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An excerpt from an account book found within the fonds

Accession No: mha00000016
Title: Thomas Aylward fonds
Dates: Photocopied 1980 (originally created 1885-1901)
Location: R95-16 MHA
Provenance: Aylward, Thomas, 1829-1902
Extent: 3.5 cm of textual records
Source of Supplied Title: Title is based on the creator of the fonds
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the material
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Thomas Aylward (1829-1902), mariner, was born at Falmouth, Nova Scotia in 1829.
    In 1854 Aylward obtained his Master Mariner's certificate in London. His first command was on the ship China. He later commanded the British Queen and the Nile. He commanded vessels for the firm of John S. DeWolfe & Co. of Liverpool, England sailing to India and Australia, and for Bennett Smith of Windsor, Nova Scotia. For several years he was managing owner of the ship Avoca and the barquentines St. Croix, St. Paul and St. Peter.
    Aylward was a member of the Board of Stewards of the Methodist Church of Windsor, Nova Scotia and was on the building committee of the church, St. John's United, erected in 1899. He died at Windsor on 21 March 1902.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of shipping account books, 1885-93; bills and receipts for cargoes, 1885-1901. It includes records of expenses for the operation of vessels under Aylward's command including the St. Croix, 1895-97, the St. Paul, the St. Peter and the Avoca, 1894-99; lists of port charges; seamen's wages, 1898-99; and charters, accounts and insurances, 1900-01.
Reproduction Note: Copied from the original documents held at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia 1980.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright is held by Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 25
Finding Aid on the Web:
Subject: St. Croix (Ship)
Subject: Avoca (Ship)
Subject: St. Paul (Ship)
Subject: St. Peter (Ship)
Subject: Shipping--Nova Scotia
Subject: Shipmasters--Nova Scotia
Subject: Merchant seamen--Salaries
Subject: Accounts

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