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Fonds AM204 - Dominion Express Company fonds

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Dominion Express Company fonds

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  • 1887-1916; 1965-1967 (Creation)
    Dominion Express Company

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0.12 m of textual records

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The Dominion Express Company was a delivery division of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Express delivery rates were quoted from Victoria, Vancouver, and New Westminster. In 1926, the name of the company was changed to the Canadian Pacific Express Company.

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Fonds consists of various records of the Dominion Express Company. Fonds includes receipt books, a rate book, a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence, and miscellaneous letterhead, envelopes, receipt stubs, ledger sheets, brochures, and other items.

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Records were donated to the Archives in 1956 by Mrs. Grace M. Green of New Westminster (daughter of W.A. Dashwood, an early manager of the Company), and by Mr. Alec Price of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1977.


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Add. MSS. 479 has been amalgamated with Add. MSS. 204; citations for these records should therefore refer only to Add. MSS. 204.

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