Sub-series F-316-3-5 - Brewery files: Vancouver and Lower Mainland

Breweries: New Westminster Breweries: Vancouver Capilano Brewery Cedar Cottage Brewery City Brewery City Brewery - New Westminster Columbia Brewery Doering and Marstrand Brewery (Vancouver Brewery) Mainland Brewery Picht's Brewery Red Cross Brewery Stadler Brewing Company Stanley Park Brewery Vancouver Breweries Ltd Vancouver Breweries Ltd - Brewers and Distillers of Vancouver 1948 Annual Report (original) Veterans Brewery Holdings Westminster Brewery

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Brewery files: Vancouver and Lower Mainland

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  • Photographic materials
  • Textual records

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  • [198-]-[201-] (Accumulation)
    Date of accumulation reflects the dates of record-keeping, i.e. the dates Evans opened / closed the files.
  • 1887-[201-] (Creation)
    Files include copies of records that Evans obtained from various repositories. Dates of creation reflect the dates of the originals.

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Paper and analog originals:
8 cm of textual records
6 photographs

Digitized copies:
17 files (ca. 1.45 GB): pdf

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Sub-series consists of research materials relating to individual breweries established in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland 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 includes copies of articles from The Big Chief Brewerianist magazine; photocopies of correspondence, letterhead, and utilities work orders relating to the Doering and Marstrand brewery (file 7); some original textual records (letterhead, letter) from the Vancouver Breweries Ltd. (file 12); and an original copy of the Brewers and Distillers of Vancouver Ltd. Annual Report of 1948 (file 13).

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Files arranged alphabetically by brewery. File numbers for later accruals (files 15-16) are out of alphabetical order. File 17 (Veterans' Brewery Holdings) was originally assigned to sub-series 3 and moved in its present location in February 2023.

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  • English

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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.

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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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Photographs are original photos taken by Evans in the Brewery Creek neighbour of Vancouver and are located in file 2 and file 7.

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March 2024: series digitized; description updated.
February 2023: accrual added (files 15-16), description revised.
June 2022: sub-series established and first described.

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  • English

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