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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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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 : 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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Dare Foods Limited : Accounting Records

Series consists of licences in mortmain, accounts, stock options, correspondence, real estate and equipment leases and bills of sale, estimate for a contract, taxation records, and a share certificate book. Records pertain to The Dare Company, Limited, The Howe Candy Company Limited and Major Foods Limited.

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Dare Foods Limited : Legal Records

Series consists of supplementary letters patent for The C.H. Doerr Company, Limited and The Dare Company, Limited. The records pertain to company name changes, and include correspondence, land appraisals, trade name licence agreement, petitions, declarations and extracts from the general by-laws of The Dare Company, Limited.

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Dare Foods Limited : The Howe Candy Company Limited

Series consists of financial statements including auditor’s reports, a candy manual, monthly comparative statements, deeds of land, correspondence, valuation of shares, merger documents, bills of sale and photographs.

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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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Dare Foods Limited : Dare Foods (Canning Division) Limited

Series consists of material relating to the St. Jacobs Canning Company Limited, St. Jacobs Cider Mill, and Dare Foods (Canning Division) Limited. Series includes financial statements, statement of earnings, records relating to the purchase of the St. Jacobs Canning Company by Major Foods, minutes, accounts, correspondence, records relating to the purchase of St. Jacobs Canning Company by Dare Foods Limited and records relating to the purchase of Dare Foods (Canning Division) Limited.

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Dare Foods Limited : Major Foods Limited

Series consists of letters patent, correspondence, financial statements, accounting records, and payroll journals for Major Foods Limited. The series is arranged in the order in which the files were received.

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Dare Foods Limited : Dare Foods (Potato Chip Division) Limited

Series consists of financial statements, accounts payable, legal records, correspondence, property records, potato chip packages, and records pertaining to the Surrender of Potato Chip Division. Includes records of Saratoga Products, Toronto; Saratoga Products Toronto and Hamilton; Saratoga Products Limited and Dare Foods (Potato Chip Division) Limited. Series is arranged chronologically.

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Dare Foods Limited : Dare Archway Franchise

Series consists of correspondence, agreements and records pertaining to the acquisition and sale of Archway Franchise Inc. by Dare Foods Limited. The series is arranged chronologically.

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The Almer Company Limited

Series consists of material relating to The Almer Company Limited and Sunbeam Shoes. Series contains letters patent, an agenda, correspondence, agreements, and financial statements.

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Dare Foods Limited : Mother Dell’s Bakeries Limited

Series consists of accounts, correspondence, purchase records, a share register, annual statements, and records pertaining to the change of name from Mother Dell’s Bakeries Limited to Dare Foods (Candy Division) Limited.

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Dare Foods Limited : Scrapbook

Series consists of one scrapbook that was used to record the history of The Dare Company Limited, Major Foods Limited, Dare Foods Limited, and subsidiary companies. The scrapbook contains newspaper and magazine advertisements, new product announcements, appointment notices, and article clippings. The date and source of each clipping is noted. The scrapbook also includes samples of product packaging, articles on the opening of the biscuit plant in Surrey, B.C., and 3 black and white photographs. The scrapbook was most likely produced at the Kitchener head office and is organized chronologically.

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Dare Foods Limited : Western Division

Series consists of the proposal to form Dare Foods (Western Division) Limited, plans and blueprints, plant opening ceremony records, insurance records, photographs, and sale records.

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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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Dare Foods Limited : Periodicals and Advertising

Series consists of candy, biscuit and cracker manufacturing industry periodicals, pamphlets, advertisements, correspondence and machinery plans from supply and related companies. The publications were sent to The Dare Company Limited and pertain to candy and biscuit manufacturing.

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Dare Foods Limited : Manuals

Series consists of one Dare Foods Limited manual on corporate planning and production control. Copies of the manuals were distributed in binders and were produced at the Kitchener office and distributed to employees.

