Fonds MS-360 - McLean & Company Hardware fonds

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McLean & Company Hardware fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material - photograph

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  • 1893 - 1916 (Creation)
    McLean & Company Hardware

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2 m of textual records. - 19 photographs

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Name of creator

(1893 - 1916)

Administrative history

McLean & Company Hardware was owned and operated by Arthur McLean on Whyte Avenue between 1st Street East and Main Street. The business was opened in 1893 and closed in 1916 after the death of Arthur McLean.

Custodial history

It is not known how the Old Strathcona Foundation acquired the records. Barbara Tutton is the granddaughter of Arthur McLean, the owner and proprietor of McLean & Company Hardware.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of day book receipts, cash books, stock lists, and account ledgers created during the operation of McLean & Company Hardware. Customer names and their purchases are collected in the day book receipts, with some customer accounts reflecting outstanding debits. An unused counter sales book has also been included with the records and bears custom printing with the McLean & Company Hardware name. The McLean & Company Current Ledger and Monthly Statements have been preserved in their original, custom bindings to reflect how the records were used and added to as needed.

The photographs include images of the McLean Family, the McLean house, landmarks around the McLean home, and of the hardware store. There are some notations on the backs of the images, though most are untitled.

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by the Old Strathcona Foundation in 1984 and by Barbara Tutton in 1996.


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  • English

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Public Domain.

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File list is available online.

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Accession number: A84-31, A96-135

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Box: MS Room