File MS-4-177, Box 27, Folder 3 - 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 27, Folder 3

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  • 1910-1911 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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308 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, written between October 1910 and April 1911, 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 contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: Edward Allen (Yarmouth), Ames Holden Co. (Montreal), Brandham Henderson (Halifax), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Canadian Oil Companies (Halifax), Carhartt's Gloves (Toronto), Chamberlain Medicine Co. (Des Moines, IA), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), Consolidated Rubber Company (Saint John), Dominion Register Co. (Saint John), Eastern Supply and Paper Co'y (Halifax), J. Furman Ehrgott (Yarmouth), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), The Fleischmann Co. (Halifax), Arthur Fordham (Halifax), Holzapfels Limited (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Jones & Schofield (Saint John), R.J. Lovell Co. (Montreal), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Maritime Paint and Varnish Co (Halifax), Martin-Senour Company (Montreal), Merchants Rubber Co. (Berlin, ON), National Drug & Chemical Co. (Halifax), National Phonograph Co. (Orange, NJ), Saint John Produce Company (Saint John), H.S. Scott (Saint John), A.A. Shortliffe (Digby), H.R. Silver (Halifax). T.A. Slocum, Limited (Toronto), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), G.A. Woodill (Halifax), among others.

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Occasional foxing to a few leaves; occasional edge-chipping; two-hole punches to top margin of most leaves

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Description created May 3, 2018

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 27