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

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C.C. Snowdon Company Ltd. fonds


  • 1907-1972 (Creation)

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10 cm of textual records. -- 19 photographs

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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.


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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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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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The material is in English.

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

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Link added to Archives Photographs on February 27, 2018.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018




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