Local Publications

Picture of Rural Schools Drummond Township Book

Rural Schools of Drummond Township
is Now Available

This book is the seventh in the series of twelve books published by Archives Lanark, detailing the one room rural schools in the original Townships of the County of Lanark.
This hard covered limited edition sells for $45.00, and you can pick up your copy at Archives Lanark, 1920 Conc. 7 Road, Drummond Centre Ont.  
Previously published were the rural schools of Darling and Lavant, Dalhousie, North Elmsley, Lanark , Beckwith and Ramsay.
Some North Elmsley and Lanark books are still available. All others have been sold out.  
For more information, call Irene at 613.267.2232;
e-mail info@archiveslanark.ca  or visit our website
at www.archiveslanark.ca

   
Cover of Book named First we were soldiers

First We Were Soldiers introduces a representative cross section of Perth’s Soldier-Settlers – corrupt officers and illiterate Privates, heroes and deserters, wives rescuing wounded husbands from the battlefield, and children born on storm tossed troop ships or in POW camps. In the mix were English, Scots and Irish, as well as Swiss, French, Dutch, Polish, Sicilian and American.
Marking the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Perth Settlement in 1816, First We Were Soldiers portrays the lives of the men and their families, as they marched with the armies of Wellington and Prevost across the Iberian Peninsula and through the North American backwoods before finding themselves swinging an axe in the elm forests and cedar swamps north of the Rideau River.
Available at The Book Nook http://www.beautifulperth.com/booknook.html; Archives Lanark http://archiveslanark.ca/index.php/for-sale; the Perth Museum http://www.perth.ca/content/perth-museummatheson-house; and from FriesenPress http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore

   
Cover of the Forgotton Heroes book

Born in the garrison at Forth Augustus, Inverness-shire, Scotland, Alexander Fraser (1789-1872) followed his father into the British Army, enlisting in 1807 as a lowly drummer. In 1810 he transferred as a Private into Colonel Isaac Brock’s 49th Foot and within just three years rose to the rank of Assistant Sergeant Major.
Then, at Stoney Creek in May 1813, he led the charge that broke the American line and saved Upper Canada for the Crown. In recognition of his bravery Fraser was awarded a field commission and made a rare transition from ‘Barrack Brat’ and foot soldier to officer and gentleman.  Granted land at the Perth (Ontario) Military Settlement he consolidated his elevation (despite frequent episodes of less than ‘gentlemanly’ behavior) serving for three decades as a Magistrate and rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 6th Regiment, Lanark Militia. (Co-authored with M. E. Irene Spence).
Available at The Book Nook http://www.beautifulperth.com/booknook.html; Archives Lanark http://archiveslanark.ca/index.php/for-sale and the Perth   Museum http://www.perth.ca/content/perth-museummatheson-house

 

   
cover of Prequel and Sequel to the Last Fatal Duel

A Prequel and Sequel to the Last Fatal Duel
Tales of the Hare, recounts the life and times of Francis Tito LeLièvre (1755-1830), a naval officer who served both Louis XVI and revolutionary France before defecting in 1793 to service in both the Royal Navy and the British Army. After playing a significant role in the War of 1812 LeLièvre took up a land grant at the Perth (Ontario) Military Settlement where his son, Henry LeLièvre (1802-1882), was falsely accused of plotting murder by proxy through the ‘Last Fatal Duel’ fought in Upper Canada.
Available at The Book Nook http://www.beautifulperth.com/booknook.html; Archives Lanark http://archiveslanark.ca/index.php/for-sale; the Perth Museum http://www.perth.ca/content/perth-museummatheson-house; and from FriesenPress http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore