Series consists of information pertaining to People;
Arnprior and District Museum collection;
In this series, 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;
Subseries: McNab, the Chief. -- 1858; 1930; 1968; 1970; 1984. -- 2 cm of textual records.;
Subseries 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;
Subseries: 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, 93-0005.
Subseries 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.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F2.1;
Subseries: Dr. J. H. Box. -- 1914-1915; ca. 1920. -- 5 b&w photographs.;
Dr. J. H. Box was a physician in McNab Township.
Subseries 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
Subseries: Aboriginals. -- 1987-1990. -- 0.3 cm of textual records and 10 photographs.;
Subseries 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
Subseries: Elizabeth Burwash. --1939. -- 0.3 cm of textual records.;
Elizabeth Burwash was known as Bessie by her family and friends.
Subseries 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;
Subseries: 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.
Subseries 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;
Subseries: 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.
Subseries consists of a loose-leaf book in a binder and includes photocopies of photos and bibliography.
Arnprior and District Museum collection F2.3;
Subseries: 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.
Subseries 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.
Subseries: 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.
Subseries 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.
Subseries: 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.
Subseries 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;
Subseries: 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.
Subseries 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
Subseries: 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.
Subseries 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).
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.
Subseries 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); 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;
Subseries: 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.
Subseries 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).
Subseries: 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).
Subseries consists of the following: letter from Alex MacCallum to his father (1919), receipt from A.T. Budd for supplies (1898), receipt from Dr. E. C. Armand 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), four unamed photos.
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.
Subseries 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;
Subseries: 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.
Subseries 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;
Subseries: Prince of Wales Visit. -- 1939. -- 0.25 cm of textual records.;
Subseries 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.