- 1913-1983 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
11 cm of textual records
Name of creator
The Alberta Stockyards Company was incorporated in 1903 to provide a location in Calgary for the assembly of cattle for marketing. The major promoters were Patrick Burns, F.W. Black, R.B. Bennett and Henry Pierce. In the 1950s auction selling was introduced. Sheep and pigs were a prominent part of the market until sheep were phased out in the 1960s and pigs were sold through a marketing board in the 1970s. By the 1970s the company was a division of Marathon Realty Company Ltd., Canadian Pacific Railway's (CPR) real estate arm. It was reorganized as a new company, the Calgary Public Livestock Market Ltd., in 1980. For further information see Cows, Cowboys, Cattlemen and Characters / Leonard Friesen. -- Airdrie, Alberta : L. Friesen, 1995.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gifts of Calgary Public Livestock Market, K. Cooper and Eric N. Tribble, 1967-1988.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of rules, regulations and bylaws (1946-1973); inventories of stock on hand (1913-1968); notebook including financial statements, shareholders records and livestock statistics (1938-1949); yardage and receipts records (1930-1954); annual report (1981); brief history of company by secretary, Eric N. Tribble (1983); newsclippings; and agreement with the city to establish a stockyard (1903).
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
The M's should be amalgamated.
The bulk of the records of this company were destroyed by Marathon Realty in 1988.
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- Alberta Stockyards Company (Subject)