In 1835, Archibald 13th Laird of McNab, had a small stone house erected on the shore of White Lake. Here he lived for a number of years with his common-law wife Catherine Fisher, their son Allan, and their daughter Kitty. The Laird returned to Britain in 1852; Catherine remained in the house until her death in the 1870's.
Later the house became the property of Mrs. Violet Box. It had fallen to disrepair, and efforts were made to have the historic building restored. However on April 12, 1936 the owners demolished it with a few sticks of dynamite. It remained in ruins until 1967.
Margaret Stewart (b. 1914) was the daughter of Duncan Gordon Stewart (1875-1954) and Ethel Stewart nee Stewart. Duncan Gordon Stewart was a prominent Ottawa lumberman and President of Stewart Bros. Ltd., Waba. In 1909, he married Ethel Margaret Stewart nee Stewart; they had six children, among them: Donald Burton Stewart (died in infancy); Margaret Robertson Stewart (dietician and part-time lecturer at MacDonald College, Que.); and Duncan Edward Stewart (later married Elizabeth Wallace [Bessie] nee McLaren). Following her studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Margaret worked as the Dietitian-in-Charge, at MacDonald College, Montreal, for over 25 years.
Donated by Elizabeth Stewart-Hessel in 1993 and 1994.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 32 Series containing a large number of files, photographs and negatives, primarily of family members and places. Other material consists of pamphlets, catalogues, postcards, a lapel pin and a 1912 dime. The records contain such information as the following: the Stewart Brothers Ltd., (one of the area’s oldest lumber mills, dating back to the 1840’s; over the years, the mill produced cedar shingles and lathe as well as lumber (pine was the mainstay), pot barley and cheese from a cheese factory; a fire on December 6, 1956 destroyed everything, but the mill was rebuilt the next spring; Duncan E. Stewart sold the mill in December 1968 to Edwin Kennedy (an American entrepreneur who also owned a saw mill in Calabogie); Donald Stewart (1829-1883) who was born in Beckwith Township in 1829 [son of Alexander) moved with his father to Waba in the early 1840s and later became senior partner of the Stewart Brothers enterprise there; he served as Reeve from 1869-1875 and Warden of Renfrew County in 1875; he ran unsuccessfully as a candidate for the Reformers in the 1871 Ontario election; he never married. Donald had 3 brothers: 1. Alexander Jr. who stayed in Beckwith, 2. Robert, 3. John (born in 1841 in Beckwith Township and died at Waba in 1925). Robert and John also were partners in the Stewart Brothers enterprise at Waba. John married Margaret Robertson of Robertson’s Corners (see file Robertson’s Corners). John Stewart served as Reeve from 1879-1889 and from 1906-1913. He also served as Warden of Renfrew County. He was politically active on behalf of the Reform Party.
File includes such records as the following: the minutes of the proceedings and by-laws of the County of Renfrew (1882), tax notice, notice of assessment, correspondence to John Stewart (Reeve of McNab and Warden of Renfrew County) and other correspondence (for example from the County of Lanark, County Clerk’s Office), list of article in bill of sale from Allan Stewart to George Seelerf, list of arrears for the 5th Concession line, regulations of the public Works Department under the Colonization Road Act (Ontario Statutes, 1907, chapter 17, section 4), 1883 Auditor’s Report (Expenditures on Roads and Bridges), bylaw to defend the duties of pathmasters and provide for the due performance of statutes labour within the municipality of McNab, 1876-1877 Auditor’s Report for McNab Township, and a 1997 real estate flyer about an 1870 home formerly owned by the Stewart family.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 2
Dates of Births, Marriages, and Deaths. -- 1835-1970. -- 1 folder.
File includes such records as the following: dates of births, deaths, and marriages of family members, certificates, passport of Annie Jamieson Stewart, and 1922 will of Annie Stewart. Three passports of Margaret Stewart and her birth certificate are also included.
File includes such records as the following: notices of deaths, clippings, remembrance cards, and a receipt for perpetual care of cemetery plot. Some of the names mentioned include Mabel Stewart, Catherine Annie Stewart, Dr. John Robertson Stewart, Annie J. Jull, Percy L. Jull, Donald Burton Stewart, and Isabel Stewart.
File includes such records as the following: personal correspondence of a personal/family nature and clippings. Some names mentioned are Katherine Isabel Stewart and Ernest J. Stewart.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 6
Western Canada. -- 1882; 1888; 1896; 1911. -- 1 folder.
File includes such records as the following: clipping, one letter to John Stewart (Manitoba) to John Stewart (Waba), 1896 clipping about an Arnprior man’s stay out in Manitoba for three months, and two booklets: Millions of Fertile Acres, Guide to Settlers, January 1888 (published by the authority of the Department of Agriculture) and Western Canada, Manitoba, Assiniboia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, 1899, issued by the authority of Clifford Sifton.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 7
Transportation other than Railways. -- no dates. -- 1 item.
File contains a booklet, Motor Car Magneto by Victor Page and Clifford Shattuck.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 8
Stewart Brothers--Sale to Kennedy. -- 1968-1970. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: financial statements, letter to employees, and list of assets.
File contains such records as the following: receipts, letters, lumber estimate, time sheet, notes regarding concession lines, notes on degrees Bagot lines are run on (1885), Duncan Stewart’s business card, and letter regarding lease of lot 26, concession 11, Darling Township.
File contains such records as the following: catalogues and pamphlets on cutter heads, leading evaporator, shingle packer, saws, sugar-camp fixtures, letters, and special instruction about saws. International Log Rule and Lumbering Tools, Cant Hook and Peavey Handles are some examples. Pamphlet in French also included.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 11
Politics. -- 1884; 1900; 1923; 1925. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: clipping of “The Observer in Queen’s Park”, letter from House of Commons, receipt for services in the electoral district of Renfrew South 49.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 12
Military Interest. --Letters from Val Horn to Margaret. -- 1939-1945. -- 1 folder.
File contains letters from Val Horn while she was on active service in charge of food preparation in Europe, a 1940 black and white photo of Val Horn, and a War Savings Certificates pamphlet.
File contains such records as the following: list of medical costs, receipts in order to claim hospitalization benefits, 5 black and white postcards regarding Dr. Locke, one back and white postcard of an unidentified nurse, a pamphlet on Eclectric Oil, a 1904-1905 Queen’s University Convocation program (Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Law, and School of Nursing), exercise booklet, 1896 Electric Almanac, and a 1926 gastro-intestinal tract examination. Names mentioned are Margaret Stewart, Ethel Stewart, and Dr. Locke.
File contains such records as the following: letter from author Hugh MacLennan, letter from K. Margaret DuPorte, high school certificate, birth certificate, school results (lower, middle and upper schools), Queen’s University results, letter of congratulations on 25 years of service, letters to Santa from Neil Stewart and Margaret Stewart, letters to family from Margaret.
File contains such records as the following: a 1900 Oath of Engineer (James L. Morris), a 1938 subpoena for The King vs. Thomas Gale regarding theft of logs belonging to Stewart Bros., 1885 letter to John Stewart requesting legal advice, notes about Gale case, a 1926 receipt for a claim against R.D.F. Campbell.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 16
Jim Stewart. -- 1906; 1911-1912; 1948. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: a black and white photo of Jim, letters between Jim (in Montreal) and his parents, and a 1906 letter from S.R. Smith Infirmary in Staten Island, New York, to parents regarding Jim.
File contains such records as the following: clippings regarding the sale of timber limits in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia, sale of Ottawa limits owned by William Mackey in 1902 (bidding started at $200,000 on 129 3/4 miles), several issues of Canada Lumberman (December 13, 1899, December 1902, December 1903), clippings from the Montreal Daily Witness (January 12, 1906), information on the production of lumber in Canada from 1919-1938, exports to the United States, imports from the United States from 1926-1939, Spruce Waste in the Sawmills of Quebec and the Maritime Provinces by S.B. Prince (1940), a 1904 Annual Report (Bureau of Forestry, Province of Ontario) and a 1901 2nd Annual Report (Canadian Forestry Association), Old Original Pine by William Hall, and a 1923 Ottawa Agency timber license issued to John Stewart for timber located in Bagot Township
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 18
White Lake Presbyterian Church. --1886; 1889; 1908-1921; 1956; 1960-1962; 1967.
File contains such records as the following: Diamond Jubilee of St. Andrew’s United Church, White Lake 1881-1956 booklet, a 1919 Book of Family Devotion, a life-member of the United Church lapel pin, a 1912 10-cents piece, a letter from the Board of Managers about the 1960 Church budget, financial statements for the United Church (1962, 1979, and 1987, White Lake, Pastoral Charge), a 1921 notice of assessment for the Presbyterian manse, 1968 treasurer’s statement and a 1916 bank book (Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church), 1934 letters to Mrs. Stewart, list of distribution of funds (Presbyterian Church, 1912-1913), notes on the weekly offering, receipts, 1914-1915 budget for Presbytery of Lanark and Renfrew, a 1967 St. Andrew’s Church service program, lists of arrears of stipend and schemes of the Church (1908, 1910, and 1914), and a 1917 certificate for the memorizing of scriptures by Duncan Stewart.
File contains such records as the following: letters regarding investments with various companies and agents (AEmilius Jarvis & Co., Wood, Gundy & Co., Goldman & Co., Bank of Nova Scotia, Dominion Mortgage & Investments Assoc., Dominion Securities Corporation, International Portland Cement Co. Limited, The London Guarantee and Accident Co. and International Finance Co. Ltd.), a 1912 balance sheet for The Thornbury Transportation & Reduction Co. Ltd., a 1894 Annual Report of the Ontario Mutual Life Assurance Co., 1912 receipts and 1913 clippings from the Spokane Daily Chronicle and the Evening Citizen.
