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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

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • MS-5-11
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (Halifax, N.S.).

Ivan Maxwell Gillis fonds

  • MS-5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1951
Fonds contains copies of diplomas and scrapbooks, newspaper articles and clippings, correspondence between Gillis and others, and manuscript drafts of his music.

Gillis, Ivan Maxwell

Maersk Dubai Incident fonds

  • MS-8-203
  • Fonds
  • 1996-2000
The fonds includes letters, immigration papers, promotional materials, petitions, affidavits, evidence and general documentation of the activities of the Concern for Seafarers Witnesses Society (CSWS) in their endeavours to assist the sailors of the Maersk Dubai.

The Concerns for Seafarers Witness Society.

A Search for Collective Bargaining : The Nova Scotia Government Employees Association Experience

  • MS-9-39, SF Box 52, Folder 2
  • Item
  • April 6, 1979
File contains a student essay titled, "A Search for Collective Bargaining : The Nova Scotia Government Employees Association Experience," written in 1979 by Kevin Reilly for a course on Canadian working class history taught by Dr. Gregory S. Kealey. The essay documents the history of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association's collective bargaining experience.

Reilly, Kevin

Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-4-113
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1988, predominant 1947-1985
Fonds consists of correspondence, notes, briefs and reports, meeting minutes, financial records, circulars, photographs, and other records relating to the fishing and fish processing industry in Atlantic Canada and government regulations of the fisheries. Also included are similar types of records from sister organizations the Atlantic Fishing Vessel Association, Atlantic Fisheries By-Products Association, and Atlantic Queen Crab Association.

Seafood Producers Association.

James E. Dickie and Company fonds

  • MS-4-63
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1901, 1924
Fonds comprises documents illustrating the business interests of James Edward Dickie and his family. The majority of records date from James E. Dickie and his son Edwin's ownership of the Stewiacke general store, there is a single letter-book dated 1924, during which time James R. Fulton managed the store. Records fall into three main categories: business records related to companies owned by the Dickies; personal and business correspondence; and personal records of the Dickie family.

James E. Dickie and Company

Scott Paper Company fonds

  • MS-4-68
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1972
Fonds consists of correspondence, financial documents, journals and ledgers, legal documents, photographs, plans, printed material, and reports. This material spans almost 60 years and gives insight into a company which changed hands several times, and also represented an important part of Nova Scotia industry. Through the material one is able to get a complete picture of the process of manufacturing pulp, from acquiring timber and land to machinery and labour used, to exporting the end product; it also demonstrates how business was conducted. Fonds demonstrates the organizational structure, management, and operations of the Scott Paper company, and provide insight into business operations in Nova Scotia in the 20th century.

Scott Paper 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

Acadia Gas Engine Company fonds

  • MS-4-81
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1973
Fonds contains three product catalogues produced by the Acadia Gas Engine Company. The earliest dated catalogue was published in January, 1969 and another was published in 1973. One catalogue is undated.

Acadia Gas Engine Company.

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 operations records and vessel records, which mainly consist of insurance policies, charter parties and protests. Also included in the fonds are records belonging to the Frieze family such as estate papers, and records from David Frieze's time as a justice if the peace for Hants County, along with electoral records and records belonging to the Maitland Presbyterian church, Sons of Temporance and Maitland school which both Frieze and Roy were involved in.

Frieze and Roy.

Memoranda from a deed of settlement of the Bank of British North America

  • MS-4-11, SF Box 46, Folder 14
  • File
  • 1836
File contains a seven page handwritten memoranda from a deed of settlement of the Bank of British North America (May 28, 1836). The deed of settlement was negotiated for the purpose of establishing banks in the British colonies of North America. File also contains four blank forms for transferring shares.

Bank of British North America.

Dark Night Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-45
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1993
This collection primarily consists of theatre and film scripts read during the "ScripTease" dramatic reading series or "Playwright's Corner." The fonds also contains some correspondence and administrative records and two catalogues of plays.

Dark Night Theatre.

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 correspondence involves the settlement of his mother's estate.

