University of Calgary
UofC Navigation

Home

Search archival collections at the University of Calgary

Fonds F0322 - C.C. Snowdon Company Ltd. fonds

Identity area

Reference code

ACU GBA F0322

Title

C.C. Snowdon Company Ltd. fonds

Date(s)

  • 1907-1972 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

10 cm of textual records. -- 19 photographs

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

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.

Repository

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gifts of Turbo Resources, C.C. Snowdon Ltd., Paul Gallant, and Mr. and Mrs. A. Ingeborg, 1968-1989.

Content and structure area

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.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

The material is in English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Note

Title based on contents of records.

Note

Link added to Archives Photographs on February 27, 2018.

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Request archival material »

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places