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Fonds AM27 - Hastings Sawmill Company fonds

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Hastings Sawmill Company fonds

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  • 1869-1905 (Creation)
    Hastings Saw Mill Company

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0.35 m of textual records

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In 1865, Capt. Edward Stamp established the B.C. and Vancouver Island Spar, Lumber and Sawmill Co. on the south shore of Burrard Inlet. The company was sold in 1869 to Dickson, De Wolf and Co. of San Francisco for $20,000 and was renamed the Hastings Sawmill Company in 1870. John Hendry and Associates, owners of the Royal City Planing Mills in New Westminster, bought the mill in 1890, renaming it the B.C. Mills, Timber and Trading Company the following year.

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The fonds consists of a letterbook (1870), including invoices, company store accounts receivable, statements of lumber shipped on various vessels and records of lumber sawn at the mill; agreement for sale of the B.C. and Vancouver Island Spar, Lumber and Sawmill Co., May 31, 1869; Journal of Vessels Loading/Foreign Orders, 1899-1905; summaries of tonnage; and a short history of B.C. Mills, Timber and Trading Company.

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Loaned for copying in part by Mr. G.E. Wellburn and Mr. Edmund Colchester.


  • Includes records formerly identified by the Archives as AM536, AM538. Citations for this fonds should only use the identifier AM27.
  • Includes records from separate accruals formerly identified and described as AM 27, AM536 and AM538. These descriptions have been amalgameted into a single fonds; citations for these records should use only AM27.

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Related records may be found in AM82, British Columbia, Department of Lands and Works, Hastings Saw-Mill, and AM170, Simson Family fonds, 513-A-1 file 7. Additional material photocopied from B.C. Archives records can be found on the general reference shelf in the reading room.

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