1. Original handwritten letter to (Johnny?) Russell [“My dear brother”] by Archibald Russell, dated Montreal, May 9, 1857. ... “You will have earned quite a little pile of money this fall from McLachlin with which I presume you will be investing in real estate on the Madawaska. How has your land speculation turned out and how many acres have you got cleared?”
2. Photo of Horace Russell, Deputy Reeve (1916) and Reeve (1917-22) of McNab Township . Warden of Renfrew County in 1922. The photo by Peter Hessel is a copy from “Wardens of Renfrew County” by Barbara Sibbald.
3. Photocopies of fragments of an “Estate” book of Mrs. Harriet Russell, with real estate information. Handwritten note accompanying this by Peter Hessel.
See also: Arnprior Chronicle, Oct. 23, 1930, p. 2: article under “This Week in 1900” about converting “the old Russell store” at the corner of Elgin and Daniel Streets into a