W. Gordon Hall Fonds F772

G C4

Date of the items: 1887-1960

Physical description: 3 cm

Title: W Gordon Hall Fonds

Creator: W. Gordon Hall

Repository: Trent Valley Archives

Reference number: TVA Fonds 772

Scope and contents: The fonds consists of a book and five photographs. The book is the Western Manufacturing Co. Regina Catalogue No. 5 showing Builders Woodwork and an official price list and illustrations for 1919 done for wholesale manufacturers and jobbers in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.

The photographs include a Roy Studio shot of General Electric products at a home show or exhibition; advertising for Watson Tire & Radio Supply at 446 George, and W. Gordon Hall, at 88 London St., Peterboro, c. 1922; G. Hudson Hall; two photos of a group being trained in a training facility, c. 1945; and a photo of CGE seen from the Monaghan Road entrance c. 1950s.

Access Conditions: No Restrictions

Finding aid: None

Accruals: No further accruals are expected

Custodial history: Donated by Steve Guthrie on October 13, 2018

Biographical sketch: Lt. Col. William Gordon Hall was born in Peterborough on September 21, 1886 to parents William A. Hall and Isabella Bertram. An electrician by trade, he operated out of his home at 88 London Street near Waterford Street. He married Helen Hudson on September 14, 1911, and had two sons with her, Gordon and William. When the First World War broke out, he enlisted, serving as a lieutenant in several battalions in France. He went into business with his son, Gordon, who graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Queen’s University. The pair worked together as partners from 1947 to 1955, when George left the business to become a professor of engineering. William passed away on November 11, 1960 at the age of 74.

Related fonds at TVA: There are no fonds at TVA with a close link to this one.

Access Points:
G. Hudson Hall
Western Manufacturing Co.
Canadian General Electric
Watson Tire and Radio Supply
Peterborough, Ontario