Fonds MS-4-6 - Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow Limited fonds

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Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow Limited fonds

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  • Textual record

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MS-4-6

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  • 1883-1937 (Creation)
    Creator
    Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow Limited

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ca. 2.5 m of textual records

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Name of creator

(1810-1975)

Administrative history

William Stairs first established a store in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1810. The business was renamed Wm. Stairs and Son in 1841 when Stairs' son, W. J., joined the business, and was renamed Wm. Stairs and Sons when Stairs' other son John joined as well in 1844. The business was renamed once again in 1854, when Stairs' son-in-law Robert Morrow became a partner and the business became known as Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow. By 1865, William Stairs had passed away, W. J. Stairs had taken over his role, and the business had expanded into shipping. The Dartmouth Rope Works was established as a branch plant in 1869. Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow was incorporated in 1900 but liquidated and reorganized in 1926. The business expanded to four divisions with offices in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Moncton, New Brunswick. In 1975, the business merged with J.W. Bird and Co. in Fredericton, New Brunswick. N.S. Tractors and Equipment, a former branch of Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow, still operates.

Custodial history

Accession 1971-010 was donated by William Stairs Son & Morrow in January 1971. Accession 1975-013 was donated by Frank Ellis in February 1975.

Scope and content

Fonds contains journals (1882-1933), ledgers (1879-1937), cash books (1908-1924), contracts, specifications for buildings, plans for buildings, and other records from Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow, hardware merchants in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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  • English

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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.

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2018

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  • English

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