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Florence Murrin fonds

  • Fonds
  • [197-]

The fonds consists of a single scrapbook entitled "Historical photographs and Manuscripts of Trinity, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland by Rev. Edmund Hunt, 1888-1973". The scrapbook contains photographs and historical information about Trinity and the Rev. Edmund Hunt, compiled by Reverend Hunt's daughter, Florence Murrin. The book contains a number of early photographs of Trinity as well as photographs taken by Rev. Hunt that were made into a postcard series for Trinity. The majority of the photographs were taken by Rev. Hunt. The text was compiled by Murrin, borrowing extensively from a book on Trinity authored by her father.

Murrin, Florence

Robinson Brooking & Co. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1850-1855

The fonds consists of a price book that lists the prices of a huge inventory of goods, supplies, fish and timber products and produce. The page heading on page 2 reads "Trinity current prices for cash and barter agreed on between Messrs. Robinson Brooking & Co. and R. Slade & Co." Entries are made for summer and winter prices from 1850-1858.

Robinson Brooking & Co

Slade fonds

  • Fonds
  • 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

Robert Slade & Company collection

  • Collection
  • 1783-1865

Collection consists of original material and reproductions collected by Dr. Keith Matthews, including business records and ledgers, 1806-1822; diaries, 1809-1852; fish collection books, 1791-1852; and some correspondence and letter books. There is also a series of Matthews' notes taken from Slade documents for the period 1783-1858. Photocopies predominate.

Collection is arranged in eight series which reflect the administrative structure of the business: Robert Slade, Trinity, 1806-1822; Slade and Kelson, Trinity, 1822-1839; Executors of Robert Slade Sr., 1839-1852; Robert Slade & Company, Trinity, 1851-1860; Slade and Cox, Fogo and Twillingate, 1818-1837; John Slade and Co., Fogo and Twillingate, 1791-1865; John Slade and Co., Labrador, 1791-1832; Keith Matthews' notes on documents dated 1783-1858.

Robert Slade & Company

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.

William Vallance Whiteway fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888, 1891

The fonds consists of a limited number of legal and political papers. It includes one indenture, dated 8 August 1888, for the property known as "Darby O'Hollohan's Plantation." The fonds also includes one confidential letter to William V. Whiteway from Robert Bond, dated 23 June 1891, which examined the prospects of the Confederation between Newfoundland and Canada.

Whiteway, Sir William Vallance

Rev. Patrick A. Carolan fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1845-1895

Fonds consists of records related to Rev. Patrick A. Carolan, including his baptismal certificate, canonical certificates of ordination, and pastoral appointments. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

Carolan, Patrick A.

The Colonial and Continental Church Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1825-1900

The fonds consists of a ‘school account’ book, 1825 - 1900, annotated with brief accounts of various local names and their involvement with and their generosity towards the CCCS.

Colonial and Continental Church Society

Grieve and Bremner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1860-1901

Fonds consists of business records, including correspondence, financial records, journals, ledgers, account books, shipping papers, charter parties, schooner accounts, fish collections and shipments, poor accounts and other material.

The fonds is arranged in five series: Correspondence, 1863-90; Financial records, 1860-1900; Shipping papers, 1867-97; Fisheries papers, 1860-1901; Miscellaneous, 1867-92.

Grieve and Bremner (firm)

Grieve & Bremner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 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)

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