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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

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

Saunders & Sweetman fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1788-1804

Fonds consists of a letter book containing outgoing correspondence, business transactions, and personal letters for the firm at Placentia, Newfoundland, 1788-1804.

Saunders-Sweetman (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

Nathan Smith DeMill fonds

  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed [196?] (originally created 1833-1851)

Fonds consists of two microfilmed letter books dating 1833-47 and 1847-51, which contain correspondence from Nathan Smith DeMill to various businesses. The letter books provide information about accounts, orders, cargo, sailing dates and voyage destinations.

DeMill, Nathan Smith

William Graves fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1856

Fonds consists of incoming business correspondence of William Graves for 1856. Most of the letters refer to daily business transactions, freight rates and markets, and purchase of supplies. Fonds also contains correspondence from ship captains. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Graves, William

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

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.

J. and W. Stewart fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1872-1905

Fonds consists of the operational records for J. and W. Stewart's general supply business at Greenspond (1872-93) and some records for the successor firm, James Ryan Ltd. (1893-1905). When James Ryan Ltd. took over the premises in 1893, it also acquired the Stewart records remaining in the building and continued to use them to record some of its own business transactions until 1905.

The fonds includes ledgers, journals, various kinds of day books, and correspondence with the suppliers and customers of this branch of the Stewart enterprise. A ledger of accounts with customers in St. John's in 1873 is also included.

Fonds is arranged into three series: Financial records; Correspondence; Miscellaneous records.

J. and W. Stewart (firm)

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

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