File contains such records as the following: a 1896 Trade List of the Subscription News Co., Weekly Globe (January 29, 1896), Daily British Whig (April 24, 1906), Catalogue of Lightning Evaporators, 1902 Male Attire catalogue, Cataloguing of Books for Schools and Libraries 1901, American Farmer (December 1892, Springfield, Ohio), 1931 letter from The Eaton Co., The Globe Toronto (July 10, 1912 and November 11, 1914), Montreal Daily Witness (March 5, 1891 and November 9, 1895), Weekly Globe and Canada Farmer ( September 25, 1912, November 12, 1913 and February 26, 1913).
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 21
Oversize Items Box 3 G13.2
1. Poster of “Canadian soldier”, painted by Lilias Torrance Newton, circa 1942. One of a series produced by this war artist.
2. Certificate of Baptism, Donald Burton Stewart, 1918.
3. Cradle Roll for Margaret Robertson Stewart, 1918.
4. “Royal Visit” contains 29 b&w (black & white) photographs, mostly taken by Duncan E. Stewart of Waba, of the 1939 Royal Visit in Ottawa. Also 2 b&w photographs of unidentified women in front of the Ottawa Normal School (Teachers’ College) in 1911. Names mentioned include Duncan G. Stewart, Margaret Stewart, Ethel Stewart, Maggie and Lizzie Burton, and Duncan E. Stewart.
5. “Waba School” contains 13 b&w photos of the Waba School (located on the 5th Line in Pakenham Township, Lanark County and served parts of Pakenham Township in Lanark and parts of McNab Township in Renfrew), and 1 b&w photo of an unidentified school.
3. “Waba - family pictures” contains 53 loose b&w photographs, an album with 8 b&w photographs, and 3 colour photographs, all of the Stewart family of Waba. Most photos are identified.
4. “Negatives--Margaret Stewart, Waba, 1955” contains 16 negatives of that year.
5. Portrait of Margaret Stewart by Arnprior photographer Handford.
6. “Waba--scenery” contains 11 b&w photographs of Waba, mostly taken by Margaret Stewart.
7. “Stewart-McLaren wedding” contains 8 b&w photos of the 1936 wedding of Duncan E. Stewart and Bessie McLaren, in Waba.
8. “Margaret Stewart, camp pictures” contains 2 b&w photos of 1924-25 vintage, taken at Andrew’s Island in White Lake.
9. “Kingston Air Show” contains 4 b&w photos taken in 1930.
10. “Waba Mills” contains 9 b&w photographs of Waba Mills and related subjects.
11. “Car pictures” contains 12 b&w photos and 1 negative.
12. “Margaret Stewart”, Handford Photographer, no date.
13 “Duncan G. Stewart”, Ottawa Auxiliary Bible Society certificate, 1953.
14. “Mrs. Duncan G, Stewart, Ottawa Auxiliary Bible Society certificate, 1953, and a Woman’s Missionary Society certificate, 1953.
15. Bachelor of Household Science and the red cylindrical case, Margaret Robertson Stewart, McGill University, 1940
16. School certificates, Margaret Stewart, School No. 3, Pakenham Township, 1925-1927
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 22
Advice. -- ca. 1908. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: notes on raising children, sexuality, and home life.
Domestic Science Notebook dated 1903, Renfrew Collegiate Institute containing hand written notes, recipes, instructions on how to make a bed for an invalid, how to wash blankets, etc. From the date of this item it could possibly have belonged to Mabel Stewart b. December 10 1888. The book was found in Margaret Stewart's home in 2018 and donated to the AMBA as an accrual by E. Stewart.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 23
Duncan E. Stewart. -- 1956; 1962-1963; 1968. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: three letters from Duncan E. to Ethel (his mother), wedding announcement of Duncan E. of Waba to Bessie Wallace McLaren, of Renfrew, and a clipping about the marriage, and letters to Margaret.
File contains such records as the following: one black/white photo of the factory, letter to and invoice made out to Alexander Stewart, list of accounts of clients, and an index to names of clients.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 25
Alexander (Patriarch) letters to John (son). -- 1883. -- 2 items.
File contains two letters from Alexander to John.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 26
Bessie Stewart. -- 1940; 1966. -- 1 folder.
File contains a letter to Margaret from Bessie (1966) and a receipt from Rosamond Memorial (1940).
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 27
Annie Burton Stewart to her grandchildren (Margaret and Duncan). -- 1921. -- 1 item.
File contains a letter.
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 28
Agriculture. -- 1892-1957. -- 2 folders.
File contains letters about the identification of plant material, clippings (for example on the topic of dairy v. grain raising), and publications. Some of these publications include booklets by the Department of Agriculture (federal and provincial) on such areas as insect control, apple culture, poultry house construction, the potato, agriculture and colonization, the angora goat, hothouse or winter lamb raising, sheep husbandry, the stave silo, lime-sulphur wash, Wabigoon Country (Rainy River District), reports from the Experimental Farm; other books include the Farmer’s Advocate (May, August and November 1892 issues), M.T. Buchanan’s catalogue on hay tools and wire fence (Ingersoll, Ontario), Bettshen’s pamphlet on corn and root cultivator, Massey Harris Illustrated: A Journal of News and Literature for Rural Homes (September-October 1897), and a Massey-Harris catalogue of farm machinery (1896).
File contains such records as the following: 1909 marriage certificate to Duncan Gordon, letters from A. Jull (Ethel’s sister), death certificate, birth certificate, remembrance card, and letters to Margaret from Ethel and Duncan Gordon.
Margaret Stewart Fonds
Duncan Gordon Stewart. -- 1908-1909; 1925-1926; 1953-1954. -- 1 folder.
File contains such records as the following: letters to Duncan Gordon from Ethel (of Renfrew) before they were married, letters from Isabella W. Fraser, letters to Margaret (1953), a 1909 letter from the minister about the wedding, 1925 and 1926 letters between Duncan Gordon and Dr. John Stewart (also called Jack, his brother), a remembrance card, a 1954 death certificate, a clipping about his death, and Duncan Gordon’s business card.
File contains such records as the following: cancelled cheque from Wood, Gundy, and Co., list of cheques issued, Duncan Stewart’s account/passbook at the Bank of Ottawa, Arnprior (1911-1920 and 1961-1962), a 1906 Bank of Ottawa Annual Report, letter to Duncan from Bank of Nova Scotia (1920).
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 31
Duncan Stewart. -- 1909. -- 1 folder.
File contains a copy of his last will and testament. Names mentioned in will are Annie Stewart (his wife), Daniel B. Stewart, Peter D. Stewart, William Stewart (all three are his sons), John Stewart (his brother), Daniel W. Stewart (his nephew).
Margaret Stewart Fonds: Series 32
John Stewart. -- 1872-1920. -- 14 cm of textual records.
John Stewart was Reeve of McNab Township from 1879-1889 and from 1906-1913 as well as Warden of Renfrew County. He was also treasurer of Church at Waba (1911).
File contains such records as the following: Fred Ostler’s receipt books (1909; 13 of them; Fred Ostler & Son owned and operated a store at the northeast corner of White Lake’s main intersection; it is not known how John Stewart came into possession of Ostler’s books), The Weekly News (Arnprior, February 10, 1906), financial papers (receipts issued by Town Hall (1882 and 1907), treasurer’s account for McNab (1880), list of arrears for stipend, recapitulation of account), legal papers such as indentures, land deeds, declarations of ownership, and list of articles seized (some of the names mentioned in these papers include James Barr, James Morris, George Gillespie, D. W. Campbell, A. F. Campbell, John Campbell, Hugh Frederick McLachlin, Alexander Stewart, John and Ellen Byrne, Carl and Mary Strike, School No. 15, Daniel Fyfe, John and Amelia Rose Phillips, William Box, August Boese, William Burton, William McAdam, William Alexander Leckie, Alexander McLean, Peter McLean, James Stewart, James Taylor, Archibald White, Thomas Lindsay, Timothy O’Connor, John Odbur, John Hill Wright, Peter Duff), by-law no. 745 regarding equalization of assessment rolls, and correspondence (dealing with such matters as Claybank bridge, J. B. Hutson, assessment and election supplies, Town’s account with the Bank of Ottawa, Robert Young, School No. 7, Horace Russell about the opening up of town line between McNab and Pakenham, Education Committee of Renfrew County, Ditches and Watercourses Act, Donald Watt).
Records are a good source of information on lumbering machinery, agriculture, and even on Western Canada at the turn of the 20th century.
April 2018 - Domestic Science notebook donated by Elizabeth Stewart. Added to Series 22.
See also Duncan E. Stewart collection, Accession No. 95-0057.
Daniel McLachlin was born in 1809 at St. Andrew's East, Rigaud Township, and by 1837 had built a sawmill and gristmill at Chaudiere Falls, Bytown. McLachlin bought 400 acres of property in Arnprior during 1851 and thus began a successful enterprise in which McLachlin was foremost known for his involvement in the timber trade. McLachlin had a hand in many facets of the Arnprior community and is generally regarded as the person who contributed the most to Arnprior's growth in the nineteenth century.
Donated by Pat Hall (a descendant of Daniel McLachlin) in 1993.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 30 letters to and from Daniel McLachlin concerning both personal and business matters. See item level records for descriptions of letter content.
