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Catalog Number 1987.47.3.3
Object Name Letter
Title Letter to Employee Laura McLelland from Colonial Dresses Limited President
Date 11/14/1947
Year Range from 1947
Year Range to 1947
Description .1 - Letter, page one, to Laura McLelland from W. M Chart, President of Colonial Dresses Limited.
.2. - Letter, page two.
.3. - Envelope addressed to Miss McLelland
.1 - Typed letter; rectangular white paper with letterhead in brown and blue print. Letter addressed to "Miss McLelland, Colonial Dresses Limited, Guelph, Ontario" and dated November 14, 1947. The contents of the letter explains a bonus system of profit-sharing for employees. In so doing, company is hoping to forestall retirement plan. Letterhead in brown and blue print: "MANUFACTURING MISSES, YOUTHFUL WOMEN'S AND HALF SIZE DRESSES BLESSED EVENT DRESSES REGISTERED / COLONIAL DRESSES LIMITED / ESTABLISHED 1907 / GUELPH, CANADA." . In upper left corner is company logo - a silhouette in brown of a woman in colonial period dress against a blue background.
.2 page 2 of letter, rectangular white paper with typewritten message in black letters. Signed in blue ink by "W.M. Chart" , President of Colonial Dresses Limited.
.3 Envelope - rectangular white envelope with company letterhead in upper left corner. Printed in black letters: "COLONIAL DRESSES LIMITED / GUELPH, CANADA". In typed black letters, addressed to:
"Miss McLelland, Colonial Dresses Limited, Guelph, Ontario."
On reverse of envelope is a black and white sketch of the Guelph plant on Cambridge Street.
People McLelland, Laura
Chart, Wilfred M.
Search Terms Colonial Dresses Ltd.
Subjects COMMERCIAL - CLOTHING
EMPLOYMENT
ARCHITECTURE - INDUSTRIES
Dimensions .1 - 27.2 x 20.75 cm. - L x W
.2 - 28 x 21.5 cm. - L x W
.3 - 16.5 x 9 cm. - L x W