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Title:
Massey-Harris Company Ltd. (Calgary) fonds

Date(s):
1903-1926

Physical Description:
42 cm of textual records. -- 1 photograph

History:
Massey-Harris Company was formed in 1891 when two pioneer Canadian farm machinery companies, the Massey Company of Toronto and the Harris company of Brantford merged. The new company's headquarters were in Toronto. The company became the largest manufacturer of harvesting machinery in Canada, and it expanded into western Canada. Branches were established in Calgary, Alberta in 1903, Regina in 1904 and Saskatoon in 1908. In addition to these main distribution centres, smaller agencies were set up at hundreds of locations across the prairies.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of correspondence, plans, specifications, tenders, and legal agreements pertaining to the construction of warehouses in Bawlf, Calgary, Camrose, Cardston, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Granum, Innisfail, Lavoy, Leavings, Leduc, Lethbridge, Magrath, Nanton, Olds, Raymond, Red Deer, Sedgewick, Stettler, Vegreville and Wainwright (1903-1913); and circulars from the Calgary office to agents (1924-1926).

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of J.A. Campbell and Bill Quinn, 1968, 1970.

Language:
The material is in English.

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/massey.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1433, M-2416, M-6818, PA-1167, NA-2120

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