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Howson family and their piano, 1935
Howson family and their piano, 1935
ND-3-7038a

Saskatoon Piano Company fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Registration, advertising, transportation, etc. -- 1932-1947
Series 2 Samuel E. Collard's correspondence. -- 1932-1948
Series 3 Customer and piano company correspondence. -- 1928-1949
Series 4 Financial records. -- 1925-1948

Inventory

Series 1 Registration, advertising, transportation, etc. -- 1932-1947
M-1496-1 Registration and licencing of company. -- 1932-1945. -- The company remained registered in Saskatchewan and had its head office in Saskatoon, for legal reasons, although it operated predominantly in Calgary, Alberta.
M-1496-2 Newspaper advertising. -- 1942-1947. -- Correspondence re newspaper ads for used pianos, which would be purchased in Winnipeg and Montreal, etc., and than sold in Alberta and British Columbia.
M-1496-84 Vehicle. -- 1941-1946. -- Regarding the company's trucking operation.
Series 2 Samuel E. Collard's correspondence. -- 1932-1948. -- The series consists of correspondence of the company's owner. Includes personal, insurance and business letters.
M-1496-18 S.E. Collard's correspondence. -- 1932-1939
M-1496-19 S.E. Collard's correspondence. -- 1940
M-1496-20 S.E. Collard's correspondence. -- 1941
M-1496-21 S.E. Collard's correspondence. -- 1942
M-1496-22 S.E. Collard's correspondence. -- 1943-1944
M-1496-23 S.E. Collard's correspondence. -- 1945-1948
M-1496-36 S.E. Collard - Edmonton House. -- 1943-1945. -- Concerning the construction, rent and sale of an Edmonton dwelling owned by Collard.
Note See M-1496-39 below for Collard's income tax returns.
Series 3 Customer and piano company correspondence. -- 1928-1949. -- Largely regarding accounts. Arranged alphabetically.
M-1496-3 Aasland to Arnell. -- 1933-1949
M-1496-4 Ashworh to Ayres. -- 1937-1947
M-1496-5 Bain to Bird. -- 1938-1948
M-1496-6 Mrs. C. Bishop. -- 1932-1940
M-1496-7 Bishop to Boehlke. -- 1938-1949
M-1496-8 W. Bohne and Company - Piano parts manufacturers. -- 1936-1946
M-1496-9 W. Bohne and Company. -- 1946-1949
M-1496-10 Bonde to Boston. -- 1936-1946
M-1496-11 Boughton to Bromley. -- 1940-1947
M-1496-12 Brooks to Butler. -- 1940-1947
M-1496-13 Calder to Cameron. -- 1938-1948
M-1496-14 Campbell to Canadian. -- 1937-1947
M-1496-15 Cardwell to Carlton. -- 1938-1948
M-1496-16 Carr to Cavanah. -- 1936-1948
M-1496-17 Challen to Cochlan. -- 1934-1948
M-1496-24 Collins to Cox. -- 1936-1947
M-1496-25 Craft to Curry. -- 1940-1949
M-1496-26 Dahl to Day. -- 1936-1949
M-1496-27 Dean to Dye. -- 1939-1948
M-1496-28 Early to Evans. -- 1937-1946
M-1496-29 Fairhurst to Fitzpatrick. -- 1938-1948
M-1496-30 Fleming to Fuller
M-1496-31 Gaetz to Gordon. -- 1938-1945
M-1496-32 Goshell to Gyori. -- 1938-1942
M-1496-33 Haddad to Hannah. -- 1938-1948
M-1496-34 Hansen to Hay. -- 1937-1947
M-1496-35 Heck to Houlton. -- 1933-1948
M-1496-37 Housenga to Howatt. -- 1933-1946
M-1496-38 Hudson to Hynes. -- 1936-1948
M-1496-39 Imperial to Income Tax. -- 1933-1947
