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Date
1863-2017
Collection/Fonds
AMBA Newspaper Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Date
1863-2017
Format
textual records
electronic records
Collection/Fonds
AMBA Newspaper Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
0061
Acquisition Source
Newspapers belonging to various individuals have been donated to the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives (AMBA) since it opened in 1993. The Arnprior District Museum transferred various newspaper editions since 1999. The Arnprior Chronicle-Guide donated its collection to the AMBA in 1995.
Scope and Content
This collection includes several different area newspapers, which were published on a weekly basis. Most newspapers in the collection were published in Arnprior or contain content related to the Arnprior area, with the exception of the Scottish American Journal.
The collection has been digitized up to 1975 and is available on our website. Ripped, missing and yellowed pages make it impossible to search every page of the digitized collection, so it is also worth browsing issues of interest. A link to the finding aid is below.
Microfilm copies of most of the collection are also available for viewing in the AMBA. In some cases, the microfilm copy is the only remaining copy. Contact the Archives for more information for specific dates as there are significant gaps in the holdings described below:;
Arnprior Chronicle (1885-1986). The early years contain many missing years and gaps.
- 1888, 1893, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1916 - only a few issues for these years.
- 1890, 1912, 1914 - years are fairly complete
- 1917 - 2 issues only
- 1924 - 6 issues only
- 1925 - 1 issue only
- 1926 - 3 issues only
- 1927 - 15 issues
- 1928 - 15 issues
- 1929, 1930, 1931 - complete
- 1932 - complete except for pages 1 and 2 of Jan. 7, 1932
- 1933, 1934 - complete;
Arnprior Chronicle-Guide (1987-onwards). Please note that the AMBA holds electronic copies only for Arnprior Chronicle-Guide from 2008 onwards.;
Arnprior Guide (1965-1985);
Arnprior News (1874, 1879, 1897, 1899, 1992-1999);
Arnprior News & Quyon Quebec Times (1899);
Arnprior Review & South Renfrew Chronicle (1876,1877);
Arnprior Weekender (1997-2008)
Arnprior Weekly Review (1873, 1874);
Arnprior Semi Weekly News (1897);
Arnprior Watchman (1892 -1920). Many of these issues are on microfilm. The following are available:
- 1892, 1894, 1897-1899, 1905, 1907, 1913, 1915 - only a few issues for each year
- Jan 1916 to April 1920 - fairly complete with isolated missing issues;
Diamond Jubilee Herald (1897);
Neilson's Weekly Review (1869, 1874);
The Canadian Times (1865 – one issue) (published in Arnprior);
The Scottish American Journal (1863-1864 – 22 issues);
The Toronto Globe (1902 Arnprior feature);
The Valley Voice (1999);
The Weekly News (1906) (Margaret Stewart fonds, box G9.2);
Other miscellaneous publications include: Montreal Daily Star, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Almonte Gazette (1899-1901), Carp Review, Renfrew Mercury, Renfrew Journal, Deutsche Post (1908 photocopy) etc.;
Contact prints & negatives published in the Arnprior Chronicle and the Arnprior Chronicle-Guide are also contained in this collection from 1978-1999.
Arrangement
The collection contains a large number of Negative and Prints which are described as Series 1.
Notes
Newspapers in this collection contain language from the era in which it was written. This includes problematic wording, cultural references, and stereotypes that are no longer used or appropriate today, such as racist and sexist jokes or points of view.
Archives volunteers have extracted the following genealogical information from our newspaper holdings:
1. Birth, Marriage and Death information from 1888 to 1933.
2. Deaths from 2000 onwards.
Both indexes are available for research purposes in the Archives reading room and to purchase on CD. Contact the AMBA for more details.
Access Restriction
Clients must use digitized version or microfilm when possible. If microfilm is not available, hard copies may be restricted from use due to fragile condition.
Finding Aid
https://search.adarchives.org/findingaid/newspapers
Accruals
1996-0116 Diane Thompson fonds
1998-0102 Ed Murphy fonds
2006-0207 Shirley Petruk fonds
2007-0223 Arnprior Chronicle Guide Negatives and Prints
Related Material
See also Madawaska Highlander newspaper fonds (accession 2012-0296) for publications between 2003-2014
Accession No.
1995-0061
Less detail
Collection/Fonds
Arnprior District Museum Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Format
textual records
photographic
sound recordings
Collection/Fonds
Arnprior District Museum Collection
Description Level
Fonds
History / Biography
The Arnprior and District Museum was opened in 1967 as the Town of Arnprior’s official Centennial project. The Museum occupies a unique red stone landmark, built in 1896 as the Post Office. In 1962, Mr. and Mrs. David A. Gillies purchased and donated the building to the town; the building was renamed the David A. Gillies Building; in 1977, the municipality designated the building as a heritage site (under the 1974 Ontario Heritage Act). The Museum’s mandate was to collect artifacts, maps, books, and documents that record the history of Arnprior and the area, from the fur-trading days when Indigenous people had encampments during the Champlain era through until 1825 when the Scottish Laird of McNab (Archibald McNab) brought 80 settlers to the area from Scotland to the lumbering era dominated by the McLachlin and Gillies families (about 1860’s to 1940’s).
Language
English
Acquisition Source
Transferred from the Arnprior Museum, c/o Helen Golding, curator, in September 1993. (In 1993, the Museum Board and the Archives Board agreed that those archival holdings now in the Museum which pertain to local history be transferred to the Arnprior and District Archives. The first transfer was made in 1993.)
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 14 sub-groups: I. Schools; II. People; III. Industry; IV. Hotels and Taverns; V. Hospitals; VI. Churches; VII. History; VIII. Lumbering; IX. Recreation; X. Businesses; XI. Renfrew County; XII. Cemeteries; XIII. Music; XIV. Library.
Titles taken from transfer agreement form.
Arnprior and District Museum collection
Sub-group: Schools
In this sub-group, the Museum collected records in 3 areas: the Arnprior and District High School, the Arnprior Public Schools as well as miscellaneous invoices to the Renfrew County Board of Education.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F0.2, F0.3, F0.4, F1.1, F1.2, F1.3, F2.1
Series: Arnprior and District High School. -- 1881-1976. -- 70.2 cm of textual records, 1 photo, and 2 crests.
Arnprior and District High School (ADHS) traces its roots back to 1864-1865, when Dugald C. McNab, Principal of the Arnprior Public School, coached a few of his older students; the school was then called the Arnprior Grammar School; in 1871, its name changed to the Arnprior High School. James Muir was the first Headmaster. In 1950, the ADHS was formed.
Series consists of such records as the following: 308 daily attendance registers (1881-1940), arranged chronologically; 2 crests; commencement programs; Programme for the Official Opening of ADHS (new addition) November 21 1952 which contains a short history; clippings on school expansion, graduation, open house and fire; A Short History of the Arnprior High School (1865-1922) by A.H.D. Ross (Q 3.2); 1926 School Laws; Index to General Register (1894-1922); entrance exam; floor plans (1967); list of teachers (1862-1880); certificates (for Gertrude Fulton, Fran Graham (oversized item Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 8) and Annie Graham (oversized item Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 6) from Queen’s University, 1917; and School Census book of all children between the ages of 5 and 18 in Arnprior for 1941, 1942, 1943 and 1944 assessed by Alex Reid (census books are in Box 1; these census books were donated anonymously in November 1997 so they were added to the Museum collection).
Arnprior and District Museum collection F2.1
Series: Elementary Schools. -- 1878, 1883, ca. 1900, 1919, 1923, 1966, 1968. -- 2.5 cm of textual records and 2 photos.
Series consists of records on areas such as a Canadian history exam (Middle School, 1933), the official opening of the McNab Public School (1968), a school book called Canada, Our Country (Primary Grades, Towards Democracy Series), 2 b&w photos of New Public School class (Miss Adams, teacher); clippings about the dedication of the public school (1878, 1883, 1919, 1923, 1966) later known as Walter Zadow School.
Series: Miscellaneous Documents. -- 1895; 1909. -- 0.3 cm of textual records.
Series consists of invoices issued to the Board for its order of school supplies; items purchased, quantities, and costs are given; a diploma issued to Eva Halladay (o/s item Map Cabinet 1, Drawer 6) by the International Sunday School Association is also included.
Sub-group: People
In this sub-group, the Museum collected records about the following individuals and families: McNab, the Chief; Dr. W.H. Steele; Dr. J.H. Box; Aboriginals; Elizabeth Burwash; Authors; McLachlin family; Tennant family; Carss family; Lodge family; D.A. Gillies; Riddell family; Malloch family; Taylor family; Reid family; and Schwabb family.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F2.1
Series: McNab, the Chief. -- 1858; 1930; 1968; 1970; 1984. -- 2 cm of textual records.
Series consists records pertaining to Archibald McNab, the last Laird of the Clan McNab (also spelled MacNab). Records include clippings from the Arnprior Chronicle (excerpts from addresses delivered at the Caledonian Society in Montreal in 1890 by James Craig), articles: The Last Laird, Archibald XIIIth MacNab of MacNab by Stanley Nettle, The Great MacNab by A. C. McKerracher, The McNab by James Craig; copy of Anne Elizabeth MacNab’s baptismal record (1858) and copy of family tree; correspondence regarding displaying McNab artifacts in Museum and Stanley Nettle’s business card, article on Andrew and George Buchanan by Grace Macneill prepared for the Ottawa Historical Society; plaid paper napkins; information on the McLachlin home (known as The Hill, built in 1857 by Daniel McLachlin); 1888 letter to J. D. McNab from Metcalf & Metcalf.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F2.2
Series: Dr. W. H Steele. -- 1906-1909; 1911; 1913. -- 9 cm of textual records.
Dr. Steele was an Arnprior dentist. Dr. Steele might be related to William Steele, who lived and worked in Braeside at Gillies Brothers, who was born in 1844 in Perth and was the son of John and Catherine Steele. William Steele (an Orangeman) married Sarah Charlotte Leach, maiden name Hempstead, (widow of Stewart Leach). For obituary notice of William Steele, see scrapbook that was purchased from Revel L. Stewart in the subgroup Arnprior General History, of the Arnprior and District Museum collection, 1993-0005.
Series consists of 5 day books, providing the name of patient, the service rendered, the method of payment and costs. Other dentists who practiced in McNab Township at the turn of the 20th century include Dr. A. W. McGregor and Dr. Dan McPhee.
These books were donated to the museum by Mrs. William Mills.
Some books are water damaged.
Series: Dr. J. H. Box. -- 1914-1915; ca. 1920. -- 5 b&w photographs.
Dr. J. H. Box was a physician in McNab Township.
Series consists of 5 photographs: 1. the interior of a ward where Dr. Box is dressing a gangrenous complication; 2. Howard Box; 3. Picnic, Dominion Public Lands, 1914; 4. Hal Murray, Ken Millan, Vic Williams, Howard Box, Ken MacKinnon, De Beauprey, and Fisher on the S. S. “Northland”, March 1915; 5. 6 people in front of a display of fish.
Museum Accession Nos. AR991.012.002 to 006.
See also file in Peter Hessel Fonds: Box family
Series: Aboriginals. -- 1987-1990. -- 0.3 cm of textual records and 10 photographs.
Series consists of records relating to the making of the movie called The Silent Enemy and 10 b&w photographs from scenes of the movie, filmed on the Gillies Bros. Limits site, near Temagami.
Key word: Indians, Indians in the area, Algonkins, Algonquins
Series: Elizabeth Burwash. --1939. -- 0.3 cm of textual records.
Elizabeth Burwash was ...
Series consists of study sheets and certificate issued by the Pelman Institute of America for the Scientific Development of the Mind (New Rochelle, N. Y.) to Elizabeth Burwash.
Museum Accession Nos. 88.17.2a to 2j and 88.17.3.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F2.4, F2.5
Series: Authors. -- 1963-1990. -- 17 bound books, 1 cloth bag, 0.5 cm of textual records, and 1 record.
Local residents have written about and published books on Arnprior and the Ottawa Valley. Some of the sources are about Arnprior and the Ottawa Valley and others are semi-autobiographical.
Series consists of published works and articles; some of these include the following: Peter Hessel: The Algonkin Tribe, Fathering, Mothering and Kidding, McNab--The Township, From Ottawa with Love, Destination: Ottawa Valley); Dugald C. McNab: The Last Laird of McNab; William R. Price: 2 copies of Celtic Odyssey as told to Eileen Sheila Hill; Fred Sadler: The Romance of Fitzroy Harbour); Mac Beattie: Poems and Ballads of the Ottawa Valley and This Ottawa Valley of Mine; Ben Frieday (Friday, Freiday): The Hobo Jungles--an area just outside Arnprior on the east side inhabited by “hobos” during the Great Depression; Bernie Bedore: Wonder Things--A Selection of Poems, Scotty the Pike--More Tall Tales of Joe Mufferaw, Tall Tales of Joe Mufferaw, The Broad Valley of the Ottawa, Yonder Lies the Valley, Tall Tales inside accompanying booty bag and The Big Pine.
Also included are clippings about The Big Pine, Mac Beattie and Melodiers, and Leo Lavoie. Also included is a 45 record and music sheet about Joe Mufferaw by Bernie Bedore.
See also March 26, 1975 issue of the Arnprior Chronicle about Mufferaw Trail.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F2.2
Series: Tennant family. -- 1963. -- 3 cm of textual records.
Robert D. Tennant recorded the Tennant history, starting with Thomas Tenant (1755-1821) and his wife Ann Hill (1764-1840). As the introduction states, the book will be of interest to those whose ancestors emigrated from County Carlow, Ireland, to the Ottawa Valley. The book lists the names of 1,472 descendants. Some family names mentioned are Dallyn, Smith, Fulton, Munro, Halpenny, Jackson, Fawcett, Watchorn, Fraser, Reinberg, Deighton, Raymond, McCaugherty, Walters, Backer, Burton, Walton, Young, Grawberger, Law, and Code.
Series consists of a loose-leaf book in a binder and includes photocopies of photos and bibliography.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F2.3
Series: Carss family. -- [before 1962]. -- 0.5 cm of textual records and 1 photo.
Robert Carss (1812-1889) came from Wexford County, Ireland. He married Jane Willis in 1837; they settled in Fitzroy Township; Robert was Justice of the Peace in Arnprior in the 1860’s. He had a brother called Spencer. Spencer married Jane’s sister, Caroline. They went out west. Some other family names mentioned in records are Lizzie, Hubbell, Rogers, Knowles, McClelland, Vock, Henry, McNaughton, Veryl, Riggs, Dean, and Elliott.
Series consists of a history about Robert Carss written by Marion G. Rogers, a black and white photo of Robert Carss, an excerpt from the Arnprior Chronicle (1889) about Robert Carss, and a history of the Carss family written by Lila Veryl Dean.
Series: Lodge family. -- 1897-1924. -- 1.5 cm of textual records and 1 photo.
Guli (Gulielmus) Lodge was a founding member of the McNab Telephone Association, established in 1910.
