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Date
29 March 1824
Collection/Fonds
Gail Manson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
3 images : colour ; digital only
Reference No.
0
  1 document  
Date
29 March 1824
Format
electronic records
Collection/Fonds
Gail Manson fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds No.
0357
Reference No.
0
Physical Description
3 images : colour ; digital only
Conservation
Originals were unfolded, flattened, given acid-free envelopes and returned to donor.
Acquisition Source
Mrs. Gail Manson of White Lake
Scope and Content
This document is a Bond Condition dated March 29, 1824.
Notes
The originals were returned after scanning.
Accession No.
2016-0357
Documents

2016-0357 Bond Condition 1824 March 29 with Index.pdf

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Letter from B. Morrison, Government House, appointing Dugald C. McNab as public notary

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Date
4 July 1840
Collection/Fonds
Gail Manson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
4 images : colour ; digital only
Reference No.
0
  1 document  
Date
4 July 1840
Format
electronic records
Collection/Fonds
Gail Manson fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds No.
0357
Reference No.
0
Physical Description
4 images : colour ; digital only
Conservation
Originals were unfolded, flattened, given acid-free envelopes and returned to donor.
Acquisition Source
Mrs. Gail Manson of White Lake
Scope and Content
Letter written by B. Morrison at Government House, Toronto, appointing Mr. Dugald C McNab as a public notary. The letter includes signatures of Magistrates and Freeholders of the Bathurst District who recommend him.
Notes
The originals were returned after scanning.
Accession No.
2016-0357
Documents

2016-0357_4July1840_ Government House.pdf

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Date
12 June 1840
Collection/Fonds
Gail Manson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 image : colour ; digital only
Reference No.
0
  1 document  
Date
12 June 1840
Format
electronic records
Collection/Fonds
Gail Manson fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds No.
0357
Reference No.
0
Physical Description
1 image : colour ; digital only
Conservation
Originals were unfolded, flattened, given acid-free envelopes and returned to donor.
Acquisition Source
Mrs. Gail Manson of White Lake
Scope and Content
This document is a timber pass written by William Yuill in Bytown, promising to pay the Culler's bill for timber moved to Quebec. The letter is likely to have been written to the Laird Archibald McNab, although there is no indication of who it was addressed to.
Notes
The originals were returned after scanning.
Accession No.
2016-0357
Documents

2016-0357_1840-06-12_Bytown.pdf

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Letter to Allan McNab from Archibald McNab

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Date
7 July 1846
Collection/Fonds
Gail Manson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
3 images : colour ; digital only
Reference No.
0
  1 document  
Date
7 July 1846
Format
electronic records
Collection/Fonds
Gail Manson fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds No.
0357
Reference No.
0
Physical Description
3 images : colour ; digital only
Conservation
Originals were unfolded, flattened, given acid-free envelopes and returned to donor.
Acquisition Source
Mrs. Gail Manson of White Lake
Scope and Content
This letter was written by Laird Archibald McNab to Allan McNab, and among other business, it discusses selling Kinnell Lodge to a W. Middleton for 800 pounds, with half of it to be paid in bottles of cherry wine.
Notes
The originals were returned after scanning. A searchable transcription is attached to the letter.
Accession No.
2016-0357
Documents

2016-0357_1846-07-07_Montreal.pdf

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Letter to Mrs. Catherine Fisher from A. Beattie regarding treatment of a throat tumour

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Date
31 October 1846
Collection/Fonds
Gail Manson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
2 images : colour ; digital only
Reference No.
0
  1 document  
Date
31 October 1846
Format
electronic records
Collection/Fonds
Gail Manson fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds No.
0357
Reference No.
0
Physical Description
2 images : colour ; digital only
Conservation
Originals were unfolded, flattened, given acid-free envelopes and returned to donor.
Acquisition Source
Mrs. Gail Manson of White Lake
Scope and Content
This letter was writtenby Mr. A. Beattie to Mrs Catherine Fisher, McNab's housekeeper and common-law wife, regarding a medicinal cure for a cancerous throat tumour.
Notes
The originals were returned after scanning. A searchable transcription is attached to the letter.
Accession No.
2016-0357
Documents

