Fonds RBSC-ARC-1098 - Canadian Fishing Company fonds

CANFISCO Maps and Drawings

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Canadian Fishing Company fonds

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  • Multiple media

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ca. 4 m of textual records and other materials

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Includes 3.62 m of textual records (186 folders of textual records), ca. 210 oversized maps and technical drawings, 24 photographs : b&w, 12 negatives : b&w

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

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