Letter from D. Barham[?]. -- March 1854. -- 1 letter.
Letter concerning emigration of grandmother in 1802 from Fort William, Inverness. Died January 13, 1854 at 84 years of age.
Letter from Sarah McLachlin. -- June 23, 1856. -- 1 letter.
Letter from Daniel's sister Sarah, writing from Breadalborne [Breadalbane?].
Letter to Mrs. Dart or Fitzsimmons. -- letter copied March 8, 1858. -- 1 letter.
Copy of a letter sent by Daniel McLachlin to the addressee. Letter also has the date 1857.
Letter from William Bredon. -- April 7, 1857. -- 1 letter.
Letter concerns a father’s concern for his missing son who he fears was killed in a log run.
Letter from James Wilson. -- September 6, 1848. -- 1 letter.
Wilson was writing from the Bytown jail for bail money.
Letter from Mr. Dawson. -- June 4, 8 and August 25, 1864. -- 3 letters.
Letters concern ownership of some islands located on the Madawaska River.
Letter from Thomas Johnston. - February 14, 1860. -- 1 letter.
Letter to Daniel McLachlin concerning his nephew Hugh McLachlin being arrested and then escaping custody. He is now considered an escaped felon.
Letter from Rev. H.J. Borthwick. -- June 18, July 1, 17, 1861. -- 3 letters.
Letters concerning the terms for payments for boarding Daniel's son Daniel Jr. July 1, 1861 letter contains Daniel Jr's report card.
Letters from Joseph Braithwaite. -- 1854-1859. -- 8 letters.
Letters to Daniel McLachlin concerning the schooling of his sons John and Hugh in Chambly, Quebec. Letters also contain report cards for son Hugh.
Letter from Alex McLachlin. -- October 29, 1842. -- 1 letter.
Letter to Daniel McLachlin from his brother Alex concerning the purchase of horses.
Unknown signature on letter. -- April 11, March 14, 1843. -- 2 letter.
A letter sent to Daniel McLachlin protesting a note. Signature is very difficult to decipher.
Letter from Nathaniel Burwash. -- June 26, 1843. -- 1 letter.
Letter written to Daniel McLachlin in Quebec where he was engaged in loading squared timber. Letter also mentions a smut machine. Nathaniel Burwash was a councillor in Bytown in the 1850's, he was also a lumber merchant.
Letter from Nathaniel Burwash. -- July 5, 1843. -- 1 letter.
Letter to Daniel McLachlin concerning the mast issue.
Letter from D. McCallum. -- October 10, 1843. -- 1 letter.
A letter from shanty man S. McCallum written from Hooker's Creek near Pembroke regarding canoes and supplies.
Letter to E. Corthandle. -- February 3, 1848. -- 1 letter.
Letter from Daniel McLachlin with an account sheet for debts.
Letter from Nathaniel Burwash. -- February 7, 1846. -- 1 letter.
Letter to Daniel McLachlin concerning a M. Wordsworth trespassing and taking timber off Daniel McLachlin's land.
Letter from the Crown Land Department. -- February 11, 1848. -- 1 letter.
A letter from the Crown Land Department refusing to specify why a particular decision was made. Letter was written by John Macdonald who answered McLachlin's question in a very curt response.
1 col. Brooch presented to Mrs. Daniel
McLachlin in 1860 by the
Prince of Wales 1994
Brooch is in the Arnprior Museum
There is a poem or song called “The Old Shantyman” in the Arnprior Watchman of May 23, 1919, page 6 (Reel N 584).
See also Arnprior and District Museum Collection, 93-0005
See also Daniel McLachlin (Texas) fonds for more similar letters from this time period.
The first provincial census in what is now Ontario took place in May 1842. Government bodies responsible for returns have been the Department of Agriculture in the 1800’s, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics in the 1900’s, and Statistics Canada in the 1960’s.
The census returns were copied by the Arnprior & District Archives from Microfilm copies at the Library & Archives Canada in 1995.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 4 census returns, 1842 McNab Township (includes people in Arnprior & Braeside); 1851-1852 and 1861 McNab Twp. (includes Braeside) & Arnprior (Arnprior enumerated separately because by this time, it was a town); 1901 McNab Township and Arnprior.
Census Returns list every member of each family for McNab Township for 1851-1852; 1861 and 1901. The 1842 census lists only the head of each household; however, it does include many columns of statistical information about all of its members. The returns were done by district or county (made up of municipalities, townships, and villages) by an assessment officer who swore an oath that the information collected was accurate and true. The returns give age, occupation, birthplace (usually country or province) and religion. If person not home that day, then person enumerated elsewhere; if person born outside Canada, only name of country is given (not town, village, or city in that country). The returns are done by concession and lot nos. for country addresses done and by streets for city address done. Braeside enumerated separately once it became a village in 1921; in 1901, 2 types of returns were done: 1. individual--Schedule 1 and 2. property--Schedule 2; use the lot and concession nos. to connect the 2 schedules; see nos. in far left columns.
Abbreviations, spellings & definitions found on the returns include:
Range = Lot
W = Wooden
B = Brick
S = Stone
Dom = Domestic
Galiek = Gaelic
C.S. = Church of Scotland
F.C. = Free Church
W.M. + Wesleyan Methodist
R.C. = Roman Catholic
E.C. = Episcopal Church (Church of England)
Some population stats:
1842 700 Twp. of McNab
1901 8,000 Twp. of McNab + Arnprior
1995 12,000 winter Twp. of McNab
24,000 summer Twp. of McNab
See also File Folders “Census information” and “Voters’ Lists” in Peter Hessel collection Accession #1994 0021.
0.1 cm (1 original land deed measuring 43 cm x 52 cm).
Top right corner of document (10 cm x 12 cm) is missing.
History / Biography
The Cheese Factory in Burnstown was owned by Croft & Denny of Lanark who purchased the Rochester house next door to the old school on Lot 17 Concession 2 of McNab Township. This house, with an addition built, served as cheese factory for years. The old church building was moved across the street and was used as curing room. It was later sold and moved out of the Township. Cheesemakers at Burnstown were Frank Halliday, James Ready and Silas Morris.
Donated by Mrs. Jean Denniston of White Lake who knew John and Charlotte Stewart. Charlotte Stewart’s grandfather, John Forrest, was the treasurer for the Cheese Factory.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of original land deed for the property adjacent to the Cheese factory, dated September 27, 1847, between Dugald and Janet Stewart and George Rochester. The instrument covers half an acre of land composed of part of the west half of lot 18, concession 2, township of McNab for six pounds and ten shillings. This property was later the home of John Forrest.
3 metres textual records, photographs and audio visual recordings
History / Biography
Bernard Vance Bedore was born at Crow Lake, Ontario, in 1923 and grew up in the Ottawa Valley. He served in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and worked in the tourism field in Ontario for 23 years. As a writer, he created the mythical character Joe Mufferaw, in honour of Joseph Montferrand (1802-1864), one of Canada's most famous lumberjacks and atheletes. He is also the author of Big Pine published in 1963 and other tales such as Yonder Lies the Valley. He was also involved in trying to establish a theme park called "Timbertown" in the 1970's and worked with the committee to build the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior. Bernie Bedore passed away in Arnprior in 2008.
Bernard V. Bedore received his Certificate in Sanitary Inspection (Canada), CSI(C) number 687 in 1950 in Arnprior, Ontario. He was the first Editor of the new association's publication and L.B. Killoran was the Assistant Editor. They were Sanitary Inspectors with the “Arnprior Ontario Health Department”. The first issue in Feb. 1955 was titled “Newsletter”. The second issue in June was titled “News Letter” and the 4th issue in December 55 was “The Newsletter”, (3rd is missing). After some discussion amongst the members of the association and official approval, their 6th issue in June 1956 was titled “The Canadian Sanitarian”. The name was subsequently changed in 1971 to the Environmental Health Review to keep up with the times. Bernie and Lawrence were the Editors from February 1955 to March 1957 during which time they produced 7 or 8 issues.
Bernie Bedore donated this collection of photographs, textual and audio-visual records in 2001.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the following:
Box I 8.1
Letters Patent, Bylaws & Minutes of the Diamond Park Mineral Water Co.of Arnprior Ltd. also known as Sanitaris Ltd. 1898 - 1931
Fitzroy Township Minute and Bylaw book 1850 - 1914
Fitzroy Township Minute Book 1893 - 1910
Fitzroy Township Bylaws Book 1893 - 1907
Photo Album (Kimberley family) containing late 19th century - early 20th century portraits
Unidentified family photo album (found in Central Hotel in 1930’s) containing albumen and tin type portraits
15 twentieth century photographs (including portrait of Mary Margaret Coghlan who married Tom Hanson of Sandy Hook and various photographs of logging)
Upper Ottawa Improvement Co. Ltd. 1946 Charter, general acts and list of shareholders dated 1946
Presbyterian Record, October 1901
Death announcement for Elizabeth Lindsay, Feb 13, 1903
1882 Advertisement for Carter’s Little Liver Pills etc.
Box I 8.2
Audio Visual material (3/4” video cassettes, audio tapes, LP’s etc.)