Ruggles, H.L.

Cyril R. Smith fonds

  • MS-4-176
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1923
Fonds contains business correspondence regarding the purchase of a boiler. Fonds also contains a specification for a boiler manufactured by John Inglis Company.

Smith, Cyril R.

Business correspondence to William McMillan, Lockeport, regarding confirmation to ship goods, and receipt of shipments

File contains business correspondence addressed to William McMillan, Lockeport, from spring 1897 through the end of 1897, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in his general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas. File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence. File contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: Ames Holden Co. (Montreal), Black Bros. & Co. (Halifax), Brayley, Sons & Co. (Montreal), Champion Medicine Co. (South Ohio, NS), A. Chisholm, Merchant (Mahone Bay), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), Crowell Bros. (Halifax), Davis & Lawrence Co. (Montreal), Dearborn & Co. (Saint John), De Long & Seaman (Boston), I.V. Dexter (Liverpool), Goldsoll's Diamond Palace (Chicago), Dodds Medicine Co. (Toronto), Doull & Gibson (Montreal), Equitable Savings Loan Building Association (Toronto), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Theodore H. Estabrooks (Saint John), A. Gunn & Co. (Halifax), John G. Hall & Co. (Boston), Hamilton & Company (Chebeague and Portland, ME), Harlow & Kempton (Milton, NS), Kenny & Co. (Halifax), McCall, Shehyn & Co. (Quebec), MacKenzie, Crowe & Co. (Bridgetown), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), T. Milburn (Toronto), John Millard (Liverpool), Moir, Son & Co., Bread, Biscuit and Confectionery (Halifax), J.E. Morse & Co., Teas (Halifax), J.G. Morton (Liverpool), Wm. Muir (Halifax), John Muldrew & Co. (Toronto), D.C. Mulhall (Liverpool), North National Bank (Rockland, ME), M. & H. Oxner (Chester Basin), Frank Powers (Lunenburg), A.F. Russell (Boston), St. Croix Soap Manf'g Co. (St. Stephen, NB), W.H. Schwartz & Co. (Halifax), A. & W. Smith & Co. (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Standard Tobacco (Toronto), A.F. Stoneman & Co. (Yarmouth), John Tobin & Co. (Halifax), Welcome Soap Company (Saint John), Dr. Williams Medicine Company (Brockville, ON), Yarmouth Building and Loan Society, among others.

Business correspondence to William McMillan, Lockeport, regarding confirmation to ship goods, and receipt of shipments

File contains business correspondence addressed to William McMillan, Lockeport, written between July and November of 1904, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in his general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas. File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence, and telegram cables. File contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: Edward Allen (Yarmouth), Ames Holden Company (Saint John), Amherst Boot & Shoe Manufacturing Co., Archibald Company (Truro), Geo. E. Barbour (Saint John), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Jas. A. Brook Co. (Montreal), Buckler Brick Co. (Annapolis Royal), Amos Burns (Clementsport, NS), Burrell-Johnson Iron Company (Yarmouth), Canadian Drug Co. Ltd. (Saint John), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), E. Frank Close (Boston), G.W. Cole & Co. (New York), J.N. Creed & Co. (Halifax), Crown Silver Plate (Toronto), De Long & Seaman (Boston), Wm. H. Edgett (Moncton), Empire Tobacco Company (Montreal), Ganong Bros. Confectioners (St. Stephen), Gunn & Co. (Halifax), Harlow & Kempton (Milton, NS), Levi Hart & Son, Limited (Halifax), Henderson & Potts Limited (Halifax), Herald Remedy Co. (Chicago), L. Higgins & Co. (Moncton), Katie B.L. Hogg (Shelburne), Imperial Oil Company, London Rubber Company (Montreal), McAlpin Consumers Tobacco Co. (Toronto), Manchester, Robertson & Allison (Saint John), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), J.E. Morse & Co. teas (Halifax), Nickerson, Grant & Co. (Yarmouth), T.W. Quinn (Liverpool), St. John Milling Co. (West Saint John), W.E. Sanford Manufacturing Co (Hamilton), R.B. Seeton & Co. (Halifax), Simson Bros Co. wholesale druggists (Halifax), S.A. Skillings & Son (Portland, ME), Slater Shoe Co. (Montreal), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), Robert Taylor Co. (Halifax), John Tobin & Co. tea department (Halifax), United Lumber Company (Halifax), Arthur N. Whitman (Halifax), A.N. Whitman & Son (Canso), White & Blanchard (Shelburne), among others.

