Fonds MS-4-15 - Christie Trunk and Bag fonds

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Christie Trunk and Bag fonds

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  • 1901 - 1968 (Creation)
    Christie Trunk and Bag Co. Ltd.

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40 cm of textual records

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Administrative history

Christie Bros. and Co. was founded in 1863 when brothers Charles and George Christie purchased the former Nelson Mills mill and carriage shop in Amherst, Nova Scotia. The company manufactured carriages until 1882 and began manufacturing coffins and caskets in 1880 when J. Alexander Christie joined the company. In 1893, Christie Bros. expanded into trunks, traveling bags and suitcases, adding other leather products in 1910. In 1913, Christie Bros.’ casket division amalgamated with Dominion Manufacturing Limited of Toronto, and the business was renamed Christie Trunk & Bag Co. Ltd. The factory moved to a new location in the early 1960s before closing in 1968.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Charles Christie in accession (1971-049) in 1971.

Scope and content

Fonds contains minute books (1901-1968); financial statements (1902-1968); general ledgers (1949-1968); reports to shareholders; legal papers (1901-1964); correspondence (1920); catalogues; and other records from Christie Bros. and Co. and Christie Trunk and Bag.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.  Materials may be under copyright.  Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Christie Trunk and Bag fonds, MS-4-15, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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2018 (creation)
March 2020 (revision)

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  • Box: MS-4-15, Box 1