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George E. Barnes fonds

  • CA MMB 1395
  • Fonds
  • [189-?]

The fonds consists of correspondence from Rear-Admiral H.F. Stephenson (Royal Navy Pacific Station) to Lt. Col. G.A.L. Rawstorne relating to mine recommendations by the Admiralty and a reply containing a detailed report and chart with sections contributed by Captain G.E. Barnes. Chart is of the mouth of Esquimalt Harbour. Fonds includes Barnes' photographs of Victoria and Esquimalt are and a mock battle in Beacon Hill Park (Victoria).

Barnes, George E.

G.H. Davidson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1954

The fonds consists of Commander Davidson's temporary memorandum file, 1954.

Davidson, G.H.

E. Gerrard fonds

  • Fonds
  • [19--]

The fonds consists of photographs largely of Canadian Pacific ships and clippings and ephemera relating to Canadian Pacific maritime activities.

Gerrard, E.

Donald W. Munro fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR309
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1996, predominant 1972-1993

The fonds documents Munro's activities as a diplomat and Member of Parliament, personal research interests, and ongoing political concerns, and include correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts and research materials. Research subjects include Abortion, the Canada/Alaska Boundary Dispute, the Canadian Constitution, External Affairs, Eugene Forsey, the Middle-East, the National Debt, Sidney, B.C., and South Africa. The fonds consists of the following series: Member of Parliament speeches and other material (1972-1990); External Affairs correspondence, manuscripts and research (1955-1990); correspondence relating to research subjects and political concerns (1961-1996); research materials (1967-1995); manuscripts (1946-1993); and personal correspondence and other materials (1925-1993).

Munro, Donald W.

Department of Transport fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1860, [ca. 1934-1952]

The fonds consists of log books from the engine room and Chief Engineers log for the CGS Estevan (1934,1935,1941,1942,1951-1952), photographs of lifeboats, lighthouses, Canadian Coast Guard vessels, life stations, and beacons, and a plan (1860) for the Race Rock Lighthouse.

Canada. Dept. of Transport

Department of the Naval Service fonds

  • CA MMB L600-L601
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1914

The fonds consists of files entitled "Machinery and Plant" including correspondence and other records relating to the physical plant of HMC Dockyard in Esquimalt, B.C. Records include correspondence regarding the tendering for machinery and invoices and correspondence relating to material purchases for HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt.

Canada. Dept. of the Naval Service

D.W. Farmer fonds

  • CA MMB L475;775-776;P400;P1147
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1903-1918]

The fonds consist of documents pertaining to the World War I armistice 1918: Operation ZZ; signals and photographs relating to the surrender of the German fleet, 1918; plans of Esquimalt Naval yard, hospital and property (1903) and ephemera.

Farmer, D.W.

Charles B. Hill-Tout fonds

  • CA MMB P1250
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1914

The fonds consists of photographs of the Victoria and Esquimalt area with an emphasis on naval ships and merchant shipping.

Hill-Tout, Charles Buckland

Charles A. Prosser fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1980

The fonds consists of photographs of HMCS Oriole including ceremonies and group photographs and a folder containing information sheets on the HMCS Oriole.

Prosser, Charles A.

Canora fonds

  • CA MMB L2552a-d;L980.92.1-2;P4277
  • Fonds
  • 1919, 1931-1938

The fonds consists of a logbook for the Canora (1919), deck logbooks (1937-1938), certificates of inspection (1931,1937,1938), and a photograph of the vessel.

Canora (Ship)

Royal Navy Pacific Station fonds

  • CA MMB L126;L242;L243;L304;L305;L306;L487
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1907

The fonds consists of bound volumes of correspondence, including to and from the Admiralty (1861-1881), relating to the establishment and operation of the naval base in Esquimalt; letter and document (1872-1873) from the Admiralty regarding the boundary between Canada and the United States; bound correspondence (1903-1907) to the Admiralty and others concerning the closing down of the Esquimalt Navy yard; and records (1904-1905) relating to requirements for proposed new works at the Esquimalt yard.

Great Britain. Royal Navy. Pacific Station

Royal Canadian Navy Pacific Command fonds

  • CA MMB 986.100-986.113;L238;L552;L984.21.19.1-3;L1225;L1226;L3541;L3544a-d
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1950

The fonds consists of records of telegrams received (1914-1937), one bank account register for HMCS Rainbow (1914-1919), record of Pacific Command ratings (1929-1937), lists of summary ratings and divers (1930s), signal log (1928-1929), and deck logbook of HMCS Armentieres, engine room registers, watchkeeping logs from the HMCS Patricia, and deck logbook (1950) for HMCS Naden.

