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I.H. Mathers and Son Ltd. fonds
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- Textual record (microform)
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1893 - 1971 (Creation)
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6.5 reels of microfilm
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I.H. Mathers and Son Ltd. was a shipping company founded by Isaac H. Mathers in 1872 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mathers’ son, Isaac Harry, joined the company in 1890 and became the company president in 1906. The company exported lumber and canned lobster, later diversifying into other products and expanding their trade into the West Indies and Scandinavia. Harry Isaac Mathers II became president in 1945. Under his leadership the company expanded to include a tugboat business in the 1960s and a freight business in the 1990s. I.H. Mathers is currently a fully integrated marine, offshore and logistics services provider with offices in Halifax, Dartmouth, and St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in accession (1972-048) in July 1972 by Harry Mathers.
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Fonds contains microfilm copies of I.H. Mathers and Son Ltd. diaries between 1893-1971.
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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.
Further accruals are not expected.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], I.H. Mathers and Son Ltd. fonds, MS-4-60, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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March 2020 (revision)
March 2020 (revision)