Series consists of largely financial and legal records such as the following: a 1907 receipt for a black horse for $170 sold by Lane Brown; a 1908 title for lots 44, 45, 46, in Stewarton, McNab Township, owned by Frank Purvis; a 1913 receipt issued to J.E. Thompson; a 1907 legal copy of a lease given to G. Lodge regarding the hotel operated by G. Lodge; an inventory sheet of furniture supplied to G. Lodge by B.D. Stafford & Son; a 1909 receipt for an organ purchased from Yonge Street Piano Rooms; a receipt for $1000. paid by G. Lodge and his wife for the property of Leicester, Stafford; an 1897 $1000 beneficiary certificate presented to G. Lodge; photo of G. Lodge and his wife; records regarding lot no. 29, MacDonald St. in Arnprior and its ownership by James Jack, Thomas Harrison Houston, and George and Martha Seeley; and a family tree of Lodge and Fetherton families, connected through marriage of Alma Elizabeth Lodge to Lt. Hugh Stanley.
Series: Taylor Family. -- [before 1980]. -- 3 cm of textual records.
Robert J. Taylor was born in Hastings County on January 9, 1887; he was a local grocer and owned a confectionery store (also an antique store at times) on Daniel Street from about 1940 to the 1980’s; he was also an antique collector and a writer for the Arnprior Guide Office on Elgin Street; he wrote about life in shanties and lumber camps. R. Taylor married Eva Rogers in 1929. The Taylor family represents an important link in the chain of lumber people in the Ottawa Valley.
Series consists of clippings; names mentioned in clippings include R.J. Taylor, Eva Rogers, James Robinson (Jim) Taylor, John Forest Jr., Marion Gilchrest, Mary Stewart, Alex Taylor, Mark Taylor, Dawn Smyth, Euce Taylor, and Mrs. Joseph Stringer (R.J. Taylor’s grandmother).
Arnprior and District Museum collection F3.1, F7.2, F7.3
Series: McLachlin Family. -- [before 1977]. -- 5.2 cm of textual records.
+ 2 o/s items (long and narrow books)
Daniel McLachlin (1810-1872), influenced by the timber potential of the Madawaska watershed, bought some 400 acres of land at the deserted hamlet of Arnprior in 1851; in 1854, he laid out a town plot; he also started construction of the four-story grist mill which was known in 1987 as Baird’s Restaurant. The large sawmills which he built greatly stimulated the community’s growth. In 1853, the family began construction of its large stone home later known as The Hill (less commonly known too as the Raithmuir). Daniel McLachlin was born in Rigaud Township, Lower Canada; by 1837, he had built a sawmill and grist mill at Bytown (Ottawa). In the legislature of the province of Canada, McLachlin represented Bytown from 1851-1854 and Renfrew County from 1861 to 1863. Upon Arnprior’s incorporation in 1862, he was elected to the first village council under Reeve Erie Harrington, and he represented South Renfrew in the first Dominion Parliament from 1867-1869. Over a period covering several generations (1851-1929), the family built a lumbering empire in the area. The lumbering firm was dissolved in the late 1930’s.
Series contains information on the McLachlin family, particularly Daniel and the sawmill in Arnprior. Records include a record book (1906) containing such information as the letters patent incorporating the McLachlin Brothers Limited (1906), a register of shareholders, directors, and transfers, memorandum of agreement and stock ledger; documents regarding lot nos. 3, 4, 9, 10, 30, 31 and 5, and concessions 13 and 14; a legal judgment rendered to Elias Holstein (of Fort Coulonge), Theophile Lavoie Jr. and McLachlin Brothers Limited; the McLachlin mill; the McLachlin home; clippings and some correspondence; a time book listing names of employees and time worked (1908-1909; oversized item); a receipt book (oversized item); and two postcards of mill sites no. 3 and no. 8
See also: Daniel McLachlin Collection, 93-0011
Series: Reid Family. -- 1885-1973. -- 1 cm of textual records and o/s photo.
There were 3 families of Reids in Arnprior. One was Ronald Reid who now lives on Daniel Street. Second was the Reid Brothers who own a car dealership; Reid Brothers also owned a general store on John Street. Third was A.W. Reid after whom a school was named; he is related to the Farquarsons.
Series consists of such records as the following: 1973 Knights of Columbus certificate issued to Ronald O. Reid; copies of share certificates in the Bank of Ottawa and the Arnprior Rink Co. Ltd. (1897, 1900, 1905); receipts for payments for goods purchased; copy of George Alfred Reid’s certificate of baptism (1908); copy of Irene Reid’s Junior Matriculation exam (1907); copy of letter from Reid Bros. (1897); detailed plans for A.W. Reid’s house thought to have been built at the northeast corner of John and McGonigal Streets about 1897 (floor plans and specifications prepared by M.C. Edey, Architect, Ottawa); and copy of agreement between Charles J. Graham of Nepean Township and Thomas William Meeny (or Kenny?) of the Village of Arnprior (1885).
Arnprior and District Museum collection F2.6
Series: Riddell Family. -- 1902-1918. -- 151 postcards , photograph album, b&w photo
Annie Riddell (b. March 17 1880, d. March 23 1920) was a registered nurse who served as a nursing sister in World War I (1914-1918) in the Canadian Army Medical Corps. She was from Galetta, a small village just east of Arnprior. She died of pneumonia in New York in 1920. 79-30-1 photo Miss Anne Riddell Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 6
Series contains the following: 59 (col. and b&w) postcards of scenes of different European and North American cities (Brussels, Amsterdam, New York, Chateau Frontenac and Dufferin Terrace Quebec City) addressed to such family members as the following: Mrs. A.E. Riddell (Galetta), Miss Annie L. Riddell (Galetta), Miss Isa M. Riddell (Kinburn), Miss R. Riddell and Luella Riddell (Atlantic City), Archie L. Riddell (Galetta and Fitzroy), Edith L. Riddell (Galetta), Ruby L. Riddell (Kinburn), Walter Riddell (Galetta), Archibald Riddell, Ruby Riddell (1904-1905; 1912); Annie L. Riddell’s Album (red burgundy leather bound book, 15 x 20 cm, with "Album" inscribed on cover; 1914-1918) contains drawings, clippings of the Royal Family, wedding announcement of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Crutch (St. Nicolas’ Church, Taplow) Note: Album was loaned to the Arnprior District Museum in Feb 2016 for WWI display; map of Allied positions in Flanders and France showing Hindenburg line; various restaurant menus; tiny purple doll made of yarn; small medal (1 cm x 1 cm); postcards of Victoria, British Columbia, Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise; symbols from World War I (ex. Canadian Medical Corps, blue, red, and white ribbon); keepsakes from trip from Canada to Great Britain via boat; dried flowers; some drawings and inscriptions made by soldiers (W.C. Orford, R.E.A. 1917; Private R.A. Foalkes, 4th Battalion, R.W.F.; Private O. Desjardne, 22nd Battalion; Johnnie Powers, 27th Battalion; Morley A. Parrott, 38th Canadian Battalion); a 1902 photo of Annie Riddell with graduating class of nurses in 1902 (Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 6); a book called Canadian Atlas of the World with New Census (1912) belonging to A.L. Riddell contains maps of the world with population statistics (Arnprior is listed as having 4,395 inhabitants) and a map of Canada showing Quebec with Ungava occupying the northern half of Quebec; 5 b&w photos of A.L. Riddell (nurse); a black leather album (26.5 x 18 cm) containing photos of officers and soldiers (Private O’Shea being decorated on July 1, 1917), hospital patients, English houses, nurses, hospital ward, photo clipping of Canadian nurses arriving in England to care for Canadian wounded soldiers, coast line, nurse’s bedroom/dormitory, a five-franc currency note, Russian currency, notes, stamps, and clippings (ex. cost of World War I in men--26,000,000 casualties; cost in money, 30,000,000,000 pounds, Dr. Woodrow Wilson (American President), David Lloyd George (Great Britain’s Prime Minister), and M. Clemenceau (French President)); red leather album (20.5 x 27.5 cm) containing postcards (postcards removed because they were hinged onto black paper) of British Royal Family, European cities, Canada’s Parliament Buildings and the West Block, and the story of Queen Mary’s carpet.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F3.1, F3.2
Series: D. A. Gillies. -- [1890-1967]. -- 14 cm of textual records and 2 b&w photos.
David Armitage Gillies (born in 1882 in Carleton Place and died at the
Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital in 1967) attended school in Carleton Place and later graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston. In 1916, he married Jessie Herchmer Stewart, Harrowsmith, Ontario. He served in various capacities with the Gillies lumbering firm and eventually as President. Considered a leader in his field in Canada, David served in top executive capacities in many lumbermen’s organizations, provincially and nationally. He was president of the Canadian Lumbermen’s Association (1945-1946) and the first to receive the Canadian Lumbermen’s Association Wood Award. He was also president of the Canadian Institute of Forestry and served as director of the Quebec and Ontario Forest Industries Associations.
Series contains such records as the following: marriage certificate of George William Gillies and Mabel Christina Kearns (1903); sales slips from such stores as R. & F. R. Hatton, W.M. Howe, Johnston Bros., A.N. McKinnon, R.M. Stewart (all stores in Arnprior); wedding invitation of Edna Mary and Gordon MacKenzie de Renzy March 7, 1920; 5 postcards; 2 black and white photos; notes and sketches of layout of “The Grove” (1936); Charlotte Whitton’s article on D.A. Gillies in the Arnprior Guide (May 15, 1968); obituary notice on D.A. Gillies and article on opening of Gillies building (Museum) in Arnprior Chronicle (November 8, 1967); 1978 clipping of aerial view of Braeside mill; other articles on Gillies Bros. Ltd. and 1978 brochure on Consolidated-Bathurst Ltd.; records about lumbering such as slips, price lists for lumber, clippings and pamphlets about the site; an 1894 manual called Quebec Lumbermen’s Handy Book and Culler’s Manual and a Gillies Bros. Log & Lumber Book containing tables on wages, price of wood per cord, plank measure, etc.; D.A. Gillies’ journal with information on costs of maintaining Grove property, items purchased, and loan paybacks; inventory book of Gillies Bros., Coulonge Depot (1893); Gillies Bros. listing names of employees, hours worked, and table of wages (1915-1916); Mrs. D.A. Gillies’ gardening notebook (1959) and certificate of member of American Landscape Association (1929); 3 black notebooks (no dates); December 1967 issue of CLA News; receipts and purchase orders (McLachlin Bros., Johnston Bros., and McCallum; one of the purchase order donated by Mrs. Jack Labrie of Arnprior).
Series: McCallum family. -- [before 1930]. -- 0.3 cm of textual records and 12 b&w photos.
John Sr. McCallum (also spelled McAllum) was the quasi brother-in-law of the Laird of McNab; he was also one of the five members of the Laird’s “Cabinet Council of Five” and viewed the Laird as a faithful friend and steadfast ally; John married Janet; they had four children: John Jr. (shoemaker), Isabel (Wallace), Margaret (McNevin) and Mary (McNab).
Series consists of the following: letter from Alex MacCallum to his father (1919), receipt from A.T. Budd for supplies (1898), receipt from Dr. E. Carmand for supplies (1919), and photos (some people are identified; they are Mabel MacCallum, Edith Derson, Agnes Quielair, Eliza Charbonneau, May Mackley, May Belle Elliot, and Edith McCallum).
Series: Malloch Family. -- 1821 -- xxxxx o/s items, see flat shelves
Edward Malloch had an estate in the Dochart Creek area where stone was quarried; George M. Malloch purchased land at Sandy Hook to build a sawmill, sash and door factory.
Series contains such records as the following: statements of taxes for lot E, part 10, on John Street, owned by Harriet Malloch and rented by Lindsay Whyte, Lisa Raby, Thomas McCormick Senior and M. Johnson; John Eastman’s deed of land to 200 acres in the county of Dundas in the Eastern district, lot 37, 8th concession, Willamsburgh township, province of Upper Canada (1827); indenture between Luther Poor (Goulburn) and William Snodden, lot 13, 7th concession (1830); schedules for Queen’s Bench Terms, District Court and Quarter Sessions for Bytown, Fitzroy Harbour, Richmond and Marlborough (1842, 1843, 1844, and 1845); letter to Crown Lands Department from William Ford about payment per Order -in-Council dated 21/24 January 1853; letters mentioning such names as William Hugh Adams, Alexander Kennedy (township of Cumberland and before that township of Nepean), Lord Monck (Governor General of Canada) about Edward Malloch memorial (1865); indenture between Edward Malloch and James ? about 200 acres in Goulburn Township, lot 19, 9th concession, Carleton County, Bathurst District (1831) indenture between Robert Wilkins and Joseph Shubis, and Lewis and Margaret Clement, seal was attached (1830); indenture between Ann B. Peters and Edward Malloch about lot 26, 9th concession, Huntley Township (1837); agreement mentioning James Dunlop (Goulburn Township) and 100 acres, lot 12, 10th concession in Goulburn Township (1824); receipt from Crown Lands Office, Edward Malloch (1853); deed between J.D. Campbell and Michael M. Quade about lot 24, 5th concession, Nepean Township, seal attached (1833); indenture, James Mulholland (?), 100 acres, lot 19, 9th concession, Town of Goulburn, Carleton County, Bathurst District (1824); indenture between John Laferur (Lefevre?) of Bytown and John Stanoz about lot 10, 6th concession, Nepean township, seal attached (1829); indenture, Michael Singleton, lot 5, 7th concession, Goulburn Township, seal attached (1828); indenture, William Sury, lot 9, 4th concession, Huntley Township, seal attached (1833); indenture, between Laird Robert McCalla (Goulburn Township) and John Torr (Oxford Township) about lot 5, 3rd concession, Goulburn Township (1828); indenture, Alexander Workman, lot 20, 4th concession, Huntley Township, seal attached (1828); indenture, Samuel Purdie (Town of Richmond), lot 6, Goulburn Township, seal attached (1832); indenture, Luther Poor, Goulburn Township, lot 13, 7th concession, seal attached (1828); indenture, Duncan McDonnell, Township of Charlotteburgh, Glengarry County, about 600 acres on Rideau River, seal attached (1821);
Donated by Lloyd Hogan of Braeside in 1992.
11 documents made of vellum (10) or linen (1); some have wax seals that may or may not be attached
Arnprior and District Museum collection F5.3, Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 6
Series: Schwabb Family. -- 1896-1912. -- 1 cm of textual records.
Mr. & Mrs. Herman Schwabb Jr. died of pleursy & pneumonia in October 1918. According to an article on page 3 of the Arnprior Watchman, October 18, 1918, they were sick only a couple of days. They left a baby boy only 6 weeks old.
Series contains the following: a 1912 fire policy with North British and Mercantile Insurance Company for lot 24, west side of McDonald Street, Arnprior, (sheet 10, block 68, No. 60 on Goad’s plan) made out to Hermann Schwabb, a 1911 policy with Atlas Assurance Co. Ltd. for No. 60 on west side of McDonald Street, Arnprior, a 1909 policy with the North British and Mercantile Insurance Co. for lot 24, west side of McDonald Street, (sheet 10, block 68, nos. 59 and 60 on Goad’s plan), a 1908 policy with Atlas Assurance Co. Ltd. for the west side of Neilson Street in the village of Dochart, Ontario, a 1911 policy with Atlas Assurance Co. Ltd. for the west side of McDonald Street, Arnprior, an 1896 policy with The Manchester Fire Assurance Co. for west side of Neilson Street, village of Dochart, Ontario, and a 1907 policy with North British and Mercantile Insurance Co. for lot 24, west side of McDonald Street, Arnprior (Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 6).
