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Adams and Knickle Ltd. fonds
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CA NSHDA MS-4-27
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8 m of textual records
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Records were acquired in four main accessions in 1971, 1977, 1982 and 1983. The bulk of the early records from 1897-1933 were acquired in 1971 from Douglas Adams of Lunenburg, N.S. In 1977 (accession # 1977-30, 1977-31 and 1977-083) and in 1982, most of the remaining business records from 1901-1966 were acquired from Graham Knickle of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. In 1983 (accession #1983-015) also donated by Graham Knickle included vessel papers 1957-1960s), vessel accounts (1943-1960s), and miscellaneous financial papers (1928-1960s).
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The fonds consists of records which document the business activities and interests of Adams & Knickle Ltd. from 1897 until 1968. Information contained in this fonds provides insight into the company’s role as a major fishing and shipping partner in the fishing and shipping industry in Nova Scotia. Also included in this fonds is information about the company’s international relations with the various agents engaged in this industry; the types and amounts of fish landed, processed, shipped and sold by the company; the many transactions involved in operating vessels; and various events that impacted on the company’s operations. The types of documents include: affidavits, agent accounts, agreements, catch journals, correspondence, damage claims, deeds, employment records, financial statements, fish sales records, fishing contracts, ledgers, notices of protest, port documents, sailing journals, time journals, vessel accounts and journals, vessel certificates, and vessel shares.
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The records have been arranged thematically; and alphabetically within the correspondence series, with order imposed by archivist.
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All files are open.
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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
Lunenburg Outfitting Company, MS-4-84
No further accruals expected.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Adams & Knickle Ltd. fonds, MS-4-27, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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This fonds description comes from the <a href="http://findingaids.library.dal.ca/">Dalhousie University Archives Catalog</a>. The complete, original description is available there.