Winnipeg Commodity Exchange Inc.:

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

Inventory prepared by Brett Lougheed
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(June 4, 2003)

Finding aid encoded by Brett Lougheed (June 2, 2003)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - A.01-42 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

Creator:
Winnipeg Commodity Exchange Inc.

Title:
Winnipeg Commodity Exchange Inc. fonds

Dates:
1908-1993

Quantity:
11.9 m of textual records

Identification:
A.01-42

Language
English.

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Administrative History of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange Inc.

The Winnipeg Commodity Exchange was founded in 1887, as the Winnipeg Grain and Produce Exchange, by a group of Winnipeg grain merchants. It served initially as a forum for cash trades in Canadian grains, but in 1904 introduced trading in wheat futures and subsequently added futures trading in barley, oats, flax and rye. In 1908 the Exchange was re-organized as a voluntary, unincorporated non-profit organization and its name was changed to the Winnipeg Grain Exchange.

The Grain Exchange grew in importance with the Canadian grain economy, and by 1929 played a major part in the establishment of world grain prices and the establishment in 1935 of the Canadian Wheat Board, which in 1943 was given a monopoly in the marketing of wheat. In 1949 this monopoly was extended to oats and barley.

The importance of the Exchange began to revive in 1963 with the establishment of a futures market in rapeseed. In 1972 a market in gold futures was opened, at which time the Exchange changed its name to the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange. In 1974 part of the trade in barley, oats and feed wheat was restored to the Exchange and a market in Eastern corn was opened.

Currently, Winnipeg Commodity Exchange Inc. (WCE or the "Exchange") is Canada’s only agricultural futures and options exchange. Contracts traded on WCE include futures contracts for canola, flaxseed, domestic feed wheat, and domestic feed barley. Options on canola, flaxseed, feed wheat and feed barley are also traded.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The fonds consists of daily market record ledgers; futures record ledgers; option market record ledgers; a cash sales record ledger; Canadian Wheat Board prices log books; cross, spread, match and job log books; and a supplementary journal.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection has yet to be organized into series.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection has not yet been arranged.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on this collection. However, users must abide by copyright laws.

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Custodial History

The Winnipeg Commodity Exchange Inc. fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1997 by the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Daily Market Records 1929-1979
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1 Daily Market Records 1929-1930
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2 Daily Market Records 1930-1931
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3 Daily Market Records 1931-1932
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4 Daily Market Records 1932-1933
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5 Daily Market Records 1933-1934
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6 Daily Market Records 1934-1935
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7 Daily Market Records 1935-1936
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8 Daily Market Records 1936-1937
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9 Daily Market Records 1937-1938
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10 Daily Market Records 1938-1939
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11 Daily Market Records 1939-1940
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12 Daily Market Records 1940-1941
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13 Daily Market Records 1941-1942
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14 Daily Market Records 1942-1943
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15 Daily Market Records 1943-1944
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16 Daily Market Records 1944-1945
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17 Daily Market Records 1945-1946
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18 Daily Market Records 1946-1947
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19 Daily Market Records 1947-1948
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20 Daily Market Records 1948-49
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21 Daily Market Records 1949-1950
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22 Daily Market Records 1950-1951
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23 Daily Market Records 1951-1952
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24 Daily Market Records September 4, 1951 - July 31, 1952

(unbound)

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25 Daily Market Records 1952-1953
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26 Daily Market Records 1953-1954
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27 Daily Market Records 1954-1955
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28 Daily Market Records 1955-1956
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29 Daily Market Records 1956-1957
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30 Daily Market Records 1957-1958
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31 Daily Market Records 1958-1959
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32 Daily Market Records 1959-1960
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33 Daily Market Records 1960-1961
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34 Daily Market Records 1961-1962
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35 Daily Market Records 1962-1963
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36 Daily Market Records 1963-1964
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37 Daily Market Records 1964-1965
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38 Daily Market Records August 1, 1965 - July 31, 1966