Arnprior and District Museum collection F5.3
Series: Prince of Wales Visit. -- 1939. -- 0.25 cm of textual records.
Series contains letters between Charles MacNamara and Mr. Walter and an account by Charles MacNamara about the visit of the Prince of Wales to Arnprior in 1860.
See also: Daniel McLachlin Collection 93-0011. See also book, McNab — The Township.
Key terms: 1860 Royal visit, Royal Oak
Sub-group: History
In this sub-group, the Museum collected records on the following areas: Centennial, General History (covering a broad range of topics about Arnprior).
Arnprior and District Museum collection F3.3
Series: 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.
Series 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 (located in Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 4); 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 13 ).
Arnprior and District Museum collection F3.4
Series: 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
Series: Miscellaneous Documents - xxxxx
Series consists of the following clippings, photos, postcards, articles, and booklets in two folders:
Folder 1)
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
Folder 2)
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 Sub-group: History Map Cabinet 1 (drawers identified beside items) and various shelves Range F
Series: Oversized items:
Series 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 from Allan Robertson to his brother (name not given); their father is Alex Robertson; mention of Neil McLauchlan (McLachlin?) and the mill is made, 1853
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
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 Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 10
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 Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 10
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 Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 10
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 Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 10
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 Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 10
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
Items 16 to 19 contained in mylar folder:
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
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
18. Abstract of title, lot 6, concession 8, McNab Township, Renfrew County, 1905 for 200 acres
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
20. Crown land sale to Allan Stewart, McNab Township, northeast half of lot 11, concession 7, 100 acres, for $125, 1862 Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 10
21. Crown land sale grant to Nathaniel Burwash, lot 5, concession 11, 200 acres, McNab Township, for 40 pounds, 1856 Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 10
22. Crown land sale grant to Daniel McLachlin (McNab Township), east half of lot 6, concession 10, 100 acres, for 20 pounds, 1856 Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 10
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 Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 10
25. Crown land sale grant to Daniel McLachlin of Arnprior, lot 9, concession 9, in McNab Township, 200 acres, for $140, 1869 Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 10
26. Crown land sale grant to Daniel McLachlin, east half of lot 6, concession 10, McNab Township, with free access to Madawaska River, for 20 pounds, 1852 Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 10
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 Map Cabinet #1 Dwr 10
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) F8.2
listing the price of peas, rye, beans and oats; title “Journal” engraved on book, provenance not known, 1886
33. Leather-spine book F7.4
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) F8.1
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) F7.6
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.
F9
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 Arprior 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.
F18.2
40. View of Arnprior - [1855]. 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.
F10.1
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.
F10.2
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.
F16.1
43. [1873] 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.
F15.3
Letter Book of Gillies Bros. Ltd. dated 1908-1909. Most letters signed by J. A. Gillies (accession 2012-0293). Letters to Haleybury, Ville Marie
F10.3
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.
F16.4
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.
F3.4
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 by unknown author about the history of White Lake including businesses, mills and the school in the village.
F15.2
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
Sub-group: Industry
In this sub-group, the Museum collected records on the following areas: the water filtration plant, Huyck--Kenwood Mills, Ontario Hydro Project over the Madawaska River, Pfizer Co., Dochart Brick and Tile Works, the Canadian Clothes-Pin Manufacturing Company Limited, the Grist Mill, and the Gillies Bros. Ltd. in Braeside.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F3.5
Series: Canadian Clothes-Pin Manufacturing Company Limited. -- 1873; 1907; 1909. -- 2 cm of textual records.
The Canadian Clothes-Pin Manufacturing Company Limited (also known as the Clothes Pin Factory) was located on the corner of William and Division Streets.
Series consists of the following legal documents:
1. Deed of Land, John Dooner and William Moffat to Sturgis M. Johnson, 1887, regarding Lot 72, Gertrude Street, Arnprior; sold to Canadian Clothes-Pin Manufacturing Company Limited in 1907;
2. Agreement between Stafford Rolston Rudd and the Canadian Clothes-Pin Manufacturing Company Limited, 1907;
3. Deed of Land, Sturgis Morehouse Johnson to the Canadian Clothes-Pin Manufacturing Company Limited, regarding lot 72, corner of Gertrude and Charlotte Streets, Harrington Section, Arnprior, 1907;
4. Deed of Land, John Harrington Burwash to the Canadian Clothes-Pin Manufacturing Company Limited, regarding lots 73 and 74, Gertrude Street, Harrington Section, Arnprior, 1907;
5. Deed of Bargain and Sale, between Eric Harrington and Thomas Storry (or Storie?), witnessed by J. H. Burwash, regarding lot 76 on road allowance lots 5 and 6, Harrington Section, Arnprior, 1873; and
6. Deed of Land, William John Johnston to Mary Ann Reid, regarding lot 76, Harrington Section, Arnprior, 1909.
Series: Grist Mill. -- ca. 1950. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.
The Grist Mill was a stone building (about 125 feet long and 50 feet wide, 4 stories high), built between 1851 and 1855 by Daniel McLachlin, at the west end of the Memorial Bridge in Arnprior (corner of Daniel and Madawaska streets). The grist mill was the centre of industrial birth in Arnprior after the failure in 1839 of the Buchanan Brothers enterprises on the same river site. (The McLachlin sawmill was located across the river at the other end of a small dam). In 1889, David Craig used the mill to manufacture flour. In 1895, the McLachlins used it as a boarding house and a training headquarters for boy scouts and cubs; Dr. Newell Beattie was the next
owner; its last owner, William Baird, used the building as a restaurant and coin wash. On July 30, 1975, Ontario Hydro bought the mill; on September 24, 1975, the mill burned down.
Series consists of clippings about the mill and a postcard showing the mill and bridge. See also July 30, Sep. 24, and Nov. 5, 1975 issues of the Arnprior Chronicle.
Series: Water Filtration Plant. -- 1968. -- 2 cm of textual records.
Arnprior’s Water Filtration Plant opened in 1968, replacing the original system built in 1902. It was hailed as the first of its kind in Ontario in terms of its technique in water purification. J. L. Richards and Associates designed the plant, capable of providing 8 million gallons per day of water to Arnprior residents.
Series consists of clippings about the plant, an invitation and program to the official opening, a news release, the mayor’s address, and a report on the plant.
Series: Huyck--Kenwood Mills. -- 1923-1924; 1968; 1997. --6.5 cm of textual records and 24 photographs.
The Kenwood Mills of Arnprior (famous for Kenwood blankets) began in 1918 when the US company F.C. Huyck & Sons took over a factory building of Griffith & McNaughton on William Street in Arnprior. Griffith & McNaughton, founded in 1915 had originally made shirts and then, during World War I, switched to socks and blankets. Huyck named the Arnprior factory “Kenwood Mills” after a village near Albany, New York where the American owners had operated their mill for years. In 1962, the Kenwood operation was amalgamated with another Canadian Huyck subsidiary to become Huyck Canada Ltd. In the 1960s/70s, Kenwood in Arnprior switched to the production of paper machine clothing ( large continuous felts used by paper manufacturers). For a time, Kenwood was the largest employer in town, with 300 employees. In 1980, a huge British conglomerate, BTR Paper Groups, bought the entire Huyck Corporation with all its divisions, including Arnprior. Weavexx was a wholly-owned subsidiary of BTR created in 1992 through a merger of Huyck Canada and Niagara Lockport Industries Canada Ltd. The Arnprior plant was later taken over by Weavexx, which closed its Arnprior operations in 1996.
Series consists of clippings and public relations material about the plant, 10 b&w photos of the American plant in Massachusetts, 14 photos of the water tower, and extensive records on the making of felt.
Key terms: Kenwood, Huyck, Weavexx
See also files in Peter Hessel Fonds: Weavexx.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F3.6
Series: Ontario Hydro: Madawaska River Development. Dam and Generating Station in Arnprior -- 1971-1975. -- 2.5 cm of textual records.
Since 1928, Ontario Hydro had been considering building a dam over the Madawaska River. In the early 1970’s, Ontario Hydro implemented its development plans.
Series consists of a scrapbook, compiled by J. Isbester, that contains clippings from local newspapers about the Arnprior dam project (such as opposition to and support for it).
Series: Pfizer Co. -- 1955; 1970. -- 0.3 cm of textual records and 1 b&w photograph.
In 1955, Pfizer Co. (drug manufacturers) purchased 80 acres from the Herrick family and began construction of its plant in the same year. The plant officially opened in 1956; in 1977, it was renovated.
Series consists of a clipping about the company and a photo of a group going to visit the Pfizer plants in New York, including the itinerary.
See also hard-copy file “Pfizer” in Peter Hessel Fonds.
Series: Dochart Brick and Tile Works. -- 1980. -- 0.6 cm of textual records.
In 1868, William Baker opened the Dochart Brick and Tile Works, on Lot 7, Concession 13, in McNab Township. In 1947, the Baker family sold it to John S. McKay; in 1951, McKay renamed the company Dochart Brick & Tile Company, Limited. In 1980, its name changed again to Dochart Clay Products.
Series consists of an article written by Betty Brown, called Brick Architecture in Arnprior to 1914, a clipping showing the site as it was in 1863, and a drawing of different types of brick.
Series: Gillies Bros. Ltd. -- 1873-1961. -- 72 plans and 0.3 cm of textual records.
In 1872 or 1873, John Gillies (1811-1888) bought the Braeside sawmill (which came to be known as the Gillies Bros., Ltd.) from the Reverend Henry Usborne (an absentee English proprietor who built the mill in 1869 on the completion of the Canada Central Railway to Sand Point, 2 miles west of Braeside). With the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, the Gillies Bros., Ltd. focused its efforts on developing Canadian markets for sawn lumber as well as export markets to the United States, the United Kingdom, and the West Indies. On July 4, 1910, a fire destroyed the west lumber yard containing 29 million board feet of lumber at Braeside; the sawmill was not damaged. But, in 1919, there was another fire and the sawmill was destroyed. However, by 1920-1921, a new electrically driven brick and concrete mill was erected. At that time, it was the first fireproof mill of its kind in Canada. In 1953, the company had upwards of 1,800 square miles of timber limits on the Coulonge, Black, and Schyan (or Schwyan?) Rivers in Quebec and the Petawawa, Madawaska, Matabitchouan and Sturgeon Rivers in Ontario, all under lease from the Ontario and Quebec governments. In November 1963, the Gillies sold its Braeside mill to Consolidated Bathurst. Over the years, the following were the presidents: James Gillies (1842-1909), John Gillies (1909-1914), David Gillies (1914-1926), John S. Gillies (1926-1938), David A. Gillies (1938-1959) and Chairman of the Board (1959-1961), John A. Gillies Jr. who was a Major O. C. 51st Battalion 1st Anti tank Regiment R.C.A in 1939 (1961-1962), Arnold G. Muirhead (1962-1968), W.W. Bud Gillespie and then R.A. Nugent. The mill site is now owned by Tembec.
Sub-group: Industry Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 2 & 3
Series: Plans and Textual Records:
Series consists of 72 Gillies Brothers plans and other miscellaneous textual material relating to the Gillies lumber yards. (formerly contained in folder G)
Plans:
1. Canadian Pacific Railway Plan showing proposed land to be acquired from Gillies Bros., Sand Point, 1911
2. Plan of Steam Saw Mills, Piling and Booming Premises, Office and Out Buildings, Gillies Bros., Braeside, 1885
3. Gillies Bros. site showing lumber yard, lots 7 to 13, on the Ottawa River, no date
4. Gillies Bros. Plan and Profile of Siding, 1912
5. Gillies Bros. Ltd. Plan showing alternative unloading sidings at Sand Point, 1910
6. Plan showing tracks in yard and piling grounds of Gillies Bros., 1909 (6 versions)
7. Gillies Bros. Ltd. Plan of proposed spur to new mill site, 1919
8. Gillies Bros. Ltd. Plan showing mills and yards, Braeside, 1910 (7 versions)
9. Plan of the Village of Braeside composed of part lots 12 and 13, 1873
10. Plan of Chats Lake and Vicinity, 1931 Map shows location of Indian Camps along waterways including at the mouth of the Dochert Creek.
11. Plan of proposed incorporated village of Braeside being composed of the present village of Braeside and parts of lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, concessions 13 and 14, 1910 (2 versions)
12. Profile of proposed spur to new mill site, Braeside, 1919
13. Canadian Pacific Railway, Quebec District - Smith Falls Division - Chalk River Subdivision - Arnprior and Braeside connection to Gillies Bros. Ltd. lumber yard and McLachlin Bros. Ltd. lumber yard, no date
14. Plan showing mills and yards of Gillies Bros. Ltd., 1898
15. Plan showing lots 11, 12, and 13, Braeside, no date (2 versions)
16. Plan of lots 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28 on Chats Lake, 1932
17. Sketch showing piers and booms on Chats Lake at Braeside, 1932
18. Plan showing lots 7, 8, 9, and 10 and area leased by Gillies Bros. Ltd. on Ottawa River, 1931
19. Plan showing line for proposed railway from Gillies Bros. Ltd. lumber yard to the Canada Atlantic Railway in Arnprior, 1904 (2 versions)
20. Map showing contour of shore and river soundings between Braeside mill and “The Ways” for proposed barking plant, 1956
21. Plan showing mills and yard of Gillies Bros. Ltd., 3 copies. Undated, however one copy has as at 1872 written on it in pencil. One copy has a hand drawn plan of J. S. Gillies home (Ardchatton) in Braeside on reverse. Drawing shows location of house, stables, vegetable garden, terraces, tennis court, drive way etc.
22. Gillies Bros. Ltd. Plan showing alternative unloading sidings at Sand Point, 1910
23. Plan of Upper Notch Development Boom and Log chute for Northern Ontario
Power Co., 1929
24. Plan and profile showing proposed interchange tracks with Canadian Pacific Railways and Canadian National Railways, 1929
25. Plan showing concession 13, Sand Point, no date
26. Plan showing proposed arrangement of railway tracks in extension to lumber piling grounds for Gillies Bros. Ltd., 1909 (2 versions)
27. Gillies Bros. Ltd., Profiles of West Yard, nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and East Yard, no date
28. Profiles of tracks in the yards of Gillies Bros. Ltd., track nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; track to Cedar mill; east and west siding at Cedar mill; and strip track, 1909 (2 versions)
29. Plan showing lots 11 and 12, Braeside, no date
30. Plan showing proposed incorporation of Braeside, no date (2 versions)
31. Plan of layout, Gillies Bros. Ltd. office (basement, first and second floors), 1948-54
32. Plan showing mills and yard, Braeside and Cedar mills, 1897 (3 versions)
33. Plan showing sidings serving McLachlin Bros. Ltd. yards, 1924
34. Plan of lots surrounded by the Township of Clarendon, Township of Litchfield, Township of Thorne, and Township of Bristol, partially torn, 1908
35. Map of the following townships with lot and concession numbers: Ross, Bromley, Admaston, Horton, Bagot, McNab, Darling, Pakenham, Lanark, no date
36. Plan of part of lots 9 and 10, concession 16 or “C”, Braeside, 1961 (6 versions)
37. Sketch showing part of lot 11, concession 13, between Pembroke and Ottawa Road and south boundary of Braeside, 1919
38. Consolidated Paper Corporation Limited, Pembroke Properties, Pembroke, Ontario, 1959
Total number of plans = 72 (includes versions)
Textual records in folder:
Correspondence regarding plans for new piling yard, including quantity and prices of materials, 1907 and 1909
Total extent of textual records = 0.3 cm
Donated by Harold Neumann, of 146 Victoria Street, Arnprior, Ontario, who passed them along to Helen Golding at the Museum.
