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Fonds F0322 - C.C. Snowdon Company Ltd. fonds
ACU GBA F0322
C.C. Snowdon Company Ltd. fonds
- 1907-1972 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
10 cm of textual records. -- 19 photographs
Name of creator
Campbell Camilus Snowdon, 1882-1935, was born in Montreal, Quebec. He worked for Imperial Oil and then came west in 1901 with the Canadian Oil Company. In 1907 he formed C.C. Snowdon Company, a wholesale manufacturer, refiner and importer of oils. He built a plant at 1810/1840-11th Street SE in Calgary, Alberta. The company expanded to Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Toronto. Snowdon and his wife Isabella had four children: Charles Calvin, 1917-1998, Isobel (Follett), Alexander A., 1922-2011, and Myrtle (Sutton), ?-1992. After Snowdon died the business was carried on by his family until the 1960s when the shares were sold to V. Ken Travis who developed the company into Turbo Resources.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gifts of Turbo Resources, C.C. Snowdon Ltd., Paul Gallant, and Mr. and Mrs. A. Ingeborg, 1968-1989.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of legal agreements (1933-1934), insurance records (1913-1934), land titles and mortgages (1911-1935), advertisements (1930-1972), accounts (1916), patents (1911-1964), and employees roll of honour (1918). Also consists of photographs of office, plant operations, and C.C. Snowdon.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.
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Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on February 27, 2018.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, February 27, 2018