Fonds edm-1877 - Deryle Lonsdale fonds

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Deryle Lonsdale fonds

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CA EDM edm-1877

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  • 1981 (Creation)
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    Lonsdale, Deryle

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0.5 cm of textual records.

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(1723-1936)

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Revillon Freres of Paris, France entered fur retailing in 1723 but in the 19th century branched into wholesaling and local fur trading. In 1899 they opened a warehouse in Edmonton, Alberta and in 1903 purchased the business of James Kennedy Cornwall and Fletcher Bredin. By that year Revillon Freres operated twenty-three establishments across Canada. The company fell on hard times after 1918 and between 1925 and 1936 they gradually sold their business to the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC).

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The fonds consists of a copy of an article about the history of the Revillon Freres society.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Deryle Lonsdale in 1981.

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  • The material is in English.

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Record No. MS-287<br><br>

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