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Morrison's Store, St. Peter's

  • CA BI MG 14.195
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1996

Fonds consists of administrative, personal, and miscellaneous papers from Morrison's General Store Ltd. in St. Peter's, Richmond County, Nova Scotia. The majority of the records are administrative and include operational purchase ledgers, payroll and inventory books. The materials also reflect store owner Alex A. Morrison's political activities such as voters' lists, election records and correspondence related to local politicians. Papers also include records related to the Department of Indian Affairs; it is possible that either Morrison's General Store or the D.Y. Stewart & Sons store served as a depot for agents who worked for Indian Affairs. A series of correspondence from A.J. Boyd as well as other Indian Agents in Cape Breton and mainland Nova Scotia are included in the records

Morrison's General Store

Accounts

Subseries consists of company accounts, customer accounts, bank accounts and account journals.

Company Accounts

Sub-subseries consists of records detailing business accounts between Morrisons', wholesalers and local retailers.

Company Accounts 1940-1965 (a-i)

File consists of nine business account ledgers. A file list is available below.

A. 1940 - 1951
B. Oct. 1953 - Mar. 1955
C. Jan. 1955 - Jan. 1956
D. Jan. 1956 - Jul. 1957
E. Jun. 1957 - Dec. 1958
F. Dec. 1958 - Jul. 1960
G. Jul. 1960 - Feb. 1962
H. Jan. 1962 - Sept. 1963
I. Aug. 1963- Apr. 1965

Company Accounts 1965-1975 (a-l)

File consists of twelve business account ledgers. A file list is available below.

A. Mar. 1965 - Mar. 1966
B. Feb. 1966 - Feb. 1967
C. Jan. 1967 - Feb. 1968
D. Feb. 1968 - Jan. 1969
E. Jan. 1969 - Jan. 1970
F. Jul. 1962 - Oct. 1971
G. Jan. 1970 - Dec. 1970
H. Dec. 1970 - Oct. 1971
I. May 1971 - Jul. 1972
J. Oct. 1971 - Jul. 1972
K. Jun. 1972 - Apr. 1973
L. Mar. 1974 - May 1975

Company Accounts 1975-1992 (a-g)

File consists of seven business account ledgers. A file list is available below.

A. May 1975 - May 1977
B. April 1977 - Oct. 1978
C. Aug. 1978 - April 1981
D. March 1981 - Nov. 1983
E. Nov. 1983 - Oct. 1985
F. Sept. 1985 - Aug. 1989
G. Aug. 1989 - June 1992

Customer Accounts 1940-1962 (a-i)

File consists of nine customer account ledgers. A file list is available below.

A. Aug. 1940 - Aug. 1941
B. Jan. 1950 - April 1954
C. Jan. 1952 - July 1955
D. Jan. 1953 - Feb. 1955
E. Jan. 1954 - Jan. 1957
F. Jan. 1955 - Jan. 1957
G. Oct. 1956 - Sept. 1958
H. Oct. 1958 - Sept. 1959
I. Jan. 1958 - Jan. 1962

Customer Accounts 1968-1980 (a-f)

File consists of six customer account ledgers. A file list is available below.

A. Jan. 1968 - Jan. 1971
B. Jan. 1972 - July 1974
C. Feb. 1973 - March 1974
D. Jan. 1975 - Jan. 1978
E. March 1978
F. Jan. 1980

Bank Accounts - 1901-1968 (a-e)

File consists of Morrison's Store bank books detailing financial institution accounts and transactions regarding Morrison's Store. A file list is available below.

A. Aug. 1901 - July1903
B. (1.) July 1941 - Nov. 1944 (2.) Nov. 1944 - 1948
C. Nov. 1950 - May 1953
D. (1.) Aug. 1956 - May 1958 (2.) May 1961- May 1962 (3.) Dec. 1963 - July 1965 (4.) Dec. 1966 - 1968
E. Nov. - Dec. (no dates, Monthly Time Book)

Account Journals

Sub-subseries consists of cash, cheque, and bank journals relating to financial transactions for Morrison's Store.

Cash Journals 1944-1995 (a-s)

File consists of Morrison's Store cash journals. A file list is available below.

A. 1944 - 1947 (Oversized)
B. 1947 - 1952 (Oversized)
C. 1952 - 1980 (Oversized)
D. May 1953 - Jan.1980
E. 1979 - 1981 (Oversized)
F. Feb. 1981 - Jan. 1982
G. Feb. 1982 - Jan. 1983
H. Jan. 1982 - Jan. 1983
I. Feb. 1983 - Jan. 1984
J. Feb. 1984 - Jan. 1985
K. Feb. 1985 - Jan. 1986
L. Feb.1986 - Jan. 1987
M. Feb. 1987 - Jan. 1988
N. Feb. 1988 - Jan. 1989
O. Feb. 1989 - Jan. 1990
P. Feb. 1990 - Jan. 1991
Q. Feb. 1991 - Jan. 1992
R. Jan. 1993 - Feb. 1994
S. Jan. 1994 - Feb. 1995

Bank Journals 1984-1993 (a-h)

File consists of Morrison's Store bank journals. A file list is available below.

