The fonds consists of administrative papers, blueprints, business and personal correspondence, cable code books and other reference works, export orders and papers, financial documents, insurance papers, legal documents, packaging samples, photographs, plans, printed material, reports, and vessels papers. The material spans 176 years and illustrates a family company passed through two incarnations and through several generations of administration, along with its related off-shoots companies and associations. The material deals with late 19th and early 20 century shipping, as well as the 20th century business of packing and exporting salt fish.
The fonds also contains papers of associated small companies including L.W. Vatcher Limited, and subsidiaries Acadia Fisheries and Smith Canneries, as well as papers from various investment dealings made by Fletcher S. Smith, including Parkdale Realty, Southern Realties, and Fenpark Realties, and agencies with which the Smiths were involved. Finally, the fonds includes various items from small companies including Dan Dauphiney Company Limited, Earle-Smith Partnership, Eastern Fisheries Limited, Fudge Shipping Company, Georgian Limited, Scotia Corporations, Sea Nymph Fisheries, and Smith/Romkey. These papers include correspondence, administrative documents, legal contracts and agreements, financial statements, journals and ledgers.
The records of the fonds demonstrate the organizational structure, management, and operations of A.M. Smith and Company and related organizations, and provide insight into the business of salt fish, from fishing and processing to packing and exportation. The material provides a comprehensive picture of a significant 20th century Nova Scotian enterprise.
A.M. Smith and Company.
J.D.B. Fraser & Sons
Frieze and Roy.
James E. Dickie and Company
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 childhood, education, or final two years of life. Some items, in particular those concerning his export lumber business or his travels, derive from various places in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and South Africa, though by far the majority are found to be located within Nova Scotia.
The fonds includes correspondence, business and administrative records, speeches, photographs, legal documents, and plans, among other materials. Records are chiefly in English, although a very small portion are in French, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, and Italian.
Arnison, Joseph Simpson, 1820-1892
G.D. Campbell and Sons. G.D. Campbell and Company.
Robert Dawson and Son.
McLelan, Archibald Woodbury, 1824-1890
V.S. Sweeny Ltd.
Dominion Chair Company.
William Robertson and Son Ltd.
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 companies are included as well. Records range from 1867 to 1989, but were predominiately created between 1950 and 1971.
The Archives of Oland and Son and Affiliated Companies include a wide variety of materials, including administrative records, financial records, correspondence, photographs, advertising and marketing materials, beer production files, sales records, and legal documents. Administrative records typically include meeting minutes, annual reports, memorandums, surveys, and studies or reports on various aspects of the brewing industry and the breweries operated by Oland and Son. Beer production files typically include brewing books, yeast log books, fermentation schedules, production reports, and other records that document the beer production process. The Archives contains a large amount of correspondence between Oland and Son and its affiliated companies and various businesses, government agencies, associations, and individuals from across the Maritimes and around the world. Financial records typically include financial statements, cost reports, comparative statements, general ledgers, valuations, audit reports, and other records documenting the financial position of the various companies. Extensive advertising and marketing files exist, including advertising contracts and schedules, proofs and sketchs, reports and proposals, and budgets. The Archives also has extensive sales records documenting the sale of beer across the Maritimes, Quebec, and parts of the United States and the Caribbean. The Archives also contains hundreds of photographs and blueprints of the factories, factory equipment, and the Bluenose II.
Materials are in English, French, German, and Czech. See individual Series descriptions for detailed scope and content notes.
Oland and Son Limited
D. Logan and Company Store
Lunenburg Outfitting Company.
Marsh, Jonathan Borden, Captain, 1841-1934
Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company Limited
MacKintosh, J.C. and Co.
Barrington & Cape Island Steam Ferry Company Limited
Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow Limited
Halifax Graving Dock Company Limited.
Mills, John W.
Pickford and Black Ltd.
Davison, Charles, Captain, 1854-1938
Jenkins, Harry S.
Londonderry Iron Co.
Starr Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Adams and Knickle Limited.
A.M. Bell and Company
Arthur Fordham and Company
Westhaver, James Benjamin
Christie Trunk and Bag Co. Ltd.
Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company of Canada
La Have Outfitting Company.
E.J. Longard and Co.
Canadian Atlantic Salt Fish Exporters Association.