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Title:
Canadian Agricultural, Coal and Colonization Company fonds

Date(s):
Photocopied 1965 (originally created 1887-1893)

Physical Description:
5 cm of textual records. -- 1 poster

History:
The Canadian Agricultural, Coal and Colonization Company was started in 1887 by Sir John Lister-Kaye, a member of the British nobility who came to Balgonie, Saskatchewan in 1885. The company acquired eleven large tracts of land (about 10,000 acres or 4000 hectares apiece) from Balgonie, Saskatchewan to Namaka, Alberta, on which it was intended to use the latest methods of cultivation and breeding. In 1888 the company purchased the cattle of the Powder River Cattle Company and entered the ranching business. In 1889 D.H. Andrews was appointed manager of the stock operations. The Stair Ranch, near Redcliff, Alberta, was one of the tracts of land kept primarily as a ranching operation. Andrews started the Canada Land and Ranch Company in 1895 and took over CACCC's operations.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of the letterbook of D.W. Andrews, ranch manager, pertaining to daily ranch operations, round-ups, finances and stock on the Stair Ranch (1890-1893); a CACCC promotional poster (1887); and two miscellaneous company letters (1890, 1896).
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Crane Lake, Rush Lake, Langdon, Dunmore, Kincorth, 76 Ranch, Charles Akers, Roy Cowan, Robert Needham, John Ellis, W.E. Cochrane [Billy Cochrane], A. Middleton, W. Middleton, John R. Craig, W. Rutherford, D.J. Wylie and D. Kerfoot.

Source of Acquisition:
The letters (originals) were a gift of Roy A. Judson, 1965.

Language:
The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
The photocopy of the Stair Ranch letterbook was obtained from the Medicine Hat Museum, but the location of the original is unknown. The original promotional poster is held by the County Record Office, Stafford, England.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/stair.cfm

Related:
Other Sir Lister-Kaye papers are held by the Lister-Kaye family in Scotland.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-2384, M-2388, M-3214, NA-3682

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