Collection MC 882 - Thomas Barry Collection

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Thomas Barry Collection

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CA CCA MC 882

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  • 1852-1989 (Creation)
    Creator
    Barry, Thomas

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0.6cm of Textual Records.

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([18??])

Biographical history

A lumber merchant who lived in St. George along Barry’s Lane in the early 1800s. He bought and sold lumber and vessels, and his saw mill was a water-powered operation with a filed capital of $3000 and a floating capital of $8000 which employed about 20 men and 4 boys. Thomas Barry’s business was operated out of a building near the wharf, part of which was a store. Through this store he sold imports from London which included carthen-ware, cotton, woolens, and other types of clothing. His business also exported pine for ship masts and spars, and other kinds of wood as well.

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This collection contains documents related to the business operations of Thomas Barry, a St. George merchant and lumber dealer, including correspondence and documents on the structure and inventory of his business.

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Good.

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  • English

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2G3

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