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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

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-

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Longard Brothers

  • MS-4-105
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1916

E.J. Longard and Co.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lunenburg Outfitting Company fonds

  • MS-4-84
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1983

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, sales and shipping operations, and vessel papers which document the business's operation between 1943 and 1983. Also included in the fonds are the records of the Lunenburg branch plant ...

Lunenburg Outfitting 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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