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Fonds C 12

Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter fonds

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Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter fonds
Dates of Creation
Dates of Accumulation


Physical Description

3065 architectural drawings

1 album (52 photographs : black and white prints)

2 photographs : black and white prints

1 volume of textual records

1 item of textual records

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of architectural drawings, photographs and a small amount of textual material created by the firm Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter, its predecessors, and other predecessor firms ultimately associated with the firm of Souter- Lenz-Taylor.

A number of drawings appearing in this collection were acquired over the years as reference drawings by the firm of Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter. Included among these were the drawings of the firms of McDonnell and Lenz, William Stewart and Son, Stewart and Witton [or W.P. Witton and Stewart], and Roy H. Bishop.

In addition to architectural drawings, the fonds also contains the drawings of various firms of engineers.

Types of buildings represented in the fonds include many commercial and industrial structures, such as office buildings, plants and factories, as well as hotels, banks and department stores. There are also private clubs, schools, orphanages, churches, residences, hospitals, band shells, arenas and YMCA facilities.

A few of the projects, largely located in Hamilton, are represented by photographs. Further details of these are provided in the relevant series descriptions. A textual item consisting of a combined job list and account book for the firms of Mills and Hutton, and Hutton and Souter make up the final series.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter was a Hamilton, Ontario based architectural firm.

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Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter (firm)

Restrictions on Access
There are no restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright for much of the fonds has expired. Copyright for other portions of the fonds rests with the creator. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist. No restrictions on reproduction or publication of material for which the donor is authorized to transfer the copyright to the Archives. Other material may require permission of third party copyright holders.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in three accessions: one instalment arrived in 1980, and two in 1994.
Related Material

Additional material relating to the architects R.E. McDonnell and Charles Lenz, is held by the Archives of Ontario: R.E. McDonnell collection, C 16 and Charles Lenz fonds, F 1404.


Title based on content of fonds.


No further accruals are expacted.

Former Codes

Accessions 13723, 29290, 29796.

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Reference Code Series Title
C 12-1 Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter architectural and engineering drawings
C 12-2 Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter project photography
C 12-3 Souter, Bell, Howard and Souter job list and account book