Peter Hessel is an author, journalist and translator by profession. He was instrumental in establishing the Arnprior & District Archives in 1993.
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 continues to be added to on a regular basis as an "open" collection based on subject rather than provenance. The photograph album was donated to the ADA in 2006.
Scope and Content
Collection Files H2.1 - H3.3
The collection consists of many original documents as well as photocopied material and newspaper clippings pertaining to the history of Arnprior, McNab and Braeside. Each file contains various items which are listed in the Scope and Content note for that particular file. SEE INDIVIDUAL FILE LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS IN THIS DATABASE.
Photograph Album H10.02
The collection also consists of 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.
Peter Hessel Collection Maps - Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 12
Files arranged alphabetically by subject by Peter Hessel .
Maps are described at the item level in Archives OnLine. eg. Peter Hessel Collection M001 etc.
Further accruals are expected
See also: Stewart Famco fonds, Accession #1999-0107