Fonds PR-0062 - W & J Wilson Limited fonds

Joseph Wilson (of W & J Wilson Ltd) William Wilson (of W & J Wilson Ltd) W. & J. Wilson store on Government Street, interior W. & J. Wilson store on Government Street, interior

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W & J Wilson Limited fonds

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6.76 m of textual records and other material

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The retail clothing firm of W & J Wilson Ltd. began business in Victoria in 1863, remaining in the Wilson family until 1956, when it was incorporated. Though expanded over the years to include outlets in Banff, Lake Louise, Nanaimo, Vancouver, and the Empress Hotel, its main store remains located on Government Street in Victoria.

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Fonds includes correspondence and financial, building, and employment records. There are also advertisements and notices to customers, orders, shipping lists, stock inventories, catalogues and price lists. Also included are a variety of clippings, broadcasts, photographs, and artifacts.

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