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Matthew-Wells Company fonds
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[193-?] - [196-?] (Creation)
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ca 5 cm of textual records
15 photographs : b&w and col prints
9 photographs : b&w negatives
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Prior to their transfer to Guelph Public Library Archives, Stephen Lewis had unbroken custody of these records.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of photographs and textual records created and or received by the Matthew Wells Company in Guelph, Ontario during the course of their business activities. The photographs include aerial shots of the plant in Guelph and of one based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. There is also a photograph of the plant’s employees, a woman’s sport team and of the company’s products such as bottles of jams and jellies likely used for promotional or advertisement purposes. The textual components consist of the company’s stationary, examples of labels for use on their products, payment vouchers and a booklet entitled, NPPA Sponsored Fundamental Research Unraveling the Mysteries of Pickling, 70 Years of Progress: The Pickle Fair. There is no further arrangement to these records
Some photographs in this fonds are in poor condition and require care in their handling and use.
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The majority of photographs in this fonds are available electronically.
Restrictions on access
Access to these records is restricted for conservation reasons. Please contact the Guelph Public Library archivist to gain access to these records.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Donor-held copyright in these records has been transferred to the Guelph Public Library. Permission of the Guelph Public Library is required for publication.
To access these records, consult file list F56, identify specific files for viewing. Order box 1, Matthews-Wells Company fonds, from the Guelph Public Library Archivist. A listing is available for photographs in this fonds.
No further accruals of records are expected.
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