The documents contained in this file provide insight into the general economy, trade and commerce, technology, and daily life in Charlotte County in the transition from the late nineteenth into the twentieth century.
This file consists of bills, invoices, receipts, account statements, bank drafts, and correspondence regarding the purchase and sale of general goods including: boots, shoes, and rubber; cotton; linen; paper; lumber; groceries such as biscuits and ship’s bread, dairy products, chocolates and sweets, tea, spices, `eggs, flour, sugar, and produce; wholesale grocers; wool; oil; silks, rugs, and mattings; drugs and chemicals, boots, shoes, and rubbers; grass, flower, and vegetable seed; fertilizer; stationary; grain and feed; hay, straw, kitchen appliances and furnishings; furnaces; home furnishings; farrier services; and hardware; gaslight; dues for the Methodist Church, and taxes for the Town of St Stephen, Parish of St David, and the Parish of Dufferin. 1896-1909.
Other companies that appear in these documents include: F.E. Came, proprietor of Chamcook Farm Creamery; C.M. Wilson; Dr. William J. Parks (Saint John); Ganong Brothers Ltd. (St Stephen); Amherst Boot and Shoe Co. Ltd.; George D. Ross & Co. (Montreal, Quebec); J.M. Humphrey & Co., wholesale boots, shoes, and rubber (Saint John); W.R. Brock Company Ltd. – late James Johnston & Co. (Montreal); W. B. Hamilton Shoe Co., Wholesale Boot and Shoe Manufacturers (Toronto, Ontario); The Central Agency Ltd, Agents for the Canadian Spool Cotton Company (Montreal, QUE); Nisbet & Auld (Toronto, ON); Shepard & Morse Lumber Co., (Boston, Massachusetts); W.H. Thorne & Co. Ltd., (Saint John); J.J. McGaffigan Ltd., direct importer and jobber in teas (Saint John); Auld Bros, dealers in and exporters of eggs and produce, wholesale grocers (Charlottetown, P.E.I.); Oxford Manufacturing Co. Ltd., wool manufacturers (Oxford, Nova Scotia); Bailey & Noyes (Portland, Maine); The Imperial Oil Co. Ltd. (Saint John); J. Frank Riepert, importer of silks, rugs and mattings (Montreal, QUE); Kendall & Whitney, (Portland, ME); Kerr & Robertson, wholesale hardware merchants (Saint John); The Galt Knitting Co. Ltd., (Galt, ON); Greenshields Son & Co., (Montreal, QUE); T. Rankine & Sons, manufacturers of plain and fancy biscuits, pilot and ships’ bread, (Saint John); J.N. Richardson Sons & Owden Ltd (Belfast, Ireland) per Robert Darling & Co., agents (Toronto, ON); Doherty & McHugh, boots, shoes, and rubbers, (Saint John); C.D. Trueman, wholesale grocer and commission merchant, (Saint John); Chase & Sanborn, (Montreal, QUE); Merritt Bros. & Co., agents, (Saint John); Henry Reid & Son, abbey gardens works(Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland); John Gordon & Son, manufacturers agents for Henry Campbell & Co. Ltd., linen threads (Montreal); S.L. Dickson, produce commission merchant, (Saint John); Schofield Bros., foreign importers and wholesale paper dealers (Saint John); James Corstine & Co. Ltd. (Montreal); McIntyre, Son & Co., (Montreal); Robert Darling & Co. (Toronto); John Gordon & Son, manufacturer’s agents (Montreal); The Sharples Separator Co.; The St Croix Gas Light Co., (St Stephen); Methodist Church (St Stephen) pew rent; and the New Brunswick Telephone Co. Ltd.; the Bank of British North America, (Saint John); The Canadian Bank of Commerce (Toronto); Bank of Nova Scotia; J.N. Richardson, Sons & Owden Ltd. (Belfast, Ireland); York Woolen Mills; St Stephen Bank; Albion H. Eaton; the Calais Times Publication Co.; National Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada; A.J. Maxwell; Joseph Breck & Sons, farm, garden, and lawn, (Boston); John N. Wall, wholesale and retail stationer, school supplies, blank boots, etc.; Burton, Spence, & Co.; the Traders Bank of Canada; the Tillson Company Ltd; David Stott, miller of winter and spring wheat flour, (Detroit, Michigan); T.R. Speedy, grain and feed grinder; Grimmer Brothers, hay, straw, grain, and produce; Manchester Roberston Allison Ltd.; A.I. Teed Co., wholesale grocers; Kilgour Brothers; R.W. Milling Co.; Quebec Bank, (Montreal); Bowman & Cole, Union Bank of Halifax; William Liddell & Co; F.E. Rose, provisions, groceries, and hardware; Wilson & McPike, jobbing tinsmiths, dealers in stoves, ranges, furnaces, and kitchen furnishings; Haskell, Adams & Co., grocers (Dover, New Hampshire); Vroom Brothers, ltd., furniture, carpets, oil cloths, linoleums, pianos, organs, window shades, and lace curtains; and John B. Robinson, provisions, groceries, hats, and caps.