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George E. Smith Company fonds
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- Textual record
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30 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
The George E. Smith Company, named after its founder, was a hardware company in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Upon Smith's death on February 16, 1916, the company remained in operation.
The history of this collection is unclear. Ms. S. P. Chisholm donated it to the Dalhousie Archives on May 17, 1971, although her connection to George E. Smith Company is unknown.
Scope and content
The George E. Smith Company, named after its founder, was a hardware company in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Upon Smith's death on February 16, 1916, the company remained in operation. The fonds includes the correspondence (including financial transactions) with suppliers and credit reports commissioned by the company concerning their clientele. The collection illuminates the hardships for Canadian companies prior to and during World War I.
Immediate source of acquisition
Series were naturally formed and only minimal changes were made by the processing archivist. Foreign letters were arranged according to date. During processing, it appeared that someone previously attempted to alphabetize the Dun credit reports, but they still needed extensive reorganizing.
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All files are open.
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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.
Further accruals are not expected.
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2003. Revised in December 2016.