- 1890-1928 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
10 cm of textual records
Name of creator
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.
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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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
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Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
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