1. Photocopy of “Daniel McLachlin” entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. X, pages 480-481. Daniel was born in 1810 near Pointe-Fortune, Lower Canada, the son of Hugh McLachlin and Maria nee Harrington. Bought 400 acres along the Madawaska in 1851. Moved to Arnprior in 1857. By 1865, the firm employed 800 men and produced 25 million feet of lumber worth about half a million dollars a year. Member of the legislature (Province of Canada) in 1851. In 1861 he was unopposed for the Renfrew seat (as a Coalition Reformer). Defeated in 1863 in the riding of Carleton (by William Frederick Powell, an Orangeman). Returned to politics in 1867 (acclaimed in Renfrew to the first Dominion Parliament). Resigned his seat in 1869. Died Feb. 6, 1872.
2. Photocopy of articles in Weekender Supplement of June 20, 1998, by Peter Hessel: The father of Arnprior, and “Ontario’s first royal visit . . .”.
3. Photocopy of clipping from local paper (original clipping with Arnold Muirhead) of obituary entitled “Highly esteemed resident Daniel McLachlin passes” (Daniel McLachlin Jr., born Feb. 27, 1881, a grandson of Daniel McLachlin Sr. and son of Hugh Frederick McLachlin) who died in Arnprior at the age of 73 on March 4, 1954 (in his home on Hugh Street North). He had been Mayor of Arnprior in 1909 at the age of 28. Last part of obituary not copied.
4. Photocopy of photo S 2975, looking east across Madawaska near present bridge. Origin: Pat Hall, Arnprior.
5. Photocopy of photo 52., Ontario Archives 12510-C. “The Hill”, McLachlin residence (now Galilee Community). Marked P. (Pat) Hall.
6. Photocopy of photo portrait of Daniel McLachlin Sr., Ontario Archives 12510-A.
7. Photocopy of drawing, “View of Arnprior”, dated July 1, 1855 (from a publication, perhaps atlas of Renfrew County).
8. Photocopy of photo of Maria McLachlin nee Harrington (wife of Daniel McLachlin Sr.). Marked 54. P. Hall. Ontario Archives?
9. Photocopies of plan drawing, “McLachlin Bro’s. Saw Mills and Lumber Yard, Arnprior, August 1905. No. 259. “See Insurance Plan”. Also drawings of mills.
10. Clipping of article and photo from Renfrew Mercury (date?): “Elm Camp, Burnstown, 1905” by Harry Hinchley. John James Arnott, Adam Craig.
11. Typed brief note from unknown re Daniel McLachlin (1810-1872). Mentions Raithmuir as name of the house usually called The Hill.
12. Photocopy of handwritten note by unknown re delivery of hardwood. William Gemmill Jr., Sr. Mrs. Herbert Robbins, Binghamton, New York. Marked 87-42-3. Origin and significance unknown.
13. Article of Interest report: Watchman, Nov. 23, 1917, page 5: article re overhaul of McLachlin Brothers “large stone building known as the old grist mill at the mill bridge”. Includes details of rooms.
14. Publication (3 pages) by Galilee Community, without date, with brief history of “The Hill” and a pencil or charcoal sketch on the cover.
15. Three colour photos (2 each) taken by Peter Hessel in June 1998, of the “Royal Oak” planted by the Prince of Wales at Daniel McLachlin’s house in Arnprior in 1860. Also negatives thereof.
16. Event sheet: Two column obituary for Hugh Frederick McLachlin of Arnprior. Chronicle, September 20, 1912, page 1.
17. Photocopy of a note handwritten by Edgar Harrington Burwash of Arnprior, dated October 21, 1978 regarding a turbine the writer removed from the bottom of the Madawaska River when the Highway 17 bridge was under construction. The turbine generated electricity for the McLachlin mills in the 1890s. “It is stored in the Arnprior Municipal Town Yard beside the filtration plant. It is of great historical interest. Approximate dimensions: casing 7’ 6” high; shaft is 5 feet long by 7 inches in diameter. The coupling is 20” in diameter.” It is said to have generated the first electric lights in the town of Arnprior. This copy came from Arnold Muirhead in August 2000.
18. Clipping of newspaper article from the Chronicle, Dec. 6, 2000, by Shirley Walker, “Beyond the gates of Galilee”, concerning the history of the Galilee Community and the property of “The Hill”. Oblates. Royal Oak. Royal Visit.
19. Photocopy of Page 311 of The Newspaper Reference Book of Canada (published by The Press Publishing Co. Ltd., Toronto in 1903 ) relating some of the life history of Hugh Frederick McLachlin of Arnprior, Ontario (born in Ottawa in 1848). Son of Daniel McLachlin, married Mary Champney. Partner in the business first with his father, then with his brother Claude McLachlin. Photo of Hugh. “At present, ... employment to over 1000 men”. Five sons and five daughters. Daniel Jr. student at McGill. Other (younger) sons: Hugh, John, Kenneth, Colin. Presbyterian, Conservative.