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Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland
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19th and 20th century documents

Series consists of copies and transcripts of official documents from a range of sources relating to Newfoundland fisheries and Newfoundland politics and government during the 19th and 20th centuries. Mostly copies of Government records, British Colonial Office and Newfoundland Governor's papers. The guide to the collection provides description of each item. Records are arranged alphabetically by author.

A.H. Murray & Company (St. Anthony, Nfld.) Limited fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1934 - 1969

This fonds contains the records of A.H. Murray & Company (St. Anthony) Limited, 1934-1969, a subsidiary company which was established to expand Murray's influence in the fishery on the Northern Peninsula and Labrador. It includes correspondence with suppliers 1951-64, journals 1939-57, ledgers 1934-54, profit and loss statements 1935-55, cash books 1936-55, stock books 1934-59, salt reports 1935-59, operating accounts 1935-49, insurance policies 1952-61, Workmen's Compensation Board records 1951-59, employee income tax returns 1949-52, payroll ledger 1949-58, trawler accounts with Furness Withy and Harvey & Company Limited 1957-59, CN bills of lading 1957-60, and diary extracts, 1937.

The fonds is arranged in seven series: Correspondence, 1935-1964; Financial records, 1934-1964; Insurance records, 1952-1961; Labour records, 1935-1959; Legal records, 1934-1969; Shipping records, 1957-1959; Miscellaneous records, 1936-1960.

A. H. Murray

A.H. Murray and Company Limited fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1902 - 1970

This fonds contains the operational records of the business of A.H. Murray and Company Limited, 1902-1970. It includes correspondence with customers and suppliers from 1904-70; extensive financial records for 1902-66, including account books, journals, ledgers, bank books, cash books, Dunn's Bulletins, etc., insurance policies and correspondence for vessels cargo and property; labour records, payroll ledgers, files covering a dispute between the Newfoundland Employers Association and the Longshoremen's Protective Union, 1964-65, and a list of Newfoundland trade unions, 1958-59; advertising accounts, maps and plans; schooner accounts for fishing voyages, vessel mortgages and bills of sale; ship manifests and sharemen's agreements; records relating to the HMS Briton; catalogues and price lists.

The fonds also documents A. H. Murray's involvement as a director in the Salt Importers Association,1940-66, Newfoundland Agency Ltd., Colonial Cordage Company, 1959-63, Blu-Flame Gas Co. Ltd., 1962-63, Newfoundland Coal Company, 1946-63, Baccalieu Shipping Co., 1917-22, Newfoundland Shipping Co., 1911-14, Annzac Steamship Company Limited, 1916-25, Salmonier Shipping Co. Ltd., 1947-65, and Sound Island Stores Ltd., 1925-32.

A. H. Murray

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

Alberto Wareham Limited photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [between 1903 and 1980]

Collection contains photographs related to the business and family interests of Alberto Wareham Limited, Newfoundland. Subjects include the Alberto Wareham Limited premises and vessels in Spencer's Cove, Placentia Bay; vessels owned by Alberto Wareham Limited in Harbour Buffett, Placentia Bay; the vessels Alberto Wareham and Herbert L. Rawding; a house being towed across Placentia Bay; and Elsie Wareham, Alberto's Wareham's sister.

Some photographers, including John Butt and Bill Davies, are identified. Other photographers are unknown.

Alberto Wareham Limited

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

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.

Baine, Johnston & Co., (Battle Harbour, N.L.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1901-1955

The fonds contains the operating records of the Baine, Johnston & Co. branch at Battle Harbour, Labrador. The 36 bound volumes include ledgers, journals, a private ledger and miscellaneous account books. The ledgers are indexed and contain an account of all business conducted with each customer during the fishing season. The winter ledgers contain accounts of business conducted for each customer when the fishing season was closed. The private ledger contains confidential information relating to specific accounts. The journals list individual accounts and include the date, name of customer, purchases of goods or services, customer account number and total amount of the transactions. Miscellaneous account books, which were used in every day operations, contain various accounts as well as financial and fishery reports.

The fonds is arranged in three series: Ledgers, 1917-1943; Journals, 1931-1946; Miscellaneous, 1901-1953.

Baine, Johnston & Co.

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