Fonds RBSC-ARC-1488 - Seaboard Lumber Sales Company and Seaboard Shipping Company fonds

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Seaboard Lumber Sales Company and Seaboard Shipping Company fonds

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3.5 m of textual records;ca. 650 photographs;40 transparencies

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The history of Seaboard Lumber Company and Seaboard Shipping Company dates back to 1919. At this time thirty sawmills joined together to form the Associated Timber Exporters of British Columbia Ltd. (Astexo). The organization provided a cooperative clearinghouse for its members in the sale of lumber to Vancouver wholesalers and exporters. In 1928 Astexo formed a subsidiary, Seaboard Lumber Sales Company, to market British Columbia lumber on the international market, and later established the Seaboard Shipping Company to transport the lumber. John Humbird of Victoria Lumber and Manufacturing in Chemainus, B.C. served as president of the company from 1935 to 1946.

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The fonds consists of corporate records, a research collection of Seaboard historical material used in the preparation of a corporate history, John A. Humbird's journals of his overseas trips for Seaboard (1937-1945) and photographs of Seaboard personnel, delegations, ships, ports, logging operations, and sawmills.

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Inventory available. PDF document attached.

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Photograph Identifier BC-1905

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