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Fonds consists of original accounting ledgers, day books, letterbooks, judgement books, catalogues and indices related to the operations of the Robin Jones and Whitman company and its predecessors. This material dates from 1823-1983 and was created in Cheticamp, Eastern Harbour, Arichat and Big Pond (Grand Etang), Nova Scotia. In addition, microfilm reels that contain copies of some of the original materials are available. MG 14.55
Series · 1887-1928
Part of Robin, Jones & Whitman Ltd. fonds
Series consists of 35 letterbooks created by Charles Robin-Collas and Co. (later Robin, Jones and Whitman Ltd.). The books contain copies of letters that were kept in order to maintain a record of business correspondence and transactions, as well as some invoices and order forms. The majority of the correspondence contained within the letterbooks is from the company's office in Cheticamp (Eastern Harbour), but some items were also penned in Arichat. Most of these letterbooks contain no index or are only partially indexed, but letters are organized chronologically throughout. The included correspondence contains orders from suppliers, banking requests, and inter-organizational letters that accompanied reports to members of company management. In some instances, the letterbooks contain staff listings, statements of accounts, listings of goods that were purchased by clients, and inventory listings for the store in Cheticamp (Eastern Harbour). MG 14.55 A
Series · 1824-1959
Part of Robin, Jones & Whitman Ltd. fonds
Series consists of 136 ledger books created by Philip Robin and Co. (later Charles Robin and Co., then Charles Robin-Collas and Co., then Robin, Jones and Whitman Ltd.) between 1824 and 1959. The ledger book provides summaries of the credits and debits to the account of each person who frequently made purchases or sold goods to the company. The books were updated at the end of each day to include the most recent transactions and payments. MG 14.55 C
Series consists of nine sundry persons books created by Philip Robin and Co. (later Charles Robin and Co., then later Charles Robin-Collas and Co.) to maintain a record of transactions made with infrequent customers or businesses. While the books within the series differ in their contents, the majority feature a listing of customers who made purchases at the company store with a listing of the the cost, and sometimes description, of the goods that they purchased. Other books provide information about fish and egg shipments, crew listings for company fishing boats, and a number of quotes received from other businesses for items like flour and lumber. MG 14.55 M
Ronald O'Handley fonds
Fonds consists of a character reference for Ronald O'Handley who emigrated from Scotland to Barrachois, Cape Breton. MG 6.17
James Charles MacNeil fonds
Fonds · 1914-1970
Fonds consists of personal correspondence and papers, Gaelic stories, and newspaper clippings on miscellaneous topics. MG 6.21
Hill Family fonds
Fonds consists of correspondence, appointments and commissions, diaries and Hill family genealogies. It also includes letters from James Whitney Jones and John Whyte. MG 2.2