Fonds MS-232 - Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company

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Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company

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CA EDM MS-232

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  • 1891-1902 (Creation)
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    Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company

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6 cm of textual records

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(1891-1902)

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The Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company Limited was organized on September 23, 1891 to generate and distribute electrical power in Edmonton. It operated until May 8, 1902, after which it was wound up, all plant and equipment having been acquired by the Town of Edmonton.

The President throughout was John Alexander McDougall; the Secretary-Treasurers were P.L. Macnamara (provisional, 1891), Campbell Young (1891-1892) and St. George Jellett (1892-1902).

Custodial history

The donor, John C. McDougall, is the son of John A. McDougall, President of the company.

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The fonds consists of the minute books of the Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company Limited, 1891-1902 and other papers relating to the operation of the company.

  1. Minute book, September 23, 1891 – December 12, 1899. Includes minutes of organizational meeting (pp 1-2) and by-laws (pp. 16-28).

  2. Documents extracted from Minute Book (file 1), includes: List of Shareholders (inside front cover), By-law – re: borrowing, January 30, 1894 (pp. 79-80).

  3. Minute book, January 2, 1900 – May 8 1902. Includes list of shareholders 1902 (inside back cover).

  4. Letters and notes 1900-1902, includes: - Jackson& Grierson, proprietors Alberta Hotel to Manager, Electric Light Co., May 5, 1900; notes, re: share values, 1902 (on note pad of St. George Jellett, Secretary-Treasurer).

  5. Letters of Patent for Edmonton Electric Light & Power, Northwest Territories, granted by His Honour Joseph Royal for Queen Victoria, 23 October 1891; granting one thousand shares of ten dollars each ($10,000.00).

Includes names of shareholders: Arsemous Delton Osborne (Postmaster), Richard Secord (Merchants Clerk), Donald Ross (Hotel Keeper), Alexander Taylor (Government Telegraph Operator), John Alexander McDougall (Merchant), William Johnston Walker (Merchant), Stanislas Larve (Merchant), Joseph Henri Picard (Merchant), Alexis Francois Degagne (Carpenter), Herbert Charles Wilson (Physician), Frederick Ross (Merchant), Luke Kelly (Hotel Keeper), Alfred Everard Johnston (Forest Ranger), Daniel Robert Fraser (Lumber Merchant), Sydney Stockton Taylor (Advocate), Xavier St. Jean (Hotel Keeper), Luke Arthur (Carpenter), John Walters (Ferryman), Kenneth Archibald McLeod (Carpenter), Colin Ferrie Strang (Financial Agent), James Ross (Merchant), George Robert Foster Kirkpatrick (Bank Manager), George Thompson (Druggist), Emmanuel Raymer (Jeweler), William Fielders (Implement Agent), Campbell Young (Insurance Agent), Frederick Sache (Merchants Clerk), Nicholas Dominic Beck (Adovcate) and Patrick McNamara (Adovcate), all of Edmonton in the District of Alberta; Henry Goodbridge, of Miners Flats near Edmonton aforesaid; Charles Bremner of Clover Bar near Edmonton aforesaid, and Richard George Hardisty of Sturgeon River near Edmonton aforesaid. (2 o/s pages)

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by John C. McDougall in 1942.

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