File MS-4-177, Box 36, 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 36, Folder 2

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  • 1921 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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353 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 few written by)William McMillan, Lockeport, between April 1921 and July 1921, 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 Allen (Yarmouth), American Rolling Mill Co. (Middletown, OH), Baird Company Limited (Woodstock, NB), G.E. Barbour (Saint John), The Barrett Company (Halifax), The Beaver Company (Thorold, ON), J. & T. Bell (Montreal), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Brookfield Bros. (Halifax), Canada Cement Company (Montreal), Canada Feed & Oil (Halifax), Canadian Fisheries Association (Vancouver), Canadian Oil Companies (Toronto), M.P. Cook & Co. (Yarmouth), J.F. Creaser Co. (LaHave), H.H. Crosby Co. (Hebron), Wellesley G. Crouse (Middlewood), Davis & Fraser (Halifax), R.H. Davis & Co. (Yarmouth), Thos. P. DeWolfe & Son (Yarmouth), W.G. Dexter (Barrington), Andrew Doane (Ingomar), Dominion Molasses Company (Halifax), Dominion Rubber System (Maritime) Limited (Halifax), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Fleetwood Footwear (Saint John), H. Flowers & Son (Halifax), Arthur Fordham (Halifax), W.J. Giffin (Sable River), Geo. C. Goodfellow (Montreal), Chas. Hagar (Roseway), Trueman Hagar (Round Bay), G.J. Hamilton & Sons (Pictou), L. Harlow & Son (Sable River West), L. Higgins & Company (Moncton), H.G. Hines (Central Argyle), Imperial Oil Limited (Halifax), I.S. Johnson & Co. (Boston), J.B. Jones (East Jordan), Larned, Carter & Co. (Toronto), Libby, McNeill & Libby (Halifax), Lincoln, Potter & Co. (Toronto), Liverpool Coal & Supply Co., John Lockett & Son (Bridgetown), Lunenburg Foundry Co., T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Maple Leaf Milling Company, Maritime Cap Manufacturers (Moncton), Maritime Nursery Co. (Milton), Maritime Tire and Rubber Company (Saint John), Martin-Senour Co. (Halifax), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), J. & M. Murphy (Halifax), National Drug and Chemical Company (Halifax), Northern Electric (Halifax), Nova Scotia Clay Works (Elmsdale), Nova Scotia Fertilizer Co. (Halifax), Nova Scotia Furnishing Company (Halifax), Parrish, Phillips & Co. (New York), Philadelphia Reading Coal and Iron CO., R.E. Pinkham (Barrington), Quaker Oats Company (Peterborough), Retail Merchants Association of Canada, Retail Merchants Underwriters Agency (Halifax), Review Publishing Company (of the Dalhousie Review, Halifax), W.H. Schwartz & Sons (Halifax), Scythes & Company Limited (Halifax), Sidd Suspender Co. (Moncton), Smith Brokerage Co. (Saint John), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), Stanfields Limited (Truro), John Starr, Son & Co. (Halifax), Stickney & Poor Spice Co. (Halifax), Sussex Manufacturing Co., T.C. Swaine (Barrington), A.E. Thorbourn (Gunning Cove), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), John Tobin & Co. (Halifax), Tooke Bros. (Montreal), Thomas Wood & Company (Boston), Yarmouth Trading Co., among others.

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Two-hole punches to top margin of most leaves; occasional edge-chipping; occasional rust stains to corners

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Description created July 30, 2018.

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 36