M-1496-40 Jackson to Jones. -- 1940-1947
M-1496-41 Jones to Junop. -- 1941-1944
M-1496-42 Kary to Kendrick. -- 1938-1944
M-1496-43 Kenny to Kinna. -- 1938-1947
M-1496-44 Klein to Kyle. -- 1929-1948
M-1496-45 Lalor to Larsen. -- 1942-1948
M-1496-46 Larson to Lauritzen. -- 1940-1949
M-1496-47 Lawrence to Lemire. -- 1934-1948
M-1496-48 Lesage Pianos, Ste. Therese, Quebec. -- 1939-1947
M-1496-49 Leslie to Lindholm. -- 1938-1948
M-1496-50 Lindquist to Lowden. -- 1937-1948
M-1496-51 Lowe to Lyster. -- 1936-1948
M-1496-52 McBean to McDonald. -- 1937-1948
M-1496-53 McElhern to McKay. -- 1936-1948
M-1496-54 McKean to McLean. -- 1935-1948
M-1496-55 McLeod to McPherson. -- 1937-1947
M-1496-56 McRae to Martinson. -- 1937-1948
M-1496-57 Mason to Middleton. -- 1936-1943
M-1496-58 Mifflin to Morrin. -- 1937-1948
M-1496-59 Morris to Musson. -- 1938-1948
M-1496-60 Nadon to Nudd. -- 1938-1948
M-1496-61 Obray to Perry. -- 1937-1949
M-1496-62 Peschel to Pluto. -- 1936-1948
M-1496-63 Pogson to Prince. -- 1937-1848
M-1496-64 Purdy to Quinn. -- 1936-1947
M-1496-65 Racher to Retail. -- 1942-1948
M-1496-66 Rice to Robertson. -- 1939-1948
M-1496-67 Rodgers to Russell. -- 1936-1948
M-1496-68 Sedusky to Schrader. -- 1937-1948
M-1496-69 Schroen to Sheridan. -- 1937-1949
M-1496-70 Sherlock-Manning Pianos Ltd. -- 1938-1940
M-1496-71 Sherlock-Manning Pianos Ltd. -- 1941
M-1496-72 Sherlock-Manning Pianos Ltd. -- 1942
M-1496-73 Sherlock-Manning Pianos Ltd. -- 1943
M-1496-74 Sherlock-Manning Pianos Ltd. -- 1944-1945
M-1496-75 Sherlock-Manning Pianos Ltd. -- 1946-1947
M-1496-76 Shipton to Sjare. -- 1933-1948
M-1496-77 Skakun to Smith. -- 1934-1949
M-1496-78 Smyth to Stephenson. -- 1938-1947
M-1496-79 Sterling to Szasz. -- 1940-1949
M-1496-80 Talmage to Thewlis. -- 1932-1948
M-1496-81 Thiel to Tress. -- 1934-1948
M-1496-82 Tricker to Tyndale. -- 1935-1948
M-1496-83 United to Vogel. -- 1928-1947
M-1496-85 Wade to Watson. -- 1939-1948
M-1496-86 Wattenberger to Wells. -- 1940-1949
M-1496-87 Wenger to Whaley-Boyce and Company. -- 1937-1948
M-1496-88 Wheatley to Williams. -- 1938-1948
M-1496-89 Wills and Company, Montreal, Quebec. -- 1940-1946
M-1496-90 Willis to Winters. -- 1931-1948
M-1496-91 Wittchen to Woodward. -- 1937-1948
M-1496-92 Woolley to Wythe. -- 1933-1948
M-1496-93 Yerxa to Zelt. -- 1941-1944
Series 4 Financial records. -- 1925-1948
M-1496-94 Retail price list. -- 1941
M-1496-95 Northern Circuit magazine. -- Winter 1947. -- Includes article "Doug Johnson of Calgary" on pages 8-9.
M-1496-96 General ledger, A-H
M-1496-97 General ledger, I-Z
M-1496-98 Liability accounts. -- 1941-1944
M-1496-99 Trial balances. -- 1933-1947. -- 9 volumes
M-1496-100 Cashbooks. -- 1934-1946. -- 2 volumes
M-1496-vol.1 Account book. -- 1925-1948. -- Includes cashbook (1925-1933, 1941, 1945-1948); journal (1948); contract record (1941-1948); and cheque record (1941-1948).
M-1496-vol.2 General accounts. -- 1930-1941
M-1496-vol.3 General accounts - Howe Music Store, Calgary. -- 1938-1941
M-1496-vol.4 Trial balance. -- 1930-1933
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