This fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, financial records, photos and newspaper clippings relating to the Chown Hardware Firm. There is only one folder from the 1864-1870 period. The majority of this collection deals with the business in the 1950s, and 60s. This record reflects the growth and operation of a local Kingston business.
Letters to two unidentified persons. It appears that one at least is to James Gow, Windsor. In it McLachan tells of family matters, books he has read and the support spiritualism has given him through talks with his dead son, John.
Letter (photocopy) to Duncan Campbell Scott, 1905 Nov. 8, in which he asks permission to include 'Piper of Arll' in a forthcoming anthology and describes the influence this poem had in interesting Masefield in poetry. Undated letter to unidentified person relating to the inclusion of the poem 'The days that make us happy make us wise' in a booklet. The collection also includes a letter to Mrs. H.A Bruce from Masefield, and a photograph of Masefield.There is also a handwritten draft of a poem written by Masefield which is entitled "Lines suggested by Her Majesty's visit to Canada June, July 1959".