Sub-group: Hotels and Taverns -- 1869; 1871; 1940; 1945; 1957-1958. -- 1 cm of textual records.
Sub-group consists of the following records: By-law No. 8, granting licenses to John Alston, White Lake, and Duncan McDonell, signed by Donald Stewart, Reeve, 1869; a Certificate of examination of the British Hotel, signed by John Anderson, Tavern Inspector, 1871; an Individual liquor permit and certificate, issued by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to Archie Lewis Riddell, of Kinburn, 1957-1958; an Individual Beer Ration Coupon Book No. 3 for residence consumers, issued by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to Archie Lewis Riddell, of Kinburn, 1945; and clippings of 1927 marriage of Mick Lindy to Colombe Cloutier, daughter of John Batiste Cloutier, owner of Central Hotel, later known as the New Madawaska Hotel and pubs on the Upper Ottawa River.
See also: Article in Chronicle, Aug. 19, 1948: “Pulling Down of Former Hotel Recalls Pioneer Days” - re hotel erected by Dan Smith about 1866 (across from town hall, at Hugh & Elgin Streets).
Sub-group: Lumbering
In this sub-group, the Museum collected such records as newspaper clippings and photos on lumbering in the Ottawa Valley.
Series: Lumbering. -- 1957; 1966-1967. -- 1.5 cm of textual records, 6 b&w photos, and 2 negatives.
In the 1800’s, demand for Canadian timber rose sharply, and lumber merchants (such as Philemon Wright, John R. Booth, Daniel McLachlin, James Gillies, E.B. Eddy, Stewart Brothers) were quick to lease timber limits up the Ottawa Valley (some notable river names include Petawawa, Madawaska, Bonnechere, Mississippi, Gatineau and Ottawa rivers). Timber “cruisers” would select timber stands for the cut (which would take place in winter) and also select sites for the “shanties” or camps in which the cutting crews would live. These crews would then take up residence in October and, throughout the winter, fell the trees for hewers to square. The teamsters would then haul the timber to the riverbank to await the spring break-up. In the spring, the “drivers” “ran” the logs down to rafting sites (such as Arnprior) on the Ottawa. The timber was then assembled into “rafts”. These timber rafts were eventually sent to Quebec City, where they were taken apart; the timber was then loaded onto ships and sent overseas. Although lumbering continued into the 20th century, external factors (such as the use of steel and iron) meant lumbering would not witness as colorful an era as in the 1800’s.
Sub-group consists of records on such themes as the following: articles about the log drivers, the first chute at Madawaska, J.R. Booth, squared timber, the tug boat call the Opeongo, Bob Charbonneau’s lumber camp in Gatineau, Tony Deschenes, McLachlin’s No. 4 mill, lumbering operations in bygone days in Arnprior and area, and the historical plaque in Bell Park commemorating timber rafting on the Ottawa River. Photos include Gillies Mills’ administrative office (to be confirmed) taken in 1957, participants at the ceremony for the unveiling of the plaque in 1967, one of the McLachlin mill sites, inside a mill, and a square timber log jam. Negatives are of different types of tools used in lumbering.
Sub-group: Churches
In this sub-group, the Museum collected records on such churches as St. Andrew’s United Church (Pakenham and Arnprior), St. John Chrysostom Roman Catholic Church, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Emmanuel Anglican Church.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F4.1
Series: St. Andrew’s United Church (Pakenham and Arnprior). -- 1890; 1940; 1951. -- 1.2 cm of textual records.
St. Andrew’s United Church in Arnprior was built in 1890 by R.N. and G.W. Willoughby and designed by W.F. Thomas thanks to the efforts of the building committee (made up of Claude McLachlin, Arthur Burwash, George Edward Neilson, Hugh Frederick McLachlin, Albert Armstrong, Alexander Menzies, Andrew Thomas Hughton, David Craig, and James Ernest Thompson). The Church later changed its name to Grace-St. Andrew’s United Church. Some of the ministers include Donald J. McLean (1890-1905), William Peck (1905-1912), James Faulds (1912-1917), H.W. Cliff (1917-1926), J.M. McDonald (1926-1939). St. Andrew’s United Church in Pakenham officially opened its doors in 1898, but the history of the congregation dates back to 1831 because it was in that year that the first Methodist Class Meetings were held in the area. (United Church of Canada was formed in 1925 and was made up of former Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches in Canada). Its first minister was W.S. Jamieson.
Series consists of programs of services, 50th anniversary booklet for Grace-St. Andrew’s United Church.
Series: St. John Chrysostom Church. -- 1969; 1975; 1982. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.
St. John Chrysostom Church in Arnprior was built in 1906 and dedicated on July 1, 1907. (Named after the Archbishop of Constantinople, A.D 398), the church was constructed directly over the site of an older Roman Catholic church which had been destroyed by fire; the original church tower bells were saved and later used in the tower of St. John Chrysostom church. Renovations to the church became necessary in later years with a rededication and official opening occurring on April 27, 1969, overseen by the Reverend William J. Smith (Bishop of Pembroke) and the Reverend Monsignor R.E. Dillon (Parish Priest).
Series consists of such items as the 75th Anniversary and Rededication programs, an official opening and rededication invitation, Leo Lavoie’s publication entitled The Church on the Hill, A History of St. John Chrysostom Parish, 1857 to 1982 and a news clipping of the original Roman Catholic church which was replaced by St. John Chrysostom.
Series: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. -- 1927, ca. 1959-74. -- 1.7 cm of textual records.
The present St. Andrew’s Church on Daniel Street was built by Presbyterians who lost the vote in 1925; the Church officially opened its doors on July 8, 1928. Over the years, the church has come under the leadership of various men including the Rev. D. J. McLean, the Rev. E.J. Kerr (1926), the Rev. Dr. C.J. St. Clair Jeans (1954), and the Rev. Leo E. Hughes (1967). In 1976 the church sanctuary was redecorated in celebration of the 102nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Series consists of such publications as the official monthly record of the Presbyterian Church entitled The Presbyterian Record, centennial and anniversary pamphlets, and a newspaper insert celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
Series: St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. -- 1974, 1989. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.
The congregation of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was established and organized in 1889 under the direction of the Rev. Gerhardt Brackebusch. Construction of the church was completed in 1890 and dedicated on January 18, 1891. In 1948 and 1970 the church underwent renovations in order to enlarge and modernize its design.
Series consists of such items as the 100th Anniversary Celebration Banquet pamphlet and a publication listing St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church members and committee’s.
Series: Emmanuel Anglican Church. -- 1961, 1977, 1986. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.
Built in 1869, the Emmanuel Anglican church was founded by the Rev. C.T. Denroche but can trace its beginnings to 1861 when the first recorded services of Anglican worship were performed by the Rector of Fitzroy Harbour. Additions to the church were constructed between 1884-1983 and included many renovations over the years. Some of the Rectors of the Parish include the Rev. E.W. Beaven, Rev. A.H. Walley, Rev. R.G. Fiander, Rev. A. Meakin, and the Rev. Archie Hunter.
Series consists of such items as a pictorial booklet listing parishioners of the church (1986), a pamphlet detailing a history of the church, and a news clipping (1977) concerning the Rev. A. Meakin’s transfer from the Emmanuel Anglican Church in Arnprior to Nepean.
Series: Churches--General. -- 1966; 1967; 1988. -- 2 cm of textual records and 1 b&w photo.
Other churches in Arnprior include the Elgin Street Baptist Church, the Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, the Calvary Baptist Church, the St. John’s Lutheran Church, the First Baptist Church and some other places of worship. Also included is a picture of St. Thomas Anglican Church (Woodlawn, Ontario).
Series consists of clippings about local churches and a photo of Rev. W. A. Beck (?). Also included is a publication called Roots and Branches, A Diary of St. Peter’s Province by Thomas M. Cassidy about the history of the Oblates in Canada since 1841; the Oblates are the largest Roman Catholic Religious Congregation of men in Canada.
Sub-group: Hospitals
In this sub-group, the Museum collected records on hospitals in Arnprior.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F4.2
Series: Hospitals. -- [before 1999]. -- 10 cm of textual records.
Through the efforts of Dr. A. H. Reid (mayor of Arnprior from 1938-1945 and dental surgeon) to convince Daniel McLachlin to sell his property to the Town, Daniel McLachlin did decide in the end to convey his house and a parcel of land (250 ft. by 300 ft.) for the ultimate purpose of establishing a hospital in Arnprior in 1943. This site eventually became known as the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital (ADMH). Dr. Reid, Dr. J.A. Box and Mr. H.A. Short were a driving force behind the formation of ADMH; a wing was named after Dr. Box--J.H. Box Wing. In 1944, the first meeting of the Directors of the ADMH was held in Grace--St. Andrews United Church Parish Hall. In 1981, the Grove Nursing Home was opened, coming under the jurisdiction of the Hospital Board. The Grove was built for senior citizens requiring long-term care and incapacitated individuals who reside in Arnprior and surrounding area. All residents must require a minimum of 1 and 1/2 hours a day of nursing/personal care. Located on Daniel Street, the Arnprior Medical Center (also known as the Primary health Care Center which was dedicated to the memory of Dr. A.H. Reid) opened in 1958.
Subgroup consists of such items as clippings, invitations to openings and special events, information on statistics (on areas like staff and patient days) at ADMH, history and development of these health care facilities and people involved in operating these facilities. Also included are 40 Years of Service 1945-1985 (journal on ADMH), 3 postcards of ADMH, Silver Anniversary (1945-1970), Fifty Years of Excellence (1945-1995), ADMH’s Anniversary Record newsletter (spring 1995), the hospital newsletters called (two titles: Reflections and Alive and Well) (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999), Board of Director’s Report (September 1998) and press releases.
See also: Article in Arnprior Chronicle, Dec. 4, 1930, page 1, re: proposal to found an Arnprior Hospital.
Sub-group: Recreation
In this subgroup, the Museum collected records on the following: Arnprior and District Arts and Crafts Club, the Curling Clubs, the Arnprior Gulf Club, the Arnprior Horticultural Society, the Chats Lake Yacht Club, skating,
Arnprior and District Museum collection F4.4, wrapped F0.2
Series: Arnprior and District Arts and Crafts Club -- 11 cm of textual records, 4 photos, and ink stamp and stamp pad.
The Arts and Crafts Club held its first meeting July 6, 1971 at Bernie Laderoute’s house; attendees were Bernie Laderoute (Honorary President), Olive Sadler (President), Ellen Krysinski (Vice-President), Jean McTeer (Secretary), Mrs. D. Goulette (Treasurer). The Club’s aim is to foster and promote the development of cottage crafts (weaving, ceramics, leatherwork, needlework) and other home industries in the Arnprior area. Funds are raised through membership fees, exhibits, and sale of goods; some of the funds are used to buy supplies and equipment. Meetings are held regularly (one evening a month).
Series contains such records as the following: scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, 4 b&w photos of artists, and notes about the meetings (oversized red scrapbook of photos) on I2; accounting book (1974-1989), minutes (1971-1977, 1980-1989), ink stamp and stamp pad, yellow notebooks containing bills, receipts, accounts of activities (1977, 1988).
Arnprior and District Museum collection F4.5
Series: Curling Clubs (Ladies Curling Club & Arnprior Curling Club). -- 1906-1993. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.
The Ladies Curling Club held its first annual meeting on April 12, 1905, in the Town Hall. A motion was moved by A.G. Burwash and seconded by W.J. Johnston that Club members be formally recognized as the Ladies Curling Club; this Ladies Club would also be affiliated with the Arnprior Curling Club. In 1938, the Club was runner-up for the Lady Tweedsmuir Trophy, losing 31 to 22 to Outremont; however, in 1954, it won the trophy when it defeated St. George’s 20 to 17. Some of the Club’s early founding members were Ann Whyte, Ida McDougall, Elsie McLachlin, Della Cranston, G. Gillies, W.A. Symington, G.A. Mulvihill, and G.H. Whyte.
Series contains the following items: Arnprior Curling Club 1938-39 Bonspiel Schedule, Arnprior Curling Club Constitution and Bylaws 1936, a 60th anniversary booklet of the Ladies Curling Club, the 125th Anniversary Booklet 1863-1993 and the Constitution and By-laws of the Arnprior Curling Club. In 2013, a handwritten diary/daybook of Mrs. Roy Wood was transferred to the Archives. It contains notes regarding the activities of the women curlers, various bonspiels, meetings etc. in 1957 - 1967
Series: Arnprior Golf Club. -- 1930; 1936 . -- 0.2 cm of textual records.
[See also folder Janet Carmichael in Peter Hessel Fonds]
Arnprior Golf Club holds annual meetings. In 1935, the Club won the Gordon
and O’Brien cups. In 1936, Thomas S. Church was President [see article in Chronicle, Oct. 23, 1930, p. 3, about him]; J.C. Yule was Vice-President; A.D.F. Campbell was Secretary-Treasurer; the Club was managed by a president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer, and directors; members also form committees to accomplish tasks. Some of those who participated in the Club’s events were Dr. A.H. Reid, R.A. Jeffrey, Dr. D.L. McKerracher, Dr. J.H. Box, C.A. Mulvihill, D.A. Gillies.
Series contains one newspaper clipping reporting on the annual banquet in 1936; an award issued to Mrs. T.S. Church for having won the “Hole-in-Two” Ladies Golf Contest in Hamilton, Ontario.
Series: Arnprior Horticultural Society. -- 1937. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.
In 1930, the Arnprior Horticultural Society was set up with the goal to encourage and improve horticultural theories and activities. In pursuit of this goal, it held meetings (the 3rd Monday of January, April, May, and October) and lectures on a regular basis; as well, it held exhibits and distributed awards. It also co-ordinated the import, the procurement, and the distribution of new and valuable kinds of seeds. The Society was managed by a group of officers (president, vice-presidents, secretary, treasurer) and a board of directors; committees were also formed. In 1936, some of the prize winners for such contests as best garden or flowers were J.S. Gillies, R.A. Styles, J.L. Sanders, M. Stewart, M. deRenzy, M. Gaudette, Percy Runtz, Goldie Heise, Sidney Murdock, Garnet Gunn and Arnold Bronskill. Series contains the 1937 Annual Handbook. See also 95-0032, 1934 Annual Handbook
Series: Chats Lake Yacht Club. -- 1977; 1996. -- 0.5 cm of textual records.
The Chats Lake Club in Arnprior is a boat club located on the Ottawa River.
Series contains an article written and researched by R. M. Thomson
Series: Skating. -- 1935; 1966; 1978. -- 0.3 cm of textual records, 1 b&w photo, 1 col. photo
Series contains 1 b&w photo of 1966 North American Silver Stick, Class A, Pee Wee Hockey Champions and a clipping about this photo, 1 color photo of the Arnprior Legion, 1 b&w photo of a winner team, a 1978 ticket to the Arnprior Figure Skating Club and accompanying program.
