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The Dare Story.

One publication titled "The Dare Story" which outlines the history of Dare Foods.

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Dare Foods Limited : plastic bag.

A plastic bag featuring the Dare Foods Limited logo and spokesperson, Professor Bear of the Dare Bears. The labeling on the bag is written in English and French.

The Dare Bears, including Professor, Cookie and Fudge, were retired as spokespersons for Dare Foods Limited in winter 1998. The cartoon characters were first introduced in the mid-1980's by Dare Foods Limited.

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Dare Foods Limited fonds : 2014 accrual.

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Dare Foods Inc., including materials created or accumulated by previous names under which it was run and its subsidiaries. Contains organizational and financial records, historical information, ephemera and photographs.

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Dare Foods Limited

Series consists of materials created and accumulate by Dare Foods Limited relating to the administration, organization and history of Dare Foods Limited. Includes ephemera such as candy wrapping, advertising and stationary, clippings, sales manuals, historical information, information on the biscuit industry as well as Dare recipes and information on the 1971 strike.

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Dare Foods Limited fonds.

Fonds consists of records generated in the course of business by Dare Foods Limited and its subsidiary companies. It includes financial statements; account books; minutes; correspondence; letters patent; legal records; share registers; biscuit, cracker and candy formulas; architectural drawings; biscuit, cracker and candy packaging samples; price lists; photographs; television, radio and print advertisements; publications; artifacts; manuals; the records of J.R. Worthington; internal newsletters; and newspaper clippings. Fonds also contains the records of The Almer Company Limited and Sunbeam Shoes, companies acquired privately by Carl Dare.

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Dare Foods Limited : Photographs

Series consists of images of the interior and exterior of buildings, staff, events, regional and national meetings, displays, staff BBQs, award banquets, retirement parties, and birthday parties. Includes black and white and colour photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : staff and exterior of plant.

Photograph of employees standing outside of C.H. Doerr & Co. Biscuit & Confectionery Works looking at camera. They are seen standing on the front steps of the building and next to horse-drawn delivery buggies parked along the side.

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Day book.

Contains a day book that is handwritten and lists employees, amount paid for pay periods, and number of days worked.

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Dare Foods Limited : Day Books and Payroll Journal

Series consists of day books and a payroll journal in tabular format that were used to record employees, pay, pay periods and number of days worked. The ledgers were maintained at the Kitchener head office.

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Day book.

Contains a day book that is handwritten and lists employees, amount paid for pay periods, and number of days worked.

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Werner cookie dies : catalog 159.

File consists of a catalogue of cookie dies manufactured by the Werner Machinery Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Catalogue belonged to W.J. Hopp.

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Historical reproductions.

File consists of two large reproductions, one of an early print of the C.H. Doerr factory and one of a label for C.H. Doerr's sweet cream sodas.

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Dare's Delicious Candy.

File consists of one clear cellophane bag with red and white stripes for Dare's Delicious Candy, manufactured by Howe Candy.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : exterior of plant.

Photograph of the exterior of the C.H. Doerr & Co. Confectionery Works building. A man in a suit and hat is standing in the front doorway and a driver is visible standing on a horse drawn cart piled with boxes at the side of the building.

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Formulas.

File consists of cookie and cracker formulas, most arranged in alphabetical order. Most formulas are typewritten. Some are dated; some contain ms. annotations; and some are labelled "Perrins." File also contains some loose handwritten formulas as well as typewritten pages of other information such as the standard weight of coatings on biscuits, container lines, and a test for rancidity.

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Formulas.

File consists of typewritten cookie and cracker formulas arranged in alphabetical order. Some forumlas contain ms. annotations. Also present are pages of other information such as dough weights, baking times, and cutting machines for different products; as well as loose handwritten formulas.

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History photocopies.

File consists of photocopies of photographs, postcards, and historical accounts of Dare Foods.

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Product pages.

