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Robin Hood Flour Mills Ltd. (Calgary) fonds
























































































































































































































































































































































































































Series 1 Minute book and stock register – F.A. Bean farms. – 1916-1956
M-2437-1 Minute book – F.A. Bean Farms, Saskatchewan. – 1915-1955. – Consists of articles of association, minutes of directors’ meetings, and minutes of shareholders’ meetings.
M-2437-2 F.A. Bean Farms stock certificate book. – 1916-1955

Series 2 Correspondence regarding mill business. – 1924-1969
M-2437-3 General business. – 1924-1926. – Regarding grain drier and building additions, including specifications for concrete grain storage tanks.
M-2437-4 Business conditions. – 1925. – Consists of memoranda on past year being worst one the Mill had had in Canada.
M-2437-5 Annual summary. – 1925.- Submitted to satisfy Canadian government regulations on companies.
M-2437-6 Electrical operations. – 1925-1927. – Consists of contracts with the city; recommendations for a Calgary mill; and city electrical survey for the mill.
M-2437-7 Export registration of feed. – 1927-1928. – Consists of registrations with the dairy and food commissioners for the states of Washington and Oregon.
M-2437-8 Bleaching process. – 1928-1948. – Consists of a comparison of the use of chlorine and agene; amount paid for agene gas treatment; and use and cost of Novadel.
M-2437-9 Agene process report. – 1929-1944. – Consists of report on rate of application and total number of bushels treated.
M-2437-10 General correspondence. – 1931-1932. – Regarding salary reduction; decline of mill business; changes of wage schedule of Moose Jaw plant employees; cost of living; and changes in economic situation.
M-2437-11 Board of Grain Commsissioners. – 1932-1969. – Consists of reports, resolutions, correspondence and statistics regarding shipments and stocks of grain at the Calgary elevator.
M-2437-12 Construction at mill. – 1934. – Regarding problems with various unions over alleged below-union rates for hired workmen.
M-2437-13 Canadian Wheat Board. – 1935-1968. – Consists of statements, reports and correspondence.
M-2437-14 Victory Loan campaign. – 1942-1944. – Consists of a circular and examples of employee payroll deductions for war savings bonds during the Second World War.

Series 3 Financial records. – 1914-1950
M-2437-15 Improvement account. – 1914-1935. – Includes estimates for proposed changes in mill equipment.
M-2437-16 Closing books. – 1928. – Includes lists of bad debts, accrued and unexpired taxes, cash sales at the Calgary office, wheat purchases, etc.
M-2437-17 Closing books. – 1929. – Includes lists of bad debts, accrued and unexpired taxes, cash sales at the Calgary office, wheat purchases, etc.
M-2437-18 Closing books. – 1940. – Includes lists of bad debts, accrued and unexpired taxes, cash sales at the Calgary office, wheat purchases, etc.
M-2437-19 Closing books. – 1945. – Includes lists of bad debts, accrued and unexpired taxes, cash sales at the Calgary office, wheat purchases, etc.
M-2437-20 Closing books. – 1950. – Includes lists of bad debts, accrued and unexpired taxes, cash sales at the Calgary office, wheat purchases, etc.
M-2437-21 Detailed statement of accounts. – 1932-1933
M-2437-22 Detailed statement of accounts. – 1934-1935
M-2437-23 Detailed statement of accounts. – 1935-1936
M-2437-24 Detailed statement of accounts. – 1937-1938
M-2437-25 Detailed statement of accounts. – 1938-1939
M-2437-26 Detailed statement of accounts. – 1939-1940
M-2437-27 Saleman’s commissions. – 1932-1940. – Consists of bushels sold; statement of commisions settlements for saleman A.L. Sashor; and statements of deliveries.
M-2437-28 Saleman’s commissions. – 1942-1948. – Consists of bushels sold; statement of commisions settlements for saleman A.L. Sashor; and statements of deliveries.
M-2437-29 Appraisal of R.H.F. Mills, volumes 1 and 2. – 1946. – Consists of valuation of buildings, building equipment and plant equipment.

