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

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

William Robertson and Son Ltd. fonds

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1871-1978 (Creation)
    William Robertson and Son Ltd.

Physical description area

Physical description

ca. 65 m of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Administrative history

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

Custodial history

Accession 1971-148 was donated by Hugh Robertson in December 1971. Accession 1974-046 was donated by David Robertson in December 1974. Accession 1975-001 and 1975-011 were donated by Hugh and David Robertson in January 1975. Accession 1975-014 was donated by Hugh Robertson in February 1975. Accession 1975-019 was donated by Hugh Robertson in March 1975. Accession 1979-021 was donated in April 1979. Accession 1980-027 was donated in May 1980. Accession 1980-057 was donated in June 1980. Accession 1994-061 was donated by John Townsend 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.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Accession 1971-148 is restricted. All other accessions are open.

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.

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Rules for Archival Description



Level of detail


Dates of creation, revision and deletion


Language of description

  • English

Script of description


Accession area