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Leavitt (Lovett, Lovitt) family fonds

  • Fondos
  • Microfilmed 1978 (originally created 1783-1874)

Fonds consists of microfilmed ships' accounts, insurance policies and papers for the following vessels: Sally (1796-1801); Dove (1797-99); Snow Mary (1803-04); Mary (1803-04); Susanna (1805); Cattle (1810); Paraquay (1849); General Higgins (1851-52); Hibernia (1789-91); Belmont (1858); Lampedo (1856-58); and Rosannah (1785).

The fonds also includes Leavitt family letters (mostly to Daniel, George and Joseph) for 1802-66; indentures and bonds (1798-1874); bills, receipts and promissory notes (1700-1856); Daniel Leavitt account book (1798); account book (1796-97); and Saint John City Poor House account book (1810-13).

Leavitt (Family, Saint John, N.B.)

James Ryan and Company (King's Cove, Bonavista Bay N.L.) fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1883-1934

Fonds consists of diaries kept most likely by John G. Hart, an accountant for Daniel Ryan at King's Cove. The diaries contain information on shipping arrivals and departures, vessel cargoes, weather, local events, births, marriages, and deaths.

James Ryan and Company

John Rorke & Sons Limited fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1879-1933

Fonds consists of correspondence and shipping papers for the company operations, 1879 -1933. Material of particular interest is the correspondence and accounts of C. T. Bennett of Bristol, which illustrates the complexities of the marketing structure and the economic factors which affected the salt fish industry as well as providing insight into the day-to-day operations of the business. The fonds also includes vessel expenditures and charter parties. The architect's specifications for the building of the Stonehouse on Water Street, Carbonear, are contained in the correspondence for 1907.

The fonds is arranged in four series: Correspondence, 1880-1933; Financial records, 1879-1920; Shipping records, 1881-1923; Miscellaneous bound volumes, 1892-1920.

John Rorke and Sons

William Roche letter book

  • Fondos
  • Photocopied 1981 (originally created 1834-1841)

Fonds consists of a photocopy of a letterbook, 1834-1841, belonging to William Roche, partner in the firm of Roche and Kinnear. The correspondence contains information primarily dealing with cargos and the West India trade.

Roche, William Sr.

William Waterman & Co. fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1874-1919, predominant 1876-1888

Fonds consists of some of the surviving records of William Waterman & Co. of Fogo, Change Islands, and Twillingate, Newfoundland, which concentrate on 1876-1888. The material from Fogo includes ledgers, journals, daybooks and correspondence for the business at Fogo and Change Islands. The correspondence mostly consists of letters and invoices between the company and W. H. Mare, Son and Co., ship brokers of St. John's. The material from Twillingate includes an inventory ledger and an account book "in account with" W. H. Mare, Son and Co.

The fonds is organized in two series by location of the company branches: Fogo, 1874-1919; and Twillingate, 1881-1890.

William Waterman & Co.

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

John Munn and Co. fonds

  • Fondos
  • Photocopied [196?] (originally created 1770-1918)

This fonds consists of photocopies of separate items which were kept at the premises of John Munn and Co. in Harbour Grace. It includes seal landing books, 1849-95, Harbour Grace Customs records, 1770-1918, and minutes of the Conception Bay Mutual Marine Insurance Club, 1850-87.

John Munn and Co.

Fishermen's Union Trading Company Limited (Greenspond, N.L.) fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1914-1922

The fonds consists of four account books from the Fishermen's Union store at Greenspond. It includes a daybook containing accounts with the Fishermen's Union Trading Co. Ltd. (1914); men's accounts (1916); and general ledgers (1918 and 1921). The accounts list individuals from Greenspond and nearby communities who traded at the "Union Store".

Fishermen's Union Trading Company (Greenspond, N.L.)

United States Consuls (Atlantic Canada Shipping Ports) fonds

  • Fondos
  • 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

George Snelgrove collection

  • Colección
  • 1907-1988

Collection consists of photographs of various vessels in St. John's, harbour and elsewhere. Photographs include the following: the management and staff of Murray Agencies [1950s]; 2 photographs of the Department of Transport vessel Sea Beacon; the deck of the tug Glenmore, Furness Withy; the Signa tied up at Murray's wharf; 11 photographs of the voyage of the Hudson Bay Company vessel Fort James; the sinking of the Signa (1959); the Gazella; the Anglo Newfoundland Development (AND) paper company shed; the SS Stephano; and 6 photographs of the two-masted schooner James Burton Cook.

The collections also includes 21 charts of Newfoundland and the North Atlantic, including a 1907 map of Howley's geological survey of Newfoundand (top half only), as well as articles on the voyage of the Fort James and clippings concerning the Norma and Gladys from the periodical Sea Classics.

Snelgrove, George

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