Title and statement of responsibility area
General material designation
- Architectural drawing
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1903 - 1976 (Creation)
- Black, Henry, 1875-1960
Physical description area
0.320 m of textual records
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Henry Black was born on February 14, 1875 near Ottawa, Ontario. He attended public school and a local business college in the area. Black operated a general store in Leonard, Ontario until 1898, when he moved to Kaslo, British Columbia. In 1903, he moved to Regina, North-West Territories (now Saskatchewan), where he operated a menswear store prior to establishing his career as a building contractor, real estate developer and property owner.
In 1908, Black went into partnership with Archibald W. McGregor in the firm McGregor and Black. After the firm ceased to operate around 1911, Black worked independently, constructing houses, commercial and public buildings. In 1917, he established the Prairie Biscuit Company with a group of local investors; the company ceased operations in 1919 due to the sugar shortage imposed by World War I. Black served as an alderman (1915-1917, 1923-1924) and mayor of the City of Regina (1918-1919). He also served as chairman of the Saskatchewan Relief Commmission (1931-1934) and was a member of various boards, including the Regina General Hospital Board. Around 1938, Black retired from politics but continued to manage his business interests until his death in Regina on August 29, 1960.
Black was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1935 in recognition of his work with the Saskatchewan Relief Commission.
Black married Jennie Lenore Barker on December 15, 1910. The Blacks had five children: Henry, Charles, William, Elizabeth, and Thomas.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Henry Black of Regina, Saskatchewan relating to his professional career as a general building contractor and real estate developer. The records relate to Black's work both independently and as a partner in the contracting firm of McGregor & Black. The types of records included are correspondence; receipts; invoices; agreements; and architectural drawings and specifications of residential and commercial buildings. The fonds includes a small volume of Black's personal correspondence relating mainly to his appointment as a Commander of Order of the British Empire (CBE).
The fonds also includes architectural drawings created, accumulated and used by Henry Kenneth Black, son of Henry Black. A small volume of records created, accumulated and used by P.M. Anderson of Regina relating to Anderson's ownership of land on W19-10-29-W2 (1928-1946) are also included. The records involve the estate of Philip Cote of Vantage and George Conner.
No series assignment was applied to the records in this fonds.