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Harza Engineering Company fonds

  • MS-4-253
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1976, predominant 1960-1976

The records in this collection deal primarily with the energy sector, and, more specifically, hydroelectric power. Many records detail the company's attempts to start a hydroelectric project on the Bay of Fundy. Some records pertain to projec...

Harza Engineering Company.

Himmelman Supply Company fonds

  • MS-4-118
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1987, predominately 1955-1978

Fonds contains the business papers from Himmelman Supply Company and several other companies owned or operated by Ernest H. Himmelman and Lawrence Himmelman. These include O.K. Service Shipping Company, Himmelman Shipping Limited, Oakland Shipping...

Himmelman Supply Company.

I. H. Mathers and Son Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-60
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1971

Fonds contains the diaries of I. H. Mathers and Son Ltd. from 1893-1971.

I. H. Mathers and Son Ltd.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 625 fonds

  • MS-9-55
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1970-1998

This fonds consists of records that document the administrative and operational activities of IBEW Local 625. As the union which represents inside electrical workers across mainland Nova Scotia, Local 625 engages in a variety of activities which a...

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 625 (Halifax).

Investment ledger of A.P. Shand

  • MS-2-248, SF Box 48, Folder 19
  • Item
  • 1872-1893

Item contains a ledger listing A.P. Shand's investments in sailing vessels and local companies, dividends received (1873-1893), and a list of assets (1883-1893).

Shand, A.P.

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.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 Benjamin Westhaver fonds

  • MS-2-587, SF Box 4, Folders 1-16; SF Box 45, Folders 25-32
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1907

Fonds includes items dealing with the invention of and patenting of a hydraulic gold extractor first registered in 1887. Also involves setting up a company to use the machine and begin gold mining. The material covers a period of 1883 to 1905, and...

Westhaver, James Benjamin

James E. Dickie and Company fonds

  • MS-4-63
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1901, 1924

This fonds consists of documents illustrating the diverse interests of James Edward Dickie and his family. While nearly all of the records date from the ownership of the Stewiacke general store by James E. Dickie and his son Edwin, the fonds does ...

James E. Dickie and Company.

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

James M. Smith fonds

  • MS-4-73
  • File
  • 1870-1922

Fonds consists of three microfilm reels of business records and a photocopied excerpt of a furniture catalogue. No original materials are included . Materials include three volumes of ledgers (1880-1904), bills of lading (1886-1898), correspondenc...

Smith, James M

James P. Mitchell and Co. fonds

  • MS-4-30
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1903

File contains records from lumber merchants James P. Mitchell & Co., including ledgers (1881-1893); day books (1881-1897); journals (1888-1891); cash books (1887-1903); and letter books (1885-1902).

James P. Mitchell and Co.

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.

Jonathan Borden Marsh fonds

  • MS-2-48, SF Box 18, Folder 15
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1886

Fonds consists of Marsh's account book with the barque Vibilia and her owners (1869-1882) as well as pilot and customs papers. Also included is a charter contract for the Ellerslie (1886).

Marsh, Jonathan Borden, Captain, 1841-1934

Joseph Simpson Arnison fonds

  • MS-2-137, SF Box 19, Folder 8; SF Box 27, Folders 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1879

Fonds consists of promissary notes, an order from David M. Lead to Charles Irving, and cheques. These materials date between 1858-1879. The fonds also contains agreements from 1863-1876 as well as business correspondence.

Arnison, Joseph Simpson, 1820-1892

Joseph Simpson Harris fonds

  • MS-2-147, SF Box 25, Folders 4-5 ; SF Box 26 ; SF Box 39, Folder 6
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1928

Fonds comprises writs of execution, auction registers, papers regarding the barque Redento (1895), and correspondence (primarily postcards) reflecting Harris's work as High Sheriff for Pictou County.

Harris, Joseph Simpson

Killam Brothers fonds

  • MS-4-17
  • Fonds
  • 1877-[19--]

Fonds contains shareholder records and a list of ships owned or managed by members of the Killam family.

Killam Brothers.

L.E. Shaw Limited fonds

  • MS-4-174
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1971

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs that document the Shaw family and portions of the history of L.E. Shaw Limited. Fonds contains bills payable/receivable, annual reports, catalogues and bulletins, and photographs of Shaw family and...

Shaw Group, The.

La Have Outfitting Company fonds

  • MS-4-88
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1973

The La Have Outfitting Company fonds contains mainly financial records related to their business of outfitting and supplying vessels, as well as sales of fish, coal and salt between the years of 1905-1976. These records include invoices cash books...

La Have Outfitting Company.

