Winnipeg Commodity Clearing Ltd.:

An Inventory of Its Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Brett Lougheed
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
(August 27, 2003)

Finding aid encoded by Brett Lougheed (August 27, 2003)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - A.98-63 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
Winnipeg Commodity Clearing Ltd.

Title:
Winnipeg Commodity Clearing Ltd. sous-fonds

Dates:
1901-1998

Quantity:
6 m of textual records

Identification:
A.98-63

Language
English.

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Administrative History of Winnipeg Commodity Clearing Ltd.

The Winnipeg Commodity Clearing Ltd. was a commodities' futures clearing business. It was incorporated in June 1901 under the Corporations Act of the Province of Manitoba as the Winnipeg Grain and Produce Clearing Association. Its sole purpose upon inception was to clear trades effected through the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange. It began doing so in February 1904. In later years, the WCCL cleared Commodity Futures and Options transactions for the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange. This function included ensuring that every trade had an appropriate counter-party, paying and collecting funds as a result of trading, and arranging for the delivery or exercise of items traded.

The Winnipeg Commodity Clearing Ltd. was a member-owned company consisting of numerous shareholders. Only good standing members of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange could become shareholders. The WCCL was governed by the Canadian Grain Commission, as well as by a Board of Directors, all of whom were representatives of clearing members or clearing members themselves with the exception of one who was an outside director. Board members were elected by shareholders on an annual basis.

In August 1998, the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange ended its nearly century-long association with the Winnipeg Commodity Clearing Ltd. when it announced that their new clearing provider would be the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC). The Winnipeg Commodity Clearing Ltd. dissolved and ceased operations on July 31, 1999.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The collection consists predominantly of financial statements and stock certificates of the Winnipeg Grain & Produce Exchange Clearing Association. The collection contains correspondence of Association management with other members, financial institutions and government departments. Also, the general activities of the Association are documented through minute books and other textual records pertaining to annual general meetings.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into seven series.

  • Association Activities, 1901-1992
  • Association Business & Meetings, 1919-1995
  • Financial Statements & Auditor's Reports, 1935-1995
  • Stockholders, 1904-1997
  • Finance, 1904-1996
  • Minutes, 1904-1991
  • Oversize, 1901-1991

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection has yet to be arranged.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on this material.

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Related Papers

The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections also houses another unprocessed accession of the Winnipeg Commodity Clearing Ltd. (A.99-85) as well an accession of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange (A.01-42).

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Custodial History

The material was acquired from the Winnipeg Commodity Clearing Ltd. after the Winnipeg Grain & Produce Exchange Clearing Association was bought by eastern Canadian interests.

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Other Finding Aids

An online file listing of Winnipeg Commodity Clearing Ltd. accession, A.99-85, is also avaible.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Association Activities, 1901-1992

BoxFolder
11 Incorporation Documents, 1901
2 Correspodence - General, 1904-1950s
3 Correspondence - National Revenue Department, 1930s-1950s
4 Correspondence - Banking Institutions, 1920s-1950s
5 Correspondence - General, 1930s-1950s
6 Correspondence - General, 1930s-1970s
7 Delivery Notices, 1943-1946
8 Deposit Receipts, 1940s-1950s
9 Rebate Calculations, 1939-1946
10 Brokers' Closing Sheets, predominantly 1930s
11 Defaulter - Success Grain Co., 1933
12 Defaulter - Bevan & Co., 1913-1929
13 Association History, 1922
14 Royal Grain Inquiry Commission, 1936
15 Combines Investigation, 1968-1976
16 Winnipeg Grain Exchange, 1914-1937
17 Winnipeg Grain Exchange - Constitution & By-Laws, 1976
18 Traders' Building Association - Financial Statements, 1964-1987
19 Canadian Grain Commission, 1992
20 Maps - Peace River, 1920s

