Perth Courier, November 15, 1895

Under the Auspices of the Mechanics Institute

The Art Loan Exhibition, which opened in Perth in the Town Hall and closed Tuesday, 2nd November was in all respects a brilliant success.  Indeed, it was the opinion of many that it was the most interesting and instructive enterprise ever held in this part of the country and that it had done more to advertise the good old town of Perth and the County of Lanark than anything else heretofore.

About the middle of May, an entertainment was held in the Town Hall under the auspices of St. Andrew’s Church Mission Band.  In connection with this Pancepticon was a considerable exhibit of relics and curios of all kinds and this department proved so very interesting and successful that the present scribe was asked to write a letter for the local press urging that a somewhat similar exhibit put on but on a much larger scale and be more comprehensive in its scope and be held in the fall or winter in aid of the Perth Mechanics Institute.  This was done and the outcome of it was that the Board of Directors of the Perth Mechanics Institute decided to hold such an exhibition and named a committee of Mr. A. M. Campbell, chairman, T.W. Beeman as secretary.  The following are the names of the members of the committee and the departments of which they had charge:

James Armour and Miss Hart:  Old china or stoneware

Miss Gemmell—Old silver

Mrs. R. J. Drummond—pictures, engravings, etc.

Miss Campbell—old dresses and wearing apparel

J.A. Allan—old books, papers, and documents

J.A. Stewart—old agricultural implements

Jas. Balderson and Mr. Hardie:  old weapons

W.A. Meighen—Jewelry

Mr. Burris—Natural history

W.A. Hall and Thomas Wright:  Miscellaneous

W.B. Hart:  Coins and medals

W.A. Meighen—old lace

The promoters of the exhibition realized from the start that it would entail an enormous amount of work and responsibility but they willingly assumed their share and their efforts have been crowned with success.

The situation and origin of Perth happen to be most favorable for obtaining old relics or antiquarian and historical history and interest.  A brief notice of the circumstances which led to its settlement will show that such is the case and may prove of interest at the same time.

In 1814 the British government offered free passage, 100 acres of land, implements and rations for a limited period from the government or King’s Store as inducements to emigrants to settle in the Canadian provinces.  As a consequence, 700 persons in Scotland men, women and children, accepted these liberal offers and in June of 1815 embarked at Greenock and in four transports left for Canada .  Some deserted in Montreal , part settled in the western part of Glengarry while about sixty families proceeded to Brockville where they remained until the following spring.  About the beginning of March, 1816, the settlers set out for their new place of residence but before being able to reach it with their baggage, for a part of the way, a distance of 20 miles, a road had to be opened up through primeval forest.  Having (on the 16th April) reached the spot where Perth now stands, they began to clear the ground and prepared for building.  Rude huts covered with bark or boughs were the first habitations.  The King’s Store, the superintendent’s office, and a bridge over the River Tay soon followed.  The townships of Elmsley and Burgess had been surveyed before the War of 1812-14.  Bathurst , Drummond and Beckwith had just been laid out and those wishing to become farmers were settled on their lands at once.  Those who decided to settle in the village town lots had an acre each which were given on the condition of their clearing off and building houses there.  The Perth settlement being formed soon after the termination of the War of 1812 and at a time when a great reduction  in the arms took place a great many discharged soldiers were induced to settle there.  In consequence of a petition addressed to the Associate Presbytery of Edinburgh by the Scotch settlers at Perth Rev. William Bell, M.A., was early in the spring of 1817 ordained as their minister  and was sent out to the settlement by the government.  He sailed from Leith on the 5th April and eleven and a half weeks elapsed before he reached Perth .  On the 24th June of the preceding year this spot was dense forest twenty miles from the habitations of man; but when Rev. Bell arrived he found at least sixty acres cleared, 30 log houses erected and 1,890 souls in the settlement.  Two thirds of the population consisted of retired officers and discharged soldiers.  The privates as a rule settled on their lands while most of the half pay officers built houses in the village and by the politeness of their manners tended not a little to render a residence there desirable.  The settlement was formed under the direction of the commander of the forces and the expenses which were considerable were defrayed out of the military chest.  This military superintendence was removed on the 24th December, 1822 after which the settlement had all the civil privileges enjoyed by the rest of the provinces.  While at first the majority of the population consisted of discharged soldiers after some years the number of emigrants increased. 

In 1820 when the first settlers arrived on the new government grant from Glasgow , it became necessary to open a road to the new settlement at Lanark.  This cost the government two hundred pounds.  The first division of the Lanark settlers came out during the summer of 1820, wagons with settlers and their families passed through Perth almost every day en route for Lanark and adjoining townships.

Among the early settlers were hundreds who had served in the Peninsular War, at Waterloo and elsewhere and many interesting relics of those stirring times have been treasured by descendants.  Also, numerous articles brought from the old lands or brought and used by the pioneers at the first time of the settlement.  These were, many of them, included in the exhibition being divided into departments for convenience of study, each exhibit was shown either for its intrinsic merits, its antiquity, its oddity, or its historical associations.


Among these were a number of small but rare and valuable old canvases which would be worthy of any art collection public or private.

1.         “Madonnas” one of them over 200 years old taken from one of the oldest churches in Mexico and probably the work of an early Italian artist being in the opinion of many the gem of the collection.  This was loaned by Dr. Beeman.  The other was about 200 years old and Mr. F. Mason is the fortunate owner.

2.         “A Mendicant in Rome ” was loaned by Mrs. Peter McLaren.  It is a wonderful head, one of the best we have ever seen anywhere.  Mrs. McLaren also loaned a beautiful little canvas showing Christ and two of his disciples supping together.  It was purchased in Rome and experts have pronounced it to be the work of the famous Salvator Ross (1615-73) or of one of his pupils.

3.         Along the front of the new gallery were hung a number of paintings separate from one another by splendid antler heads of moose, caribou, deer and Rocky Mountain sheep.  One little gem was by Kreighk of the celebrated painter of Indians and loaned by Mrs. John H. Graham.

4.         Another painting showed Daniel in the Lion’s Den and was painted on copper, is over 150 years old and has been valued at $500 and is certainly a rare specimen.  It came originally from Liverpool and was loaned by Mrs. J.A. Allan.

5.         Prominent among the pictures were a number of portraits by Field who in his day was somewhat noted.  One of these was of James Bell, Esq., Registrar of S. Lanark and the first white man born in the Perth settlement.  It was painted in 1855 and loaned by Miss Bell.  Others were of Mrs. McLenaghan, mother of Messrs A. Meighen and Brothers; of the late Miss Maria Brooke and Field’s last work.  A small canvas by Field showing Perth in 1853 looking from the rear of Lock’s (now Spalding and Stewart) brewery was of considerable local interest and attracted much attention.  It was loaned by Mrs. George Kerr.

6.         Another object of local interest was a plan of Perth said to be the work of one of the Royal Engineers about 1820-25 for the late Col. Powell and which was bought at the sale of his goods when he left for Ottawa (Bytown) in 1844.  It was loaned by Mr. Jno. S. (last name illegible).

7.         Two landscapes in oil by the late R. A. McLean, another local artist of great talent were shown.  One of them was painted in 1855 and loaned by Jno. McCann; the other done in 1863 by Mrs. (Dr.) Munro.

8.         One of the rarest and most beautiful exhibits in this department was an exquisite little portrait of Beethoven the famous composer said to be the only one taken from life and very valuable.  It was loaned by Mrs. J. A. McMartin of Montreal .

9.         There was also a portrait loaned by Mrs. D. McNee of Captain Campbell—uncle of John G. Campbell and Mrs. D. McNee taken 80 years ago; a portrait of the late Robert Moffat taken in London; and one executed in 1842 of a brother of Mrs. Morrison.  The latter took first prize at an exhibit in Montreal at that time.

10.       A curious old canvas was a representation of the famous Maginaw Rock, Maginaw Lake , Barrie Township , painted with common house paints on the 25th December, 1846 by the late Jno. Bell .  He was one of the first if not the first white men to penetrate there and he planted the British flag on the top of the cliffs.  It was at that time surmounted by pines and although the painting was the work of an amateur and somewhat crude it gives a good idea of this remarkable rock.  It was loaned by Mrs. Jno Bell of Carleton Place .

11.       Mrs. McLaren loaned some rare old wood cuts and engravings from her valuable collection.  Among them was a very old wood cut; a copy of a painting by Van Dyck (1599-1641); also the following choice wood engravings viz:  The Tower of Babel by Johannes Tuyken 1671; The Hanging of Haman by Dominicus Cunego, Rome 1796 after the famous masterpiece of Michaelangelo in the Sistene Palace of Rome; 8 S. Virgo Sixtina, 6 M. Steinia after Raphael’s paintings and Andromache bewailing the death of Hector by Cunego 1794.

12.       Among the engravings was a large one “The Meeting of Wellington and Blujcher on the Evening of the Victory of Waterloo” loaned by Mrs. McLaren; “The First Trial by Jury” loaned by Mrs. Mutton; “The Early Dawn” and “Stirrup Cup” loaned by Miss Bell; “Dr. Johnston Reading Goldsmith’s Will” loaned by Mr. Harper; a small engraving “Hill Street Edinburgh: drawn by J. M. W. Turner(?), R.A., engraved by H. LeKeux and figures engraved by G. Cooke, 1835, loaned by Mrs. A. Campbell and four tiny Burns pictures loaned by J. M. Rogers.

