File MS-4-177, Box 12, Folder 15 - 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 12, Folder 15

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  • 1925-1926 (Creation)
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    McMillan, William

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411 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, Lockeport, between October 1925 and February 1926, 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), American Agricultural Chemical Company (Boston; with agreed-upon consignment contract), Ames Holden McCready Rubber Co. (Saint John), Amherst Boot & Shoe Company, C.R. Banks (Torbrook Mines), G.E. Barbour Company (Saint John), Barrett Company (Montreal), Bates & Innes Limited (Carleton Place, ON), C.E. Bentley & Co. (Truro), Biltmore Shirt Company (Montreal), Bras d'Or Coal Company (Little Bras d'Or Bridge), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Canadian Drug Co. Limited (Saint John), Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Company (Saint John), Canadian General Electric Company (Halifax), Canadian Oil Companies Limited (Halifax), Canadian Westinghouse Company (Halifax), Carvell Bros. (Charlottetown, PEI), Chisholm Co. Limited (Halifax), Jno. F. Clark & Co. (New York), H.S. Cook & Co. (Yarmouth), M.P. Cook & Company (Yarmouth), James Coristine & Co. (Montreal), S. Cunard & Co Limited, Anthracite (Halifax), E. & S. Currie (Toronto), Andrew Doane (Ingomar), Robert D. Doane & Co. (Barrington), Dominoin Rubber System (Maritime) Limited (Saint John), Eastern Hay and Feed Company (Sackville, NB), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Enterprise Foundry Co. (Sackville, NB), Essex Fertilizer Company (Windsor), T.H. Estabrooks Co. (Saint John), C. & E. Everett Limited (Saint John), Frank Fales & Sons (Saint John, regarding the passing of Mr Fales), Farquhar & Co. (Halifax), Charles Fawcett Limited (Sackville, NB), Arthur Fordham & Co. (Halifax), Ganong Bros. Limited (St. Stephen, NB), C. Gates, Son & Co. (Middleton), Emma Goodman (Sable River), George S. Goulden (Birchtown), Gunns Limited (Saint John), Chas. Hagar (Roseway), Freeman Hagar (Round Bay), G.J. Hamilton & Sons (Pictou), W.L. Harding, Limited (Yarmouth), H.M. Hopper (Saint John), Imperial Oil Limited (Halifax), Indian Garden Farm (Bridgewater, Fletcher Hebb), Ingersoll Watch Co. Inc. (Montreal), Johnston and Ward (Halifax), Mrs. J.B. Jones (East Jordan), Killam Borthers (Yarmouth), Linen Thread Company (Boston), Liverpool Woodworking Co. Limited, Lunenburg Coal & Supply Co., T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), Andrew MacDonald (Port Joli), W.S. MacDonald (Halifax), J.D. McKenzie (Middleton), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), Fred O. MacLeod (New Glasgow), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Maple Leaf Milling Co. (Toronto), Martin-Senour Co. (Halifax), L.H. Minard (Milton), G.P. Mitchel & Sons (Halifax), J. & T. Morris (Charlottetown, PEI), M.M. Munroe (Bridgewater), J. & M. Murphy (Halifax), National Drug and Chemical Company (Halifax), Northern Electric Company (Halifax), Nova Scotia Bedding Co. (Windsor Junction), A.T. O'Leary & Co. (Halifax), Osborne Company (Toronto), Phonograph Salon Limited (Saint John), Pickford and Black (Halifax), Pyke Bros. (Halifax), Rafuse & Eisenhauer Limited (Bridgewater), G.N. Reagh & Sons (Middleton), Frank Reardon Limited (Halifax), Retail Merchants Association of Canada, J.M. Robinson & Sons Limited (Saint John), William Roche (Halifax), Joseph Salter's Sons Limited (North Sydney), Smith Brokerage (Saint John), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow Limited (Halifax), Steel Furnishing Company (New Glasgow), Steele, Briggs Seed Co. (Toronto), Steen Bros. (Yarmouth), J.H. Thorburn (Sandy Point), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), Geo. E. Van Buskirk Co. (Halifax), F.K. Warren (Halifax), Fred S. White & Co. (St. Stephen, NB), Whiting Seed Co. (Halifax), Wolverton Flour Mills Co. (Toronto), Yarmouth Fruit Company, among others.

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

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Description created August 27, 2018

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 12