Fonds MG3086 - James Cooper Fonds

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James Cooper Fonds

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  • 1853-1912 (Creation)
    Cooper, James, active 1872-1903

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70 cm of textual records

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(active 1872-1903)

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In 1872 James Cooper and Fred Fairman established in Montréal the hardware firm of Cooper, Fairman and Co.. James Cooper later established the Dominion Wire Manufacturing Company, the Dominion Wire Rope Company, and the James Cooper Manufacturing Company (manufacturers of mining machinery). Cooper, Fairman and Co. held controlling interest of Dominion Bridge Co., up until the time of the dissolution of Cooper, Fairman and Co., in 1889. In addition, James Cooper operated a general contractors and railway supply business. Cooper died at Montréal, July 11, 1903.

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The papers relate to Cooper's private financial affairs, especially the settlement of his estate. They include correspondence, deeds, stock certificates and receipts pertaining to investments in mining, industrial concerns, real estate, railroads, and fishing leases.

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