Fonds MS-4-21 - Halifax Seed Company fonds

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Halifax Seed Company fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1956-1965, predominant 1960 and 1965 (Creation)
    Halifax Seed Company

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

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(1866 -)

Administrative history

The Halifax Seed Company was founded in 1866 by Fred and John Tregunno, and is the oldest seed merchant in Canada. The company was originally located at 151 Granville Street , byt when the building was destroyed in the 1917 Halifax Explosion, they relocated to 5860 Kane Street. Fred Tregunno owned and worked at the Halifax Seed Company until his death on 30 July 1960. On his death, his sons, Warren Tregunno (b. 1929) and Paul Tregunno (b. 1937), took over administrative control. Warren Tregunno, who served as vice-president and treasurer, was a graduate of the Truro Agriculture College and Mount Allison Commercial College; his brother, Paul, graduated from Dalhousie University with a degree in commerce. Still in operation in 2020, the company has outlets in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Custodial history

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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