CA ACU GBA F1888
- 1918-1992, predominant 1918-1927 (Creation)
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3 cm of textual records. -- 1 photograph
Name of creator
John Joshua Weinfield, 1879-1985, was born in Zbarash, Austria. He came to Montreal with his parents in 1886, and in 1903 was the first Jewish graduate of the Montreal College of Pharmacy. He ran two drugstores in Montreal. In 1911 he married Sophia Sereth, ?-1971, daughter of Henry N. Sereth of Calgary. They had four sons including Jack and Stanley (Winfield). The family moved to Calgary in 1913 and in 1917 J.J. established the John J. Weinfield Drug Company Ltd. at 238-8th Avenue SW. He subsequently operated drug stores at several locations. From 1929 to 1934 he was a travelling salesman for Benson and Hedges and from 1937 to 1943 he worked at an Alberta Liquor Store. He moved to Vancouver in 1944 and practiced pharmacy until his retirement in 1959.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Stanley H. Winfield, 1992.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of pharmacy correspondence, certificates, licences, prescriptions and financial statements (1919-1927), a photograph of J.J. (ca. 1918), and a brief biography written by S.H. Winfield (1992).
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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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Tuesday, May 22, 2018