2016-0357_1846-10-31_A.Beattie to Mrs Fisher.pdf

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Letter to Allan McNab from David L. Brown regarding collection of money owed

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Date
7 December 1855
Collection/Fonds
Gail Manson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 image : colour ; digital only
Reference No.
0
  1 document  
Date
7 December 1855
Format
electronic records
Collection/Fonds
Gail Manson fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds No.
0357
Reference No.
0
Physical Description
1 image : colour ; digital only
Conservation
Originals were unfolded, flattened, given acid-free envelopes and returned to donor.
Acquisition Source
Mrs. Gail Manson of White Lake
Scope and Content
This letter was written by David L. Brown in White Lake to Allan McNab, asking him to pay an amount owing.
Notes
The originals were returned after scanning. A searchable transcription is attached to the letter.
Accession No.
2016-0357
Documents

2016-0357_1855_Collection Letter Brown to McNab.pdf

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Date
1866-1962
Collection/Fonds
John H. McGonigal fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25.5 cm
Reference No.
0
  1 image  
Date
1866-1962
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
John H. McGonigal fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds No.
0125
Reference No.
0
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
1953 photograph of the opening of the Royal Bank on John Street. Several people are identified, including:
Frank Weldon - Druggist at Clancy's drug store (front left wearing white)
J. J. Greene - Lawyer (at the left in front of the teller)
O. Mulvihill - New Byrne Hotel
Jim Ferguson - Ford Car Dealer
Barclay Craig Sr and Barclay Craig Jr. - Grist Mill (Barclay Craig Jr. is to the right of the middle wearing a hat and tie)
Harold Short - Kenwood President (to the immediate left of Barclay Craig Jr.)
Mr. Ross - Platex
R. M. Simpson - Canada Public Booth President (at the right towards the back)
Jack Taylor - Canada Public Booth, Accountant
Ralph Edwards - Canada Public Booth, Accountant
Harvey Young - Farmer
Mrs. McLay - Royal Bank manager's wife (at the right towards the front)
Adolph Rahm - Barber
Leo Lavoie - Travel Agent
John Havey - Insurance
Lorne Dorian - Gillies Lumber
Frances McGonigal - McGonigal Food Market
Jim McGonigal - McGonigal Food Market
Heather Rammage - Cashier
Kay Dupuis - Cashier
Related Material
See Also: Arnprior District Museum display of McGonigle family items.
Accession No.
2000-0125
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Date
1842-1843
Collection/Fonds
McDougall Mill Museum fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 letters
Date
1842-1843
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
McDougall Mill Museum fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
0368
Physical Description
2 letters
History / Biography
The McDougall Mill Museum is located in Renfrew, Ontario.Over 3,000 artifacts that celebrate Renfrew’s rich history from early lumber town days to burgeoning industries have been collected and displayed here.
Acquisition Source
McDougall Mill Museum accession number 91-13-665
Custodial History
In 2017, it was found that the McDougall Mill Museum collection held two handwritten letters signed by the Laird Archibald McNab and William Yuill. At a meeting of the Board of Directors, it was decided that the letters should be deaccessioned to the AMBA. According to documentation from the museum, the letters were originally donated to the museum by Mrs Phyllis Watson, who was given them by Mrs. Lorne MacGregor, whose father actually received the letter sent Sept 22, 1843.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of two handwritten letters from Laird Archibald McNab and William Yuill of White Lake to David Russell of Pakenham. The letters are regarding terms of a rental agreement for a sawmill on the Waba River. The first letter asks David Russell to set a fair rent price for the sawmill. The second letter, written a year later, asks the same question. The letters were written at Waba Cottage and signed by both men. One contains the remnants of a wax seal.
Related Material
See the Box Papers in the Gail Manson fonds 2016-0357 for reply from Davis Russell of Pakenham and other correspondence to and from the Laird.
Accession No.
2017-0368
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Date
2016-2017
Collection/Fonds
Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
8 CD's; textual records; photographs
Date
2016-2017
Format
textual records
photographic
sound recordings
Collection/Fonds
Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives fonds
Description Level
Series
Fonds No.
0200
Series
1
Physical Description
8 CD's; textual records; photographs
History / Biography
In 2016 and 2017 the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives undertook a special project to explore the connection between what McNab settlers produced in the early days in Township and what local producers are making today. Through oral history interviews the AMBA delved into themes of innovation, continuity and the return of the farm to table movement that is changing how people think about living off the land as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. The goal was to interview and document several McNab/Braeside families who are commercially producing various products such as maple syrup, honey, highland cattle, alpaca wool products, and vegetables from large to very small scale producers. Several families submitted family photos which the archives now holds as well as the oral history interviews. An on-line exhibit was created as part of this project which features selected photographs and audio clips from this collection.
Scope and Content
This series consists of oral history records created by the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives (AMBA) for its 150 project funded by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport through its Community Celebrations program. Oral history interviews were conducted by Laurie Dougherty and Dianne Brearley of the following participants:
Doug McLaren, Shannon Cassidy-Rouleau, Luke Sheldrick, William Murray, Diane Murray, Peter Murray, Leanne Prins, Jim McGregor, Jane McGregor, Kevin Rosein, Jack Cameron, Gail Cameron and Micheal Hoffman.
Full transcripts of the interviews are available at the AMBA.
Notes
See Exhibits page at www.adarchives.org
Photographs and other material collected from some participants are described as seperate fonds.
Accession No.
2006-0200
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Correspondence from Laird Archibald McNab and William Yuill to David Russell of Pakenham regarding rental agreement for Waba sawmill

