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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)

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.

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

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

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

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 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 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

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.

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

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.

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

G.H. Davidson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1954

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

Davidson, G.H.

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.

HMC Dockyard fonds

  • CA MMB L1412;L1909
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1967

The fonds consists of bound grave records (with map) for the Naval Cemetery at Esquimalt (1868-1948), a ledger of inventory of naval stores (1915-1917), and officers leave book of the staff of the Superintendent of HMC Dockyard.

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. HMC Dockyard

Ivan Day fonds

  • CA MMB L1734-40;P3567-68;P3579-87
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-1945]

The fonds consists of documents of German prisoners-of-war (World War II) from the MS Weser captured by the HMCS Prince Robert. Documents include German identification papers, prisoner's autographs with photographs and newsclippings reportings the events surrounding the Weser's capture. Fonds also includes autographs of officers and crew of the German freighter Hermonthis intercepted by the HMCS Prince Henry, as well as a list of Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy ships which visited Esquimalt, 1845-1939. Fonds includes photographs of the MS Weser, photographs taken by German prisoners-of-war of views of Colombia, gliders and themselves, and photographs of Esquimalt, HMCS Prince Robert, interned Japanese fishing vessels and the RMS Queen Elizabeth.

Day, Ivan S.

Jack K. Slater fonds

  • CA MMB 988.83.2-5
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1963

The fonds consists of private papers of Slater, including ephemera; exercise books with hand-written notes and illustrations on gunnery; Royal Canadian Navy instruction on weapons, drills and exercises, and RCN information sheets on gunnery.

Slater, Jack K.

James L. Sweetnam fonds

  • CA MMB L303
  • Fonds
  • [1891]

The fonds consists of a surgeon's journal detailing illnesses and medical examinations on the HMS Nankin with notes on diagnosis, remedies, medical practice and prognosis.

Sweetnam, James L.

John and Michael Kelly fonds

  • CA MMB L6
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1895

The fonds consists of certificates of service in the Royal Navy for John Kelly (1837-1843) and for Michael Kelly (1865-1895). Fonds includes John Kelly's hospital discharge papers (1858).

Kelly, Michael

Thomas J. Morgan fonds

  • CA MMB L750
  • Fonds
  • 1912

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings of the Committee on Establishment of Permanent and Consumable Stores, March 1912 to May 1912.

Morgan, Thomas J.

Victor Gabriel Brodeur fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1915, 1940

The fonds consists of Brodeur's photographs including those of the CGS Arctic leaving Quebec City for the Arctic (1906), the Esquimalt dockyard and the Admiral's House in Esquimalt.

Brodeur, Victor Gabriel

Walter E. Woodward fonds

  • CA MMB P1033
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1899

The fonds consists of photographs taken of Royal Navy activities, ships and group portraits surrounding the HMS Imperieuse while in Esquimalt Harbour (1896-1899).

Woodward, Walter E.

William C. Shaw fonds

  • CA MMB P4725
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1959

The fonds consists of photographs of the activities of ships of the Royal Canadian Navy Pacific Command, 1955-1959.

Shaw, William C.

Yarrows Limited fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1946

The fonds consists of workbooks and other papers (1929-1942) including those relating to work on the vessels William J. Stewart, Motor Princess, and HMCS Nootka. Fonds also includes alphabetical list of jobs done 1932-1946, estimate workbooks covering years 1914-1944; documents and estimates relating to HMCS Nootka, 1938; blueprint of Esquimalt Harbour (Constance Cove), ca. 1915; and specification sheets. Fonds includes plans for naval vessels (Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy), steamers, cruise ships, ferries, barges, lifeboats, and tankers. Fonds includes photographs of Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy ships, Yarrows displays and float, visits to the Yard by dignitaries, and designs for certain parts of vessels.

Yarrows Limited

C.H. Little fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs, primarily of HMC ships, Canadian Government ships, and naval reviews, and ephemera relating to Royal Canadian Navy activities.

Little, C.H.

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