A. 1984 - 1985
B. 1985 - 1986
C. 1986 - 1987
D. 1987 - 1988
E. 1988 - 1989
F. 1989 - 1990
G. 1991 - 1992
H. 1993

Correspondence

Subseries consists of correspondence relating to the administrative operations of Morrison's General Store in St. Peter's.

Inventories (1950, 1952)

File consists of fourteen small books noting the store's stock from 1950 and 1952. A file list is available below.

A. 1950
B. 1950 no. 2
C. 1950 no. 3
D. 1950 no. 5
E. 1950 no. 6
F. 1950 no. 8
G. 1950 no. 9
H. 1950 no. 10
I. 1950 no. 11
J. 1950 no. 12
K. 1950 no. 13
L. 1950 no. 14
M. 1952 no. 1
N. 1952 no. 3

Inventories (1981-1982)

File consists of four books noting the store stock from 1981. A file list is available below.

A. 1981 - Summary and Totals
B. 1981 - Hardware
C. 1981 - Groceries
D. 1981 - Jan. 1982 - Dry Goods

Inventories (n.d.)

File consists of two book noting the store stock. A file list is available below.

A. Miscellaneous Inventory - n.d.
B. Dry Goods - n.d.

Payroll 1951-1961 (a-f)

File consists of six payroll account ledgers from Morrison's Store. A file list is available below.

A. Jan. 1951 - Sept. 1952
B. Jan. 1954 - Feb. 1955
C. Feb. 1955 - Aug. 1956
D. Feb. 1956 - Dec. 1957
E. Feb. 1958 - Aug. 1959
F. Sept. 1959 - April 1961

Payroll 1961-1970 (a-e)

File consists of five payroll account ledgers from Morrison's Store. A file list is available below.

A. Jan. 1961 - Dec. 1962
B. Dec. 1962 - Aug. 1964
C. Jan. 1966 - June 1967
D. Jan. 1967 - Dec. 1968
E. Nov. 1968 - April 1970

Payroll 1970-1981 (a-e)

File consists of five payroll account ledgers from Morrison's Store. A file list is available below.

A. May 1970 - Oct. 1971
B. Oct. 1971 - Feb. 1973
C. Feb. 1973 - Dec. 1975
D. Jan. 1976 - Dec. 1977
E. Jan. 1980 - Dec. 1981

Purchases

Sub-series consists of ledgers detailing company and customer purchases for Morrison's Store.

Company Purchases (1936-1949)

File consists of four company purchase ledgers. A file list is available below.

A. March 1936 - Jan. 1944
B. May 1940 - Dec. 1951
C. Feb. 1943 - Aug. 1946
D. June 1946 - June 1949

Customer Purchases (1883-1909)

File consists of eight customer purchase ledgers. A file list is available below.

A. June 1883 - July 1895
B. July 1899 - May 1907
C. July 1903 - Dec. 1904 (Oversized)
D. Dec. 1903 - Nov. 1904
E. Jan. 1905 - March 1906 (Oversized)
F. Feb. 1905 - Feb. 1908
G. June 1907 - Feb. 1908 (Oversized)
H. Oct. 1909

Customer Purchases (1954-1963)

File consists of six customer purchase ledgers. A file list is available below.

A. April 1954 - Jan. 1956
B. Jan. 1956 - Sept. 1957
C. Oct. 1957 - Dec. 1958
D. Jan. 1959 - May 1960
E. May 1960 - Nov. 1961
F. Nov. 1961 - July 1963

Customer Purchases (1965-1976)

File consists of five customer purchase ledgers. A file list is available below.

A. Dec. 1965 - July 1967
B. July 1967 - April 1973
C. Feb. 1970 - May 1971
D. April 1973 - May 1974
E. May 1974 - March 1976

Customer Purchases (1976-1984)

File consists of seven customer purchase ledgers. A file list is available below.

A. April 1976 - July 1977
B. July 1977 - Oct. 1978
C. Jan. 1978
D. Oct. 1978 - Dec. 1980
E. 1979
F. Dec. 1980 - June 1982
G. June 1982 - Aug. 1984

Customer Purchases (1984-1996)

File consists of five customer purchase ledgers. A file list is available below.

A. Aug. 1984 - Feb. 1986
B. Feb. 1986 - June 1987
C. March 1988 - Nov. 1989
D. Nov. 1989 - Sept. 1991
E. Sept. 1991 - Jan. 1996

Personal Records

Series consists of personal miscellaneous correspondence and records pertaining to Alex A. Morrison's political involvement with the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party and the 1956 Nova Scotia general election.

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