(unbound)

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39 Daily Market Records August 1, 1966 - July 31, 1967

(unbound)

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40 Daily Market Records August 1, 1967 - July 31, 1968

(unbound)

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41 Daily Market Records August 1, 1968 - July 31, 1969

(unbound)

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42 Daily Market Records August 31, 1969 - December 31, 1969

(unbound)

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43 Daily Market Records January 1, 1970 - July 31, 1970

(unbound)

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44 Daily Market Records August 4, 1970 - Dcember 31, 1970

(unbound)

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45 Daily Market Records January 1971 - December 1971
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46 Daily Market Records January 1972 - December 1972
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47 Daily Market Records January 1973 - December 31, 1973
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48 Daily Market Records January 1974 - May 10, 1974

(unbound)

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49 Daily Market Records May 10, 1974 - August 30, 1974

(unbound)

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50 Daily Market Records September 1974 - June 1975
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51 Daily Market Records June 1975 - October 1975

(unbound)

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52 Daily Market Records November 3, 1975 - February 27, 1976

(unbound)

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53 Daily Market Records for Flax, Vancouver Rapeseed, Thunder Bay Rapeseed, A March 1976 - February 1977

(unbound)

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54 Daily Market Records for Flax, Vancouver Rapeseed, Thunder Bay Rapeseed, B March 1976 - February 1977

(unbound)

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55 Daily Market Records for Flax, Vancouver Rapeseed, and Thunder Bay Rapeseed March 1977 - December 1977

(unbound)

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56 Daily Market Records for Flax and Rapeseed 1978-1979
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57 Daily Market Records for Flaxseed and Vancouver Rapeseed October 1979
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58 Daily Market Records for Rye, Barley, Oats, and Feed Wheat January 1978 - September 1979
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59 Daily Market Records for Rye, Barley, Oats, and Feed Wheat October 1979
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60 Daily Market Records for 400 oz. Gold and 100 oz. Gold March 1977 - December 1977

(unbound)

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61 Daily Market Records for 400 oz. Gold and 100 oz. Gold March 1976 - January 1978

(unbound)

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62 Daily Market Records for 400 oz. Gold and 100 oz. Gold January 1978

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Option Market Records 1930-1979
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63 Option Market Records 1930-1931
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64 Option Market Records 1931-1933

(no. 2)

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65 Option Market Records 1933-1934

(no. 4)

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66 Option Market Records 1934-1935
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67 Option Market Records 1935-1936

(no. 6)

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68 Option Market Records 1936-1937
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69 Option Market Records 1937-1938
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70 Option Market Records 1938-1939
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71 Option Market Records 1939-1940
Option Market Records 1940-1941
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72 Option Market Records 1948-1949
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73 Option Market Records 1939 -1943

(no. 3)

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74 Option Market Records 1941-1942
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75 Option Market Records 1942-1943
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76 Option Market Records 1943-1944
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77 Option Market Records 1944-1945
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78 Option Market Records 1945-1946
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79 Option Market Records 1946-1947
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80 Option Market Records 1947-1948
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81 Option Market Records 1948-1949
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82 Option Market Records 1949-1950
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83 Option Market Records 1950-1951
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84 Option Market Records 1952-1953
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85 Option Market Records 1953-1954
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86 Option Market Records 1954-1955
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87 Option Market Records 1955-1956
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88 Option Market Records 1956-1957
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89 Option Market Records 1957-1958
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90 Option Market Records 1958-1959
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91 Option Market Records 1959-1961
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92 Option Market Records 1961-1963
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93 Option Market Records 1963-1965
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94 Option Market Records August 1, 1965 - December 31, 1969

(unbound)

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95 Option Market Records January 1970 - December 1971

(unbound)

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96 Option Market Records January 1972 - June 1975
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97 Option Market Records June1975 - March 2, 1979