13.       Mrs. William Meighen loaned a curious picture 230 years old and executed by an unknown painter.

14.       Other noteworthy pictures were two portraits executed in plaster of paris of Peter and Paul 150 years old loaned by Stewart Miller, Watson’s Corners; two tiny and curious colored prints “The Flight of the Egypt” Robert H. Dunlop, Lanark; an old colored print “Felicity” Mrs. McLaren; a colored print “The Royal Mail Coach”, one of Herring’s Sketches on the Road and an old illustration showing “The First Steam Railroad Passenger Train in America”, Mr. Hart.

15.       Two very old Scotch pictures painted on glass and representing the Seasons were shown by Mr. W. Wodden.

16.       Robert Ferris of Lanark loaned a beautiful little representation of the Royal Mail Coach—The “Good Old Days” executed in silk.

17.       Mrs. A. Campbell loaned a colored print “La Belle Alliance”—a property adjoining the field of Waterloo .  It received its name from the owner, a wealthy young lady who married her servant man.  The picture was taken four days after the action and shows how sorely the buildings suffered from the artillery.

18.       W.A. Meighen loaned a curious old copper plate engraving “The Terrors of France or the Westminster Volunteers” a caricature of 1779.

19.       Mrs. Peter McGregor exhibited a very fine pencil drawing of a child in the arms of its colored nurse—Scotch and very, very, old.

20.       Then there were the silhouettes:  Jane Michel, 1836 full figure and very fine loaned by F.L. Michel; of the late Thomas Brooke by Miss Brooke; of Miss Z. Playfair by Mrs. McLaren; of John S. Hart taken in Glasgow when three years of age exceedingly quaint—Miss Hart; of the late Robert Gemmell by Miss Gemmell; of Mrs. Dewer who was drowned many years ago in the rapids on the branch of the Tay, Perth, Mrs. P. Sinclair; Mrs. Oliver, aunt of the late Thomas Brooke over 120 years old, by Miss Brooke; son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bell, father and mother of Mrs. A. Campbell, taken 58 years ago and very fine specimens of this type of portraiture.  Mrs. Campbell also showed water color miniatures of the twin brothers William and John Bell, sons of William Bell, taken 87 years ago in London , England .

21.       Another watercolor miniature was of Mrs. Wyse, grandmother of Miss Moffat who loaned it, also a large water color portrait of Mrs. Wyse.


This section of the exhibit proved very interesting especially to the ladies who reveled in the bonnets, dresses, shawls and other quaint articles of personal adornment that were worn by their grandmothers and grandfathers too.  Perhaps the antique head dresses of the dear old ladies attracted the most attention and certainly were some very odd specimens.

1.         Prominent among them were a high crowned, wide brimmed Tuscan bonnet that was bought in J. Hall’s store, Lanark, 60 years ago, loaned by Mrs. Peter Stewart of Lanark.

2.         Then there was a bride’s bonnet of 1825 loaned by Mrs. Stewart.

3.         A huge drab silk bonnet worn upwards of 60 years ago by Mrs. (Rev.) William Bell and an embroidered cap of 85 years go formerly belonging to Mrs. (Rev.) William Bell loaned by Mrs. A. Campbell.

4.         Black straw and plum silk shaker bonnets of Mrs. Mutton’s.

5.         Mrs. Inderwick showed a form used over 60 years ago for fitting ladies caps.

6.         Mrs. A. Campbell loaned a white veil embroidered by her mother about sixty years ago.

7.         Mrs. George Gray of Christie’s Lake exhibited a brown silk dress over 100 years old.

8.         Miss Croskery, Mill Street , exhibited a dress of checked silk.

9.         Mrs. Benjamin Wright exhibited a dress of striped silk.

10.       Miss Matheson exhibited a beautiful white satin evening dress with silk net sleeves, 1835.

11.       Mrs. Cameron, Lanark, exhibited a handsome black net dress (with white polka dots and edging) and a dress of India silk.  Mrs. Cameron also loaned a red India gauze sash.

12.       There were many beautiful old shawls and scarves among which was a splendid Paisley shawl woven with a hand loom by Morgan, the famous maker of these shawls about 50 years ago.  Just three of this pattern and material were made and this one is valued at $75.  It was loaned by Mrs. Robert Ferrie of Lanark.  Other shawls noted were:  one over 100 years old by Mrs. Alexander Robertson of Montreal; a Shetland lace shawl by Mrs. McLaren; a 17th century marriage plaid by Mrs. Jas. Holliday; a white Cashmere E. India shawl by Mrs. Jno Ritchie of the Scotch Line; fine old shawls from Mrs. Hart and Miss Moffat; beautiful white crepe shawl with colored flowers Miss Hart; and Mrs. Campbell loaned a pretty green Canton crepe worn by her grandmother Mrs. (Rev.) William Bell 90 years ago and three lovely shawls belonging to her mother about 60 years ago, one a white silk gauze another a pink silk crepe with dainty flowered border and a third a lovely white silk crepe with colored border.

13.       Mrs. Campbell also showed an ivory handled silk parasol used over sixty years ago by her mother; a linen towel spun 125 years ago by her great great grandmother Mrs. Black and a bell pull used in her father’s house 65 years ago.

14.       Patched quilt over 60 years old loaned by Mrs. Benjamin Wright.

15.       A very handsome christening robe loaned by Mrs. George Gray.

16.       A silk handkerchief over 80 years old by Miss Playfair.

17.       A silk sash over 200 years old by Mrs. J.F. Kennedy.

18.       A black velvet cushion embroidered with real silver and gold by the natives of India ; also a wonderful hand embroidered table cover from Cashmere , India by Mrs. John Ritchie.

19.       The beaver hat (200 years old) belonging to the great great grandfather of Mrs. Thomas Wilson of Elphin.

20.       A beaver hat (wedding) bought by the late David McLaren of Lanark in June of 1848, loaned by Miss McLaren.

21.       Curious plum colored silk hat worn by a little boy over 60 years ago by John M. Bell, brother of Mrs. Archibald Campbell.

22.       Swallow tailed coat with brass buttons worn over 60 years ago by Elliott Ballantyne of Smith’s Falls.

23.       Black velvet and flowered satin waist coats loaned by Miss Brooke.

24.       White satin brocade waistcoat worn in 1844 by William Bell loaned by Mrs. A. Campbell.

25.       A very large waistcoat worn by the father of Mrs. Jas. Patterson, 80 years ago.

26.       Military sash (crimson silk) worn by the late William Bell, Captain in the Militia, 1837, Mrs. A Campbell.

27.       One of the old freemason’s aprons brought to Lanark from Glasgow in 1832 or 1834 by the late John Alaton(?) and loaned by his daughter Mrs. Jno. Drysdale of Lanark.

28.       Buckskin jacket made and finely embroidered by the N.W. Indians loaned by Duncan Kippen.

29.       Handsome beaded Indian pocket and very old beaded sash loaned by William Butler.

In addition to all these articles of male and female attire there was a large collection of samplers(?) or samples(?) some of which were very old and curious.

30.       Among these was one which might have been worked in 1794 loaned by Mrs. R. Imeson, grandmother of the Misses Northgraves, Harriett Andison and Charles Imeson; one worked by Sophia Oakenfull on June 30, 1800; one over 200 years old—Miss Ferguson, Harper; one worked in Lanarkshire in 1770 from Mrs. George Hossie; one of 1806 Mrs. Inderwick; one of 1839 Miss Croskery; a few fine ones worked by Mrs. Jas. Prentice of Lanark over 60 years ago; one worked by Mrs. McPhail long ago; and a paint lace sampler loaned by Mrs. Cameron of Lanark.


In the glass case on the stage were many exquisite specimens of different varieties of lace some of which were of rare beauty and great value.

1.         Mrs. McLaren loaned matchless 16th century Florintine Guipure lace, 4 ½ yards, purchased in Italy; a square of priceless Point d’Espagne and splendid example of Venetial Point, Duchess Point, Brussels, Maltese, Hamilton, Home-Made Point and crochet lace; a handkerchief and collar of Venetian lace loaned by Miss McLaren were particularly delicate specimens of needlework.

2.         Mrs. Senkler loaned some lovely old Venetian and Brussels lace.

3.         The following beautiful creations were also noticed viz: Old Brussels, Miss Matheson; old Vanenciennes, Mrs. Inderwick; old lace Mrs. Miller; Irish, Maltese, Brussels and Point laces Miss Cameron of Lanark; fine old lace, Mrs. Hart.

4.         There was a piece of embroidery worked by Mrs. Jas. Dobbie while sitting beside David Livingstone the African explorer in a mill in Blantyre(?) Scotland , loaned by Mrs. Stewart of Balderson.

5.         A beautiful specimen worked by the nuns at Malta loaned by Mrs. Cameron of Lanark.

6.         Irish embroidery 70 years old by Mrs. James Spaulding.

7.         Embroidery done by Hundu tribesmen in India 90 years ago, loaned by Mrs. Berford.

8.         Fine old silk gauze shawl with antique lace loaned by Miss. Bell.

9.         A tablecloth brought from England in 1816 loaned by Miss Playfair.

10.       A linen shirt worn by the great grandfather of Miss Thompson who loaned it.

11.       Irish linen spun by the great grandmother of Mrs. Jas. Spaulding.

12.       Silk stockings 75 years old by Miss Thompson were also shown in one of the cases of this collection.


1.         One piece was particularly noteworthy on account of its intrinsic value and historical association.  This was a small gold brooch set with sapphires of an unusually rich blue.  It is an heirloom of the McIntosh family, having been brought from Spain after Corunna by Capt. McIntosh, a cousin of Sir John Moore and a member of the military staff.  Sir John Moore and Capt. McIntosh rescued a noble Spanish lady from bandits who had already killed her husband and as they would not accept a reward of money for their timely services to her, she presented them each with a diamond necklace and cross and this little brooch.  Capt. McIntosh had the latter on him at the Battle of Waterloo and it was there that the splendid central stone was lost or stolen while he was lying wounded.  This brooch was loaned by Rev. D. McIntosh of Lanark.

