Fonds 0360 - Big Seven Co. Ltd. fonds

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Big Seven Co. Ltd. fonds

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  • Textual record

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CA GPR 0360

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  • 1917-1936 (Creation)
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    Big Seven Co. Ltd.

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6 cm of textual records.

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(1917-1936)

Administrative history

The Big Seven company was formed in 1917 by Alex Craig, Bill Craig, Ross Beatty, Alex Muir, Gordon Cox, Bill Watson, and Omar Stuart, all of whom were farmers in the Wembley area. The company owned a steam threshing machine which was used to harvest crops in the area from 1917 to 1934. During the 1920s the company also operated a sawmill on the Wapiti River, south of Dimsdale. The company later disbanded and in 1936 the steam threshing outfit was sold to Thomas E. Cooke of Grande Prairie by the remaining shareholders, Ross Beatty, Alex Craig, and Bill Craig.

Custodial history

These records were acquired as part of the Charles Spencer fonds from the Grande Prairie Public Library. How the records came to be part of the collection is unknown; however, it is most likely that they were added to the collection by the Library not Charles Spencer.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of two accounts books from the Big Seven Co. Ltd., an original copy of the sale agreement for the threshing machine, and an inspection certificate of the company's boiler. The fonds deals with the threshing business conducted by the Big Seven Co. Ltd. and includes expenses, wages for employees, charges for groceries at the company store, etc.

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Immediate source of acquisition

These records were acquired as part of the Charles Spencer fonds from the Grande Prairie Public Library. How the records came to be part of the collection is unknown; however, it is most likely that they were added to the collection by the Library not Charles Spencer.

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Accession number: 2008.007

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0360

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South Peace Regional Archives

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Partial

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  • English

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