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Cushing Family Businesses fonds


Physical Description:
50 cm of textual records. -- 40 photographs

Alfred Bruce Cushing, 1865-1944, was born in Ontario and taught there for many years. In 1900 he moved to Edmonton where he joined his younger brother, Arthur, in managing a branch of Cushing Brothers Ltd., a lumber company started in Calgary, Alberta in 1885 by their older brother, William H. Cushing. A.B. Cushing was vice-president and manager, and later secretary-treasurer of Cushing Brothers until 1910. In 1911 he formed his own lumber business in Calgary, the A.B. Cushing Lumber Company. In 1926 this company amalgamated with R.L. Cushing Millwork Company of Moose Jaw, and the Vancouver firms of Masterbilt Doors, Cushing Mills (British Columbia), and North Vancouver Sawmills under the name A.B. Cushing Mills Ltd.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of memorandum of association, minutes, business correspondence, catalogues and photographs of A.B. Cushing Mills, its predecessors, and other Cushing family companies.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Charles F. Adams, Rev. E.S. Bishop, Calgary Automobile Club, Canal Flats (BC), Citizen's Research League of Calgary, Excelsior Lumber Company, Farmers' Pure Seed Association, Findlay Creek Ranch (BC), Masset Timber Company, Mount Royal College, Richardson-Green Ltd., Social service council of Alberta, H.W.G. Stocken, Victoria Methodist Church, Wholesale Hardware Association and Willard Cumming and Company.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of A.B. Cushing Mills Ltd., Atkinson McMahon, and Ramsay Community Heritage Society, 1985-2003.

The material is in English.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-6598, M-7217, M-7836, NA-5209, PA-3602, PB-899

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