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W.W. Wareham & Sons Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1934-1967

Fonds consists of the business records of the firm of W.W. Wareham & Sons Ltd. The majority of the records cover the last 15 years that the firm was operating in Placentia Bay, 1950s-1967, and provide a fairly complete record of the business. The fonds includes financial records, ledgers, journals, stock books, cash accounts, branch and trade accounts; correspondence from suppliers and customers; schooner accounts, fish collection books, fish purchases and sales, production statistics and labour records.

Fonds is arranged in 6 series: Correspondence, 1934-1962; Financial records, 1949-1967; Shipping and fisheries, 1934-1966; Employment, 1949-1961; Personal records, 1947-1949; Miscellaneous, 1966.

W.W. Wareham & Sons

William Waterman & Co. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 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.

William Pickering collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1695-1718)

Collection consists of microfilmed account books of William Pickering that document the voyages of his two fishing sloops, Speedwell and Content, as well as his dealings with mariners, fishermen, and the tradesmen of Salem's waterfront. The collection also includes a description of the peddling activities of the brigantine Hope in fishing settlements from Ferryland to Bonavista, Newfoundland.

Pickering, William

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

William and Benjamin Knight collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1767-1833)

Collection consists of microfilmed copies of three volumes of account books containing the Knight dealings with the hundreds of fishermen they hired, the export merchants to whom they sold their cod, and the dozens of maritime artisans and labourers who maintained their fleet of schooners. The account books cover the years 1767-81 and 1788-1833.

Knight, William

Timothy Orne fonds

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1738-1767)

Collection consists of microfilmed records which provide information on the fishermen who crewed Timothy Orne's vessels, local artisans who furnished provisions for the voyages and maintained the vessels, and his merchant acquaintances from whom he bought and sold fish and supplies. Accounts list the occupations of individuals.

The fonds is arranged in three series: Ledgers, 1738-1767; Ship's journal, 1748-1751; and Ship's ledger, 1758-1768.

Orne, Timothy

Thomas Davis collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1988 (originally created 1771-1778)

Collection consists of microfilm of account books for Davis's three offshore schooners and the flakeyard. The books also record the towns in which his customers and hands lived. There are notations for every voyage and the quantity of cod caught by each fishermen.

Davis, Thomas

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

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)

Ryan Brothers (Trinity, Newfoundland) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1951

Fonds consists of business records for Ryan Brothers, Trinity, from its establishment in 1906 until its closure in 1951. The fonds consists of journals, ledgers, cash books, fish collection books and other financial records of the business operation at Trinity, correspondence, shipping papers, labour accounts and an account book for the whale factory at Hawke Harbour, Labrador.

Records are arranged in three series: Correspondence; Financial records; Miscellaneous materials.

Ryan Brothers Ltd.

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