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Association Business & Meetings, 1919-1995
BoxFolder
21 Annual General Meeting, 1945
2 Annual General Meeting, 1946
3 Annual General Meeting, 1947
4 Annual General Meeting, 1948
5 Annual General Meeting, 1949
6 Annual General Meeting, 1950
7 Annual General Meeting, 1951
8 Annual General Meeting, 1952
9 Annual General Meeting, 1953
10 Annual General Meeting, 1954
11 Annual General Meeting, 1955
12 Annual General Meeting, 1956
13 Annual General Meeting, 1957
14 Annual General Meeting, 1958
15 Annual General Meeting, 1959
16 Annual General Meeting, 1960
17 Annual General Meeting, 1961
18 Annual General Meeting, 1962
19 Annual General Meeting, 1963
20 Annual General Meeting, 1964
21 Annual General Meeting, 1965
22 Annual General Meeting, 1966
23 Annual General Meeting, 1967
24 Annual General Meeting, 1968
25 Annual General Meeting, 1969
26 Annual General Meeting, 1970
27 Annual General Meeting, 1971
28 Annual General Meeting, 1972
29 Annual General Meeting, 1973
30 Annual General Meeting, 1974
31 Annual General Meeting, 1975
32 Annual General Meeting, 1976
33 Annual General Meeting, 1977
34 Annual General Meeting, 1978
35 Annual General Meeting, 1979
36 Annual General Meeting, 1980
37 Annual General Meeting, 1981
38 Annual General Meeting, 1982
39 Annual General Meeting, 1983
40 Annual General Meeting, 1984
41 Annual General Meeting, 1985
42 Annual General Meeting, 1986
43 Annual General Meeting, 1987
44 Annual General Meeting, 1988
45 Special Meeting, 1973
46 Special Meeting, 1974
47 Special Meeting, 1975
48 Special Meeting, 1986
49 Special Meeting, 1989
50 Winnipeg Commodity Exchange Meetings, 1986
51 Commercial Letters of Credit, 1970s-1980s
52 Bond Ownership Certificates, 1960s-1970s
53 Bongard & Co. - Auditor's Report, 1959
54 Pension Plan Application - Employees, 1945, 1950s-1960s
55 Income Tax Regulation, Wartime Taxes, 1930s-1940s
56 T-4 Documents, 1930s-1960s
57 Bylaws & Amendments, 1919-1980s
58 Annual General Meeting, 1991
59 Annual General Meeting, 1992
60 Annual General Meeting, 1993
61 Annual General Meeting, 1994
62 Annual General Meeting, 1995

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Financial Statements & Auditor's Reports, 1935-1995
BoxFolder
31 Financial Statements, 1935
2 Financial Statements, 1936
3 Financial Statements, 1937
4 Financial Statements, 1938
5 Financial Statements, 1939
6 Financial Statements, 1940
7 Financial Statements, 1941
8 Financial Statements, 1942
9 Financial Statements, 1943
10 Financial Statements, 1944
11 Financial Statements, 1945
12 Financial Statements, 1946
13 Financial Statements, 1947
14 Financial Statements, 1948
15 Financial Statements, 1949
16 Financial Statements, 1950
17 Financial Statements, 1951
18 Financial Statements, 1952
19 Financial Statements, 1953
20 Financial Statements, 1954
21 Financial Statements, 1955
22 Financial Statements, 1956-1995
23 T-Bills, 1991
24 Tax on Shares Sold, 1956
25 Interim Audits, 1949
26 Trial Balance Sheets, 1988-1995
27 Expense Sheets, 1965-1992
28 Expense Sheets, 1965-1994
29 Expense Sheets, 1966-1994
30 Expense Sheets, 1972-1993
31 Expense Ledgers (bound), 1965-1972
32 Beef Margins, 1968-1969

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Stockholders, 1904-1997
BoxFolder
41 Stock Certificates, 1910-1950s
2 Stock Certificates, 1950-1974
3 Stock Certificates, 1974-1987
4 Stock Certificates, 1990-1997
5 Membership Applications, 1910-1916
6 Membership Applications, 1916-1930
7 Membership Applications, 1930-1974
8 Membership Applications, 1919-1995
9 Stock Record and Ledger (bound), 1910-1995
BoxFolder
51 Stock Certificates (Bound Ledger), 1910
2 Stock Certificates (Bound Ledger), 1910
3 Stock Certificates (Bound Ledger), 1904
4 Stock Certificates (Bound Ledger), 1904-1910
5 Stock Certificates (Bound Ledger), 1910-1915
6 Stock Certificates (Bound Ledger), 1911-1919
7 Stock Certificates (Bound Ledger), 1916-1928
8 Stock Certificates (Bound Ledger), 1928-1933
9 Stock Certificates (Bound Ledger), 1933-1950

