A Merchant’s Needs
From: Merchant Princes
1819-1867.Traces the impact of William James (WJ) Stairs and examines his interest in politics, the expansion of the family firm, his dealings with the Confederacy during the US Civil War, shipowner/builder, and his role in the anti-confederation movement
James D. Frost
JAMES D. FROST, a specialist in marine transportation, works as a researcher and a consultant. Educated at McGill University, Queens University and Saint Mary's University he is an acknowledged authority on the business and economic history of the Maritime provinces. He is a Research Associate at Gorsebrook Research Institute. He lives in Halifax.'