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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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Dare Foods Limited : Packaging

Series consists of boxes, cellophane, and tin tie packages that were used by C.H. Doerr Company, The Dare Company Limited, and Dare Foods Limited for biscuits, crackers, potato chip and candy products. Series includes colour slides of redesigned packages and coupons. Tin tie packages were introduced with one line in 1957.

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Dare Foods Limited : Product Photographs and Packaging

Series consists of product picture books and binders including black and white or colour photographs of candy, biscuit and cracker products, product information sheets, product brochures, and samples of packaging.

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Dare Foods Limited : Sales Department Records

Series consists of material relating to the administration and operation of the Dare Foods Limited Sales Department, as well as to the the training of personnel, policies, and procedures. The series contains training manuals, sales manuals, policy and procedure manuals, analysis of marketing and sales department, training and development, and a sales trend report. Records were created primarily by the Sales Department.

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Dare Foods Limited : National Sales Meeting 1989

Series consists of records pertaining to the National Sales Meeting that was held at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort in Banff, Alberta between September 7 and 10, 1989. This was the first national sales conference for Dare Foods Limited. The series contains correspondence, planning records, a scrapbook, colour snapshots, and colour slides that were used in a presentation.

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Dare Foods Limited : Promotional Display Contests

Series consists of memoranda, descriptions, advertisements, colour prints and negatives of store display contests. The contests were run nation-wide by the Sales Department for sales personnel to encourage creative displays and to motivate increased sales.

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Dare Foods Limited : Radio Advertisements

Series consists of advertisements that were produced for radio and includes auditions by performers. Advertisements were produced by J. Walter Thompson Ltd., Newberry Sound Studio Co. Ltd., Custom Advertiser’s Commercials, and D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles Canada Inc. Series includes recordings of “Dream Sweet Dare,” “Lemon Creme Jingle,” and “The Magic Name is Dare.” Series consists of audio discs and includes audio reels and an audio cassette.

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Dare Foods Limited : Television Advertisements

Series consists of television advertisements for Dare Foods Limited cookie, cracker and candy products. Television commercials were produced by MacLaren Advertising, Media House Productions, Enterprise Advertising, Benton & Bowles, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles Canada Inc., TQS le mouton noir de la télé, and Télé-Métropole Inc. Commercials were broadcast throughout Canada, the United States, Japan and Germany and are in French, English, Spanish, Japanese and German. Series includes film reels, videocassettes, a CD-ROM and colour photographs.

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Dare Foods Limited : Price Pages and Lists

Series consists of C.H. Doerr Company Limited price lists for cookie and candy products. The price lists are organized by region with lists for individual stores. Series includes H.S. McCabe’s price lists, formulas for cookies and candies, and “Cookie Sheets.”

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Dare Foods Limited : Old Price Pages

Series consists of price pages for biscuits and candy products. Price pages list products, product code number, universal product code (UPC), item code number, package weight, case weight, cubic feet per case, net price delivered to stores and warehouses, and were used by sales personnel. The lists are organized chronologically and then by region: Lakehead and West, East of Lakehead, Newfoundland, and Quebec. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island regions are also included.

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Dare Foods Limited : Product Information Sheets

Series consists of information sheets for cracker, candy, and cookie products. The sheets were used by sales personnel across Canada to advertise products to potential buyers. Sheets include colour images of products and product specifications. Three copies of a colour photograph of cracker products, and display signs are also included. These records replaced the earlier picture books and were also distributed by the sales office.

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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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Dare Foods Limited : Moving Images and Sound Recordings

Series consists of moving images and sound recordings that were produced by Dare Foods Limited and its employees for internal events such as birthdays, retirement parties, presentations, meetings, as well as consumer panels and promotional events. The majority of moving images are on videocassette and a few are on film reels. The sound recordings are on audio cassette.

