R. G. Dun & Co. July 1900
Courtesy of Doug Buck, who loaned me the book.
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Founded in 1841 by Lewis Tappan, the Mercantile Agency - later known as R. G. Dun & Co. - was the first commercial reporting agency in America and dominated the field well into the twentieth century.

The sources of the company's evaluations were its local correspondents who prepared credit reports on businessmen and women. By the early 1850s, the firm employed 2,000 correspondents throughout the U.S. and Canada. At least twice a year, credit reports were sent to Dun's New York City office where they were entered in large ledger books, arranged by state and county.

R. G. Dun was incorporated by his grandson in 1859: employees included Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S Grant, Grover Cleveland and William McKinley. Its subscribers grew from 7,000 in the 1870s to 40,000 in the 1880s. By 1900 its reports covered over a million US businesses. In 1933 Dun merged with The Bradstreet Companies (a competitor founded in 1849).


We have posted the Nova Scotia section only

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Explanatory Key
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Title
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Abbreviations
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Acacia Valley - Annapolis
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Annapolis - Aylesford
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Aylesford - Belmont
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Belmont - Bridgewater
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Bridgewater - Cape Cove
       
Cape George - Clyde River
Pages 596 & 597
Clyde River - Digby
Pages 598 & 599
Digby - Folly Village
Pages 600 & 601
Folly Village - Granville
Pages 602 & 603
       
Granville - Halifax
Pages 604 & 605
Halifax
Pages 606 & 607
Halifax
Pages 608 & 609
Halifax
Pages 610 & 611
       
Halifax - Hebron
Page 612 & 613
Hebron - Kentville
Pages 614 & 615
Kentville - Little Bras D'or
Pages 616 & 617
Little Bras D'or - Lower
Economy 618 & 619
       
Lower Granville - Maitland
Pages 620 & 621
Maitland - Middle River
Pages 622 & 623
Middle River - New
Cornwall Pages 624 & 625
New Dublin - North Port
Pages 626 & 627
       
North Port - Oxford
Pages 628 & 629
Oxford - Pictou Landing
Pages 630 & 631
Pictou Rd. - Port Morien
Pages 632 & 633
Port Morien - River John
Pages 634 & 635
       
River John - Sambro
Pages 636 & 637
Sand River - Sluce Point
Pages 638 & 639
Smith's Cove - Stormont
Pages 640 & 641
Strathlorne - Sydney Mines
Pages 642 & 643
       
Sydney Mines - Truro
Pages 644 & 645
Truro - Wentworth
Pages 646 & 647
Wentworth - Wilmot
Pages 648 & 649
Wilmot - Yarmouth
Pages 650 & 651
       
Yarmouth - Yarmouth
Banks and Managers
Pages 652 & 653
Banks and Managers
Page 654
   

For a great map of Nova Scotian Counties - visit http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/muns/info/mapping/counties.stm
Click on the County of your choice and the link will take you to a map of the County.


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