Sub-group: Businesses
In this subgroup, the Museum collected records on the following: Clancy’s Drug Store, David Craig and Son Ltd., Hobbs Barber Shop, McKerrachers Store, Scheel Windows Ltd.
Also see March 26, 1975 issue of Arnprior Chronicle for articles on Scheel, M. Sullivan and Sons, and M.J. Smolkin’s Clothing firm.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F4.3
Series: Clancy’s Drug Store. -- 0.2 cm of textual records. -- 1854; 1961.
Series contains photocopies outlining the occupants of lot 22, Elgin Street, later occupied by Clancy’s Drug Store.
Series: David Craig and Son Ltd. -- 1971. -- 0.2 cm of textual records.
David Craig and Son Ltd. was a mill set up in Arnprior in 1916. The mill was located alongside the CNR railway tracks on Meehan Street. In 1956, the company purchased the plant of the former Glasgow Station Co-operative.
Series contains clipping from the Arnprior Guide about David Craig and Son Ltd.
Series: Hobbs Barber Shop. -- 1924-1925; 1984. -- 0.4 cm of textual records. Located on John Street, Harris Hobbs ran the business from the 1940’s to 1984. His father, James Earl Hobbs, had purchased the barber shop around 1923 from Sam Pontney.
Series contains two insurance receipts and a clipping. See also 99-0115 Hobbs Family Collection.
Series: McKerrachers Store. -- ____. -- 1.5 cm of textual records.
J. H. McKerrachers and Sons sold china, toys, hardware, and shelf borders.
Series contains a receipt book and a photo clipping.
Series: Scheel’s Windows Limited. -- no date. -- 0.2 cm of textual records.
Scheel’s Windows was established in 1949 by two brothers, Bob Scheel and Arden Scheel. The firm originally started in lumbering and the windows were an off-shoot. The firm does all the wood work on the window frames and glass grinding at their Madawaska Boulevard store.
Series contains a clipping from a local paper.
Series: Businesses, General. -- 1840; 1858; 1933; ____. -- 4 cm of textual records and 2 b&w photos.
Series contains 2 b&w photos: one of E. Farrell Meats (southwest corner of Elgin St.) and the other of Emily Farrell behind counter circa 1960, “Memo-slate for Daily Kitchen Wants” sample manufactured by International Varnish Co. Ltd., Toronto belonging to Mrs. John Stewart, “Pocket Ready Reckoner for the Use of Merchants, Masters of Vessels and Measurers of Timber” (a book on tables showing the number of feet, inches, and parts in a square piece of timber, French and English, 1840), “Empire Life Insurance Co., Toronto--Head Office” (a rate manual used by insurance agents, 1933), “A Complete Ready Reckoner in Dollars and Cents with Interest Tables at 6% and 7%” (a book of tables for the calculation of periodical payments, 1858).
Series: A. F. Campbell & Son Ltd. -- 1960-1976--. 2 cm textual records and 7 b&w photos.
Series consists of newspaper clippings about A. F. Campbell & Sons business and a one page history of Andrew Dey Forgie Campbell who belonged to the Lion's Club. Photos include staff (identified), lumber yard, truck loaded with plywood, house (possibly on Daniel Street).
Arnprior and District Museum collection wrapped F7.7
Series: M. Sullivan & Son Limited. -- 1977-1978. -- o/s item
M. Sullivan & Son Limited was founded in 1914 by Maurice Sullivan. A
family-run construction business, Maurice Sullivan was committed to maintaining a family tradition of a demanding philosophy based on the idea that any building erected by his firm should last as long as the materials used to build it. Very community-minded and proud of their home town of Arnprior, the Sullivan firm has been successful in securing contracts for such projects as construction of schools, bridges, mass housing projects, and theaters in Arnprior and the rest of Canada.
Series consists of a cheque register and cash receipts journal.
Sub-group: Renfrew County -- 1907; 1922-1926; 1961; 1976. -- 7 cm of textual records.
Subgroup contains such records as the following: “Renfrew County Visitor Attraction Study” prepared by Lee Elken Becksted Paulsen Fair (Architects) for the Ministry of Industry and Tourism and the Ministry of Treasury, Economics and Intergovernmental Affairs for Ontario in 1976; the study was commissioned by the Ontario government in 1975; the goal of the study was to identify a commercially viable visitor attraction based upon the historical and cultural resources of the County, particularly those of the square timber and lumbering era of the Upper Ottawa Valley region. Also included is a pamphlet on the “Champlain Trail” where Champlain is believed to have lost his astrolabe (an instrument used for measuring latitude and longitude) in 1613 near the village of Cobden; the astrolabe turned up on the shores of Green Lake by a farm hand in 1867; also included are “Notes on the History of Renfrew County for the Centennial 1961” compiled by Mrs. Carl Price (historian) and Clyde C. Kennedy (archaeologist) of the Ottawa Valley Historical Society; also “Minutes of the Proceeedings and By-laws of the Municipal Council of the County of Renfrew” 1907, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925 and 1926.
Sub-group: Cemeteries
The Museum collected records on cemeteries the bulk of which are about the Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F4.5, F4.6, F5.1, F5.2
Series:Arnprior Cemetery Committee. -- 1862-1920; 1972. -- 37.7 cm of textual records.
The Arnprior Cemetery is the burying ground of all Protestant denominations and fraternal societies, located at the mouth of the Madawaska River. It is also known as the Inch Bhui cemetery and the Yellow Isle after the ancient burying place of the Clan McNab in Perthshire, Scotland. The Arnprior plot was set aside as a burying ground by Chief McNab in the early days of the settlement and it first appears in legal documents as a reservation in a deed dated March 22, 1847 from Archibald McNab to Charles S. Middleton which covered all of McNab’s property in the vicinity of Arnprior. In 1862, a meeting was held at Edey’s Hotel in Arnprior to fence and further improve the grave yard. Eric Harrington was Secretary-Treasurer. From 1878-1889, the grave yard became a favorite pasture for the village cows; in 1889, a new committee was formed with T.W. Kenny as Chairman. Under Kenny’s leadership, the cemetery once again became a beautiful spot. In 1903, M.D. Graham was Secretary-Treasurer. The care of the cemetery was eventually taken over by a Board of Trustees organized under an Ontario Statute.
Series contains such records as the following: vouchers, receipts, payments and other accounting records related to the costs of managing the cemetery (1897, 1899, from 1902 to 1920), records about the purchase of land to expand the cemetery (lots 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34 on Albert Street), a March 1862 letter from John Robertson about three subscriptions, an accounting book (1896-1905), 1862 minutes about the setting up of the fence and care for the grave yard, March 28, 1862 subscription list to build fence at cemetery, an article by Charles McNamara about the cemetery, orders of service, 2 copies of the Index to the cemetery plots published by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and a 1918 deed to lot 485 part of Arnprior cemetery paid by Lindsay A. Whyte
Arnprior and District Museum collection F5.2
Series: Other Cemeteries. -- 1972 --. 0.3 cm of textual records.
Series contains service programs of other cemeteries and a napkin for Middleville Pioneer Cemetery.
Sub-group: Music
The Museum collected records on the following: Mac Beattie and Ruby Ramsay Rouse.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F0.1
Series: Mac Beattie. -- ca. 1950 -- 1 audio disc.
Born in Arnprior on December 21, 1916 and the only son of Jimmy and Jenny Beattie, Mac Beattie was a singer and a performer whose work revolved around the theme of the Ottawa Valley. Beattie made many appearances on national television radio and stage with his dance band, Mac Beattie and the Melodiers (formed in 1948), from Arnprior. Members of the band included Reg Hill on fiddle, Gaetan Fairfield on rhythm guitar, Jim Mayhew on piano, Gordon Summers on lead guitar, and George Courschesne on electric bass. Ron Brown (from the Family Brown group) played drums with the band occasionally.
Series consist of an album called Mr. Ottawa Valley Mac Beattie and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers (recorded at Carlsound Studios in Ottawa and produced by Ralph Carlson) with such popular songs as “Snowmobiling”, “Gavan’s Hotel at Quyon, Quebec” and “A Tribute to Frank Ryan”.
See also sub-group Authors in Arnprior and District Museum collection, 93-0005.
1 audio disc (ca. 30 mins.) : 33 1/3 rpm; 30 cm, vinyl.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F0.1
Series: Ruby Ramsay Rouse. -- . -- 1 audio disc.
Born in the Ottawa Valley, Ruby Ramsay Rouse played her first concert when she was 6 and a half years old in Almonte, Ontario. At 14, she was the organist at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Ottawa. Later, she was organist at Loew’s Theatre in Toronto. Rouse was associated with CFRB radio station in Toronto for close to 30 years. For several years, she was the official accompanist for “Canadians All” with John Collingwood Reade.
Series consist of her album, Ruby Ramsay Rouse featuring such songs as “Danny Boy” and “Get Me to the Church on Time”, was recorded at Newberry Sound Studio in Toronto and produced by Art Snider and recording engineer Dave Newberry.
1 audio disc (ca. 28 mins.) : 33 1/3 rpm; 30 cm, vinyl.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F8.3
Series: Glasier House Song Book. -- ca. 1881. -- 2.8 cm of textual records (27 cm x 40 cm).
Glasier House was owned by W.S. Glasier of Mattawa.
Series consists of a leather-spine book containing an address and presentation on behalf of a number of residents of School Section No. 8, Fitzroy and vicinity, as well as music and song sheets. The title “Arrival Book” is engraved on book.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F5.3 and wrapped volume F 7.5
Sub-group: Library
The Museum collected records on the following: the Arnprior Public Library.
Arnprior Public Library. -- 1894-1900; 1940-1960; 1964; 1987. -- 7 cm of textual records.
Established in 1895, the Arnprior Public Library originally occupied the Post Office building.
Series contains such records as the accession record (1940-1960) listing such information as author, title, publisher, date of publication, source of acquisition and price (26.5 cm x 36.5 cm, 3.5 cm thick, oversized item), a clipping from the Arnprior Chronicle, March 12, 1964, about the bylaw naming the library-museum for grants, the original bylaw no. 57 establishing a public library board in Arnprior, October 7, 1895 (museum accession no. 992.017.002), 3 leather-bound notebooks listing such information as the title of book and cost (1894-1900), and correspondence about the microfilming of the Arnprior Chronicle project between the library and the Arnprior and District Historical Society.
Arrangement
The Arnprior District Museum collection consists of 14 sub-groups. Some of these sub-groups are broken down into series; some are not. When records were housed in the Museum, each sub-group was dedicated to a box; these boxes were placed in alphabetical order on the shelf. Also included are some of the index cards used by the Museum curator to keep track of donations; the cards were in triplicate and filed according to 1. donor 2. category or subject 3. accession number. This card filing system was not fully maintained during the transfer. Intellectual access to the records is now gained by consulting the finding aid.
Accruals
Further accruals are expected on an ongoing basis.
Accession No.
1993-0005
1995-0045
1995-0046
1995-0048
1995-0049
2012-0293
Less detail
Date
1873 - 1988
Collection/Fonds
Arthur McLean fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date
1873 - 1988
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Arthur McLean fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Acquisition Source
Arthur McLean Q.C. donated these items in 1996 and in subsequent years. These items were originally the property of the law firm of A. Burwash. McLean & Moore law firm was established in 1982.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one fire insurance plan (date range of 1902 - 1908) and 59 maps which primarily focus on the Arnprior area between 1873 and 1988. The earliest item is a Plan of the Villiage of Braeside dated 1873.
Notes
Arthur McLean also donated 39 other maps that belonged to the McLachlin Bros. lumber company.
Related Material
See also Accession # 2004 - 0168 McLachlin Bros. Maps
Accession No.
1996-0067
Less detail
Date
1961
Collection/Fonds
Joanne Clouthier fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : full colour ; digital only
  1 image  
Date
1961
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Joanne Clouthier fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : full colour ; digital only
Scope and Content
Photograph is a scan of the garbage collection contract between Gerald Desjardins and the Village of Braeside regarding garbage collection from May 1961 until May 1962. It was issued on May 30, 1961.
Accession No.
2014-0338
Images
Less detail
Date
circa 1895 - 1975
Collection/Fonds
Handford Studio collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
approx. 11,418 glass plate negatives; approx. 8,085 cellulose negatives; approx 1500 nitrate negatives; approx. 655 prints
Date
circa 1895 - 1975
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Handford Studio collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
approx. 11,418 glass plate negatives; approx. 8,085 cellulose negatives; approx 1500 nitrate negatives; approx. 655 prints
Physical Condition
glass plate negs are in poor condition.
Conservation
Glass plates have been dry cleaned using vacuum and brush. Many of the glass plate negatives were dirty, some of them are fused together due to dampness. All negs were re-housed. Nitrate negatives have been scanned to the computer and attached to the database, before the negatives were destroyed.
History / Biography
Samuel Augustus Lewis Handford was born in Exeter Ontario on August 29, 1872. His father, Silas Handford immigrated from Devon England when he was very young, first to the United States and then to Western Ontario. Silas Handford gave up farming in the early 1900's when he started hauling vegetables to canning factories in the area. Samuel Augustus ("Gus") Lewis Handford started his career as an apprentice photographer to Mr. Joe Senior of Exeter, Ontario. At the age of 16, he moved to London and worked for another photographer for two years. He then moved to Ottawa and worked for a photographer who may have been George A. Snider. Snider operated a studio on Bank Street but also had a branch in Renfrew in 1895. According to his grandson Edward, he also worked for Robert Sim who operated a studio in Renfrew from 1870 - 1914. While in Ottawa, he met Grace E. Young, daughter of James A. Young of Sand Point. Grace was attending the Conservatory of Music. When she graduated in 1894, she returned to her home in Sand Point. Gus followed her there, set up his own photographic business and married Grace on August 17, 1896. They had two sons, Edward and Herbert and one daughter Lillian who taught physical education in Renfrew. Edward Young Handford and Herb L. Handford both became doctors who practiced in Renfrew in the Handford building into the 1980's. A. L. Handford started operating his photographic business in the McAndrew building in downtown Renfrew. Various sources list 1895 as the date he was established, but a business card held by the Handford family reads "established 1893". By 1903, construction of a substantial brick building at the corner of Raglan and Plaunt street commenced. According to his grandson Edward Handford Jr., the building was started by someone else, but Gus took it over. The Handford block contained large show rooms with 12 foot ceilings and a studio on one side of the ground floor. Handford sold frames, records, paintings and some appliances in the early years. According to Edward Handford Jr., he also sold Grey Dort automobiles at one time with the lot located at the back of the building off Renfrew street. J. M. Ferguson rented the other side of the store front for a "Ladies Emporium" from 1905 - 1907. Lindsay's Ottawa Music Company occupied the additional storefront from 1909 - 1915. The second floor of the building provided living quarters for the Handford family from 1903 - 1915. At this time, a peaked glass roof was constructed to provide light for the photographic studio below. The Handford family relocated to a large home at Raglan Street south, almost directly behind the Agricultural Society's Fair Grounds. A.L. Handford operated an Arnprior branch for a short time between 1920 - 1923 with his brother Wilber Wilton Handford (1880 - 1942). The business was known as the 'Handford Bros. Studio' at that time. A.L. Handford served on Renfrew town council and was a long-time member of the Marion Lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows. He liked to camp at Sand Bay on the Ottawa river with his family and enjoyed recreational sports. While out and about in Renfrew, Handford used a Graphlex camera with roll film for easy handling once this type of camera was available. He documented many of the places in town and sold post cards that were popular with townspeople and visitors alike. The following excerpt from "The Story of Renfrew" describes his abilities as a portrait photographer, especially of young children, "Gus Handford was excellent when it came to photographing children. He could always make them smile. This was in the day of slow focussing - no fast film then - but he was able to capture their attention with a rattle of by jingling his keys. He had the knack of being able to click the shutter just when the right look appeared in the subject's eyes, and he always had a shot where the person looked intelligent." Throughout the years, various Renfrew Collegiate teams and graduation classes had their portraits taken at the Handford Studio. Hockey, Lacross and Baseball teams were all painstakenly documented by A. L. Handford, who would often draw in the date on a team ball or hockey cup. He often took individual team member photos and devised a collage for a "group" shot that was very popular with the teams. A typical example of this kind of collage team photo was published in Renfrew's Centennial Official Program of 1958. It shows the Renfrew Millionnaires Hockey Team of 1909 - 1910. This team put Renfrew on the map and brought reporters from far and wide to Renfrew to cover the moves of Bert Lindsay, Fred "Cyclone" Taylor and others. Various employees worked for Handford throughout the years. The longest serving member of staff, Miss Thursa Stringer worked for Handford's from the 1930's to 1973. Others were Mr. Cook, Mr. Paul, Lilley Splane and Eva Splane. Mrs. Handford took over the business when Gus went hunting each fall. His daughter Lillian also helped out in the studio after her father died in 1949. Edward Handford Jr. (grandson of A. L. Handford) operated the business in Renfrew from 1955 to 1975. Ed was a Kodak dealer, continuing the tradition that his grandfather started fifty years before him. He was very busy photographing and processing weddings and insurance claims throughout the 1960's and early 1970's. At times, he was booked for six weddings on the same day! The business was closed in the mid 1970's when Ed Handford moved to Ottawa.