2.         Another interesting object was a ring made from part of a bell that was broken by a cannon ball at Sebastopol , loaned by Mrs. George Gray.

3.         Silver shoe buckle worn at Waterloo loaned by Miss A. Miller of Lanark.

4.         Large silver buckle worn with Highland costume and an heirloom of the McNichol family since 1778.  It cost two pounds and was loaned by D. McNicholl of Lanark Township .

5.        There was also a massive amber necklace over 200 years old loaned by William McKenzie of Drummond.

6.         A rare zodiac ring made of gold by the natives of India over 200 years ago, loaned by Mrs. Peter McLaren.

7.         A lovely card case cut out of solid ivory and inlaid with gold, pearl, and enamel, a fine example of the best Japanese work and valued at $50, loaned by Mrs. John Bell of Carleton Place .

8.         Large round brooch set with a remarkably clear cairnjorm(?) which is engraved in commemoration of the Royal visit (of George IV) to Scotland in 1822 with a view of Edinburgh Castle , the king’s head, etc., loaned by Mrs. Malloch.

9.         An opal and steel brooch over 100 years old loaned by Mrs. George Gray.

10.      Watch with painted face 100 years old loaned by Miss Northgraves.


11.       An old pin set with brilliant opals loaned by William Northgraves.


12.     Very old watch owned by the father of the late J.T. Henderson, loaned by Mrs. Henderson.

13.     Earrings, long white carnalisa(?) drops, Miss Gemmill.

14.     Pretty red carnelisa(?) cross, Miss Brooke.

15.     Saskatchewan gold from Edmonton mounted on pins and an India tiger claw pendant loaned by Mrs. John Ritchie.

16.    A brooch made of the throats of humming birds from Trinidad , loaned by Miss Bell.

17.     Jewelry made of pretty West Indian shells and seeds loaned by Mrs. De Hertel.

18.     Ivory purse showing a delicate carving loaned by Mrs. Miller.

19.     The breast plate of an Indian chief and an Indian dog collar, composed of small jaws mounted on a bise(?) cloth from Lake Temiseaming(?) loaned by D. Gillies of Carleton Place.

20.     In the collection of Mrs. Cameron of Lanark, there were the following:  an Indian sacred berry bracelet, silver filigree pins, Scotch pebble bracelet, blue and gold bracelet.

21.     Miss Moffatt loaned some fine amber bracelets, three old gold seals; brooches set with pearls and a silver vinaigrette.

22.     Mrs. A. Campbell showed an old ivory and gold seal.

23.     Mrs. George Gray exhibited some valuable agates and other jewelry.


Besides the collection heretofore enumerated, several other interesting exhibits occupied a prominent place on the stage.

1.    On the back wall were hung two splendid specimens of tapestry painting copied from famous tapestries in one of the Florentine palaces.  In the large one “The Crown of Esther” which depicted in a realistic manner and in the smaller one the border is perhaps its greatest beauty.  These were loaned by Mrs. McLaren

2.    Grouped about the center of the stage were a large spinning wheel over 100 years old which came from Ireland loaned by Mrs. Balderson.

3.    A little chair brought out of France during the French Revolution by Col. Playfair’s wife who escaped by being concealed in a water barrel, loaned by Elijah Playfair, Playfairville.

4.    A reel made 75 years ago by the father of Mrs. Jas. Patterson, loaned by Mrs. Patterson.

5.    A mahogany cabinet about 100 years old loaned by Mrs. Alexander Adams of Port Elmsley.

6.    A huge trunk covered with sealskin 221 years old loaned by G. B. Farmer.

7.    A beautiful Chippendale tea caddy 250 years old and a fine specimen of the well known cabinet maker loaned by Mrs. McLaren.


1.    A large iron hook which recalled the oldest County of Lanark tragedy, the terrible Easby murder.  Easby was a man who slaughtered his wife and four children in Drummond Township in 1828 and was duly hanged for his crime in front of the gaol and court house in August of the following year.  This was the first execution in the settlement and the only one for many years.  The hook is said to be the one from the scaffold on that occasion.

2.    Nearby was a corkscrew bought in the King’s store in Perth in 1817 and an iron timber marker also from the King’s store and loaned by Mrs. E. McCaffrey.

3.     There was a steel used with a flint for starting a fire by one of the first Dalhousie settlers loaned by John McInnes, Dalhousie; ditto, and an ox shoe loaned by George Wilson of Elphin.

4.    Small hand coffee mill brought from England by one of the first settlers and reminding one of the days when the nearest grist mills were at Brockville, Bytown and Kingston and when the pioneer was forced either to carry his grain on his back to those places to be ground, to grind his grain in one of these small hand mills—a very tedious and laborious operation—or to boil and eat it whole.

5.    A curious wooden instrument called a strickle of stroke, which was formerly used for whetting scythes.  To be ready for use it was covered with grease and sand. It was loaned by William Rudsdale of the Manion post office.

6.    Another reminder of the early days were small brass scales loaned by Charles Frizell and which were used in weighing quinine.  This invaluable drug came first into use in this part of the country in the latter part of the summer of 1826—a year that was especially noted for the greatest amount of sickness that existed not only in this district but over the whole North American continent.  Whole families were in some cases laid up at the same time and there were scarcely any that had not one or more sufferers.  Many became so discouraged that they talked of selling out and leaving the country.  Before the advent of quinine the fever and ague had baffled all medical skill in the country but thereafter the severity of the scourge was diminished.  Also, Portable balances (made to fold up in a small flat box) that were used in Richmond in 1816 for weighing guineas were shown by George Hosie.

7.    There were three crusies(?)—a very old form of lamp—one of them being 200 years old—loaned by Dr. Beeman, R. Leighton, Balderson.

8.    Miss C. Greenley of Armstrong’s corners loaned a curious old brass toasting fork and mahogany writing desk 100 years old and which was formerly owned by the captain of a vessel.  His boat was captured by pirates and this desk was broken into in search of money.  The pirates threw it overboard and left the ship after which the captain made the ship’s boy swim for it and bring it to the vessel.

9.    There were a number and variety of dishes among which the following were noted:  a goblet make from a coconut about 90 years ago loaned by Mrs. A. Campbell; an egg cup 150 years old that belonged to the writer’s great great grandmother (Campbell); sugar bowl the wood of which formed part of a four poster bed which in its turn had been fashioned from the wood of  “Queen Mary’s Tree” and brought from Scotland in the ‘30’s—the late Mrs. Carr; a four handled wooden money bowl and egg cups over 200 years old Mrs. McInery; “Duddie”, a wooden dish over 60 years old from Scotland loaned by Mrs. E. Ballantyne of Smith’s Falls; two wooden toddy ladles labeled 200 and 75 years old respectively.

10.    One of the most interesting exhibits in this case was the Rob Roy copper kettle which was found in a cave in Scotland that was used as a hiding place by the famous chieftain—loaned by Jas. Ferguson of Bathurst .

11.    A beautiful combined work box and music box in the form of a miniature grand piano was loaned by Miss Moffatt.  It was a gift from the late Robert Moffatt to his wife and was purchased in Paris , France and is very valuable.

12.    A fine inlaid wooden tea caddy with lovely glass cut and engraved with the rose thistle and shamrock, the arms of the County of Kent and the monogram of the uncle of W.J. Pink, who made the caddy, was exhibited by Mr. Pink and much admired.

The following articles were also on view, viz:

13.    A hand spindle over 100 years old loaned by Miss Elizabeth Campbell of Lanark.

14.    Spectacles over 100 years old loaned by Mrs. A. B. Rudd.

15.    Spectacles over 80 years old loaned by Miss Playfair.

16.    Skates over 100 years old loaned by Jimmie King.

17.    A wooden latch from one of the mission homes in southern California founded in 1769 by the Franciscan fathers loaned by Mrs. Helen Coates of Almonte.

18.    Doll belonging to Mrs. A. Campbell when a child.

19.    A quaint little figure with voluminous sleeves in vogue at the present time.

20.    Old Irish tongs—Milligan.

21.    Razor brought to Canada in 1830 and is over 200 years old loaned by Mr. Burris.

22.    Old brass iron stand loaned by Mrs. William Mitchell of Lanark.

23.    Brass and steel sewing birds loaned by Miss Bell.

24.    Old lock from Greenock , Scotland formerly used as a gaol lock.

25.    Piece of bark from the tree in Wexford , Ireland under which the poet Patrick Moore wrote “the Meeting of the Waters”.

26.    Fine meerschaum pipe in the form of a large Turk’s head loaned by Miss Gemmell.

27.    Brass warming pan loaned by Mrs. Miller.

28.    The handcuffs that were used in bringing Louis Reil from Batoche to Regina, loaned by Robert Kellock of the B. B.. Company’s store in Calgary.

29.    Handcuffs over 100 years old brought from Scotland loaned by Jno. Pennett of Harper.

30.    Miner’s lamp from Scotland, miner’s candlestick from California, steel and tinder box, stone salt dish and a purse found in Castle Doune, Scotland, the latter supposed to have belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots, all loaned by Elliott Ballantyne of Smith’s Falls.

