Fonds F0515 - Chesney Hardware Ltd. fonds

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Chesney Hardware Ltd. fonds


  • 1911-1943 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records. -- 6 photographs

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George Chesney, ca. 1879-1957, was born in England, later moving to Seaforth, Ontario where he married Edna Pickard. In 1912 he came to Calgary, Alberta and established Chesney Hardware. A son, Arthur, entered the business in 1931 and another son, Doug, in 1945. The business gradually expanded at a location on 16th Avenue N. Art retired in 1970 and Doug in 1973. In 1980 William Graham and Al Sylvester became joint owners and the location was moved to 224-41st Avenue NE. For further information see "George L. Chesney Hardware" in A Business History of Alberta / Henry C. Klassen. - Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1999, p. 100-102.


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Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. W. Graham and Chesney Hardware, 1986-1987.

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The fonds consists of catalogues, price lists, and photographs of stores.

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The material is in English.

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

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Link added to Archives Photographs on August 19, 2015.

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Thursday, March 03, 2016




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