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Carlyle Dairy delivery wagon, Calgary, Alberta, 1909
Carlyle Dairy delivery wagon, Calgary, Alberta, 1909
PA-3706-21

United Dairies Ltd. fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Carlyle Dairy Company. -- 1910-1918
Series 2 Union Milk / United Dairies. -- 1917-1967
Series 3 Dairies acquired by United Dairies Limited. -- 1928-1956
Series 4 Miscellaneous. -- 1931-1999
Series 5 Photographs. -- 1909-1973

Inventory

Series 1 Carlyle Dairy Company. -- 1910-1918. -- 25 cm of textual records. -- The Carlyle Dairy Company was established in 1909 by J.W. Carlyle. � The original dairy plant was located in Calgary, Alberta on 5th Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets. -- Series consists of financial statements and correspondence.
M-9179-1 Carlyle Dairy Company financial statements. -- 1910-1912
M-9179-2 Carlyle Dairy Company financial statements. -- 1913-1914
M-9179-3a Carlyle Dairy Company financial statements. -- January-June 1915
M-9179-3b Carlyle Dairy Company financial statements. -- July-December 1915
M-9179-4 Carlyle Dairy Company financial statements. -- 1916
M-9179-5 Carlyle Dairy Company financial statements. -- 1917
M-9179-6 Carlyle Dairy Company financial statements. -- 1918
M-9179-7 Carlyle Dairy Company correspondence. -- 1911-1918
Series 2 Union Milk / United Dairies. -- 1917-1967. -- 22 cm of textual records. -- In 1917, the Carlyle Dairy Company joined operations with Palleson Dairy, Hays Dairy Company and the Cooperative Dairy to form the Union Milk Company (wholesale and retail milk), Crystal Dairy (ice Cream) and Central Creameries (butter manufacturing). � In 1928, a new company was incorporated called United Dairies Limited. � In 1966, United Dairies Limited was purchased by Silverwood Dairies of Ontario. -- Series consists of correspondence, financial statements, ledgers and depositions for legal case between a former employee and Union Milk Company.
M-9179-8 Carlyle Creamery Company Limited, Medicine Hat, Alberta. -- 1917-1918. -- Financial statements.
M-9179-9 Crystal Dairy Limited, Lethbridge, Alberta. -- 1917. -- Financial statement.
M-9179-10 Union Milk. -- 1918-1920. -- Minutes, financial statement and correspondence.
M-9179-11 Union Milk Company/United Dairies. -- 1919-1930. -- Correspondence.
M-9179-12 Union Milk Company/United Dairies. -- 1931-1945, 1953-1967. -- Correspondence.
M-9179-13 United Dairies. -- 1929-1966. -- Documents, financial statements, etc.
M-9292-1Union Milk Company. -- 1932-1934. -- General ledger.
M-9292-2United Dairies. -- 1955-1956. -- Milk quota ledger.
M-9179-14 Legal case between Benjamin Davies and Union Milk Company. -- March 10, 1927. -- Depositions.
Series 3Dairies acquired by United Dairies Limited. -- 1928-1956. -- 12.5 cm of textual records. -- United Dairies purchased several other dairies in British Columbia and Alberta. -- Series consists of correspondence, minutes, etc.
M-9179-15 Northwestern Creamery Limited, Victoria, British Columbia. -- 1928-1931. -- Correspondence with F.C. Holden.
M-9179-16 Woodland Dairy Limited, Edmonton, Alberta. -- 1931-1935. -- Correspondence with E.T. Love, Managing Director.
M-9179-17 Woodland Dairy Limited, Edmonton, Alberta. -- 1930, 1941-1946. -- Correspondence including purchase by United Dairies in July, 1930 and sale to Palm Dairies, February 14, 1956.
M-9179-18 Jersey Farms, Vancouver, B.C. -- 1934-1935, 1969. -- Agreement, correspondence and price list.
M-9179-19 Campbell and Griffin Limited, Calgary, Alberta. -- 1910. -- Certificate of incorporation.
M-9179-20 Campbell and Griffin Limited, Calgary, Alberta. -- 1929-1946. -- Minute book.
Series 4Miscellaneous. -- 1931-1999. -- 2.5 cm of textual records
M-9179-21 Dairy Corporation of Canada. -- 1931-1932. -- Correspondence.
M-9179-22 Historical Information. -- Includes Carlyle family tree, newspaper articles, etc.
Series 5

Photographs. -- 1909-1973. -- 34 photographs

Many of these photographs have been scanned. View now.

PA-3706 and PB-935 Views relating to Carlyle Dairy Company, Union Milk Company, Crystal Dairy, United Dairies, Jersey Farms, Velvet Ice Cream, Campbell and Griffin, and Alberta Dairymen’s Association. -- 1909-1973. --34 photographs
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