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Agreements and correspondence relating to 606-610 Talbot Street - Noble Manufacturing / Nobility Chocolates Ltd. / The Sutherland Press Ltd.

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Elgin County Archives
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Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
Item
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1912-1928
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
Item
File Number
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3
GMD
textual records
cartographic material
Date Range
1912-1928
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
1.0 cm of textual records
4 plans
History / Biographical
The property discussed in the agreements and correspondence was located at 606-610 Talbot Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. The building on this site was constructed in 1913 for the Noble Manufacturing Co. Ltd., biscuit makers. It was taken over in 1916 by Nobility Chocolates Ltd., and was vacant from 1923 to 1926. In 1927, the Ross Leaf Tobacco Co. Ltd. moved its business into the building for a short time, until it was taken over in late 1927 by the Sutherland Press Ltd., Frederick W. Sutherland, president. Loder Sutherland was the last business that occupied this building, according to the St. Thomas city directories. It is listed in the 1992/93 Directory, but then listed as vacant in the 1994/95 Directory. In 2017, the building was demolished.
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and agreements between the Michigan Central Railroad and the various companies that occupied the property located at 606-610 Talbot Street, from 1912-1928. Includes: R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 1: Correspondence from A.L. Sarvey, Assistant Chief Engineer, addressed to W.O. Houston, Division Engineer, dated November 21, 1912. Correspondence discusses laying track for the Noble Manufacturing Company. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 2: Correspondence from the St. Thomas City Clerk's Office, addressed to F.W. Cowley, Division Superintendent, dated December 18, 1912. Letter states that the city consents to the Michigan Central Railroad constructing siding on Moore Street for the Noble Manufacturing Company. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 3: Order from H.L. Drayton, Chief Commissioner, Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada, stating that the Michigan Central Railroad is authorized to construct, maintain, and operating a branch of railway line and siding on the property of the Noble Manufacturing Company. Includes plan showing the proposed track dated October 7, 1912. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 4: Plan showing proposed track for the Noble Manufacturing Company, dated October 7, 1912. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 5: Plan showing extension of track for the Noble Manufacturing Company, dated June 3, 1913. Note: scanned PDF available below. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 6: Four pieces of correspondence dated from June 7, 1920 to December 18, 1920, relating to the construction of a concrete pit for Nobility Chocolates Ltd. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 7: Indenture dated August 18, 1920, between Nobility Chocolates Ltd. and the Michigan Central Railroad regarding the construction of a concrete pit for unloading coal.Note: scanned PDF available below. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 8: Plan showing the proposed coal pit for Nobility Chocolate Company, May 6, 1920. Note: scanned PDF available below. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 9: Plan showing the proposed coal pit for Nobility Chocolate Company, June 9, 1920. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 10: Two copies of an agreement dated March 6, 1928, between the Michigan Central Railroad and Frederick W. Sutherland, in which the Michigan Central Railroad permits Sutherland to use a side track when receiving deliveries. Includes a plan showing the subject trackage. Note: scanned PDF available below. R4 S6 Sh3 B4 F3 11: Plan, dated September 11, 1940, showing track serving the Sutherland Press Company to be taken up. Note: scanned PDF available below.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Noble Manufacturing Company
Nobility Chocolates Ltd.
Sutherland Press Ltd.
Talbot Street
Moore Street
Subject Access
Railways
Business and Industry
Documents

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Correspondence regarding occupation of vacant Nobility Chocolates factory

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1923-1926
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F10
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Ken Verrell Collection
Description Level
File
File Number
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F10
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R4 S5 Sh2 B4 F10
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1923-1926
Series
Ken Verrell Collection - Michigan Central Railroad records series
Physical Description
0.1 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The subject building discussed in the correspondence was located at 606-610 Talbot Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. It was constructed in 1913 for the Noble Manufacturing Co. Ltd., biscuit makers. It was taken over in 1916 by Nobility Chocolates Ltd., and was was vacant from 1923 to 1926. In 1927, the Ross Leaf Tobacco Co. Ltd. moved its business into the building for a short time, as it was taken over in late 1927 by the Sutherland Press Ltd., Frederick W. Sutherland, president. Loder Sutherland was the last business that occupied this building, according to the St. Thomas city directories. It is listed in the 1992/93 Directory, but then listed as vacant in the 1994/95 Directory. In 2017, the building was demolished.
Scope and Content
Filed internally at the Michigan Central Railroad as File No. 11676, this file contains correspondence between the law firm Cameron, Grant & Cameron and D.W. Donahue, Division Superintendent of the Michigan Central Railroad, in St. Thomas, Ontario. Correspondence discusses the possible sale or lease of the Nobility Chocolates Factory, which was vacant at the time. The Michigan Central Railroad had an interest in this issue, as occupation of the building by a new company would increase business for the railway.
Name Access
Michigan Central Railroad
Michigan Central Railway
Nobility Chocolates Ltd.
Subject Access
Correspondence
Railways
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