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Fonds F0331 - Calgary and Edmonton Corporation Ltd. fonds
ACU GBA F0331
Calgary and Edmonton Corporation Ltd. fonds
- 1905-1961, predominant 1919-1950 (Creation)
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28 cm of textual records
Name of creator
The Calgary and Edmonton Railway Co. was incorporated in 1890 to build a railway from Calgary to Edmonton and from Calgary to Fort Macleod. It received a land grant of 2560 hectares for each mile of railway constructed. The Calgary and Edmonton Land Co., incorporated in 1891, sold and administered these lands, retaining the mineral rights. The land company was administered by Osler, Hammond and Nanton of Winnipeg until its voluntary liquidation in 1928. Its holdings were transferred to the Calgary and Edmonton Corporation Ltd. which was incorporated in 1929. The corporation carried on extensive petroleum exploration and development and made regular annual dividends after 1935. In 1962 it was acquired by Canadian Superior Oil of California, Ltd. For further information see Kirk N. Lambrecht and John Gilpin's article, "The Land Grant to the Calgary and Edmonton Railway Company" in Alberta Law Review. -- vol. 32, no. 1 (1994), p. 71-92.
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Gifts of Calgary and Edmonton Corporation Ltd., 1963, and Canadian Superior Oil Co., 1984.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of correspondence (1919-1926), annual reports (1930-1961), notices to shareholders (1929-1930), sub-surface mineral reports (1905-1909, 1928), maps of oil leases, and newsclippings. Includes some correspondence with Imperial Oil Ltd. and Highwood Petroleum and Natural Gas Ltd.
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No restrictions on access.
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The material is in English.
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No finding aid.
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Thursday, October 11, 2018