Research and Archives

Alexander McMartin correspondence

1796-1880 | Multiple | Download original version » (.pdf 835 KB)

Correspondence containing information relating to Alexander McMartin’s business dealing with the Rideau Canal. The series includes statements of completed works and correspondence related to the Rideau Canal project.

Archives of Ontario, F 526, Series B8 – E6. Alexander McMartin Fonds. Records relating to McMartin's business with the Rideau Canal [1796-1880].

ca. 1800-1810 | John James | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Portrait of Philemon Wright by John James.

Portrait of Philemon Wright. John James fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1946-156-1, C-011056.

ca. 1813-1820 | Joshua Jebb | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

"Two Ottawa Chiefs".

Two Ottawa Chiefs Who with Others Lately Came Down from Michillimackinac Lake Huron to Have a Talk with Their Great Father The King or His Representative, Unknown Artist, David Ives Bushnell collection of Canadiana, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1981-55-41, C-114384.

1825 | G. A. Elliot | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Sketch by G. A. Elliot of both banks of the Ottawa River and the Chaudiere Falls, 1825.

"Sketch of both banks of the Ottawa River and the Chaudière Falls, from P. Wright's house to the Steamboat Ferry on the North side and showing Governement Stores, Richmond Landing and the Road, the Clergy Reserve, the Lebreton and Sherwood property, the Government purchase and Spark's House on the South side]", [1825], Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN 4138620.

1827 | Alexander Sherriff | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Rough draft of the ground between Dows Swamp on the Rideau Canal and the Chaudière Lake, 1827 .

Alexander Sherriff, "Rough draft of the Ground between Dows Swamp on the Rideau Canal & the Chaudiere Lake", 1827, Library and Archives Canada, F/440/Ottawa/1827, NMC 79951.

ca. 1830 | Gordon, Sir Watson | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

George, 9th Earl of Dalhousie (1770-1838), Governor-in-Chief of Canada 1819-1828. John Watson Gordon fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1970-191-1, C-005958.

1830 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Hull (Lower Canada) on the Ottawa River at the Chaudière Falls, sketched 1830.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-6. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Hull, on the Chaudière Falls [1830].

ca. 1830 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 819 KB)

Map by Thomas Burrowes depicting the first lots surveyed in Bytown in 1826. 

Map of the village of Shier Falls [1830]. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Archives of Ontario. C 1-0-0-0-116.

Lt Col John By and his Lot Stakes

1830 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.pdf 6 MB)

Correspondence from Lt. Col. By indicating stone markers to be used for lots, 1830.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 15, pages 50-51.

1831 | Walker | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

A waterscape print of the Ottawa Valley showing the town of Hull, the Chaudière Falls, Bytown, Upper Town, and Barrack Hill before it became known as Parliament Hill. Lower Town is in the distance. Note the steam vessels lining up to use the Entrance Locks of the canal.

John Henry Walker (1831-1899). © McCord Museum. M930.50.7.4. Print. Waterscape.

1832 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

View of Bytown from Hull from a drawing made in 1832 (p. 9).

View of Bytown from Hull from a drawing made in 1832 (page 9). Unknown Artist, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: 2000859394, e010939386.

ca. 1832-1844 | John Burrows | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Watercolour by John Burrows illustrating Bytown ca. 1840 with a view of the first eight locks and the cut-stone Sappers Bridge.

Bytown (Ottawa) with a View of the First Eight Locks and the Sappers Cut Stone Bridge. John Burrowes fonds. Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1990-496-2, C-001201.

1834 | Joshua Jebb | Download original version » (.jpg 533 KB)

Painting of a horse and buggy, attributed to Joshua Jebb (J. J.), one of the original surveyors of the Rideau Canal route, 1834.

Anglo Canadian Style. J. J. (attributted to Sir. Joshua Jebb), Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana, 2002 Acquisition, accession number, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 3020136, e002139956.

