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

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  • 1911 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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314 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 (and a few written by) William McMillan, Lockeport, written between April 1911 and September 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 McCready (Saint John), Barclay-Clements (Boston), Sidney R. Baxter & Co. (Boston), A.M. Bell (Halifax), Edwin Bower (Shelburne), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co. (Montreal), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), Cochran, Burns & Farnsworth Co. [successors to De Long, Seaman & Co. as of May 1911] (Boston), Dominion Molasses Company (Halifax), Edinburgh Roperie & Sailcloth Company (Saint John), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Arthur Fordham (Halifax), Furness, Withy & Co. (Halifax), J.W. Grant (Yarmouth), Greenshields Limited (Montreal), C.J. Hamilton & Sons (Halifax), Holzapfels Limited (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Imperial Oil Company (Halifax), Manchester Robinson Allison, Mann, Byars & Co. (Glasgow), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), Nova Scotia Furnishing Company (Halifax), Ogilvie Flour Mills (Montreal), Payzant & King (Halifax), Frank Powers (Lunenburg), Queen Charlotte Islands Collieries (Vancouver, BC), Wm. Robertson & Son (Halifax), Saint John Milling Company, R.B. Seeton (Halifax), T.A. Slocum Limited (Toronto), Smith & Proctor (Halifax), Stanfields Limited (Truro), James H. Tarr (Gloucester), Robert Taylor Co. (Halifax), W.H. Thorne (Saint John), among others.

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Chipping to top edge of some Ames Holden McCready correspondence (some text loss); occasional foxing; 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