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Series Brewing industry--British Columbia
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Scrapbooks of liquor-related newspaper clippings

  • GR-0062
  • Series
  • 1921-1963

The series consists of 37 scrapbooks created by the Liquor Control Board between 1921 and 1963. The 37 volumes contain clippings about liquor related matters from various newspapers (mostly from British Columbia) and some photographs of liquor stores.

British Columbia. Liquor Control Board

Sales agreement and other material

Series consists of an agreement re: sale of Empire Brewing Company to George E. Slater, dated 30 June 1925; bill of sale, Matilda Weigle to George E. Slater 26 September 1927; statement to potential shareholders re: Empire Brewing Company.

Labatt Brewery records

Labatt Breweries of British Columbia was a brewing company. Labatt Breweries bought out several other British Columbia brewing companies including the Victoria Phoenix Brewing Company (previously of Coast Breweries), Silver Spring Brewery Ltd. and Lucky Lager Brewing Company.

The records in this accession are of the Labatt Brewery (Victoria) and its predecessor, Victoria-Phoenix Brewing Company. Also included are records relating to Coast Breweries and some Silver Spring Brewery records consisting of a 1928 appraisement book (detailed appraisal of plant and equipment) and accounts, 1941-1943. The Labatt records, 1960s-1970s, consist of administration files (which include general subject files, sales promotion, quality control, bottleshop production, building and renovations), brewhouse records, architectural and engineering drawings. Victoria-Phoenix records consist of general subject files, contracts, agreements with hotels, financial journals and ledgers as well as records regarding the sale of Victoria Brewing and Ice Company, 1892.

Labatt Breweries of British Columbia

Hat Creek Ranch business records

The Hat Creek Ranch was formed in 1910 by Charles Gottfried Doering when he purchased the McCosh, O'Hara and original Hat Creek Ranches and amalgamated them. The ranch, which was located in the Bonaparte Valley near Ashcroft, was a cattle and horse-breeding, as well as an agricultural centre. Hotel Hat Creek was also situated on the ranch and was operated by Doering.

In addition to his ranching interests, Doering was involved in the brewing industry and associated hotel trade. He was president of the British Columbia Breweries, Ltd., which was incorporated in 1911 following an amalgamation of three other breweries. Until prohibition in 1917, he was also involved in the operation of several Vancouver hotels.

Business records of the Hat Creek Ranch, including account books and land, water and livestock records, and of British Columbia Breweries and Hotel Hat Creek. The business records reflect the day-to-day business operations of Hat Creek Ranch and, to a lesser degree, Hat Creek Hotel, first under Doering and later under John Basil Jackson. There are also records related to land transactions, grazing leases, water rights applications and breeding. Also included is correspondence regarding Doering's brewery and non-local hotel interests which deals primarily with the windup of British Columbia Breweries, Ltd., and his divestiture of his hotels.

Capital Estates Inc. records

Correspondence, financial statements, and directors' reports concerning Coast Breweries and other Pacific coast breweries controlled by Capital Estates Inc.

Capital Estates Inc.

Brewery records

The series consists of records created by pioneer Victoria brewing company Stuart and Co. and include an account ledger, 1865-1867 (volume 1), journal, 1867-1869 (volume 2), grain books, 1875-1881 (volumes 3 and 4) listing grains received and accounts of the successor company's (Stuart and Keast) Lion Brewery and one letter by G.J. Stuart regarding payment for repairs to the brewery (in volume 1).