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

Ledger of Silas H. Crane

  • MS-4-151, SF Box 47, Folder 5
  • Item
  • 1832-1858

File contains a financial ledger that records the business activities of Silas H. Crane.

Crane, Silas H.

Lewis, J. and Sons fonds

  • MS-4-128, SF Box 3, Folder 2
  • File
  • 1920-1968

This fonds comprises three property deeds between George and/or Frank Lewis, of J. Lewis and Sons, and other parties.

J. Lewis and Sons, Ltd.

Lockeport Historical Collection

  • MS-4-177
  • Collection
  • 1801-2005

Collection contains documents relating to the mercantile and shipping activities of William McMillan, McMillan was active in the business between 1893 and the early 1930's. Records include receipts, invoices and other material from other merc...

Bebb, James Trevor

Logbook of the schooner Vincent A. White

  • MS-2-107, SF Box 23, Folder 7
  • Item
  • 1923-1924

Item is the logbook of the tern schooner Vincent A. White on voyages from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to Glasgow, Scotland (June 26 to November 7, 1923) and Lunenburg to Havana, Cuba (February 14 to April 2, 1924).

Vincent A. White (schooner).

Londonderry Stoves Company ledger

  • MS-4-25, SF Box 46, Folder 17
  • File
  • 1889-1895

File contains a business ledger of Londonderry Stoves Company. The ledger includes entries from 1889-1895. File also contains miscellaneous papers. Each item has been marked to indicate where it was found.

Londonderry Stoves Co.

Longard Brothers

  • MS-4-105
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1916

E.J. Longard and Co.

Lunenburg Marine Railway fonds

  • MS-4-58
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1945

Fonds contains a list of vessels that used the Lunenburg Marine Railway in 1922-1945.

Lunenburg Marine Railway

Lunenburg Outfitting Company fonds

  • MS-4-84
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1983

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, sales and shipping operations, and vessel papers which document the business's operation between 1943 and 1983. Also included in the fonds are the records of the Lunenburg branch plant ...

Lunenburg Outfitting Company.

M. A. Buckley fonds

  • MS-4-3
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1877

Fonds contains a ledger used by M. A. Buckley, stationer, in 1866-1877.

Buckley, M. A.

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

Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company, Camperdown Station fonds

  • MS-4-141
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1912

Fonds contains four logbooks from Camperdown Station, spanning the years 1905-1908; one letter book, containing carbon copies of letter transcriptions; and several telegram carbon copies.

Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of Canada.

Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company fonds

  • MS-4-180
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1983, predominant 1910-1977

Fonds contains blueprints, correspondence, manuals, photographs, as well as administrave, financial, and personnel records, relating to Maritime Telegraph and Telephone LTD, as well as the companies that MT&T acquired.

Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company Limited.

McCurdy Printing Company fonds

  • MS-4-139
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1997, predominant 1930-1978

This fonds consists of documents related to McCurdy Printing. While the company’s job books make up the majority of the fonds, it also contains some miscellaneous photographs and maps.

McCurdy, William Hue

McKim, J.L. Estate fonds

  • MS-4-143
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1944

This fonds consists of correspondence, an agreement and a daybook.

McKim, J.L. Estate.

Melville McKean fonds

  • MS-4-44
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1925

Invoices, deeds and day book and ledger 1895-1921

Mulgrave Road Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-44
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2006

Fonds primarily consists of documentation related to publicity, personnel, equity, and the Canada Council for the Arts as well as scripts, production-based records, administrative files, correspondence, PACT files, contracts, annual meeting notes,...

Mulgrave Road Theatre.

Murphy, L. and M. Ltd. lists of shares

  • MS-4-71, SF Box 46, Folder 24
  • File
  • 1897-1904

List of dividends paid to shareholders in the Halifax Academy of Music, 1897 and a shares certificate, 1904

Murphy, L. and M. Ltd.

N. Heinish and Co. Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-56
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1968

Fonds contains the records of N. Heinish and Co. Ltd., a clothing store in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The records include ledgers (1940-1968); journals (1929-1944); bills payable-receivable (1938-1962); and other records.

N. Heinish and Co. Ltd.

Neptune Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-1
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2017

Fonds consists of records that document every aspect of Neptune Theatre as an organization, including various textual records and graphic and audio-visual material pertaining to productions, events, personnel, and the administration of the Theatre...

Neptune Theatre.

Norman J. Ritchie fonds

  • MS-2-91, SF Box 23, Folders 3-5
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1968

Fonds comprises a signed typescript of "The Story of Robb's" and twenty-four pages of notes and correspondence regarding the project.

Ritchie, Norman John, 1896-1976

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