Item MS-4-24, SF Box 86, Folder 1 - Daily coal account of the Victoria Mines colliery from January to December 1893

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Daily coal account of the Victoria Mines colliery from January to December 1893

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MS-4-24, SF Box 86, Folder 1

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  • 1893 (Creation)
    Dominion Coal Company Limited

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2 cm of textual records

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(1893 - 1910)

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Dominion Coal Company Ltd. was incorporated in 1893, four years after Henry Melville Whitney and Frederick Stark Pearson of Boston had formed the Whitney coal syndicate with Benjamin Franklin Pearson of the People's Heat and Light Company of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The group purchased one mine and obtained options on others south of Sydney on eastern Cape Breton Island. By 1893 they had acquired most of the existing bituminous coal mines in eastern Cape Breton, including Victoria. By 1912 DOMCO operated 16 collieries, which made up 40% of Canada's coal production. DOMCO and its sister company Dominion Iron and Steel Company (DISCO) eventually became subsidiaries of Dominion Steel Corporation, later the Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation (also DOSCO), eventually lead to the formation of the federal Crown corporation Cape Breton Development Corporation (DEVCO) and the provincial Crown corporation Sydney Steel Corporation (SYSCO), which expropriated DOSCO's mines and steel mill in 1968.

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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in accession (8-71) in 1971.

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Preferred citation: Daily coal account of the Victoria Mines colliery from January to December 1893, MS-4-24, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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