Fonds MS-4-174 - L.E. Shaw Limited fonds

Smokestack at L.E. Shaw plant Ten unidentified women at a reception Unidentified company events Unidentified house Edward Fletcher Sheffield Graduation portrait of unidentified member of the Shaw family Lloyd E. Shaw with Lloyd, Ronald, and Leon Portraits of unidentified members of the Shaw family Portraits of unidentified members of the Shaw family Portraits of unidentified members of the Shaw family Portrait of two girls Randolph Shaw Middleton Basketball Team, 1908-1909 Promotional poster - building a house Promotional poster - Shaw yard Promotional poster for L.E. Shaw - making bricks Promotional poster - building the brick plant L.E. Shaw plant

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L.E. Shaw Limited fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1915-1971 (Creation)

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12 cm of textual records [24 folders]

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L.E. Shaw Limited was a brick and concrete company based in Lantz, Nova Scotia. The company was incorporated in 1921, but its roots can be traced to 1861 when Robert Shaw opened the first brick plant in Hantsport, Nova Scotia, called Robert Shaw Brickworks. The company expanded through the Maritime provinces and was renamed The Shaw Group, Limited in 1993.

Custodial history

Materials were donated to Dalhousie University in 1981. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of the Estate of Ronald H. Shaw.

Scope and content

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 company.

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Arrangement was imposed by processing archivist. Fonds is arranged into three series: Catalogues; Financial records; and Photographs.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on this fonds.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.

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No further accruals are expected.

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