File MS-4-177, Box 26, Folder 1 - 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 26, Folder 1

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  • 1907 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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224 leaves of textual records ; 22 x 27 cm or smaller

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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 January 1907 and May 1907, 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 one leaf of a Notice of Assignment regarding Lewis H. Williams of Lockeport. File contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: Edward Allen (Yarmouth), G.F. Allen (Yarmouth), Ames Holden Co. (Montreal), Archibald Company (Truro), Barcalo Manufacturing (Buffalo, NY), Campbell Milling CO. (Toronto Junction), S.E. Countaway (Lower East Pubnico), Cragg Bros & Company (Halifax), De Long & Seaman (Boston), Edinburgh Roperie & Sailcloth Co. Ltd. (Montreal), J. Furman Ehrgott (Yarmouth),Gloucester Net & Twine, Halifax Fish Co. Limited, Henderson & Potts (Halifax), Hewson Woolen Mills Limited (Amherst), L. Higgins & Co (Moncton), J.A. Humphrey & Son (Moncton), John Kimble & Son (Saint John), Larkin & Co. Salada tea (Montreal), L.D. Lothrop (Gloucester, MA), Lyon-Taylor (Toronto), McCormick Manufacturing (London, ON), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Maritime Paint and Varnish Co. (Halifax), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), J.E. Morse & Co., Teas (Halifax), Nova Scotia Furnishing Company (Halifax), Ogilvie Flour Mills (Montreal), Richmond Printing (Halifax), R.B. Seeton (Halifax), Smith Bros. (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), A.F. Stoneman (Yarmouth), W.H. Thorne (Saint John), Van Zandt, Jacobs & Co. (Boston), H. Warwick & Co. (Saint John), H.W. Wentzell (Halifax), Frank H. Wilson (Boston), among others

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Chipping to the Williams Notice of Assignment (resulting in text loss); occasional edge-chipping; two-hole punches to top margins of most leaves

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Description created April 26, 2018

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 26