31.    Besides all these there were five very fine Mexican figures—a beggar, a water carrier, a charcoal vendor and peon woman and child, all loaned by Dr. T. W. Beeman 

32.    Good specimens of the following curio fish shown by Mrs. De Hertel:  porcupine fish, parrot fish, and the Barbados frog.  These are all from the West Indies .

The Beeman’s Mexican figures are all very life like and are all the more remarkable as being the work of Peons, the lowest class in Mexico .


1.    Fine silver snuffers and trays loaned by Mesdames McLaren, A. Meighen, and Berford and Misses Matheson and Bell .

2.    There were the following fine old punch and toddy ladles one of the time of George III with mahogany handles exhibited by Mrs. George Gray; a fine ebony handle ladle of the reign of George I loaned by Miss Riddell; and a pair of beautiful boat shaped ladles with ebony handles loaned by Miss Matheson.

3.    Miss Matheson loaned what was probably the most interesting and valuable piece of silver in this collection a beautiful spoon with long slender handle of the time of Queen Elizabeth.

4.    Curious old silver marrow spoon loaned by Mrs. Senkler.

5.    Spoon found at St. Ives(?), Cornwall , probably Roman loaned by Mrs. Andrew Bell of Almonte.

6.    Small old tea spoon with crest brought from Ireland and an heirloom in the Stanley family.

7.    Small spoon taken from the pocket of a rebel during the rebellion in Ireland loaned by Miss Morris.

8.    Spoon dating from 1767 loaned by Mrs. Burton.

9.    Pig spoon loaned by Miss Matheson.

10.    Old Dutch spoon loaned by Mrs. Inderwick.

11.    Mrs. McLaren loaned a beautiful old Dutch jewel box and a snuff box and a salt cellar(?) over 100 years old.

12.    Mrs. Mucklestone loaned a child’s pap boat dating from 1802.

13.    Mrs. Gray loaned some silver spectacles made in the reign of George III.

14.    Mrs. A. Campbell loaned a fine old sugar tongs with claws, over 60 years old.

15.    A splendid silver punch bowl that had been presented to the late James Morton Miller, Esq., Capt. Of the Scotch Company Montreal Light Infantry by the non commissioned officers and privates under his charge in 1839, loaned by Mrs. Miller. 

The ladle belonging to this bowl is a beauty with carved jeweled handle and a sovereign set in its bowl.

16.    Silver mounted cut glass claret jug of very chaste design and an old silver beer mug loaned by Mrs. Senkler.

17.    Handsome tea service made in the reign of George II, 1756, loaned by Mrs. McLaren.

18.    Massive and ornate tea service loaned by Mrs. Berford.

19.    Beautiful tea pot made in the reign of George IV, a sugar bowl of the time of George III, a cream jug of the time of George IV, silver mounted cut glass sugar bowl and cream pitcher also brass mounted cut glass salt cellar all loaned by Miss Matheson.

20.    Cream jug dating from 1780 loaned by Miss Morris.

21.    Silver coffeepot of the late Mrs. George Blair, Lanark Township , 125 years old, loaned by Mrs. George Easton of Lanark.

22.    Glasgow Highlander’s Cup won by Sgt. Jas. McInroy and loaned by Mrs. McInroy.

23.    Fine old silver cruet with cut glass bottles loaned by Mrs. Robert Huddleston.

24.    Silver candelabras and candle sticks loaned by Mesdames McLaren, Malloch, Berford, Hogg, A. Meighen, Jas. Thompson and Misses Bell , Gemmell and Matheson.


1.    Copper kettle over 100 years old loaned by Mrs. Richmond of Wayside.

2.    Old iron tongs brought from Ireland over 70 years ago loaned by Mrs. Cain.

3.    Very old looking poker and tongs loaned by Miss Williams.

4.    Brass poker tongs and shovel of 1817 loaned by Mrs. D. McNee.

5.    Very fine old inlaid accordion with carved pearl keys belonged to the mother of the late Mrs. George Blair of Lanark Township and loaned by Mrs. George Easton of Lanark.

6.    A small case loaned by Mr. Pink showing a flint chalk and fossils from the cliffs of Northfleet, Kent, England.

7.    A group of brass candlesticks, snuffer trays, etc.  Among these was a bronze taper stand which formerly belonged to Dr. James Wilson.

8.    Peculiar brass lamp used before petroleum came into use loaned by A.M. Campbell.


1.    Sacramental flagon of Rev. John Gemmell, associate congregation of Dalry, 1793.

2.    Beer mug, T.J. Vickery, baker to George IV, loaned by Miss Williams.

3.    Quart and pint measures brought out from Glasgow in 1832 by the late John Alston loaned by Mesdames Thomas Watt and J. Drysdale, Lanark.

4.    Very pretty sugar bowl and jug loaned by Miss M. McNee.

5.    Old Irish plate loaned by Charles Paget of Bathurst .

6.    Huge plate loaned by Mrs. McLean of Oliver’s Ferry.

7.    Plate with fancy edge loaned by Mrs. John Miller of Lanark Township .

8.    Fine teapots loaned by Mrs. W.R. McLean, Mrs. Jas. Campbell 90 years old and ones by Mrs. Mutton, Mrs. Richmond and Mrs. E. McCaffrey.

9.    Mr. Northgraves exhibited his wonderful 250 years old clock one of the first to which a pendulum was attached which causes their strikes with a chain and only shows the hour having no minute hand.  He also showed a small clock of similar design about 175 years old.

10.    Very fine brass Italian irons over 180 years old and a brass tobacco box sixty years old loaned by Miss Brooks.


1.    Tea caddy spoon brought to Lanark Township in 1816 by Mrs. Alexander Stewart, grandmother of Mrs. Alexander Reid of Lanark.

2.    Icelandic spoon with carved handles loaned by Mrs. T.B.. Caldwell of Lanark.

3.    Horn drinking cup 120 years old loaned by Mrs. Stewart of Balderson.

4.    Beautifully engraved silver mounted drinking cup loaned by Miss Matheson.

5.    Large horn ladle 80 years old loaned by Mrs. W. J. McLean.

6.    Horn snuff box 197 years old formerly belonged to Thomas Ecklin of Wexford , Ireland , loaned by Dr. Beeman.

7.    Red and silver snuff box given to the late M. Stanley by a priest in Ireland over 100 years ago loaned by Mrs. P.J. McParland of Stanleyville .

8.    Snuff box with small brass snuff spoon loaned by E. Ballantyne of Smith’s Falls.

9.    Fine old silver mounted ivory snuff box loaned by Mrs. Senkler.

10.    Kidney shaped black snuff box loaned by Mrs. Jas. Drysdale.

11.    Grained tortoise shelled, lined snuff box plus a heavy brass one loaned by W. J. Pink.

12.    Silver mounted, horned snuff box 100 years old loaned by Miss Olde.

13.    Old brass snuff box loaned by Mrs. J. Armour.

14.    Silver snuff boxes loaned by Misses Gemmell and Playfair and Mesdames Senkler and McLaren.

15.    Silver snuff box mounted on a ram’s horn loaned by Senator McLaren.

16.    Curled horn snuff boxes loaned by J. Hendry, Scotch Line dated 1775.

17.    Bronze idol Brahma the God of Creation 600 years old loaned by T. B. Caldwell, Esq.

18.    Miniature grandfather clock of the late Capt. M. Leech loaned by Mrs. A. Gemmell of Lanark.

19.     India teak wood and copper plate from the hull of H.R. Co’s S.S. .”Beaver”, the first steamer on the Pacific and the first round Cape Horn in 1835 loaned by W. Wodden.

20.    Medal made of copper loaned by Jno. Hart.


1.    Following rare pieces from Mrs. P. McLaren’s valuable collection viz:  blue and gold Dresden china manufactured between 1709 and 1712; Dresden fruit dishes brought out to Quebec by an English officer in 1812; cup and saucer of Royal Dresden formerly owned by H. R. H. the King of Prussia; large 18th century Dresden plate decorated after Japanese design; two handled loving cup manufactured in the National Factory at Sevres in 1753; decorated plate of old Vienna showing the exquisite figure and flesh painting and rich gelding for which this firm is so celebrated that a single modern plate sells for from $25 to $50; Brown Derby soup tureen one of the earliest products of this renowned pottery which was established in 1751 and has produced some of the most beautiful china made in England; a china saucer that was made in Loretta Abbey in 1753 by the monks who jealously guarded the secret of the manufacturing of this ware and placed their seal on each piece--the painting representing the house of the mother of our Lord which was moved thrice before it found its home at Loretta; and some splendid modern pieces of Dresden Royal Berlin Crown Derby, etc.

2.    Rich Sevres plate with beautiful representation of a battle scene loaned by Jas. Armour.

3.    Royal Crown Derby plate of rich blue and gold with hand painted flowers 75 years old and formerly owned by an old Scottish family and valued at $60 loaned by Miss J. I. Bell of Carleton Place.

4.    Pretty cauldron cups and saucers loaned by Mrs. J. Armour.

5.    Cup and saucer brought form England 160 years old loaned by Mrs. R. H. McCarthy.

6.    Crown Derby jug 100 years old loaned by Miss Northgraves.

7.    Cup over 100 years old loaned by Mrs. Lester.

8.    Tiny jug and basin 80 years old loaned by Miss Playfair.


A.    Teapot with hinged lid and beautifully ornamentation loaned by Mrs. William Wodden.

B.    Fine oval sugar bowl Miss Croskery.

C.    Ribbed cream jug loaned by Miss Bell.

D.    Cream jug and small round teapot over 90 years old—two beautifully mounted and decorated pieces by Mrs. A. Campbell.

