Fonds F 129
105 metres of textual records
ca. 20 photographs
1 atlas : 250 maps
Fonds consists of records created or received by the Canada Company, documenting all activities of the company. Records include administrative records such as minutes of committees, court of directors minutes, and proceedings of the general court. Other records which relate to the administration of the company include reports, agreement with the Crown, and registers and schedules of lands. Fonds also contains several series of correspondence, relating to land held by the company, sales, and shareholders.
Financial records include lists of shareholder and proprietors, records relating to stock transfers and dividends, ledgers, journals, and other accounting records.
Many series of records relate to land transactions, including grants and patents, surveys, deed books, and applications for deeds.
Other records include correspondence and reports relating to natural resources.
Fonds also contain records of the City of Toronto and Lake Huron Railway Company.
The Canada Company was established by British Parliament in 1825 for the purpose of obtaining land in Canada and promoting its sale to prospective settlers. It continued to exist until 1953.
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Title based on contents of fonds.
In addition to textual records and photograph prints, this fonds also contains six posters, and ca. 250 maps in one atlas.
Accession Number: 6544.MS 564.
Fonds was previously known as F-129-A throuhg F-129-D. For current numerical conversions, Reference Archivist is advised to consult "Canada Company re-arrangement - Series Register"
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