File consists of product pages showing various products produced by Dare.

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Dare ruler.

File consists of one metal ruler with images of Dare cookies.

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Formulas.

File consists of typewritten cookie and cracker formulas arranged in alphabetical order. Also present are two loose handwritten formulas.

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Advertising.

File consists of three advertisements, one for Doerr's pure candy, one for Dare Foods Ltd. opening a factory in British Columbia and one for Dare sandwich biscuits as well as two order forms.

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Interior of candy factory.

File consists of six photographs of the interior of an unnamed candy factory. Some photographs have identifications on the verso of machines or processes.

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Dare Foods Limited fonds : 2010 accrual.

Accrual consists primarily of material accumulated by William J. Hopp, a baker and plant supervisor at the Dare Biscuit Company in Kitchener, Ontario, and other material relating to the incorporation and history of Dare Foods Limited, including two labour strikes.

Includes letters patent and by-laws, training and conference materials relating to the manufacture of cookies and crackers, recipe books containing cookie and cracker formulae, research reports, clippings, bulletins, correspondence and memoranda, photographs, catalogues and brochures, packaging, and other material.

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Photographs

Series consists of photographs of the Dare factories in Kitchener (includes both interior and exterior shots) and photographs of Dare employees. Some photographs were accumulated by William J. Hopp.

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C.H. Doerr Co., pre-1940s.

File consists of a photograph taken outside the Doerr factory of a group of people standing in front of a Doerr's Confectionery [parade float or delivery truck?], and a page taken from the souvenir book "Busy Berlin" (published by the News Record, Berlin, 1901) containing a photograph of the C.H. Doerr & Co.'s Biscuit and Confectionery Works.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : staff.

Contains two black and white photographs. Copy prints of the recto and the verso of a postcard. The postcard was sent from Lawrence [Englert] to his sister, Rose Englert in Michigan [ca. 1905]. The text reads, "Dear Sister: Thank you for that beautiful neck-tie you sent me. This is a picture of a few at the shop, taken at Supper time, while we were at night work. Lawrence." The postcard image is of 13 men and women in the interior of the C.H. Doerr Company plant.

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Photographs

Series consists of photographs and negatives of Dare employees, products, and locations. Includes photographs of Dare subsidiaries as well.

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C.H. Doerr Christmas samples.

File consists of one real photograph postcard showing the C.H. Doerr Christmas samples. A description on an accompanying paper reads "Jo. Kerr in Elmira Oct. 16, 1907 xmas samples R.B. Doerr."

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Dare Foods Limited fonds : 2015 accrual.

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Dare Foods Ltd., including materials created or accumulated by previous names under which it was run and its subsidiaries. Materials include photographs, packaging, historical records, ephemera and more.

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Photographs

Series consists of photographs of Dare Foods Ltd. buildings, processes, and employees.

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Dare sales wagon at H. K. Forler

Photograph of Ralph Doerr and William Kettleborne standing next to a horse-drawn C.H. Doerr & Co. sales wagon outside of the H. K. Forler storefront in Wellesley.

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Dare sales wagon.

File consists of two photographs of Ralph Doerr and William Kittleborne with a C.H. Doerr horse-drawn sales wagon Wellesley, Ontario. One photograph shows the two in front of H.K. Forler's grocery and the other shows them in the wagon, along a dirt road.

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Dare sales wagon

Photograph of Ralph Doerr and William Kettleborne seated in the passenger seat of a horse-drawn C. H. Doerr & Co. sales wagon, along a dirt road in Wellesley.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : delivery sleigh.

Photograph of John Doerr sitting in the driver’s seat of a C.H. Doerr & Co. Biscuit & Confectionery delivery sleigh pulled by two horses. Two large houses are visible in the background.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : shipping room.

Print copy photograph of three employees in the C.H. Doerr and Company shipping room. Two are seen standing behind a long counter and another is standing beside piles of boxes.

