File MS-4-177, Box 3, Folders 15-16 - 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 3, Folders 15-16

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  • 1929-1930 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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413 leaves of textual records (2 folders) ; 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 (and a few written by McMillan), Lockeport, between March 1929 and March 1930, 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), Akron Lamp Co. (Akron, OH), A.W. Allen & Son (Middleton), Edward Allen (Yarmouth, re: continuation of business run by his heirs), Gertie Allen (Louis Head), American Agricultural Chemical Company (Boston), H.W. Austin (Montreal), Baird-Thomas-Scott Limited (Truro), L.E. Baker & Co. (Yarmouth), G.E. Barbour Company (Saint John), Bates & Innes Limited (Carleton Place, ON), D. Stanley Bauld (Halifax), A.M. Bell & Co. (Halifax), J. & T. Bell Company (Montreal), C.E. Bentley & Co. (Truro), Blockhouse Trading Co., W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Canada Cement Company (Montreal), Canadian Children's Wear Limited (Montreal), Canadian Oil Companies Limited (Halifax), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), R.B. Colwell Limited (Halifax), Congoleum Canada Limited (Montreal), J.F. Creaser Co. (LaHave), S. Cunard & Co. (Halifax), R.H. Davis & Co. Limited (Yarmouth), Thos. P. DeWolfe & Son (Yarmouth), Dominion Chair Co. (Bass River), Dominion Rubber Company Limited (Halifax), Eastern Hay and Feed Co. (Sackville, NB), Stanley Edwards (Sable River West), Ellis Bros. (Toronto), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Enterprise Foundry Co. (Sackville, NB), T.H. Estabrooks Co. (Saint John), C. & E. Everett Limited (Saint John), Frank Fales & Sons (Saint John), Arthur Fordham & Co. (Halifax), Fraser Companies Limited (Edmundston, NB), John E. Garrett (New Glasgow), General Steel Wares (Halifax), Gibson Bros. (Halifax), Geo. S. Goulden (Birchtown), Halifax Herald Limited, Hastings Harlow (Sable River West), Lewis Harlow (Sable River West), Loran B. Harlow (Sable River West), T.R. Harlow (Sable River West), W.F. Hatheway Co. (Saint John), M.D. Hines (Yarmouth), Holeproof Hosiery Company (London, ON), Howards Limited (Halifax), Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada (Halifax), Indian Garden Farm (Bridgewater, Fletcher Hebb), Harold Jones (Halifax), Mrs. J.B. Jones (East Jordan), Julius Kayser & Co. Limited (Sherbrooke, QC), LaHave Creamery Co., Lake of the Woods Milling Company (Montreal), Lakeside Milling Company (Toronto), Alfred Lambert Limited (Saint John), Lincoln Langille (Barss Corner), Lunenburg Coal & Supply Co., Lunenburg Milling Company, Maple Leaf Milling Co. (Halifax), A.E. Marois Limited (Quebec), Miner Rubber Company (Halifax), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), Moirs Limited (Halifax), Montmagny Broom Co. (Halifax), J. & T. Morris (Charlottetown, PEI), J. & M. Murphy Limited (Halifax), National Drug and Chemical Company of Canada (Halifax), Peter Nichols & Co. (Yarmouth), H.B. Nickerson & Sons (East Port LeHebert), North Queens Fruit Packing Co. (Caledonia), R.L. Oakes (Middlewood), C.H. Peters' Sons (Saint John), Pickford and Black (Halifax), Pyke Bros. (Halifax), Rafuse & Eisenhauer Limited (Bridgewater), G.N. Reagh & Sons (Middleton), A.J. Reid (Shubenacadie), Richmond Paper Co. (Halifax), M.J. Ritcey & Co. (Halifax), Wm Robertson & Son (Halifax), David Roche (Halifax), Salada Tea Company (Montreal), Schofield Paper Company (Saint John), Scotia Flour & Feed Co. (Halifax), R.B. Seeton & Company (Halifax), Shelburne Woodworkers Limited, Simmons Limited (Montreal), Harvey W. Slawnwhite (Springfield), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), Steel Furnishing Company (New Glasgow), Steen Bros. Milling Co. Limited (Truro), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), Valley Creamery Limited (Kingston), Vassie-Brock-Manchester (Saint John), Webster, Smith Co. Limited (Halifax), R.J. Whitten & Co. (Halifax), Williams Shoe Limited (Brampton, ON), Andrew Wilson & Company (Toronto), V.L. Wright (East Dalhousie), Yarmouth Cycle & Motor Co., among others.

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

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39.1 contains correspondence A-L; 39.2 contains correspondence M-Z

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  • English

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Description created August 27, 2018

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  • English

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 3