E.    Cream jug over 100 years old given by Mr. J. Izatt, North Sherbrooke to A.M. Campbell.

F.    Four fine teapots of glazed ware by Mesdames McLaren, Stewart (Balderson), W. Mitchell (Lanark) and Miss Spalding.

G.    James Armour showed a large englazed teapot and stand with colored flower decorations.

10.    Sub variety of Wedgewood known as Jasper Ware:

A.    Teapot and cream jug of blue and delicate cameo decoration in white classical figures so finely chiseled that the underlying blue shows through loaned by Mrs. J. M. Miller.

B.    Salvar with border of oak leaves and acorns loaned by Mrs. Miller.

C.    Pretty brown teapot with white decorations loaned by Mrs. Mucklestone.

D.    White jug decorated with morning glories loaned by Mrs. T.B. Caldwell.

E.    Graceful white pitcher with raised design in blue loaned by Miss Bell.

G.    White jug with oriental design in lilac loaned by Mrs. J. M. Graham.

H.    Stone grey jug with white cameo figures loaned by Miss Kilpatrick.

I.    Blue and white jug with snake-head mouth and double snake handles loaned by Miss Matheson.

J.    Jug with grotesque lip and blue decorations loaned by Jas. Armour.

K.    Old blue and white jug loaned by Miss Bell.

L.    Large white jug with shamrock design loaned by Mrs. Malloch.

M.    Blue wedgewood syrup jug loaned by Mrs. Templeton, Sr.

N.    Fruit dish and plate made of marble at the Wedgewood pottery; deep blue cheese dish cover with delicate classical figures in white and part of a blue dinner service that formerly belonged to Dr. Thom, loaned by Mrs. McLaren.

11.    Water jar made in Guadalaraja , Mexico and a fine specimen of native pottery loaned by Dr. Beeman.

12.    Punch bowl of Royal Berlin ware with groups of figures Mrs. McLaren.

13.    French china lamp stand or base one of a pair that was made and imported for Lord Durham who was recalled before the delivery was made, loaned by John Hart.

14.    A copy of the old crown of Hungary executed in china loaned by Mrs. W. A. Meighen.

15.    Old vase of Japanese clay loaned by Mrs. J. D. Kellock.

16.    Miss Matheson loaned part of an old gold Davenport set with rich red and gold decoration.

17.    White and gold Minton set purchased in Montreal at the sale of an officer in a Scotch regiment in 1822 loaned by Hon. R. Matheson.

18.    Set of pink and gold Davenport with natural flowers decorated.

19.    Miss Moffatt’s lovely blue and gold tea set.

20.    Part of a white and gold tea set loaned by Mrs. Kilpatrick.

21.    Gray tea set with decorations in gold and colors, loaned by Mrs. Mucklestone.

22.    Seventy five year old tea set loaned by Mrs. Alexander Adams.

23.    Tea set loaned by Mrs. Coffee, 100 years old.

24.English Lustre Ware:

a.    Bowl with dark green border with red roses on it loaned by Mrs. T.B. Caldwell.

b.    Punch glass brought from Scotland to Lanark in 1829 loaned by Peter Stewart of Lanark.

c.    Punch glasses or beer mugs loaned by Mrs. Robert Miller of Lanark.

d.    Bronze jug with blue decorations 100 years old loaned by Mrs. Ferrie.

e.    Sugar bowl with raised flower border; jug with peculiar spotted pink hand upon which are raised flowers and bouquets; jug with crude painted flower decorations and very fine jug with quaint raised figures on a wide bright blue band, all loaned by Mrs. McLaren.

25.    Pieces from a pretty blue “willow pattern” Davenport set purchased from a wealthy Glasgow lady over sixty years ago by the late Mrs. George Blair of Lanark Township and is now probably 125 years old, loaned by Mrs. George Easton and Miss A. Miller of Lanark.

26.    Part of a white and gold set over 100 years old brought to Canada about 1807 loaned by Miss Olde, Scotch Line.

27.    Miss Gemmell loaned a Davenport tureen with blue landscape decorations and a wide border of wavy lines.

28.    Pretty shaped gravy dish loaned by Mrs. Jno. Armour.

29.    Plate of blue china and a dessert plate of the 18th century, Davenport , decorated in colors after Japanese designs loaned by Mrs. McLaren.

30.    Mrs. Farnell of Burgess showed a beautiful handle less cup and saucer, jug and bowl with quaint decorations and brought from the Isle of Guernsey over 100 years ago.

31.    Pale lilac jug with a hunting scene in raised white decorations 100 years old loaned by Miss Northgraves.

32.    Blue “willow pattern” cup and saucer with crimped edge loaned by Dr. Beeman.

33.    Plate decorated in colors with flowers and eastern birds loaned by Mrs. Jas. Templeton.

34.    Large and handsome blue platter, Spode, loaned by Mrs. J.M. Miller.

35.    Pretty little blue jug, Spode loaned by Miss A. Miller of Lanark.

36.    Two small crinkled-edged “willow pattern” plates and a handsome cup and saucer of quaint design loaned by Mrs. Alexander Brown.

37.    Fine large jug of Chinese design loaned by Mrs. Senkler.

38.    Small plate 101 years old with likeness and the words “Long Live Queen Caroline of England ” loaned by Miss Northgraves.

39.    Pretty blue bowl 100 years old loaned by Miss Kippen.

40.    Delicately carved Parian vases and altar vases 60 years old loaned by Miss Bell.

41.    Handsome Chinese vases.

42. Delf dishes:

a.    Soup tureen belonged to the late Mrs. (Capt.) Leech loaned by Mrs. A. Gemmell of Lanark.

b.    Round blue tureen loaned by Mrs. John Munro.

c.    Rose jar brought from Scotland over 100 years ago loaned by Mrs. R. Jameson.

d.    All blue platter brought out from Ireland 30 years ago and a good specimen of home made mending loaned by Mrs. Arthur Fagan of Burgess.

e.    Curious basin 150 years old loaned by Mrs. De Hertel.

f.    Quaint blue sugar bowl or old German ware loaned by Miss Werely.

g.    Queer little Dresden China figure over 80(?) years old loaned by Miss Playfair.

h.    Little Irish figure at least 200 years old loaned by Mrs. Benjamin Wright.

i.    Cream jug 50 years old and plate with old view from the Citadel, Kingston , loaned by Mrs. Jas. Roberts of Lanark.

j.    The huge shaving mug of Philemon Wright, son of Squire Philemon Wright, founder of Hull , Quebec , loaned by Mrs. A. Smith of Lanark.

k.    Porringer(?) brought out from Scotland to Lanark in 1822 by Thomas Deachman and given to him by the late Peter Cary’s(?) father.

l.    Porringer of 1817 formerly belonging to Mrs. (Rev.) William Bell, loaned by Mrs. A. Campbell.

m.    Decanter filled with sea water taken from the Atlantic in 18??, loaned by Mrs. A. Campbell.

n.    Pretty blue Scotch plate over 100 years old loaned by Mrs. Macaulay of Middleville.

o.    Willow pattern Davenport platter loaned by Mrs. Reid of Lanark.

p.    Quaint old plate loaned by Mrs. Weir of Elphin.

q.    200 year old silvered bowl brought from Ireland loaned by Mrs. McCue of Oliver’s Ferry.

Blue jug with raised decorations formerly used in the study of Rev. William Bell, loaned by Mrs. John Hart, Sr.

s.    Plate decorated with east Indian designs which came originally from Ireland and was brought to Scotland and then to Lanark at the first settlement loaned by Mrs. James Dobbie.

43.    Valuable Persian tile loaned by Mrs. McLaren.

44.    Cork cane and India pipe loaned by Mrs. De Hertel.

45.    Cane 175 years old loaned by Hugh Robertson of Drummond and used by his great-great-grandfather.

46.    Large beer jug with hound handle loaned by Miss Lizzie Waddell.

47.    Three beautiful modern pieces hand painted loaned by Miss Lizzie Waddell.

48.    Plate with shell decorations and vase, cup and saucer with roses; luster dished 100 years old, loaned by Miss Rutherford.

49.    Odd dishes from a child’s tea set loaned by Miss Nellie Watt of Lanark, Miss Kilpatrick and Mrs. A. Campbell.

50.    Flowered china sets over 100 years old loaned by Miss Waddell and Mrs. George Armstrong.

51.    Dish of Japanese ware 300 years old loaned by Mrs. Hogg.

52.    Pretty blue plates loaned by Mrs. W. Reid of Lanark.

53.    Mexican figure loaned by Mrs. McLaren.

54.    Ships bust of Lord Nelson over 100 years old loaned by Miss Northgraves.

55.    Child’s toy 75 years old loaned by Miss E. Campbell of Lanark.

56.    Punch bowl with a view of Edinburgh 1673 on it loaned by Mrs. D. Kippen.

57.    Small bowl 180 years old loaned by Mrs. J.F. Kennedy.

58.    Ribbed bowl, an heirloom in the Wilson family loaned by Miss Mary Wilson.

59.    Fine old bowls loaned by Mrs. Robert Miller of Lanark and A.M. Campbell.  The latter one is over 200 years old and has an old mahogany ladle

60.    Cup, saucer and jug which belonged  to the breakfast set of Col. Playfair’s mother, loaned by Miss Playfair.

61.    Case pf the rare and valuable old Japanese “crackle ware” Mrs. McLaren.

62.    Pretty pink with hunting scene on white with raised decoration loaned by Miss C. Greenley.

63.    Handle less white and gold Minton cup and saucer loaned by Mrs. T.B. Caldwell.

64.    Crimson and gold cup and saucer over 60 years old loaned by Mrs. John Bell, Carleton Place .

65.    White and gold wedding china cup and saucer over 100 years old loaned by Mrs. Affleck Sr., of Middleville 

66.    Cup and saucer wedding china over 110 years old loaned by Mrs. William Mitchell of Lanark.

67.    Minton china cup and saucer over fifty years old loaned by A.M. Campbell.

68.    Minton china saucer, chocolate and gold over 100 years old loaned by Mrs. A. Campbell. 

69.    Set of Royal Crown Derby china—buff and gold with dainty flowers loaned by Miss Brooke.

70.    Small punch bowl made in India and decorated in England after Chinese design over 100 years ago loaned by Mrs. McLaren.  It was brought from India by the late Mrs. R.J. Stephenson’s father, an East Indian merchant when a young man.  She also lent a blue cup, saucer and plate of the same Indian ware.