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. Pacific Command

Royal Canadian Navy fonds

  • CA MMB L3545
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1920

The fonds consists of the coinbook for HMCS Shearwater and HMCS Rainbow as well as shore establishment and submarine depot detailing amounts of monies paid out to each vessel or department.

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy

Royal Canadian Navy Flag Officer Pacific Coast fonds

  • CA MMB L417;L900;L913;L1152
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1965

The fonds consists of guest books from the Admiral's House (1946-1958), a visitors book (1955-1957), an album of the Royal Canadian Navy Presentation of Queen's Colour (1959) and the Golden Jubilee Dinner (1960), and ephemera.

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. Flag Officer Pacific Coast

Robert Stainton James fonds

  • CA MMB L446a-g
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1917

The fonds consists of James' Royal Navy certificates of service, pension records, a conduct certificate and a certificate of identity.

James, Robert Stainton, b. 1850

Patrick Willet Brock fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1966-1967

The fonds consists of correspondence, general research notes, and dossiers on individual Royal Navy ships that spent some of their time serving on the Pacific Station. Fonds includes collected photographs of Royal Navy ships and ships' guns.

Brock, Patrick Willet

P.F. Fairfull fonds

  • CA MMB L210;P1670;P3419
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1916]

The fonds consists of captain's orders (ca. 1916) for the HMS Newcastle. Fonds includes photographs of the HMS Raleigh and ship's company of the HMCS Shearwater.

Fairfull, P.F.

Nixon family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1946

The fonds consists of seaman's workbook, referring to the ship Venture; C.P. Nixon's notebook; HMCS St. Laurent Captain's night order book (1939-1941) and First Lieutenant's night order book (1940-1942); HMCS Crescent Captain's night order book; appointment notice to E.A.E. Nixon to HMCS Diana (1915); ship's magazines and newsletters; and photographs of HM and HMC ships and sports activities at the Royal Naval College of Canada.

Nixon (family)

Maritime Museum of British Columbia ships plans collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1986

The collection consists of ship's plans predominantly of vessels on the West Coast of Canada, including ships constructed and repaired at shipyards of Yarrows Limited (Esquimalt, B.C.) and the Victoria Machinery Depot. Many of the plans were received from these two firms. The collection includes plans of Canadian Pacific Princess and Empress ships.

Joseph William Tharratt fonds

  • CA MMB L415
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1948

The fonds consists of Tharratt's certificates of service for the Royal Navy, orders from the Admiralty, appointments from the Royal Canadian Navy and personal conduct sheets. Fonds includes correspondence between Tharratt and respective naval bodies, as well as His Majesty's Trade Commissioner, Vancouver.

Tharratt, Joseph William, b. 1892

John P. Dawson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1947-1964]

The fonds consists of personal papers of Capt. Dawson's including telegrams, telexes, commissioning cards, menus and invitations. Volumes include standing orders for HMCS Skeena, a scrapbook, and night order books for HMCS Swansea. Photographs are of HMCS Skeena and other HMC ships. Fonds includes U.S. Coast Survey charts of the California coast.

Dawson, John P.T.

John Harper fonds

  • CA MMB P957-962;L115a-b
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1915

The fonds consists of photographs of Royal Navy Artillery Volunteers, HM ships, field gun drill, Esquimalt (1914), and Lt. John Harper. Fonds includes letter (1915) from Admiral John Parry recommending Harper to Admiral Inglefield.

Harper, John

Frederick V. Longstaff fonds

  • CA MMB L816;L1221
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1957

The fonds consists of photographs of HMC and HM ships, Commander Hose, sealing schooners and other ships and views. Fonds includes articles written by Longstaff and newsclippings.

Longstaff, Frederick Victor

Frederick Ernest Grubb fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1928-1973

The fonds consists of papers referring to procedural details for officers and ratings, chiefly 1943; gunnery notebook for naval cadets, 1928-1929; papers on Navy Week and naval ceremony at B.C.'s Centennial (1958); ephemera relating to the Royal Canadian Navy; photographs of models, HMC ships, and Japanese training ships; and charts of the British Columbia coast.

Grubb, Frederick Ernest

Frederic James fonds

  • CA MMB L513
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1939

The fonds consists of baptismal certificate, certificates of character (1893-1910) of the Royal Navy, letter of reference, papers from the Admiralty, papers regarding James' acceptance into the Royal Canadian Navy, and a short resume of his naval career to 1903.

James, Frederic William Haigh, b. 1865

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