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Futures Records 1908-1993
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98 Futures Records Futures 1908-1913

(A)

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99 Futures Records Futures 1913-1917

(B)

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100 Futures Records September 1917 - August 1920

(C)

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101 Futures Records September 1920 - August 1921

(#1)

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102 Futures Records September 1921 - August 1922

(#2)

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103 Futures Records September 1922 - August 1923

(#3)

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104 Futures Records September 1923 - August 1924

(#4)

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105 Futures Records September 1924 - August 1925

(#5)

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106 Futures Records September 1925 - August 1926

(#6)

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107 Futures Records September 1926 - August 1927

(#7)

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108 Futures Records September 1929 - August 1930

(#10)

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109 Futures Records September 1930 - August 1931

(#11)

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110 Futures Records September 1931 - August 1932

(#12)

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111 Futures Records September 1932 - August 1933

(#13)

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112 Futures Records September 1933 - August 1934

(#14)

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113 Futures Records September 1934 - August 1935
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114 Futures Records September 1935 - August 1936

(#16)

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115 Futures Records September 1936 August 1937

(#17)

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116 Futures Records September 1937 - August 1938

(#18)

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117 Futures Records September 1938 - August 1939

(#19)

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118 Futures Records September 1939 - August 1940

(#20)

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119 Futures Records September 1940- August 1941

(#21)

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120 Futures Records September 1941 - August 1942

(#22)

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121 Futures Records September 1942 - August 1943

(#23)

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122 Futures Records September 1943 - August 1944

(#24)

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123 Futures Records September 1944 - August 1946

(#25-26)

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124 Futures Records September 1946 - August 1947

(#27)

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125 Futures Records September 1947 - August 1948

(#28)

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126 Futures Records September 1948 - August 1949

(#29)

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127 Futures Records September 1949 - August 1950

(#30)

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128 Futures Records September 1, 1950 - August 31, 1951

(#31)

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129 Futures Records - Gx Prices only September 1, 1951 - July 31, 1952

(#32)

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130 Futures Records August 1, 1952 - July 31, 1953

(#33)

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131 Futures Records August 1, 1953 - July 31, 1954

(#34)

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132 Futures Records August 1, 1954 - July 31, 1955

(#35)

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133 Futures Records August 1, 1955 - July 31, 1956

(#36)

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134 Futures Records August 1, 1956 - July 31, 1957

(#37)

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135 Futures Records August 1, 1957 - July 31, 1958

(#38)

136 Futures Records August 1, 1958 - July 31, 1959
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137 Futures Records August 1, 1959 - July 31, 1960

(#40)

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138 Futures Records August 2, 1960 - July 31, 1961

(#41)

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139 Futures Records August 1, 1961 - July 31, 1962

(#42)

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140 Futures Records [ August 1, 1962 - July 31, 1963 ]

(#43)

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141 Futures Records August 1, 1963 - July 31, 1964

(#44)

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142 Futures Records August 1, 1964 - July 31, 1965

(#45)

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143 Futures Records August 1, 1965 - July 31, 1966

(#46)

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144 Futures Records August 2, 1966 - July 31, 1967

(#47)

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145 Futures Records August 1, 1967 - July 31, 1968

(#48)

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146 Futures Records August 1, 1968 - July 1969

(#49)

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147 Futures Records August 1, 1969 - July 1970

(#50)

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148 Futures Records July 1, 1970 - April 1971

(#51)

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149 Futures Records May 1, 1971 - November 30, 1972

(#52)

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150 Futures Records February 1, 1972 - November 30, 1972

(#53)

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151 Futures Records December 1, 1972 - November 30, 1973

(#54)

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152 Futures Records December 3, 1973 - September 30, 1974

(#55)

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153 Futures Records October 1, 1974 - May 30, 1975

(#56)

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154 Futures Records June 2, 1975 - January 30, 1976

(#57)

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155 Futures Records February 1976 - September 30, 1976

(#58)