Item level descriptions not available
Box I 7.1
(File level description)
1. B. V. Bedore - personal (contains newspaper coverage, biography and photos)
3. Tall Tales of Upper Ottawa (file 1 of 2)
4. Tall Tales of Upper Ottawa (file 2 of 2)
5. Yonder Lies the Valley Act I draft
6. Yonder Lies the Valley Act II draft
7. Yonder Lies the Valley Act III draft
8. Yonder Lies the Valley early version
9. Yonder Lies the Valley final version
10. Yonder Lies the Valley - notes
11. Story of Joseph Montferrand
12. Tall Tales of Mufferaw Joe (file 1 of 2)
13. Tall Tales of Mufferaw Joe (file 2 of 2)
14. Joe Mufferaw Copyright (Stompin Tom and Joan Finnegan)
15. Joe Mufferaw - clippings and photographs
Box I 7.2
1. Preliminary Notes on Tourism Development in Renfrew County - 1972
2. Historical Notes and Photographs of Ottawa Vally Destinations
3. Special Events in Ontario (Draft) - undated
4. Ottawa and Madawaska Valley Regional Tourist Council - 1972
5. Opportunity Square Proposal (Arnprior) - 1972
6. Arnprior Sports Plex - 1975
7. Environmental Health Review
8. Mufferawland Travel Complex (Arnprior) - 1971 1 of 2
9. Mufferawland Travel Complex (Arnprior) - 1971 2 of 2
10. Big Pine Country Association - Minutes and Constitution 1979
11. Big Pine Country Committee - Minutes (1973 - 1976) and Financial Reports (1973)
12. Big Pine Country Committee - Correspondence 1972-1976
13. Big Pine Country Committee - Development Proposals & Reports 1973-1974
14. Big Pine Country Committee - News Clippings
15. Big Pine Country - Notes by B. Bedore
16. Timbertown Incorporation - 1979
17. Timbertown Board of Directors - 1972 - 1982
18. Timbertown Proposals - 1973-1978
19. Timbertown Financial Records - 1982-1985
20. Timbertown Shares and Shareholders - 1981-1985
21. Timbertown Correspondence - 1980-1986
22. Timbertown Reports - 1979, 1981-1983
23. Timbertown Promotional Material
24. Sale of Timbertown to Logos Land 1985
25. Timbertown Minutes - 1986
Yonder Lies The Valley
45 rpm recording (1) Along the Opeongo (2) Fiery Kate and Dickory Dan
Tall Tales of Mufferaw Joe in Booty bag
Tall Tales of Joe Mufferaw with illustrations by Yuksel Hassan (Two copies)
Mythical Mufferaw with illustrations by Allen Lutes
The Mufferaw Catfish
Scotty the Pike
The Broad Valley of the Ottawa
The Broad Valley of the Ottawa (Renfrew Welcome to Editors from the USA)
The Big Pine (two copies)
Come Smile with Me - Ottawa Valley Yarns written by Bernie Bedore and Wanda Lynn Butler
Appleseed Quarterly Fall 1997
The Outdoorsmen Magazine 1964-65
The Outdoorsmen Magazine 1964
The Environmental Health Review
Shelf I 7.2 (top of boxes I 7.1 7 I 7.2)
Lions Hotel Register 1895
Central Hotel Register 1935 - 1942
Shelf I 7.3
"Chambers' Edinburgh Journal" 1842 - 1843
Unidentified Printer’s Account Book 1899 - 1914
See also Robert A. Stewart fonds 1999-0113 for material related to Big Pine Country Association.
Library & Archives Canada has copies of 4 photographs received from Bernie Bedore in 1959. Please refer to PA-004630 to PA-004633.
File of Correspondence 1849 - 1885 mainly to Edward DeRenzy of Sand Point. Two letters from the Deputy Registrar in Pembroke dated 1976 relate to land mortgaged and sold by Alexander McDonell of Sand Point. This file also includes a letter dated 1849 from Janette and James Kirkman of Jefferson Barracks, MO to John Meachie and John McKenzie of Perth, District of Bathurst. Another letter from J. Jamieson (a solicitor in Perth) to DeRenzy dated 1884 is concerning the dissolution of DeRenzy’s store in Sand Point.
63 page typewritten History of the Settlement of the Township of McNab, written for the Perth Courier in the year 1869 by D. C. McNab and three clippings “Ottawa Valley Days” by Harry J. Walker
Bills, Accounts, Promisary Notes and Reciepts of Edward DeRenzy and others 1880-1896
Land Records and Insurance Policies of Edward DeRenzie 1864 - 1886. This file also contains a copy of the will of the late Neil Robertson dated 1886. An indenture dated 1880 between Edward DeRenzie and William Proctor of Ogdensburg New York which appears in this file was for two thousand pieces of Black Ash Saw Logs which were “lying and being in a boom on the Ottawa River at a point known as Roddy’s Bay...” The indenture features a stylized E & D (for Edward DeRenzie) that was DeRenzie’s own log mark.
Miscellaneous file containing photographs of the DeRenzy sisters Nina and & Minnie outside their home on John Street (circa 1930 and 1910) and newspaper clippings about the DeRenzy home (later Lang family) on John Street in Arnprior and an unsigned, 1937 Christmas card from the Officer Commanding and Officers of the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment (Highlanders) which features a photograph of Lieut. Col. Alexander McDonell, Officer Commanding, 1st Renfrew Regiment 1846.
The book was self-published by Irene Robillard for the church's 100 anniversary. At that time, it was discovered the congregation was 150 years old.
Donated to the archives by Irene Robillard
Scope and Content
The book describes the history of the church by decade. There is a large chapter on the families associated with the church through the years, including genealogy information. Full bibliography and index. The index is provided here.
Reprinted Dec. 1974, Original print Braeside, Ontario 1943
hard covered book - 172 pages
Scope and Content
The book is the story of Gillies Bros. Limited up to 1942, including their logging operation and mills at Braeside. At the end of this description is a partial index of the book.
Included in the book are two loose sheets:
1. Gillies Family Tree Chart
2. Map - Rail and Truck Routes to Different Limits Operated by Gillies - 1960
-- excellent map of the watershed showing limits of the Gillies brothers
p.viii - list of tributaries on the Ottawa
p.iii & xiv - economics outside Canada
p.4/5 - dispatch to layout townships and protecting the forests
p.13 - 1822-district of Bathurst was created with Perth selected as the judicial Center in 1823
p20/21 - description of first log houses
p.21 - summer sleigh & arduous land clearing
p.22 - potash making/poor soil
p.23 - 1835-people moving on
p.35 - between 1826-1894 -- 85M pieces of pine
p.35 - last crib 1909
p.38 - Gillies first sawmill/Swamp Road from Lanark to Perth
p.40/41 - Arnprior/Renfrew starts; Pembroke etc.
p.41/42 - 1845/46 Geological Survey Report
p.42 - lumberer versus farmer
p.43 - Smith-quote benefit to farmer
p.46 - settlers trying logging/regulations
p.47 - market for produce and labor
p.48 - definition of the size of a square stick of timber
p.54 - Neil Robertson on the Madawaska starting in 1850
p.55 - 1853-4, short description of timber on the Madawaska -- around Barry's Bay
p.55 - 1854 US treaty
p.59-60 - Gillies to Arnprior
p.60 – "the Canada Central Railway out of Brockville had crawled as far as Almonte by 1859, and was projected to go on to Arnprior for the Madawaska country and trade. That area was comparatively untapped for the river's turbulent waters had defied running until 1835."
p.61 - North America Act -- forest control given to provinces
p.61 - Renfrew Mercury, July 7, 1871 reported on the quantity of timber running through the Chaudiere slide at Ottawa in four days at the end of June
p.62 - railways & Gillies eyeing Braeside
p.63 - Laird McNab & McLachlin arrives
p.64 - McLachlin, McDonnell, Usborne
p.65 - Gillies buying at Braeside
p.66 - Great Depression 1873-8
p.67 - one dollar per day for Teamsters and fire at limits
p.68 – depression - prices paid
p.68.69 - USA tariff conflict
p.70/71 - steady growth
p.71(bot)/72 - 1892 -- cutting on the Madawaska for the first time. "In 1892 they went into the Madawaska country above Calabogie, their first operations on that rough and unruly River."
p.73 - new century boom
p.74 - last square timber rafts – 1903 last down the Ottawa by Gillies brothers;
1905 last square timber from the Montréal River limit by rail to Kingston, where the Calvin Company rafted it to Garden Island and drove it down the St. Lawrence for delivery at Québec.
p.74 - fire at Braeside mill
p.75 - 1902? - memo to the railway listing 356 freight cars needed and where they would be shipped to – "100 are to go to Montréal with export orders, 120 for the New York Central lines, 20 to Montréal for local trade, 12 through to Burlington, Vt., 80 are required for CPR local lines, three to haul local orders over the Canada Atlantic, one to haul on the Grand Trunk."
p.76 - cutting going further afield/ pulp and paper/ war affect
p.77/78 - June 23, 1919 -- fire at mill
p.78 - 1921 recession, & 1930 crash
p.79/80 - average production
p.81 - Gillies is Canadian Lumberman President
p.91/92 - examples of fires
p.93 - 1885 -- McLachlin Brothers and fire rangers
p.93 - World War II and list of previous wars
p.93 - women – lumberjills
p.94 - very high output in more years
p.100/101 - cutting and farming and selling produce
p.102 - Valley culture.
P102 - 1942 -- buying McLachlin limits
P102 - Arnold Muirhead.
P104/105 -- employees and drivers.
P108 -- list of the Gillies limits by year 1842-1942.
P109-130 -- describes square timber operation.
P117 -- waney started 1861.
