Fonds - Harvey, Bailey and Company fonds

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Harvey, Bailey and Company fonds

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  • 1895-1912 (Creation)
    Harvey, Bailey and Company (Ashcroft, B.C.)

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ca. 5 m of textual records

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Harvey, Bailey and Company was a general merchandise company and forwarding agent in Ashcroft, B.C. The company was established in 1886 by William B. Bailey and Oliver Harvey. Bailey also acted as postmaster in the "store" post office and operated William B. Bailey and Company, a storage and forwarding agency serving the Cariboo. A Harvey, Bailey and Company operation was also established in Enderby, B.C. In 1909, the two founders of the company retired and the business was carried on by members of the Bailey family.

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The fonds consists of daybooks, journals, ledgers, account books, order books, cashbooks, waybill books, cheque books, certificates of weight, and daily store bills of Harvey, Bailey and Company of Ashcroft, B.C. Fonds includes records of William B. Bailey and Company (1903-1912) including waybill books and a CPR Telegraph message book (1910-1912).

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BCAUL control number: ASH-1700

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