1835 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

A view of the Ottawa River near Bytown, the Chaudière Falls visible in the distance, from a print from 1835.

The Ottawa River at Bytown (II). Unknown Artist, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: 2000859394, e010939387.

1839 | Henry Ainslie | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Watercolour from a sketchbook belonging to Henry Ainslie showing how the entrance of the first eight locks looked in 1839.

Entrance of the Rideau Canal, Bytown, Upper Canada (Ottawa). Henry Francis Ainslie fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1955-128-11, C-000518.

1840 | W.H. Bartlett | Download original version » (.jpg 10 MB)

A painting of the Ottawa River near Bytown with the Chaudière Falls visible in the distance.

The Ottawa River at Bytown, 1840. W.H. Bartlett, Shortt-Haydon Collection series, Queen's University Archives, accession number V009-PGc-10-1528.

1840 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of the land taken for the service of the Rideau Canal above the first eight locks.

Unknown Artist,"Sketch of the land taken for the service of the Rideau Canal above the first eight locks", The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-990 (11).

Peter Cornish Documents

1840 | Peter Cormish | Download original version » (.pdf 37 MB)

Correspondence from Peter Cornish to the Ordnance Department about expropriated land, 1840.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO44, Volume 16, pages 376-392.

1841 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 868 KB)

Map showing the piece of land applied for by Mr. John Eagen, coloured yellow, 1841.

Unknown Artist,"Map showing the piece of land applied for by Mr. John Eagen coloured yellow", The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-1143 (1).

1842 | Donald Kennedy | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Plan of Bytown with its limits showing the exact situation of every street and lot; drawn to a scale of six chains to the inch (2.5 cm) by Donald Kennedy, district surveyor, December 4, 1842.

Donald Kennedy, "Plan of Bytown with its limits shewing the exact situation of every street & lot", 1842, Library and Archives Canada, S/440/Ottawa/1842 , NMC 19056 .

1843 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of head land in Bytown, alluded to in Mr. Secretary Byham's letter No. 30 in 1847.

Unknown Artist,"Sketch of head land in Bytown, alluded to in Mr. Secretary Byham's letter No. 30 in 1847", The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-1150 (2).

WO 55 - Document 9

1843 | Byham | Download original version » (.pdf 528 KB)

From the Office of the Ordnance, December 22, 1843. A letter from Byham stating Nicholas Sparks wishes to have 88 acres (36 hectares) of land restored to him, as it is no longer needed for canal purposes.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 878, page 184.

WO 55 - Document 11

1843 | Unknown | Download original version » (.pdf 1 MB)

November 21, 1843, Royal Engineers Office Headquarters, Montreal. A letter discussing the future seat of government’s effect on the residence of the commanding engineer as well as the notion of moving the seat of government from Kingston to Montreal.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, pages 322-324.

WO 55 - Document 13

1843 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.pdf 757 KB)

Bytown, December 1, 1843. A list of all the communications on the subject of the land taken from Mr. Sparks at Bytown by Lt. Col. By, that have been “new found” in the Royal Engineers Office at this place.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 878, page 347.

1844 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of Bytown and of the Rideau Canal from Hog’s Back to the Ottawa River in 1844.

Unknown Artist,"Sketch of Bytown and of the Rideau Canal from the Hogs Back to the Ottawa River", The National Archives of the UK, MPH 1/ 918 / 19.

WO 55 - Document 14

1844 | Byham | Download original version » (.pdf 747 KB)

Office of Ordnance, January 26, 1844. A note pertaining to the lockmaster’s right to raise cattle and sheep and cultivate a garden along the Ottawa locks.

Library and Archives CanadaMG-13-WO55, volume 878, page 564.

WO 55 - Document 15

1844 | Byham | Download original version » (.pdf 746 KB)

Montreal, March 22, 1844. Byham agrees to restore Nicholas Sparks’s land.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 878, page 627.

1845 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Thomas Burrowes painting done from the Royal Engineers Office at the first eight locks in May of 1845.

