Fonds F3170 - The Bashford purchase

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CA ACU GBA F3170

Title

The Bashford purchase

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  • 1890-1928 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

10 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

The various cerificates and posters in this collection were purchased by Glenbow from Christopher Bashford, 1928-2005, an antiques dealer in Calgary, Alberta. They relate to immigration, land purchases, coal companies, auction sales and livestock, primarily in Alberta, but also in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased from Bashford's Antiques, 1970.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of Russian death certificates of Joseph and Anna Vlalaitis (1891); Canadian immigration card (1914); miscellaneouss land titles certificates for properties in Pine Creek, Frank, Stavely, Wetaskiwin, Bawlf and High River in Alberta, and the Kootenay district in British Columbia (1890-1912); fire insurance policies in Calgary and Medicine Hat (1907-1913); company incorporation documents for Jenckes Machine Company, H.F. Sandeman Company, Saskatchewan Savings Society, Alberta Loan and Investment Company, and Western Agencies and Development (1906-1919); bonds for Diamond Coal Company, Consolidated Diamond Collieries and Drumheller Consolidated Collieries (1910-1928); livestock certificates for British Americam Live Stock Association and Percheron Society of America (1904-1914); townsite plan for Kindersley, Saskatchewan (1913); map of petroleum and gas rights in the Turner Valley oilfields, and ad for Big Chief Oil shares (1926); posters for farm auction sales at Jackville, Coaldale, Milk River, Chapman and Airdrie (1917-1919); poster for Percheron stallion (1920); and German-American Colonization Company poster (1914).

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Files 7 & 8 of the original purchase are now part of the Share Certificate collection.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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