Fonds MS-4-1 - G. D. Campbell and Sons fonds

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G. D. Campbell and Sons fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1859-1935 (Creation)

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30.5 m of textual records

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Administrative history

G.D. Campbell and Sons or Campbell and Co. was founded by Gordon D. Campbell in Weymouth, Nova Scotia. It was a shipbuilding, lumber, general store and trading outfit. In 1904 the Campbell Lumber Co. was established at Weymouth Bridge, N.S and shipped timber across Canada, as well as to the United States, Britain, and South America. The Campbell Lumber Co. ceased operations in 1920. However, G.D Campbell and Sons mercantile business continued to thrive and remained in business until 1955.

Custodial history

Records were donated by Gordon Campbell in 1971.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records routine operational transactions through daybooks, cashbooks, ledgers, letter books, mill books, invoice books, time books, cash and book sales, receipts, financial records, invoices and statements. Also represented in the fonds are Campbell Lumber Company correspondence, general papers and correspondence, store quotations, legal documents, lumber schedules, wills and estate papers, the personal Papers of Glidden Campbell, and materials relating to the Weymouth Marine Insurance Co.

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  • English

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All files are open.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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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General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], G.D. Campbell and Sons fonds, MS-4-1, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Physical Location

  • Box: MS-4-1, Boxes 1-13
  • Box: MS-4-1, Boxes 14-27
  • Box: MS-4-1, Boxes 28-41
  • Box: MS-4-1, Boxes 42-53
  • Box: MS-4-1, Items 1-6
  • Box: MS-4-1, Items 7-45