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Dare Foods Limited : Centennial Celebrations

Series consists of videocassettes, the book “Dare: The First Century, A Corporate History of Dare Foods Limited 1892-1992,” a print of the commemorative painting, colour and black and white photographs, artifacts, centennial clothing and merchandise, centennial events organizational records, and the score for the Dare Cookies song. The records were created primarily at the Dare Foods Limited, Kitchener office.

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Dare Foods Limited : Builders and Boosters

Series consists of one copy of the book Builders and Boosters, Kitchener Chamber of Commerce, 100th Anniversary, 1886-1986. The book was published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Kitchener Chamber of Commerce. The book includes information on S. Merner and C.H. Doerr.

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Dare Foods Limited : National Meeting 1995

Series consists of photographs of the Quebec National meeting held in September 1995. The theme of the meeting was The Dawning of a New Dare. The photographs were sent to the Dare Foods Limited head office in Kitchener from various regions.

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Dare Foods Limited : Newspaper Clippings

Series consists of clippings of newspaper articles on Dare Foods Limited from four different newspapers. Series includes clippings from the Tavistock Gazette, Toronto Star, Kitchener Daily Record, and Kitchener This Week.

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Dare Foods Limited : The Dare Story

Series consists of one copy of The Dare Story and colour transparencies that were used in the book. Also known as the "green history book," The Dare Story, was published in February 1988. The book provides a brief history of Dare Foods Limited, an outline of the Dare philosophy, and an outline of Dare Foods Limited's vision for the future, as well as many colour images of staff, products and production.

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Dare Foods Limited : Ingredient Listings

Series consists of bilingual ingredient lists for biscuits and candy products, correspondence, memoranda, copies of legislation pertaining to labelling of foods, and French translations of ingredients and product names.

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Dare Foods Limited : Big V Drug Stores Anniversary Books

Series consists of the Big V Drug Stores twentieth and twenty-fifth anniversary books. The twenty-fifth anniversary book includes a letter addressed to Richard Harris, District Sales Manager for Dare Foods Limited, Kitchener from Mahlon M. Dyer, Executive Vice-President, Big V Pharmacies Co. Limited, London, Ontario. The books consist of black and white photographs of Big V staff, stores, events, and includes some text.

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Dare Foods Limited : Share Transfers

Series consists of two sheets of share transfers. The sheets were probably removed from a share certificate book, however, the connection has been lost. One sheet refers to the Howe Candy Company.

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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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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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Account ledger.

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

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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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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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Payroll journal.

Contains a folder labelled A.L. Wild, Private! containing payroll journal sheets for 1956-1957. Folder includes Employee's Tax Deduction Declaration TD1 forms 1954-1957 and a payroll breakdown for the 13th period, 1958.

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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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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 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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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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The Dare Company, Limited : financial statements (file 5 of 5).

Contains 7 financial statements for The Dare Company, Limited. The 1943-1944 statements were prepared by C. Lorimer Rason, accountant and auditor, Kitchener. The 1945-1947 statements were prepared by Thorne, Mulholland, Howson & McPherson, chartered accountants, Toronto. A summary of finances completed in 2004 is also included.

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Dare Biscuits : licenses in mortmain.

Contains licenses in mortmain issued to The Dare Company, Limited, receipts, applications and correspondence pertaining to biscuit manufacturing.

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Stock options.

Contains correspondence and copies of options to purchase shares of Major Foods Limited and the St. Jacobs Canning Company Limited.

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Leases and bills of sale.

Contains correspondence; lease; bill of sale; agreement pertaining to the Candy Division in Hamilton; sale of trucks and automobiles by The Dare Company, Limited to Major Foods Limited; lease of property by The Dare Company, Limited to Major Foods Limited; and an agreement pertaining to the rental on a Lawseal Automatic Box Forming and Sealing Machine by the Candy Division in Hamilton.

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Ledger.

Contains a ledger with “Kambly” written in the front. Ledger contains 1st to 10th period accounting, and accounts receivable.

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Dare Biscuits : letters patent.

Contains the supplementary letters patent to The C.H. Doerr Company, Limited changing the corporate name of the company to that of The Dare Company, Limited dated 1943.

