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An image of the Baine, Johnston & Co., Ltd. Kenmount Road location


Record No: mha00000018
Title: Baine, Johnston & Co. fonds
Dates: 1806-1958
Location: Bank 34 shelf 35 and 36
Creator: Baine, Johnston & Co.
Extent: 0.6 m. of original material and photocopies
Organization: Arranged in two series: Series 1, records relating to Battle Harbour, Labrador; Series 2, records relating to St. John's.
Source of Supplied Title: Supplied title. Artificially accumulated collection of records from different sources.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Fisheries supply and trading company, established at St. John's in 1801. The firm maintained premises at Battle Harbour, Labrador, Presque, Harbour Buffett and Bonavista. Since the 1960s the firm has developed interests in commercial property, insurance, wholesale and retail trade.
Scope and Content: This fonds consists of original and photocopied documents for Baine, Johnston & Co.'s operations at Battle Harbour, Labrador and St. John's, 1806-1958. Records for the St. John's business include ledgers, 1946-47, desk diaries, 1908-1923 and letter books, 1806-1811 and 1893-1927. The material for Battle Harbour consists of legal documents relating to property, insurances, wills and estate papers. Other records include some office accounts, shipping records and correspondence; a list of planters at Battle Harbour in 1871 and a list of planters in Labrador, 1871; a family tree of the Grieve family.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright expired.
Associated Material: Baine, Johnston & Co. Fonds Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. Thomas Lang Papers [microform] Maritime History Archive.
Custodial History: The bulk of the Baine, Johnston & Co. papers were collected prior to 1980. The provenance of the original material and the photocopied material was not documented. The desk diaries were purchased from Mr. H.L. Caines of Long Pond in 1980 and were added to the original collection.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 9
Finding Aid on the Web:http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/findingaids/bainej.php
Subject: Grieve Family History.
Subject: Baine, Robert.
Subject: Baine, Walter.
Subject: Baine, Archibald.
Subject: Lang, Thomas.
Subject: Baine, Walter Jnr.
Subject: Johnston, William.
Subject: Grieve, Walter Baine.
Subject: Grieve, James Johnston.
Subject: Collingwood, Thomas W.
Subject: Robert Baine and Company.
Subject: Lang, Baine and Company.
Subject: Baine and Johnston Company.
Subject: Cunard Steam Ship Company Limited.
Subject: Newman and Company.
Subject: Seal (Ship).
Subject: Cod fisheries.
Subject: Shipping.
Subject: Newfoundland planters.
Subject: Merchants Newfoundland.
Subject: Battle Harbour (Labrador).
Subject: St. John's (N.L.).
Subject: Diaries.
Subject: Accounts.
Subject: Legal documents.
Subject: Wills.
Subject: Letter books.
Subject: Business records.


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