Fonds F0210 - Bituminous Sand Extraction Company Ltd. fonds

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Bituminous Sand Extraction Company Ltd. fonds


  • 1926-1932 (Creation)

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30 cm of textual records

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The Bituminous Sand Extraction Company Ltd. was incorporated on July 9, 1926, with the object of extracting oil from the bituminous (tar) sands found in Alberta. Its president was Curt Smith of Wetaskiwin, its vice-president was George E. Watchorn of Calgary, and the head office was in Calgary. The company leased land in the Fort McMurray area, and undertook experimental work for several seasons. It was inexistence until at least December of 1932.


Archival history

The records were found in the vault of the Maclean Block, where the company's head office was located.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Mr. R. McInnes, 1972.

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The fonds consists of prospectus (1929), share certificates (1926-1929), and an account book (1929-1932).

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The material is in English.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018




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