Fonds F34 - Albert Fish fonds

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Albert Fish fonds

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CA ON00126 F34

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  • 1950-1990 (Creation)

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50 cm of textual records
ca. 100 architectural plans and drawings
96 photographs
1 postcard

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Fish, Albert, 1922-

Biographical history

Albert Fish was a real estate developer and appraiser in Guelph and a former member of Parliament. Born in Preston, England, Mr. Fish served in the Royal Air Force and emigrated to Canada in 1949 with his wife and eldest child. He settled in Guelph and began work in real estate in 1954.

In 1957, he opened Albert Fish Real Estate Limited. As an active member of the real estate community, Albert Fish became president of the Guelph Real Estate Board in 1962. He served as regional vice-president of the Ontario Real Estate Association from 1964 to 1965 and in 1969 became president of the association. In 1973, he became president of the Canadian Real Estate Association.

In the federal election of May 1979, Albert Fish was elected as the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Guelph and served for several months in the government of Prime Minister Joe Clark. He was defeated in the February 1980 federal election that followed the downfall of the Clark government.

In 1986, Albert Fish was elected president of the International Real Estate Federation, having served as president of the association's Canadian chapter in 1978-1979. He continued with his consulting and appraisal work during this time.

Custodial history

Albert Fish had unbroken custody of these records until the time of their transfer to the Guelph Public Library archives. A donation of records was made by Albert Fish to the Guelph Public Library archives in March 2002. It is believed that a prior donation of records was made in the 1990's.

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Fonds consists of records produced by Albert Fish in his capacity as a real estate developer. Included in this fonds are records related to specific properties developed by Albert Fish, real estate reports and studies collected by him and photographs of property and real estate of interest to Albert Fish. These records document Albert Fish's professional interests in real estate and property development in Guelph.

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Some records in this fonds are available electronically. See series descriptions for more information.

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Donor-held copyright in these records has been transferred to the Guelph Public Library. Permission of the Guelph Public Library is required for publication.

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Revised April 2012

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