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La Have Outfitting Company fonds
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1.3 m of textual records. - 1 roll of microfilm.
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The La Have Outfitting Company was a ship chandlery, fish exporter, general merchant and grocer, and was also involved in buying and selling schooners. The company was founded in the early 1900s and was owned and managed by Fraser Gray of La Have, Nova Scotia. With the decline of the shipping and fishery industry, the company operated primarily as a grocery store into the 1960s.
Ledgers, journals, cashbooks, fish sales and miscellaneous files were donated by Teleen Gray and his son Allan Gray over several years starting in 1974 until 1985. In 1989, Michael Watson donated cashbooks, ledgers, journals and the Registrar of Shipping, La Have, 1959-1969. Other records were also donated, such as photographs, a List of Canadian Shipping, Miscellaneous Shipping Papers but these records are missing from the collection.
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The La Have Outfitting Company fonds contains mainly financial records related to their business of outfitting and supplying vessels, as well as sales of fish, coal and salt between the years of 1905-1976. These records include invoices cash books, fish sales, journals, ledgers, vessel supply lists, accounts and lists of vessels that were insured by La Have Outfitting, as well as loans they had given out. The fonds also contains some general business correspondence, legal documents regarding insurance policies and shareholders information as well as documents relating to vessels, such as charter contracts, log books and register of vessels.
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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
See Lunenburg Outfitting Company fonds (MS-4-84) for similar types of business records.
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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], La Have Outfitting Company fonds, MS-4-88, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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