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St. Paul’s Lodge, Society of United Fishermen Fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1875-1884, 1902-1976

By-laws and Annual Reports, 1915-1931, 1965; Minutes, 1876-1976; Membership, 1875-1885; Financial Records, 1902-1910, 1923-1938, 1942, 1966, 1972; Newfoundland Regiment Certificates. - 1916, 1919; Society of United Fishermen Certificates. - 1877, 1906, 1910; Miscellaneous.

Society of United Fishermen

Grieve & Bremner fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1832-1902, predominant 1863-1902

The fonds consists of the business records of the firm of Grieve and Bremner, for the period of its operation at Trinity, 1863-1902. It includes financial records, correspondence, diaries (photocopies), shipping records and accounts.

The financial records consist of complete sets of ledgers, journals, day books and store books, produce books, account books, stock books etc. from 1863-1902, which provide an account of the firm's business transactions, as well as information on the individual fishermen and planters throughout Trinity and Bonavista Bay, with whom the firm carried on their business. The correspondence includes letters mainly between the firm of Walter Grieve and Co. in St. John's and Grieve and Bremner at Trinity, and invoices of goods shipped by Walter Grieve from Scotland to Trinity. Shipping records include charter parties, sealing agreements, vessel accounts, and other papers relating to sealing and to individual vessels. A small series of accounts includes advances of pay to vessel crews and sealing crews. The fonds provides extensive information on the operation of the business, the sealing operation and the makeup of the crews of the sealing vessels, as well as the individuals who produced fish and produce for the firm.

The records are arranged in six series: Series 1: Diaries, 1875-1886; Series 2: Correspondence, 1848-1890; Series 3: Shipping Records, 1863-1881; Series 4: Accounts, 1865-1899; Series 5: Miscellaneous, 1832-1875; Series 6: Financial records, 1863-1902.

Grieve and Bremner (firm)

Ryan Brothers, Limited (Trinity) fonds

  • Fondos
  • 1906-1947

The fonds consists mainly of the financial records for the firm of Ryan Brothers of Trinity from the time the firm was established in 1906 to the end of the 1940s. Records include ledgers, which give individual accounts; day books, which record daily purchases and prices; store books, which provide details of the Ryan wholesale trade; inventory books; fish collections relating to the Labrador trade at Hawke Harbour; a statement of the firm's liabilities and assets, 1948. For much of the period of the firm's operation at Trinity, business was carried out through the barter or truck system. The exchange of goods for services, fish or produce is recorded in the ledgers. Also included are two volumes from an earlier period: Shareman's wages, 1904-1905, and a debt ledger for 1892-1893. It is possible that these volumes originated with James Ryan & Company King's Cove or Bonavista.

The fonds is arranged in four series: Series 1: Financial records, 1906-1947; Series 2: Correspondence, 1921-1948; Series 3: Labrador trade, 1908-1909; Series 4: Predecessor records, 1892-1905.

Ryan Brothers Ltd.

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