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Record No: mha00000202
Title: W. B. Grieve, transcript of a letterbook
Dates: 1892-1918
Location: MF-0128 MHA
Provenance: Grieve, Walter Baine, 1850-1921.
Extent: 2.5 cm.
Source of Supplied Title: Supplied title based on description.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Businessman and politician. Born in St. John's, son of James Johnston Grieve. He became the manager of Baine, Johnston & Co. in 1872. In 1882 he entered politics and was a member of the legislature on and off until 1894. He was a director of the Union Bank of Newfoundland when the Commercial and Union banks of Newfoundland failed in 1994. He was a member of the Men's Patriotic Society during World War 1 and in 1919 was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He died in 1921.
Scope and Content: This is a transcript of the original letterbook of W. B. Grieve of St. John's containing copies of correspondence to business associates, mainly in Greenock, Scotland and in Newfoundland. The letters cover the period of the Great Fire of 1892 and the Bank Crash of 1894, and provide information on Grieve's attitudes during that time as well as his relationships with the business and political community in Newfoundland. There are gaps in the transcripts.
Subject: Grieve, James Johnston.
Subject: Baine, Johnston & Co.
Subject: Union Bank of Newfoundland.
Subject: Men's Patriotic Society.
Subject: Merchants Newfoundland.
Subject: Bank failures Newfoundland.
Subject: Newfoundland Politics and Government.
Subject: St. John's (Nfld.) History.
Subject: Letterbooks.


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