Acquisition Source
The collection was deposited in the Arnprior McNab/Braeside Archives May 8, 2008. Prior to the move, the negatives were stored in Griffith Ontario at the home of Edward Handford, father of the donor. The negatives were moved from the Handford Studio in Renfrew to Ottawa at one time, and then taken to Griffith in 1993. In 2012, Karen (Handford) Yolkowski and Ed Handford donated approx 100 negatives and 50 prints which were originally part of the Handford Studio Collection. These are described in Series 9.
Scope and Content
The Handford Studio Collection consists of a number of series of photographic records:
Series 1 - Glass Plate Negatives, Sub-Series 1.1 - 3 x 4 inch negs, Sub-Series 1.2 - 5 x 7 inch negs
Series 2 - Cellulose Negatives
Series 3 - Nitrate Negatives
Series 4 - Handford Studio Portraits, Sub-Series 4.1 - Card Index
Series 5 - Handford Negs
Series 9 - Negatives and Images (accrual)
Arrangement
A. L. Handford kept his negatives in original boxes in the early period and in envelopes in the later period. This original order has been retained and forms a loosely based chronological arrangement of the fonds. Arrangement by the archivist into series was based upon the physical format of the negatives contained in the collection. This arrangement was based on the needs of the archives in terms of processing and handling this large collection during the initial, descriptive phase as well as in future. For instance, the glass plates have been divided into two sub-series based on size. This was done for two reasons. The first was that the smaller plates could be stored in a single wooden cabinet, so retreival is fairly straightforward. Also, the box numbers for glass plates were duplicated within the two sizes. It is much easier to determine which box 60 you wish to retreive knowing which size plate you are searching for. In addition to ease of access, the arrangement into series based on format also allows photographic historians to focus their attention on a particular type of record. The nitrate negatives were handled off-site by a volunteer so that this work could proceed in tandem with other descriptive work carried on by other volunteers. The nitrate negatives have since been destroyed.
Notes
Photographs in this collection contain language from the era in which it was written. This includes problematic wording, cultural references, and stereotypes that are no longer used or appropriate today. Titles and content descriptions provided for the photographs in this collection derive from the indexes created by Handford Studio. AMBA is working to provide further disclaimers where appropriate for individual items.
See reference book the Centennial Harpooner for cross-referencing of portraits.
Access Restriction
HANDLE WITH EXTREME CARE
Accession No.
2008-0233
2009-0237
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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
Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives �2016-0357 – 1855-12-07 – Letter from David Brown to Allan McNab, Collection Letter Page 1 1 White Lake, 7 December 1855 2 Mr. Alan McNab 3 Dear Sir 4 According to your request I beg 5 to hand your account amounting to £24”4“11
  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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LP Record Collection of Ottawa Valley Music

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Date
1950-1970
Collection/Fonds
Doug Collins fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
8 vinyl records; electronic photographs
Date
1950-1970
Format
sound recordings
electronic records
Collection/Fonds
Doug Collins fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
8 vinyl records; electronic photographs
Physical Condition
scratches and dust on most records
Acquisition Source
Items donated from donor's private collection.
Scope and Content
Collection of 8 recordings of Ottawa Valley musicians playing traditional music featuring Mac Beattie, Reg Hill and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers. Titles include:
The Wilno Express - All Over the Tracks
Ottawa Valley Hoedown - Reg Hill
Ottawa Valley Hoedown #2 - Reg Hill
Mr. Ottawa Valley - Mac Beattie and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers
Reg Hill & the Ottawa Valley Melodiers - 14 Great Fiddle Favourites
Bonnie & Mac Beattie & the Ottawa Valley Melodiers
This Ottawa Valley of Mine - Mac Beattie & His Melodiers
A Visit to the Ottawa Valley with Mac Beattie and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers
In July 2014, donor brought in a milk jug from Rafter's Dairy of Arnprior which was photographed and returned. Rafter's Dairy was located just on the outskirts of Arnprior (Duncan Drive) and operated during the 1940's and 1950's before it merged with Merryside Dairy. See item level descriptions.
Notes
Reg Hill and Mac Beattie albums produced by Banff Records Ltd.
Access Restriction
Recordings need to be transfered to Digital files for reference purposes
Reproduction Restriction
MAY NOT BE COPIED DUE TO COPYRIGHT
Accruals
Doug Collins also donated three high school year books (1964, 1965, 1967) which were added to the year book collection held in the Arnprior District High School fonds.
Related Material
Museum Collection also contains LP of Mr. Ottawa Valley Mac Beattie and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers F0.1
Accession No.
2012-0289
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Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Format
map
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
File
Fonds No.
0021
Series
1
Subseries
MAP1
Acquisition Source
Donated in 1994.
Scope and Content
[formerly: Cartographic collection]
These maps are of interest from a historical and/or cartographic perspective.
The collection consists of original maps and photocopies of maps pertaining to Canada, Ontario, Renfrew County, Arnprior, McNab Township and Braeside. Each are described at the item level.
Accession No.
1994-0021
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Date
1950-1990
Collection/Fonds
Norman Kinkaid fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date
1950-1990
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Norman Kinkaid fonds
Description Level
Fonds
History / Biography
Norman Wesley Kinkaid was born in 1926. He was active in local politics, St. Andrew's United Church and the Lions Club of Arnprior among other community groups. He also served as Reeve of McNab Township in the early 1980's. He married Jean Carmicheal of Braeside and died in October 2002.
Acquisition Source
Donated by Norman Kinkaid's nephew Scott Farmer in January 2014
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 4 Personal Scrap books marked 'W5' (who, what, where, when and why) which were compiled by Norman Kinkaid between 1950 and 1990. Scrap books include newspaper clippings, photos, pamphlets, cards etc. They cover a wide range of subject matter from politics to sports to human interest stories.
Volume 1: 1940-1980; Volume 2: 1981-1984; Volume 3: 1984-1990; Volume 4: 1991-1998. An index for Volumes 1 (pages 1 to 312) & Volume 2 (pages 313 to 522) is included at the front of Volume 2.
Airport, South Renfrew Municipal 121
Algonquin Park, National Film 285
Almonte Train Wreck 1942 013, 307
Anderson, Stuart (Stuart Anderson) 056, 111, 114, 115
Annexation & Amalgamation Arnprior 033, 076, 083,101, 344, 374
Arnprior Curling Club 067, 068
Arnprior Fish & Game Club 108
Arnprior Golf Club 096
Arnprior Hockey "Alerts" 055
Arnprior Hockey "Greenshirts" 227
Arnprior, Town of (Historical) 082
Arnprior H.M.C.S. 374
Atkey, Dick (Dick Atkey) 234
Babineau, David (David Babineau) 225, 466
Bahamas 078
Bahm - The Herman Bahms 261
Baker, Anne (Anne Baker) 252, 444
Baker, Jack (Jack Baker) 141
Baker, Hon. Walter ( Hon. Walter Baker) 442, 482
Ball, Rob (Rob Ball) 111, 179, 205
Barber, David (David Barber) 143, 156
Bauman, Rev. David (Rev. David Bauman) 218, 454
Bedore, Bernie (Bernie Bedore) 160, 374
Bedore, Vera (Vera Bedore) 426, 507, 464
Bertrand, The Family (CLGE) 173
Blackburn, David (David Blackburn) 295, 297
Box, Beaver (Beaver (Lennox) Box) 382
Boyle, Brian (Brian Boyle) 062
Bridge, Burnstown 154
Bridge, Horton/Hwy.17 171
Bridge, Kinkade 418, 456, 498
Bridge, Madawaska (Arnprior) 107
Bridge, Pakenham 487, 502, 518
Bridge, Stewartville 309, 496
Brizard, Jean Louis (Jean Louis Brizard) 318
Bryson. The Hon. George (George Bryson) 344, 405
Building Permit, Township of McNab 041, 042, 377
Burns, John (John Burns) 062
Burton, Eric (Eric Burton) 186
Calabogie Peaks 217
Calcutt, Ernie (Ernie Calcutt) 179, 181, 501, 504
Caldwell, Ewen R. (Ewen R. Caldwell) 170, 240, 257, 320
Cameron, Bert (Bert Cameron) 171
Campbell, Craig (Craig Campbell) 239, 282, 374
Campbell, Ken (Ken Campbell) (Renfrew) 244
Campbell, Ken (Ken Campbell) (Russell) 505
Campbell, Malcome (Malcome Campbell) 153, 243
Campbell, Myrtle (Mrs. A.D.F.) (Myrtle Campbell) 055
Campbell, Sandy (Sandy Campbell) 215
Campbell, Victoria (Mrs. A.D.F.) (Victoria Campbell) 314
Carkner, Helen (Helen Carkner) 020
Carmichael, Carrie (Carrie Carmichael) 042
Carmicael, Connie (Connie Carmichael) 080
Carmichael, Edna (Edna Carmichael) 038
Carmichael, Janet (Janet Carmichael Mrs. John D.) 248, 257, 320, 334, 378, 382, 480
Carmichael, Jean (Jean Carmichael) 043, 044, 046
Carmichael, Neil (Neil Carmichael) 189, 208, 306, 408
Carmichael, Stewart (Stewart Carmichael) 146
Carrs, Bill (Bill Carrs) 225, 254, 348, 474
Church Baptist Kenmore 158
Church Catholic Arnprior 376
Church Cathollic Sand Point 274
Church United Arnprior 054, 432
Church United Braeside 032, 205, 216
Church United Kenmore 011
Church United White Lake 332
Clark, Stephen ( Stephen Clark) Mayor 415, 425, 494,
Cloud 1 11 Funeral 155
Consolidated - Bathhurst (Temagami) 202
Cook, Andrew (Andrew Cook) 282
Cooke, Harry (Harry Cooke) 126
Coulas, Earl (Earl Coulas) 156
Coulonge, Hotel 095
Country Vote Federal Style 283
Cranston, Hugh (Hugh Cranston) 105, 164, 165, 422, 441
Cullin, Bert (Bert Cullin) (A.C.) 364
Davis, Ross ( Rev. Ross Davis) 387, 406, 454, 459
Daze, Bill (Bill Daze) 050
Daze,Bob (Bob Daze) 380, 482, 506
Desjardins, Paul (Paul Dejardins) 169
Diefenbaker, John G. (Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker) 072, 073, 268
Dillon, R.E. (Rev. Monsignor R.E. Dillon) 332, 339, 343
Doering, Bud (J.S.) (Bud Doering) 179, 214
Dolson, Doug (Doug Dolson) 060, 061
Doyle, Shannon (Shannon Doyle) 298
Drew, George (Hon. George Drew) 020, 028
Expo, 70 071
Faircloth, Bob & Jean (Bob & Jean Faircloth) 104, 254
Farmer, Don (Don Farmer) 038, 229, 248
Farmer, Edna (Edna Farmer) 128, 160.
