Sub-series MS-2881.4 - Victoria Office correspondence

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Victoria Office correspondence

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  • 1889-1952 (Creation)

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2.79 m of textual records (22 boxes)

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\expndtw2Series consists of correspondence of the Victoria Office of WCRC. For the period 1889 \expndtw0 to June 1910 (with a major gap from Aug. 1900 to Oct. 1905) the series consists of correspondence inward arranged chronologically. From July 1910 to 1952 (with a gap from Oct. 1922 through 1930) the series includes correspondence inward and outward filed together. Principal correspondents include Victoria-based Directors Cuyler A. Holland and later his son Glen C. Holland; A.E. Brayne, WCRC Secretary in London; and various ranch managers and foremen including G.B. Martin, J.D. Prentice, H.P.L. \expndtw6 Bayliff, E.W. Calhoun, Lionel F. Stobart, A.W. Stobie, William Murdock, H.S. Lott, \expndtw0 A.W. McMorran, J.D. Prentice Jr. and W.A.C. Holland. The files often contain copies of correspondence exchanged directly between ranch managers and the Company Secretary. Series includes the minutes of the Advisory Board of the WCRC for the years 1937-1949 filed under the subject letter "A." Series deals with a wide array of subjects including purchase, sale, lease and taxation of land; water rights; purchase of and payment for supplies and equipment; improvement of ranch facilities; purchase and sale of livestock; planting and harvesting of crops; personnel matters affecting ranch hands, especially hiring, discipline, discharge and injuries; selecting, hiring and discharging managers; and general business and financial matters relating to capitalization and profitability of the ranches. A few files relating to collection of accounts of the British Columbia Market Company, a meat packing and retailing subsidiary of WCRC and the British Columbia Cattle Company, are also included. From 1889 to June 1910 correspondence is arranged chronologically; from July 1910 to June 1912 mostly by correspondent's name, though these are not alphabetically arranged; \expndtw5 from July 1912 to 1952 alphabetically with separate files for major correspondents.\expndtw2

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For correspondence outward for the period Aug. 1905 to June 1910 see series 5.

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Accession number(s): 93-5638

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