Fonds MS-4-22 - George E. Smith Company fonds

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George E. Smith Company fonds

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  • Textual record

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Fonds

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MS-4-22

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  • 1911-1916 (Creation)

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Physical description

30 cm of textual records

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Administrative history

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.

Custodial history

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.

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Arrangement

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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  • English

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Restrictions on access

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.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2003. Revised in December 2016.

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