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Job Brothers & Co. Limited fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1818-1964

These papers cover four generations of the Job business, and reflect its diverse interests and holdings. The business records consist mainly of balance sheets and directors' reports, and reveal the many subsidiary concerns in which the family and its parent companies had invested. The papers also contain many legal documents, including examples of nineteenth century indentures, mining leases, property conveyances, share certificates, agreements and leases. Series 11-13 deal largely with the Liverpool side of the family, Samuel Job and Robert Hugh Job in particular, and in their capacity as executors of wills. Three photographs were found with the collection, one of Indian Harbour, c.1892, and two of 'Corner Bank House, Bell Tower and Fish Store, Winter House where S.D.G. was born June 8, 1890', one of which was taken in 1928 and the other at an earlier date.

The papers are arranged in fourteen series: Property in St. John's and Newfoundland, 1818-1916; Ledger, 1856-1882 (this is a separate accession which was added to the Job Family fonds); Stores, 1892-1952; Mines and mineral resources interests, 1889-1930; Timber interests, 1906-1912; Shipping and fisheries, miscellaneous, 1854-1942; Steamship and fisheries companies, 1913-1964; Business interests, miscellaneous, 1920-1952; Manufacturing and processing, 1914-1941; Job companies, 1907-1963; Miscellaneous family papers, 1847-1946; Cooke estate papers, 1839-1852; Howell papers, 1874-1887; Thomas R. Job estate, 1918-1925.

Job Brothers & Co. Limited

Brooking & Co. fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1859-1872

Fonds consists of a list of prices charged by the company for specific items, showing cash or "on account" charges, 1859-72. Separate lists exist for summer, fall, and winter prices. Fonds also documents price-fixing between Brooking & Co. and Grieve & Bremner in the 1860s.

Brooking & Co.

Basil Fearn fonds

  • Fondos
  • [194- ]-[197-]

Fonds consists of 235 black and white photographs and negatives, mainly of vessels constructed at the Clarenville Shipyard during the period that Basil Fearn was manager of the yard, commencing in 1947. The majority of the photographs are identified. At least 50 percent of the images show vessels under construction at the yard. Some of the images were printed from negatives in 1997.

Vessels include the Matthew, the Terra Nova, the Newfoundland, the Marilyn Marie, the Richard, the Northern Wave, the George Kentner, the Philip E. Lake, the Penny Luck, the Shirley Blanche, the Algerine, the Hermitage, the Random Sound, the East Wind and the Right Wind, built for Job Brothers.

Fearn, Basil

James Darrell Gill fonds

  • Fondos
  • Photocopied [197?] (originally created 1840-1861)

Fonds consists of a photocopied letter book of James Darrell Gill for 1840-61. It contains letters from New York primarily to family members in St. John's, Newfoundland. The letters are arranged chronologically.

Gill, James Darrell

Robert Newman & Company collection

  • Colección
  • 1894-1951

Collection consists of original records relating to property transactions of Robert Newman & Company, 1894-1951. Records include leases, mortgages, insurances, etc. Fonds also includes material related to Robert Newman & Company accumulated by Dr. Keith Matthews. Material collected includes notes from journals, 1786-1812; photocopies and notes from ledgers, 1771-1812; notes and transcripts from letterbooks, 1792-1896; and notes from account books; Collection also includes reproduced material related to Robert Newman & Company accumulated by Dr. Keith Matthews. Material collected includes notes from journals, 1786-1812; photocopies and notes from ledgers, 1771-1812; notes and transcripts from letterbooks, 1792-1896; and notes from account books, 1775-1806. Also included is a history of Newman's that was written in 1951.

Robert Newman & Company

Captain Harry Stone fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1900-1994, predominant 1960-1994

Fonds consists of 4,141 photographs which Captain Stone had taken or collected over the past five decades and which documented in detail the shipping activity in and around the port of St. John's and the outports of Newfoundland. Since 1960, when Stone became harbour master at St. John's, he attempted to document every vessel which visited the port. In addition to photographs, the fonds includes Stone's notes and clippings on the vessels, as well as information on shipwrecks and other marine related activities. The fonds also includes 14 logbooks.

Fonds is arranged in four series according to the form of the material: Photographs, 1900-1994; Notes and clippings, 1960-1994; Logbooks, 1967-1980; and Published material. The published material has been added to the MHA reference library.

Stone, Harry

Baine, Johnston & Co. fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1806-1958

This fonds consists of original and photocopied documents for Baine, Johnston & Co.'s operations at Battle Harbour, Labrador, and St. John's, 1806-1958. The records are arranged in two series: Records relating to Battle Harbour, Labrador; and records relating to St. John's.

The records for the St. John's business consist of ledgers, desk diaries, letterbooks, office accounts, shipping records, correspondence and published materials.

The material for Battle Harbour consists of legal documents relating to property, insurances, wills and estate papers. Other records include: office accounts, shipping records and correspondence; a list of planters at Battle Harbour in 1871 and a list of planters in Labrador, 1871; and a family tree of the Grieve family.

Baine, Johnston & Co.

Alan Goodridge & Sons Limited fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1840, 1894, 1900, 1909

The fonds consists of four ledgers for 1840, 1894, 1900 and 1909. They contain accounts of the fish business originally established by Henry Goodridge (b.1762) at Renews. The 1840 ledger gives accounts of the fishery, smithery, cooperage, shipwright and schooner operation, as well as personal accounts. The ledgers for 1894, 1900 and 1909 are probably from the St. John's office, but they also include business accounts relating to the Southern Shore.

Alan Goodridge & Sons

S.O. Steele & Sons Ltd. fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1901-1983

Fonds consists of the operational records of the business of S.O. Steele & Sons Ltd., for 1901 to 1983, with a complete record of the business existing for the 1920s to 1976. The fonds consists of financial records, ledgers, journals, order books and shop books etc., correspondence, orders and shipping information, including bills of lading, customs entry forms and marine insurances. There is a large collection of catalogues of products which were sold at the store: china and glassware of all qualities, silverware, lamps and hardware, cutlery and flatware. The records of daily transactions were not selected for permanent preservation.; The fonds is arranged in 6 series: Financial records, 1901-1977; Correspondence, 1922-1983; Shipping records, 1922-1975; Orders, 1919-1979; Miscellaneous documents, 1913-1965; Catalogues, 1910-1979.

S.O. Steele & Sons Ltd.

Thomas Lang fonds

  • Fondos
  • Microfilmed [196?] (originally created 1780-1864)

Fonds consists of business papers, correspondence, accounts, and estate papers relating to Thomas Lang's business operations at Greenock and Newfoundland.

Fonds is arranged in the following series: Thomas Lang business papers; Correspondence and accounts; Lang correspondence; Business papers; Crawford and Co. papers; Papers of Lang estate; Papers and correspondence.

Lang, Thomas

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