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156 Futures Records October 1, 1976 - June 30, 1977

(#59)

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157 Futures Records July 1, 1977 - March 31, 1978

(#60)

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158 Futures Records April 3, 1978 - December 1978

(#61)

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159 Futures Records January 1, 1979 - July 31, 1979
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160 Futures Records August 1979 - January 1980
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161 Futures Records February 1980 - September 1980
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162 Futures Records October 1980 - May 1981
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163 Futures Records June 1, 1981 - December 31, 1981
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164 Futures Records January 4, 1982 - July 30, 1982
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165 Futures Records August 2, 1982 - February 28, 1983
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166 Futures Records March 1, 1983 - August 31, 1983
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167 Futures Records September 1, 1983 - February 29, 1984
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168 Futures Records March 1, 1984 - September 28, 1984
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169 Futures Records October 1, 1984 - April 30, 1985
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170 Futures Records May 1, 1985 - December 31, 1985
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171 Futures Records January 2, 1986 - August 29, 1986
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172 Futures Records September 1, 1986 - April 30, 1987
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173 Futures Records May 1, 1987 - December 31, 1987
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174 Futures Records January 1988 - August 31, 1988
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175 Futures Records September 1988 - May 1989
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176 Futures Records June 19, 1989 - April 1990
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177 Futures Records May 1990 - February 1991
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178 Futures Records March 1991 - January 31, 1992
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179 Futures Records February 3, 1992 - November 30, 1992
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180 Futures Records December 1, 1992 - September 30, 1993
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181 Futures Records October 1993

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Supplementary Journal December 1, 1975 - January 1, 1979
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182 Supplementary Journal December 1, 1975 - January 1, 1979

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Canadian Wheat Board Prices 1957-1984
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183 Canadian Wheat Board Prices August 1, 1957 - March 31, 1960
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184 Canadian Wheat Board Prices May 1, 1962 - May 29, 1964
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185 Canadian Wheat Board Prices June 1964 - June 30, 1966
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186 Canadian Wheat Board Prices July 1966 - July 1968
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187 Canadian Wheat Board Prices August 1, 1968 - June 1970
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188 Canadian Wheat Board Prices July 1, 1970 - January 31, 1972
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189 Canadian Wheat Board Prices February 1, 1972 - December 31, 1973
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190 Canadian Wheat Board Prices January 1974 - May 1975
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191 Canadian Wheat Board Prices June 1975 - June 1977
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192 Canadian Wheat Board Prices July 1977 - July 31, 1979
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193 Canadian Wheat Board Prices August 1979 - August 1982
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194 Canadian Wheat Board Prices September 1982 - October 1984

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Jobs - Cross - Match - Spread Log Journals 1975-1991
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195 Jobs-Cross Log May 1, 1975 - May 24, 1984
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196 Jobs-Cross Log for Oats, Wheat, Rye, Barley Cross Trades May 25, 1984 - September 1988
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197 Jobs-Cross Log September 26, 1988 - October 29, 1989

(unbound; some loose pages)

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198 Jobs-Cross Log September 1, 1981 - May 11, 1987

(June 30, 1982 - September 13, 1983 missing)

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199 Jobs-Cross Log May 12, 1987 - October 21,1988
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200 Spreads Records Log October 1981 - September 30, 1987

(Book 1)

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201 Market- Spread Records Log October 1, 1987 - November 7, 1989

(Book 2)

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202 Spreads Records Log November 8, 1989 - May 6, 1991
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203 Match-Job-Spread Records Log August 30, 1989 - April 19, 1991
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204 Jobs-Spreads-Matches Log October 24, 1988 - May 30, 1990
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205 Jobs-Spreads-Matches Log May 31, 1990 - April 19, 1991
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206 Spreads Log May 9, 1991 - September 5, 1991
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207 Empty Log Book n.d.

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Cash Sales Records 1936-1937
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208 Cash Sales Records 1936-1937

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