File MS-4-177, Box 33, Folder 3 - 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 33, Folder 3

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  • 1918 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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380 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 August 1918, and December 1918, 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 balance orders from the following brokers:
Acadia Gas Engines (Bridgewater), Edward Allen (Yarmouth), Ames Holden McCready (Saint John), G.E. Barbour Co. (Saint John), Sidney R. Baxter & Co. (Boston), Black & Flinn (Halifax), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Brookfield Bros. (Halifax), Canada Food Board, Canadian Cereal and Flour Mills Co. (Stratford, ON), Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co. (Halifax), Canadian Drug Co. (Saint John), Clare Bros. (Preston, ON), J.F. Clifford (Liverpool), J.W. Crichton (Halifax), Davis Bros. Fisheries (Gloucester, MA), Andrew Doane (Ingomar), Dominion Oil Cloth Co. (Montreal), Eastern Hay and Feed Co. (Sackville, NB), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Fowler Milling Company (Saint John West), Office of the Fuel Administrator of Nova Scotia, Gault Brothers (Montreal), L. Gnaedinger Son & Co. (Montreal), Gordon and Keith (Halifax), Gourock Ropework Export Co. (Montreal), Grant Brothers (Halifax), J.L. Greenwood (North East Harbour), Gurney-Massey Company (Montreal), Trueman Hagar (Round Bay), Halifax Automobile Association, Ida Harlow (Sable River West), Hatfield & Scott Co. (Hartland, NB), J.C. Hemeon (Liverpool), G.W. Hodge (Fredericton), E.C. Hogg (Barrington), Holland Window Shade Co. (Halifax), Ideal Bedding Co. (Toronto), Imperial Oil Limited, International Stock Food Company (Toronto), Lockett & Messenger (Bridgetown), J.L. Lovitt (Yarmouth), Lynola Mfg Co. (New York), T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), McClearn Company (Liverpool), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Maritime Tire and Rubber Company (Saint John), Martin-Senour Company (Halifax), Monarch Knitting Company (Dunnville), J. & M. Murphy (Halifax), Northern Aluminum Company (Toronto), Northern Electric Company (Montreal), C.W. Outhit (Halifax), Parker-Eakins Company (Yarmouth), D.S. Perrin (London, ON), Quaker Oats Company (Peterborough, ON), Retail Merchants Association of Canada, C.E. & C.M. Rideout (Hartland, NB), St. Lawrence Flour Mills Co. (Halifax/Montreal), A. & W. Smith (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), Stanfield's (Truro), Supplies Limited (Kentville), Robert Taylor Co. (Halifax), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), Walker Bros. (Milton), Webster, Smith Co. (Halifax), Wolverton Milling Co. (Saint John), Thomas Wood & Company (Boston), T.E. Worthen (Crowell's), Yarmouth Cycle and Motor Co., among others.

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Brown soiling to Emerson and Fisher correspondence; substantial insect damage to ; two-hole punches to top margin of most leaves; occasional edge-chipping.

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Description created July 16, 2018.

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 33