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Adolf Minchau fonds
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- Minchau, Adolf
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30 cm of textual records.
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Name of creator
Adolf Minchau was born in Russia in 1890 and emigrated to Canada in 1907, settling in Strathcona. He worked for John Walter as a millwright at the southside sawmill before setting up his own blacksmith shop in 1912. Mr. Minchau operated the Adolf Minchau Blacksmith and Machine Shop until 1955 when his sons Fred and Stanley took over the business. They continued to run the business on Whyte Avenue until 1980.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of materials created by Adolph Minchau between 1920 and 1938. The fonds consists of correspondence and periodicals related to the blacksmith shop of Minchau. It includes a 1926 ledger and insurance documents for the shop. There are also clippings from Dun's Bulletin relating to machinery.
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Stan Minchau in 1980.
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- The fonds also includes some German correspondence.
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Record No. MS-336<br><br>
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- Minchau, Adolf (Subject)