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1807 | G. Culley | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Observations on Livestock by G. Culley from 1807.

G. Culley, Observations on Livestock, 1807, paper, cardboard & leather, Bytown Museum, B31.

ca. 1820 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Print portriats of Mr. & Mrs. Dan O’Connor, ca. 1820.

Frame Portraits of Mr. & Mrs. Dan O’Connor, ca. 1820, print, Bytown Museum, P80.

1820-1840 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Pipe "Mugrun" from 1820 to 1840 made of clay and wood.

Pipe “Mugrun”, 1820- 1840, clay & wood, Bytown Museum, J8.

1820-1840 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Card case and cards from 1820 to 1840 made of tortoise shell, brass, mother-of-pearl, and paper.

Card Case and Cards, 1820- 1840, tortoise shell, brass, mother of pearl & paper, Bytown Museum, J59.

ca. 1828 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 711 KB)

Brockville public meeting.

Letter from N.A. Barid, in Montreal concerning his situation on the Rideau Canal, 1828. National Archives of Scotland. GD45/3/458. (reproduction #NAS02024 GD45-3-458-00832).

ca. 1828 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 622 KB)

Brockville public meeting (p. 2).

Letter from N.A. Barid, in Montreal concerning his situation on the Rideau Canal, 1828. National Archives of Scotland. GD45/3/458. (reproduction #NAS02024 GD45-3-458-00832V).

1830 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Drawing of Mrs. Firth's Tavern, Bytown, 1830.

[Mrs. Firth's Tavern, Bytown 1830]. Lt Col John By, Library and Archives Canada published holdings project, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2837923, C-000226.

ca. 1831 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Communion token, ca. 1831, made of silver.

Communion Token, c. 1831, silver, Bytown Museum, J213 b.

1832 | George Auldjo | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Letter to Lt. Col. By from George Auldjo, 1832.

Letter from N.A. Barid, in Montreal concerning his situation on the Rideau Canal, 1828. National Archives of Scotland. GD45/3/458. (reproduction #NAS02024 GD45-3-458-00839).

1832 | George Auldjo | Download original version » (.jpg 538 KB)

Letter to Lt. Col. By from George Auldjo, 1832.

Letter from N.A. Barid, in Montreal concerning his situation on the Rideau Canal, 1828. National Archives of Scotland. GD45/3/458. (reproduction #NAS02024 GD45-3-458-00840).

1832 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Rates and dues proposed to be levied on the Rideau Canal for the year 1832.

Library and Archives Canada, MG-13-WO44.

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.

1837-1899 | H. Boker and Co. | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Wick trimmer made of iron by H. Boker and Co., 1837 to 1899.

H. Boker & Co., Wick Trimmer, 1837- 1899, iron, Bytown Museum, I235.

ca. 1840-1860 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 707 KB)

British Navy Cutlass, Sword (Owned by Shiner Mark Gill), ca. 1840-1860.

British Navy Cutlass, Sword (Owned by Shiner Mark Gill), ca. 1840-1860, brass, steel & wood, Bytown Museum, M55.

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

Plan of the church at Bytown from 1842.

James Joynt, "Plan of the Church at Bytown... Signed James Joynt, W.H. Thompson, Church Wardens August 2 1842 Certified, J. Rowan Spong", [1842], Library and Archives Canada, NMC-000518.

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 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.

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.

1845-1885 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Maison Mère des Soeurs Grises de la Croix, Ottawa.

Maison mère 1885 3, Archives des Sœurs de la Charité d’Ottawa.

ca. 1847 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 929 KB)

Bytown Policeman’s Billy Club (Baton), ca. 1847.

Bytown Policeman’s Billy Club (Baton), ca. 1847, wood, Bytown Museum, M17.

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).

Meeting of the Friends of Ireland Bytown

1847 | Unknown | Download original version » (.pdf 835 KB)

Meeting of the Friends of Ireland, Bytown, 1847.

Daniel O'Connor fonds, MG24-I107, Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN number 98813 .

To the Irish Roman Catholics of Bytown and its Vicinity

1847 | Unknown | Download original version » (.pdf 360 KB)

To the Irish Roman Catholics of Bytown and its vicinity, 1847.

Daniel O'Connor fonds, MG24-I107, Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN number 98813.

1848 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Reproduction of a public notice from 1848 made of paper and wood.

Reproduction of Public Notice, 1848 (original), paper & wood, Bytown Museum, D140 b.

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).

ca. 1850 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Christening dress made of cotton, ca. 1850.

Christening Dress, c. 1850, cotton, Bytown Museum, R194.

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 | Canadian Illustrated News | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Drawing of Irish emigrants’ departure from Ireland, 1821.

The Emigration agent's office, The Priest's Blessing, Emigrants Arrival at Cork, a Scene on the Quay. Canadian Illustrated News, National Archives of Canada Cartoon collection. Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 22312, C-003904.

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.

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

Print entitled "Ottawa, the proposed new seat of the Canadian government", 1857.

Ottawa, the Proposed New Seat of the Canadian Government (bottom). Henderson, active 1857, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2841086, C-014343.

1860 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Photograph of the Lumber Arch, Union Square, Ottawa, 1860.