North entrance of the Rideau Canal from the Ottawa River [1845]. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-14.

ca. 1845 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Painting of a view from Wellington Street, Upper Bytown, ca. 1845.

View of Wellington Street, Upper Bytown [1845]. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-10.

1845 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 880 KB)

Map of land belonging to Nicholas Sparks.

Unknown Artist,"Land Belonging to Nicholas Sparks", The National Archives of the UK, MPHH1-459 (1).

1845 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of Bytown to accompany the clerk of works letter dated May 19, 1845.

Unknown Artist,''Bytown (now Ottawa), sketch map showing land lots purchased by the government", Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1925 (2).

1845 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of land adjoining a portion of the Rideau Canal in 1845.

Knight,Captain J E Alexander, "Sketch of land adjoining a portion of the Rideau Canal, shewing the extent of the basin and reservoir proposed to be formed …", 1845, Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1925 (3).

WO 55 - Document 16

1845 | Byham | Download original version » (.pdf 397 KB)

Office of Ordnance, August 27, 1845. A letter from Byham announcing the promotion of John Burrows from foreman of works to clerk of works.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 879, page 202.

WO 55 - Document 17

1845 | Butler | Download original version » (.pdf 673 KB)

Office of Ordnance, September 1, 1845. A letter written by Butler about Nicholas Sparks’s land claim. Sparks wanted his claim to be discussed formally in Montreal in order to know what land could be restored to him and what was to be kept by the Ordnance.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 879, page 204.

1846 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 901 KB)

Sketch showing the land taken by Lt. Col. By for the Rideau Canal.

Unknown Artist,"Sketch showing the land taken by Lt. Col. By for the Rideau Canal", The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-990 (19).

1847 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Copy of part of the plan of Bytown B/24, 1847.

Unknown Artist,"Copy of part of the plan of Bytown B/24, 1847", The National Archives of the UK, MPHH1-690 (12).

1847 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of the land at Bytown disposed of to M. Pinhey with the vacant ground applied for.

Unknown Artist, ''Sketch of the land disposed of to Mr Pinley, the vacant land applied for by him, the portion proposed to be reserved by Mr Elliott and line of proposed wharf and Railroad, 1845, Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1925 (1).

WO 55 - Document 20

1847 | Byham | Download original version » (.pdf 618 KB)

Office of Ordnance, May 1, 1847. A letter from Byham announcing the master general and board’s decision to decline giving Nicholas Sparks £25,000 for his land that was taken for the service of the Rideau Canal.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 881, pages 90-91.

1848 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 921 KB)

Plan showing the relative positions of Mr. Smith's distillery and the dam in 1848.

Unknown Artist,"Plan showing the relative positions of Mr. Smith's distillery and the dam in 1848", The National Archives of the UK, MPHH1-690 (14).

1848 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Map of Bytown showing Barrack Hill, the first eight locks, and Lower Town, 1848.

Unknown Artist,"Bytown - 1848", The National Archives of the UK, MPHH1-690 (20).

WO 55 - Document 21

1848 | Unknown | Download original version » (.pdf 6 MB)

Royal Engineers Headquarters Office, Montreal, February 22, 1848. Discussion and estimates about the purchase and maintenance of a steamboat for the service of the Rideau and Ottawa canals.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO55, volume 881, pages 383-393.

1849 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of Bytown showing the ground in the lots D and E contained within the yellow line in 1849.

Unknown Artist,'"Sketch of Bytown showing the ground in the lots D and E contained within the yellow line in 1849", The National Archvies of the UK, MPH1-1151 (2).

1850 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Map of Upper Bytown and Barrack Hill, 1850.

"Upper Bytown [Ottawa, ON] boundaries as marked on the ground and laid agreeably to the M. G. & Board's order", 1850, Library and Archives Canada, 77803/9 CA , NMC [Not given] .

