File MS-4-177, Box 29, 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 29, Folder 1

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  • 1913 (Creation)
    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 July 1913 and October 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: Robert Allan & Co. (Montreal), W.N. Allan (Yarmouth), Edward Allen (Yarmouth), G.E. Barbour (Saint John), Henry Birks & Sons (Montreal), Brandram-Henderson Limited (Halifax), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), P. Campbell & Co. (Saint John), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), Cochran, Burns & Farnsworth Co. (Boston), A. & R. Cogswell (Halifax), J.F. Creaser Co. (La Have, NS), W.J. Crouse (Italy Cross, NS), Crown Pants (Montreal), Dominion Molasses Company (Halifax), Dustbane Mfg. Co. Ltd. (Ottawa), Eastern Hat & Cap Mfg. Co. Limited (Truro), Eastern Hay & Feed (Sackville, NB), Eastern Shirts (Truro), Thomas A. Edison Incorporated (Orange, NJ), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Enterprise Foundry Co. (Sackville, NB), T.H. Estabrooks, Red Rose tea (Saint John), Frank Fales (Saint John), Flintkote Manufacturing Company (Boston), Arthur Fordham (Halifax), S.R. Giffin & Sons (Goldboro, NS), Greenshields Limited (Montreal), Hamilton Whip Co., Harris Abattoir Company (Ottawa), Holzapfels (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Ideal Bedding Company (Toronto), Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada, McMillan Co. Ltd. (Jacquet River, NB), T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), J.H. McGill (Yarmouth), J.G. Mackintosh (Halifax), McMillan Co. Ltd. (Jacquet River, NB), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Markland Waterproofs (Truro), Matthew & McLean Limited (Souris East, PEI), Meeker & Company (New York), W. & C.H. Mitchell (Halifax), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), J.G. Morton (Milton, NS), National Drug and Chemical Company (Halifax), New York Net and Twine (Moodus, CT), Northern-Electric (Montreal), Oliver Typewriter Company (Chicago), Owen Sound Furniture Company, Peabody's Overalls (Walkerville, ON), William H. Perkins (Louisburg, NS), Frank Powers (Lunenburg), Quaker Oats Company (Peterborough), S. Norman Sancton (Saint John), H.S. Scott (Saint John), R.B. Seeton (Halifax), I.B. Shaffner (Halifax), George E. Smith & Co. (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), W.H. Thorne (Saint John), F.K. Warren (Halifax), among others.

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Some 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 29