Lumber Arch - Union Square, Ottawa, 1860. Unknown Photographer, Photographs of miscellaneous events and activities throughout Canada collection, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1964-144 NPC, C-000012.

1865 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 11 MB)

Photograph of Centre Block, Parliament Buildings under construction.

Centre Block, Parliament Buildings under construction. Samuel McLaughlin, Photographs of miscellaneous events and activities throughout Canada collection, Samuel McLaughlin / Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1964-144 NPC, C-003039.

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

Photograph of workers, likely associated with the booming timber trade, at the wharf slightly east of Entrance Bay, 1867.

Ottawa, Canada. Unknown Photographer, Library and Archives Canada accession number: 2000629897 6000-9, e010939378.

1870-1880 | Topley | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Photograph of Court House, Nicholas and Daly Streets, by William James Topley.

Court House, Nicholas and Daly Streets. William James Topley, Topley Series F, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-012412.

1871 | Topley | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

A photograph portrait of Sister Superior Mère Bruyère taken in 1871 by William James Topley.

Mère Bruyère. William James Topley, Topley Studio fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-186452.

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.

1893 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Shanty camp, 1893.

Shanty camp. Unknown Photographer, James Ballantyne fonds, Photograph attributed to James Ballantyne/Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1980-232 NPC, PA-131963.

1895 | Topley | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Photograph of a prison cell in Ottawa, 1895.

Jail. William James Topley, Topley Series E,Topley Studio / Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC , PA-027438.

Nineteenth Century | Alfred Jones | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Nineteenth-century print created by Alfred Jones.

Winter Scene, Ottawa. Alfred Jones fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1989-513-6, C-002299.

Nineteenth Century | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Darning egg from the nineteenth century made of wood and steel.

Darning Egg, n.d., wood & steel, Bytown Museum, H359 a,b.

Nineteenth Century | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Crusie lamp from the nineteenth century made of iron.

Crusie Lamp, 19th C., iron, Bytown Museum, L45.

1905 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 761 KB)

Portrait of Justice James Macaulay, 1905.

Benedict, Clarence W., John A. Cooper, and George Wilkie. The Bench and Bar of Ontario. Toronto: n.p, 1905. CIHM/ICMH Microfiche series no. 71178, Canadiana.org. Web. 10 Nov. 2011.

1911 | Topley | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

A photograph of the Rideau Queen travelling the Rideau Canal, by William James Topley in 1911.

Driveway near subway. "Rideau Queen" and G.T.R. bridge. William James Topley, Topley Series C, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-009987.

1922 | John Boyd | Download original version » (.jpg 752 KB)

Photograph of men selling lumber in Lower Town, Ottawa, 1922.

Wood market, Ottawa, Ont. John Boyd fonds, John Boyd / Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1971-120 NPC, PA-085978 .

1992 | Canada Post | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Jos Montferrand, lumberjack, stamp, 1992.

Jos Montferrand, lumberjack, 1992 stamp. Canada Post Corporation fonds, National Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2266335.

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

A photograph of Klock’s Mills by William James Topley, date unknown.

At Klock's Mills. William James Topley, Topley Series E, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-008417.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Camphene lamp made of metal.

Camphene Lamp, n.d., metal, Bytown Museum, L1.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Cribbage board made of wood.

Cribbage Board, n.d., wood, Bytown Museum, K173.

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

Photogrpah of men posing in front of Fire Station No. 2 in Bytown .

Fire Station, No. 2 Ottawa, Ont. William James Topley, Topley Series TXD, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-012637.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Hunting powder flask made of leather and brass.

Hunting Powder Flask, n.d., leather & brass, Bytown Museum, M3.

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.

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

Shanties built by and lived in by workers of the lumber industry in the Ottawa Valley; photographer William James; Topley had the inhabitants included for scale, date unknown.

Messrs. Klock's Shanties. William James Topley, Topley Series E , Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-008402.

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

The river steamer Murray Bay on the St. Lawrence River, date unknown.

Murray Bay' Steamer, Unknown Photographer, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Manitoba, album 43, Canada. Dept. of Mines and Resources / Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1939-457 NPC, C-023018.

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

Portraits of John Burrows and his wife.

Portrait - John Burrows and Wife (page 5, entire page). Unknown Artist, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: 2000859394, e010939385.

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

Photograph of The Rideau Queen steamship traversing the length of the Rideau Canal.

Rideau Queen near Chaffeys Locks, Ont. Unknown Photographer, John M. Mills fonds, Mills, J.M. / Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1951-038 NPC, C-009416.

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

Snuff box made of horn, wood, and metal.

Snuff Box, n.d., horn, wood & metal, Bytown Museum, J174.

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

Tatting kit made of leather, brass, and ivory.

Tatting Kit, n.d., leather, brass and ivory, Bytown Museum, H285 a-c.

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

Photograph of stables and shanties built by many of the Rideau Canal workers during the canal’s construction. This photograph was taken by William James Topley, date unknown.

The stables of Klock's shanty.  William James Topley, Topley Series E, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-008396.

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

A photograph of the workers’ shanties by William James Topley, date unknown.

The stables of Klock's shanty.William James Topley, Topley Series E, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, PA-008396.