Fonds F32 - The Guernsey Rural Telephone Company, Limited fonds

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The Guernsey Rural Telephone Company, Limited fonds

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  • 1920-1977 (Creation)

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28.7 cm of textual records
3 maps

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On March 22, 1913, residents in the Guernsey, Saskatchewan district met to discuss the organization of a rural telephone company. A petition requesting permission to organize was sent to the Minister of Telephones on August 23, 1913. The Guernsey Rural Telephone Company, Limited was incorporated as a joint-stock company on March 9, 1914. The company's aim was to construct, maintain and operate a rural telephone system.

The company included a board of directors, president, secretary and general members. The secretary was responsible for maintaining records and accounts, taking minutes, collecting fees and issuing receipts, preparing financial statements and acting as a liaison with the Department of Telephones and various rural municipalities.

On December 17, 1976, members voted in favor of accepting the Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) offer to assume responsibility for the provision of telephone service in the area. The last meeting of the board was held on March 29, 1977. The company was assimilated by SaskTel on April 15, 1977 and dissolved on July 7, 1977.

Custodial history

Edward Kraus, former secretary of The Guernsey Rural Telephone Company Ltd., donated these records to the Saskatoon office, Saskatchewan Archives, in one accession in 1997: S97-65 (July 14, 1997).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used from 1920 to 1977 by the secretary of the Guernsey Rural Telephone Company Ltd.

The types of records included are financial statements, correspondence, minutes, toll records, legislation, cash books, receipt books, and maps.

The fonds consists of three series: Operational Records; Administrative Records and Financial Records.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records subject to terms and conditions of Crown copyright.

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SAFA 46 consists of a fonds description, file listings of textual records and item descriptions of maps. The electronic finding aid consists of a file listing of textual records and item descriptions of maps. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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Related material: Saskatchewan Department of Telephones file relating to the Guernsey Rural Telephone Company Ltd., 1913-1977 (R-899, file 588).

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No further accruals are expected.

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Other codes: Textual records: S-A877; Maps: FM-32.1, FM-32.2, FM-32.3

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