Peter Hessel (1990s?) of an old sign for the 1922 Arnprior Fair. [Location of sign?]
13. Program of the 2013 Arnprior Fair
Numbers 8 - 11 These programs contain interesting local ads. Key terms: Agricultural fairs, country fairs, Arnprior Agricultural Society, farming. Pfizer (early ad for Terramycin).
File contains various material pertaining to the name of Arnprior (Scotland and Canada). Clipping and typescript of a letter to the editor by Peter Hessel (1995). The true meaning of Arnprior is “the arn of the priory”, i.e. an arn (or section of land) belonging to the 13th century Augustinian priory of Inchmahome [now ruined], which is situated on an island near the Lake of Menteith, SW of Callander, Scotland [see map]. The name does NOT mean “the priory on the river Arn”, as was mistakenly suggested by some Canadian writers, an error that is often repeated! Near the Priory is the present village of Arnprior.
Key terms: Name of Arnprior; Arnprior name; Arnprior, Scotland.
See also file “Geographical Names” in Peter Hessel collection which contains interesting photocopies in the folder prepared by Alan Rayburn.
Essay written by high school students Carol Ann Cuthbert and Philip Powell in 1977: “This is Arnprior”. Photocopy of a typescript in the Arnprior District Highschool Library. Contains many historical errors, wrong assumptions and anecdotal information, but also some interesting facts.
1. Clipping from Chronicle, March 12, 1964 regarding public school budget (2.5 mills lower). In 1964, the Arnprior Public School Board budgeted to raise $29,465 for debentures and $40,000 for operational purposes. Chairman: M.J. Smolkin. Supervising Principal was Walter A. Zadow. There were two public schools in Arnprior: Central (later named Walter Zadow) and Alexander Reid (which had an enrolment of 122 students). In 1964, Central had an attendance of 552.
2. Photocopy of short article from Arnprior Anniversary Booklet, 1987 re Walter Zadow Public School. Cornerstone for Central School was laid on June 10, 1925 by the Lt. Governor of Ontario, after the former public school had been levelled by fire. First kindergarten established in 1949. Addition to Central School began in 1951, four-room annex was demolished to make room for ten modern classrooms, two kindergartens, an auditorium, washrooms, offices and a modern kitchen. Staff increased to 18 teachers, enrolment: 565 students. Official opening of the new building: Oct. 7, 1952 by Premier Frost of Ontario. Enrolment in 1987: 580; Doug Fraser was principal.
3. Photocopies of pages 134-145, “McNab — The Township, with highlighted portions referring to Arnprior.
4. Photocopy of a public notice in the Chronicle of Dec. 6, 1956, re an annual school meeting in McNab School Section No. 16 (which never had a school building, but a Board of Trustees).
5. Photocopy of class photo (Guide, March 24, 1976) of “Room 4” (year?). Principal was a Mr. Gillespie, room teacher: Edna Stewart. Surnames of students: Abrahm..., Bautz, Berndt, Bimm, Bond, Gardiner, Jahn, Kittner, Lumsden, MacDonald, McFarlane, McNab, McNaughton, Murdoch, Peever, Rahm, Redman [Redtman?], Scheel, Staigh, Storie, Strike, Tourangeau, Watson. Evelyn Kittner is identified by arrow.
6. Photocopy of class photo (local paper, Aug. 21, 1974) of “Graduation Class 1946” (school not identified but assumed to be Arnprior Public). Surnames include: Baker, Bethune, Briscoe, Chabot, Clamon, Duncan, Fumerton, Heintzman, Hyland, Ingram, McConeghy, McNeil, Miller, Montgomery, Murdoch, Murray, Newman, Parker, Poff, Raddatz, Redtman, Smith, Stewart, Taylor, Tourangeau, Vick, Wagenblass, Walker [Shirley Walker].
7. Copy print of interior of Arnprior Public School circa 1906-1909. One of the students shown is William Cruise 1899-1975 (front row middle marked with x).
1. Photocopy of short article from Arnprior Anniversary Booklet, 1987 re “Old Brick Separate School”. Built in 1876, at the corner of Ottawa and Albert Streets, The building still stood in 1987, but was later demolished to make room for an apartment building.
