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

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Christie Trunk and Bag fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1901-1968 (Creation)
    Christie Trunk and Bag

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ca. 40 cm of textual records

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Administrative history

Christie Bros. and Co. was founded in 1863 when Charles Christie purchased the former Nelson Mills mill and carriage shop Amherst, Nova Scotia. Christie co-owned the business with his brother George. The company manufactured carriages until 1882 and began manufacturing coffins and caskets in 1880 when J. Alexander Christie joined the country. In 1893, Christie Bros. expanded into trunks, traveling bags, and suitcases, adding 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. In the early 1960s, the factory moved to a new location before closing in 1968.

Custodial history

Accession 1971-049 was donated by Charles Christie 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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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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