The fonds consists of records of the Canadian Western Lumber Company Limited, including agreements and other documents pertaining to the organization and development of the company, financial records, insurance records, stocks and shares records, personnel records, photographs, and timber records. The fonds also includes records of its predecessor companies, Fraser River Lumber Company and Fraser River Saw Mills, and its allied and subsidiary companies, including the Columbia River Lumber Company Limited; Fraser Mills Sash, Door & Shingle Company; Columbia Western Lumber Yards Limited; Canadian Tugboat Company Limited; Western Canada Lumber & Fuel Company/Coast Lumber & Fuel Company Limited; Coast Lumber Yards Limited; Comox Logging and Railway Company; Crown Lumber Company Limited; The Golden Light, Power and Water Company Limited; and, Security Lumber Company Limited. Also included in the fonds are records of its successor company Crown Zellerbach Canada Limited, and records of and pertaining to another CZ Canada Ltd. company, Pacific Mills, Limited at Ocean Falls, BC, and its predecessor companies. The fonds also includes some records of British Columbia Forest Products Limited, which, like CZ Canada Limited, was acuqired by Fletcher Challenge, New Zealand. The fonds includes slides and photographs of several of Fletcher Challenge Canada Limited's operations and products. Records of the North Coast Lumber Company Limited and the Vernon Box Company LImited may also be found in the fonds; the relationship of these companies to the Canadian Western Lumber Company Limited is unknown. The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Agreements and other documents pertaining to the organization and development of the company (1914-1954); Financial records (1910-1955); Insurance records (1910-1954); Photographs (-1956); Stock and shares records (1910-1955); Personnel records (1941-1972); Timber records (1913-1940); Fraser River Saw Mills Limited and Fraser River Lumber Company Limited records (1905-1912); Fraser Mills Sash, Door and Shingle Company records (1914-1919, 1944-1948); Columbia River Lumber Company Limited records (1899-1951); Columbia Western Lumber Yards Limited records (1913-1929); Anacortes Lumber and Box Company records ([ca. 1906]-1934); Canadian Tugboat Company Limited records (1912-1978); Western Canada Lumber and Fuel Company (Coast Lumber and Fuel Company Limited) records (1911-1942); Coast Lumber Yards Limited records 91911-1962); Comox Logging and Railway Company records (1906-1954); Crown Lumber Company Limited records (1909-1965), the Golden Light, Power and Water Company Limited records (1908-1923); North Coast Lumber Company Limited records (1908); Security Lumber Company Limited records (1915-1954); Vernon Box Company Limited records (1926-1930); Pacific Mills, Limited (Ocean Falls) arecords (1906-1954); Crown Zellerbach Canada Limited records (1926-1974); British Columbia Forest Products Limited records ([ca. 1937]-1964); and Fletcher Challenge Canada Limited slides and photographs ([198-]-1992).