Series MsC-114 - Series 1. Printing Examples and Business Records

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Series 1. Printing Examples and Business Records

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  • Graphic materials
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  • Textual records

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  • 1959-1999 (Creation)
    Margison Brothers Printers

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20 cm of graphic materials and textual records
2 photographs

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Margison Brothers Printers was founded in 1907 by three brothers, Oswald, John and Arthur Margison. It is the oldest surviving printing company in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Series consists of examples of printing done by the Margison Brothers Printers, as well as a small amount of business records and other miscellaneous items created by the family. Items include stationary, greeting cards, calling cards, business cards, invitations, announcements, posters, cash books, sales tax info and other fiscal records, clip art, newspaper clippings, a publication entitled “Be Tolerant”, and information about a platen printing press.

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