1850 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Map showing the lot, coloured yellow, applied for by Mr. Augustus Keefer in 1850.

Unknown Artist,"Map showing the lot, coloured yellow, applied for by Mr. Augustus Keefer in 1850", The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-1150 (1).

1850 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Plan showing the portion of land coloured yellow, applied for as a site for a college in 1850.

Unknown Artist,"Site for a College", The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-1155 (2).

1851 | Alice Fulford | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Painting of a view of the Bytown Locks as illustrated by Alice Fulford, ca. 1851.

Locks On The Rideau Canal at Bytown, Canada West. Alice Mary Fulford (artist), W.H. Coverdale collection of Canadiana Manoir Richelieu collection, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1970-188-2159, C-040260.

1851 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of Bytown from 1851.

Pilkington, R. Four street plans showing a proposal for extending Wellington Street across Ordnance land, 1851. Ordnance Department.The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1024 (30).

1851 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Fly-leaf to the sketch dated April 22, 1851.

Pilkington, R. Four street plans showing a proposal for extending Wellington Street across Ordnance land, 1851. Ordnance Department.The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1024 (31).

1851 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Plan showing the proposed continuation of Wellington Street (with yellow lines) in 1851.

Pilkington, R. Four street plans showing a proposal for extending Wellington Street across Ordnance land, 1851. Ordnance Department.The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1024 (32).

1851 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of the east end of Wellington and Sparks streets in 1851.

Pilkington, R. Four street plans showing a proposal for extending Wellington Street across Ordnance land, 1851. Ordnance Department.The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1024 (33).

1851 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of the east end of Wellington and Sparks streets in 1851.

Pilkington, R. Four street plans showing a proposal for extending Wellington Street across Ordnance land, 1851. Ordnance Department.The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1024 (34).

1851 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Plan of Bytown showing in yellow the relative position of lot 24 as a site for a free school.

Pilkington, R. Plan shewing in yellow the relative position of Lot 24 as a site for a Free School', 1851. The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1904.

1852 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of Bytown to accompany the commanding Royal Engineer's letter to the inspector general in 1852.

Pilkington, R. Four street plans showing a proposal for extending Wellington Street across Ordnance land, 1851. Ordnance Department.The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1024 (29).

ca. 1853 | Lt. C. Sedley | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Painting of Wellington Street near Bank Street, Ottawa, ca. 1853.

Wellington Street near Bank Street, Ottawa. C. Sedley fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1992-675-2, C-001548.

1853 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Plan showing Bytown Ordnance property north of Wellington and Rideau streets, 1853.

"Plan showing Bytown Ordnance property north of Wellington and Rideau streets", 1853, Library and Archives Canada, 77803/9 CA, NMC [Not given] .

1853 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 778 KB)

Plan of lot D belonging to the heirs of the late Lt. Col. By in 1853.

Pilkington, R. Four street plans showing a proposal for extending Wellington Street across Ordnance land, 1851. Ordnance Department.The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1024 (35).

1853 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Plan showing Bytown Ordnance property north of Wellington and Rideau streets, 1853.

No Artist,"Plan showing Bytown Ordnance property north of Wellington and Rideau streets", 1853, Library and Archives Canada, 77803/9 CA.

1854 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Two engravings of the Ottawa Valley flank a portrait of Lt. Col. By. The inscription reads: “it remained Bytown until 1854 when it became a City under the Indian name of Ottawa”.

Ottawa City (page 1, image 3). Unknown Artist, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: 2000859394, e010939384.

1855 | Edwin Whitefield | Download original version » (.jpg 25 MB)

Painting of Ottawa City, Canada West (Lower Town), from Government Hill, looking down the Ottawa River and showing the locks of the Rideau Canal, 1855.

Ottawa City, Canada West, (Lower Town) from Government Hill, looking down the Ottawa River and showing the locks of the Rideau Canal. Edwin Whitefield, Charles Berkeley Powell fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number R11188-1, C-000600.