P119 -- 1869 -- caulked shoes
P119 – tools
P119 -- 1855 Peavey
P120 – caulked shoes/log jams
P121 -- John McCoshen
P122 -- timber slides and dates
P123 -- assembling Madawaska rafts
P124 -- picture of square timber crib.
P127/8 -- going through slides.
P130-133 -- Prince of Wales.
P132-description of Chats Falls
P133/34 -- overview of waste when making square timber
P134 -- McFadden's life and timber
P134-1903 -- Gillies last raft
P136 -- peak of square timber trade. An overview
P137/138 -- former firms
P139-143 -- sawlogs and lumber
P141-actually description of log drives-danger and romance
P141-description of power in sawmills and how cut
P142-quantity of men and supplies needed
P142-progress in sawmills
P143-1870 -- Timber Marking Act passed.
P146-155 -- shanty & rivermen
P148-tall tales – example Bunyon
P149-Charles Macnamara -- land sailors
P151-White Lake and lost distillery barrel
P152-farmer to shanty, and wife at home.
P152-the Nile expedition and Khartoum – 1884
P153/4-current camps description and current work.
P156-driving rights and first drive
P156-Larry Frost -- foreman -- caulk marks
P157-the Rivers And Streams Bill 1881-4 -- use of slides, private versus for all, final outcome
P159-Upper Ottawa Improvement Co. (ICO) - cooperation -- public works Canada
Another copy of the book is in the archives' holdings
Partial Index prepared by Irene Robillard while researching information
Arnprior, Ontario 1984. Sponsored and Published by The Arnprior and Distrcit Historical Society
hard covered book - 138 pages
History / Biography
Leo Lavoie is a local historian and author whose first love is to study and relate information about Arnprior.
Donated by the Arnprior and District Historical Society, 1993.
Scope and Content
The book is an authoritative retelling of Arnprior's past, covering the period from 1823 to 1984. It also relates many statistics and facts about the town of Arnprior. This book is an excellent reference tool to anyone interested in learning more about the town of Arnprior.
The following subject index consists mostly of names. Only photos of significant place/name entries are indexed. Index prepared by Laurie Dougherty in November-December 1995; some entries added by Peter Hessel in December 1995 and later. Also see August 24, 1983 issue of the Chronicle for interview with Lavoie about book.
[The numbers refer to pages]
Abraham, Bill, 86
Airport, South Renfrew Municipal, 88
Albertson, Captain, 83
Alerts Hockey Club [photo, 1916] 98
Arnprior 1855, (photo) 10
Arnprior & District Fish & Game Club, 90
Arnprior Bottling Works, 80
Arnprior Box Company, 66
Arnprior Cabinet Company, 66
Arnprior Centennial Celebrations, 6
Arnprior Chronicle newspaper, 42, 78
Arnprior Citizen’s Band, 83
Arnprior early history, 2-10, (photos) 96-99
Arnprior Electric Light & Power Company, 65
Arnprior Guide newspaper, 79
Arnprior Marble Factory, 66 [photo] 97. See file “Marble Factory” in Peter Hessel Fonds.
Arnprior Medical Centre, 69
Arnprior Millstock Company, 65
Arnprior Planing Mill, 65
Arnprior Post Office, (photos) cover, 106, 111, 127
Arnprior Public School, (photo)11
Arnprior Watchman newspaper, 79
Arnprior Weekly Review newspaper, 78
Atkey, R.S., 78
Aumond, Joseph, 4
Ayling & Ramage Boat Builders, 66
Badische Canada Ltd., 62
Baker Ford Agency, 66
Baker, A.J., 91
Baker, T.J., 91
Baker, William, 64
Baldwin, Sherman, 28
Band [photo, 1923] 105
Bank of Nova Scotia [photo, 1874] 100
Bank of Ottawa [photo, 1874] 100
Barnett, Vincent, 66
Baseball, 91, [photo] 109
BASF, see Badische
Bates, Esra A., 50
Baumann, Eric, 85
Beattie, William G., (photo) 85
Bell, Andrew, 82
Bell, James, 82
Berndt family, 74
Berry D. & Sons, 66
Black River, 21
Black, Theo, Butter Tub Factory [photo] 97
Boeing of Canada Limited, 63
Boese, August Albert, 72
Boese, Mrs. Frank, 72
Bouvier, Rev. Joseph, 70
Box, Dr. J. Howard, 66
Boyce, Alan, 34
Brackebusch, Rev. G., 75
Brennan, James, 83
Brennan, John, 89
Bridge, Professor Hedley, 32
Brill, John, 2
Brockville & Ottawa Railway, 11
Brooks, R.J., 77
Brown, Captain G., 34
Buchanan Mills, 2, 5, 11
Buchanan, Andrew, 2
Buchanan, George, 2
Budd, E.J., 91
Bullard, Bill, 32
Burnette, Thomas, (photo)87
Burwash, Armon, 2, 21, 30
Burwash, Arthur, 91
Burwash, Edgar Harrington, 32, 42, (photo)43
Burwash, John H., 33, 89
Burwash, Mrs. Nathaniel, 21
Burwash, Sid, 91
Butter Tub Factory, 66
Byrne, Daniel, 89
Byrne, John R., 89
Caillier, Oscar, 81
Calcutron Corporation, 65
Calvery Baptist Church, 77
Cambell, John, 5
Camboose shanty, 12-13, (photos)13, 14
Cameron Hotel, 80
Cameron, Mae Savoie, (photo)115
Campbell House Hotel, 80
Campbell, A.F. & Son, 66 See also Chronicle, Feb. 1, 1945, page 3: story of A.F. Campbell: “From three piles of lumber to successful retail business”; pictures.
Campbell, Archibald, 82
Campbell, Archie, 80
Campbell building, (photo)108
Campbell House Hotel, 80, [photo, 1906] 106
Campbell, George, 89
Campbell, N. Alan, 30, (photo)44
Canadian Legion, 83-84 see also Chronicle, May 30, 1930, page 1: article on Legion
Canadian Public Booth, 66
Carpenter, Tom, 21
Carss Shingle Mill, 66
Carss, William, 10
Cartwright, Lloyd, 83
Caruso Block, 80
Casino Theatre, 82, see article Chronicle Mar. 14, 1930, page 1
Central Hotel, 116
Chaine, Rev. J. Alphonse M., 32, 54, 70
Chambers, Rev. G.A., 75
Charbonneau, Baptiste, (photo)7
Chartier, Captain, 35
Chase Nuclear Canada Limited, 65
Chats Lake Fish & Game Protection Association, 90
Chats Lake, 1, 2, 4, 90
Christiansen, E.B., 79
Churches, 5, 70-78
Circus parade [photo] 127
Clamon, A.D., 65
Clancy Drug Store, (photo) 134
Cleroux, Fred, 65
Cliff, Rev. H.W., 83
Closs, Alex, 86
Conley, D.H., 84
Conners, William, 84
Conroy Brothers, 28
Conservation clubs, 90
Consolidated Bathurst, 64
Cooney, Frank, 33
Cooney, John, 33
Cooney, Percival J. 33
Cotie, Captain Clifton “Kip”, 34, 86
Cotie, Tom, 44
Cousineau, Napolean, 84
Cowley, Captain Daniel K., 4, 33, 34
CPR Station [photo] 112
Craig, David & Son, 66
Craig, George, 10, 89
Craig, W. Barclay, 66, 67
Cram family, 76
Cranston, Dr. James G., 52, 82, 91
Cranston, Hugh, 92
Cranston, Monte, 55, 92
Crown Lands Office, 81
Cunningham, D.K., 80
Cunningham, Jean Macnamara, 33
Cunningham, John, 81
Cunningham, Samuel, 84
Dagenais Hotel, (photo)116
Dagenais, Walter, 48
Davies, William, 84
Daze, Robert, 55
Del Prado Hotel, 80
Dennison, John, 21
Denroche, Rev. C.T., 73
Deschenes, Capt. Joe, 34, 35
Desormia, Joseph, 8, 32
Deutsche Post German newspaper, 79
Diamond Park Springs, 79
Didak Manufacturing Limited, 65
Diener, Edward, (photo) 7
Diener family, 74
Dillabough, Albert, 91
Dillon, Monsignor R.E., 55
Distances, Arnprior, 88
Dochart Brick & Tile Works, 64
Dochart Clay Products, 65
Dochart Creek, 1
Dodd, Henry, 51
Dodd, Tom, 91
Dontigny and Andrew Houghton mill, 49, 65
Dontigny, Charles, P., 83
Dontigny, J.P., 81
Dontigny, Phillip Jr., 81
Dontigny, Phillip, 49, 65
Dore, Tom, 39
Doswell, A.H., 10, 50
Dower rights, 6
Duemmel family, 74
Dulmage, Richard [photo of residence] 97
Dunn, Walter, 48
Edgewood Estate, 33, 43, 49, (photo)128
Egan, John, 4
Elgin St., post office [photo] 127
Elgin Street Baptist Church, (photo)76
Emmanuel Anglican Church, (photo)73
Family Theatre, 81
Farmer Brothers Bootmakers, (photo)48
Farmer family, 76
Farmer, Edwin, 84
Findley, Dr. John S., 90
Findley, John, 90
Fire fighting, 84-87, [photo] 99
Firm, Cecilia, 49
First Baptist Church, (photo)74
Fleming, Capt., 35
Fleming, Robert, 82
“Flirt” houseboat, 39
Forbes, John, 52
Frappier, Hector, 83
Fraser, George, 8
Fraser, James, 75
French Canadians, 21
Frezell, Mae (Mrs. Norman McLachlin), 38
Fulton, Andrew, 32, 52
Fulton, Harvey, 52
Gadbois, James, 84
Galetta Electric Power Corporation, 44, 51
Gallipeau, Bob, 50
