Event report: Watchman, Dec. 20, 1918, page 1: Article on early buildings in Pakenham (taken from Almonte Gazette in 1867).
1. Photocopy of clipping from Weekly News, Mar. 24, 1906: Pakenham Notes. Cavanagh, J. Murphy (cheese factory), Lord’s Day Alliance, Rev. R.H. Warren, David Storey, John Dickson, Hampton Comba, Samuel Arthurs, Allan Whyte, George Somerton, William Fishenden, William Lesage.
2. Clipping of article in Arnprior Guide, Jan. 19, 1966, by Bernie Bedore, entitled “Pakenham’s Five Arch Stone Bridge”, with photos. Pakenham bridge.
3. Clipping of article (date?) “Sixth history book details the recreational past of Pakenham” re Tweedsmuir Histories by Pakenham Women’s Institute.
4. Clipping of article by Ed Weese (Journal): “Seek Place in History For Old Stone Bridge”. Re Centennial Committee headed by Donald Dodds. Wooden bridge continuously damaged by ice. In 1901, stone bridge was built for $13,000. 70 men on the job, begun on August 23, completed on Oct. 23 — seven weeks ahead of schedule.
5. Clipping from Ottawa Citizen, Dec. 3, 1988, article re Pakenham Bridge by Trish Dyer (colour photo of bridge and several other colour photos of Pakenham). Robert Harvey, John Powell, Andrew Dickson. Stonebridge, Ironside home, Brookins House, St. Peter Celestine Church, Andrew’ Dickson’s mill. Thora and Robert Pugh.
6. Clipping of article from Arnprior Guide, May 4, 1977 re Pakenham (Scott’s General Store, Pakenham General Store). Photos. Robert Scott, Mary Scott. Scott & Halliday.
7. Real estate listing of “Pub/restaurant” building in Pakenham, in 1996 it was listed for $299,900 (reduced from $344,900).
8. Letter by Hugh A. Halliday to Peter Hessel, dated Jan. 18, 1989, re militia and the “Battle of Pakenham”.
9. Letter by Peter Hessel to Halliday in reply to the above, dated March 15, 1989.
10. Letter by Hugh A. Halliday to Peter Hessel, dated May 30, 1989 re militia history and Archibald McNab’s role in it.
11. Clipping of article in The Country Connection (winter 1992/93), by S. Bernard Shaw, entitled “The Battle of Pakenham”.
12. Photocopy of the above article.
13. Photocopy of article from The Beaver, vol. 76, No. 1 (Feb./Mar. 1996) entitled “the So-Called ‘Battle of Pakenham’” by Hugh A. Halliday, in reply to Bernard Shaw’s article.
14. Handwritten letter by Mary Plaunt to Peter Hessel, dated Jan. 12, 1993 re James Hartney.
15. Notes for a speech at the Pakenham “Hunters’ Dinner” (late 1980s) by Peter Hessel re the “Battle of Pakenham”
16. Colour photos (and negatives) of Pakenham taken by Peter Hessel in October 1998.
17. Black and white postcard of Pakenham (Bridge and Roller Mills). Notes in the back are not relevant to the card.
18. Photocopy of article (Peter’s Point) by Peter Hessel in the Arnprior Chronicle-Guide (January 1987) regarding the “Battle of Pakenham”.
20. Photocopy of pages from Desmond Morton, “Rebellions in Canada”, the article called “The Rebellion in Upper Canada”. This has some relevance to the area only as background to the “Battle of Pakenham”.
21. Brochure called “Pakenham 1900-2000”. Corinne MacFarlane, Curator, Pakenham Women’s Institute, April 2000 (2nd Edition). Information from the 10 Tweedsmuir Histories of Pakenham Women’s Institute.
22. 75th anniversary booklet of St. Andrew’s United Church in Pakenham, 1973.
23. Black and white picture postcard showing Mr. George Francis in a horse-drawn buggy driving past the United Church (photo about 1922, reprinted in 1989).
See also files “Military and Militia” and “Pakenham Ski Hill”.