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Canadian Corporate Reports 1893-1898 Stockholders' and Investors' Annual

Annual reports for hundreds of Canadian companies are contained in The Stockholders' and Investors' Annual. We have one print volume of this publication for the years 1895/96. Copies of the publication for the years from 1893/94 to 1898/99 are available on microfiche.

Annual reports for hundreds of Canadian companies are contained in The Stockholders' and Investors' Annual. We have one print volume of this publication for the years 1895/96. Copies of the publication for the years from 1893/94 to 1898/99 are available on microfiche.


    It was edited by Arthur Weir and the complete title found on the first volume is: The Stockholders' and Investors' Annual: Containing the Annual and Semi-Annual Reports and Proceedings of Canadian Chartered Banks and Other Incorporated Companies.  In the preface, a brief rationale and description are provided and a portion is offered here:


    "At the request of a number of leading bankers and others interested in establishing a permanent handy record of the annual reports and meetings of important joint stock companies in Canada, the writer undertook the publication of the present volume, which contains the reports of about one hundred companies. It was intended to include the reports of every corporation listed upon the stock exchanges of Montreal and Toronto, and the editor is pleased to state that, with a very few exceptions this has been done. For the first time, reports of every bank in Canada are contained between two covers, while many important institutions not listed upon the exchanges are also represented herein. These corporations [sic] which have been omitted have been so either because they are 'close' corporations, or because the editor was wholly unable to secure their reports.... In addtion to the companies' reports, the
Annual contains a resume of the business of 1893, a condensation of the monthly bank returns, the fluctuations of the stock market, lists of banks, bank agencies and private bankers throughout Canada, and other tables of interest". [emphases ours]


    At some point, we may attempt to add to this note, a list of the companies contained in each volume. If you are interested in an annual report for a Canadian company during this period and you do not have access to this publication,  e-mail a query to buslib@ivey.uwo.ca and we will see if the company report is included.