Galvin, J.P., 84 see article in Watchman, Feb. 22, 1918, page 1: photo and obituary of Michael Galvin
Galvin’s Tailor Shop, 81
Gardner, H.W.W., 50
Gardner, P.H., 83
Garrick, Patrick, 85
Gazley, George, 83
German Baptist Church, 76
German settlement, 79
Gillespie, John (“Barney”), 54
Gillies Building, see Post Office
Gillies mills, 64
Gillies, David A., 17, 67
Gillies, John, 64
Goodwin, David, 5, 50
Goodwin’s Bay, [photo] 136
Gormley, Liguori, 48
Gormley, Mrs. Olive(Dontigny), 49
Gospel Hall, (photo)77
Grace St. Andrews United Church, 72, (photo) 73
Graham, Anne, 55
Graham, George L., 16, 35, 39
Graham, Jimmy, (photo)46
Graham, M.D., 84
Graham, Mary, 50
Grand Union Hotel, 81 see also: Chronicle, July 24, 1930, page 3
Grant, Capt. William, 33
Great War Veteran’s Association, 83
Green, Cletus, 86
Green, J.J.(“Joe”), 92
Green, Phil, 86
Gregory, Isaac, 50
Greneir, Arthur, 23, (photo)46
Greneir, Eugene, (photo)7, 23
Grierson family, 76
Griffith & McNaughton building, 59
Griffith, Jim, 59
Grist mill, 2, 5, (photo)121
Grocery stores, [photos] 108, 114-15
Grout, Trevor H., 44
Grove Nursing Home, 67, (photo) 68
Groves, Johnny, 39
Guadette, Joseph, 28
Gualt, Morley A., 50
Gutzman, Bill, 85
Hachey, Mrs. Leah (Gagnon), (photo)46
Hallman, Rev. Orlando G., 72
Hammond, W.J., 84
Hardinge, R.W., 8
Harness racing, 89
Harrington, Eric, 5, 10, 74, 75, 89
Harrington Street, [photo] 120
Hartney, James, 3, 21
Hartney Hotel, (photo)23
Harvey, John L., 84
Havey, James, 5, 10, 28
Havey, Micheal, 51
Havey, Thomas, 8, 79
Hicks, Henry, 84
High School see photo, Chronicle July 2, 1969, page 2 (Grade 10 class, about 1924, with most names)
Old Boys Reunion 1909 [photo] 102
Hill, The [photo] 96
Hinks, Sir Francis, 3, 5
Hockey, 87-88, photos 98, 137
Hodgins, David, 66
Hood, Archie, 91
Hornidge, Charles, (photo) 49
Hospital, 66 ff
Hotels, 21, 80-81, (photo) 116
Houston, Judge Edward, 55, 92
Hubbell’s Falls, 4
Hunt, R.A., 84, 91
Huyck Canada Ltd., 59
Hybernetics Ltd., 65
Incorporation, Arnprior [village], 10
Industries, 59 - 66
Isolation Systems Ltd., 65
Jackson, Robert apt. bldg, formerly Dulmage resid. [photo] 97
Jahnke family, 74
Jefferey, A.J., 79
Jeffery, R.A., 42, 79
Jehovah’s Witness congregation, 78
Jennings, Syd, 82
Johnson, George, 32, 34, 38
Johnston, A.L., 81
Johnston, Hiram, 84, 91
Johnston, W.J., 91
1906 [photo] 106
c. 1910 [photo], 119
paving 1915 [photos] 110, 131
1917 [photo] 127
Jordan, Herb, 82
KAO — see Didak
Kelly, Simon, 16
Kennedy, L.J., 81
Kennell Lodge, 1
Kenwood band, 83
Kenwood Mills, 59, [photo of homes] 120
Kerr family, 76 see Chronicle, Dec. 27, 1929, p. 2: article re monument to D.L. Kerr, at Town Hall (1914)
see also Chronicle of Dec. 25, 1914, p. 8 re monument to Kerr (a drowned boy). This monument now at Albert Street cemetery at the foot of the boy’s grave.
Kerr, Charles, 16
Kerr, Frank, 83
Kerr, Rev. E.J., 61
Kierman, Monsignor J.T., 55
King Edward Hotel, 81
Kingdom Hall, (photo)78
Kittner, Paul (photo) 13, 18
Kittner’s Barber Shop, 81
Lacombe, Capt. Eugene, 34
Lacrosse, photo 138
Ladies Aid society, 77
Lampole, Bill, 21, (photo)22
Lang, Dr. R.W., 32
Lapierre family, 30, 34
Lapierre, Louis, 30
Lavoie, Leo, 95
Lavoie, Napoleon, 45
Lee, John D. 84
Lindsay, Mrs. Myra, 54
Liquor laws, 21
Log boo,. 125
Log marks, 21
Logging, (photos)19, 20, 22, 123-25
Lodge, Guli, 81 (Re William Lodge: Watchman, Mar. 31, 1916, page 1 —
Land records were transferred by Donna Symington from the law office of John Cooke in Renfrew to the Archives in 2013.
Scope and Content
This small fonds consists of land records pertaining to various properties in Renfrew County between 1840 and 1930 and one copy of a 1962 parade celebrating the Centennial of Arnprior which was transferred from 8 mm motion picture film to DVD. It contains no sound track.
Crown Land Documents:
1. 1840 Crown Grant to Peter McIntyre of Horton Township for the East half and West half of Lot 7 Concession 1
2. 1883 Crown Grant to Julia May Leckie (widow of David Leckie) of Bagot Township for the West half of Lot 6 Concession 1
3. 1930 Crown Sale to Donald Farquharson of Renfrew for West half Lot 10 Concession 7, Township of Admaston.
McNab Township Documents:
1. 1879 Deed of Assignment from Proper Gireaux of Portage-du-Fort to Duncan Stewart of Sand Point for the North half of Lot 27 Concession 10 McNab.
2. Two copies of 1881 Deed from George Rochester and wife Marion Rochester to the Trustees of Presbyterian Church (Burnstown) John McLachlan, Donald McRae, Andrew Forrest and Thomas Fruid [Frood], Township of McNab
3. 1881 Deed from George Rochester and his wife Marion Rochester to Donald McCrae for part of Lots 17 & 18 Concession 2 in McNab Township.
4. 1881 Deed from George Rochester and his wife Marion Rochester to David Taylor, James Campbell and Edwin Crane, Trustees of the Union School Section 2 McNab Township and part of 4 Bagot Township.
5. 1890 Deed from David Taylor, Robert Robertson and John McNevin, Trustees of Union School Section 2 McNab and part of 4 Bagot to Nelson Garvey.
6. 1894 Deed from Archibald Leckie and his wife Margaret Leckie to Donald McCrae for the North East part of Lot 18 Concession 1, McNab.
7. 1897 Deed from Agnes McRae to Farquhar McRae McLeod for Part Lot 18 Concession 1 and West half of Lot 6 Concession 1, McNab with provision for Agnes McRae to live on estate.
Bagot Township Document:
1. 1883 Deed from Julia M. Leckie to Donald McRae for the West half Lot 6 Concession 1, Bagot Township.
Horton Township Documents:
1. 1892 Deed from Hugh Frederick McLachlin and Claude McLachlan of Arnprior and wives Mary and Mabel to George Shaw of Horton for East half Lot 5 Concession 9, Township of Horton (with exceptions)
2. 1892 Mortgage for $750 between George and Margaret Shaw and Hugh Frederick McLachlin and Claude McLachlin for land described above.
Most documents in this fonds are duplicates to those in the Renfrew County Land Records Collection in the Archives with the exception of the Crown Grants of 1840 and 1883.
Series consists of information pertaining to Arnprior's history
Arnprior and District Museum collection F3.3
Subseries: Centennial. -- 1962; 1967. -- 10 cm of textual records, o/s item, scrapbook on
In 1862, Arnprior left McNab Township and was incorporated as a village; in 1892, it was incorporated as a town. In 1962, to celebrate Arnprior’s 100th anniversary as a village, Col. C.L. Smith (program co-ordinator), J.A. Thornbury (treasurer), Mrs. G.R. Clarke (secretary), and Alex Staye (chairman) were among those who formed the Arnprior Centennial Committee. Mayor R.M. Simpson declared the celebration officially open. In 1967, when Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of Confederation, Arnprior also participated in festivities.;
Subseries consists of records commemorating Arnprior’s anniversary (1862-1962). Records include those such as the following: the official program for the Arnprior Centennial (July 8-14, 1962) which contains a sketch of the development of Arnprior and an introduction to the Chief (Laird of McNab) and the first Daniel McLachlin); 6 souvenir decals; centennial letterhead and envelope; scrapbook compiled by Bea McKerracher, June 13, 1962 minutes of Arnprior and District Women’s Institute regarding museum and centennial celebrations (signed by Muriel Saunders, Centennial Representative); newspaper clippings; and signatures of townspeople on Centennial of Confederation paper (June 10 and 11, 1967); a scrapbook containing The Arnprior Chronicle’s Souvenir edition (1862-1962), July 8-14, 1962; churches, schools, businesses, the library and the museum are some of the subjects featured in the Arnprior Chronicle (July 8 to 14, 1962) Souvenir Edition (located in Map Cabinet 2 Drawer 14 ).
