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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/037
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1824-1932
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 16 production units.
Name of creator(s): Canada Company | 1826-1953


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Canada Company was incorporated by royal charter in 1826. The aim of the Company was to obtain land in Canada and to promote its sale to prospective settlers. According to London directories, it had offices at 13 St Helen's Place, Bishopsgate (ca. 1826-67), 1 East India Avenue (ca. 1867-1925), 44 Bedford Row (c 1925-1928), 25 Bishopsgate (ca. 1928-33) and 145 Dashwood House, Old Broad Street (c 1933-1950). Its last appearance in this source was 1950. The Company ceased to operate in 1951 and was liquidated in 1953.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Canada Company, comprising constitutional documents, minutes, share records, bills of exchange and deeds.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The archives of the Canada Company were presented to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1953 on the liquidation of the company, except for Ms 18479, which was an anonymous gift in 1978. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Further Canada Company archives are held by the Archives of Ontario, Canada, reference F129.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2010 to January 2011.

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