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Vernor Winfield Smith
Vernor Smith, 1929

Vernor W. Smith fonds

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M-1156-1General. -- 1910-1913. -- Correspondence re land sales, grain and livestock matters, Conservative Party membership, mining property, organization of Orient Dock Company, Prince Rupert, British Colombia.
M-1156-2Personal and financial. -- 1924-1931. -- Includes membership in Shriners, Elks, data on Contact Lake Mining company Ltd., Edmonton, tax receipts, land matters.
M-1156-3Hereford Cattle, A-L. -- 1916-1919
M-1156-4Hereford Cattle, M-Z. -- 1916-1919
M-1156-5Financial papers. -- 1921-1932. -- Including receipts for taxes, insurance, building repairs.
M-1156-6Railroad Realty syndicate. -- 1910. -- Financial papers of Prince Rupert, British Columbia firm selling townsite lots; includes correspondence with Grand Trunk Pacific Development Company and Foley, Welch and Stewart, railroad contractors.
M-1156-7Railroad Realty syndicate. -- 1911
M-1156-8Railroad Realty syndicate. -- 1912
M-1156-9Railroad Realty syndicate. -- 1913
M-1156-10Canadian Coalinga Oil Company Ltd. -- 1921-1928. -- Papers relating to stockholders meetings, resolutions, etc of this Vancouver firm [its wells were in California].
M-1156-11Investments. -- 1912-1931. -- Includes correspondence regarding Gibralter Oils Ltd in Turner Valley area, 1929-1931; sale of post office site in Prince Rupert, 1912-1913, and other matters.
M-1156-12Prince Rupert property. -- 1921-1926. -- Deals primarily with debenture holding in the Prince Rupert club.
M-1156-13Lake Edith property. -- 1928-1932. -- Correspondence and agreements for renting a summer cottage site at Lake Edith in Jasper National Park.
M-1156-14Leases. -- 1929. -- Papers regarding disposal of Scottish Immigrant Aid Society buildings on Mr. Smith's property.
M-1156-15Vernor W. Smith estate. -- 1932-1937. -- Letters regarding taxes, land and grain sales, in settling the estate.
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