Henry Birks and Sons Limited fonds [textual record, graphic material]
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Henry Birks and Sons Limited fonds [textual record, graphic material]Niveau hiérarchique :FondsDate :1894-1976.Référence :R3670-0-2-E, MG28-III55Genre de documents :Documents textuels, Documents photographiquesTrouvé dans :Archives / Collections et fondsNo d’identification :104608Contexte de cette notice :
Notice descriptive – DétailsFonds comprend :32 description(s) de niveau inférieurVoir description(s) de niveau inférieurDate(s) :1894-1976.Lieu de création :Sans lieu, inconnu ou indéterminéÉtendue :4.35 m of textual records.
130 photographs b&w.Langue du document :anglaisPortée et contenu :Fonds consists of agreements; catalogues; corporate records; financial papers; minutes; miscellaneous material; and material relating to Vancouver Company.
The fonds also contains photographs of members of Henry Birks and Sons Ltd., and representatives of the company at various meetings; members of the Birks family; the family's business concerns; and goldsmiths, silversmiths and their creations.Provenance :Biographie/Histoire administrative :Henry Birks and Sons : In 1857, Henry Birks, jeweler, became a clerk with the jewellery and silverware firm of Savage and Lyman of Montreal. By 1868, he had become a partner. In 1879, Henry Birks then entered into business by himself and by 1887, the first Birks factory was started. In 1893, Henry Birks' three sons William, Harry and Gerald were admitted into the business as partners with the firm's name being changed to Henry Birks and Sons. In 1901, the firm opened its first branch in Ottawa, by buying out Olmsted and Hurdman and it further expanded in 1903 to Winnipeg. In 1905, Ryrie Brothers of Toronto and Henry Birks and Sons were amalgamated and in that same year the business was made into a Limited Company, remaining however, a closed corporation. In 1907, the firm expanded by buying out the business of George E. Trorey and Company of Vancouver. The Ottawa branch was enlarged in 1911, when the company bought A. Rosenthal and Sons. In 1924, the first overseas branch was opened in London, England. Henry Birks and Sons further expanded by purchasing J.E. Wilmot and Company of Ottawa in 1929 and G.E. Seifert and Sons of Quebec in 1930. The company was amalgamated in 1933 with Ellis Brothers Limited of Toronto and D.R. Dingwall of Winnipeg. By the 1940's, Henry Birks and Sons had stores in every major Canadian City.Instrument de recherche :Information additionnelle :Note générale :Additional material, not described here, is in process. Researchers wishing to use this material should consult with the Economic/Scientific Archives section., Received in 1976 from Henry Birks and Sons Limited.Note sur les autres formats physiques disponibles :Minutes, 1906-1970, found in volumes 12-17, are also available on microfilm, reels C-10459 to C-10461.Vedette-matière :
- Jewelers - Canada, 1894-1976 Vancouver (B.C.), 1911-1958
- Jewelery trade - Canada, 1894-1976 Ellis Birks, [1911-1958]
- Jewelery stores - Canada, 1894-1976 Ryrie Birks, [1911-1976]
- Jewelery - Canada, 1894-1976 D.R. Dingwall, [1894-1976]
- Businessmen - Canada, 1894-1976
- Henry Birks and Sons Limited - Catalogues, 1894-1976
- Henry Birks and Sons Limited - By-Laws, 1905-1973
- Henry Birks and Sons Limited - Charters, 1905-1973
- Henry Birks and Sons Limited - Financial records, 1917-1948
- Henry Birks and Sons Limited - Minutes of meetings, 1906-1970
- Business enterprises Canada 20th century
Pour réserver ou acheter des documentsModalités d'utilisation :119 photographs, 1850-1940 (accession 1975-044 NPC): No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright expired. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative number.
11 photographs, 1920-1949 (accession 1975-365 NPC): Researchers must contact the Secretary, Henry Birks and Sons Ltd., to obtain a reference copy. Various copyrights on items less than 50 years old. Copyright expired on items more than 50 years old. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative number.
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