1. 2 b/w photos of the Canadian Pacific Railway station in Arnprior, c. 1915, provided by the Canadian Pacific Archives in Montreal (A-19670 and A-2008).
2. Photocopy of article in the Ottawa Citizen (by Tom Van Dusen, July 23, 1982) about the destruction of the station.
3. Correspondence between Peter Hessel and the C.P.R. Archives in Montreal regarding the 2 b/w photos (Item 1).
4. Photocopy of photo of “the new C.P.R. station in Arnprior”, from Chronicle, Holiday No. 1904.
5. Photocopy of clipping from “1978 Tourist Edition, The Arnprior Guide” (page 23), photo of the CPR station after it had been closed.
6. Photographic copies of 2 Polaroid shots by Andriend Schlievert, showing the CPR Station minutes before the demolition started on September 25, 1981.
7. Photographic copies of 2 Polaroid shots by Andriend Schlievert, showing the CPR Station during demolition on September 25, 1981.
8. Clipping of article by Derek Walter, " Arnprior's Train Station Demolished" Arnprior Guide, Sept 30, 1981 (includes three photos)
9. Photocopy of clipping from The Arnprior Guide, 7 May 1975 showing removal of CPR freight sheds.
10. Clipping from Arnprior Guide Aug 5 1981 "Train Station's Future Looks Very Shaky" by Heather Lang-Runtz
11. Clipping from Ottawa Citizen April 8 1981 "Court May Decide Old Station's Fate"
12. Clipping from Arnprior Chronicle Aug 12 1981 "Arnprior's Station Must Go"
13. Clipping from Arnprior Chronicle July 29 1981 "Ministry Cannot Help Town Save the Arnprior Train Station"
14. Two articles extracted from Arnprior Chronicle newspaper of August 25 1899 and August 11 1899 which describe progress on the building of the new station from stone quarried in Sand Point at "Mr. Brennan's quarry".
15. Print from Arnprior Guide (donated by Liz Wall in 2014) showing crane pulling down wall of CPR station 25 September 1981
1. Clipping of article from Chronicle-Guide (1996?) entitled “More than 130 years of history on John Street” by Jennifer McNichol about Tierney building at sw corner of John and Madawaska Street. Photos of John Street in the 1930s, building (built in 1865) being demolished (destroyed by fire in November 1995), 1865 marker.
2. Letter by Sperry Gyroscope Ottawa Ltd. to Town of Arnprior, dated March 5, 1956, with proposal and plans for a municipal parking lot on John Street. Addressed to W.F. Frieday, Town Engineer.
1. Copy of article by Harry Walker, reprinted in “100 Years Ottawa + the Valley: Ottawa Journal, 1967 (p. 64-66), entitled “Arnprior Editor Got News Right Off Cracker Barrel”. George Edward Neilson. “Neilson’s Weekly”, “Weekly News”. Clerk of the Town of Arnprior and Division Court Clerk. Patent medicines.
2. Photocopy of article in the Chronicle-Guide (1995?) entitled “Over a century in Arnprior” by Jason Marshall, photo of publisher Marjory McBride (Guide). Chronicle established in 1879 by Munn and MacDonald (not the first paper). Mentioned: Star, Weekly Review, News. W.H. McFarlane. County News Limited. Donald W. McCuaig, Donald Runge.
3. Copies of pages from “Holiday Number”, dated 1904, with several articles (John R. Tierney, Bank of Ottawa, Elgin Street Bridge, post office, etc.
4. Another set of copies of the above, with slightly different pages copied.
5. Photocopy of undated (1967?) excerpt from Arnprior Guide about the Guide. Attached is a photo of a Gillies Bros. steam pumper in front of the Guide office
6. Photocopy of pages from book, “The Weeklies, Biggest circulation in town” by J. George Johnston, Bolton, Ont., 1972. Chronicle publisher Dick Atkey (1958). W.H. McFarlane, Mr. McCartney.