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Date
13 June 1842
Collection/Fonds
McDougall Mill Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 letter
Reference No.
1
  2 images  
Date
13 June 1842
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
McDougall Mill Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds No.
0368
Reference No.
1
Physical Description
1 letter
Acquisition Source
McDougall Mill Museum accession number 91-13-665
Scope and Content
This handwritten letter is addressed to David Russell of Pakenham and is written by Laird Archibald McNab and William Yuill. They ask Russell to set a fair rent price for the operation of the sawmill on the Waba Creek for a period of four years. William Yuill is renting the mill from McNab in order to operate it. The Laird was force to demolish this mill late 1843, as his use of it to thwart John Paris' Mill further downstream and its placement on the 4th Concession line, blocking the highway, got him declared a "public nuisance."
Related Material
See the Box Papers in the Gail Manson fonds 2016-0357 for reply from Davis Russell of Pakenham and other correspondence to and from the Laird.
Accession No.
2017-0368
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Correspondence from Laird Archibald McNab and William Yuill to David Russell of Pakenham regarding rental agreement for Waba sawmill

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Date
22 September 1843
Collection/Fonds
McDougall Mill Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 letter
Reference No.
2
  2 images  
Date
22 September 1843
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
McDougall Mill Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds No.
0368
Reference No.
2
Physical Description
1 letter
Acquisition Source
McDougall Mill Museum accession number 91-13-665
Scope and Content
This handwritten letter is addressed to David Russell of Pakenham and is written by Laird Archibald McNab and William Yuill. They ask Russell to set a fair rent price for the operation of the sawmill on the Waba Creek. William Yuill is renting the mill from McNab in order to operate it. The Laird was force to demolish this mill late 1843, as his use of it to thwart John Paris' Mill further downstream and its placement on the 4th Concession line, blocking the highway, got him declared a "public nuisance."
Related Material
See the Box Papers in the Gail Manson fonds 2016-0357 for reply from Davis Russell of Pakenham and other correspondence to and from the Laird.
Accession No.
2017-0368
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Date
1850-2006
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
3.6 metres of textual material and photographs
Date
1850-2006
Format
photographic
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Series
Fonds No.
0021
Series
1
Creator
Peter Hessel
Physical Description
3.6 metres of textual material and photographs
History / Biography
Peter Hessel is an author, journalist and translator by profession. He was instrumental in establishing the Arnprior & District Archives in 1993.
Acquisition Source
While conducting research for his book "McNab - The Township", Peter Hessel created many files which he donated to the ADA in 1994 along with other historical information about the Arnprior area. This formed the basis of the Peter Hessel collection. The collection expanded over time and continued to be added to on a regular basis as an "open" collection based on subject rather than provenance until Hessel's death in 2020.
Scope and Content
This series consists of many original documents and photographs as well as photocopied material and newspaper clippings pertaining to the history of Arnprior, McNab and Braeside. Files are organized by subject. Each file contains various items which are listed in the Scope and Content note for that particular file. See individual file level descriptions.
Accruals
Further accruals are not expected
Related Material
See also: Stewart Famco fonds, Accession #1999-0107
Accession No.
1994-0021
Geographic Access
Arnprior
McNab/Braeside
Pontiac
Sand Point
White Lake
Scotland
Ottawa Valley
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Date
1822-1987
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
62 maps
Date
1822-1987
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Series
Fonds No.
0021
Series
3
Physical Description
62 maps
History / Biography
Peter Hessel (1931-2020) was an author, journalist and translator by profession. He was instrumental in establishing the Arnprior & District Archives in 1993.
Scope and Content
The maps in this series are described at the item level.
Accession No.
1994-0021
Geographic Access
Ontario
Scotland
McNab
McNab/Braeside
Canada
Denbigh
Renfrew
Upper Canada
Lower Canada
Pembroke
