Fonds MS-4-41 - William Robertson and Son Ltd. fonds

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William Robertson and Son Ltd. fonds

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  • 1871 - 1978 (Creation)

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ca. 650 cm of textual records

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(1871 - 1974)

Administrative history

William Robertson and Son Ltd. was a hardware business in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in nine accessions: by Hugh Robertson in accessions (148-71) in December 1971, (14-75) in February 1975, (19-75) in March 1975, (21-79) in April 1979, (27-80) in May 1980, and (57-80) in June 1980; by David Robertson in accession (46-74) in December 1974; by Hugh and David Robertson in accessions (1-75) and (11-75) in January 1975; and by John Townsend in accession (61-94) in December 1994.

Scope and content

Fonds contains the records of William Robertson and Son Ltd., including ledgers (1871-1939); ledger cards (1941-1968); invoices (1892-1907, 1942-1968); deeds (1908, 1919); inventories (1941-1967); cash books (1939-1968); sheets from stock books (February 1948); credit notes (1953); delivery slips (1953); price books (1886-1945); text from the dedication of a Celtic memorial cross in memory of William Robertson (1955); a copy of the Robertson family tree; correspondence; shares certificates; catalogues; and other records.

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  • English

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Records from accession (148-71) are restricted. All other 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.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], William Robertson and Son Ltd. fonds, MS-4-41, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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