Fonds - Crothers & Price, Barristers, fonds

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Crothers & Price, Barristers, fonds

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24 cm of textual records

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The Crothers and Price, Barristers, law firm was in existence from 1897 to 1914. Its office was located at 386 Talbot Street, St. Thomas. The two partners in this law firm were Thomas W. Crothers and Samuel Price.
Born in January 1850 in Northport, Canada West, Thomas Wilson Crothers had his own practice in St. Thomas from approximately 1881 to 1896, located at 279 1/2 Talbot Street, and later at 369 Talbot Street. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the Ontario riding of Elgin West in the 1908 federal election. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1911 and as a Unionist in 1917. From 1911 to 1918, he was the Minister of Labour. In October 1921, he was called to the Canadian Senate representing the senatorial division of Ontario. He died in office just two months later in December 1921.
Samuel Price was born in 1863, brought up on a farm in Caradoc, Middlesex County. He attended Strathroy and St. Thomas High Schools. Taught school for five years. Entered the study of law in St. Thomas in 1890. Called to the bar in 1895, with honours and a gold medal. Samuel Price had his own practice in St. Thomas from approximately 1895 to 1896, located at 345 Talbot Street. Was the Mining Commissioner for Ontario between 1906 and 1912. He was the author of much mining legislation and of the Mining Tax Act and Ontario Eight-Hour Law for Miners and Vancouver Island Mining Troubles. Was employed to consolidate and revise the Dominion Railway Act. Was appointed Chairman of the Workmen's Compensation Board of Ontario in 1914.

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This fonds consists of records created or maintained by the Crothers and Price, Barristers, law firm of St. Thomas. Fonds has been divided into the following series:
-Cash Books series, January 14, 1897-July 30, 1914.
-Miscellaneous financial records series, 1899-1913.
-Day Book series, October 19, 1908- August 22, 1914.
-Receipts and Disbursements ledger series, 1909-1914.

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