7. Transcript of a talk given on Sep. 11, 1990 by Leo Lavoie to the Historical Society about Rene (R.A.) Jeffery (reeve, mayor and newspaperman) and the history of newspapers in Arnprior. Key terms: Norma Hall, Arnprior Chronicle, Ernie Wolff, Josephine O’Neill, Dr. Roylden Jeffery, Barclay Craig (the Craig house on Ottawa Street was the Jeffery home), publishing, printing presses, Star & Arnprior Weekly Review, J.H. Nicholson (Star publisher), Munn & MacDonald (Chronicle), A.J. Jeffery (R.A.’s father, owner of the Chronicle), horse trough (for watering horses, on Elgin Street), Women’s Christian temperance Union (WCTU), W.H. Mcfarlane (Chronicle), R.S. Atkey (Chronicle), County Newspapers Ltd., Donal McCuaig (Chronicle), Runge Newspapers Inc., Fred Runge, Deutsche Post, E.B. Christiansen, Mansfield, German Settlement, Watchman, E.K. Johnston (Watchman), J.C. Williams (Watchman), A.E. Bradwin (Watchman), Arnprior Guide, Steve Prensler (Guide), Mayor G.S. Levy (Guide), Gordon Fenn (Guide), Sue and Derek Walters (Guide).
8. Booklet entitled “MACNAB” by R.A. Jeffery (27 pages). Published in 1946 by the Clan McNab Society, The Cottage, White Lake. Follows more or less “The Last Laird of McNab” by Dugald C. McNab (with most of its errors).
9. Copy of article by Harry Walker, reprinted in “100 Years Ottawa + the Valley: Ottawa Journal, 1967 (p. 64-66), entitled “Arnprior Editor Got News Right Off Cracker Barrel”. George Edward Neilson. “Neilson’s Weekly”, “Weekly News”. Clerk of the Town of Arnprior and Division Court Clerk. Patent medicines.
10. Copy of an ad by Geo. E. Neilson (Weekly News, Jan. 27, 1906) “Money to Loan”, Neilson was also an agent for a loan company.
11. Ads by Geo. E. Neilson (Weekly News, Feb. 3, 1906) re a lot for sale on Edward Street and “water rates notice” (Neilson as Town Clerk). He lived opposite St. Andrew’s Church.
12. Event report: Chronicle, Nov. 13, 1930, page 7: Outstanding Ottawa Valley men: Mr. John J. Neilson of Arnprior [any relation to Geo. E.?]
13. Photocopies of pages from the book, “The Weeklies, Biggest Circulation in Town”. References: Chronicle publisher Dick Atkey (1958), correspondent Mrs. J.W. Smith (Kinburn news). Veteran newspaperman W.H. McFarlane (retired in 1952). Mr. McCartney (resigned in 1953 as chair of the Community Newspaper Association, was publisher of the Chronicle).
14. Article of interest: in Watchman, Sep. 1, 1916, page 1: Obituary for James C, Williams, editor of the Arnprior Watchman. Includes some history of the Watchman, the Chronicle and the Review.
15. Event report: Watchman, Dec. 1, 1916, page 1: Albert E. Bradwin of Sarnia has purchased the Arnprior Watchman from the James C. Williams estate and has made the Watchman a 6-column, 8-page paper.
16. Event report: Chronicle, Oct. 3, 1890: Edwin K. Johnston, editor of the Watchman, married Eliza Anne Kenny.
17. Clipping of an article by H.W. in the Ottawa Journal under the heading of “Tales of the Valley”, in 1963. No. 40: “Rugged Confederation Era Reflected in Valley Press”. Reference to George Neilson’s Weekly and the issue of June 12, 1869. Undertaker ad: “hearse, coffins”. Agent for Northern Transportation Co. and its passenger steamers operating “daily voyages” between Ogdensburg and Chicago. Re settlement of prairies. Edey’s Hotel of George Taylor: “good value for the money”. Neilson also owned a general store and advertised in his own paper (patent medicines).
18. Photocopy of article from the Arnprior Chronicle (late 1960s?), heading incomplete: “... founded in 1878” - History of the Chronicle.
19. Letter dated Nov. 11, 1983, by the town’s solicitors Mirsky & Ritchie in Ottawa, to the Town, Attn. Clerk Gary Buffam, pertaining to the purchase of 17-19 Madawaska Street from Thomson Newspapers by the Town of Arnprior. Attached is a copy of an indenture dated June 16, 1983 between Canadian Newspapers Company Ltd. and the Town of Arnprior. Sale of land for $7,500 to the town. Also attached: Deed for the land. The copy of this letter and attachments were given to Peter Hessel by Gary Buffam, former CEO of Arnprior.
