File MS-4-177, Box 24, Folders 3-4 - Business correspondence to William McMillan, Lockeport, regarding confirmation to ship goods, and receipt of shipments

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Business correspondence to William McMillan, Lockeport, regarding confirmation to ship goods, and receipt of shipments

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MS-4-177, Box 24, Folders 3-4

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  • 1905 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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2 folders of textual records (175; 248 leaves)

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William McMillan was active in his business between 1893 and the early 1930s. He resided in Lockeport or the surrounding area. He was a merchant and he owned both a general store and several ships. From his store he sold typical items, including boots and coal. His shipping company imported and exported items like salt, fish, coal, etc. to the West Indies, Bahamas, Cuba, Turks and Caicos. McMillan was also active in other businesses (i.e., the People's Wharf and Redding & McMillan). In addition, he helped build the shipyard in Allendale with Howard Allen. They went into business together and formed Howard Allen and Co. That business and the shipyard went through several owners until it came back to McMillan. He then experienced taxation and financial difficulties and tried to sell it, but no one purchased it, spelling the end of shipbuilding at Allendale.

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File contains business correspondence addressed to William McMillan, Lockeport, written between June 1905 and December 1905, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in his general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas. File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence, and telegram cables. File contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: John Adams (Gold River, NS), Edward Allen (Yarmouth), Ames Holden Company (Montreal), Archibald Company (Truro), Baird & Peters (Saint John), Barclay-Clements Co. (Boston), G.E. Barbour, Bauld Brothers (Halifax), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), James A. Calder (Halifax), Canadian Drug Co. Ltd. (Saint John), Canadian Oil Company, Canadian Rubber Co. (Montreal), Chesebro Brothers (New York), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), E. Frank Close (Boston), J.P. Cox & Co. (Halifax), Craven & Speeding Bros. (Montreal), Harry W. de Forest tea (Saint John), De Long & Seaman (Boston), Lemuel Dunlop (Sable River), Eastern Hat & Cap Manufacturing Co. (Truro), J. Furman Ehrgott Seaboard Trading Co. (Yarmouth), Empire Tobacco Company, Frank Fales (Saint John), Henry B. Gifford (Fairhaven, MA), Gloucester Net & Twine Co., Slade Gorton & Co. (Gloucester, MA), Gunn & Co. (Halifax), John G. Hall (Boston), W.E. Hemeon (Liverpool), L. Higgins & Co. Yarmouth shoe factory, Imperial Oil Company, J.A. Leaman & Company (Halifax), Lincoln, Willey & Co. (Boston), R.J. Lovell Co. (Toronto), H.H. McCain (Florenceville, NB), James McCready Co. Limited (Montreal), D. Magee's Sons (Saint John), Manchester, Robertson & Allison (Saint John), Maritime Dairy Co. Limited (Sussex, NB), Maritime Paint & Varnish Co. Limited (Halifax), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), J.E. Morse & Co. (Halifax), J.G. Morton & Son (Liverpool), D.C. Mulhall (Liverpool), New York Net & Twine (Moodus, CT), Nickerson, Grant & Co. (Yarmouth), Ogilvie Flour Mills Co. (Montreal), Payzant & King (Halifax), R. Hunter Putnam lumber (Granite Village, NS), Red Rose Tea, Reed & Gamage (Gloucester), W.E. Sanford (Hamilton), R.B. Seeton & Co. (Halifax), I.B. Shaffner (Halifax), Simson Bros. (Halifax), Smith & Proctor (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Robert Taylor Co. (Halifax), William Thomson & Co. (Saint John), John Tobin (Halifax), Tooke Brothers (Montreal), Truro Knitting Mills Co. (of Stanfield's unshrinkable underwear fame), and others.

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Occasional edge-chipping; two-hole punches to top margin of most leaves

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Description revised April 19, 2018.

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 24