Books on Ottawa History:
A Selective Bibliography
Compilation: Jean Yves Pelletier, January 2010; updated: November 2011
General (Books in print/Available in bookstores):
CONROY, Peter. Our Canal: the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. Burnstown, General Store Publishing House, 2002.
CROSS, L.D. Ottawa Titans – Fortune and Fame in the Early Days of Canada’s Capital. Calgary, Altitude Publishing, 2004.
FAUCHER, Jacques. Sur les chemins de ma mémoire: Un écho de la Basse-Ville d'Ottawa. Ottawa, Les Éditions Baico, 2011.
FLETCHER, Katharine. Capital Walks. 2nd Edition. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004.
JENKINS, Phil. An Acre of Time. Chelsea, Chelsea Books, 2008. Second printing.
JENKINS, Phil. The Library Book: An Overdue History of the Ottawa Public Library. Ottawa, Ottawa Public Library, 2002.
JENKINS, Phil. Histoire de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa. Ottawa, Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa, 2002.
KNOWLES, Valerie. Capital Lives: Profiles of 32 Leading Ottawa Personalities. Ottawa, Book Coach Press, 2005. 
KNOWLES, Valerie. Capital Lives Vol. II: Profiles of 32 Leading Ottawa Personalities. Ottawa, V. Knowles, 2010.
McKEOWN, Bill. Ottawa’s Streetcars: An Illustrated History of Electric Railway Transit in Canada’s Capital City. Pickering, Railfare DC Books, 2006.
MIGUELEZ, Alain. A Theatre Near You: 150 Years of Going to the Show in Ottawa-Gatineau. Manotick, Penumbra Press, 2004.
MULLINGTON, Dave. Chain of Office: Biographical Sketches of the Early Mayors of Ottawa (1847-1948). Renfrew, General Store Publishing House, 2005.
PELLETIER, Jean Yves. Le cimetière Notre-Dame d’Ottawa, créé en 1872 : cimetière historique d’importance nationale. Québec, Les Éditions GID, 2009.
PELLETIER, Jean Yves. Ottawa. Notre Dame Cemetery: An Historic Cemetery of National Importance Established in 1872. Quebec, Les Éditions GID, 2009.
SERRÉ, Robert. Bytown At Your Fingertips/ En toutes lettres. Ottawa, Musée Bytown Museum, 2011.
SERRÉ, Robert. Place Names of Ottawa, Canada's Capital, 1791-1950. Ottawa, Gloucester Historical Society, 2011.
Reference Books (Available in libraries):
BOND, Courtney C.J. City on the Ottawa: A Detailed Historical Guide to Ottawa, the Capital of Canada. Ottawa, Queen’s Printer, National Capital Commission, 1961. Reprinted in 1964.
BOND, Courtney C.J. Le Pays de l’Outaouais : un guide historique de la région de la capitake nationale. Ottawa, [Service d’information et d’histoire, Commission de la capitale nationale; ministère des Travaux publics], 1968.
BOND, Courtney C.J. Ville sur l’Outaouais. Ottawa, ministère des Travaux publics, Imprimerie de la Reine, 1965.
BRAULT, Lucien. Ottawa, capitale du Canada, de son origine à nos jours. Préface du major Gustave Lanctôt. Ottawa, Éditions de l’Université d’Ottawa, 1942.
BRAULT, Lucien. Ottawa Old and New. Foreword by H.P. Hill. Ottawa, The Ottawa Historical Information Institute, 1946.
DAVIES, Blodwen. Ottawa. Toronto, McGraw-Hill, 1954.
EGGLESTON, Wilfrid. Choix de la Reine : étude sur la capitale du Canada. Ottawa, Imprimeur de la Reine, 1961.
EGGLESTON, Wilfrid. The Queen’s choice: a story of Canada’s capital. Ottawa : Queen’s Printer, 1961.
ELLIOTT, Bruce S. The City Beyond [Nepean] 1792-1990. Corporation of the City of Nepean, 1992.
GARD, Anson A. The hub and the spokes, or, The capital and its environs. [Ottawa, Emerson, 1904].
GWYN, Sandra. The Private Capital: Ambition and Love in the Age of Macdonald and Laurier. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, 1984.
HAIG, Robert. Ottawa: City of the Big Ears – the intimate, living story of a city and a capital. [Ottawa], 1970.
