File MS-4-177, Box 22, 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 22, Folder 1

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  • 1899-1900 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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175 leaves of textual records

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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, from late-1899 through the summer of 1900, 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, and telegraph cables. File contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: W.B. Arthur & Co. (Halifax), Baird & Peters (Saint John), Black Bros. (Halifax), John B. Black (Truro), A.B. Boak (Halifax), Brown & Webb (Halifax), H. Bryant (Halifax), Archibald Campbell (Toronto Junction), Canadian Drug Company (Saint John), M.L. Carten (Yarmouth), Cooperative Building Plan Ass'n (New York), Cunningham & Curren (Halifax), Geo. S. DeForest & Sons (Saint John), D.M. Ferry (Lockeport), G.T. Fulford (Brockville, ON), S. Greenshields, Son & Co. (Montreal), Hartt Boot and Shoe Company (Fredericton), Henderson & Potts (Halifax), I.S. Johnson & Co. (Boston), Inness, Hemeon & Co. (Liverpool), Kingan Provision Co. (New York), R.J. Lovell & Co. (Toronto), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), Manchester, Robertson & Allison (Saint John),Moir, Son & Co., Bread, Biscuit and Confectionery (Halifax), Montreal Oil Clothing Co., J.G. Morton (Liverpool), Wm. Muir, Son & Co. (Halifax), Nova Scotia Furnishing Co. (Halifax), F.J. O'Hara & Co. (Boston), Osskeag Stamping Co. (Hampton, NB), Parker Eakins & Co. (Yarmouth), Henry Putnam & Son (Boston), W.H. Redding, boots and shoes (Yarmouth), Wm. Robertson & Son (Halifax), Rosborough & Thomas (Halifax), S.A. Skillings (Portland, ME), Smith Bros. (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), A.F. Stoneman (Yarmouth), Geo. S. Taylor (Yarmouth), John Tobin & Co. (Halifax), Victoria Montreal Fire Insurance, Webster, Smith & Co. (Halifax), Western Fruit & Produce Co. (London, ON), White Blanchard (Shelburne), Caroline Wilson (Barrington, NS), Yarmouth Building & Loan Society, among others.

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Insect nibbling to some John Tobin, James Wallis ("The Daily Times"). White-Blanchard, and Caroline Wilson correspondence (resulting in text loss); two-hole punches to top margin of most leaves; occasional marginal chipping

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Description created March 29, 2018

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 22