File MS-4-177, Box 32, Folder 2 - 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 32, Folder 2

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  • 1917 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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333 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 couple written by) William McMillan, Lockeport, between April 1917 and August 1917, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in his general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas.

File also contains a handwritten letter from E.R. Faribault (Geological Survey of Canada), regarding the potential for several months' boarding in the Lockeport area.

File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence and balance orders from the following brokers: Acadia Gas Engine Co. (Bridgewater), Edward Allen (Yarmouth), G.E. Barbour Co. (Saint John), J. & T. Bell (Montreal), Ben's Limited (Halifax), Black & Flinn (Halifax), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Brock and Paterson (Saint John), Brookfield Bros. (Halifax), Burrell-Johnson Iron Company (Yarmouth), Canada Cement Company (Montreal), Canadian Carbon Co. (Toronto), Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co. (Saint John), Canadian Drug Co. (Saint John), Canadian Oil Companies Limited (Halifax), Carritte-Paterson Man'f'g Co. (Halifax), Clare Bros. & Co (Preston, ON), Cochran, Burns & Farnsworth Co. (Boston), Colonial Fertilizer Company (Windsor), Consumers Cordage Company (Halifax), J.S. Creed (Halifax), H.H. Crosby Co. (Hebron, NS), Thos. H. Curry (Halifax), Dalley Products (Hamilton, ON), S. Davis & Sons (Montreal), Davis & Fraser (Halifax), Dearborn & Co. (Saint John), Eastern Shirts Limited (Truro), Thomas A. Edison, Inc. (Orange, NJ), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Empire Garage and Motor Co. (Yarmouth), Enterprise Foundry Co. (Sackville, NB), Frank Fales (Saint John), D.M. Ferry & Co. (Windsor, ON), Garlock-Warner Machinery Co. (Toronto; to Howard M. Allen Company), Simon M. Giffin & Sons (Goldboro, NS), Gordon and Keith (Halifax), J.W. Grant & Co. (Yarmouth; regarding the sale of the business to A.I. Cohen, Yarmouth Fruit Co.), J.L. Greenwood (North East Harbour), Gutta Percha & Rubber, Limited (Halifax), Gurney-Massey Company (Montreal), Trueman Hagar (Round Bay), Halifax Seed Co., Halifax Vulcanizing Works, A.C. Hamilton (Pubnico), G.J. Hamilton & Sons (Pictou), W.H. Hayward Co. (Saint John), L. Higgins & Co. (Moncton), H.H. Holden (Jordan Falls), Ross Hupman (Allendale), Imperial Oil Company (Halifax), J.B. Jones (East Jordan), R.J. Lovell Co. (Toronto), J T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), McClearn Company Limited (Liverpool), Manchester Robertson Allison Limited (Saint John), Martin-Senour Co. (Halifax), Northern Electric Company (Montreal), Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Company (New Glasgow), Holland D. Outhouse & Son (Tiverton, NS), Parrish, Phillips & Co. (New York), Payzant & King (Halifax), Wm. Robertson (Halifax), Robin Hood Mills Limited (Montreal), R.B. Seeton (Halifax), Sylvanus Smith & Co. (Gloucester, MA), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), Robert Taylor (Halifax), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), D. Weeks & Co. (Des Moines, IA), Wolverton Milling Co. (Saint John), among others.

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Substantial insect damage and text loss to D. Weeks correspondence; occasional edge-chipping and slight marginal insect damage; two-hole punches to top margin of most leaves.

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Description created June 18, 2018

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 32