Telegraph cables from William McMillan regarding shipment of goods, and cables to McMillan regarding receipt of goods shipped

File contains telegraph cables written by William McMillan, Lockeport, regarding confirmation of shipment of goods, and cables written to McMillan regarding receipt of goods shipped, between 1903 and 1905. File also contains four additional handwritten correspondence from McMillan.

Business correspondence to William McMillan, Lockeport, regarding confirmation to ship goods, and receipt of shipments

File contains business correspondence addressed to William McMillan, Lockeport, (and a few from McMillan) written between September 1908 and December 1908, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in his general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas. File contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: Edward Allen (Yarmouth), American Net & Twine Company (Boston), G.E. Barbour Company (Saint John), W.R. Brock (Montreal), Brookfield Brothers (Halifax), Burrell-Johnson Iron Company (Yarmouth), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), A.B. Crosby & CO. (Halifax), De Long & Seaman (Boston), Lemuel Dunlop (Sable River), J. Furman Ehrgott (Yarmouth), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), J.W. Grant & Co. (Yarmouth), Hewson Woolen Mills (Amherst), L. Higgins & Co (Moncton), R.J. Lovell (Montreal), J.E. Lloyd (Bridgetown), Lovitt & Lovitt (Yarmouth), McAlpin Tobacco Company (Truro), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), Meeker & Company (New York), National Phonograph Co. (Orange, NJ), John W. Peck (Montreal), J. Henry Peters Co. (Toronto), L.C. Prime (West Saint John), H.P. Robertson (Saint John), William Roche (Halifax),St. John Milling Co. Limited, Scottish FIsh Hook Factory (Glasgow), R.B. Seeton & CO. (Halifax), A. & W. Smith Co. (Halifax), George E. Smith (Halifax), Smith Bros. (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm Stairs Son & Morrow (Halifax), Stainfield Limited Manufacturers (Truro), Robert Sutherland & Son (Clyde River, NS), Robert Taylor & Co. (Halifax), W.H. Thorne (Saint John), Tower Canadian Oiled Clothing Company (Toronto), John C. Winston Co. (Toronto), Wolverton Milling Commpany Limited (Saint John), among others.

Business correspondence to William McMillan, Lockeport, regarding confirmation to ship goods, and receipt of shipments

File contains business correspondence addressed to (and a few written by) William McMillan, Lockeport, written between April 1911 and September 1911, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in his general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas. File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence. File contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: Edward Allen (Yarmouth), Ames Holden McCready (Saint John), Barclay-Clements (Boston), Sidney R. Baxter & Co. (Boston), A.M. Bell (Halifax), Edwin Bower (Shelburne), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co. (Montreal), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), Cochran, Burns & Farnsworth Co. [successors to De Long, Seaman & Co. as of May 1911] (Boston), Dominion Molasses Company (Halifax), Edinburgh Roperie & Sailcloth Company (Saint John), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Arthur Fordham (Halifax), Furness, Withy & Co. (Halifax), J.W. Grant (Yarmouth), Greenshields Limited (Montreal), C.J. Hamilton & Sons (Halifax), Holzapfels Limited (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Imperial Oil Company (Halifax), Manchester Robinson Allison, Mann, Byars & Co. (Glasgow), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), Nova Scotia Furnishing Company (Halifax), Ogilvie Flour Mills (Montreal), Payzant & King (Halifax), Frank Powers (Lunenburg), Queen Charlotte Islands Collieries (Vancouver, BC), Wm. Robertson & Son (Halifax), Saint John Milling Company, R.B. Seeton (Halifax), T.A. Slocum Limited (Toronto), Smith & Proctor (Halifax), Stanfields Limited (Truro), James H. Tarr (Gloucester), Robert Taylor Co. (Halifax), W.H. Thorne (Saint John), among others.

