1. Original 121-page typescript with photos, entitled: “Wabalak, the history of a lumbering community”, with an introduction by author Raycroft Ellis, July 31, 1974. This was the outcome of an 11-week program funded by an “Opportunity for Youth” grant, given to six students, including Ellis, to study the history of White Lake, Waba and area. Limited to the period of 1870 to 1920. Much of the factual information and photos were given to the author by Duncan E. Stewart of Waba.
Photo of Chief Francis McNab instead of Chief Archibald McNab (in error). Waba Cottage said to be Archibald’s “summer home”, but it was actually his year-round residence [based on a misunderstanding of the British term “cottage” which is not a “cottage” in the Canadian sense, but a small country house]. The manuscript contains anecdotal information and editorializing such as “Arrogant Archie”, “I probably incur the risk of sounding common place in saying that ...”.
1. See also file "Waba Mills" which contains transparencies used in a presentation on the Stewart mill in Waba.
2. Good copies of photographs of the Stewart Mills at Waba, the Waba General Store, farming in the area, the White Lake Baptist Church, evangelists, White Lake School, McNab Schools No. 3 and 15, Bellamy Road School. Short chapter on Uneeda.