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Cherry Dixie label.

File consists of one label for Cherry Dixie Chocolate bars, made by C.H. Doerr Co. Limited.

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Dare Foods employees.

File consists of two casual snapshots of employees of Dare. The first is of three women standing together outside of the office (Ruth Wettlaufer, Violet Uregard, Louise Glebe) and the second is of four men outside sitting on the Dare delivery car (Edward Doerr, Oscar Hopp).

The photographs are accompanied by a note which reads "Louise Glebe (1891-1977) became Secretary-Treasurer of C.H. Doerr Co. Ltd. in 1919, upon the company's incorporation. She married C.H. Doerr in the 1930's, becoming his third wife and outlived him by 36 years. Edward Doerr (1865-1944) was a "shipper" and one of the founding shareholders of C.H. Doerr Co. Ltd. in 1919. He was a brother - three years older - of C.H. Doerr.

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Incorporation and Legal Documents

Series consists of material relating to the incorporation of Dare Foods Limited, changes to the corporate name over the company's history, and other aspects of the company's legal existence. Includes letters patent, supplementary letters patent, by-laws, agreements, an insurance appraisal, and other legal documents.

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Account ledger.

Contains an account ledger that is handwritten and contains lists of employees and pay for pay periods.

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The Nulomine Company publications.

Contains booklets published by The Nulomine Company, New York. The booklets include formulas, candy manufacturing techniques and information pertaining to the use of nulomine in creating cast and rolled creams. File also includes correspondence between Nulomine Company staff and J.R. Worthington.

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Dare Foods Limited : Minutes and Certificate of Shares

  • SCA188-GA163-2
  • Series
  • 1919-1946, 1955, 1977, predominant 1919-1946
  • Part of Dare Foods Limited.

Series consists of the C.H. Doerr Company, Limited and The Dare Company, Limited minutes of annual and special meetings of the shareholders and Board of Directors. A book of share certificates is also included. The minutes consist primarily of decisions regarding the appointment of board members, salaries of board members, by-laws, issuing of stock, the name change from the C.H. Doerr Company, Limited to The Dare Company, Limited as well as other issues. The minutes were typewritten by the Secretary and signed by the President.

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Dare Foods Limited : J.R. Worthington

Series consists of material relating to J.R. Worthington's employment in the candy manufacturing industry. Series contains files pertaining to candy manufacturing including machinery, production, suppliers, ingredients, publications and different lines of candies. Series includes formulas, correspondence, and machinery, equipment and ingredient advertisements and pamphlets. Includes correspondence and records relating to J.R. Worthington was employment at McCormick’s Limited, London, Ontario.

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By-laws.

File consists of the by-laws no. 1-10 of the company.

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Historical

Series consists of materials documenting the history of Dare Foods Ltd. Includes meeting minutes, clippings, advertising, logos, ephemera and more. Also includes materials documenting the Dare strike of 1972,

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Dare Foods Limited : Financial Statements

  • SCA188-GA163-3
  • Series
  • 1919-1958, 2004, predominant 1919-1947, 1956-1958
  • Part of Dare Foods Limited.

Series consists of C.H. Doerr Company, Limited and The Dare Company, Limited, financial statements. Series also includes a summary of financial reports. The series is arranged chronologically.

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Letters patent.

File consists of the letters patent incorporating The C.E. Doerr Company, Limited.

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Provisional directors meeting minutes.

File consists of the first minutes of the C.H. Doerr company. Present were C.H. Doerr, Ralph B. Doerr, Edward Doerr and H. Williams. The first motion is to read the letters patent and organize the company for the commencement of business.

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Minutes.

Contains minutes of the shareholders and directors of the C.H. Doerr Company, Limited from 1919 to October 1943 and the minutes of the shareholders and directors of The Dare Company, Limited December 1943 to 1946. Also includes a memorandum stating that the original minutes 18th January 1919 were removed for delivery to Miller Thompson Toronto on March 8, 1977 as well as a photocopy of the certificate of the name changes from Carl Merner Doerr to Carl Merner Dare and Ruth Eleanor Doerr to Ruth Eleanor Dare, dated March 1946.

