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An excerpt from the letter book of Herbert Crowe


Record No: mha00000095
Title: Herbert Crowe letter book
Dates: Photocopied 1977 (originally created in 1902)
Location: MF-0166 MHA
Provenance: Crowe, Herbert, 1856-1933
Extent: 18 p. of textual records
Source of Supplied Title: Title is based on the creator of the item
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the material
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Herbert Crowe (1856-1933) was a native of Clifton, Colchester County, Nova Scotia. He was the son of James and Harriet Crowe of Old Barns, Clifton, where his father operated a successful shipbuilding business. He died in Nova Scotia in October 1933.
     Crowe established an extensive grain business in the Canadian West, later returning to Nova Scotia where he opened a lumber business in Halifax, known as the Crowe Lumber Co. He returned to the West where he established another lumber company in Winnipeg, called the Beaver Lumber Company. As his business prospered, he moved his headquarters to New York where he started a second grain business, becoming prominent as a buyer on the Grain Exchange.
     Crowe retired from business in the first decade of the twentieth century, spending his summers in Nova Scotia and his winters in Boston and New York. He died in 1933.
Scope and Content: Item consists of photocopied extracts from a letter book, 1902, with correspondence concerning the development of a shipbuilding policy in Canada.
Reproduction Note: Photocopied from the original document held at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia in 1977.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright is held by the Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management
Finding Aid on the Web:http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/findingaids/maritime.php#Herbert%20Crowe
Subject: Shipping Nova Scotia.
Subject: Shipbuilding industry Canada.
Subject: Shipbuilding subsidies.
Subject: Nova Scotia History.
Subject: Letterbooks.


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