Collection PR1272 - Montreal Book Auctions Limited collection of letters to Robert Bell

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Montreal Book Auctions Limited collection of letters to Robert Bell

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    PR1272

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    • 1882-1910 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records

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    Bernard Amtmann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1907. He immigrated to Canada in 1947 to join his brother in Ottawa, Ontario and started a small antiquarian bookselling business. He transferred his business to Montreal, Quebec in 1950 and founded Montreal Book Auctions Limited (Ltd.) in 1967.

    Amtmann died in January 1979 and Montreal Book Auctions was sold to Canada Book Auctions Ltd. and relocated to Toronto, Ontario.

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    Collection consists of correspondence by various people in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Alberta and Ontario, to Robert Bell, a surveyor with the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario.

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    The Provincial Archives of Alberta purchased these records from Montreal Book Auctions Ltd. in 1979.

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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

        Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Inventory is available.

        Associated materials

        Records pertaining to Montreal Book Auctions Ltd. can be found in the Canada Book Auctions collection at the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, and in the Canada Book Auctions fonds and the Bernard Amtmann fonds, located at the National Library of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

        General note

        Other records deposited by Montreal Book Auctions Ltd. can be found in PR1271 Montreal book Auctions Limited collection of letters by Nellie McClung, PR1270 Montreal Book Auctions Limited archival records collection, and PR1268 James Ferrier Canadian Methodist collection. Information for the administrative history was taken from the biographical sketch provided for the Bernard Amtmann fonds at the National Library of Canada.

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        Includes accession PR1979.0024.

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