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Cookie cutters.

Contains two cookie cutters that were used by Dare Foods Limited. One cookie cutter is oval shaped and the other is in the shape of a star.

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Doerr, C.H. sitting at desk.

Photograph of C.H. Doerr sitting at his desk, legs crossed and a piece of paper in hand. Dressed in a suit and tie, he is posed looking off camera.

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C.H. Doerr Company, Limited : financial statements (file 2 of 5).

Contains 8 C.H. Doerr Company, Limited, financial statements. The report from 1922 was prepared by Gordon Draper & Co. chartered accountants, Toronto; the 1923-1924 reports were prepared by W. E. Johnson & Co., Kitchener; and the 1925-1927 reports were prepared by Oscar Hudson & Company, chartered accountants, Kitchener. These statements also include a balance sheet for the C.H. Doerr Sales Agency.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : interior of plant.

Photograph of employees, some seen wearing white aprons, standing beside machinery inside the C.H. Doerr & Company building, likely the the biscuit manufacturing section of the plant.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : plant.

Contains one black and white photograph mounted on board. The photograph is an image of two men with cars standing outside of the C.H. Doerr plant. File includes a slide that is a copy of the original.

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Sunbeam Shoes Limited

Series consists of letters patent, shares, correspondence, shareholders' meeting records, accounts, financial statements, and bankruptcy records. Contains records pertaining to The Humberstone Shoe Company and Sunbeam Shoes Limited. The series is arranged chronologically.

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Formulas.

Contains a small binder notebook of candy formulas. The formulas are typewritten, a few are handwritten and are organized chronologically.

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Formulas and notes.

Contains formulas, correspondence, and articles on: producing uniform nougat cream and marshmallow topping, improved fruit marshmallow, use of glycerine in confectionery, food colours permitted in Canada, influence of gelatine on sugar crystallization, starch gums and jellies, starch, tempering chocolate, chocolate cooling tunnels, obtaining gloss and lasted colour in chocolate coated goods, machinery advertisements.

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Day book.

Contains a day book that is handwritten and lists employees, amount paid for pay periods, and number of days worked.

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Sunbeam Shoes Limited : letters patent.

Contains The Humberstone Shoe Company Limited letters patent, the letters patent for the change of name to Sunbeam Shoes Limited and terms and conditions pertaining to the letters patent.

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Formulas : Paulins.

File consists of typewritten and handwritten cookie and cracker formulas.

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William J. Hopp

Series consists of material accumulated by William J. Hopp in his role as a baker and plant supervisor at the Dare Company.

Includes material relating to correspondence courses, conferences, and research activities of the Independent Biscuit Manufacturers' Company of Chicago; recipe books containing cookie and cracker formulae used at Dare and possibly other companies (Perrin's Forest City Confectionery and Biscuit Works in London Ontario, Paulin-Chambers Company in Winnipeg, Manitoba); and material relating to the ingredients and manufacture of cookies and crackers.

Includes lessons and manuals, bulletins, correspondence, recipe books, research reports, article reprints, conference programs, catalogues and brochures, and other material.

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C.H. Doerr Company, Limited : financial statements (file 3 of 5).

Contains 9 annual financial statements for C.H. Doerr Company, Limited, prepared by Oscar Hudson & Company, chartered accountants, Kitchener. The statements also include a balance sheet for the C.H. Doerr Sales Agency. The 1934 financial statement was prepared by C. Lorimer Rason, accountant and auditor, Kitchener.

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Notice of death of Mr. Harry Morrison.

File consists of one notice sent to store owners regarding the death of territorial sales representative Harry Morrison. The back of the notice lists national grocers samples.

