Sub-series F-316-3-4 - Brewery files: Nanaimo and North Vancouver Island

Botanical Brewery / Somenos Hotel brewery (Duncan) Breweries: Nanaimo, North Island Comox Brewery Company, Cumberland Empire Brewery Lansdowne Brewery Millstream Brewery Nanaimo Breweries Ltd Nanaimo Brewery Stuart and Keast Brewery Union Brewery

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Brewery files: Nanaimo and North Vancouver Island

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  • Textual records
  • Records in electronic form (digitized)

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  • [198-]-[201-] (Accumulation)
    Date of accumulation reflects the dates materials were accumulated by Evans, i.e. the dates the files were opened and closed.
  • 1865-2016 (Creation)
    Files include copies of historical records that Evans obtained from various repositories. Dates of creation reflect the dates of the originals.

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Physical description

Paper and analog originals:
8 cm of textual records

Digitized copies:
10 files (ca. 1.07 GB): pdf

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Sub-series consists of research materials relating to individual breweries established in Nanaimo and Cumberland in the 19th and early 20th centuries. For record types, see the Scope and content note in the parent series description (F-316-3). The sub-series include photocopies of business records (prospectus, agreements) relating to the Empire Brewery (file 3).

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Files arranged alphabetically by brewery. File numbers for later accruals (file 10) are out of sync.

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  • English

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

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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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February 2023: accrual added (file 10), description revised.
June 2022: sub-series established and first described.

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  • English

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