Fonds 324

Fonds Number: 324

Title: Barrie’s Furriers fonds

Creator: William Davies

Dates of Material: 1844-1960

Physical Description: 1 cu ft.

Scope and Contents:
Deeds, blueprint, shareholder registers and other records, mortgages and supplementary letters patent relating to Barrie’s Limited, a furrier business based in Peterborough with branch offices in Saskatchewan.

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

Finding Aids:
Available on site.

None expected.

Custodial History:
Papers accumulated by R. J. Davies, and his son, chiefly in managerial and shareholder roles; he was the secretary of the company. Particularly interesting are the time books listing the employees. Through the agency of Guy Thompson, Peterborough, the papers were donated by D. W. Davies, 107 Roper Drive, Peterborough, ON.

Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History

Thomas Barrie (1866-1942), Otonabee-born Peterborough businessman, began his business career with the J. T. Fairweather Co. Fairweather’s was then at the north-west corner of George and Simcoe, and in 1900 he acquired the Fairweather builing. He shared the building with Turnbull’s department store. Barrie’s moved to its attractive new building just south of Charlotte in 1912. Turnbull’s took over the whole building; during this renovation, Turnbull’s store collapsed in August 1913, a disaster that left six dead. Barrie’s expanded to several western locations, including Vancouver, Regina, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Toronto. During the 1930s, he reduced his western story. He was a life member of Rotary and of YMCA, a former president of the chamber of commerce. He was survived by his wife and sister in 1945.

1     Title to Head Office Property 1844-1947 Deeds. Names associated are: Alexander Walker, William Walker, Edward Phelan, Thomas Bradburn, Linda Bradburn, Thomas Barrie, Maud H. Robinson, plus the will of William Walker.
2     Barrie’s Building Blueprint c1910 Bond and Smith, Toronto. Copy black, copy white, blue print in map drawer
3     Barrie’s Shareholders c1910 List of names
4     Barrie’s Certificate of Registration 1910 Original
5     Barrie’s Incorporation 1910-1913 Shareholders
6     Barrie’s Saskatoon Bank Book 1910-1923 Original
7     Campbell and Barrie 1911 Co-partnerships
8     Barrie’s Balance Sheet 1912
9     William Arthur Elliott 1916 Homestead Certificate, Saskatchewan
10     Barrie’s Canadian Manufacturing Association 1917 Copy. Original in Oversize
11     Barrie’s Agreements 1916-1920 Deeds. Names associated are: B.F Ackerman, Matthew Albert Morrison, Thomas Barrie, M.Charlotte Weir
12     Barrie’s – Great Dominion Land Co Ltd 1918 Deeds
13     Barrie’s – Great Dominion Land Co Ltd 1918-1929 Deeds
14     Barrie’s Correspondence 1918-1920
15     Barrie’s/Ackerman’s 1919-1928 Correspondence and deeds
16     Barrie’s Bylaw #2 1919 Original
17     Barrie’s 1921 Profit and Loss Accounting Sheets
18     Barrie’s/Perry’s Limited 1925 Deeds
19     Barrie’s/CNR Saskatoon 1927 Deeds and Blueprint
20     Barrie’s/Home Farms Ltd 1929-1931 Deeds
21     Barrie’s License in Mortmain 1930 Original
22     Barrie’s 1931 Proxies
23     Barrie’s Banking Notes 1934-42 Original
24     Barrie’s Bank Book 1935-1936 Original
25     Barrie’s/Elliott 1935-1937 Invoices
26     Barrie’s 1936 Mortgages
27     Barrie’s Bank Book 1936-1937 Original
28     Barrie’s Bank Book 1937-38 Original
29     Barrie’s Bank Book 1937 Original
30     Barrie’s 1939 Supplementary Letters Patent
31     Barrie’s 1939 Canada Gazette: Note – Military Appointments
32     Barrie’s 1940-42 Banking
33     Barrie’s Bank Book 1940-42 Original
34     Barrie’s Honour Roll 1941 War Savings Bond
35     Barrie’s 1945 License in Mortmain
36     Barrie’s 1938-1946 Time book
37     Barrie’s 1946-1952 Time book
38     Barrie’s 1947 Leave and License
39     Barrie’s 1953-1956 Insurance Policies
40     Barrie’s 1955 Insurance
41     Barrie’s 1956 Part of Lot 1, South Charlotte. Plan.
42     Barrie’s – Underground Ducts on George St 1957 Correspondence and plans
43     Barrie’s 1958 Empress Hotel deed
44     Barrie’s 1959 Accounts
45     Barrie’s 1960 Agreement with Daisy Hall
46     Barrie’s 1910-1919 Share Register
47     Barrie’s Share Register and Shareholders 1910-1940 Original
48     Barrie’s 1920-30 Customer Account Card
49     Barrie’s 1956 Bond of Indemnity
50     Barrie’s 1927-1951 Share Transfers
51     Barrie’s – Common Shares 1929-53 Original
52     Barrie’s – Common Stock 1927-1945 Original
53     Barrie’s – Stock Certificates Original
54     Barrie’s – Capital Shares 1920-1922 Original
55     Barrie’s – Shares 1939-1955 Original
56     Barrie’s – Shares Transfered 1956 Original
57     Barrie’s- Certificate 1917 Thomas Barrie’s membership certificate to Canadian Manufacturers Association. Filed in Davies.