Fonds F 129

Canada Company fonds

About these records

Canada Company fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

105 metres of textual records

ca. 20 photographs

6 posters

1 atlas : 250 maps

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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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Canada Company

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright for much of the photographic portion of this fonds has expired, and most photos can be reproduced and/or published. Copyright for other portions of the fonds rests with the creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario by the Secretary of the Canada Company in 1952.
Availability of Other Formats

Some records are available on microfilm.

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.

Former Codes

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"

Finding Aid
An inventory is available for this fonds. Some records in this fonds have been indexed by name in the computerized land records index. This index is available for consultation in the Archives of Ontario reading room.

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By Microfilm Interloan
The following records are available through the Archives of Ontario's Microfilm Interloan Service, which allows you to borrow microfilmed archival records through a library or other institution that participates in the interlibrary loan system: Lease Registers (Series B3, vols. 29-41); Contract Registers (Series B3, vols. 19-28).