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Record No: mha00000504
Title: Baine, Johnston & Co. (Battle Harbour) fonds
Dates: 1901-1953
Location: Bank 56, shelves 2-4
Creator: Baine, Johnston & Co.
Extent: 3 metres of textual material.
Organization: Arranged in three series: Ledgers,1917-1943; Journals, 1931-1946; Miscellaneous account books, 1901-1953.
Source of Supplied Title: Supplied title based on description.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: The Battle Harbour division of Baine, Johnston & Co., of St. John's was established at Battle Harbour in 1871 to administer their cod fishery operations on the Labrador coast. The property was sold in the 1950s when the company withdrew from the fish trade.
Scope and Content: This fonds contains financial records for Baine, Johnston & Co.branch at Battle Harbour. The 36 bound volumes include ledgers, journals, a private ledger and miscellaneous account books. The ledgers are indexed and contain an account of all business conducted with each customer during the fishing season. The winter ledgers contain accounts of business condected with each customer when the fishing season was closed. The private ledger contains confidential information relating to specific accounts The journals list individual accounts. Miscellaneous account books, which were used in every day operations, also contain financial and fishery reports.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright is held by the Battle Harbour Historic Trust.
Associated Material: MHA Baine, Johnston & Co., Collection. Coll-019. MHA finding aid 9.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 9
Finding Aid on the Web:http://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/findingaids/bainebattle.php
Subject: Merchants Labrador.
Subject: Salt Fish Industry.
Subject: Battle Harbour (Labrador).


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