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The letter head for the Murray Agencies & Transport Co. Ltd.


Record No: mha00000116
Title: Murray Agencies & Transport Co. Ltd. fonds
Dates: 1923-1966
Location: Banks 18-21
Creator: Murray Agencies & Transport Company
Extent: 32.6 m of textual records
Source of Supplied Title: Supplied title based on provenance
Restrictions: No restrictions
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Established in 1952, Murray Agencies & Transport Co. Ltd., St. John's, Newfoundland, a subsidiary of A.H. Murray & Co. Ltd., was originally Murray Transport Co. Ltd., incorporated 3 April 1924. The firm's main focus was marine transport and shipping. Its head office was at Beck's Cove, off Water Street.
    When A.H. Murray died on 10 August 1965, A.H. (Bill) Crosbie, his son-in-law, became the managing director of both A.H. Murray & Co. Ltd., and Murray Agencies & Transport Co. Ltd. On 1 January 1979, these two companies were restructured as Murray Industrial Ltd.
Scope and Content: This fonds contains the records of Murray Agencies & Transport Co., Ltd., a subsidiary company of A.H. Murray and Company, which was formed to build and charter vessels on commission and to transport freight to and from St. John's. It contains correspondence with local, Canadian and foreign suppliers, financial records, labour records and an extensive collection of shipping manifests and disbursement accounts.
    The records are arranged in four series: Correspondence 1924-1966; Financial records, 1924-1965; Labour records, 1948-1966; and Shipping records, 1923-1964. The majority of the records are for the 1950s to 1966.
Terms Governing Use: Requests to reproduce any part of this collection should be referred to the Archivist
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 68
Subject: Murray Agencies & Transport Co. Ltd.
Subject: Business records


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