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Fonds AM339 - British Columbia Telephone Company fonds

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British Columbia Telephone Company fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the provenance of the fonds.

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AM339

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  • 1871-1966 (Creation)
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    British Columbia Telephone Company

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  • 5.9 m of textual records
  • 843 photographs

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In 1880 the Victoria and Esquimalt Telephone Company was granted its charter. On the mainland, the New Westminster and Port Moody Telephone Company (later the New Westminster and Burrard Inlet Telephone Company) was granted its charter in 1884. Other companies were created throughout the province, and in 1905 the various telephone companies amalgamated to form the British Columbia Telephone Company.

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The fonds consists of a company history, 1870-1939; McMicking letterbooks, 1871-1911; financial records of various telephone companies, 1885-1960; engineers' field books, 1912-1966; newspaper clippings, 1891-1907; general records, 1903 -1954; commercial surveys 1929 -1950; and photographs, [ca. 1915] -1954.
The fonds is arranged into 8 series: British Columbia Telephone Company commercial survey, Engineers field books, Financial records of various telephone companies, General records, Historical records, Newspaper clippings, Robert Burns McMicking letterbooks, and photographs.

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Donated by the British Columbia Telephone Company in 1974-1979 in 8 separate accruals.

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Includes records from separate accruals formerly identified and described as AM339 and AM634. These descriptions have been amalgameted into a single fonds; citations for these records should use only AM634.

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Access restricted. Please consult the archivist.
Restriction details: Refer to agreement in the case file for Add. MSS. 339 (includes CVA 17). Access to all records is restriced. Researchers are required to obtain written permission from the donor (now Telus).
Access form required: Yes after written permission from donor is received.

Permission contact (Current as of July 2016):
Colin Tod, Corporate Librarian
Telus
8 - 510 West Georgia
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 0M3
Phone: 604.693.8488
Email: Colin.Tod@telus.com

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