Farmer, Evan (Evan Farmer) 055, 248
Farnsworth, Jim (Jim Farnsworth) 066
Findley, John (Dr. John Findley) 055, 094, 125, 178, 250
Finlay, Charles E. (Charles E. Finlay) 020
Fitzpatrick, Taylor (Taylor Fitzpatick) 064, 165
Francoeur, Mando (Mando Francoeur) 151
Fraser, Les (Les Fraser) (Clothes) 284, 389, 396
Fraser, E.M. (Mac) (E.M. Fraser) 094, 272, 304
Fridgen, Dan (Dan Fridgen) 111, 375, 384, 392
Fridgen, Darin (Darin Fridgen) 092, 352, 514
Frieday, Norm (Norm Frieday) 128, 142, 240
Frieday, Wilf (Wilf Frieday) 105, 144
Fulford, Karen Joy (Karen Joy Fulford) 170
Gatien, Chris (Chris Gatien) 332, 372
Gaumond, J.A. (Lt. Col. J.A. Gaumond) 100
Gavan, Lennox (Lennox Gavan) 258, 321, 453
Giberson, Herb (Dr. Herb Giberson) 128, 514
Gillespie, Bud W.W, (Bud Gillespie) 127, 416
Gillies, Brody (Brody Gillies) 240, 325
Gillies, Jessie D.A. (Mrs. D.A. Gillies) 239, 240, 264, 298, 320, 378
Gillies, John A. (John A. Gillies) 036, 067
Gillies, Dr. Norman (Dr. Norman Gillies) 240
Gillies Brothers & Co. LTD 036, 037, 039, 057, 058, 180
Glasgow Herald, The 065
Glover, Dr. Vaughan (Dr. Vaughan Glover) 206, 286, 294
Graveline, Sylvio (Sylvio Graveline) 214
Greene, Joe (J.J.) (Hon. Joe Greene) 040, 044, 070, 172, 207, 242
Greenough, John (John Greenough 290)
Gregory, Dr. Alex G. (Dr. Alex G. Gregory) 068
Gretzky, Wayne (The Great) (Wayne Gretzky) 422, 426, 427, 454, 506
Hackbush, Rev. Ed ( Rev. Ed Hackbush) 259
Haeni, Jack (Jack Haeni) 126,127, 170, 290, 327, 428
Haley, Rollie (Rollie Haley) 130
Hall, Bert (Bert Hall) 095, 112, 484
Hamilton, Bill (Bill Hamilton) 043
Hamilton, Jamie (Jamie Hamilton) 211
Hamilton, Kevin (Kevin Hamilton) 176
Hanson, Arlie (Arlie Hanson) 043, 044
Hanson, Jack (Jack Hanson) 050, 060, 458
Hanson, Jennefer (Jennefer Hanson) 053
Hannabery,Joan (Joan Hannabery) 318
Hardy, Eric (Eric Hardy) 167, 177
Havey, Mrs. John Sr. (Mrs. John Havey) 224
Hawaii 1976 174
Heagney, Dr. Pat (Dr. Pat Heagney) 206, 305
Hill, Larry (Larry Hill) 255, 375, 492
Hill, Mike (Mike Hill) 324, 352, 379, 402, 448, 456
Hilton Brothers 486
Hobbs, Rev, Harry (Rev. Harry Hobbs) 055
Hospital, Arnprior & District 023
Hospital, Renfrew Victoria 288
Hough, John A. (John A. Hough) 147, 286
Hudson, Brian (Brian Hudson) 273, 288, 289, 290, 324, 457
Hudson, Bruce (Bruce Hudson) 293
Hudson, Steve (Steve Hudson) 290, 380, 381, 388, 393
Hudson, Graham Family 400
Hull, Bobby (Bobby Hull) 443
Hutt, Barry (Barry Hutt) 454
Hutt Brian (Brian Hutt) 233
Irish Times, The Dublin 1969 066
James, Jack & Lois (Jack & Lois James) 420. 464
Jesus Festival 108, 116
Johnson, George (George Johnson) 194, 197, 217, 244
Johnson, Mike (Mike Johnson) 257, 482, 511
Johnston, Bud (J.P.S.) (Bud Johnston) 043, 044, 093, 303, 402
Johnston, Libby (Libby Johnston) 060
J.R. Booth LTD. 024, 025, 040, 222
Keeping, Max (Max Keeping) 162, 252, 292
Kennedy, "The Kennedys" 079
Kewley, Marilyn (Marilyn Kewley) 248
Kewley, Rollin (Rollin Kewley) 049, 050
King, Archie, (Archie King) 250, 392
King George VI 006, 008
Kinkade, Billy (Billy Kinkade) 339
Kinkade, Dwaine (Dwaine Kinkade) 047
Kinkade, Ivan (Ivan, Kinkade) 032
Kinkade, Jean (Jean Kincade) (Carmichael) 063, 089, 228, 326
Kinkade, Norman (Norman Kinkade) 019, 022, 024, 025, 046, 356
Kinkade, Robert (Rob Kinkade) 002, 004
Kinkade, Vera (Vera Kinkade) 012
Kinkade, William (William Kinkade) 014, 016, 017
Kinkade, Coat of Arms 000
Ladouceur, Guy (Guy Ledouceur) 214, 466
Langford, Linda (Linda Langford 101, 182, 392
Langford, Murray (Murry Langford) 166, 182, 195, 274, 300, 323, 392, 481
Laplante, Gilles (Gilles Laplante) 178, 380, 381, 388, 406, 423, 458
Laporte, Hon. Pierre (Hon. Pierre Laporte) 072
Lavallee, Larry (Larry Lavallee) 177
Lawson, Paul (Paul Lawson) 069, 129, 156, 462
Leblanc, Pau l(Paul Leblanc) 065
L'Ecuyer, Maurice (Maurice L'Ecuyer) 040
Lesway, Gary (Gary Lesway) 478
Lesway, Glen (Glen Lesway) 069, 091, 390, 458
Lindsay, Myra (Myra Lindsay) 165, 282
Little, Rev. Milton ( Rev. Milton Little) 236
Lotteries 074, 077
Lower Madeawaska Planning Board LMPB 082, 085, 086, 092, 097, 098, 102
Man and His World 072
Macklem, Doug (Doug Macklem) 200, 231, 375, 461
Madore, Henry (Henry Madore) 123
Malloch, Ian (Ian (Bun) Malloch) 138
Matheson, George (George Matheson) 256
Meakin, Rev. Allan (Rev. Allan Meakin) 067, 161, 210, 213
Meek, Robbie (Robbie Meek) 120
Melanson, Bill (Bill Melanson) 087, 133, 145
Melanson, Glen (Glen Melanson) 231, 274
Millar, Brian (Brian Millar) 086, 087
Milnes, Rev. Fred (Rev. Fred Milnes) 212
Moore, Dr. Clifford (Dr. Clifford Moore) 300
Morris, Wally (Wally Morris) 062
Murphy, Francis (Francis Murphy) 067
Murray, Bill (Bill Murray) 157
Murray, Bryan (Bryan Murray) 261, 289, 345, 389
Murray, Terry (Terry Murray) 084, 389
Murray, Thomas P. (Thomas P. Murray) 134, 280
MacDonald Rev. Ian (Rev. Ian MacDonald) 158
McKennie, Wyman (Wyman McKennie) 088, 182, 245, 285, 343, 429, 448
MacLeod, James G. (James G. MacLeod) 127
McAdam, Minor S. (Minoe S. McAdam) 102
McBride, Rev. Murray (Rev. Murray McBride) 054, 099, 173
McComb, David (David McComb) 444
McCormick, Bruce (Bruce McCormick) 352
McCormick, David (David McCormick) 464, 475, 479
McCuaig, Jimmy (Jimmy McCuaig) 040
McEwen, Marion (Marion McEwen) 292
McEwen, Morna (Morna McEwen) 204, 291, 326
McGrath, Joel (Joel McGrath) 111, 179, 384, 420
McIntyre, Art (Art McIntyre) 157, 243
McIntyre, David (David McIntyre) 172, 185, 186, 205
McIntyre, Gary (Gary McIntyre) 158
McIntyre, John (John McIntyre) 062
McKay, Eric (Eric McKay) 091, 251
McKie, Campbell (Campbell McKie) 057, 220
McLachlin, Daniel (Daniel McLachlin) The McLachlin Era 051, 067
McLean, Judge Allan (Judge Allan McLean) 053, 056, 091, 254
McLean, Art (Art McLean) 248
McLean, George (George McLean) 053, 054, 207
McLean, Kevin (Kevin McLean) 154, 252, 296, 301, 304
McMahon, Lornie (Lornie McMahon) 163, 194
McMillan, Howie (Howie McMillan) 124, 210, 287, 302, 315
McNab, Archibald (Archibald McNab) Archibald Corrie & Lady 053, 070, 175, 207
McNab, Rod (Rod McNab) 168
McNab 150 & Settlers Week 146, 148, 150, 151
McNab Council 1850 199
McNab Elections 077, 099, 136, 189, 410
McNab Open House & New Garage 315, 338
McNab Township Hall 130
McNab Public School 060, 084
McNabb, Brooke (Brooke McNabb) 144, 512
McNulty, Andy (Andy McNulty)164, 211, 246, 272, 328, 344
McNulty, Ray (Ray McNulty) 219, 230, 239, 244, 256, 344, 441
Neville, Father Grant (Father Grant Neville) 085,161, 184, 301, 347
Norvic, The Norvic 235
Oakes, Sir Harry (Sir Harry Oakes) 045
O'Neill, Anne (Anne O'Neill) 146
O'Neill, Peter (Peter O'Neill) 061, 126, 328
O'Neill, Tish (Tish O'Neill) 179, 204, 382, 448, 475, 506, 510
Official Plan Ottawa/Carleton 117
Ontario Hydro Dams & Info 118, 195, 340
Opportunity Square & Village 097, 098, 100, 103, 105, 117, 119
Ottawa Senators 055
Paul, Caesar (Caesar Paul) 106
Phillips, Charlie (Charlie Phillips) 129
Phillips, Doug (Doug Phillips) 060
Plager, Larry (Larry Plager) 090
Poole, Phil (Phil Poole) 106
Pope, Hon. Alan ( Hon. Allan Pope) 476
Prince Charles 070, 264, 420, 434, 456, 459
Prophet, Orval (Orval Prophet) 270, 467, 501, 503
Punter, Dennis (Dennis Punter) 093
Pay - Must Pay for Recreation 059
Quebec Conference 1864 051
Quebec Conference 1942 016, 018
Queen Elizabeth II 370, 371, 420, 428, 482
Quilty, Irene Mrs. Len (Irene Quilty) 389
Quilty, Mike (Mike Quilty) 259, 361
Quilty, Patrick (Patrick Quilty) 088
Renfrew Millionaires 197
Richard, Maurice ( Maurice (Rocket) Richard)
Rimmer, Tom (Tom Rimmer) 468
Robbins, R.H. ( R.H. (Dick) Robbins) 265
Robbins, Howie (Howie Robbins) 074, 077
Robinson, Larry (Larry Robinson) 234, 463
Rosemetaniuk, John (John Rosemetaniuk) 253, 287
Romain, Jim (Jim Romain) 230
Royal Canadian Legion (Arnprior) 088
Runtz, David (David Runtz) 090
Runtz, Mike (Mike Runtz) 284
Rusheleau, Herb (Herb Rusheleau) 384
Russ, Rev. Norm (Rev. Norm Russ) 169, 176, 315, 324
Ryan, Kathleen Mrs.Frank (Kathleen Ryan) 152, 343, 495
St. Michael, Pat (Pat St. Michael) 222, 513
Sawyer, Jim (Jim Sawyer) 274, 300, 388, 404
Scheel, Hector (Hector Scheel) 295
Schneider, John (John (Dukes) Schneider) 495
Scotsman, The Scotsman & Morning Post 066
Shea, John (John Shea) 405
Sheppard, Dennis (Dennis Sheppard) 061, 062
Silver stick Hockey 053
Sly, Bill (Bill Sly) 072, 326, 428
Smith, Cecil (Cecil Smith) 030
Smith Clarence (Clarence Smith) 028, 029
Smith, Connie (Connie Smith) 038
Smith, Reg (Reg Smith) 109, 188, 228, 253, 256
Soucie, Yvon (Yvon Soucie) 151
Spaull, Steve (Steve Spaull) 090, 304, 327, 508
Sports Complex Arnprior 113, 174, 216
Sports Complex Nepean 156
Spratt, Chris (Chris Spratt) 179, 186, 190, 205, 219, 328, 423
Stamler, Ron (Ron Stamler) 037, 038, 260, 422
Stanton, Austin Family (Austin Stanton) 243
Staye, Alex (Alex Staye) 066, 128, 216, 282, 314
Staye, Royden (Royden Staye) 165
Stewart, Art & Elsa ( Art & Elsa Stewart) 084, 152, 336, 359, 472
Stewart, R.A. (R.A. Stewart) 125, 133, 502
Storie, John (John Scobie) 090, 178, 211, 397, 409
Sullivan, Harry (Harry Sullivan) 085
Taft, Rev. Earl & Barb (Rev. Earl & Barb Taft) 146, 205
Taylor, Charles (Charles Taylor) 249
Taylor, Ken Consular (Ken Taylor) 386
Taylor, Mike (Mike Taylor) 084
Tanguay, Tom (Tom Tanguay) 068
The Grove Nursing Home 347, 348
Thomson, Bob (Bob Thomson) 042, 140
Thomson, Ramsay (Ramsay Thomson) 224
Thomson, Sharon (Sharon Thomson) 384
Timbrell, Hon. Dennis (Hon. Dennis Trimbrell) 276, 346, 380, 398, 498, 510
Trudeau, Rt. Hon. Pierre E. (Rt. Hon. Pierre E. Trudeau) 080, 444, 520, 521
To The Sons & Daughters of My Clients 048
Vydon Acres 075
Water & Sewer - Arnprior & McNab 120, 121, 122
White Lake Dam 068, 073, 074
Whitton, Dr. Charlotte (Dr. Charlotte Whitton) 145
Whyte, Dr. Randy (Dr. Randy Whyte) 294
Wilson, Bill (Bill Wilson) 043, 044, 233
Wilson, Jimmie (Jimmie Wilson) 140
Wilson, Lois (Lois Wilson) 061, 067, 074
Windle, Ed & Mona (Ed & Mona Windle) 258
Wittgenstein, Leo (Leo Wittgenstein) 062
Yakabuski, Mark (Mark Yakabuski) 280, 290, 464
Young, Charlie (Charlie Young) 130
Young, John & Flo (John & Flo Young) 308
Yonder Lies The Valley 160, 161, 162
You Owe Your Good Life To... 047
Zimmerling, Randy (Randy Zimmerling) 173
Zimmerling, Ralph (Ralph Zimmerling) 069, 071
Zimmerling, Reid (Reid Zimmerling) 053
Zimmerling, Rex (Rex Zimmerling) 069
Zimmerling, Rick (Rick Zimmerling) 232
Zimmerling, Theo (Theo Zimmerling) 434
Zimmerling, Todd (Todd Zimmerling) 288
Zimmerling, Charles (Charles Zimmerling) 406
Zimmerling, Nordella (Nordella Zimmerling) 266, 296
Notes
Another scrap book by Norm Kinkaid covering the activities of the Lions Club of Arnprior was donated with their records.
Related Material
Arnprior Lions Club 2005-0322
Accession No.
2014-0322
Less detail
Date
1975 c.
Collection/Fonds
Pat Felhaver fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
166 postcards; 4 postcard booklets
Date
1975 c.
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Pat Felhaver fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Location
Storage shelf
Physical Description
166 postcards; 4 postcard booklets
Custodial History
Postcards make up part of a large overstock of the store Valley Wholesale, which went out of business in the 1990s. They remained in storage until they were donated in 2018 by Pat Felhaver.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 83 sets of two postcards depicting scenes of Arnprior, Madawaska Valley, Braeside, etc. and 2 postcard booklets that include 8 scenes each.
