Fonds RBSC-ARC-1546 - Tallheo Cannery fonds

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Tallheo Cannery fonds

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  • 1938-1942 (Creation)
    Tallheo Cannery

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54 cm of textual records

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Tallheo Cannery, located near Bella Coola, British Columbia, was built in 1916 and specialized in the processing of sockeye, coho, pink, chum, and spring salmon. The cannery was owned by the Canadian Fishing Company Limited and maintained reporting relations with the head office in Vancouver.

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The fonds consists of records pertaining to the administration of the cannery. It includes financial statements, correspondence, invoices, registers, vouchers and facilities reports. Several files contain items created by the Wales Island Cannery but incorporated into the fonds.

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Many of the records are faded and have been damaged by water, mold, and rodent activity .

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Donated by Robert Critchley, January 17, 1996 .


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Information regarding other records relating to the Tallheo Cannery may be found in Canadian Fishing Company Ltd.: An Inventory to their plant appraisements in the library of the University of British Columbia. The CFC fonds contains five appraisements of the Tallheo Cannery conducted between 1927 and 1964. The appraisements contain summaries of physical facilities, statements on replacement values, insurance exclusions, drawings, and photographs.

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Finding aid converted by Jacky Lai, May 2015.

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