Fonds PR 111 - T. Eaton Company fonds

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T. Eaton Company fonds

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  • 1901-1951 (Creation)
    T. Eaton Co. (Victoria, B.C.)

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2 cm of textual records

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The T. Eaton Company Ltd. opened its first Victoria store in 1948 when it purchased the David Spencer chain of stores. The downtown store, located at 1150 Douglas Street, had previous been run by David Spencer Ltd.

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The fonds consists of a daily cash journal of the downtown Victoria Eaton's and David Spencer Ltd. department store. Data elements include date, cash, charges and S.D. receipts. Monthly totals are calculated at the end of each month with monthly comparisons at the back of the journal. Journal also documents daily weather conditions as they reflected on the daily operation of the store. Also included are annotations reflecting on current events including both local and world news.

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BCAUL control number: CVIC-109

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