Arnprior and District Museum collection F3.4
Subseries: Arnprior General History. -- [before 1993]. -- cm of textual records and 4 b&w photos and oversized items.
The Museum collected information on a wide variety of topics. The clippings, photographs and documents have been arranged into separate files and include such topics as the Sisters of Providence, the development of postal services in Renfrew County and map of mail routes (for instance, the first post office to serve settlers in this area was opened in the home of James Morris, Sr. in 1839), cruises of Lady Colborne on early Lake Deschenes Route, boat fleets on the Ottawa-Pembroke run, Ottawa River, Stewartville Presbyterian Church (for instance, this church was hit by lightning in 1976 and burned down), trading posts and Lac des Chats, curling, the army worm outbreak in Renfrew County 1954, the historic 150-year-old white pine tree which is believed to have been standing when Daniel McLachlin first came to Arnprior in 1851, the old brick school on Albert St. (1922), the Arnprior and District Historical Society, the Museum, survey of Arnprior (questions about railway connections, waterworks, hospitals, sewer system), copies of Peter’s Point (a local history column), the Canadian Pacific Railway station in Arnprior, Sandpoint, the Arnprior Band of 1920’s, Arnprior Town Council 1972-1973, the Arnprior Shopping Mall which opened in 1975, St. John’s Ambulance on 55 Tierney St., 1946 report on Arnprior, Farmer Bros. Shoes on John Street, speeches by Norma Hall on local heritage, a copy of the Rules of Order to Regulate the Proceedings in Municipal Council of Arnprior (1893), the Chats Lake portages, history of navigation on Chats Lake, abstract on lot numbers 73 and 74, Arnprior Souvenir Book and Historical Sketch 1831-1909, a photo of a sewing class of the Women’s Institute, a 1958 photo of the rural correspondents for the Arnprior Chronicle, origin of name of Arnprior, programs, invitations and other records regarding the Old Boys Reunion in 1909, a copy of Marshall’s Bay to 1991, promotional material about Arnprior and other records such as Arnprior--A Town with a Future, 1977, Chronicle Guide Souvenir Edition 1862-1987, and 1902 Bylaw No. 10 of McNab Township called “To Define Duties of Poundkeepers”, and Giant Tiger. Black and white photos are of Women’s Institute, two correspondents, Maggie Macilla (?), and Muriel Saunders with other people.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F5.3
Subseries: Miscellaneous Documents - xxxxx
Subseries consists of the following clippings, photos, postcards, articles, and booklets in two folders:
1. Abstract of title for lot 39, Macdonald Street, Arnprior; some names listed are Stafford R. Rudd and wife and Herbert Craig, James A. Faulkner, Lottie F. Rudd and James Bond, 1954
2. Letter from Caledonian Insurance Co. to Mr. H. Schwabb, 1909
3. Bylaw No. 273, Waterworks Bylaw and Schedule of Rates, Arnprior, 1901
4. Note about lots 1, 2, and 3 in Concession 8, and lots 1, 2, and 3 in Concession 9, representing Radcliffe, 460 acres for $326, Daniel McLachlin is mentioned
5. Canada Registration Board card (paper is encased in hard plastic with steel frame), Catherine Elizabeth Verkus, living at Cross Street, 1918
6. Program to unveil plaque commemorating “Steamboating on the Upper Ottawa”, sponsored by the Ottawa Valley Historical Society, 1973; the first steamboat on the Upper Ottawa River was the Lady Colborne which was built in 1833 for service between Aylmer and Chats Falls; the steamboat gradually gave way to the railroad and by 1879 the Union Forwarding and Railroad Company in 1859 had abandoned its passenger and freight traffic on the river
7. Notice of Assessment, lot 39, McDonald Street, Arnprior, Jennie Grierson James, 1954;
8. Excerpt from Report of the Commissioners Public Works for the Years 1852 and 1853 about Chatts (Chats) Canal
9. 3 b&w photos--two unidentified babies and one of a nurse taken by Otto Sarony Co. Studios
1. Clipping about Governor General’s visit to Arnprior, June 12, 1991, where Ray Hnatyshyn unveiled a plaque commemorating the 100 year history of Grace--St. Andrew’s United Church
2. Copy of Instrument No. 5081, Arnprior, 1902
3. Copy of A History of the Renfrew South Women’s Institute, 1913-1963, Golden Jubilee
4. List of Officers for the Women’s Missionary Society for the Presbyterian Church of Canada, 1923
5. A Program for St. Andrew’s Women’s Missionary Society, 1924
6. Letters of Administration of the estate of Chambers Dowsley, Ottawa, stonemason
7. Canada Bonded Attorney, compiled for the used of forwarders, 1913
8. Receipt from McCord’s Drug Store, made out to Miss Nora Burwash, 1968
9. Alert Scrap Book of clippings about Arnprior, 1888 & 1899
10. Booklet called The Sewerage of Small Cities and Towns by Willis Chapman, 1888
11. Booklet called Report on a Sewerage System for the Borough of Sharon, PA by Potter and Folwell (Civil and Sanitary Engineers), New York Pittsburgh, 1894
Arnprior and District Museum collection
Series: History - Map Cabinet 1 (drawers identified beside items) and various shelves Range F;
Subseries: Oversized items:
Subseries consists the following oversized items.
1. “Plan of Arnprior Cemetery”, showing lot numbers 1 to 184, taken from plan drawn by James Allan, Provincial Land Surveyor, Renfrew (June 13, 1888), 1897 Map Cabinet #1, Drawer 3
2. Fire Insurance Policy, in Herman Schwab’s name, Arnprior resident living on lot 24, west side of Macdonald Street, with North British and Mercantile Insurance Co., 1906-1909, Map Cabinet #1, Dwr 6
3. Letter dated 18 October 1853 from Allan Robertson of New Ayle Scotland to his brother (name not given presumably in McNab Township) regarding his recent journey across the Scotland near Kinlich Rannoch. Their father is Alex Robertson;
Map Cabinet #1, Dwr 6
4. Two items related to George L. Graham; 1) Certificate of Competency as Master, issued to George L. Graham by Minister of Marine and Fisheries for the Dominion of Canada, as qualified to be master of a steam tug-boat, 1896. 2) Statement of Provisions Used on Coulonge Season 1902-1903 in folder. Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 6;
(See also the photocopied verison of The McLachlin Shanties in the Seasons 1897/98 to 1902/03 , a record of shanty expenses kept by George Lindsay Graham in outreach program material in Reading Room.)
5. Document appointing Ralph Tait as Lieutenant in No. 6 Company of the 41st Brockville Volunteer Rifle Battalion, 1872 Map Cabinet #1, Dwr 6
6. Abstract of title of rear half of lot 4 in concession B in McNab Township, Renfrew County, listing number of instrument, instrument, date of instrument, date of registration, grantors, grantees, quantity of land, considerations in terms of money, and remarks, 1891;
Map Cabinet #1, Dwr 6
7. Indenture for west half of lot 5, Concession 12, 100 acres bought by James O’Connor in McNab Township for $80 from the Commissioner of Crown Lands, Province of Canada, 1858
8. Indenture between James Lewis McRae (McNab Township) and William Claude McLachlin (Arnprior, son of Daniel McLachlin), about the sale of the northeast half of lot 11, Concession 7, in McNab Township for $400, 1869 Map Cabinet #1, Dwr 6
9. Sale of land by the Crown to Daniel MacLachlin (McLachlin?), McNab Township, 200 acres, lot 7, concession 10, for $160, 1858
10. Sale of land by the Crown to John McLachlin, McNab Township, 200 acres, lot 7 concession 9, for 40 pounds, with free access to the shore of the Madawaska River, 1856
11. Sale of land by Crown to James Skead (lumberman in Blithfield Township, Bathurst District), 50 acres, lot 15, concession 2, with free access to the shore of the Calabogie River, for 15 pounds, 1849
12. Sale of land by Crown to Charles Hyde (McNab Township), 200 acres, lot 8, concession 9, with free access to the shore of Madawaska River, for 40 pounds, 1856
13. Sale of land to Mary Elizabeth McRae, Margaret McRae, Marion Jane McRae, Annie Isabella McRae, Catherine Adelaide McRae, Rebecca Sarah McRae, John Alexander Wellington McRae, Williamina Susannah McRae and others (all of Bagot Township), 100 acres, east half of lot 5, concession 1 in Bagot Township, $60 1884
14. Letter to Allan Stewart (Edinburgh, Scotland) from Alexander Stewart (McNab Township) about his stay in McNab Township over the winter and instructing Allan on what to bring in terms of supplies when he comes to Canada, 1835; Map Cabinet #1, Dwr 6
15. Patent to Archibald McNab, lot 5, concession 14, McNab Township, 1832; Map Cabinet # 1 Drawer 6
Note Items 16 to 19 below are contained in mylar folder (70-32-11 to 70-32-16). They have been scanned and are available in Resources folder in Reading Room):
16. Indenture between Robert Simpson (City of Montreal) and Charles Stuart Middleton (Liverpool, United Kingdom), 200 acres, lot 3, concession C, McNab Township, for 8,000 pounds, 1841;
Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 6
17. Copy of abstract, lot 5, concession C, McNab Township, Daniel McLachlin to Alexander Simpson; other names mentioned are Margaret McNab, widow of Archibald McNab, 1862;
Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 6
18. Abstract of title, lot 6, concession 8, McNab Township, Renfrew County, 1905 for 200 acres;
Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 6
19. Petition to McNab Township Council presented by Christopher Tierney and John Smith, requesting that the Statute of Labour of the Residents of Arnprior be expended in the village, 1855;
Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 6
20. Crown land sale to Allan Stewart, McNab Township, northeast half of lot 11, concession 7, 100 acres, for $125, 1862
21. Crown land sale grant to Nathaniel Burwash, lot 5, concession 11, 200 acres, McNab Township, for 40 pounds, 1856
22. Crown land sale grant to Daniel McLachlin (McNab Township), east half of lot 6, concession 10, 100 acres, for 20 pounds, 1856
23. Crown land sale grant to James Storie (McNab Township), east part of lot 4, concession 14, 18 acres, with free access to Madawaska River, for 9 pounds, 1848
24. Crown land sale grant to Francis McNab (eldest brother of John McNab), north east half of lot 5, concession 13, 100 acres, McNab Township, for 25 pounds, 1851
25. Crown land sale grant to Daniel McLachlin of Arnprior, lot 9, concession 9, in McNab Township, 200 acres, for $140, 1869
26. Crown land sale grant to Daniel McLachlin, west half of lot 6, concession 10, McNab Township, with free access to Madawaska River, for 20 pounds, 1852
27. Crown land grant to Hugh MacLachlin, McNab Township, lot 6, concession 9, 200 acres, for 40 pounds, with free access to Madawaska River, 1856
28. Crown land grant to Archibald McNab, McNab Township, east half of lot 4, concession C on the west side of Madawaska River, with free access to Madawaska River, 12 acres, for 6 pounds, 1845
29. Plan of proposed incorporated village of Braeside, being composed of lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, concessions 13 and 14, McNab Township, 1910
30. Genealogy chart of family of Archibald Stewart family compiled by Janet Carmichael circa mid 1950's. It corresponds to publication in Reading Room entitled The Archibald Stewart Family Tree 1792-1851 (names of descendants given but no dates); encapsulated; double sided. Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 7;
NOTE: If information on chart conflicts with listings in book, the book should be considered the authority.
