Sub-series F-316-3-3 - Brewery files: Victoria

Colonial Brewery Esquimalt Brewery Excelsior Brewery Fairall's Brewery (includes E+N) Fairall's - E+N - Excelsior - Anglo-Canadian Brewery Gorge Hotel and Victoria Gardens Lion Brewery (Victoria) Lion Brewery McCulloch - Brewery Salt Spring Island Brewery Silver Spring Brewery, vol. 1 Silver Spring Brewery, vol. 2 Silver Spring receipt book Swan Lake Hotel Tiger / City Brewery Vancouver Brewery (Carter Brothers) Victoria Brewing Company / Victoria-Phoenix Victoria-Phoenix Brewing Company: financial records, vol. 1 Victoria-Phoenix Brewing Company: financial records, vol. 2

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Brewery files: Victoria

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  • Photographic materials
  • Textual records
  • Records in electronic form (digitized)

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  • [198-]-[201-] (Accumulation)
    Date range reflects dates of accumulation by Evans, i.e. dates the files were created.
  • 1863-2017 (Creation)
    Files include copies of historical records held in other repositories. Dates of creation reflect the dates of the originals.

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Physical description

Paper and analog originals:
10 cm of textual records
ca. 10 photographs

Digitized copies:
20 files (ca. 5 GB): pdf

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Scope and content

Sub-series consists of research materials relating to individual breweries established in Victoria in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

For record types, see Scope and content note in the parent series description (F-316-3). The sub-series include photocopies of business and financial records of the Silver Spring Brewery (files 8-10) and the Victoria-Phoenix Brewing Company (files 14-15); originals for both are held by the BC Archives. File 10 is an original Silver Spring receipt book from 1912.

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Files arranged alphabetically by brewery. File numbers for later accruals (files 16-19) are out of sync. There is no file 13 (moved to sub-series 5, file 17).

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  • English

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Location of originals

Series include copies of documents and photographs that Evans obtained from other repositories, who continue to hold the originals. Where known, the repositories that hold the original source records and the repository's reference codes are given in the file descriptions.

Availability of other formats

The series has been digitized, and files are available as consolidated pdf access copies.

Restrictions on access

Files are open for access in the Archives' reading room. Digitized access copies may be redacted to remove the personal information of third parties (e.g. addresses, phone number, and email addresses of Evans' correspondents).

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See fonds description for information on copyright.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Photographs are located in file 1 (Colonial Brewery) and file 9.

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

February 2024: series digitized; description updated.
February 2023: accrual added (files 16-19), description revised.
June 2022: sub-series established and first described.

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  • English

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