71.    Mesdames Senkler and Muckleston likewise exhibited beautiful specimens of this rare ware, the white of which usually has a greenish cast.

72.    Set of flowered white china 100 years old loaned by Mrs. McCue.

73.    Flowered teapot loaned by Mrs. Affleck, Sr.

74.    Fine luster teapot a century old loaned by Mrs. John Ritchie.

75.    Queer shaped jug part of a tea set 120 years old loaned by Mrs. Clare of Rideau Centre.


1.    Massive decanter of 1835 loaned by Mrs. A. Campbell.

2.    Finger bowl 105 years old loaned by Mrs. McLaren.

3.    Very chaste tumblers and white glass loaned by Dr. Beeman.

4.    Candlesticks with pendants loaned by Miss Bell.

5.    Champagne glasses loaned by Mrs. Mallock, Misses McLaren and Bell .

6.    Preserve dish and custard dishes loaned by Miss Brooke.

7.    Finger bowl 100 years old loaned by Mrs. H. Burton.

8.    Bateson(?) punch glasses about 150 years old loaned by Mrs. Robert Miller of Lanark and Mrs. A.M. Campbell.

9.    Purple finger bowl over 100 years old loaned by Mrs. Hogg.

10.    Engraved purple sugar bowl over 150 years old loaned by Mrs. Irving.

11.    Green honey dish loaned by Miss Jennie Mitchell.

12.    Very old and quaint wine glasses loaned by Mrs. R. Richardson of Drummond.

13.    Preserve dish from England 100 years old loaned by Mrs. W. G. Strad of Lanark.

14.    Decanter and glass taken from Ireland to Scotland about 1820(?) and given by her brother to Mrs. P. Stewart’s mother, who brought them to Canada in 1829.

15.    Very old decanter and glass loaned by Mrs. W. Mitchell of Lanark.

16.    Very old decanter and glass used in church soirees in England long ago loaned by Mrs. Pink.

17.    (Illegible word) or a sailing vessel brought over from Ireland over 50 years ago loaned by Mrs. P.J. McParland of Stanleyville .

18.    Curious twin bottle or flask for carrying two kinds of liquor brought over from Scotland and loaned by Mrs. Jas. Drysdale of Lanark.

19.    Rich specimen of Bohemian Glass loaned by Mrs. Malloch.

20.    Venetian glass from Mrs. McLaren’s collection.


1.    A plough, paint and mold board combined which, with a beam and coulter completed the plough of the good days of old loaned by Henry Margarste of Harper.

2.    Plough made in Perth 75 years ago and found on the Pounder farm loaned by Thomas Brady.

3.    One of the first ploughs used in Lanark Township loaned by D. McNichol.

4.    Bamboo grain sieve used by the first settlers in clearing or winnowing their grain after threshing with the old style of flail and which was the forerunner of our modern mill; sieve #2 used as a second sieve for separating the smaller seeds from the larger grains, loaned by Charles Frizelle.

5.    Iron brush hooks from the King’s Store loaned by J.W. Borrowman of Middleville.

6.    Fork of 60 years ago, grab hoe and first settler’s box, loaned by E. Ballantyne.

7.    Government box loaned by Hugh Cameron of Lavant Station.

8.    Grab hoe loaned by Mr. Tomlinson.

9.    Grab hoe loaned by Dr. Beeman.

10.    Old government axe loaned by R. McCulloch of Lanark.

11.    Old saddle brought to Perth in 1816 by Hon. W. Morris and bought by Jas. Bryce, Sr., loaned by G. Hossie.

12.    Bamboo sieves, carpenter’s tools of 1780 and 1816 and an iron gouge used in tapping maple sugar.

13.    Pod auger granted to the first settlers by the government, loaned by Jas. Allen.

14.    Machine invented 175 years ago for making the brass wheels of clocks, loaned by Mrs. George Ritchie of Allan’s Mills.

15.    Cumbrous manure grape loaned by Dr. Beeman.

16.    Adjustable pot, hook and chain of large round links used in the old open fire places loaned by J.W. Borrowman.

17.    Spit over 75 years old loaned by Mrs. Matheson.

18.    Griddle brought from Scotland upon which the oat cake was made on the open fire place of one of the oldest Dalhousie homes.  Loaned by J. McInnes.

19.    Cheese toaster also used in the fire place loaned by Mrs. McInnes.

20.    An old candle lantern of punctured tin loaned by Dr. Beeman.

21.    Pewter candle moulds in a stand loaned by Mrs. Mutton.

22.    ”Bachelor’s Oven” used in Scotland over 75 years go and iron pots from one of the King’s Store loaned by Hugh Cameron.

23.    Massive lock and key from the King’s Store loaned by Mrs. McInnes

24.    Tin lamp for “burning fluid”, ox shoes and a pewter teapot of Italian iron, oat cake dish and small tin tea caddy that were all brought from Scotland to Canada at the first settlement of this region loaned by Dr. Beeman.  The lock on the caddy shows how precious tea was in the early days when a pound or two often lasted a whole year.

25.    Butter bowl made out of an ash knot and that has been in the Howard family for over 100 years having been brought by an U. E. Loyalist to Elizabethtown , Leeds County loaned by Mrs. W. A. Field of Lanark.

26.    Small box or trunk covered with cow hide and brought to this country in 1816 loaned by Miss Playfair.

27.    Bicycle, wooden wheels and iron tire in use 35 years ago loaned by Jas. King.

28.    Huge oak and iron lock from Ft. Temiscaningue the Hudson Bay’s Company’s old trading post at Lake Temiscaningue and geological hammers of the late Dr. Jas. Wilson, Perth one of Canada ’s pioneer geologists and loaned by A.M. Campbell.


1.    Sword worn in action by the late Col. R. Matheson at Lundy’s Lane, Niagara, Ft. Erie, York, Sackett’s Harbor, and in upwards of 20 skirmishes.

2.    Officer’s jacket of the Glengarry Light Infantry, pair of horse pistols used in the War of 1812 and dispatch bag loaned by Col. Matheson.

3.    Ivory hilted sword that was wielded with such effectiveness by the late Col. A. Fraser at the Battle of Stoney Creek loaned by Mrs. William Armstrong.

4.    Sword worn by Lt. William Spalding, father of Jas. Spalding, Sr., of the militia who took part in the Battle of the Windmill, loaned by Jas. Spalding.

5.    Sword and flint lock musket used by the late Ensign Matthew Gould of the Royal Veterans’ Battalion in 1793 and 1814, loaned by Jas. Balderson.

6.    Dress swords of the late Col. Playfair and of the late Lt. James McLaren, Lanark, father of Hon. Peter McLaren of Perth and of Jno. McLaren of Lanark who loaned it.

7.    Dress sword of the late Major Robert James, loaned by John James of Lanark.

8.    Saddle cloth used by the late Col. Fraser in the Crimean and Kaffir Wars loaned by James Prentice of Lanark.

9.    Sword which belonged to Henry Moorhouse’s father and which is supposed to be 100 years old.

10.     Flint lock pistol which belonged to the grandfather of the owner and was used by him in Ireland in the last century loaned by Charles Frizelle.

11.    Dirk with ivory handle and beautiful blade that was used by the late Capt. Leech of Scotland and later of Lanark where for many years he drilled the militia every year on the King’s birthday, 4th (?) June.

12.    Small double barreled flint lock pistol which formerly belonged to the late Dr. Jas. Wilson and was loaned by H.M. Shaw.  It is of curious construction, the barrels being only 1 ½ inch long, one below the other there being on the side of the pistol a small lever to be turned after the first barrel  is fired to produce the powder pan for the lower barrel.

13.    A military cap of 1800 belonging to Sgt. Leonard formerly of the Township of Bathurst .

14.    ”Black Rose’ musket the style of arm which was the regular musket of the British army prior to the introduction of the Enfield rifle, loaned by Alexander Brown.

15.    The regulation cartridge box for the “Black Bess” army musket Alexander Brown.

16.    Black Bess musket ammunition  box and bayonet souvenirs of the Fenian Raids, loaned by A. M. Campbell.

17.    Tomahawk made early in the century at James Bay for the Hudson ’s Bay Indian trade, loaned by A. M. Campbell.

18.     Flint lock horse pistol used in the Battle of Culloden 1746 loaned by Clyde Caldwell of Lanark.

19.     Flint lock pistol, a rare and valuable specimen with brass barrel and stock inlaid with silver loaned by T.B. Caldwell of Lanark.

