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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)
William Robertson and Son Ltd. was a hardware business in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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.
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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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Records from accession (148-71) are restricted. All other materials are open for research.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
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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Further accruals are not expected.
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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March 2020 (revision)
March 2020 (revision)