File MS-4-177, Box 15, Folder 11 - 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 15, Folder 11

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  • 1924 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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314 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 June 1924 and October 1924, 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:
Acadia Gas Engines (Bridgewater), Acme Glove Works Limited (Montreal), Ames Holden McCready (Saint John), Amherst Boot & Shoe Company, Walter Baker & Co. (Montreal), C.R. Banks (Torbrook Mines), Barrett Company (Saint John), Bates & Innes Limited (Carleton Place, ON), C.E. Bentley & Co. (Truro), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Brookfield Bros. (Halifax), Canada Cement Company, Canadian Drug Co. Limited (Saint John), Canadian Export & Import Trading Co. (Halifax), Canadian National Carbon Company (Toronto), Canadian Oil Companies Limited (Halifax), Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Christie, Brown & Co. Limited (Halifax), M.P. Cook & Co. (Yarmouth), H.H. Crosby Co (Hebron), S.A. Crowell & Co. (Yarmouth), R.H. Davis & Company (Yarmouth), Andrew Doane (Ingomar), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Fraser Companies Limited (Edmundston, NB), John Fry, bread (Halifax), Alden Giffin (Louis Head), Gordon, Mackay & Co. (Toronto), Chas. Hagar (Roseway), Freeman Hagar (Round Bay), Emma Harlow (Sable River), W.H. Hayward Co. (Saint John), A.W. Hebb (Bridgewater), Indian Garden Farm (Bridgewater), Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada, Robert Irwin (Shelburne), Mrs J.B. Jones (East Jordan), Lake of the Woods Milling Company (Montreal), Lakeside Farm (Hebb's Cross), T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), J.D. McKenzie (Middleton), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Maple Leaf Milling Company (Toronto), Martin-Senour Co. (Halifax), Austin Mills (Halifax), L.H. Minard (Milton), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), John Morrell & Co. (Boston), Neville Sons Limited (Halifax), Northern Electric Company (Halifax), Nova Scotia Sea Fisheries Association (Yarmouth), Frank S. O'Brien (Jordan Falls), H.M. Perry & Company (Toronto, via Craven & Speeding), Phonograph Salon Limited (Saint John), G.N. Reagh & Sons (Middleton), Frank Reardon Limited (Halifax), Retail Merchants Association of Canada, F.A. Robertson (Port Mouton), Schofield Paper Company (Saint John), Billie Shields (Halifax), Smith Brokerage Co. (Saint John), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow Limited (Halifax), Stanfield's Limited (Truro), C. Swain (Port Mouton, for Martin-Senour), Frank A. Taylor (Halifax), T.H. Taylor Co. Limited (Chatham, ON), Thompson and Sutherland Limited (Sydney), Thorbourn Bros. (Sandy Point), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), Webster, Smith & Co. Limited (Halifax), Whiting Seed Co. (Halifax), J.L. Wilson & Co. (Halifax), among others.

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Two-hole punches to top margin of most leaves ; occasional edge-chipping; a few instances of insect nibbling to corners

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Description revised August 27, 2018.

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 15