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William Roche letter book

  • Archief
  • 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.

Job Brothers & Co. Limited fonds

  • Archief
  • 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

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  • 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

  • Archief
  • 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.)

J.W. Hodge (Fogo, N.L.) fonds

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  • 1871-1947

Fonds consists of a portion of the records from the Fogo headquarters of J.W. Hodge and the Fogo branch of its successor company, the St. John's-based Newfoundland and Labrador Export Company. The fonds also includes ledgers of a previous owner, possibly an earlier Hodge family member.

The records consist of correspondence, some business ledgers and journals, stock books, fish collection books, fish market reports, shipping papers, price lists, and catalogues.

Fonds is arranged in six series: Correspondence, 1879-1945; Financial records, 1871-1947; Miscellaneous legal papers, 1884-1930; Shipping and fisheries, 1881-1939; Price lists and catalogues, 1906-1936; Personal papers, 1912-1939.

J.W. Hodge (Firm)

Daniel Rogers account book

  • Archief
  • Microfilmed 1989 (originally created 1770-1790)

Fonds consists of a microfilmed ledger showing detailed credits of the customers of Daniel Rogers, from the fishing voyages of mariners to the butter delivered by local farm wives to his store. Entries for the 1780s describe the early development of the Cape Ann chebacco boat fishery.

Rogers, Daniel

James Darrell Gill fonds

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  • Photocopied [197?] (originally created 1840-1861)

Fonds consists of a photocopied letter book of James Darrell Gill for 1840-61. It contains letters from New York primarily to family members in St. John's, Newfoundland. The letters are arranged chronologically.

Gill, James Darrell

Saunders & Sweetman fonds

  • Archief
  • 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)

Hawes and Company (London) Ltd. fonds

  • Archief
  • 1909-1947

This fonds contains some of the corporate records of Hawes and Company (London) Ltd. The records include minutes of meetings, trade reports and subject files. There is also a collection of financial records. Fonds is arranged in two series: 1. Administrative records, 1909-1934; 2. Financial records, 1926-1947.

Hawes and Company (London) Ltd.

Newfoundland Shipowners Association fonds

  • Archief
  • 1938, 1963-1995

Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records of the association from 1965 to 1988/89, and some general files relating to issues of interest to the last president, Wayne Davis, up to 1995. The administrative records include the articles of association and incorporation, minutes of meetings, assessment of membership, and membership lists. The correspondence and general files contain the records of the general affairs and interests of the association, reports, and draft briefs. There are some financial records in the form of invoices and cheques. The financial statements for the association were included in the records of the annual general meetings. Some of the material includes explanatory notations made by Wayne Davis when he was reviewing the files prior to donating them to the Maritime History Archive.

The fonds is arranged in five series: Administrative records, 1938 (photocopy), 1973-1988; Financial records, 1980-1986; Correspondence and general files, 1965-1987; Briefs and publications, 1963-1984; Other material, 1976, 1990-1995. The fonds also contains copies of minutes of related associations: the Newfoundland and Labrador Marine Advisory Committee and the Newfoundland Sealers' Association.

Newfoundland Shipowners Association

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