File MS-4-177, Box 36, 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 36, Folder 3

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  • 1922 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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312 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 William McMillan and Fred Giffin (with a few written by McMillan), Lockeport, between March 1922 and July 1922, 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), Ames Holden McCready (Saint John), Amherst Boot & Shoe Co., Anglo-Canadian Feed Co. (Halifax), Annapolis Valley Cyder Co. (Bridgetown, on the turnover to Graves Company), Atlantic Underwear Limited (Moncton), Austen Brothers (Halifax), C.R. Banks (Torbrook Mines), The Barrett Company (Halifax), The Beaver Company (Thorold, ON), J. & T. Bell (Montreal), British Rubber Company (Montreal), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal/Halifax), Brock and Paterson (Saint John), Brookfield Bros. (Halifax),Canada Cement Company (Montreal), Canadian Oil Companies (Toronto), Cedar Products Limited (Amherst), Central Hay & Feed Exchange (Moncton), M.P. Cook & Co. (Yarmouth), H.H. Crosby Co. (Hebron), Dixon & Corbitt and R.S. Newall & Co. Ltd. (Gateshead-on-Tyne), Dominion Molasses Company (Halifax), Dominion Rubber System (Maritime) Limited (Halifax), Duktex Coat Company (Montreal), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Firth, Thurlow & Co. (Halifax) Fraser Companies Limited (Edmundston, NB), Ganong Bros. (Halifax), Charles Hagar (Roseway), G.J. Hamilton & Sons (Pictou), W.L. Harding (Yarmouth), J.C. Hemeon (Liverpool), Henderson & Innes Ltd. (Liverpool), J.B. Jones (East Jordan), Wm. Lewis & Son (Saint John), T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), John M. Mack (Liverpool), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Maritime Tire and Rubber Company (Saint John), Willett Martin (New York), Martin-Senour Co. (Halifax), Miner Rubber Company (Halifax), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), A. Moulton & Co. (Halifax), J. & M. Murphy (Halifax), Northern Aluminum Company (Toronto), Northern Electric (Halifax), Nova Scotia Clay Works (Elmsdale), Nova Scotia Fertilizer Company (Halifax), Nova Scotia Furnishing Company, Nova Scotia Textiles Limited (Windsor), C.J. O'Hanley (Yarmouth), Parker-Eakins (Yarmouth), Parrish, Phillips & Co. (New York), Payzant & King (Halifax), Peabody's (Walkerville, ON), R.E. Pinkham (Barrington), Rafuse & Eisenhauer (Bridgewater), Retail Merchants Association of Canada, Wm. Robertson & Son (Halifax), James Rodger & Son (Amherst), Alex Ross (Yarmouth), Ruberoid Co. (Montreal), F.L. Seldon & Son (Liverpool), J.A. Silver (Liverpool), T. Simms & Co. Ltd. (Fairville, NB), A. & W. Smith & Co. (Halifax), Smith Brokerage (Saint John), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), John Starr (Halifax), Stanfields Limited (Truro), T.C. Swaine (Barrington), A.E. Thorbourn (Gunning Cove), W.H. Thorne (Saint John), John Tobin (Halifax), Estate Thomas E. Vogler (Vogler's Cove), Yarmouth Cycle & Motor Co., George Zwicker (Amherst), among others.

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

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Description created on July 30, 2018.

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 36