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Taylor and Drury Limited fonds

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Taylor and Drury Limited fonds

Title Notes 


Title based on provenance of fonds.

Level of Description 



Dates of Creation 


1902-1974, 1988, 1995

Physical Description 


15.77 m of textual records
4 photographs : 2 b&w prints, 1 b&w neg., 1 b&w copy neg.
2 audio cassettes

Scope and Content 


The fonds consists primarily of textual records documenting the establishment and operation of Taylor and Drury Limited (T&D) based in Whitehorse, Yukon and its branch stores in the territory; Taylor and Drury Motors; Taylor, Drury, Pedlar and Co.; and the J.P. Whitney Black Silver Fox Co., Ltd. of which Isaac Taylor and William S. Drury were shareholders.

The fonds also includes four photographs (89/35R, 89/36R, 95/92) and two sound recordings (1988, 1995) of Yukon Archives staff in conversation with sons of the two founders of Taylor and Drury Ltd.

The fonds has three series: Business and Finance Records; Mayo Branch Records; and J.P. Whitney Black Silver Fox Co., Ltd. Records.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


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Taylor and Drury Limited

Other Names Access Point(s) 


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Taylor, Isaac, 1864-1959
Drury, William S., 1870-1953
Taylor, William D., 1910?-1998
Taylor, Charlie, 1912-1992
Drury, William Lawrence, 1920-2009
Taylor, Albert, b. 1914
J.P. Whitney Black Silver Fox Co., Ltd.
Taylor, Drury, Pedlar and Company Limited

Immediate Source of Acquisition 


Yukon Archives staff carried out the interviews for the two sound recordings in accessions 88/104 and 95/92.

Custodial History 


The Taylor and Drury Limited records (95/92) were originally stored in two wooden boxes in the company safe. They were removed and kept by Isaac Taylor's son, Charlie Taylor, following the company's closure and eventually passed on to his brother, Bill Taylor. William L. Drury and Bill Taylor donated the material to the Yukon Archives in 1995.
Two accessions (89/35R and 89/36R) of Taylor and Drury Mayo Branch records were donated in 1989 by Linda MacDonald, on behalf of the Mayo Historical Society, and Lynda Peters, a former Mayo resident. Both groups of records came from Mayo where they were stored in the rafters of the original Taylor and Drury building.
The financial statements in accession 2008/79 were donated by Betty Taylor, wife of Charlie Taylor.
The ledgers in accession 2014/87R were donated by the Yukon Transportation Museum who received them from Chuck Halliday, son-in-law of Bill Taylor.
Fred C. Aylwin donated the ledger in accession 94/6.
The donors of accessions 82/455 and 2016/30 were not recorded.

Restrictions on Access 


Restrictions are noted in the Taylor & Drury Ltd. Mayo Branch Records finding aid for accessions 89/35R and 89/36R. Access to an individual's personal financial information in the accounting ledgers of accessions 82/455, 94/6, 95/92 and 2016/30 will be guided by the ATIPP Act, sections 25. 2 (f), 3, & 4; 38; and 39. Financial records in 2008/79 are mouldy; photocopies will be made available for viewing.



Printed material (PAM 1945-0047) was transferred to the Yukon Archives Library.

Funding to arrange and describe the Taylor and Drury Ltd., Mayo Branch Records was made possible by financial assistance from the federal government through the National Archives of Canada, the Canadian Council of Archives and the Yukon Archives.



Fair. Some records in accessions 89/35R and 89/36R had been folded. Records in 2008/79 are mouldy.



Records in accessions 89/35R and 89/36R have been flattened in file folders.

Availability of Other Formats 


Reference prints are available for the original negative (89/35R) and the copy negative (95/92).

Sound recording in accession 88/104 SR 100 (1) was digitized as a Production Master for access in October 2010.

Finding Aid 


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82/455, 88/104, 89/35R, 89/36R, 94/6, 95/92, 2008/79, 2014/87R, 2016/30

Specific Location 


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Record Last Modified 



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Records contained in this level of description 

Business and Finance Records
Mayo Branch Records
J.P. Whitney Black Silver Fox Co., Ltd. Records
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