Fonds - Mayer's Red House fonds

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Mayer's Red House fonds

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CA NCAI

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  • 1866-1875, predominant 1866 (Creation)
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    Mayer's Red House

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4 cm of textual records

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Mayer's Red House in Nanaimo, B.C., was owned and operated by Alexander Mayer. Mayer arrived in Nanaimo in 1861 with two large trunks of goods to establish a store. Because the Hudson's Bay Company had a monopoly, he was forced to sell on street corners and out of the Miners Hotel. Later he purchased a log building and painted it red, becoming known as "Mayer's Red House - The Pioneer Store". Mayer left Nanaimo for Portland in 1880.

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The fonds consists of an account book. It is arranged by family name of account holder, and lists dates and items purchased.

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BCAUL control number: NCAI-49

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