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Dare Biscuits : legal.

Contains correspondence, a copy of a mortgage, land appraisals, an order in the Supreme Court of Ontario, trade name licence agreement, and the form “Questions to be answered by persons alleging a foreign substance in product.”

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Howe Candy Company Xmas Party.

Contains 2 black and white photographs of the Howe Candy Company Christmas party held at Knight Hall, Hamilton in 1944. The photograph is an image of a group of staff sitting and standing behind a banquet table.

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Howe : financial statements (file 1 of 2).

Contains annual financial statements including balance sheets and auditor’s reports for The Howe Candy Company, Limited. The financial statements were prepared by Wright, Erickson, Lee & Company, Certified Public Accountants, Hamilton.

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Howe : financial statements (file 2 of 2).

Contains 3 financial statements for The Howe Candy Company, Limited. The financial statements were prepared by Wright, Erickson, Lee & Company, Certified Public Accountants, Hamilton. The 1957-1958 statement was prepared by Thorne, Mulholland, Howson & McPherson, Chartered Accountants, Toronto.

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Candy product manual.

Contains lists of gross goods, and notes on food colours, product information sheets, product names, candy glossary, and a copy of an article, “Useful statistics for candy makers.” The manual was prepared by Douglas Grischow.

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Howe Candy : deeds.

Contains correspondence, a copy of the survey of the Jackson Street property which was adjacent to the Howe Candy Company factory building, and deeds of land.

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Howe and Dare merger : legal documents.

Contains correspondence, valuation of shares, copies of The Canada Tax Service Letter on mergers, assignment of promissory notes, bills of sale, and a conveyance.

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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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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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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.

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

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Formulas.

Contains candy formulas handwritten in pencil on cardboard.

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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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Xmas hand roll data.

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

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Formulas.

Contains a formula binder that includes candy formulas organized alphabetically by title of formula.

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Odds and ends formulas.

Contains formulas, correspondence, and notes. Includes a handwritten notebook with notes on question regarding licorice allsorts “Wilkinson’s,” notes on questions regarding Joseph Bellamy and Sons, Castleford, Yorks., and notes on the history of “Confectionery.”

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Formulas.

Contains a formula binder that includes candy formulas and production notes.

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Marshmallow.

Contains formulas for marshmallow products, correspondence, production notes, and packing information, Standard Cost Cards from the Pann Room listing costs of ingredients.

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Pump notebook.

Contains a handwritten notebook with notes on pumps.

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Canada Starch.

Contains material relating to The Canada Starch Company Limited, Montreal and candy making. The file contains a quotation for the price of filter presses, notes, two pieces of correspondence between J.R. Worthington and The Canada Starch Company Limited, a report of analysis, a list of Howe candy samples, and the article:
Stroud, Jordan and Louis A. Wills. "How to solve problems in sirup[sic] making and use." Food Industries (April 1945): 100-102 (reprint).

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Candy notes.

Contains articles on pH and The Candy Maker, Brix° and Baume°, To the New Berks Mixer Operators, and magazine clippings.

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Pectin jellies.

Contains correspondence, formulas and pamphlets pertaining to pectin jellies.

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10¢ marshmallow bar and toffee.

Contains pamphlet on how to make English toffees, formulas, correspondence, memoranda, and minutes of a candy product meeting.

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Production, December 1953.

Contains H 9 forms that include formulas and production notes for candies produced between 1952 and 1955.

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Formulas.

Contains handwritten candy formulas and H 9 forms that include formulas and production notes.

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Worthington, J.R.

Contains material relating to pectin. File contains candy formulas, H 9 forms that include formulas and production notes; "The Uses and Advantages of De-Methoxlated Pectin in the Confectionery Industry," by Herbert F. Angermeier presented at the 7th Production Conference, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, 1953; "Confectioner's Modified Pectin," by T.H. Angermeier & Co.; and correspondence.

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