File - PE001035 – The short and unhappy life of Queenstown, Alberta

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PE001035 – The short and unhappy life of Queenstown, Alberta

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  • 1888-1891 (Creation)

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a) (Prospectus): 8 pages. 23 x 18 cm.
b) Reproduced letter: 24 x 19 cm.
c) Share Certificate: 25.5 x 22.5 cm
d) Broadside: 36.5 x 23 cm.
e) Transcript: 32.5 x 20 cm.
f) Notice: 20 x 25 cm.
g) 4 Resolutions: 33 x 20.5 cm.
h) Letter from Maddisons: open: 25 x 40.5 cm, closed: 25 x 20.5cm
i) Letter from the CPCCL: 20 x 26.5 cm.
j) Report of Proceedings: 8 pages. 33.5 x 21 cm.
k) The Companies (Winding-up) Act 1890: The winding up act is in four pieces.
a. No. 23/Notice: 40.5 x 25 cm.
b. General Proxy: blue paper, 40.5 x 25 cm
c. Special Proxy: yellow paper, 40.5 x 25 cm
d. A summary of the affairs: closed: 40.5 x 25 cm

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The items included are regarding the formation and ending of the Canadian Pacific Colonization Corporation Ltd (CPCCL) which was formed in 1888 with the intent of founding a town in Alberta.
l) (Prospectus): Dominion of Canada, Province of Alberta. Canadian Pacific Colonization Corporation Limited. To found the town of Queenstown, North-Western Canada. Capital £500,000. Nov, 1888. 8 pages. 23 x 18 cm.
m) Reproduced letter: From Henry Hayman D. D. President of the CPCCL issued Feb. 21 1889. 24 x 19 cm.
n) Share Certificate: 25.5 x 22.5 cm for 10 shares in the CPCCL issued Feb. 21 1889
o) Broadside: 36.5 x 23 cm. Choice Lands in Alberta. Advert to induced people to move out and colonize Queenstown.
p) Transcript: 32.5 x 20 cm. Discusses circumstances of Queenstown which included a prairie fire, which destroyed the hay crop for the coming winter and caused the loss of several hundred head of cattle.
q) Notice: 20 x 25 cm. Notice of a CPCCL meeting to be held on 24 Dec 1890. Issued 15 Dec 1890.
r) 4 Resolutions: 33 x 20.5 cm. Enumerates the four resolutions o be ratified at the Dec. 24th 1890 meeting.
s) Letter from Maddisons: (open: 25 x 40.5 cm, closed: 25 x 20.5cm) dated Dec 19 1890, acting on behalf of 50 shareholders to wind up the corporation.
t) Letter from the CPCCL: 20 x 26.5 cm. Issued Dec. 20 1890. Rebuffs the Letter from Maddisons.
u) Report of Proceedings: 8 pages. 33.5 x 21 cm. Report of the Dec 24th 1890 meeting.
v) The Companies (Winding-up) Act 1890: The winding up act is in four pieces.
a. No. 23/ Notice: 40.5 x 25 cm. A notice that a meeting of the contributories will be held on March 25 1891 which encloses with it two forms: The General (blue paper, 40.5 x 25 cm) and Special Proxies(yellow paper, 40.5 x 25 cm)
b. A summary of the affairs of the company was included (closed: 40.5 x 25 cm)

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a) Prospectus: large tear along lower spine/front cover. Foxing. Staples rusting.
b) Reproduced letter: many crease lines, slight tearing along edges, foxing on all sides.
c) Share Certificate: Foxing on front and back, ink can be seen through paper. Rough edge on left side.
d) Broadside: paper is very thin. Man crease lines and tears along edges, ink can be seen through paper.
e) Transcript: two stains on front, one on back.
f) Notice: Crease lines, worn of left edge, ink showing through paper.
g) 4 Resolutions: foxing upper left side, and on back upper left side.
h) Letter from Maddisons: Discolouration on back and many crease lines.
i) Letter from the CPCCL: Many crease marks and ink mark on back/
j) Report of Proceedings Discolouration along edges and on back.
k) The Companies (Winding-up) Act 1890: The winding up act is in four pieces.
a. No. 23/ notice: Tearing along crease lines, large rectangular discolouration in center on front, discolouration along edges.
b. General Proxy (blue): Tearing along crease lines, hole in center left, and discolouration on back middle, embossed in top right corner.
c. Special Proxy (yellow): Tearing along crease lines and edges, embossed in top right corner
d. A summary of the affairs: Edges are worn and heavy large rectangle on interior show extensive discolouration via wear.

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John Rush

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