Wednesday, 27 January 2016
It's surprising then that the listings of bank shareholders in Canadian Sessional Papers haven't attracted more attention. Have you used them?
The image is the top of a page from Sessional Papers 6, Vol XVVIII, No 3, 1914 found on the open shelves at Library and Archives Canada. The heading of the table columns are name, description, post office address, number of shares and amount paid. Look down the names and find the same surname in the same location - likely members of the same family.
This listing is for the Bank of Ottawa, one of the smaller institutions, 12 pages of names and 60 names per page.
This volume has data for 26 banks with headquarters in Halifax, Hamilton, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec, Vancouver, Weyburn, Winnipeg shareholder and names listed on more than 600 pages. And that's just for 1914!
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