Stewart Lumber Limited
Collection of correspondence and financial records of Stewart Lumber Limited (Guelph), and a newspaper supplement on Stewart Lumber.
Robert Stewart ran one of Guelph's oldest companies, Stewart Lumber Ltd., built in 1854 by his namesake grandfather, a master builder who built several of the city's historic limestone buildings.
In 1921 Stewart Lumber burned to the ground, along with half of upper Wyndham St.
As the Depression ended, Stewart and his mother Clarissa Winnibelle Stewart saved the business from near bankruptcy, and operated the business until 1962 when it was liquidated. It was the longest lasting family firm in Guelph's history.