Series 4 Legal agreements and contracts. – 1910-1969
M-2437-30 Canadian Pacific Railway. – 1910-1932. – Consists of copies of agreementw with the City of Calgary; assignment bylaw for railway crossing at 4th Street;, indentures; siding agreements; leases, etc.
M-2437-31 Canadian Pacific Railway. – 1958-1969. – Consists of agreement regarding power sub-station on property leased from CPR; plan showing summary on leases held by Robin Hood on CPR right of way; and replacement of old leases.
M-2437-32 Canadian Pacific Railway, Vancouver. – 1912-1918. – Consists of leases for Robin Hood Mills – Vancouver warehouse; right of way; and loading platform.
M-2437-33 International Milling Company. – 1912-1938. – Consists of leases of property to Robin Hood Mills, Calgary; agreements; and land title registrations.
M-2437-34 Saskatchewan Flour Mills Company. – 1912. – Consists of assignment of assets, property, etc. to Robin Hood Mills.
M-2437-35 Specifications for iron-clad warehouse addition, Calgary. – 1912. – Consists of correspondence and contract details; and blueprint of proposed addition.
M-2437-36 Company registration. – 1915-1923. – Consists of returns to province of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Alberta.
M-2437-37 Calgary Grain Exchange. – 1918-1933. – Consists of certificate of membership and two share certificates.
M-2437-38 Bank of Commerce, Calgary. – 1921-1924. – Consists of agreement and schedule for cashing grain tickets from country elevators in Alberta.
M-2437-39 Grain storage addition, Calgary. – 1924. – Consists of grain agreement and specifications.
M-2437-40 Flour warehouse, Bassano. – 1926-1962. – Consists of sale of shed from National Elevator Company to Robin Hood Mills and sale of elevator.
M-2437-41 Alberta Wheat Pool. – 1930. – Consists of an agreement for grain handling.
M-2437-42 Company name change. – 1938. – Consists of correspondence regarding name change from Robin Hood Mills to Robin Hood Flour Mills.
M-2437-43 Canadian motor transfer contracts. – 1951-1968. – Consists of trucking contracts.
M-2437-44 United Packinghouse Workers of America. – 1946-1969. – Consists of agreement regarding wages and working conditions. Note: name changed to United Packinghouse, Food and Allied Workers.
M-2437-45 Canadian Army agreement. – 1962-1969. – Consists of correspondence, agreement, and diagram of air raid siren on elevator building.
M-2437-46 4th Street subway. – 1950-1952. – Consists of correspondence with office at Minneapolis over proposed Calgary subway; legal opinions; transcripts of telephone conversations with city officials; CPR proposition for subway; memos on proposal including W.G. Egbert’s 1930 report on legal aspects and rights of action; application to Board of Transportation Commissioners, and comments over difficulties with city.
M-2437-47 4th Street subway – Blueprints. – 1952. – Consists of blueprints showing expanse of buildings and proposal; 9th Avenue looking south; and subway in relation to office and mill.
M-2437-48 4th Street subway – Newspaper clippings. – 1952

Series 5 General business papers. – 1918-1968
M-2437-49 Mill workbook. – 1935. – Consists of notes of new parts installed and repairs on machinery.
M-2437-50 Mill workbook. – 1949. – Consists of notes on repairs, general condition of machine, and milling operations.
M-2437-51 Mill workbook. – 1951. – Consists of repairs and replacement of parts.
M-2437-52 Mill workbook. – 1951-1968. – Consists of lists of repairs made and mill operation.
M-2437-53 Royal Grain Inquiry Commission. – 1928. – Consists of record of proceedings at Moose Jaw and Saskatoon.
M-2437-54 Dominion Bureau of Statistics. – 1918-1939. – Consists of questionnaires completed by Robin Hood Mills on amounts of grain handled, types, products, equipment, employees and wages.
M-2437-55 Dominion Bureauof Statistics. – 1940-1955. – Consists of questionnaires completed by Robin Hood Mills on amounts of grain handled, types, products, equipment, employees and wages.
M-2437-56 Shutdown periods. – 1928-1931. – Consists of examples of men employed at the mill during Sunday and other shutdown periods.
M-2437-57 Department of Labor. – 1942-1954. – Consists of reports on working condition, wage rates and salaries.
M-2437-58 Association of Operative Millers correspondence course, part 1. – 1950. – Consists of course in flour milling.
M-2437-59 Association of Operative Millers correspondence course, part 2. – 1950. – Consists of course in flour milling.
M-2437-60 Safety meetings. – 1961-1963. – Consists of promotion of safety measures at Robin Hood Flour Mills, Calgary.
M-2437-61 Grain balances. – 1913-1954. – Consists of grain on hand at Calgary, amount milled, types, etc.
M-2437-62 Christmas cards. – 1945. – Includes an RCAF greeting card.
M-2437-63

Samples of mill screen. – n.d. – Consists of types of nylon and silk screen cloth; various sizes of mesh used in milling.

