Series - Fishermen's records

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Fishermen's records

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    • 1903-1926 (Creation)
      Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.)

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    45.5 cm of textual records

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    Brunswick Cannery was built on Canoe Pass, Lot 187, Delta, in 1897, the second cannery built by Brunswick Cannery Co. (George Dawson, Alfred J. Buttimer and George I. Wilson), hence its original name, Brunswick No. 2. The cannery was acquired by the British Columbia Packers' Association in 1902/1903. The cannery continued to operate until 1930, except for two years, 1919 and 1920. After 1930 the cannery was used as a fish camp for the Imperial plant at Steveston, and then as net and boat storage. In 1961 the site was acquired as part of the Roberts Bank expropriation. In 1983 the now derelict and reduced buildings were demolished. The Anglo American Co. Ltd. (Francis G. Bell & Edward Ezra Penzer) built its cannery on Canoe Pass, Lot 61, Delta, in 1896. The British Colimbia Packers' Association bought the plant in 1902 and operated it until 1914. Mr. Bell became manager of Brunswick Cannery for the Association. The British Columbia Packers' Association was chartered in the State of New Jersey in 1902. The goal of its initial organizers, Henry Doyle and Aemilius Jarvis, were to finance a merger of several cannery operations in British Columbia. By the spring of 1903, 42 canneries were transfered to the ownership of the Association, including the three canneries operated by Brunswick Cannery Co., and the cannery owned by Anglo American Co. Ltd. The Association reincorporated in the province of British Columbia in 1910 under the name British Columbia Packers Association. In 1914, in order to apply for a Dominion charter, a new company was formed, the British Columbia Fishing & Packing Company Limited, which became the operating company in 1921, buying the B.C. Packers Association. An amalgamation with Gosse Packing Company Ltd. in 1926 resulted in the company's last name change to British Columbia Packers Limited.

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    Series consists of records generated by cannery workers and fishermen at Brunswick Cannery in the course of purchasing supplies at the cannery store and delivering their fish catch to the cannery. Individual workers kept running accounts at the cannery store for the purchase of food, clothing, hardware, and other sundries, recording the purchases in small notebooks (account books). The series contains records such as: counter check books used as receipts for fish brought to Brunswick Cannery and fish tally receipts. The records include bound form books (Lovell's Counter Check Books) and loose pages from some that record such information as type and number of fish received, the fishermen's name or initials, the number of the boat, and the amount paid for the fish.

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        July 9, 2014

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