File MS-4-177, Box 35, 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 35, Folder 1

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  • 1920 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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375 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 1920, and November 1920, 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 Limited (Bridgewater), Edward M. Alden Co. (Boston), Robert Allan & Co. (Montreal), G.E. Barbour Co. Limited (Saint John), J.B. Bardsley Hat Co. (Saint John), Sidney R. Baxter & Co. (Boston), Beaver Company Limited (Thorold, ON), J. & T. Bell (Montreal), Bigelow & Hood (Truro), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Brookfield Bros. (Halifax), Canada Cement Company (Montreal), Canadian Consolidated Felt Co. (Kitchener, ON), Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Company (Saint John), Canadian National Carbon Company (Toronto), Canadian National Railways, Canadian Oil Companies Limited, Canadian Suspender Co. (Yarmouth), Colonial Fertilizer Company (Windsor), R.H. Davis & Company (Yarmouth), Thos. P. DeWolfe & Son (Yarmouth), Andrew Doane (Ingomar), John A. Dexter (Roseway), W.G. Dexter (Barrington), Dominion Molasses Company (Halifax), Dominion Rubber System Limited (Halifax), R.G. Dun & Co. (Halifax), Rupert A. Dunlop (Sable River), Edinburgh Roperie & Sailcloth Company (Montreal), Thomas A. Edison Inc. (Orange, NJ), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Enterprise Foundry Co. (Sackville), Excel Footwear Co. (Halifax), Frank Fales & Sons (Saint John), Charles Fawcett (Sackville), Forbes & Son (Halifax), Gibson Bros. (Halifax), C. Leonard Grant (New Glasgow), J.L. Greenwood (North East Harbour), Chas. Hagar (Roseway), Holland Window Shade Co. (Halifax), Wm. K. Hood (Shelburne), Imperial Oil Limited, J.B. Jones (East Jordan), M.S. Kilby (Montreal), John Lockett & Son (Bridgetown), T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), J.C. Mackintosh & Co. (Halifax), Maple Leaf Milling Company (Toronto), Maritime Cap Manufacturers (Moncton), Martin-Senour Co. (Halifax), R.C. Miller Oil & Supply Co. (Montreal), L.H. Mimard (Milton), J. & M. Murphy (Halifax), National Drug and Chemical Company (Halifax), New England Fish Exchange (Boston), Northern Aluminum Company (Toronto), Northern Electric Company (Halifax), Parkhurst Fisheries Co. (Gloucester, MA), Peabody's Overalls (Walkerville, ON), R.E. Pinkham (Barrington), Quaker Oats Company (Peterborough), G.N. Reagh (Middleton), Reid Bros. (Halifax), Retail Merchants Association of Canada, F.C. Robbins (Yarmouth), James Robinson Company (Montreal), W.C. Rothwell (Saint John), Rutherford Milling Company (Blenheim, ON), Shatfords Limited (Halifax), Simmons Limited (Toronto), A. & W. Smith & Co. (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), Stanfield's Limited (Truro), T.C. Swaine (Barrington), A.E. Thorbourn (Gunning Cove), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), Walker Bros. (Milton), Warrendale Co. (Fall River, MA), Thomas Wood & Company (Boston), G.F. Willis, TANLAC (Atlanta, GA), among others

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Insect damage to Acadia Gas Engines Co., Walker Bros. correspondence; two-hole punches to top margin of most leaves; occasional edge-chipping

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Description created July 23, 2018.

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 35