File MS-4-177, Box 23, Folder 2 - 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 23, Folder 2

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  • 1903-1904 (Creation)
    McMillan, William

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192 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, Lockeport, written in late 1903 into early 1904, 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 telegraph cables. File contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: A.M. Bell & Co. (Halifax), Black Bros. & Co. (Halifax), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Canadian Bank of Commerce (Shelburne branch), Christie, Brown & Co. (Toronto), De Long, Seaman & Co. (Boston), Dearborn & Co. (Saint John), Empire Tobacco Company Limited (Montreal), Harry W. de Forest tea (Saint John), Ganong Bros. Confectioners (St. Stephen), G.J. John G. Hall (Boston), Hamilton & Sons (Halifax), Levi Hart & Son (Halifax), L. Higgins & Co. (Moncton), Imperial Oil (Halifax), Wm. H. Jordan & Co. (Gloucester, MA), Kenny & Co. (Halifax), Kilgour Bros. (Toronto), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), Manchester, Robinson & Allison (Saint John), R.J. Matheson (Dartmouth), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), Munro Wire Works (New Glasgow), A.J. Nickerson & Co. (Halifax), Parker-Eakins Co. (Yarmouth)m, C.H. Peters, Sons (Saint John), Wm. Robertson & Son (Halifax), St. Charles Condensing Co. (Ingersoll, ON), St. George's Lumber Company (Howards, NF), R.B. Seeton & Co. (Halifax), I.B. Shaffner & Co. (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Stanfields "unshrinkable underwear" Truro Knitting Mills Co. (Truro), Robert Taylor Co. (Halifax), John Tobin & Co. (Halifax), D. Weeks & Co. (Des Moines, IA), H.W. Wentzell & Co. (Halifax), Arthur N. Whitman (Halifax), among others

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Insect damage to D. Weeks and a few Canadian Bank of Commerce letters; two-hole punches to top margin of most leaves

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Description created April 5, 2018

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  • Box: MS-4-177, Box 23