The firm of Grieve and Bremner was formed by Walter Grieve (1809 – 1887)
and Alexander Warren Bremner (-1886), establishing at Trinity, circa
1863. Grieve had been a partner in Baine, Johnston & Company, but
withdrew in 1855 to form Walter Grieve and Company. He subsequently
entered into the partnership with Bremner. The firm purchased the Slade
property at Trinity, and in 1869, leased the Garland premises from John
Bingley Garland, making them the major merchant in Trinity at that time.
During the 1860’s Walter
Grieve lived primarily in Scotland, while Alexander W. Bremner managed
the firm at Trinity. The firm engaged in all aspects of the trade and
maintained a huge inventory of goods in Trinity. Sealing was an
important aspect of the firm’s business and each year vessels were sent
to the ice.
section you will read some diary entries which tell of some boat
launches as well as some construction of new vessels in Trinity.