1. Sign, Welcome to Arnprior
2. Post office and town clock (now Arnprior and District Museum), Arnprior
3. Bridge over the Madawaska River, Arnprior
4. John Street, Business District of Arnprior
5. Catholic Church of St. John Chrysostom, Arnprior
6. View from the bridge, Arnprior
7. Federal Building and Post Office, Arnprior
8. Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital, Arnprior
9. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Arnprior
10. Municipal Building, Arnprior
11. Elgin Street, Arnprior
12. Arnprior District High School, Arnprior
13. Gillies & Co. LTD. Mill at Braeside
14. Braeside Islands on the Ottawa River
15. Braeside Islands on the Ottawa River, another view
16. Loading logs in the Madawaska Valley
17. View of Kamaniskeg Lake from the lookout near Combermere, Madawaska Valley
18. Bridge over Madawaska River at Combermere, Madawaska Valley
19. View from Lookout Tower at Maynooth, Madawaska Valley
20. The Toadstools make a neat seat for the kids at Storyland
21. Fun on the slide at the playground in Storyland
22. Goldilocks and the Three Bears at Storyland
23. Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall at Storyland
24. Hansel and Gretel and The Gingerbread House at Storyland
25. The Playground at Storyland
26. Riding Georgie the Giraffe at entrance to Storyland
27. Public Hospital, Smiths Falls
28. Rideau Regional Hospital School, Smiths Falls
29. View across the rideau Canal from Victoria Park, Smiths Falls
30. Moonlight over the Centenial Fountains, Smiths Falls
31. Swimming in the Rideau at Centenial Park, Smiths Falls
32. Interior of St. Mary, Queen of Queens, Wilno
33. St. Mary, Queen of Queens, Wilno
34. View from the look out at Shrine Hill, Wilno
35. Polish Church & Shrine, Wilno
36. Historical marker of the Opeongo Road in front of post office, Barry's Bay
37. Trout Lake, Barry's Bay
38. St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Barry's Bay
39. Opeongo Line, Business District, Barry's Bay
40. Madawaska Valley District High School, Barry's Bay
41. Post Office, Barry's Bay
42. Carson Lake, Barry's Bay
43. County of Renfrew Court House, Pembroke
44. Pembroke General Hospital
45. Christian Community of our Lady of Lourdes, Pembroke
46. Scenic view of the Ottawa River from look out at Our Lady of Lourdes, Pembroke
47. Town Hall and Old Town Clock (formerly the post office), Pembroke
48. Autumn at the Cenotaph, Pembroke
49. Pembroke Cottage Hospital
50. Picturesque Scene from one of the many bridges across the Tay River, Perth (also shows model of the Destroyer "Haida")
51. Gore Street, business district, Perth
52. Archibald M. Campbell Memorial Museum, Perth
53. Swimming in the Tay River at Stewart Park, Perth
54. Replica of the famous Mammoth Cheese, Perth
55. Town Hall, Perth
56. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Perth
57. Mammoth Cheese, 22000 lbs., Perth
58. Post Office and Old Town Clock, Renfrew
59. Trinity St. Andrew's United Church, Renfrew
60. St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church, Renfrew
61. Swimming in the Bonnechere River, Renfrew
62. Rapids and swinging bridge on the Bonnechere River from O'brien Park, Renfrew
63. Rapids in the Bonnechere River, Renfrew
64. Raglan Street, business district, Renfrew
65. Federal Building & Post Office, Carleton Place
66. Bridge Street, business disctrict, Carleton Place
67. Looking up the Mississippi River, Smoke stack of Leigh Instruments Plant, Carleton Place
68. View from Centennial Park Beach across the Mississippi, showing Leigh Instruments Plant and Riverside Park Beach, Carleton Place
69. Town Hall on the banks of the Mississippi, Carleton Place
70. Leigh Instruments Plant, Carleton Place
71. Riverside Park, Carleton Place
72. Centennial Park, Carleton Place
73. Falls of the Mississippi River at the Power Dam, Carleton Place
74. Melville United Church, Eganville
75. St. John's Church, Eganville
76. Post Office and Town Clock, Eganville
77. John Street looking towards Bonnechere Street, Eganville
78. Post Office, Killaloe Station
79. Calvary Baptist Church, Killaloe Station
80. Golden Sands Vacationland, Golden Lake
81. Pleasure boats at Rideau Ferry
82. Cenotaph on the banks of Calabogie Lake, Calabogie
83. Eastern Entrance Gate to Algonquin Park, Whitney
84. Bonus Album: Souvenir of beautiful Madawaska Valley, Ontario, Canada
85. Bonus Album: Souvenir of the beautiful Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada
Arrangement
Arrangement by location imposed by archivist.
Notes
Over 23000 postcards were donated to the AMBA with the intent to keep two of each scene and sell the rest as a fundraiser.
Accession No.
2018-0381
Less detail
Date
1850-2006
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 boxes of textual and photographic material
62 maps
1 photograph album 41 x 51 x 2.5 cm
Date
1850-2006
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Peter Hessel collection
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
0021
Physical Description
6 boxes of textual and photographic material
62 maps
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.
Language
English
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. The photograph album was donated to the ADA in 2006.
Scope and Content
Collection Files H1.5 - H5.4
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.
Photograph Album H0.02
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 11 & 12
Arrangement
Files arranged alphabetically by subject by Peter Hessel .
Notes
Maps are described at the item level in InMagic. eg. Peter Hessel Collection M001 etc.
Accruals
Further accruals are not expected
Related Material
See also: Stewart Famco fonds, Accession #1999-0107
Accession No.
1994-0021
Less detail
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
Less detail
Date
1997 - 2003
Collection/Fonds
Photos of Buildings Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
approx. 200 colour photographs and negatives
Date
1997 - 2003
Format
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Photos of Buildings Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
approx. 200 colour photographs and negatives
History / Biography
The object of this collection is to provide a pictorial record of houses, commercial and public buildings of interest (not necessarily of historical/heritage significance) in our communities. The collection was started in November 1997 by photographer Shawna Philipson (volunteer) of White Lake, assisted by Peter Hessel. Later additions by Al Graham were made in 2003.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of colour photos of historical and other interesting buildings in Arnprior and McNab/Braeside. The photos are numbered on the back and identified by means of a list included in each pouch. The pouches contain the photos as well as the negatives. Note: The negative numbers do not necessarily correspond to the numbers on the photos and on the list. But the negatives can be easily related to the photos and vice versa. Some of the historical areas covered inlcude the following: Galilee Community, John Street North, Bell Street, Albert Street, Lake Street, Ottawa Street, Victoria Street, Madawaska Street, Harriet Street, Harrington Street, Elgin Street, Seymour Street, Sand Point.
Notes
A detailed list of shots available with photographs in Box G4.3
Accruals
Further accruals are expected.
Accession No.
1998-0094
Less detail
Date
c1920-c1970
Collection/Fonds
Donna Bell fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 post cards
  1 image  
Date
c1920-c1970
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
Donna Bell fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 post cards
Acquisition Source
Postcards purchased and donated by Donna Bell in 2010.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains 3 b&w and 3 colour postcards depicting Arnprior, Ontario.
1. High School, Arnprior, Ont (c.1920)
2. John Street, Arnprior Ont. (shows John Street North of Madawaska Street, Rudd Undertaking Building on east side and Craig home on west side c. 1890) Postcard dates from c1920
3. St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior, Ontario (c. 1940)
4. Jim's Restaurant, Elgin Street (c.1960)
5. Twin Maples Motel and Cabins (c.1960)
6. Business District of Arnprior, Ont. (c.1970)
Accession No.
2012-0267
Images
Less detail
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Fonds
Format
textual records
electronic records
map
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Archives Volunteers
Scope and Content
There is a variety of Reference Material within the Arnprior McNab/Braeside Archives apart from the historical material held in the vault and described in various fonds in this database. This Reference material has been divided into 11 series based on physical format, function or thematic group. Some are finding aids developed by volunteers within this Archives, while others are books and information from other sources. The Series are:
1. Books
2. Maps
3. Birth, Marriage and Death indexes from Arnprior Newspapers
4. Census
5. Family Trees
6. Land Records
7. Vital Statistics
8. Subject Files
9. Microfilm from Ontario Archives
10. Cemeteries
11. Research Projects Within most series the items are documented separately.
Notes
Work is ongoing to record all reference material in this database or to make available reference materials online [2022].
Accession No.
9999-9999
Less detail
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Series
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Reference Material
Description Level
Series
Series
8
Creator
Archives Volunteers
Scope and Content
This series consists of articles of historical interest and other miscellaneous reference material pertaining to both Arnprior and McNab/Braeside. Material has been placed into files in the Peter Hessel Reading Room for easy reference purposes. Many newspaper articles have been copied from microfilm along with other material over the years. The coloured files are organized by PERSON, PLACE, THING, HISTORIC BUILDINGS, and DEMOLISHED BUILDINGS and are listed as individual sub-series.
Notes
Additional files will be added on an on-going basis. Volunteers Andriend Schlievert and Linda Chandler have spearheaded this project for several years.
Accession No.
9999-9999
Less detail
Date
1990 - 2004
Collection/Fonds
Land Preservation Society of the Ottawa Valley (LPSOV) fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 boxes textual and photographic material
Date
1990 - 2004
Format
textual records
photographic
Collection/Fonds
Land Preservation Society of the Ottawa Valley (LPSOV) fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
4 boxes textual and photographic material
History / Biography
The Land Preservation Society of Ottawa Valley (formerly called the Save The Grove Committee) was incorporated September 1, 1991. The objectives of the committee were to encourage and facilite the protection and preservation of ecologically and or historically important sites throughout the Ottawa Valley for the edification and general benefit of the community at large. Secondly, the committee was meant to identify important sites, and to do research into their historical and or ecological significance.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of files and binders kept by three key members of the Save the Grove / LPSOV Committee, Mr. Arnold Gillies Muirhead (past president), Mr. Sloan Watters (past president) and Mr. Greg Sheehy (secretary).
Box listing:
Box 1 – File Titles I 15.1
Correspondence 1990
Correspondence 1991
Correspondence 1992 & 1993
Correspondence 1994
Correspondence 1995
Correspondence 1996
Correspondence 1997
Correspondence 1998
Correspondence 1999
Correspondence 2000
Correspondence 2001
Agendas/Minutes Oct 16/90 – Dec 12/91
Agendas/Minutes Jan 08/92 – Dec 08/93
Agendas/Minutes Jan 05/94 – Oct 24/95
Agreement of Purchase & Sale (NCC & Oblates)
Donor Lists
Promotional Material, Letterhead, etc.
Faxes, Notes, etc. (G. Sheehy)
Photographs (aerial photos of Arnprior and red shouldered hawk)
Zoning & Site Plan Documents
Internal Business
Petition
A. Muirhead – Binder #1, Section #1 to Section#3
A. Muirhead – Binder #2, Section #1 to Section #6
A. Muirhead – Binder #3 (Correspondence 1990 – 1994)
A. Muirhead – Binder #4, Part 1 of 2, 1992
A. Muirhead – Binder #4, Part 2 of 2, 1992
Box 2 – File Titles I 15.2
S. Watters – “Index” Binder Contents
S. Watters – Indexes Binders #1 - #4
S. Watters – Binder #1, Section #1 to Section #9
S. Watters – Binder #2, Section #1 to Section #10
S. Watters – Binder #3, Section #1 to Section #10
S. Watters – Binder #4, Section #1 to Section #10
S. Watters – Binder #5, Section #1
S. Watters – Letters to Council Area #1
S. Watters – Letters to Council Area #2
S. Watters – Letters to Council Area #3
S. Watters – Letters to Council Area #4
S. Watters – Letters to Council Area #5
S. Watters – Letters to Council McNab Twp
S. Watters – Miscellaneous
Box 3 – File Titles I 15.3
G. Sheehy – Chawkers Foundation
G. Sheehy – Ecological Studies
G. Sheehy – Ecological Values
G. Sheehy – Electronic Files
G. Sheehy – Environmental Impact Study
G. Sheehy – General Reference Material (Environmental Organizations, Conservation Groups)
G. Sheehy – Financial Information, Proposals
G. Sheehy – Fund Raising
G. Sheehy – General Reference Material
G. Sheehy – History of Grove & Gillies Property
G. Sheehy – Issue Analysis, Advocacy, Statements
G. Sheehy – Land Trust Information
G. Sheehy – Legal Documents, Admin Material
G. Sheehy – Media, Publicity
G. Sheehy – Meetings Minutes 1998 & 1999
G. Sheehy – Meetings Minutes 1993 – 1996
G. Sheehy – Meetings Minutes 1990 – 1991
G. Sheehy – Meetings – Miscellaneous
G. Sheehy – Member Information
G. Sheehy – Oblates (Background Information, Undertakings, Miscellaneous)
G. Sheehy – Oblates (Development Proposals)
G. Sheehy – Official Plans, Zoning By-Laws, etc. (Town of Arnprior, Township of McNab)
G. Sheehy – OMNR Report
G. Sheehy – Arnprior Planning Advisory Committee (Kevin McDonald – 1994)
G. Sheehy – Arnprior Planning Advisory Committee (Kevin McDonald – 1993)
G. Sheehy – Arnprior Planning Advisory Committee (Kevin McDonald – 1992)
G. Sheehy – Arnprior Planning Advisory Committee (Kevin McDonald – 1991)
G. Sheehy – Arnprior Public Meetings
G. Sheehy – Public Meetings 1993 – 1999
G. Sheehy – Arnprior Planning Advisory Committee (Transcript of Public Meeting, March 19, 1991)
G. Sheehy – Public Meeting 1993 (Transcript of Public Meeting, September 15, 1993)
G. Sheehy – Revenue Canada
G. Sheehy – Gillies Wills (Copies of Jessie and D. A. Gillies Wills)
G. Sheehy – Incorporation Documents
G. Sheehy – Archival Research
Box 4 - Binder contains copies of docments related to the efforts of the committee to save the grove from development by the Oblates. Binder may contain copies of material listed in above files.
Index
1. Grove History
2. Supreme Court of Ont. Cy-pres Ruling (contains the Gillies's will)
3. By-law #8 - 1890 Closing Division St.
4. Executor's Letter and Oblate Response Agreeing to Preserve Grove
5. Oblate's Undertaking
6. J.L. Richards Planning Report
7. Dan Brunton Environmental Report
8. Erion Associates Application to Re-zone
9. Oblate's Mail Out
10. Save the Grove Committee's Objection
11. Info Request from Renfrew County Planner
12. Objection from James R. Stewart (Executor)
13. Letter from Ministry of Attorney General Stating Charitable Trust Encumbrance
14. C.E.L.A. Letter to Public Trustee
15. C.E.L.A. Letter to Oblates
16. C.E. L.A. Report on Wills
17. Mike Runtz Environmental Report
18. J.O. Smith Pilot Report
19. Save the Grove Mail-out
Accession No.
2002-0149
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Telegram from Poitras informing of collection of timbers after raft breakup

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Date
13 October 1853
Collection/Fonds
McLachlin Bros. fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mm textual records
  1 document  
Date
13 October 1853
Format
textual records
Collection/Fonds
McLachlin Bros. fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
F209
Physical Description
1 mm textual records
Scope and Content
Telegram from Poitras informing of collection of timbers after raft breakup
Notes
Envelope 5
Access Restriction
Use digital copy only. Archivist's permission required to access original.
Accession No.
2003-0164
Documents

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Town of Arnprior Bylaw 2214-66 Regulation and Collection of Garbage

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Number
2214-66
Date
1966
Series
Series II Town of Arnprior Bylaws
Notes
Poor quality digitized image. Full text searching not available.
La,"-.» @- .;/-* ' Q1 9, ’ LI‘: I | 4 I 1 -/4 4 5’as 5 TOWN OF ARNPRLOR ‘_ OFFICE OI-"THE CLERK-TRE‘_AvSURE_R JANUARY 30, 1967. A. A. MCLEAN Q.C., Box 1600, ARNPRIOR, QNTARi0. RE: GARBAGE COLLECTION DEAR S|R: ' THE FOLLOwlNG.IS QUOTED FROM COUNCIL MINUTES or JANUARY ZHTH, wuucn |s
  1 document  
Number
2214-66
Date
1966
Publisher
Town of Arnprior
Subject
Bylaws
Description Level
Item
Series
Series II Town of Arnprior Bylaws
Language
English
Format
textual records
Notes
Poor quality digitized image. Full text searching not available.
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Town of Arnprior Bylaw 2238-67 Establishing, Maintainign and Regulaton of Garbage Disposal Collection

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Number
2238-67
Date
1967
Series
Series II Town of Arnprior Bylaws
Notes
Poor quality digitized image. Full text searching not available.
  1 document  
Number
2238-67
Date
1967
Publisher
Town of Arnprior
Subject
Bylaws
Description Level
Item
Series
Series II Town of Arnprior Bylaws
Language
English
Format
textual records
Notes
Poor quality digitized image. Full text searching not available.
Documents

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