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An assortment of material found in the Hodge fonds


Record No: mha00000217
Title: J. W. Hodge (Joe Batt's Arm, Newfoundland) fonds
Dates: 1896-1927
Location: Bank 49
Creator: J.W. Hodge. Joe Batt's Arm Branch (Nfld.)
Extent: 4.5 m of textual records
Organization: Organized by form of material and arranged chronologically. Partnership changes are noted in the finding aid.
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on the earliest company represented in the fonds
Restrictions: No restrictions
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: J. W. Hodge (Joe Batt's Arm, Newfoundland) was a branch of J.W. Hodge, a fish and fishery supply business headquartered in Fogo, with branches at Twillingate, Change Islands, and Joe Batt's Arm from 1887 to 1918. John Wheadon Hodge established himself at the head of a business that became one of the most prominent mercantile firms in northeastern Newfoundland. Hodge also owned a small fleet of fishing schooners.
     In 1889, Hodge leased a premises at Joe Batt's Arm from Deady Thomas, and in 1895, he bought Edwin Duder's property and business at Joe Batt's Arm. By 1896, the business was operating under the name of J.W. Hodge as a branch of his Fogo operation. Levi Perry was employed as Hodge's agent and remained in that position until at least 1922.
     In 1918, J.W. Hodge retired from his Fogo business and began to close his other business interests. By 1925, Levi Perry had assumed control of the trade at Joe Batt's Arm and was operating the business independently. By 1928, he had sold the business to Earle Sons and Co. Ltd., which operated there under the management of Titus Jones. The Joe Batt's Arm premises closed on 31 December 1966.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of the business records for the branch of J.W. Hodge operating at Joe Batt's Arm. The records include 25 ledgers for 1896-1926 and 28 journals for 1900 -1927, covering operations by J.W. Hodge from 1898 to 1922 and by his successor, Levi Perry, from 1922 to the late 1920s. Fonds is organized by form of material and arranged chronologically. Partnership changes are noted in the finding aid
Terms Governing Use: Copyright expired.
Associated Material: See also J. W. Hodge (Change Islands) fonds; Hodge Brothers (Twillingate) fonds; J. W. Hodge (Fogo) fonds
Custodial History: Immediately prior to acquisition, the records were in storage at Joe Batt's Arm, in the custody of Boyd Decker
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 69
Subject: Merchants Newfoundland
Subject: Joe Batt's Arm (N.L.)
Subject: Business records.
Authors_Personal Name: Perry, Levi.


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