Lennox & Addington – by Orland French
Published by The Napanee Beaver 2009
Hardcover, 224 pages
An overview of the historical geography of Lennox and Addington County, from the rich pasture lands of the Napanee Plain to the rocky highlands of the Canadian Shield, is showcased through colour photographs and vignettes.
Born on the Island
Published by the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives 1999
Softcover, 89 pages.
The world that “Turn of the Century” generation knew on Amherst Island,
1878 – 1896, is extracted from local newspapers, census and vital statistics.
A House Worthy of God – by Frank B. Edwards
Published by Hedgehog Productions 2006
Softcover, 79 pages
The story of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church Napanee, Ontario (1856 – 2006) is celebrated through its early history and beautiful stained glass windows that have illuminated it for a hundred years.
Remembering – Lennox & Addington Veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict
Published under the Auspices of the L & A Historical Society 2001
Hardcover with dust jacket, 256 pages
A Millennium project of the Lennox and Addington Historical Society and the Government of Canada, Remembering documents the men & women from the small hamlets and farms in Lennox and Addington who did their part in saving the world during the Second World War. Includes photographs of veterans accompanied by service biographies.
The Smiling Wilderness ‘An Illustrated History of Lennox & Addington– by Frank B. Edwards
Reprinted by The County of Lennox & Addington, 2005
Hardcover with dust jacket, 192 pages
Historical photographs gleaned from archives and family albums complement the stories of the men, women and events that shaped Lennox and Addington County from 1600 to the turn of the 20th century.
Old Newburgh Academy 1839 – 1965 - by R.E. Fluke
Published by Mika Publishing, Belleville 1977
Softcover, 137 pages
The story of the Old Newburgh Academy profiles academy life, based on conversations with residents who took classes in the Academy dating to the early 1900’s including photos and class lists.
The Romance of Fort Frontenac (Kingston Ont.) – by H.C. Burleigh
Published by Mastercraft Printing &Graphics, Kingston 1979
Hardcover with dust jacket, 44 pages
The story of Fort Frontenac, site of the first European settlement in Ontario is linked with the epic struggle between two great nations, France and Britain, for the rich furs and mines of this vast, fertile continent. Many heroic figures crossed and recrossed this settlement during its early years as a French entrepot, then becoming a British outpost and a Canadian bulwark.
Cultivating the Wilderness – The Parrott Family of Lennox & Addington County by Frank B. Edwards
Published by Hedgehog Productions, 2005
Softcover, 79 pages
The story of Loyalist James Parrott who landed on the foreboding northeast shore of Lake Ontario in Ernesttown Township and the succeeding four generations features a family experience that becomes the story of how Lennox & Addington county was born from the labours of ordinary people.
In The Garden
Mrs. H.C. File, edited by Helen L. Hutchison
Production by County Magazine Printshop Ltd., 1985
Softcover 105 pages
Beginning in 1954, Celia File wrote a garden column in local newspaper for eleven years in the Napanee Post Express and later the Napanee Beaver. The Garden lore learned from creating her own garden of loveliness from a field of weeds, is arranged in twelve illustrated chapters outlining garden chores of the calendar year.
Jack at Bat
Dauphin Books, Napanee, Ontario, 1999
Hardcover, 98 pages
This potpourri of anecdotes, literary musings and trivia by Jack Rafter, a local newspaper reporter for more than twenty years, was written because a “newspaper reporter should write something when they retire.”
Samuel Sherwood’s Book 1785-1810
Dr. H.C. Burleigh
Brown and Martin Limited, Kingston,
Softcover, 77 pages + glossary
This is a transcription of an account book kept by Samuel Sherwood, a refugee Loyalist soldier, and younger brother of the more famous Captain Justus Sherwood. By 1785, Samuel had settled in Fredericksburgh Township, along the Bay of Quinte. The entries provide insight into the activities of an 18th century merchant.
The Denison Years, 100 Years of Denridge Farms, 1905-2005
Neil F. Denison
Epic Press, Belleville, Ontario, 2006,
Softcover, 80 pages
Neil Denison, a fourth generation farmer who retired from full-time dairy farming in 1996, chronicles how growing up on the family farm influenced his life. The book captures a disappearing lifestyle in rural Lennox and Addington as the family farm is replaced by larger scale factory-type operation.
Whiskey and Wickedness, Mississippi and Carp River Valleys, Lanark, Frontenac, Addington& Carleton Counties 1815-1900
Larry D. Cotton
Larry D. Cotton Associates,2008,
Softcover, 213 pages
The story of the central and northern parts of Carleton, Lanark, Frontenac and Addington Counties that relied heavily on the waterways and lumbering for economic development. This book explores the role of the mills, tavern and distilleries in the settlers’ quest to establish a new home and life for themselves in a frontier society.
Sir John A's, Napanee
Cranberry Hill Enterprises, 1999, 2nd Edition 2012
Hardships Nothwithstanding, Life in Denbigh Township, Ontario, 1890-1914 as found in the Napanee Express.
Researched and edited by Andrew Minigan.
Published by Cranberry Hill Enterprises. $23.95.
Lucy Stover Davison, Ernestown Diary 1903-1904
Researched and edited by Michael Rehner.
Published by Cranberrry Hill Enterprises, 2011