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Archibald Woodbury McLelan fonds

  • MS-2-87, SF Box 18, Folders 32-33
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1869

Fonds comprises business correspondence, bills of lading, receipts, and miscellaneous papers connected to McLelan's shipping business.

McLelan, Archibald Woodbury, 1824-1890

Arthur Fordham and Company fonds

  • MS-4-2
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1967

Fonds contains records documenting Arthur Fordham's leather merchant activities from 1899-1967. Fonds includes miscellaneous early records, 1899-1933; sales and purchases journals, 1921-1953; cash books, 1918-1962; ledgers, 1921-1967; corresp...

Arthur Fordham and Company

David Nelson fonds

  • MS-4-80
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1893

Ledger 1888-1893; Miscellaneous invoices and correspondence 1891-1893

Nelson, David

F. H. Campbell fonds

  • MS-4-55
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1872

Fonds contains the day book of merchant F. H. Campbell from 1866-1872.

Campbell, F. H.

Frieze and Roy fonds

  • MS-4-57
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1941

The fonds consists mainly of general business correspondence and financial records recording the financial affairs of the business. The fonds also consist of legal records, mainly indentures and insurance policies for the business, sales and opera...

Frieze and Roy.

George E. Smith Company fonds

  • MS-4-22
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1916

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 trans...

George E. Smith Company.

George MacKay fonds

  • MS-4-78
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1912

Fonds contains business records accumulated by George MacKay, including correspondence, receipts, and invoices.

MacKay, George

H.L. Ruggles fonds

  • MS-4-168
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1968

Fonds contains business records and personal correspondence of H.L. Ruggles. Financial records primarily relate to Ruggles' wholesale grocery business, but some materials relate to the settlement of his mother's estate. Personal correspo...

Ruggles, H.L.

Halifax Seed Company fonds

  • MS-4-21
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1965, bulk 1960 and 1965

The fonds contains business correspondence between the Halifax Seed Company and their associates worldwide as well as two ledger books. Advertisements and printed matter originally enclosed with correspondence provide an insight into the 1960s rel...

Halifax Seed Company.

J.C. Backman fonds

  • MS-4-243
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1943

Fonds includes a ledger of merchant and vessel accounts (1911-1930), later used by Barkman and Ritcey to track coal accounts (1940-1943); miscellaneous correspondence, invoices and vessels statements (1914-1930); and George P. Zink's estate p...

Backman, J.C.

J.E. Morse fonds

  • MS-4-7
  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1920

This fonds contains correspondence, agreements, price lists, financial records and photographs relating to the J.E. Morse Tea company. Also contains a picture of the Studley Quoit Club plus a key to the group picture.

Morse, J.E.

J.H. and J.W. Seaman fonds

  • MS-2-64
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1865]-1919

Fonds consists of ledgers, cash books and letter books.

Seaman, J.H.

James Fraser fonds

  • MS-4-52
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1947

Fonds contains the records of Halifax merchant James Fraser, including financial statements (1885-1945); lobster contracts (1885-1892); ledgers (1923-1940); and other records.

Fraser, James

John R. Ross fonds

  • MS-4-72
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1880

Fonds contains the ledgers of merchant John R. Ross, dated 1857-1860 and 1864-1880.

Ross, John R.

Laughlan McKeagan fonds

  • MS-4-240
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1884

Fonds contains a day book, Oct 3. 1882-July 20, 1883, and invoices, 1866-1884.

Laughlan, Mckeagan

MacDonald and Westaway fonds

  • MS-4-18
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1886

Fonds contains a microfilm reel containing a letter book from MacDonald and Westaway, dated August 2, 1883 to April 10, 1886.

MacDonald and Westaway

Melville McKean fonds

  • MS-4-44
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1925

Invoices, deeds and day book and ledger 1895-1921

O'Brien Family fonds

  • MS-4-242
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1876

The fonds consists predominantly of correspondence and vessel papers. The fonds also contains records that document the family's business activity, particularly that of Joseph O’Brien.

O'Brien Family

Rufus Dickie fonds

  • MS-4-65
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1922

Fonds contains day books (1909-1920); ledgers (1909-1922); journals (1912-1919); correspondence (1916-1922); and other records from Rufus Dickie, lumber merchant.

Dickie, Rufus Edward

William Robertson and Son Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-41
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1978

Fonds contains the records of William Robertson and Son Ltd., including ledgers (1871-1939); ledger cards (1941-1968); invoices (1892-1907, 1942-1968); deeds (1908, 1919); inventories (1941-1967); cash books (1939-1968); sheets from stock books (F...

William Robertson and Son Ltd.

William Young fonds

  • MS-2-81, SF Box 18, Folder 29
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1870

Fonds consists of a book of literary quotations, a letter from Sir William Young to Judge Thompson and S.L. Shannon, a draft of a speech regarding Dalhousie College, a letter from William Young to his parents, and a letter to Charles Young from Wi...

Young, William, Sir

William and Robert Lawson fonds

  • MS-4-8
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1845

Fonds contains a ledger (1829-1833) and a journal (1842-1845) from William and Robert Lawson, merchants in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow Limited fonds

  • MS-4-6
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1937

Fonds contains journals (1882-1933), ledgers (1879-1937), cash books (1908-1924), contracts, specifications for buildings, plans for buildings, and other records from Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow, hardware merchants in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow Limited