Fonds 051 Grande Prairie Mutual Telephone Company fonds

Grande Prairie Mutual Telephone Company fonds. — 1976-1993. — 14 cm of textual records. — 7 blueprints.


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Agency History

The Grande Prairie Mutual Telephone Company was formed in 1936 to provide services for Rural Telephone Line No. 2 on the Grande Prairie Exchange, with Robert Cochrane as president and Gerald Carveth as secretary. Twenty-four shares were sold for $20.00 per annum and lines purchased from Alberta Government Telephones. In May of 1970, the 39 shareholders of the company reached an agreement with AGT integrate with AGT at the time of conversion to buried cable service.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of legal records of incorporation, including 7 maps showing the boundaries of the Company, sale agreements and reports to the registrar; minutes of annual meetings including financial accounts and lists of subscribers; financial statements and accounts ledger pages; correspondence and circulars from AGT; telephone statistics and annual reports.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Records donated by Joyce Blimke, last secretary of the Grande Prairie Mutual Telephone Co.
The metal Accounts Ledger has been disassembled and pages filed with appropriate series of minutes and financial records.

Table of Contents

Series 051.01Legal Records
Series 051.02Minutes
Series 051.03Financial Records
Series 051.04Correspondence
Series 051.01Legal Records. — 1936-1970. — 4 cm of textual records. — 7 maps.The series consists of the Certificate of Incorporation, Connecting Company Agreement, agreement of sale with AGT, a Memorandum of Association, a book of share certificates with stubs showing shareholders, and annual statistics and reports sent in to the registrar.
Series 051.02Minutes. — 1936-1970. — 4 cm of textual records.The series consists of minutes of annual and special meetings, including the organizational meeting on October 20, 1936. Financial accounts and shareholder records are included in the minute books.
Series 051.03Financial Records. — 1937, 1949-1969. — 3 cm of textual records.The series consists of detailed Financial Statements showing Assets, Liabilities, Statements of profit and loss, Statements of Receipts and Expenditures and Schedule of share capital.
Series 051.04Correspondence. — 1938-1971. — 3 cm of textual records.The series consists of the Rural Mutual Telephone Companies Act passed by Alberta Government Telephones, circulars from AGT to Mutual Telephone Companies, and the business correspondence of the Grande Prairie Mutual Telephone Company.