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An image of the Baine, Johnston & Co., Ltd. Kenmount Road location

Accession No: mha00000018
Title: Baine, Johnston & Co. fonds
Dates: 1806-1958
Location: Bank 34, shelf 6
Creator: Baine, Johnston & Co.
Extent: 0.6 m. of original material and photocopies
Organization: Arranged in two series: Series 1, records relating to Battle Harbour, Labrador; Series 2, records relating to St. John's.
Source of Supplied Title: Supplied title. Artificially accumulated collection of records from different sources.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Fisheries supply and trading company, established at St. John's in 1801. The firm maintained premises at Battle Harbour, Labrador, Presque, Harbour Buffett and Bonavista. Since the 1960s the firm has developed interests in commercial property, insurance, wholesale and retail trade.
Scope and Content: This fonds consists of original and photocopied documents for Baine, Johnston & Co.'s operations at Battle Harbour, Labrador and St. John's, 1806-1958. Records for the St. John's business include ledgers, 1946-47, desk diaries, 1908-1923 and letter books, 1806-1811 and 1893-1927. The material for Battle Harbour consists of legal documents relating to property, insurances, wills and estate papers. Other records include some office accounts, shipping records and correspondence; a list of planters at Battle Harbour in 1871 and a list of planters in Labrador, 1871; a family tree of the Grieve family.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright is expired on some items. For the remainder, copyright is held by the creator or his/her heirs. It is the responsibility of the researchers to obtain copyright status and clearance.
Associated Material: Thomas Lang Papers [microform]
Custodial History: The bulk of the Baine, Johnston & Co. papers were collected prior to 1980. The provenance of the original material and the photocopied material was not documented. The desk diaries were purchased from Mr. H.L. Caines of Long Pond in 1980 and were added to the original collection.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 9
Finding Aid on the Web:
Subject: Grieve Family History
Subject: Baine, Robert
Subject: Baine, Walter
Subject: Baine, Archibald
Subject: Lang, Thomas
Subject: Baine, WalterJnr.
Subject: Johnston, William
Subject: Grieve, Walter Baine
Subject: Grieve, James Johnston
Subject: Collingwood, Thomas W.
Subject: Robert Baine and Company
Subject: Lang, Baine and Company
Subject: Baine and Johnston Company
Subject: Cunard Steam Ship Company Limited
Subject: Newman and Company
Subject: Seal (Ship)
Subject: Cod fisheries
Subject: Shipping
Subject: Newfoundland planters
Subject: Merchants--Newfoundland and Labrador
Subject: Battle Harbour (Labrador)
Subject: St. John's (N.L.)
Subject: Diaries
Subject: Accounts
Subject: Legal documents
Subject: Wills
Subject: Letter books
Subject: Business records

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