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024. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Wardrope 1819
 2.01 MB
M. E. Moffatt Download ( pdf )
023. Doctor Thomas Porter
 1.48 MB
E. Taylor Download ( pdf )
022. The Uptons of Groveland 1826
 2.06 MB
M. E. Moffatt Download ( pdf )
021. Artistic Legacies of John & Thomas Burrows
 1.52 MB
E. P. Laberge Download ( pdf )
020. Bytown Museum Treasures
 1.88 MB
V. Campbell Download ( pdf )
019. Eva Gauthier - Mezzo Soprano
 1.64 MB
H. H. Sills Download ( pdf )
018. The Bytown Election of 1841
 2.15 MB
H. P. Hill Download ( pdf )
017. Dr. Edward Van Cortlandt - Surgeon
 2.44 MB
M. E. Moffatt Download ( pdf )
016. Before and After Colonel By
 2.14 MB
H. P. Hill Download ( pdf )
015. Wilfred Campbell - Ottawa Poet
 1.98 MB
R. McKenzie Download ( pdf )
014. The Upper Ottawa Timber Trade
 2.3 MB
F. Hirsch Download ( pdf )
013. Ottawa Transportation - from Horses to Buses
 1.98 MB
D. Hendricks, P. Philpott Download ( pdf )
012. The Rideau River Loyalists
 1.6 MB
A.F. Cooper Download ( pdf )
011. The House of History - Parliament's East Block
 6.41 MB
Whimsical history of the East Block focusing on its 1960s restoration. Written by R.A.J. Phillips. Download ( pdf )
010. Robert Harris - A Canadian to Remember
 6.06 MB
Biography of the artist who painted The Fathers of Confederation. Written by Miss Ruth L. Sutherland. Download ( pdf )
009. The Great Fire of Ottawa
 1.3 MB
This pamphlet examines the causes, spread, and impact of the fire on both the residences and businesses in the cities of Ottawa and of Hull on the Quebec side of the River.  Download ( pdf )
008. The Chelsea Club
 2.69 MB
History of the Chelsea Club and it's historic building at 236 Metcalfe Street. Written by Dr. Charlotte Whitton. Download ( pdf )
007. Profiles of Presidents of the Historical Society of Ottawa
 1.69 MB
The lives of the Presidents of the Society from 1898 to 1934. Researched by Evelyn Taylor. Download ( pdf )
006. Bytown Memories: The Baynes of Bytown and Les premieres Eglises Catholique
 1.83 MB
History of the Bayne Family who lived on Fuller Street and of their various homes. Written by Marion Plunkett. | Historique des premières messes et églises catholiques jusqu'a la construction de la basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame. Écrit par Georgette Lamoureux. Download ( pdf )
005. Ottawa's Heritage of Theatre
 2.58 MB
An overview of various theatres along with the actors, the plays, the managers, and the audiences that enjoyed them and the potential future (from the point of view of 1956) of theatre in Ottawa. Written by Mrs. Roy McGregor Watt. Download ( pdf )