Lochwinnoch
Burnstown
White Lake
Pakenham
Ottawa Valley
Sand Point
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Date
1930-1990
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
1 photograph album : 41 x 51 x 2.5 cm
Date
1930-1990
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Series
Fonds No.
0021
Series
2
Creator
Peter Hessel
Physical Description
1 photograph album : 41 x 51 x 2.5 cm
History / Biography
Peter Hessel (1931-2020) was an author, journalist and translator by profession. He was instrumental in establishing the Arnprior & District Archives in 1993.
Scope and Content
This series consists of one item: a photograph album (1930 - 1990) containing 294 colour photographs and 74 b&w photographs which was compiled by Peter Hessel. It documents areas of historical interest in McNab Township including Burnstown, White Lake, Waba, Lochwinnoch, Braeside, Canaan, Dewars, Sand Point, Stewartville and Glasgow Station.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Date
ca. 1980
Collection/Fonds
John Smith fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 35mm Kodachrome slide
Reference No.
003
  1 image  
Date
ca. 1980
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
John Smith fonds
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
003
Creator
John Smith
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 35mm Kodachrome slide
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of the Gillies Bros. Mill in Braeside.
Accession No.
2017-0363
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Date
ca. 1980
Collection/Fonds
John Smith fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 35mm Kodachrome slide
Reference No.
020
  1 image  
Date
ca. 1980
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
John Smith fonds
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
020
Creator
John Smith
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 35mm Kodachrome slide
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of the ruins of a building in Renfrew, located beside the Archives of Ontario building. It may be the Gibbon's house.
Accession No.
2017-0363
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Date
1978
Collection/Fonds
John Smith fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 35mm Kodachrome slide
Reference No.
035
  1 image  
Date
1978
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
John Smith fonds
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
035
Creator
John Smith
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 35mm Kodachrome slide
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of a float in the Arnprior Santa Clause parade.
Accession No.
2017-0363
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Arnprior Santa Clause parade - Reid Bros. Motor Sales float

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Date
1978
Collection/Fonds
John Smith fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 35mm Kodachrome slide
Reference No.
037
  1 image  
Date
1978
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
John Smith fonds
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
037
Creator
John Smith
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 35mm Kodachrome slide
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of the Reid Bros. Motor Sales float in the Arnprior Santa Clause parade.
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2017-0363
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Arnprior Santa Clause parade - Arnprior Chronicle float

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Date
1978
Collection/Fonds
John Smith fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 35mm Kodachrome slide
Reference No.
039
  1 image  
Date
1978
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
John Smith fonds
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
039
Creator
John Smith
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 35mm Kodachrome slide
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of the Arnprior Chronicle float in the Arnprior Santa Clause parade.
Accession No.
2017-0363
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Arnprior Santa Clause parade - Boeing float

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Date
1978
Collection/Fonds
John Smith fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 35mm Kodachrome slide
Reference No.
047
  1 image  
Date
1978
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
John Smith fonds
Description Level
Item
Reference No.
047
Creator
John Smith
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 35mm Kodachrome slide
Scope and Content
Colour photograph of the Boeing float in the 1978 Arnprior Santa Clause parade.
Accession No.
2017-0363
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