M-2437-64 Flour inventory volume. – 1912-1934
M-2437-oversize Oversize items. – 1934-1957. – Consists of a diagram of Robin Hood Mills for fire prevention purposes (1934); Honour roll of employees who served in the Second World War (1945); chart showing flow of wheat (1957); and Alberta Workmen’s Compensation Board safety award (1964).
M-1545 Calgary Milling Company booklet entitled Mainstay of Multitudes. – 1910. – Consists of a booklet telling the story of flour and including a cookbook.
M-6546 Robin Hood Flour Mill, Moose Jaw – Advertique. – n.d.

Series 6 Architectural plans – Mill properties. – 1912-1956
M-2437-os-A Addition to warehouse. – October 1912
M-2437-os-B Addition to warehouse. – October 1912
M-2437-os-C Addition to warehouse. – October 1912
M-2437-os-D Car puller. – 1913
M-2437-os-E Plan of plant. – [ca. 1913]
M-2437-os-F Plan – elevation and sections showing clearance of buildings of mills served by CPR. – 1924
M-2437-os-G Plan showing property of Robin Hood Mills surveyed by A.P. Patrick. – 1924
M-2437-os-H Plan showing property of Robin Hood Mills surveyed by A.P. Patrick. – 1924
M-2437-os-I Plan showing building and trackage of Robin Hood Mills. – 1924
M-2437-os-J Plan – showing property of Robin Hood Mills surveyed by A.P. Patrick. – 1933
M-2437-os-K Basement plan. – 1913, revised 1922, re-copied 1951
M-2437-os-L Grain elevators. – 1913, revised 1922, re-copied 1951
M-2437-os-M 4th floor plan. – 1913, revised 1922, re-copied 1951
M-2437-os-N Floor plan of building. – 1922
M-2437-os-O Elevator floor plan. – 1913, revised 1924
M-2437-os-P 150 ton track scale. – 1918
M-2437-os-Q Elevator elevations. – [ca. 1913]
M-2437-os-R Cribbed bins for chopper. – 1923 and 1925
M-2437-os-S Layout of elevator. – n.d.
M-2437-os-T Warehouse No. 9. – n.d.
M-2437-os-U Tempering bins. – 1924
M-2437-os-V Floor plans. – 1924
M-2437-os-W Layout of elevator. – n.d.
M-2437-os-X Grain storage additions. – 1934
M-2437-os-Y Longitudinal section of cleaning house and flour mill. – 1948
M-2437-os-Z Cross sectionof mill additions. – 1948
M-2437-os-AA Mill alterations and extensions. – 1950
M-2437-os-BB Diagram showing location of buildings at intersection of 9th Avenue and 4th Street west. – 1952
M-2437-os-CC Proposed addition to office building. – 1953
M-2437-os-DD Diagram of all buildings re fire protection . – 1953
M-2437-os-EE Packing and warehouse department material flow. – 1955
M-2437-os-FF Bin capacities. – 1955
M-2437-os-GG Elevator department flow sheet. – 1955
M-2437-os-HH Re-bolt system. – 1956
M-2437-os-II Section through warehouse and packing area looking south to north. – 1955

Series 7 4th Street subway – Engineering drawings. – 1950-1952
M-2437-os-1 Longitudinal section showing buildings and subway on 9th Avenue. – 1952
M-2437-os-2 Subway profile. – July 1950
M-2437-os-3 Abutment details. – January 1952
M-2437-os-4 Centre pier details. – January 1952
M-2437-os-5 CPR siding to Robin Hood Mills. – January 1952
M-2437-os-6 West abutment for future spur line. – February 1952
M-2437-os-7 East abutment for future spur line. – February 1952
M-2437-os-8 Profile – 4th Street west roadway. – 1951
M-2437-os-9 Profile – 9th Avenue roadway. – 1951
M-2437-os-10 Proposed general plan. – 1952
M-2437-os-11 Steel catwalks. – 1951
M-2437-os-12 Guard railings. – 1952
M-2437-os-13 Alterations to water mains. – 1951
M-2437-os-14 General layout of 9th Avenue overpass bridge. – 1951
M-2437-os-15 Details of stairways on 9th Avenue overpass. – 1951
M-2437-os-16 General layout of 9th Avenue overpass bridge. – 1951
M-2437-os-17 Proposed plan of utility lines. – 1952
M-2437-os-18 Elevation of west wall. – 1952
M-2437-os-19 Elevation of east wall. – 1952

Series 8

Photographs. – [ca. 1924-1926], 1935


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PD-287 Views of Robin Hood Flour Mills. – [ca. 1935]. – 2 snapshot albums (24 photographs)
NA-1975-1 View of Robin Hood Flour Mills, Calgary. – [ca. 1924-1926]. – 1 photograph