Historical Sketch of the County of Carleton, H. Belden and Company, Toronto, 1879. Reprinted by Mika Silk Screening, Belleville,1971.
Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Carleton (including the City of Ottawa), compiled, drawn and published from personal examinations and surveys by H. Belden & Co. Toronto, 1879. Reprinted by R. Cumming, Port Elgin,1971; and by Cummings Atlas Reprints, Stratford, 1976.
KESHEN, Jeff and/et Nicole ST-ONGE (eds./dirs.). Construire une capitale - Ottawa - Making a Capital. Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa Press, 2001.
KNIGHT, David B. Choosing Canada’s Capital: Jealousy and Friction in the 19th Century. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, in association with the Institute of Canadian Studies, Carleton University, 1977.
KNIGHT, David B. Choosing Canada’s Capital: Conflict Resolution in a Parliamentary System, Ottawa, Carleton University Press, 1991.
LAMOUREUX, Georgette. [Histoire d’Ottawa : Bytown et ses pionniers canadiens-français (1826-1855). Ottawa, édité chez l’auteur, 1978.
LAMOUREUX, Georgette. Tome II, Ottawa 1855-1876 et sa population canadienne-française. Ottawa, édité chez l’auteur, 1980.
LAMOUREUX, Georgette. Histoire d’Ottawa tome III, Ottawa 1876-1899 et sa population canadienne-française. Ottawa, édité chez l’auteur, 1982.
LAMOUREUX, Georgette. Histoire d’Ottawa tome IV, Ottawa 1900-1926 et sa population canadienne-française. Ottawa, édité chez l’auteur, 1984.
LAMOUREUX, Georgette. Histoire d’Ottawa tome V, Ottawa 1926-1950  et de sa population canadienne-française. Ottawa, édité chez l’auteur, 1989.
LAROCHELLE, Gilles M. The History of the Ottawa Police 1826-1993. Gloucester, Tyrell Press Ltd, 1994.
LEGROS, Hector, ptre, et Sœur PAUL-ÉMILE, s.g.c. Le Diocèse d’Ottawa, 1847-1948. Première partie : mouvement général; Deuxième partie : les paroisses; Troisième partie : les communautés religieuses; Quatrième partie : les oeuvres laïques. Ottawa, Imprimerie Le Droit, 1949.
LETT, W.P. Recollections of Old Bytown. Edwin Welch, ed. Ottawa, Bytown Museum, 1979.
MATHESON, J. Bernard and David R. FITZSIMONS. History of the Ottawa Fire Department: 150 Years of Firefighting. Kanata, J. Bernard Matheson and David R. Fitzsimons, 1988.
MIKA, Nick & Helma MIKA. Bytown, the early years of Ottawa. Belleville, Mika Publishing Company, 1982.
MINTON, Eric. Ottawa, Reflections of the Past. Toronto, Nelson, Foster and Scott, 1974.
NEWTON, Michael (compiler), edited by Robert Haig. Lower Town Ottawa, Volume I, 1826-1854, Manuscript Report No. 104. Ottawa, National Capital Commission, Architecture and Heritage Section, Design and Construction Division, Development Branch, 1979.
NEWTON, Michael (researched and prepared by). Lower Town Ottawa, Volume 2, 1854-1900, Manuscript Report No. 106. Ottawa, National Capital Commission, Heritage Section, Public Activities Branch, 1981.
Ottawa : guide du patrimoine bâti. Ottawa, Comité consultatif local sur la conservation
de l’architecture/City of Ottawa, 2000.
Ottawa Guide to Heritage Structures. Ottawa, Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee/City of Ottawa, 2000.
Our Times, A Pictorial Memoir of Ottawa's Past. Forward Jim Burant; Editor Doug Fischer. Ottawa Citizen, 2000.
REID, JOHN, ed. The Ottawa Sharpshooters. British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, 2005.
SMITH, Helen & Mary BROMLEY. Ottawa's Farm. General Store Publishing, 1996.
TAYLOR, John. Ottawa: An Illustrated History. Toronto, James Lorimer, 1986.
TREMBLAY, Louis et Hervé BOUDREAU. Ottawa. Association des enseignants franco-ontariens, Ottawa, 1981.
WALKER, Harry and Olive. Carleton Saga. Carleton County Council, 1968.
WOODS, Shirley E. Jr. Ottawa: The Capital of Canada, Toronto, Doubleday, 1980.