20. Photocopy of clipping from Leo Lavoie’s column “If You Remember” (Chronicle, April 20, 1994) regarding The Star, a newspaper published in Arnprior in the 1860/70s. The publisher was J.H. Nicholson.
21. Print from microfilm copy of Arnprior Chronicle May 06 1981 about the life and work of newspaper publisher and Town Clerk George E. Neilson. Includes references to The Municipal Miscellany which was published by Neilson which later became Municipal World.
22. October 28 1981Obituary and article about Dick Atkey (Richmond S Atkey), publisher of the Arnprior Chronicle from 1952-1965 when it was sold to Thomson newspapers.
See also the George Mattok Fonds, which has a copy of the “Christmas Number of The Herald”, published by Arnprior High School students in 1919. This number has a photo of the old high school erected in 1875 and the new high school erected in 1910. Other information about the high school, the cadet corps. Poem, “Toast to the A.H.S. by M.J. McComb.
Carbon copy of a letter from the Arnprior and District Historical Society and Museum Committee, dated May 19, 1995, to Richard Winston, Upper Ottawa Travel Council in Pembroke. Conversion of Gillies Building into Museum and Library, Rafting Point, Rogue’s Harbour, Jason Gould, Big Pine Country, timber slides, chutes on the Bonnechere, river drivers.
1. Pictorial pages prepared prior to the printing of Leo Lavoie’s “Arnprior Story”, donated by Arnold McIntyre in 1999.
2. Clipping from Ottawa Citizen, April 17, 2003, article by Kelly Egan: “For tales of Arnprior way back when, call Leo”. Photo of Leo holding a volume of his collected newspaper columns (“You’re Not Getting Any Younger ...”). 90th birthday. Certificate from Ontario Heritage Foundation. Chronicle-Guide. Father Napoléon (native Quebecker) worked for McLachlins. Leo’s parents and 2 siblings died of influenza in 1920. Raised by grandparents. Learned Morse code and to operate a telegraph. Became town agent for CPR telecommunications. Married wife Anne 67 years ago. Founded Lavoie Travel in 1962. Retired in 1978. Member of Separate School Board for years.
3. Obituary of Leo Lavoie (d. Feb 17, 2007) and 7 articles about his life and career from various sources.
Miscellaneous material published by political candidates during the June 1997 federal election, the November 1994 and 1997 municipal elections and other material related to local candidates. Some of the 1997 federal candidates were Ed Pinnell (Reform), Barb Clarke (NDP), Bob Gould (PC), and Hector Clouthier (Liberal). 1994 Municipal: Malcolm D. Wilson (McNab Councillor), Elizabeth Stewart-Hessel (school board); 1997 Municipal: Anne Carmichael (McNab/Braeside Councillor), Norm Hazelwood (McNab Braeside Reeve), Russ Havelin (McNab-Braeside Reeve), Dale Gillan (McNab/Braeside Councillor), Lloyd Cameron (McNab/Braeside Councillor), Ross Huggard (McNab/Braeside Deputy Reeve), Wayne McCorkell (McNab/Braeside Deputy Reeve), Elmer Raycroft (McNab/Braeside Councillor), Neil Stewart (McNab/Braeside Councillor), Sandee Rosien-Wurm (Arnprior, McNab/Braeside school board).
Also clippings of newspaper ads for the 1994 Arnprior elections (Kevin MacDonald, Anita Hamilton, Nancy Black, Margaret Whyte. Clipping of article from Arnprior Chronicle of Nov. 23, 1994 regarding Arnprior Mayor Pat Robinson, who did not run again in the 1994 election.
1. Photocopy of letter from The Salvation Army Heritage Centre in Toronto to Major Ken Kimberley in Toronto, dated June 22, 2001, re the Kimberley Family and the Arnprior Corps, with attached copies of photos of the Arnprior Hall and quarters, and list of Captains, etc. from 1896 to 1952.