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Finance, 1904-1996
BoxFolder
61 Financial Working Papers, 1945
2 Financial Working Papers, 1946
3 Financial Working Papers, 1947
4 Financial Working Papers, 1947-1948
5 Financial Working Papers, 1948-1949
6 Financial Working Papers, 1949-1950
7 Financial Working Papers, 1950-1951
8 Financial Working Papers, 1951-1952
9 Financial Working Papers, 1952-1953
10 Financial Working Papers, 1953-1954
11 Financial Working Papers, 1954-1955
12 Financial Working Papers, 1955-1956
13 Financial Working Papers, 1956-1957
14 Financial Working Papers, 1957-1958
15 Financial Working Papers, 1958-1959
16 Financial Working Papers, 1960
17 Financial Working Papers, 1961
18 Financial Working Papers, 1962
19 Financial Working Papers, 1963
20 Financial Working Papers, 1964
21 Financial Working Papers, 1965
22 Financial Working Papers, 1966
23 Financial Working Papers, 1967
24 Financial Working Papers, 1968
25 Financial Working Papers, 1969
26 Financial Working Papers, 1970
27 Financial Working Papers, 1971
28 Financial Working Papers, 1972
29 Financial Working Papers, 1972-1973
30 Financial Working Papers, 1973-1974
31 Financial Working Papers, 1974-1975
32 Financial Working Papers, 1975-1976
33 Financial Working Papers, 1976-1977
34 Financial Working Papers, 1977-1978
35 Financial Working Papers, 1978-1979
36 Financial Working Papers, 1979-1980
BoxFolder
71 Financial Working Papers, 1980-1981
2 Financial Working Papers, 1981-1982
3 Financial Working Papers, 1982-1983
4 Financial Working Papers, 1983-1984
5 Financial Working Papers, 1984-1985
6 Financial Working Papers, 1985-1986
7 Financial Working Papers, 1986-1987
8 Financial Working Papers, 1987-1988
9 Financial Working Papers, 1988-1989
10 Financial Working Papers, 1989-1990
11 Financial Working Papers, 1990-1991
12 Financial Working Papers, 1991-1992
13 Financial Working Papers, 1992-1993
14 Financial Working Papers, 1993-1994
15 Financial Working Papers, 1994-1995
16 Financial Working Papers, 1995-1996
BoxFolder
81 Cash Book & Journal, April 1933-January 1936
2 Cash Book & Journal, February 1936-October 1938
3 Cash Book & Journal, November 1938-September 1941
4 Cash Book & Journal, October 1941-March 1946
5 Cash Book & Journal, April 1946-June 1951
6 Cash Book & Journal, July 1951-May 1958
7 Cash Book & Journal, June 1958-July 1965
BoxFolder
91 Cash Book & Journal, July 1965-July 1972
2 Cash Book & Journal, August 1972-July 1979
3 Cash Book & Journal, August 1979-July 1986
4 Ledger - Certificates of Deposits; Original Margins Trust a/c, August 1922-September 1952; October 1922-December 1948
5 Ledger - Premium Savings a/c, October 1952-August 1981
6 Ledger - Check Receipt Record, 1910-1914
7 Journal, February 1904-December 1904
8 Bound File - Untitled - Association Members Information, 1910?
9 Cash Book (first thirty pages are missing), 1914
10 Letter Book - Membership Communication, 1901-1910
11 Ledger - Record of Training, 1904-1930
BoxFolder
101 Stock Ledger - Register of Shareholders, 1916-1921
2 Stock Ledger - Register of Shareholders, 1910-1923
3 Stock Ledger - Register of Shareholders, 1936-1953
4 Stock Ledger - Register of Shareholders, 1923-1928
5 Stock Ledger - Register of Shareholders, 1930-1934
6 Stock Ledger - Register of Shareholders, 1923-1947
7 Cash Ledger, 1904-1905
8 Cash Ledger, 1905-1906
BoxFolder
111 Shareholders' Account Numbers [?], 1930s-1960s
2 Shareholders' Account Numbers [?], 1930s-1960s

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Minutes, 1904-1991
BoxFolder
113 Minute Book (bound), 1904-1911
4 Minute Book (bound), 1911-1931
5 Minute Book (bound), 1960-1991

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Oversize, 1901-1991
BoxFolder
121 Cash Books, February 1901-April 1904
2 Cash Books, September 1909-December 1909
3 Cash Book & Journal, August 1921-July 1924
4 Cash Book & Journal, August 1924-July 1927
5 Cash Book & Journal, August 1927-May 1930
6 Cash Book & Journal, June 1930-March 1933
7 Cash Ledger, 1907-1908
8 Cash Ledger, 1909
BoxFolder
131 Cash Ledger, 1910-1922
2 Ledger - Statement of Grains Cleared, 1930-1971
3 Ledger - Statement of Grains Cleared, 1971-1991

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