Series contains photographs, portraits, prints, and postcards of sea captains and ships. Most of the material has notes by Everett Macdougall on the verso. These notes contain information about the origins and builders of the ships as well as biographical information about the sea captains in the portraits.
Fonds comprises general business correspondence, financial records and legal records, primarily indentures and insurance policies. There are also sales and operations records and vessel records, including insurance policies, charter parties and printed protests. Family records include estate papers, and records created and collected during David Frieze's tenure as a justice of the peace for Hants County, as well as electoral records and records created by Maitland Presbyterian Church, Sons of Temperance, and the Maitland School.