The Manson Chemical Co. owned a plant in Hawkesbury in the 1920's. They experimented with products similar to Ten Test but was not profitable. It closed during the depression with considerable losses. John Albert Gillies was a shareholder of this company and a director in 1920 along with John Stark Gillies and David Armatage Gillies.
This material was donated to the archives in 2006 by Nordella Zimmerling of Braeside. It was found at Consolidated Stone of Pontiac Quebec.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of various business records of the Gillies Bros. lumber company of Braeside Ontario. It also consists of a few items related to Manson Chemical Co. which was a partner with Gillies Bros. in the late 1920's and one item pertaining to Consolidated Paper Corporation.
Minute Book of Gillies Bros. Co. Limited January 1894 - August 1929
Minute Book of Gillies Bros. Limited September 1929 - April 1944
Bound volume of Share Transfers for Gillies Bros.Co. Limited (later Gillies Brothers Limited) 1894 - 1944
Stock Ledger 1894 - 1944 including Dividends, Transfers, Directors and Share Holders
Textual records including: Letters Patent, Bylaws, Agreements, Correspondence, Stock Account 1892, Real Estate Account 1894, Miscellaneous Printed notices, acts etc.
Consolidated Paper Corporation Limited Peribonka District Sawmill Project Photographic Report; written by Fernand Brassard, June 14, 1965 - contains 14 black & white photographs with captions detailing camp and area surrounding bay, location of boom etc.
Manson's Limited share certificates 1918 - 1929, related correspondence and certificate ledger.
Surrender of Letters Patent of Manson's Limited as of the 18th June 1945
Ledger containing Minutes, Charter & Bylaws, Directors, Transfers, Agreements and Financial Statements of Manson's Limited 1918 - 1943
Series of Gillies Bros. Braeside Modernization Project Plans from 1978 were added to this fonds in 2014. See Series description