Fonds paa-7497 - Abasand Oils Limited fonds

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Abasand Oils Limited fonds

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CA PAA paa-7497

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  • 1926-1943 (Creation)
    Abasand Oils

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0.49 m of textual records and other material

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Douglas Ball, Max Waite Ball's son, deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1988.

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The fonds consists of records regarding the formation, operation and liquidation of Abasand Oils Limited, including agreements, correspondence, financial records, auditor's reports, share register, reports, newspaper clippings, maps and blueprints.

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Includes 32 blueprints, 24 negatives, 23 maps, 14 photographs, and 6 technical drawings.

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Max Waite Ball's involvement in Abasand Oils Limited ceased in 1943. Records from PR1988.0470 dating after 1943 have been included in the Max W. Ball fonds. Some personal correspondence may however be found amongst the Abasand Oils Limited records.

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  • The material is in English.

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Access Conditions: None. Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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Also see the Max W. Ball fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta. As well, see GR1983.0159 and GR1988.0166. Other records pertaining to Abasand Oils Limited are located in the Earl A. Smith fonds at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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Information for the administrative history is taken from the records and from <em>The Abasand Fiasco: The rise and fall of a brave pioneer Oil Sands extraction plant</em>, which is available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 622.338 C734. The fonds was deposited at the same time and in the same accession as records from the following fonds: the Max W. Ball fonds.<br><br>Record No. Fonds consists of the following accessions: PR1988.0470<br><br>

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