Farmers' Trading Company Ltd. fonds

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Farmers' Trading Company Ltd. fonds

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  • 1908-1948 (Creation)
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    Farmers' Trading Company

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2 cm of textual records

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The Farmers' Trading Company Ltd. was founded on 12 August 1908 at Waldegrave, Colchester County, N.S by three local farmers: D.E. Stevenson, James W. Bell and Wilbert Millard, all of Waldegrave. They were also made the provisional directors upon the company's founding. The company was founded to carry on the business of a storekeeper in all its functions, that is to buy, sell, manufacture, and deal in goods, chattels, wholesale and retail. Members of the company were permitted a thirty day credit at a rate of 1% interest for purchases at the store. The date of dissolution is unknown.

Custodial history

Records were rescued from the late William McCully Nelson's shed on Maple Ave., Tatamagouche by Anna Hamilton, North Shore Archives in 1985. Mr. Nelson had been an estate lawyer in Tatamagouche and it was thought that he collected numerous items of historical value via his vocation.

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Fonds consists of minutes of company meetings, articles of incorporation, and membership lists which number of shares purchased.

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Records can be found with business records in back closet.

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