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St. John's (NL) Business and commerce
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Alan Goodridge & Sons Limited fonds

  • Fonds
  • 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

Baine, Johnston & Co. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 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.

Brooking & Co. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 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.

Michael Gill fonds

  • Fonds
  • 30 Oct 1756

Fonds consists of an autograph letter signed, Port of St. John's, Newfoundland, Oct. 30 1756, by Michael Gill, Commissary, certifying that George Nixon, master of the sloop Diligence, who landed a cargo of lumber from Piscatataqua, could not proceed from the harbour with his vessel as it was condemned. The cargo included a large lumber shipment of oak planks and maple boards, quite likely for shipbuilding for action in the French and Indian war.

Gill, Michael

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

Richard Fogarty fonds

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [197-] (originally created 1810-1813)

Fonds consists of a photocopied ledger giving account of provisions shipped from Waterford (hogs, cattle, grain, clothing, salt, ships' supplies), valued at 43,500 pounds sterling to 47 customers in St. John's. The main customer was Thomas Meagher, an Irish merchant in St. John's. Fonds also describes Fogarty's imports from Newfoundland, including fish oil, blubber, timber, and fur.

Fogarty, Richard

Robert Newman & Company collection

  • Collection
  • 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

W.W. Wareham & Sons Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1934-1967

Fonds consists of the business records of the firm of W.W. Wareham & Sons Ltd. The majority of the records cover the last 15 years that the firm was operating in Placentia Bay, 1950s-1967, and provide a fairly complete record of the business. The fonds includes financial records, ledgers, journals, stock books, cash accounts, branch and trade accounts; correspondence from suppliers and customers; schooner accounts, fish collection books, fish purchases and sales, production statistics and labour records.

Fonds is arranged in 6 series: Correspondence, 1934-1962; Financial records, 1949-1967; Shipping and fisheries, 1934-1966; Employment, 1949-1961; Personal records, 1947-1949; Miscellaneous, 1966.

W.W. Wareham & Sons