File MS-4-177, Box 22, 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 22, Folder 2

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  • 1900 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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187 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 the second half 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: G.T. Allen & Co. (Yarmouth), Ames Holden Company (Saint John), W.B. Arthur & Co. (Halifax), Baird & Peters (Saint John), A.P. Barnhill (Saint John), Black Bros. (Halifax), A.B. Boak (Halifax), M.L. Carten (Yarmouth), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), Cunningham & Curren (Halifax), De Long & Seaman (Boston), Empire Tobacco Company Limited (Montreal), G.T. Fulford (Brockville, ON), S. Greenshields, Son & Co. (Montreal), Harvey & Outerbridge (New York), Hotel Dufferin (Digby), Hotel Thorndike (Liverpool), Imperial Publishing Co. Ltd. (Halifax), Kingan Provision Co. (New York), S.W. Lewis & Co. (New York), R.J. Lovell & Co. (Saint John), James A. McLean (Bridgewater), C. Wetmore Merritt (Saint John), J.G. Morton (Liverpool), Wm. Muir, Son & Co. (Halifax), Pickford and Black (Halifax), John H. Pray & Sons (Boston), Wm. Robertson & Son (Halifax), W.E. Sanford (Hamilton), I.B. Shaffner & Co. (Halifax), Smith Bros. (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), E.H. Thomas Company (Norwich, ON), John Tobin & Co. (Halifax), Victoria Montreal Fire Insurance Co., Caroline Wilson (Barrington), Wilson, Lytle, Badgerow Co. (Toronto), F. Woodruff & Co. (New York), among others

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Two-hole punches to top edge of most leaves; some insect damage to bottom margin of a few sheets of Caroline Wilson, Wilson, Lytle, Badgerow Co., and F. Woodruff correspondence

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Description created April 5, 2018

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  • English

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 22