20.    Dirk brought from Glasgow to Lanark in 1829 loaned by Peter Stewart of Lanark.

21.    Musket of British Army pattern of 1812 which was used in the Battle of Waterloo loaned by John Davis.

22.    Pistol used during the Rebellion of 1837 loaned by R. A. Patterson.

23.    Leather powder horn found near Carlisle , England 200 years ago by P.M. Sinclair.

24.    A button that was found with a body dug up in a field in Perth , loaned by George Bell.

25.    A sword cane which belonged to the grandfather of the owner F.L. Mitchell, Esq.

26.    The old musket of William Smith who served in the yeomanry Ballyconnel, Ireland under three crowned heads and who died in 1847(?), loaned by Mrs. Smith of Rideau Centre.

27.    Double barreled brass pistol, old fashioned horse pistol and Colt revolver loaned by George James.

28.     Flint lock musket loaned by J.W. King.

29.    Brass hilted short sword over 100 years old loaned by Dr. Beeman.

30.    Old cavalry sword loaned by Mr. Williams.

31.    Old brass bullet molds loaned by George Hossie.

32.    The war club used by “Sitting Bull” in the Custer massacre loaned by Col. Matheson.

33.    Indian war clubs loaned by Mrs. N. Andison and Mrs. Jas. Ritchie.

34.    Gourka knife loaned by Jas. Patterson.

35.     Highland dirk loaned by Hugh Robertson

36.    Officer sword used in the Battle of Boyne, 1600 and brought to Canada in 1832 with the late William Poole, Carleton Place .

37.    Silver mounted sporran(?), presented by the Regiment of the Glasgow Highlanders to Sgt. James McInroy on his leaving Scotland for Canada .

38.    Weapons from the collection of David Gillies, M.P.P. and Major McKay, Carleton Place , Mrs. Gillies contributed—Hudson’s Bay flint lock muskets of 1837 and 1846, a double barreled flint lock horse pistol of a Hudson’s Bay Company’s officer, a flint lock horse pistol made in the reign of George I, and a “pepper box” six shooter of 1837.  Also, there were two guns—a French chaserspot(?) and a short German carbine that were used in the Franco Prussian War.  With the chaserspot(?) the French infantryman shot a Prussian dragoon who died after riding a short distance; while the German soldier firing almost simultaneously killed his French enemy on the spot.  These weapons were picked up by an eye witness to the incident in a village in Lorraine on the frontier of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.  Another interesting object was a cannon ball from Ft. Prince of Wales , Hudson ’s Bay, the most northerly fort in the Hudson ’s Bay Company.  It was fired from a French vessel which entered the bay and bombarded this stone fort when French and English were exchanging civilities about 200 years ago and was brought to Tr- - - caming by Le Perier(?) on his return from the Hudson’s Bay expedition.  Next to it was the basket(?) of a Scottish broad sword dug up on the Plains of Abraham and which belonged to a sword of the Highland Brigade who fought with Wolfe.  It is probably of Scottish manufacture for the Island of Islay was at one time famous for its manufacture of these hilts which was very convenient forming a complete protection for the hand and balancing the long and heavy blade.  However, the greatest treasure of Mr. Gillies is a genuine Andrew(?) Andras(?) Ferrara(?) sword, an heirloom in the Gillies family brought out in 1823 by James Gillies, 4th Concession Lanark from Kilayth(?) near Stirling where it was used in the Battle of the 18th August, 1643(?)

39.    An old sword of this same famous Scotch maker loaned by John S. Hart.  It also is an heirloom having been picked up by an ancestor of Mr. Hart on the “Dipping Farm” near Kilm - - - - - after the Battle of that name in the interests of Bonny Prince Charlie.  When the Disarming Act was passed practically disbanding the Scottish clans and confiscating their weapons this fine old sword was hidden, in the “basket” in the soil and the blade and scabbard under the timbers of a roof where they remained for a long period.  The excellency of these 16th century blades of the great Andrew(?) Ferrera(?) has never been surpassed vying as they did with the best weapons of Toledo and Milan .  He is supposed to have learned the art in the Italian city of Ferraro after which he is named and to have practiced it in secrecy some where in the Highlands of Banffshire.  He tempered his blades to such a degree that the joist could be made to touch the hilt and spring back uninjured.

40.    Major McKay loaned the following interesting arms and weapons:  flint lock musket and a flint lock horse pistol made in the reign of George I and used in the Battle of Vinegar Hill, Ireland; colt revolver that was carried all through the American Civil War; cutlass of a British marine which was used in the Battle on the Plains of Abraham; Japanese sword used in the recent war between China and Japan; the hilt of a Zulu sword brought to Canada after the Zulu War by a 24th Highlander; a “pepper box” six shooter and a curious Roger’s bayonet-pistol.

41.    The bugle of the Royal Kent Regiment used at Waterloo now in the Almonte High School museum and loaned by P.C. McGregor.

 42.    Silver mounted Highland dirk with knife and fork used by a MacDonnell in the Battle of Culloden and brought to Glengarry by Greenfield —MacDonnell, grandfather and present owner Mrs. Jas. Rosamund, Jr., of Almonte.

43.    Flint lock pistol also used at Culloden; jeweled dirk given to the late J.M. Miller when three years old; and a very handsome dirk that belonged to the late John Haggart, father of the present Dominion Minister of Railways and Canals, loaned by Mrs. Miller.

44.    Silver dagger 100(?) years old loaned by Miss Northgraves.

45.    Very old stiletto of a Spanish lady loaned by Mrs. John Bell of Carleton Place .


1.    John Hart’s collection, specimens from Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Danish West Indies, Sandwich Islands, China, Japan, The Congo, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Romania and a Roman penny found on the site of the ancient city of Urie - - - - - on the border of England and Wales.  Also, USA silver coins and present issue of copper and nickel coins together with specimens of gold pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries.  Also specimens of coins from France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Denmark; copper coins of Canada—and of Lower Canada and Upper Canada—and Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.  Also, USA first issue copper coins and “Hard Times” tokens.  Also, coins of Great Britain , India , Ceylon , Victoria , Tasmania , Isle of Man , etc.  A complete set of Canadian silver coins and silver coins of Newfoundland ; W.&J Bell script; the first paper money issued in the State of Massachusetts; specimens of the old state bank bills.

2.    A.W. Bell of Carleton Place loaned the following from his collection:  silver Roman coins from several centuries B.C.; bronze Roman penny AD60; Spanish silver coins of Joseph Napoleon’s short reign; English silver coins of the reign of Edward, Elizabeth, Anne, George II & II; and William IV.

3.    The following were from the collection of G. H. Frost of Smith’s Falls:  old Greek and Roman coins (one 300 or 400 B.C.); facsimiles of the shekel and of the silver with which Judas betrayed our Lord; old East Indian glass coins; piece of the very rare and sacred (paper) money of China.

4.    Mrs. Burton showed some very fine English silver coins.

5.    Messrs. John W. Cameron, 5th Concession Bathurst, George James, William Wodden, George Cherry, J.W. Borrowman of Middleville, John Ritchie (old Spanish coins), John Bowes of Harper and Mrs. J.S. Moore of Elmsley (Japanese) also showed.

6.    Dr. Beeman showed a very rare silver penny of 1327(?) and a curious silver coin.

7.    Jas. Allan, Centre Ward among other coins, loaned a very rare piece.

8.    A.M. Campbell loaned a series of bills that were issued by the firm of W & J Bell, Foster Street , Perth , 1837039.  The fractional currency called “skin plasters” were issued to take the place of small coins.

9.    Silver medal with ten bars (1793-1814) presented to the late Sgt. William Brooke loaned by Miss Brooke.

10.    Six bar silver medal presented to William Moore, Royal Artillery, loaned by W. Monroe of Elmsley.

11.    Egyptian special medal (1864-69) and Nile Medal (1864-??) presented to and loaned by J.S. Moore, Canadian Voyageur, Elmsley.

12.     Egyptian medal made from a captured gun and the Tel-el medal ( Egypt ) presented to and loaned by Sgt. Stephen Bennett, Dragoon Guards.

13.    Crimean War Silver medal four bars loaned by G. H. Frost.

14.    Silver exam medal loaned by Mrs. W. Reid of Lanark.

15.    Examination medal (silver) loaned by Mrs. W. Reid of Lanark.

16.    Very find large bronze Confederation Medal of 1867 and smaller bronze medal commemorating the opening of the Victoria Bridge by the Prince of Wales in 18?? Loaned by Miss Matheson.

17.    Silver medal 1704 found while the Tay Canal was under construction loaned by Mrs. J.T. Henderson.

18.    Prince of Orange Medal of the late George Graham loaned by Mrs. John Howel.

19.    Temperance medal presented to the late Rev. Father Matthew by the Catholic Temperance Society of Kingston loaned by Mrs. Jas. Spalding.

20.    City of Toronto Seine(?) Centennial Celebration 1834-1864 and World Fair’s Medal loaned by Mrs. Hart.


1.    One of the earliest copies of the first edition of the Douay Bible in two volumes printed in 1609-10 and loaned by A.W. Bell of Carleton Place .

2.    Copy of the famous “Breeches Bible” printed in 1640 loaned by S.R. Hart of Toronto .

3.    The Drunkard’s Character, 1639; Exposition of the Book of Ecclesiastes, 1644; Treaties of the Holy Dedication 1666 loaned by A.W. Bell.

