File MS-4-177, Box 34, 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 34, Folder 1

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  • 1918-1919 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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371 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 October 1918, and March 1919, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in his general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas.

File also includes Dominion Fire Prevention Committee proposed amendments to the Insurance Act, 1917.

File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence and balance orders from the following brokers:
Acadia Gas Engines (Bridgewater), Edward M. Alden Co. (Boston), Edward Allen (Yarmouth), Armstrong Transportation Company (New York), Bauld Bros. (Halifax), J. & T. Bell Limited (Montreal), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), William Burrill & Co. (Yarmouth North), Calder, Fraser Co. Ltd. (Dartmouth), Campbell, Smibert & Co. (Montreal), Canada Cement Company (Montreal), Canada Cycle & Motor Company (Montreal), Canada Food Board, Canadian Cereal & Flour Mills (Stratford), Canadian Drug Co. (Saint John), Canadian National Railways, Christie, Brown & Co. (Montreal), Clare Bros. (Preston, ON), F.W. Clark Co. (Bridgewater), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), M.P. Cook & Company (Yarmouth), J.S. Creed (Halifax), H.H. Crosby (Hebron), S. Davis & Sons (Montreal), Dearborn & Co. (Saint John), Thos. P. DeWolfe & Son (Yarmouth), Dominion Rubber System (Maritime) Limited (Saint John), Eastern Hay & Feed Company (Sackville), Alden Elliott (Tiverton), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Enterprise Foundry Co. (Sackville), Frank Fales (Saint John), Charles Fawcett (Sackville), Ganong Bros. Limited (Halifax), Gault Brothers (Montreal), Gourock Ropework Export Co. (Montreal), Grant Bros. (Halifax), J.L. Greenwood (North East Harbour), Gurney-Massey Company (Montreal), Halifax Automobile Association, G.J. Hamilton & Sons (Pictou), Harris Abattoir Company (Toronto), Hatfield & Scott Co. (Hartland), E.C. Hogg (Barrington), Thomas E. Howard (Montreal), Imperial Oil Limited, International Stock Food Company (Toronto), J.B. Jones (East Jordan), Norman Kenney (Lower Argyle), R.A. Lister & Company (Toronto), T. McAvity & Sons Limited (Saint John), Maritime Tire and Rubber Company (Saint John), Martin-Senour Co. (Halifax), Willett Martin (New York), J.A. Marven Limited (Moncton), J. & M. Murphy (Halifax), Nagle & Wigmore (Saint John), Northern Electric Company (Montreal), Nova Scotia Fertilizer Company (Halifax), Payzant & King (Halifax), Peabody's (Walkerville, ON), Quaker Oats Company (Peterborough), Retail Merchants Association of Canada, Royal Print & Litho. (Halifax), Rundle's (Windsor, ON), F.H. Scott (Saint John), R.B. Seeton (Halifax), A. & W. Smith & Co. (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Stanfields (Truro), John Starr, Son & Co. (Halifax), Stone, Prosser & Doty (New York), Thorbourn Bros. (Gunning Cove), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), Walker Bros (Milton), F.G. Wheaton (Amherst), Thomas Wood & Company (Boston), T.E. Worthen & Son (Crowell's), Yarmouth Trading Co. Limited, among others.

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Two-hole punches to top margin of most leaves; a couple tape-repaired horizontal tears to folds; Dominion Fire Prevention Committee leaves chipped at folds; soiling and insect damage to Wheaton, Worthen, Walker, and Yarmouth Trading Co. correspondence.

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Description created July 16, 2018.

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 34