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Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Ryan Brothers (Trinity, Newfoundland) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1951

Fonds consists of business records for Ryan Brothers, Trinity, from its establishment in 1906 until its closure in 1951. The fonds consists of journals, ledgers, cash books, fish collection books and other financial records of the business operation at Trinity, correspondence, shipping papers, labour accounts and an account book for the whale factory at Hawke Harbour, Labrador.

Records are arranged in three series: Correspondence; Financial records; Miscellaneous materials.

Ryan Brothers Ltd.

C.W. Kellock & Co. collection

  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed [between 1979 and 1983] (originally created 1850-1945)

Collection consists of extracts from the business papers of the firm of C. W. Kellock and its predecessors, selected by Dr. Keith Matthews, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The selected records are copies of memoranda of agreements (sales contracts) for the Liverpool office, 1850-1945. The records contain data on virtually every vessel which passed through the hands of the company, including each vessel's name and tonnage, the purchaser and seller, the selling price, and the conditions of sale.

C.W. Kellock & Co.

Earle Sons and Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1873-1969

Fonds consists of records (1873-1969) for Earle Sons and Company, Limited, and its predecessor company, Owen and Earle. The records originated at the company's head office at Fogo, and branches at Change Islands, Herring Neck, Barr'd Islands, Joe Batt's Arm, and Tilting, Newfoundland.

The fonds includes correspondence, bills of lading, freight books, shipping orders, receipts, and financial records for Fogo, Joe Batt's Arm, and Tilting. It also includes some records from the partnership between Henry J. Earle and John Owen.

Fonds is arranged in five series: Correspondence (1873-1968); Financial records (1878-1968); Labour records (1949-1966); Miscellaneous records (1878-1950); and Shipping records (1932-1969).

Earle Sons and Company

George Forward fonds

  • Fonds
  • [Microfilmed 1970?] originally created 1842-1858

The fonds consists of the business ledgers of George Forward for the period 1842-1858. These ledgers record customer accounts with George Forward at Carbonear. Partial indexes are included with some ledgers.

Forward, George

Gosse, Chancey & Ledgard fonds

  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1979 (originally created 1807-1810)

Fonds consists of a microfilmed letterbook containing outgoing correspondence dated from 19 March 1807 to 28 April 1810. The letters were sent by George W. Ledgard and his staff in Poole to his partners John Gosse and Thomas Chancey, in Carbonear, Newfoundland, and to other merchant firms, agents, bankers, and captains.

Gosse, Chancey & Ledgard (Firm)

J. and W. Stewart fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1872-1905

Fonds consists of the operational records for J. and W. Stewart's general supply business at Greenspond (1872-93) and some records for the successor firm, James Ryan Ltd. (1893-1905). When James Ryan Ltd. took over the premises in 1893, it also acquired the Stewart records remaining in the building and continued to use them to record some of its own business transactions until 1905.

The fonds includes ledgers, journals, various kinds of day books, and correspondence with the suppliers and customers of this branch of the Stewart enterprise. A ledger of accounts with customers in St. John's in 1873 is also included.

Fonds is arranged into three series: Financial records; Correspondence; Miscellaneous records.

J. and W. Stewart (firm)

James Ryan and Company (King's Cove, Bonavista Bay N.L.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1883-1934

Fonds consists of diaries kept most likely by John G. Hart, an accountant for Daniel Ryan at King's Cove. The diaries contain information on shipping arrivals and departures, vessel cargoes, weather, local events, births, marriages, and deaths.

James Ryan and Company

John J. O'Brien fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1961

Fonds consists of business records, including ledgers, account books, and cash receipt books (1940-1961) for John J. O'Brien, Cape Broyle, Newfoundland; Fonds is arranged in three series: Ledgers, 1940-1961; Account books, 1957-1961; and Cash receipts, 1948-1953

O'Brien, John J.

John Rorke & Sons Limited fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1879-1933

Fonds consists of correspondence and shipping papers for the company operations, 1879 -1933. Material of particular interest is the correspondence and accounts of C. T. Bennett of Bristol, which illustrates the complexities of the marketing structure and the economic factors which affected the salt fish industry as well as providing insight into the day-to-day operations of the business. The fonds also includes vessel expenditures and charter parties. The architect's specifications for the building of the Stonehouse on Water Street, Carbonear, are contained in the correspondence for 1907.

The fonds is arranged in four series: Correspondence, 1880-1933; Financial records, 1879-1920; Shipping records, 1881-1923; Miscellaneous bound volumes, 1892-1920.

John Rorke and Sons

Joseph Swett Jr. and Robert Hooper Jr. collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1740-1747)

Fonds consists of microfilmed letters which consist mainly of instructions from Joseph Swett Jr. and Robert Hooper to their business agents: Samuel Storke, London; Steers and Barrons, Lisbon; Joseph Gardoque y Mueta, Bilboa; and Gedney Clarke, Barbados. Frequent subjects are conditions in foreign fish markets and the state of the fishery in New England.

Swett, Joseph Jr.

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