31. Map of the Town of Arnprior, incomplete and no date F4.2 (not correct, location unknown);
32. Leather-spine book (21.2 cm x 33 cm, 3 cm thick)
listing the price of peas, rye, beans and oats; title “Journal” engraved on book, provenance not known, 1886;
33. Leather-spine book
Inscription on inside cover reads: “This book was found in the old sawmill at White Lake, Ontario, when the mill was dismantled in 1960; donated by C.L. Dupuis, R.R. 2, Pakenham, Ontario”, book (1903-1906) contains tab sheets for lists of debts owed and paid by such people as Joe Thomas, Reverend E.J. Shaw, John Hamilton, John B. Yuill, Mick McDonald, Margaret McNab, John Hough Sr., A.F. Campbell, James Logan, D.G. McNab, and School Section No. 1 McNab; also included at back of book is an index to names and list of shanty expenses for 1908-1909;
34. Leather-spine book (20 cm x 42 cm, 3.5 cm thick, water damaged)
Belonging to James Farley and listing names of people, what they bought and at what price, in chronological order, 1859-1860;
35. Scrapbook (24 cm x 38 cm, 5 cm thick) Contains clippings (Ottawa Citizen, Arnprior papers) of poems, jokes, some current events with a particular focus on unusual deaths, wedding and death notices, some of the names mentioned include Cuthbertson, Robertson, MacDonald, MacGillivray, William Dunn, McMahon, Brennan, Hutchinson, Chitty, McCullough, Steele; also included is the receipt for the purchase of the book in 1987 from Revel T. Stewart (auctioneer at Cobden, Ontario), ca. 1890-1935
36. 4 encapsulated pages (oversize) Articles of Incorporation Fitzroy Harbour Cheese Company 1908. Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 6.;
37. Fire Insurance Plan: 1924 shows Arnprior streets and buildings from an aerial perspective in terms of the type of structure, proximity to hydrants etc. Colour and other codes indicate fire risks and construction materials used. The Underwriter’s Survey Bureau Ltd. produced this plan (Copy No. 99) in 1916 and revised it in April 1924. It was loaned to William Daze, presumably an insurance agent at the time. Population is listed at 4,100. Tyrrell’s Dining Lounge 11 Burwash Street, Arnprior is stamped throughout. This book is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without written permission from the Insurance Advisory Agency at 905-474-7389.;
38. Fire Insurance Plan: May 1932 shows Arnprior streets and buildings from an aerial perspective in terms of the type of structure, proximity to hydrants etc. Colour and other codes indicate fire risks and construction materials used. The Underwriter’s Survey Bureau Ltd. produced this plan (copy No. 54) which was loaned to A. L. Gormerly. The first page contains an index to street names and lists population at 4,100. This book is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in any formwithout written permission from the Insurance Advisory Agency at 905-474-7389.;
39. Fire Insurance Plan: January 1950 shows Arnprior streets and buildings from an aerial perspective in terms of the type of structure, proximity to hydrants etc. Colour and other codes indicate fire risks and construction materials used. The Underwriter’s Survey Bureau Ltd. produced this plan (copy No. 70) which was loaned to The Tierney Agency in 1964. The first page does not contain an index to street names but lists population at 4,100 the same as 1930. This book is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in any formwithout written permission from the Insurance Advisory Agency at 905-474-7389.;
40. View of Arnprior - . b&w copy obtained from the Archives of Ontario. Illustration by J. Hunter Jr. shows McLachlin Mills on both sides of the river and the small village of Arnprior from the mouth of the Madawaska river. A description of Arnprior by Daniel McLachlin dated July 1st, 1855 appears below the illustration.;
41. Leather-spine Minute book of the Arnprior Gun Club and 1906 Membership list Membership was taken out by the following members: E. C. Armand, J. S. Moir, J. Currie, R. Hillborn, N. S. Robertson, L. Stafford, G. Jarvis, H. W. Gardner, G. F. Macnab, John [Waltsau], A. N. MacGregor, R. A. Jeffery, C. A. R. Dulmage, A. T. Budd, J. C. Ward, M. A. Mulvihill, J. W. Fraser, S. Main, R. Jamieson for a fee of $2.00.;
At a meeting held Feb. 22nd 1906 at the Town Hall E. C. Armand was made president of the club and other members were nominated for the executive. The only other minutes in the book appear for a meeting on March 16th 1906. An ink blotter of Mercentile Fire Insurance company agent G. F. Macnab remains in the minute book.;
42. T. J. Gormley Staple & Fancy Dry Goods Accounts Book 1905-1907. This 352 page book was found in the Gormley house (79 John Street) when it was dismantled in 1967. Various names (mostly women) of account holders and detailed lists of purchases of dry goods to silks, golf jackets and corsets are listed in this well-preserved book. Gormley & Co. is listed at lot #2 John St. on the 1904 assessment roll for Arnprior.;
43.  Leather-spine Real estate book No. 2 of D. McLachlin as copied from Real Estate Book No. 1. This book is arranged by street and lists: size of lots, date of sales, to whom sold, folio (page) of real estate ledger, price of lots previous to 1872, valuation by valuators, price by executors, remarks, date of deed, and amount of mortgages. Other information includes cemetery plots purchased, reserves and blocks of land as laid down in 1869 plan, lands outside Arnprior & McNab township. The last section of the book lists Titles of Lands as registered showing instrument numbers, dates, grantee, grantor, lot & concession, number of acres etc. In the back of the book is a loose page of notes related to land transactions and allowances in 1880 and 1881.;
44. Leather-spine Blacksmith’s ledger 1882 to 1911. Possibly belonging to Arthur Gillan of Pakenham or one of the Camerons who were blacksmiths in Pakenham. Alphabetically indexed account ledger shows work done and supplies sold to various people in the Pakenham area as well as the Dowd Milling Co., Township Council . Two loose pages from 1915 and 1916 show an account of R. A. Snedden.;
45. Leather-spine Ledger from unidentified garage in Arnprior with accompanying index. It is possibly a record from Eckford and Russell's Garage located on the North side of Elgin Street (near Daniel). Ledger details sales of car parts, tires, labour etc. from 1937 - 1956 to various account holders from Arnprior, Braeside, Kinburn etc. Ledger is water damaged. Other related material includes a Garage Operators Calendar circa 1950 with schedule for Garages in Arnprior - possibly for Sunday openings. Businesses listed are Briscoe's Garage, Eckford and Russell, Lewis Garage, Wood Service Station, Beattie's Service Station, Clarke's Service Station, Pultz and Majaury, Graham's Service Station, Bimm and Majaury. A receipt book from Bimm's Service Station 1940 shows sales of gas etc. on various accounts.;
46. Envelope containing three items related to the history of White Lake; cover letter written November 6 1962 to Mrs. J. A. Stewart R.R. #1 White Lake by Mrs. Murray (Viola) Reid of R.R. #1 Pakenham regarding the compiltion of Tweedsmuir history for the Women's Institute. She refers to research using the 1953 Collector's Roll for White Lake which is included. (12 hand written pages). The third item is a 7 page, hand written presentation written by Mrs. Murial McLachlan about the history of White Lake including businesses, mills and the school in the village.;
47. Four Notebooks containing handwritten notes by William G. Beattie about fires throughout Arnprior from 1921 to 1943. Bill Beattie was fire cheif from 1924 to 1952.
48. Petition dated 1873 from Mansfield residents protesting the annexation of the Village of Mansfield to Arnprior. Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 6;