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James Richards' lumber mill north of Morley, 1903
James Richards' lumbermill north of Morley, 1903
NA-1049-2

James Richards fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Textual records. -- 1909-1947
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1900-1924

Inventory

Series 1 Textual records. -- 1909-1947. -- 25 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of personal and business records of the Richards family, Morley.
M-1039-1 Correspondence, invoices, etc. -- 1909-1920. -- Includes mine claim and maps; summons to witness in case of Isaac Brown; inventory of Morley store stock; letter from Fred Whitaker, accountant re liquidation of Richards Brothers Company Ltd; correspondence with brother, W. J. Richards; certificate of horse brand renewal; correspondence with Department of the Interior re application for a portable sawmill permit.
M-1039-2 Business correspondence, accounts, etc. -- 1913-1916. -- Includes time sheets for ploughing fire guard on the Morley Reserve for the Canadian Pacific Railway; mineral reports on chemical composition of mineral deposits in the vicinity.
M-1039-3 Business correspondence, accounts, etc. -- 1910-1914. -- Includes portable sawmill return for the Department of the Interior; correspondence from brother, W. J. Richards.
M-1039-4 Correspondence, invoices, etc. -- 1911-1924. -- Includes invitation to wedding of Martha Gemmill (Richards) to Franklin T. George; grade 1 report card of "Willie" Richards; grade 2 report card of James Richards; correspondence re legal case of Richards vs Desjardine concerning payment for cattle dipping.
M-1039-5 Personal and business correspondence, accounts, etc. -- 1911-1922. -- Includes diagram of timber reserve; correspondence from Martha George Boutwell re her first husaband Franklin T. George; letters of condolence re death of his wife Agnes; letters of certifications re purchase of horses; correspondence re grain sales; letter and diagram from his father, W. Richards re refining of spruce; obituary of Mrs. James Richards.
M-1039-6 Personal and business correspondence, accounts, etc. -- 1910-1947. -- Includes brand renewal certificates; Canadian Pacific Railway demand notices and land cancellation notices; obituary of his Aunt Carrie (Mrs. Edgar L. Todd); notes of certification; correspondence with various banks re account given in trust by Catherine O'Brien; marriage announcement of Margaret Elizabeth Todd to Thomas William Kinghorn; tax and assessment notices; plan for an engine; abstract statement of assets of Richards Brothers Company Ltd, Morley.
M-1039-7 Richards Brothers Company Ltd. and City Planing Mills. -- 1911. -- Statements and invoices.
M-1039-8 Richards Brothers Company Ltd. and City Planing Mills. -- 1911. -- Statements and invoices.
M-1039-9 Personal and business papers. -- 1914-1919. -- Includes insurance policy; copy of agreement between Fred Whitaker, liquidator, and James Richards.
M-1039-10 Richards Brothers, Morley. -- 1912-1915. -- Business papers re accounts between Mrs. Richards and Mrs. E. Bennett re sale of eggs and butter.
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1900-1924. -- 14 photographs. -- The series consists of views of Richards lumber mill and Vermilion, St. Albert, Edmonton, Moose Jaw, etc.

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NA-1049 Photographs. -- ca. 1900-1924. -- 3 photographs. -- Views of Richards lumber mill, Morley.
NA-4977 Photographs. -- ca. 1900-1910. -- 11 photographs. -- Views of Vermilion, St. Albert, Edmonton, Moose Jaw, etc.
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