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Only top-level descriptions Yukon Archives Taylor and Drury Limited Taylor, William D., 1912-
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Taylor and Drury Limited fonds

  • CA yuk yuk-836
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1960, 1988

The fonds consists of records documenting the establishment and operation of Taylor and Drury Limited (T&D) and its branch stores and shareholder company from 1902 to 1960. Fonds contains correspondence, bills of sale, leases, certificates, wills, catalogues, invoices, counter books, and other financial records relating to the establishment of T&D, property and merchandise purchasing, management of the branch stores, daily business operations including inventory, accounting, shipping, and receiving of stock, sales of company shares, and the estates of various T&D store employees. Also included are by-laws, articles of incorporation, minute books, and financial statements of the Taylor and Pedlar and Company and the shareholder company, J.P. Whitney Co. and J.P. Whitney Black Silverfox Farm (1914-1950). A further accession includes two ledgers for the Selkirk branch: an accounts ledger for Taylor & Drury Ltd. (Selkirk) 1922-1944 and account book, Taylor, Drury & Pedlar Co. (Selkirk) 1916-1922. The Taylor and Drury Mayo Branch records (1919-1960) are divided into the following six series: Correspondence, Inventory, Financial records, C.D. Taylor School Workbooks and Miscellaneous papers, Publications, and Photographs. The fonds also includes 4 photographs and an audio cassette of an interview of Charlie Taylor conducted by Lesley Buchan and Jonathan Parker at the Yukon Archives in July 1988. Topics covered in the interview include bookkeeping and accounting procedures of T&D, particularly in Mayo, and personal narratives about his wife Betty Taylor and economic conditions in the Yukon.

Taylor and Drury Limited