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Poetry copybook of Colin Campbell

  • MS-2-157, SF Box 27, Folder 5
  • Item
  • 1840-1842

Item is a poetry copybook in which Colin Campbell and other family members and friends entered verses. Many are dated (1840-1842) and signed with place names, including those of Weymouth, Liverpool, and Horton.

Campbell, Colin, 1822-1881

Account journal and letter of Charles Tupper Logan

  • MS-2-38, SF Box 15, Folder 4
  • File
  • 1926-1928, 1943

File consists of one journal of daily accounts (1926-1928) and a letter of appointment to the School Board of Cumberland County (1943).

Logan, Charles Tupper, 1867-1961

Arthur H. Whitman's diary of a trip to England

  • MS-2-487, SF Box 11, Folder 28
  • Item
  • 1888-1889

Item is a diary that describes a trip to England between November, 30 1888 and January 17, 1889. The diary contains daily entries that describe Whitman's activities, church attendance, meals, business and social visits, and letters sent and r...

Whitman, Arthur Hanfield

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.

Letters from Alfred Austin to Stephen Tobin

  • MS-2-74, SF Box 18, Folder 24
  • File
  • 1854-1855

File consists of four letters from Alfred Austin to Stephen Tobin. Austin was Tobin's schoolmate at Stonyhurst College from 1849-1852 and later served as Poet Laureate of England (1896-1913).

Austin, Alfred

Letters to John Young from his son, William Young

  • MS-2-80, SF Box 18, Folder 28
  • File
  • 1815, 1833

File consists of one handwritten letter (1833) to John Young from his son and business agent, William Young, and a transcription of an earlier letter (1815) from William.

Young, John, 1773-1837

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

Business correspondence of John M. Blaikie

  • MS-2-85, SF Box 18, Folder 30
  • File
  • 1860-1902

File consists of correspondence regarding Blaikie's mercantile and shipbuilding businesses.

Blaikie, John M., 1837-1929

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

William Himsworth's purchase of the schooner Nine Sisters

  • MS-4-215, SF Box 21, Folder 16
  • Item
  • 1810

Agreement of sale of the schooner Nine Sisters of Shelburne, Nova Scotia from Reuben Clements, John Crosby, Elbanah Clements, John Trask and David Rose and Stephen Rose, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, October 27, 1810

Himsworth, William

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.

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

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.

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.

Melville McKean fonds

  • MS-4-44
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1925

Invoices, deeds and day book and ledger 1895-1921

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Receipt book of Matthew Richardson

  • MS-4-74, SF Box 48, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1820-1822

Item is a leather-bound receipt book with receipts from 28 December 1820 to 30 July, 1822. Receipts are written by idividuals who received cash (pound sterling) from Matthew Richardson.

Richardson, Matthew

George MacKay fonds

  • MS-4-78
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1912

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

MacKay, George

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.

David Nelson fonds

  • MS-4-80
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1893

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

Nelson, David