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A. M. Bell and Co. fonds

  • MS-4-4
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1960

Fonds contains minute books; cash books; ledgers; correspondence; income tax returns; financial statements; and other records from A. M. Bell & Co.

A. M. Bell and Company

A. M. Smith and Company fonds

  • MS-4-23
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1987

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, photogr...

A.M. Smith and Company.

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

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.

Acadian Supplies Company fonds

  • MS-4-117
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1967

The Acadian Supply Company fonds consist of correspondence, financial, legal, sales and shipping records and vessel papers. Also included is correspondence from Lunenburg Mayor Douglas Adams, church papers from LaHave United Church and the Parish ...

Acadian Supplies 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

Angus Edward Murray fonds

  • MS-13-68
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1984

Fonds consists of patient records, autopsy reports, correspondence, various medical reports from several institutions, and business records including a ledger and daily journals.

Murray, Angus Edward, Dr., 1901-1986

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

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

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, f...

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

Augustus Lantz fonds

  • MS-4-238
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1885

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

Lantz, Augustus

Bigelow family fonds

  • MS-4-92
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1976

Fonds contains the personal and professional records of four generations of the Bigelow family of Nova Scotia. It includes correspondence, legal and financial documents, diaries and memoirs, and photographs that document primarily the family'...

Bigelow Family

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

Canadian Atlantic Salt Fish Exporters Association fonds

  • MS-4-112
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1974

Fonds consists of correspondence and administrative, financial, and salt fish records that document the Association’s operations.

Canadian Atlantic Salt Fish Exporters Association.

Captain Charles Davison fonds

  • MS-4-146
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1938, predominant 1910-1930

This fonds contains a small volume of financial records relating to Charles Davison's grocery business in Hansport, Nova Scotia, including invoices, promissory notes and account statements. There is also a photograph of Davison and a copy of ...

Davison, Charles, Captain, 1854-1938

Charman and Grant fonds

  • MS-4-144
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1945

The fonds contains business records of Charman and Grant general store, including invoices and a general ledger. Also included is a VE Day address by William Grant.

Charman & Grant.

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

Cooley Brothers fonds

  • MS-4-91
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1951

Fonds includes correspondence and the minute book of the Halifax Jewellers Association, 1948-1951.

Cooley Brothers.

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.

D. Logan and Co. fonds

  • MS-4-29
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1918

File contains records of grocers D. Logan and Co., including invoices (1881-1883); cancelled cheques (1918); price lists; day books (1872-1900); correspondence (1872-1876); postcards (1877); ledgers (1872-1900); bills; newspaper clippings; and oth...

D. Logan and Co.

David Nelson fonds

  • MS-4-80
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1893

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

Nelson, David

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.

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.

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.

G. D. Campbell and Sons fonds

  • MS-4-1
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1935

The fonds consists of records routine operational transactions through daybooks, cashbooks, ledgers, letter books, mill books, invoice books, time books, cash and book sales, receipts, financial records, invoices and statements. Also represented i...

G.D. Campbell and Sons. G.D. Campbell and Company.

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.

George Graham fonds

  • MS-4-228
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1977

Miscellaneous business files including information on Renada Gold Mines Limited, 1933, and list of shareholders in General Trust and Executor Corp, 1938 and the Maritime Life Assurance Company, 1932. Copies of sermons by Reverend Harleigh M. Rosen...

Graham, George

George MacKay fonds

  • MS-4-78
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1912

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

MacKay, George

H. H. McCurdy and Co. fonds

  • MS-4-59
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1923

Fonds contains the records of H. H. McCurdy and Co., including ledgers (1869-1899); daybooks (1872-1873); and a scrapbook of advertisements (1922-1923).

H. H. McCurdy and Co.

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.

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.

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.

Harry S. Jenkins

  • MS-4-207
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1936

Ledger 1893-1994 of John S. Jenkins later used as a journal 1936-1942 by Henry S. Jenkins. Cheque books - January 24, 1929 - August 4, 1930; October 4, 1941 - June 9, 1942; Agreement of sale - Henry S. Jenkins and Johnson and MacDonald, New Glasgo...

Jenkins, Harry S.

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).

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

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