1. Photocopy (3 pages) of a deed for Public School Section 12, McNab (Sand Point), deeded by Alexander McDonald to the Trustees, January 3, 1872. Value: $5. Janet McDonald.
2. Photocopy of an obituary from the Renfrew Mercury, probably early December 1931, entitled “Mrs. William Hastings Called by Death”. Died at Sand Point. She was the granddaughter of Archibald Stewart. Also refers to diamond jubilee of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Stewart (parents of McNab Reeve Milton Stewart).
3. Three-page typescript by Muriel Saunders entitled “Research, 1925 Ottawa Journal, etc.) regarding Sand Point. Alexander McDonell was founder. Emigrated from Scotland in 1815 to Drummond Township near Perth. Then moved to Glengarry before coming to Sand Point, where he went into the lumbering trade. Met Chief McNab in Perth and accompanied him in 1824 to the Ottawa River, to choose a site. When he came to Sand Point in 1827, he cleared a farm, built a house in which he lived until his death in 1875. In 1830 he married Janet Young, sister of The Hon. John Young. Built a new place in which he kept a general store.
4. Photocopy of an early map of Sand Point, showing early street names and railway.
5. Handwritten notes (2 pages) by Neil Stewart of Glasgow Station, dated Aug. 17, 1987 re Sand Point United Church, from the records of Kirk Session 1904-1945. Sand Point Presbyterian Church, Braeside Pastoral Charge. Rev. William Moore, minister in 1904. Elders: William Brill, Peter Mclean. In 1950, Castleford became part of the Braeside Pastoral Charge. The little brick church in Sand Point was sold and is today a private home.
6. handwritten notes by peter Hessel re Alexander McDonnell. Note 3 different spellings: McDonald, McDonell, McDonnell). On 1846 he travelled to Scotland and met the Laird of McNab at Bytown.
7. Photocopy of a letter from Doris Waddell of Belleville, Ont. to Peter Hessel, dated Sep. 22, 1997 re Sand Point history. Lilah Young, Eva Young, James Young (hotel), Janet Young, Thomas O’Neill, postmaster at Castleford from 1830s to 50s.
8. Reply by Doris Waddell (October 20, 1997) to notes sent her by Peter Hessel.
9. Photocopy of page from McNab — The Township. Plate 38 shows Sand Point school (S.S. No. 12), which opened in 1871. Note: The Methodist Church at Sand Point was burned in the “big fire” of 1865.
10. Photocopy of Leo Lavoie’s column in the Chronicle-Guide of Sep. 9, 1987. John R. MacDonald, postmaster at Sand Point. Young’s Hotel, Tom Cotie, blacksmith shop, Chatterton’s store; Miss Murray. Thomas Sheehan, Tobacco and Billiards. William Hayes.
11. Photocopy of article by Harry Hinchley “Stave mill at Sand Point”, with picture, from Renfrew Mercury, May 8, 1974. The mill burned in 1901. It had employed close to 40 people.
12. Photocopy of notes (2 pages) by Peter Hessel regarding Sand Point (for a TV program in Pembroke).
13. Assorted photocopies about Sand Point from McNab — The Township.
14. Event report: Chronicle, Sep. 4, 1930, page 2: “Outstanding Valley men: James Young of Sand Point”.
15. Copy of letter from James Isbester to Hugh Halliday in Nepean, dated May 18, 1987, re photographs of train collision at Sand Point in 1904, asking for more information.
16. Copy of letter from James Isbester to Hugh Halliday in Nepean, dated June 18, 1987, re photographs of train collision at Sand Point in 1904, and other train wrecks near Sand Point.
17. Two black and white photographs of train wreck at Sand Point, Feb. 9, 1904. Probably from the late James Isbester,
18. 9-page typescript copied from “an article in the files of the Arnprior Museum” by James Isbester, May 18, 1987, entitled “History of Early Ottawa — New light shed on old days from rich sources long veiled by cobwebs of time” by H.R. Morgan. Alexander McDonell, his stone house at Sand Point (later owned by James Isbester), Janet Young, sister of Hon. John Young. Royal visit of 1860. Miniature fortress. Railways at Sand Point. Military.
19. Copy of typewritten note by Janet Carmichael re train wrecks in and around Sand Point.
20. Colour photocopy of two postcards of Sand Point written in 1909 to Mrs. R.E. Argue in Arnprior, from her sister Madge in Sand Point. Both photos are by Handford, onme of Main Street, the other called “Street in Sand Point”, also on Main Street, with a group of people standing in front of what seems to be an office building. The copy was presented by Janet Carlile of the Arnprior Museum in April 2005.
See also file “Lime kilns”.
See also file “Railways”, especially Wayne Tasse’s booklet, “Broad Gauge in the Ottawa Valley”.
See also: “Biography of Dalton Appleby, 1915-200?” by Dalton Appleby, with excellent references regarding Sand Point located in Reading Room.