Fonds MS-4-4 - A.M. Bell and Co. fonds

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A.M. Bell and Co. fonds

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  • Textual record

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Fonds

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MS-4-4

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  • 1899 - 1960 (Creation)
    Creator
    A.M. Bell and Company

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Physical description

3.5 metres of textual records

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Name of creator

(ca. 1890-1912)

Administrative history

A.M. Bell & Company grew out of Andrew Bell's retail hardware business, which he first established in 1875 on Water Street, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After expanding into the wholesale trade and taking on Arthur B. Wiswall as a junior partner, the firm became know as A.M. Bell & Company. In 1903 they erected a six-storey building on a site between Granville and Hollis—the first concrete building in Halifax. Bell sold the business in 1912 and died two years later.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Charles MacLeod in two accessions: (8-71) in January 1971 and (55-71) in April 1971.

Scope and content

Fonds contains minute books, cash books, ledgers; correspondence, income tax returns and financial statements for A.M. Bell & Co.

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  • English

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English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.  Materials may be under copyright.  Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], A.M. Bell and Co. fonds, MS-4-4, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2018 (creation)
April 2020 (revision)

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Physical Location

  • Box: MS-4-4, Box 1
  • Box: MS-4-4, Items 1-15
  • Box: MS-4-4, Items 16-25