File MS-4-177, Box 25, Folder 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 25, Folder 4

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  • 1906 (Creation)
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    McMillan, William

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235 leaves of textual records

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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, (and a few from McMillan) written between August 1906 and November 1906, 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. File also contains two leaves regarding a third notice to complete the 1905 census. File contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: Robert Allan (Montreal), Edward Allen (Yarmouth), Archibald Company (Truro), Bartling & De Leon (New York), Brace, McKay & Co. (Summerside), W.R. Brock (Montreal), Canadian Oil Company, Chamberlain Medicine Co. (Toronto), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), De Long & Seaman (Boston) [including a minor dispute regarding shipping a competitor's goods], J. Furman Ehrgott (Yarmouth), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Gloucester Net & Twine, Greenshields (Montreal), G.J. Hamilton & Sons (Halifax), Levi Hart & Son (Halifax), Henderson & Potts (Halifax), L. Higgins & Co (Moncton), Arthur S. Hutchins (Liverpool), Kingan Provision Co. (New York), Ladies Wear Limited (Toronto), Lane & Smith (Gloucester, MA), R.J. Lovell Co. (Toronto), H. McGinn (Newport, RI), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), Manchester, Robertson, Allison Limited (Saint John), A.J. Matthews (Halifax), W. & C.H. Mitchell (Halifax), Murray & Tregurtha Co. (Boston), New York Net and Twine Co. (Moodus, CT), Oxner & Hennigar (Chester Basin), B.H. Power (Halifax), Pyke Bros. (Halifax), H.B. Ritchie (Boston), Wm. Robertson & Son (Halifax), C. Robin, Collas Company (Halifax), R.B. Seeton (Halifax), I.B. Shaffner (Halifax), A.C. Smith & Co. (West Saint John), Geo. Smith (Halifax), N. & M. Smith (Halifax), Smith & Proctor (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), John Stewart (New Glasgow), Robert Taylor (Halifax). W.H. Thorne (Saint John), Truro Knitting Mills Co., Vim Tea Company (Saint John), Arthur N. Whitman (Halifax), among others.

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Occasional marginal chipping and smudging; two-hole punches to top margin of most leaves

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Description created April 19, 2018

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 25