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Dominion Chair Company fonds Series
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Export papers

This series consists of Customs and Sales Tax Drawback Claims completed by the Dominion Chair Company between the years of 1930-1941. These government tax forms include lists of the company's exports for the year, including the names of the d...

Journals

This series contains a selection of the Dominion Chair Company's general journals that were kept between the years of 1874 and 1950. Employees used these journals on a daily basis to record all transactions. The journal created during the per...

Sales Invoice Copy book

These are Sales Invoice Copy Books for the Dominion Chair Company that are representative of both the range of sales as well as the invoices practices that they employed. These invoices reflect sales to many different countries, including the Cari...

Architectural plans

This series contains construction diagrams, illustrations, and a blueprint used by Dominion Chair Company employees, as well as maps, diagrams, and blueprints of the factory itself. The construction blueprint and diagrams are for chairs and other ...

Bass River Picnic

This series contains documentation of two community picnics hosted by the Dominion Chair Company in Bass River in 1939 and 1941. The files include receipts of purchases made for the charitable event, as well as itemized lists of expenditures and p...

Correspondence and invoices

This series contains correspondence to, and beginning in 1924, from, the Dominion Chair Company. Records are from businesses and individuals, and illustrate how their business was conducted in the late 19th through mid-20th century, including styl...

Statement books

Series contains seven statement books used to record daily cash transactions at the Dominion Chair Company. At the end of each book are summaries (monthly and yearly) of their cash sales. There are no details provided about the items sold, just th...

Customer records

This series contains records of Dominion Chair Company's customers. These customers were not limited to the Bass River region or even Nova Scotia - regular clients include ones based in the Maritime Provinces, New England, Great Britain, and ...

Interest Book

This book is another example of the meticulous record keeping of the Dominion Chair Company. These are interest records that were credited to the company. They represent various working relations with companies that purchased merchandise from the ...

Ledgers

These are two ledgers from early in the history of the Dominion Chair Company. The first is a listing of purchasers, items purchased and amount owing in chronological order. The second, an Index, is an account of amounts owing listed in alphabetic...

Reports and shareholder papers

This series contains documents generated by, or pertaining to, the directors and shareholders of the Dominion Chair Company. These documents include 14 annual Directors' Reports published between 1909 and 1943, letters to shareholders, a news...

Stock

This series contains the Dominion Chair Company's various stock inventories, which were recorded in 27 books, and several unbound reports. The annual inventories primarily tracked the number of chairs and other furniture held in stock, as wel...

Counter books

These books are the day-to-day records of activities within the Dominion Chair Company. They include a list of financial transactions arranged chronologically showing a range of financial activity. There are several different kinds including a gen...

Employee records

This series contains records of Dominion Chair Company's employees during the first half of the twentieth century. The majority of the records are time books, which provide employee names, the number of hours, or days, they worked, and their ...

Legal documents

This series contains legal documents created, or signed, by the Dominion Chair Company. The majority of the documents are lumber agreements, which the company entered into with various local landowners. The series also includes insurance papers, s...

Merchandise invoices

These books contain lists of purchases and are arranged in chronological order within. Two of the books are general purchase invoices while the third is designated as specifically 'furniture purchase invoices.'

Dominion Chair Company's photographs

This series contains 115 photographs relating to the Dominion Chair Company. Three of the photos depict the factory during the late nineteenth century. As the factory looks different in each photo, it can be assumed that they were documenting the ...

Printed material

This series contains printed material created by, or pertaining to, the Dominion Chair Company. The material, when not produced by the company itself, was created by local media organizations. It includes: a calendar, two catalogues, two pamphlets...

Sales Books/Journals

These are sales books for the Dominion Chair Company and are representative of collection. The books reflect the accounting style of the company as well as the various price changes for products over the years. They show what people were buying, w...