File MS-4-177, Box 35, 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 35, Folder 3

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  • 1923 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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381 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 several carbon copies of correspondence written by McMillan), Lockeport, between May 1923 to August 1923, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in McMillan's general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas.

File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence and balance orders from the following brokers:
Edward Allen (Yarmouth), C.R. Banks (Torbrook Mines), I. & J. Barber (Sheffield, England), Bates & Innes Limited (Carleton Place, ON), C.E. Bentley & Co. (Truro), Bowker Fertilizer Company (Boston), W.R. Brock Co. (Montreal), Brock & Paterson (Saint John), Brookfield Bros. (Halifax), Buffalo Specialty Company, Owen Cameron (Moncton), Canada Cement Company (Montreal), Canada Life Assurance Company, Canadian Drug Co. (Saint John), Canadian General Electric Company Limited (Halifax), Canadian National Railways (Moncton), Canadian Oxo-Gas Company (Toronto), M.P. Cook & Co. (Yarmouth), Craven & Speeding Bros. (Sunderland, England), Crowe Furniture Company (Bridgewater), Beaumont Decker (McNutts Island), Dickson & Eddy Coal (New York), Andrew Doane (Ingomar), Dominion Molasses Company (Halifax), Dominion Rubber System (Maritime) Limited (Saint John), Dominion Salt & Trading Co. (Halifax), Miss E.L. Downie (Sandy Point, regarding a job application), Duktex Coat Company (Montreal), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Enterprise Foundry Co. (Sackville, NB), T.H. Estabrooks Co. (Saint John, regarding damaged Red Rose Tea packages), Farquhar Bros (Halifax), Firth, Thurlow & Co. (Halifax), Gordon, Mackay & Co. (Toronto), Wm. Gluckin & Co. (Toronto), Freeman Hagar (Round Bay), John Hagar (Roseway), Emma Harlow (Sable River), Lewis Harlow (Sable River West), W.F. Hatheway Co. (Yarmouth), J.A. Haugh Mfg Copmany (Toronto), A.W. Hebb (Bridgewater), J.W. Hebb, Lakeside Farm (Hebb's Cross), E.G. Hines (Central Argyle), Holeproof Hosiery Co. (London, ON), A.W. Hopkins (Crowells), Indian Garden Farm (Bridgewater), Robt. Ingersoll & Bro. (Montreal), J.B. Jones (East Jordan), M.S. Kilby (Montreal), LaHave Creamery Co. (Bridgewater), Alberta Lisk (West Middle Sable), R.J. Lovell Co. (Toronto), Lunenburg Foundry Co., T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), McCann-Camp Company Inc. (New York), Mrs Finley MacIntosh (St. Catherines River), Martin-Senour Co. (Halifax), Miner Rubber Company (Halifax), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), Monarch Knitting Company (Dunnville, ON), J. & M. Murphy (Halifax), National Drug and Chemical Company of Canada (Halifax), Neville Canneries (Port Mouton), Northern Aluminum Company (Toronto), Nova Scotia Sea Fisheries Association (Yarmouth), A.T. O'Leary & Co. (Halifax), Waldo Oikle (Shelburne), T.L. Parkman & Company (Halifax, successors to Robert Taylor Co.), Parrish, Phillips & Co. (New York), William Paterson Limited (Brantford, ON), Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Co. (Philadelphia), R.E. Pinkham (Barrington), Progress-Enterprise Company (Lunenburg), Quaker Oats Company (Halifax), Frank Reardon Limited (Halifax), Retail Merchants Association of Canada, F.A. Robertson (Port Mouton), Geo. A. Ross (Pinehurst), Saint John Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Saint John), R.B. Seeton & Co. (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), Stanfield's Limited (Truro), John Starr Son, & Co. (Halifax), Steen Bros. & Co. (Yarmouth), Will H. Stetson (New York), Stetson, Cutler & Company (Campbellton, NB, formerly Shives Lumber Company), T.H. Taylor Co. (Chatham, ON), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), Walker Bros. (Milton), among others.

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Brownish staining to bottom third of several leaves ; two- and three-hole punches to top margin of most leaves ; occasional edge-chipping ; occasional splits along folds of carbon-copy leaves

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Description created August 20, 2018.

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 35