Fonds PR-1127 - British Columbia Pulp and Paper Company fonds

Pulp machines Mill and townsite

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British Columbia Pulp and Paper Company fonds

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  • [193-] (Creation)
    British Columbia Pulp and Paper Company Ltd.

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28 photographs : b&w

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Incorporated (Dominion of Canada) on December 24, 1925, the company was organized to acquire the assets and operations of Whalen Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd., which were sold at public auction in October 1925.

The company owned three mills and townsites at Woodfibre, Port Alice and Swanson Bay, B.C. It also owned the power generation and distribution systems, and controlled timber lands by lease from the B.C. government and other interests.

In the late 1940s the Koerner brothers of Vancouver decided to expand into pulp production and began to negotiate the purchase of the British Columbia Pulp and Paper Company Ltd. from the Isaac Walton Killam Group. In the Toronto-based Abitibi Power and Paper Company Ltd. they found a partner to help finance the purchase. In 1950 this purchase was completed, and the combined properties of the Koerners’ Alaska Pine Company Ltd. and the British Columbia Pulp and Paper Company Ltd. were merged. On April 25, 1951 the British Columbia Pulp and Paper Company Ltd. became Alaska Pine and Cellulose Ltd., with ownership shared between the Koerner interests and Abitibi.

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Donated by Bill Dale in 1987.

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The fonds consists of 28 black and white photographs of the British Columbia Pulp and Paper Company's Woodfibre Pulp Mill, taken sometime in the 1930's. The photographs were pasted into an album and were given captions. The images include general shots of the Woodfibre area and town as well as interior mill photographs.

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Album covers missing.

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Archives code(s): 198711-009.

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Accession number(s): 198711-009


Interleaved album pages with acid free sheets.

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