Fonds MS-4-216 - Dockrill Brothers Ltd. fonds

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Dockrill Brothers Ltd. fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1917-1952 (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records [2 boxes]

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Administrative history

Dockrill Bros. Ltd. was a general furniture repair shop that started in 1917 on Brunswick Street in Halifax Nova Scotia by Arthur B. Dockrill and his partner/brother, Joseph B. Dockrill. The exact date that Dockrill Bros. Ltd. closed down is unknown; however, it is presumed that 1952 was the company’s last year of business.

While in business, Dockrill Bros. Ltd. repaired furniture for business clients and individual clients ranging from cabinets, chairs, mirrors, tables, bed frames, to name a few. As well, Dockrill Bros. Ltd. specialized in repairing anachronistic furniture.

Custodial history

The materials in this collection were received in two accessions. Purchase invoices, sales invoices, and correspondence were donated in 1986 by John and Muriel Bigelow followed by another donation in 1987.

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The fonds consists primarily of correspondence. Other materials include records of business activity including payroll records, insurance policies, completed work records, financial records, and lists of furniture and household effects.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Dockrill Bros. Ltd. fonds, MS-4-216, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada.

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