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Arthur Holdsworth fonds
Fonds · Microfilmed [198-] (originally created 1705-1773)

Fonds consists of records of the purchase of land and fishing rights in Newfoundland from Joan Burrows, Joan Churchward, and John Aylward; power of attorney from Christopher Arthur (1730); affidavits of John Summers and Arthur French, regarding the detention of the ship Happy Return (1742),and of John Gale, Peter Cutler and Alexander Findlator, regarding the seizure of The Hampshire (1745); and a letter from Charles Walley, St. John's (1773).

Holdsworth, Arthur
Thomas Oates & Son fonds
Fonds · Photocopied [197?] (originally created 1852-1858)

Fonds consists of a photocopy of a ledger (1853-1858) which contains accounts of individuals who dealt with Thomas Oates & Son. The ledger also includes a list of the crew of the brigantine Belle for the year 1853, under Thomas Oates Sr., master; sealing agreements (1856, 1858); and some copies of legal documents and correspondence (1852).

Thomas Oates & Son
Saunders and Sweetman fonds
Fonds · 1788-1865

The fonds consists of the business records of the Saunders and Sweetman firm. The record include: bills of sale; lease agreements, employment agreements; bills of lading for the sailing vessel Providence; a ledger-sheet; a list of disbursement for the schooner Mary; business contracts; an insurance policy; a character reference; correspondence; survey of road conditions between St. John's and Bay Bulls (1835); specifications for Court house, Placentia (1834); last will and testament of Owen Mercer (1751); and a letterbook.

Saunders and Sweetman (firm)
Fonds · 1888, 1891

The fonds consists of a limited number of legal and political papers. It includes one indenture, dated 8 August 1888, for the property known as "Darby O'Hollohan's Plantation." The fonds also includes one confidential letter to William V. Whiteway from Robert Bond, dated 23 June 1891, which examined the prospects of the Confederation between Newfoundland and Canada.

Whiteway, Sir William Vallance
Fonds · Photocopied [198?] (originally created 1888-1899)

Fonds consists of a photocopy of part of a handwritten diary kept by William Whiteway, recording details of cases heard in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland from 1888-1899.

Whiteway, Sir William Vallance
O'Mara family fonds
Fonds · 1835-1925

The fonds consists of the personal and business papers of three generations of the O'Mara family. The fonds include land deeds and mortgage indentures for property in St. John's (1825, 1836, 1873, 1896, 1904, 1915); financial records (1906, 1907); cash account book of the O'Mara business (1915-1917); a day book of the O'Mara business and household expenses (1916-1926); cheque books of Peter O'Mara (1921-23, 1906-14); correspondence (1934, 1926); and 3 unidentified photographs.

O'Mara family
Forward family fonds
Fonds · 1750-1928

The fonds contains deeds, conveyances and other legal documents, 1750-1866, Captains' logbooks, 1842-72 (Samuel, 1842, William the Fourth, 1852, Britain, 1853, Harriet Ridley, 1863-65, Six Brothers, 1872), and a Furness Line sailing schedule, 1928.

The legal documents provide evidence of the acquisition, transfer and subsequent loss of the family's property in Carbonear from 1834 to the 1860s. They also provide evidence of the business activities and associations of the firm of George Forward. The Captains' logbooks detail the voyages of five of the Forward's fleet of foreign-going vessels.

The records are arranged in three series: 1. Legal documents; 2. Logbooks; 3. Other material.

Forward (family)
Fonds · 1915-1949

The fonds consists of 5 volumes of proceedings of the summary court at Bonavista, 1945-1949; Jurors Lists for 1915-1930; a Magistrates Office Calendar for 1908-1913 and Electoral Office records for 1897-1924.

Northern District Court, Bonavista
Trinity Police Station fonds
Fonds · 1935-1950

The fonds consists of three volumes entitled "Police Diaries", 1935-1950 and a book containing notes from a Training School of the Newfoundland Constabulary, kept by constable John P. Baggs, October 1944. The fonds is arranged in two series.

Trinity Police Station
Fonds · Microfilmed 1960 (originally created 1833-1906)

Fonds consists of consular dispatches acquired by the Maritime History Group to be used in the Atlantic Canada Shipping Project, a major research initiative, examining various aspects of the Atlantic Canadian maritime economy. Consular dispatches included details on American shipping and investment, as well as reports on distressed sailors and fishermen.

Fonds consists of dispatches from the United States consuls at St. John's, 1852-1906. The fonds also includes consular reports from selected Canadian ports: Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown (1857-1906); Nova Scotia: Halifax (1833-1906); Pictou (1837-1907), Windsor (1872-1906); Yarmouth (1886-1906); New Brunswick: Moncton (1855-1905); Saint John (1835-1906), St. Stephen (1882-1906); Quebec (1861-1906), Gaspe (1856-1906).

Fonds also includes consular dispatches from St. Pierre, 1850-1906.

United States. Consulate