Business correspondence to William McMillan, Lockeport, regarding confirmation to ship goods, and receipt of shipments

File contains business correspondence addressed to William McMillan, Lockeport, written between April 1912 and August 1912, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in his general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas. File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence, as well as a few back order forms. File contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: Edward Allen (Yarmouth), G.F. Allen & Co. (Yarmouth), Ames Holden McCready (Saint John), G.E. Barbour Company (Saint John), Brayley Drug Copmany Limited (Saint John), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Canadian Consolidated Rubber Company (Saint John), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), Cochran, Burns & Farnsworth Co. (Boston), Coté, Boivin & Cie (Chicoutimi, QC), H.H. Crosby Company Limited (Hebron, NS), Davis & Lawrence Co. (Montreal), Dominion Corset Company (Quebec), Dominion Molasses Company (Halifax), Eastern Hat & Cap Mfg. Co. Limited (Truro), Edinburgh Roperie & Sailcloth Company (Saint John), Thomas A. Edison Incorporated (Orange, NJ), Enterprise Foundry Co. (Sackville, NB), F.L. Estabrooks (Sackville, NB), Flintkote Manufacturing Company (Boston), Arthur Fordham & Co. (Halifax), Jed Frye & Co. (New York), James Goldie Co. Limited (Guelph, ON), Gourock Ropework Export Co. Limited (West Montreal), Gunn & Co. (Halifax), Gunns Limited (Toronto), Halifax Cold Storage Company, G.J. Hamilton & Sons (Halifax), Harlow & Kempton (Milton, NS), Holzapfels Limited (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Hutchings & Co. (Saint John), Ideal Bedding Co. (Toronto), Imperial Oil Company (Halifax), Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada (Montreal), Thomas Laughlin Co. (Portland, ME), R.J. Lovell (Montreal), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), McLeod Milling Co. (Halifax), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Mann, Byars & Co. (Glasgow), I.H. Mathers (Halifax), Matthews, Towers & Co. (Montreal), Meeker & Company, coal (New York), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), W. & C.H. Mitchell (Halifax), J. & M. Murphy (Halifax), National Drug & Chemical Co. (Halifax), Nova Canneries Limited (Halifax), Nova Scotia Furnishing Company (Halifax), C.W. Outhit (Halifax), Pierce, Austin-Caswell, LIvermore Co. (Boston), Reindeer Limited (Truro), Robin, James & Whitman (Lunenburg/Halifax), Sackville Hay & Feed Co. Limited (Sackville, NB), H.S. Scott (Saint John), J. Willard Smith (Saint John), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), Stanfields Limited (Truro), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), F.K. Warren (Halifax), Wilson, Lytle & Badgerow (Toronto), Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (Toronto), among others

Business correspondence to William McMillan, Lockeport, regarding confirmation to ship goods, and receipt of shipments

File contains business correspondence addressed to (and a few written by) William McMillan, Lockeport, between June 1914 and October 1914, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in his general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas. File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence. File also contains the beginnings of some merchants' concerns regarding shortages stemming from the outbreak of the Great War.

