Fonds glen-541 - Canadian Bank of Commerce fonds

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Canadian Bank of Commerce fonds

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GLEN glen-541

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  • Copied 1960 (originally created 1906) (Creation)
    Canadian Bank of Commerce

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261 photographs

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The Bank of Canada, incorporated in 1858, became the Canadian Bank of Commerce in 1867. It took over several smaller banks including the Gore Bank in 1869 and the Standard Bank of Canada in 1928. In 1906 Sir Edmund Walker, 1848-1924, chairman of the bank, took a tour of western Canada, during which he took these photographs. Many of them feature bank buildings built by the Commerce and its competitors. In 1961 the Canadian Bank of Commerce and the Imperial Bank of Commerce merged to form the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.

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The fonds consists of photographs of banks and street scenes in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

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Originals are held by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

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The letterbooks of the Calgary branch manager, 1904-1907, are in the C.W. Rowley fonds at Glenbow.

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Call number NA-303

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  • English

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