Fonds RBSC-ARC-1098 - Canadian Fishing Company fonds

CANFISCO Maps and Drawings

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Canadian Fishing Company fonds

General material designation

  • Multiple media

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

RBSC-ARC-1098

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1888-1980 (Creation)
    Creator
    Canadian Fishing Company

Physical description area

Physical description

ca. 4 m of textual records and other materials

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The Canadian Fishing Company was established in 1905 in Vancouver to supply halibut to the New England Fish Company and other distributing companies. Canfisco began to can salmon in 1918 and this operation soon became its primary activity. In 1945 the Company became a major producer in the herring and pilchard industry through its acquisition of the Nootka-Banfield Company and its associated operations.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The fonds consists of plant insurance appraisals for canneries owned by the Canadian Fishing Company, including: Todd and Sons Company, Banfield Packing Company, Doty Fishing Company, New England Fish Company, Nootka Packing Company and Johnson Fishing and Packing Company. The fonds also contains maps and architectural/engineering plans from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston B.C., which was owned by the Canadian Fishing Company. Fonds also contains administrative files from the Canadian Fishing Company's other numerous facilities.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Materials within the fonds are arranged in original order. Most of the series were previously made/named by CANFISCO, or reflect the contents within the series.

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Inventory available. PDF finding aid for the Maps and Drawings series also available.

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

General note

Some materials originally listed in the Gulf of Georgia Canning Company fonds AtoM record: reference code RBSC-ARC-1223, were physically part of the Canadian Fishing Company fonds. The digital descriptions associated with those materials are now amalgamated into the Canadian Fishing Company fonds.

General note

Includes RBSC-ARC-1098-PH-01 to RBSC-ARC-1098-PH-36.

Physical description

Includes:
3.62 m of textual records
186 folders of textual records
24 photographs : b&w
12 negatives : b&w
ca. 210 over sized maps and technical drawings

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Finding aid created by Eric Walerko, 2015.
Finding aid updated by Gillian Dunks in July 2017.

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related places

Related genres