File contains correspondence regarding wartime concerns from the following receivers and brokers: W.R. Brock Company (Montreal; regarding French-made #80 DMC in cordenette white), Boston Varnish Company (regarding war-time price uncertainty), Brandram-Henderson (Halifax, regarding "import[ing certain goods] from countries where it is now impossible to obtain further supplies"), Chronicle Publishing Co. (Halifax, regarding the sale of "a history of the great conflict now raging in Europe" for two months at this stage), Greenshields Limited (Montreal, regarding a "good season for dress goods" despite the "war-time dullness of many lines" and the fact that "French goods are cut off entirely [and that some] raw materials such as dyestuffs come from Germany and Austria exclusively"), Holzapfels Limited (Newcastle-on-Tyne, reassuring clients that their company is "absolutely and entirely British"), J.L. Lovitt (Yarmouth, regarding the "feverish state of the wheat market" and reduced supplies), J.E. Morse & Co. (Halifax, about wartime demands having "completely exhausted [the supplies of] the popular selling teas"), Nova Scotia Belgian Relief Fund (Halifax; from Arthur Barnstead), Patterson Candy Company (Toronto, reassuring that they "have been strongly opposed to making any advance in price unless positively forced to it", and slamming those "who would delight in getting more for his product on account of the abnormal condition"), Oxford Manufacturing Company (Oxford, NS, "we are facing a famine in dyestuffs"), Quaker Oats Company (Peterborough, re: "extreme scarcity of cash oats [...compelling] us to put further advances into effect), W.H. Schwartz & Sons (Halifax, about the withdrawal of a printed list of supplies based on "the very uncertain conditions surrounding the spice business brought about by the war"), R.B. Seeton (Halifax, "we do not know from one day to another what the price will be"), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth, regarding "the [appalling] effect of this horrible war on commercial conditions throughout the world"), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax, assuring customers that "all prices will be based on ruling market price ONLY"), W.H. Thorne (Saint John, regarding the purchase of "patriotic selections" of records), Willett Martin (New York, anticipating that "stove coal will be very scarce during the Fall and Winter months"), Warwick Bros & Rutter (Toronto, about installing "patriotic windows").

File contains other standard business correspondence from: Acadia Gas Engine Co. (Bridgewater), Edward M. Alden (Boston), Edward Allen (Yarmouth), G.E. Barbour (Saint John), Sidney R. Baxter (Boston), A.M. Bell & Co. (Halifax), Geo. C. Boudreau (Meteghan Station, NS), Brookfield Bros. (Halifax), Burrell-Johnson Iron Company (Yarmouth), Canadian Cereal and Flour Mills (Galt, ON), Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co. (Halifax), Canadian Drug Co. (Saint John), Canadian Oil Companies (Toronto), Canadian Poster Company (Montreal, regarding a Stanfields promotion), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), Cochran, Burns & Farnsworth (Boston), McCormick & Stronach (Clementsport, NS), Davis & Fraser (Halifax), Davis & Lawrence (Montreal), Eagle Oil & Supply Co. (Boston), Eastern Shirts Limited (Truro), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Enterprise Foundry (Sackville, NB), Frank Fales (Saint John), Flintkote Manufacturing Company (Boston), Arthur Fordham (Halifax), John Forsyth Company (Berlin, ON), Gourock Ropework Export Co. (Montreal, via Glasgow), Gunns Limited (West Toronto), G.J. Hamilton & Sons (Halifax), Ida Harlow (Sable River West), Hawboldt & Evans (Chester), Hilford Fur Farm (Port Hilford, NS), N. Hingley & Sons (Dudley, UK), Ideal Bedding (Toronto), T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Maple Leaf Milling Co. (Saint John), Maritime Cap Limited (Moncton), Meeker & Company (New York), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), J.L. Morton (Lower Argyle), J. & M. Murphy (Halifax), Neville Canneries (Port Mouton, NS), M.A. Nickerson (Clark's Harbour), Northern-Electric (Halifax), Parrish, Phillips & Co. (New York), Payzant & King (Halifax), Redmond Company Limited (Montreal), W.G. Robertson (Halifax), Salada Ceylon Tea (Montreal), W.E. Sanford (Hamilton, ON), Scovil Bros. (Saint John), I.B. Shaffner (Halifax), Shives Lumber Company (Campbellton, NB), Southern Salvage Company (Liverpool), H.D. Starratt (Paradise, NS), John Tobin & Co. (Halifax), Trojan Waist Co. (Philadelphia), Viscol Company (Boston), Waldron Drouin Co. (Montreal), Welsford L. Watt (Halifax), Wolverton Milling Co. (Saint John), Thomas Wood & Company (Boston), among others.

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