Fonds MS-4-21 - Halifax Seed Company fonds

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Halifax Seed Company fonds

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30 cm of textual records. - 17 photographs. - 2 ledger books.

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(1866 -)

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The Halifax Seed Company, founded in 1866, is the oldest continually operating family-owned seed company in Canada. Originally located on the waterfront, after the Halifax Explosion of December 1917 it was moved to Granville St. In 1920 the company was bought by Fred Tregunno, who worked there until his death in 1960, when his sons, Warren and Paul Tregunno, took over administrative control. The shop moved to Kane Street when the Historic Properties was established in the late 1960s.

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Records were donated by Warren Tregunno on 11 May 1971.

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Fonds contains Halifax Seed Company's ledgers and business correspondence, which contain advertisements and other printed matter, dating between 1956-1965.

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Advertisements from the company's suppliers were removed from their correspondence files and compiled in a separate series.

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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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Whether there will be any future accruals is unknown.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Halifax Seed Company fonds, MS-4-21, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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