1855 | W. S. Hunter | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Print with a View of the first eight locks with Barrack Hill and Major’s Hill. The original copy of this image is from the publication: William S. Hunter, Jr., Ottawa Scenery, Ottawa, 1855, p. 16.

View of Locks. Entrance of Rideau Canal. Ottawa City, Canada. William S. Hunter, Illustrated books, albums and scrapbooks, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2837596, C-002779.

1855 | William Hunter | Download original version » (.jpg 6 MB)

A lithotint print of the view from Barrack Hill looking down the Ottawa River.

View from Barrack Hill - Looking down the Ottawa. Ottawa City, Canada. William Hunter, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2934244, C-018773.

1855 | The Sisters of Charity | Download original version » (.jpg 259 KB)

The Sisters of Charity Maison de Mère in 1855.

Maison mère de 1855, Archives des Sœurs de la Charité d’Ottawa.

1857 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Photograph of Lower Town in the distance, taken from Barrack Hill (Parliament Hill).

Lower town, Ottawa City, C[anada]W[est] from Barrack Hill [now Parliament Hill]. Unknown Photographer, Ottawa Historical Society / Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1979-047 NPC, PA-120597.

ca. 1857 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 23 MB)

A view of Barrack Hill during the construction of the Parliament Buildings, dating after 1857.

Barracks Hill Ottawa (Page 41 Acc. 1991-070). Unknown Photographer, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: e010801340.

ca. 1858-1861 | Stent & Laver | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

A view of Ottawa around 1858 by Stent & Laver, the architects responsible for the design of both the East and West Blocks of Parliament Hill from 1859 to 1867.

City of Ottawa, Canada West. Stent and Laver fonds. Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2837392, C-002812.

1860 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 19 MB)

Overlooking the Entrance Valley locks from Sappers Bridge, photographer unknown.

Ottawa + Kingston Canal view of locks (Page 41 Acc. 1991-070). Unknown Photographer, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: e010801341.

1860 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

An arch erected opposite 113 and 114 Sparks Street in 1860 in honour of the visit of the Prince of Wales. Construction materials reflect the ample supply of lumber in the Ottawa Valley.

Arch erected opposite 113 and 114 Sparks Street. Unknown Photographer, Charles Berkeley Powell, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1933-226 NPC, C-002183.

ca. 1861 | Samuel McLaughlin | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Looking east from Parliament Hill, by Samuel McLaughlan, ca. 1861.

View towards east from Parliament Hill, Parliament Buildings - Construction.  Samuel McLaughlin fonds, Photographs of miscellaneous events and activities throughout Canada collection, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1964-144 NPC, C-000610.

1861 | Elihu Spencer | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

A view of the Entrance Locks looking towards Major’s Hill. Photograph taken around 1861 by Elihu Spencer.

Locks at entrance to Rideau Canal. Elihu Spencer, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1939-629 NPC, C-034001.

ca. 1861 | Elihu Spencer | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Photograph of the first eight locks looking towards Entrance Bay, ca. 1861.

Rideau Canal. Unknown Photographer, Lord Alexander Russell fonds,Jacobs / Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-038 NPC, C-020669.

ca. 1867 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Photograph of Parliament Hill from the Chaudière FallsTaken by an unknown photographer,1867.

Parliament Hill from the Chaudière Falls. Unknown Photographer, Howard T. Pammett / Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1971-019 NPC, PA-056058.

ca. 1867 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

An exceptional view of Nepean Point and the Ottawa River from the highest point available; photograph dates after 1867; photographer unknown.

Nepean Point - From the Steeple of Parliament. Unknown Photographer, Library and Archives Canada accession number1/4/2012 2000805708, e010939382.

ca. 1868 | Samuel McLaughlin | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Parliament Buildings construction. Centre Block showing north-west section and the buttresses of the Library, ca. 1868.

Parliament Buildings - construction. Centre Block showing north-west section and the buttresses of the Library. Samuel McLaughlin, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1964-144 NPC, C-010005.

