File MS-4-177, Box 28, 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 28, Folder 4

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  • 1913 (Creation)
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    McMillan, William

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256 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, between February 1913 and April 1913, 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, as well as a few back order forms. File contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: Amherst Boot & Shoe, G.E. Barbour (Saint John), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), F.S. Burns (Halifax), J.H. Charlton (Middleton, NS), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), Cochran, Burns & Farnsworth Co. (Boston), Robert S. Eakins (Yarmouth), Eastern Hat & Cap Mfg. Co. Limited (Truro), Edinburgh Roperie & Sailcloth Company (Saint John), Thomas A. Edison Incorporated (Orange, NJ), Enterprise Foundry Co. (Sackville, NB), Arthur Fordham (Halifax), Gandy & Allison (Saint John), Greenshields Limited (Montreal), J.C. Grimm (Springfield, NS), G.J. Hamilton & Sons (Halifax), Lillie & James Harlow (Sable River), Harris Abattoir Company (Toronto), Hyslop Brothers Limited, automobiles, bicycles and accessories (Toronto), Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada, Lincoln, Willey & Co. (Boston), Liverpool Cooperage, Lord Bros (Portland, ME), John Lyons (Crowell, NS), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Mann, Byars & Co. (Glasgow), Meeker & Company (New York), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), J.L. Morton (Lower Argyle, NS), D.C. Mulhall (Liverpool), John N. Murley (Pleasant River, NS), C.W. Outhit (Halifax), Payzant & King (Halifax), Pierce, Austin-Caswell, Frank Powers (Lunenburg), L.C. Prime (Saint John), Quaker Oats Company (Peterborough), Livermore Co. (Boston), H.S. Scott (Saint John), Scovil Bros (Saint John), R.B. Seeton & Co. (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), Stanfields Limited (Truro), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), John Tobin & Co. (Halifax), Willett Martin Co. (New York), Alfred Winsor & Son (Boston), A.E. Wry (Sackville, NB), Yarmouth Creamery, among others.

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Some soiling to Willett-Martin and Yarmouth Creamery correspondence; occasional edge-chipping; two-hole punches to top margin of most leaves

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Description created May 10, 2018.

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 28