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Daily diary of Edward D.T. Davison, Jr.

  • MS-2-109, SF Box 23, Folder 18
  • Item
  • 1902

Item is a daily diary (January-May 1902) which contains notes on subjects such as work meetings, travel, weather, oxen, and mishaps.

Davison, Edward, D.T., 1845-

Blackburn family fonds

  • MS-2-10, SF Box 13, Folders 5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1949

Fonds consists of two farm ledgers (1894-1936 and 1899-1906), one farm inventory (1899), one notebook containing estate inventories and administrative accounts (1837-1875), and one notebook containing a weather diary (1949). Fonds also contains mi...

Blackburn Family

The Comet, Volume 1, Number 1

  • MS-2-116, SF Box 19, Folder 4
  • Item
  • January 19, 1900

Item is the premiere issue (Vol. 1, No. 1) of "The Comet," a handwritten newspaper published in Osborne, Nova Scotia on January 19, 1900. The issue covers topics such as the Boer War, county news, gossip and poetry.

The Comet.

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

Papers of the SS Corfu Island

  • MS-4-231, SF Box 21, Folder 19
  • File
  • 1953-1962

File contains papers of the SS Corfu Island, including a survey of the vessel from March 4, 1953, a list of crew members from July 11, 1957 to May 14, 1960, and miscellaneous papers from 1956, 1961, and 1962.

SS Corfu Island.

Augustus Lantz fonds

  • MS-4-238
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1885

Cargo book of the schooner Beth, March 22, 1881 - September 4, 1885

Lantz, Augustus

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.

Simpson family fonds

  • MS-4-181
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1953

Fonds contains a ledger from Vernon Simpon's general store in Simpson's Corner, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. The ledger book contains entries from 1929-1930. It was also used as a notebook, with miscellaneous notes entered until 1976. ...

Simpson family

William Smith

  • MS-4-182, SF Box 21, Folder 7
  • Item
  • 1871-1872

Smith, William

Dockrill Brothers Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-216
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1952

The fonds consists primarily of correspondence. Other materials include records of business activity including payroll records, insurance policies, completed work records, financial records, and lists of furniture and household effects.

Dockrill Bros. Limited.

Longard Brothers

  • MS-4-105
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1916

E.J. Longard and Co.

Halifax Graving Dock Company fonds

  • MS-4-124
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1942, prodominant 1918-1919

Fonds contains documents used in the legal proceedings taken by the shareholders of the Halifax Graving Dock Company in response to the company's expropriation by the government. Fonds also contains a 1942 court judgment of an unrelated case ...

Halifax Graving Dock Company Limited.

Oland and Son fonds

  • MS-4-135
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1989

The Archives of Oland and Son Limited consists of records created by Oland and Son Limited and its affiliated companies. Some of the companies changed names after Oland and Son sold its brewing assets to John Labatt Limited. Records for these comp...

Oland and Son Limited

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.

Adams and Knickle Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-27
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1968

The fonds consists of records which document the business activities and interests of Adams & Knickle Ltd. from 1897 until 1968. Information contained in this fonds provides insight into the company’s role as a major fishing and shipping partn...

Adams and Knickle Limited.

Alfred Dickie fonds

  • MS-4-64
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1937, predominate 1890-1927

This fonds consists of records which document the personal and business activities and interests of Alfred Dickie and, to a lesser extent, those of his immediate family and employees. Although the records span Dickie’s lifetime, few relate to his ...

Dickie, Alfred

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.

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

George MacKay fonds

  • MS-4-78
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1912

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

MacKay, George

David Nelson fonds

  • MS-4-80
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1893

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

Nelson, David

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

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.

Christie Trunk and Bag fonds

  • MS-4-15
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1968

Fonds contains minute books (1901-1968); financial statements (1902-1968); general ledgers (1949-1968); reports to shareholders; legal papers (1901-1964); correspondence (1920); catalogues; and other records from Christie Bros. and Co. and Christi...

Christie Trunk and Bag

V. S. Sweeny Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-16
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1960

Fonds contains invoices (1906-1913); business ledgers (1867-1874); undertaking ledgers (1891-1960); and ledger indexes from V. S. Sweeny Ltd., furniture dealers and undertakers in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Undertaking ledgers and indexes after 1918 a...

V. S. Sweeny Ltd.

Robb Engineering fonds

  • MS-4-14
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1956

Fonds contains the business records of Robb Engineering Co. Ltd., including an engine record book (1893-1902); deeds, indentures, and agreements (1879-1905); plans, catalogues, and photographs (1890-1950); plans of engines and boilers (1898-1956);...

Robb Engineering Works Ltd.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Dominion Chair Company fonds

  • MS-4-61
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1975

The fonds consists of architectural plans, Bass River picnic files, correspondence and invoices, counter books, customer and employee records, export papers, interest books, journals, ledgers, legal documents, merchandise invoices, photographs, pr...

Dominion Chair 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.

Trenton Works Ltd. Fonds

  • MS-4-106
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1997

Fonds contains business, administrative and production records, including minutes, reports, agreements, photographs, employee seniority lists, accident reports, correspondence and other papers from the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company, Trenton W...

Trenton Works

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.

Acadia Coal Company fonds

  • MS-4-149, SF Box 1, Folder 13
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1870; 1896-1897

Fonds contains William McKenzie's notebook and several loose sheets detailing timber purchases; three memos to William McKenzie, including one from Jessie Hoyt, who managed the company; the second [1896] and third [1898] published annual repo...

McKenzie, William

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.

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