1873 | E. Jump | Download original version » (.jpg 6 MB)

The fire on Daly Street rendered from a sketch by E. Jump. The inscription at the base reads: “The Priests of St. Joseph College at work on the roof of that building”. 24 May, 1873.

OTTAWA. THE FIRE ON DALY STREET. The Canadian Illustrated News, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2942344, C-059164.

1873 | Topley | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

A photograph taken by William James Topley from the East Block of Parliament Hill showing the office of the Royal Engineers, Major’s Hill Park, and Lower Town in 1873.

Lower Town from East Block of Parliament Buildings. William James Topley, Topley Series E, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-009307.

1876 | Brosius, H. | Download original version » (.jpg 6 MB)

Bird's-eye view of the city of Ottawa in 1876.

Chas. Shober & Co., "Bird's eye view of the city of Ottawa, Province, Ontario, Canada", 1876, Library and Archives Canada, 440 Ottawa 1876 H2.

ca. 1880 | Topley | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Photogrpah of Entrance Valley and the rear of Parliament Hill by William James Topley, 1880.

Parliament Hill from rear showing Rideau Canal Locks and Entrance Bay. William James Topley, Topley Series TXF, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC , PA-012382.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Map of lot O, government reserve.

Unknown Artist,"Map of lot O Government Reserve", The National Archives of the UK, MPHH1-690 (11).

Topley | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

A view of the Ottawa River, Nepean Point, and Lower Town from the steeple of Parliament; photograph taken by William James Topley, date unknown.

Looking down Ottawa River from Main Tower Parliament Buildings. William James Topley, Topley Series E, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-009253.

The Sisters of Charity | Download original version » (.jpg 708 KB)

Drawing of Mère Bruyère in the Sisters of Charity orphanage.

Mère Bruyère Orphanage, Archives des Sœurs de la Charité d’Ottawa.

The Sisters of Charity | Download original version » (.jpg 714 KB)

Drawing of Mère Bruyère with orphans.

Mère Bruyère Orphans, Archives des Sœurs de la Charité d’Ottawa.

Edwin Whitefield | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Lithograph depicting a view of  “Ottawa City, Canada West.” It is attributed to Edwin Whitefield.

Ottawa City Canada West, Lower Town. E. Whitefield. Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2934242, C-014344.

Ken Jacobson | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Several rafts photographed on the Ottawa River and large stacks of lumber piled high in Quebec; date and photographer unknown.

Ottawa Rafts, River and Teepee. Photographer Unknown, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1989-139 NPC, e010939375.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 21 MB)

Photograph of a log boom, or timber raft, floats beneath the Parliament Buildings in Entrance Valley; photographer and date are unknown.

Parliament Buildings, Ottawa (Page 21, photo #2). Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1992-403, e010801339.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 684 KB)

Plans of Lots 39 and 40 in the Broken Front to the South of the Timber Channel at the Chaudiere Falls, 1828.

Maule Family / Earl of Dalhousie fonds, "36 plans and abstract of the estimate of expenditure of the Rideau Canal", 1828, National Archives of Scotland, GD45/3/9.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Plan showing the land between Sappers Bridge and St. Paul Street, 1853.

"Bytown...Ordnance Property [north of Wellington & Rideau Streets, Ottawa,Ont.]", 1853, Library and Archives Canada, 77803/9 CA, MIKAN 2133940 .

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 6 MB)

Sketch of Bytown, Hull, and the Ottawa River.

Unknown Artist, Shortt-Haydon Collection series, Queen's University Archives, accession number V009-PGc-10-1523.

Jarvis | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

A photograph by Samuel Jarvis, capturing the Rideau Queen steamship travelling north along the canal towards Entrance Valley.

Steamer RIDEAU QUEEN of Kingston on Rideau Canal. Jarvis, Jarvis / Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1951-019 NPC, C-006895.