4.     Rutherford ’s “Les Rex, the Law and The Prince” 1644, the “Whole Prophecy of Daniel Explained” 1643 and an “Exposition with Notes on the Apistle of Jude” 1658 loaned by Andrew Gemmell of Lanark.

5.     England ’s Imminent Danger, Etc., 1671 and complete set of “The Spectator” 1767 loaned by John Hart.

6.    ”Lives and Acts of the Holy Apostles” 1696; Ten books of Eccliastical History, 1703, loaned by Mrs. A. Campbell.

7.     The “Annals of Trumpington” 1851 and “Farewell Sermon of Rev. A. Pyne” 1857, loaned by Mrs. Hart.

8.    Copy of the Brockville Recorder 1820 and one of the New York Mirror 1832 loaned by Mrs. A. Campbell.

9.     Copy of the Bathurst Courier 1837 loaned by Miss Gemmell.

10.    Copy of the Bathurst Courier 1847 and 1849 loaned by Peter Stewart.

11.    Copy of the Lanark Observer 1851 loaned by Miss McLaren, Lanark.

12.    Copy of “Brother Jonathan” an annual pictorial sheet of New York , 1844, and a copy of the North Star published at Sitka , Alaska , farther north than any other paper in North America , loaned by A.M. Campbell.

13.    Curious old copy book of the year 1818 from Fort Temiscaming(?); wallpaper from the first R.C. Mission Chapel on Lake Temiscaming(?).

14.    Old advertisement of Messrs. W. & J. Bell of Perth, 1827; three tiny Moroccan bound volumes fifty years old; photo of the first Presbyterian Church erected in 1819 by Rev. William Bell, M.A., pastor, loaned by A. M. Campbell.

15.    Psalms and hymns printed by hand by the late Rev. Johnston Neilson, loaned by Mrs. C. Neilson.

16.    Valentine 77 years old and minute writing done in Scotland 75 years ago loaned by Mr. P. Stewart.

17.    Rare old woodcut by Lucas Van Leyden, 1418 loaned by Miss McLaren.

18.    Two stone carvings of the Hydah Indians, Queen Charlotte Islands , loaned by Mr. Hart.

19.    Bronze Axe found in Cornwall, England probably 2,000 years old loaned by Judge Senkler.

20.    The very oldest book in the exhibit was loaned by John Cuthbertson “An Exposition of the Creed of the Apostles According to the Tenor of the Scriptures and the Content of the Orthodox Fathers of the Church by William Perkins, 1595.

21.    Spanish testament, 1396(?) loaned by Mrs. Berford.

22.    Bible printed in the reign of Elizabeth , 1599 loaned by Thomas Wilson of Elphin.

23.    Hebrew and Chaldes Lexicon of 1645 and a Latin work of 1631 loaned by the Almonte High School Collection.

24.    The Election of Grace Jacob B - - - - - , 1655 belonging to the late Dr. W. Bain and loaned by Miss Bain.

25.    An old bible containing a Prayer book and Apocrypha of 1670 loaned by Mrs. John Hunter.

26.    Wharton’s “One and Twenty Sermons”, 1700 loaned by J. McInnes.

27.    Family bible 1707-08 with curious maps and a family registrar1703-1810 loaned by John Cuthbertson.

28.    Harmonics or The Philosophy of Musical Sounds by Robert Smith, D.D., F. R. S., 1749 loaned by A. Bell, Almonte.

29.    Hebrew Bible, 1709 presented to the public libraries of Dalhousie and Watson’s Corners by M. Buren(?) whose coat of arms is on the inside cover.

30.    ”General View of the Agriculture of the County of Kent” by John Bays, 1805, presented by the Earl of Dalhousie to the Dalhousie Library, loaned by Miss Nellie Munro.

31.    ”Answers to Necessary Questions”, 1720, loaned by J.W. Borrowman.

32.    ”the Great Advantage and Necessity of Public Prayer” by the Right Rev. Father in god William Beveridge, 1721, loaned by Mr. A.W. Bell.

33.    ”The Morals of the Princes” written in Italian by Count John Baptista Comazzi(?), translated into English by William Hatchett, 1729;  “The History of the Works of the Learned” by a society of gentlemen 1735, loaned by Sheriff Thompson.

34.    ”Letters of the Lady W. Montague” 1753; “Letters of Samuel Rutherford” 1765 loaned by Dr. Kellock.

35.    ”Treatise of Arithmetic” 1736 loaned by Hugh Robertson.

36.    ”Description of 300Animals” 1738 loaned by Dr. Kellock.

37.    ” Paradise Lost” 1741 loaned by George Whateley

38.    Curious old account book and register with dates 1599, 1703, etc. with very odd spelling loaned by Jas. Morrison of N. Elmsley.

39.    ”A Discourse Concerning the Happiness of the Wicked in the Next World” 1760, loaned by Mrs. Mutton.

40.    A rare old Latin work “Lyra Prophetics Davides Regis” by Victorini Bythneri loaned by Mrs. C. Neilson.

41.    Volume of Sermons interesting for one sermon “the Martrydom of King Charles” loaned by Miss C. Greenley.

42.    Old 1790 “HomeWork” or Horn book loaned by Stewart Miller to his father-in-law James Blair.

43.    ”A Defense of the Old Testament” in a series of letters addressed to Thomas Paine, probably the first replies to Paine’s attack upon the Bible contained in his “Age of Reason” 1791 loaned by Mrs. Alex Adams.

44.    Five volumes of The Spectator loaned by Dr. Kellock.

45.    Three volumes of Hall’s Encyclopedia containing 150 old copper plates; old Glasgow directory loaned by Mr. P. Stewart.

46.    Very old edition of Bank’s(?) Bible with 350 engravings loaned by Jas. Spalding.

47.    Standard English dictionary 1777 loaned by Miss Brooke.

48.    Old Bible that has been in the Irving family for over 150 years printed in the early part of the last century loaned by Mrs. John Hart.

49.    View of the Covenant of Greece 1747 Thomas B - - ton, loaned by Miss Kilpatrick.

50.    History of the French Revolution from the French of Adolphus Thiers(?) a rare copy of the first translation loaned by Charles Rice.

51.    Collection of Poems, Several Hande, 1758(?) and curious old cookery book, 1788 loaned by Miss Kilpatrick.

52.    There were several illustrated books belonging to Miss Matheson “Pennent’s London 1790” a very valuable and rare old book with beautiful engravings; “Monastic and Baronial Remains” 1816 very finely illustrated with over 100 brown toned plates with engravings of distinctive characters and quaint colored plates of fashions of the day 1806-17; and four volumes of “Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine”

53.    ”Goldsmith’s History of Rome” 1789 brought from Scotland in 1816 by Mrs. W. McLaren, loaned by J.A. Allan.

54.    ”Select Remains of Rev. John Brown of Huddington” 1789; Vestry book of St. James Church, Perth, dating as far back as 1822; bound volumes of the Quebec Mercury 1812-13 loaned by Miss Matheson.

55.    Bound volumes of the New York Albion 1824-25 loaned by Mrs. A. Campbell.

56.    December 1, 1815 issues of the Monthly Magazine; found volume of Bathurst Courier 1835-42 published by Hon. Malcolm Cameron and Sheriff Thompson shown by Walker Brothers.

57.    Bound volume of letters giving orders relative to the settlement of the town of Perth the first dated August 18, 1815.

58.    Besides these there were a host of old Bibles and school books loaned by the following:  Misses Kilpatrick, Brooke, Matheson and Mesdames Wodden, A. Smith, A McArthur, Mutton, P. Kilpatrick, A. Palmer, Gilchrist (North Sherbrooke), Ritchie; also Dr. Kellock and Messrs. McInnes, Stewart, Hossie, R. Bain, Borrowman, Miller, T. Wilson and A.M. Campbell.

On top of the case under the gallery were some fine old tea caddies loaned by Mesdames A. Gemmell, A. McDOUGALL (Elphin)), Misses Brooke, Moffatt, Williams and Thompson.


1.    The nest of the trap door spider loaned by D. Gillies.

2.    Walrus tusk loaned by Mrs. C. Nielson.

3.    Skin and rattle of the rattlesnake loaned by Miss Waddell.

4.    Curious account books of East Indian merchant and other interesting curious from British India loaned by Mrs. John Ritchie.

5.    W. Indian lace bark loaned by Mrs. DeHertel and Jas. Patterson.

6.    Skin water bottle used in the Nile expedition loaned by J.S. Moore.

7.    Marble from the Palace of Caesar and Royal Building of Pompeii and the Temple of Minerva; olive wood from the Mount of Olive’s, Jerusalem; lava from Vesuvious and Popoxapeth; earth from the Kimberly Diamond Mine of S. Africa loaned by G. Harwood Frost of Smith’s Falls.

8.    Terra Cotta Indian bead from Long Lake , Barrie Township loaned by Boyd Caldwell.

9.    Indian copper knife loaned by James Smith, Dalhousie.

10.     Flint , spear and arrowhead dug up at Dunluce(?) Castle, north of Ireland loaned by Mr. Gillies.

11.    Indian copper gouge bone spear head discovered by Dr. Wilson.

12.    Other objects loaned by Messrs. Pink, J. Patterson, P. Stewart, Mesdames Coates, John Bell, J.W. Kellock and Misses Waddell, Thompson and Greeley.

13.    Old deeds and documents dating back to the beginning of the century loaned by Miss Brooke and Mr. C. Frizell.

Received from: Christine Spencer - [email protected]       Posted: 30 December, 2004