Fonds MG 3 volumes 132-134 - Alexander J.O. Maguire

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Alexander J.O. Maguire

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    MG 3 volumes 132-134

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    • 1883-1890 (Creation)
      Maguire, Alexander J. O.

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    11 cm of textual records (3 volumes).

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    Alexander Joseph Owen Maguire was born in June 1855, the son of John and Margaret Maguire. He married Isabella Hadley in 1882, the daughter of J.W. Hadley, a merchant of dry goods, groceries and fishing supplies in Guysborough, Guysborough County, NS. On 22 March 1883, Maguire bought J.W. Hadley's merchant business from Levi Hart for $1200. The business was subsequently assigned to George Forsyth in 1885, and subsequently assigned to William Maguire, Alexander's brother, on 17 April 1886. At the time of his death, Maguire was the High Sheriff of the County of Guysborough, NS. He died in Guysborough on 17 February 1929.

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    Fonds consists of 3 account ledgers. It appears as though at least two of the ledgers documented transactions of fish and fishing supplies at Crow Harbour, Nova Scotia, now called Queensport.

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    Volumes are in poor condition due to general deterioration and there is some evidence of mold.

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    Donated in 1969 by Mrs. J.R. Maguire of Guysborough.


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        Item: Account Book. - 1883-1886. - MG 3 volume 132.
        Item: Ledger Book. - 1883-1887. - MG 3 volume 133.
        Item: Ledger Book. - 1883-1890. - MG 3 volume 134.

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        A daybook used by Joseph W. Hadley from 1881-1883, and used by A.J.O. Maguire from 1883-1885 can be found in MG 3 volume 130.
        Assignment of Hadley Estate to Alexander McGuire by Levi Hart on 22 March 1883 is found in MG 10 volume 30 number 15.
        Assignment of A.J.O. Maguire's estate to George E. Forsyth on 17 April 1885 is found in MG 10 volume 30 number 22.
        Assignment of A.J.O. Maguire's estate to William McGuire by George E. Forsyth on 20 March 1886 is found in MG 10 volume 30 number 25.

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