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C.H. Doerr Company, Limited : financial statements (file 4 of 5).

Contains 9 annual financial statements for C.H. Doerr Company, Limited. The 1935-1942 statements were prepared by C. Lorimer Rason, accountant and auditor, Kitchener. The statements between 1935 and 1937 include balance sheets for C.H. Doerr Sales Agency.

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Information.

Contains correspondence, notes and articles on sweetening agents, food colours, table syrups, glycerine, hydrometers, ingredients, memoranda and correspondence pertaining to the purchase of the Toronto plant, machinery advertisements, lists of ingredient costs, and formulas.

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Formulas : Perrins.

File consists of typewritten cookie and cracker formulas arranged in alphabetical order. Some formulas are dated; some are labelled "Perrins"; and some contain ms. annotations.

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Bremner Biscuits delivery truck.

File consists of one contemporary print of a photograph of a Bremner Biscuit delivery truck from the 1930's. Accompanying identification reads "old truck - 1929 Chevrolt (bow tie) 3/4 or 1 ton * probably 1 1/2 ton."

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Ingredient and manufacturing publications.

Contains publications and pamphlets relating to ingredients and candy manufacturing. Publications include:

  • “The nut that is not a nut,” The National Peanut Council, 1941;
  • “Delft Gelatine,” Delf Gelatine Works, Delft Holland, [ca. 1930];
  • “Proven formulas for the use of White-Stokes quality products,” White-Stokes Company Inc., Brooklyn;
  • “Fresh egg whites for finer candies,” Armour and Company, 1938;
  • “Notes on spices,” Canadian Spice Association, 1946;
  • Brazil nut candy formula book by Brazil Nut Advertising Fund New York, [ca. 1940];
  • “The candy maker’s guide for using Senneff's Big 3,” Senneff-Herr Co. Illinois;
  • “A guide to colour ingredients for food processors,” Dye & Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd., [ca. 1960].

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Formulas.

Contains handwritten candy formulas. Several formulas are written on cardboard.

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Yelkin formulas and correspondence.

Contains Yelkin The Standardized Lecithin formulas, and correspondence. Correspondence is addressed to J.R. Worthington at the Montreal Biscuit Co., Quebec from Ross & Rowe Inc. New York, sole distributors of Yelkin, Standardized Lecithin.

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Dare Foods Limited : Subsidiaries

Series consists of materials created and accumulated by subsidiary companies of Dare including those it purchased. Includes ephemera, financial information, operating materials and historical information.

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Howe Candy Company Limited.

File consists of one screw bound volume of materials from Howe Candy Company Limited. The volume consists of five tabbed sections: 1. charter & by-laws, 2. directors, 3. shareholders, 4. transfers, 5. ledger.

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Dare Foods Limited : Dare Foods (Biscuit Division) Limited

Series consists of formulas for cookies and crackers, a copy of the Biscuit Division Production Control Procedures Manual, and the Biscuit Division Plant Tour. The records were probably kept at the head office in Kitchener, used in Kitchener and possibly Hamilton.

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Selrite stores, Burlington, Ontario.

Contains copies of the Dare Foods Limited, Budget Variance Statements, Candy Division Hamilton 1972; and includes the “Confectioner’s Handbook for the use of Exchange Citrus Pectin” California Fruit Growers Exchange, 1933; and handwritten and typewritten candy formulas.

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Day book.

Contains a day book that is handwritten and lists employees, amount paid for pay periods, and number of days worked.

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Formulas.

Contains candy formulas. Includes typewritten formulas for soda fountain drinks and note on how other companies manufacture products.

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Mogul data.

Contains pamphlet Soy Beans, the wonder food by Sunsoy Products Limited, one page of notes from 1934, and Form H 9 for candy lines including formulas and production notes.

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Xmas hand roll data.

Contains formulas, including formulas and production information on the Lady Hamilton Chocolate Line.

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