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1896 - 1998
Ben Frieday fonds
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Physical Description
15 cm textual records; approx 50 photographs; post cards
1896 - 1998
textual records
Ben Frieday fonds
Description Level
Physical Description
15 cm textual records; approx 50 photographs; post cards
History / Biography
Ben Frieday was born in 1916. He lived at #146 Russel St. (formerly Jesse St.) all his life. The house according to Ben's son Greg, predates 1854. Ben was the youngest of many children. He married Dora Buder who was also the youngest in her family. He served overseas in the medical corps during WWII and returned to Arnprior in 1945. He worked for the Public Booth Company in Arnprior for many years. David Finnie leased a cottage to Ben Frieday for 40 years at Marshall's Bay. They were good friends of the Macnamara family. Ben Frieday died June 1, 2005.
Acquisition Source
Articles donated by Ben Frieday via curator Helen Golding in August 1996. Photograph and other documents donated by Ben Frieday's son Greg in January 2008 and 2013.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of articles written by Ben Frieday; newspapers, photographs and textual material
1. "The Log-Drivers"
2. "The Gypsies"
3. "Cow Bells of my Boyhood"
4. "The Hobo Jungles"
1. Gillies Mill circa 1922
2. View of Sand Point (copy) by Handford
3. 18 b&w photos of Gillies Bros. Brent Logging Camp
4. 18 "Views of Arnprior" and 7 postcards
4. Miscellaneous Greeting Cards (approx 30) circa 1900-1930
5. 3 x Logging photos circa 1890's
6. Logging crew & pointer boat at McLachlin Bros. Mill #3 circa 1901
7. 5 photos of Ben Frieday at various ages with McLachlin Bros. buildings in background (originals scanned and returned to Greg Frieday)
8. Photograph of Charles Macnamara's cabin at Marshall's Bay circa 1930 (Map Cab 1, Dwr 14)
9. McLachlin Bros. Boom Camp employees circa 1896 (enlarged by Leslie Finnie in 1941)
10. Copy of Macnamara 'Brag Load' photo with teamster Cecil Hudson and horses "Laddie and Bob".
11. Three mounted Arnprior Public School photographs circa 1915 -1920 and one newspaper clipping of 1924 class (with identification) published in 1967
NEWSPAPERS: (stored in newspaper cabinet)
August 14 1930 Arnprior Chronicle
August 18 1932 Arnprior Chronicle
October 25 1945 Arnprior Chronicle
1. WWII Ephemera - The Pocket Book (Issued by the Baptist Churches of Ontario) and The New Recruit; A Message to the Men in the King's Forces by Dr. John MacBeath
2. Invitation to the Arnprior Ski Club Dance 1930
3. Treasurer's Book for German Evangelical Church (Ward's Hill) circa 1916
4. Smith's Dairy Card & Price List circa 1971
5. File of historical information and newspaper article about the Frieday home at 146 Russel Street N.
7. Agreement between Gillies Bros. and the Crown to employ prisoners of War 1944
8. Linen poster for Nopiming Game Preserve circa 1924 (2 copies Map Cab #1, Dwr 14)
9. Miscellaneous textual items (organization chart for Canada Public Booth Co. circa 1955, ads etc.)
1. Fonds split from Roger & Gillian Danby fonds (1995-0064) in March 2008.
Accruals are not expected.
Related Material
See also Roger & Gillian Danby fonds and File Folder "Frieday, Ben' in Peter Hessel collection.
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