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Harvey & Company Limited (Belleoram) fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1907-1939

The records of the Belleoram branch of Harvey & Company Limited are fragmentary, covering the period 1907-1939. They consist of correspondence and telegraphs, accounts, diaries, daily labour books and some shipping papers; manifests, clearance certificates, schooner accounts and disbursements. A fish accounts book gives accounts of people, mainly women, making fish, quintals made and payments. Accounts for the banking schooner, Rita M. Cluett, give the names of the sharemen and catches per dory. The daily labour books provide a breakdown of the work being carried out on the premises.

The fonds is organized in four series: Correspondence, 1907-1932; Account books, 1909-1939; Diaries and daily labour books, 1923-1933; Shipping papers, 1907-1932, arranged chronologically.

Harvey & Co.

Miles Ward collection

  • Colección
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1745-1777)

Collection consists of microfilmed copies of three account books, 1745-1754, 1753-1764, and 1765-1777, showing the history of fishing vessels and the relationships between merchant and individual fishermen over an extended period.

Ward, Miles

Thomas Ruck fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1713-1722

Fonds consists of company accounts for the New England firm of Thomas Ruck & Company relating to the fish trade in Newfoundland, 1713-1722. Fonds is composed of five ledgers, a journal and a day book containing accounts for the seasonal trade (usually May-Sept) conducted by Ruck in Bay Bulls, Petty Harbour, Quidi Vidi, Torbay, St. John's, Ferryland, Witless Bay, Cape Broyle, Brigus Bay South and Conception Bay, Newfoundland.

Ruck, Thomas

Frederick A. J. Laws fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1909-1983, predominant 1936-1981

Fonds consists of Laws' working files, the majority of which came from Laws' office as manager of NAFEL. Other material relates to the various government agencies and committees with which he was associated. The bulk of the material covers the years from 1936 to 1981, when Laws was a central figure in Newfoundland's fishing industry.

The fonds has retained its original order. It is arranged in 15 series: 1. Hawes and Company (London) Ltd., 1909-1967; 2. Newfoundland Department of Natural Resources, 1919-1948; 3. Marketing Administration Committee (MAC), 1942-1947; 4. Newfoundland Associated Fish Exporters Ltd. (NAFEL), 1935-1980; 5. North Atlantic Shipping Ltd., 1930-1971; 6. Cold Water Fisheries Ltd., 1947-1971; 7. Publications, 1920-1970; 8. Newspaper clippings and newspapers, 1927-1974; 9. Newfoundland Fisheries Board (NFB), 1932-1957; 10. Post-War Planning Committee, 1943-1946; 11. MUN seminars, 1948, 1971, and 1977; 12. Newfoundland Fisheries Commission, 1962-1964; 13. Fishing Industry Advisory Board (FIAB), 1972-1983; 14. H. B. Nickerson & Sons Limited, 1969-1972; and 15. F. A. J. Laws photographs and slides, 1930s-1960s.

Laws, Frederick A. J.

Slade fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1807-1861

The fonds consists of original and photocopied records of this important firm's business at Trinity from 1809-1852. The most complete series are a set of daily diaries, 1809-1852 written by William Kelson, agent for Robert Slade at Trinity. The diaries provide an account of the business as well as providing detail on the social life of the town. The fonds also includes account books, ledgers and fish collection books, which give insight into the various aspects of Slade's mercantile operation, and the independent fishermen with whom he did business. Letterbooks and correspondence, 1809-1855 provide details of the management of the business.

The fonds is arranged in three series. Series 1: Financial records, 1807-1861; Series 2: Diaries, 1809-1852; Series 3: Correspondence, 1809-1855.

Robert Slade & Company

Grieve and Bremner fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1860-1901

Fonds consists of business records, including correspondence, financial records, journals, ledgers, account books, shipping papers, charter parties, schooner accounts, fish collections and shipments, poor accounts and other material.

The fonds is arranged in five series: Correspondence, 1863-90; Financial records, 1860-1900; Shipping papers, 1867-97; Fisheries papers, 1860-1901; Miscellaneous, 1867-92.

Grieve and Bremner (firm)

John T. Cheeseman fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1903-1966

Fonds consists of documentation on all aspects of the Newfoundland fishery, especially the herring and salt fish industries, and on fisheries administrative organizations (ICNAF, NFB, ECC) for the period from the mid-1930s to the 1960s. The fonds also includes pamphlets and annual reports.

Fonds is arranged in three series, reflecting the political periods covered by the fonds: Responsible government, pre-1934; Commission of government, 1934-49; Post-confederation government, 1949-66.

Cheeseman, John T.

Lady McKie fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1926-1975

Fonds consists of Lady McKie's own photographic work, as well as post cards, clippings and other illustrations relating to fisheries and shipbuilding in Norway, Atlantic Canada, France, Portugal and elsewhere. It also includes published booklets and articles on similar topics, her own notes on Newfoundland material and a wooden tally stick of 1869 from Charles Robin's company in Quebec. Photographs are arranged in 41 series according to subject.

McKie, Lady Phyllis

Lester-Garland family fonds

  • Fondos
  • Microfilmed 1962 (originally created 1761-1833)

Fonds consists of the microfilmed records of the merchant families of Lester and Garland, including the daily diaries of Benjamin and Isaac Lester. These contain information on the daily activities of their business in Poole and Newfoundland, including information on ships, the fishery, weather, other merchants, and the political climate, giving an unparalleled account of the operation of a Newfoundland business establishment of the time.

The records also include an account of the French occupation of Trinity (July 1762) by Benjamin Lester, as well as the specifications for the construction of naval vessels and the proceedings of the Newfoundland House of Assembly (1834).

Fonds is arranged as follows: Diaries of Benjamin and Isaac Lester, 1761-1796 and 1765-1789; Accounts of the estate of Sir John Lester, 1808; Estate of George Garland, 1826; Benjamin Lester Garland, commissions in the militia, 1803-1831; Letterbooks of George Garland, 1794-1826; John Bingley Garland, appointment, 1833; and Captains' letterbook, 1827-1832.


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