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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.

Victoria Presbytery (United Church) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2011

Fonds consists of the following record series: Victoria Presbytery and Executive meeting minutes (1925-2011); Subject files of the Presbytery Secretary (1955-1986); Correspondence of the Presbytery Secretary (1957-1972); Presbytery committees (1931-1936; 1964-1994); and Financial records (1938-1959).

United Church of Canada. Victoria Presbytery

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

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

Canadian Pacific Railway Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1891-19--?]

The fonds consists of plans of the Empresses of Japan, China and India, watercolour painting of SS Amur, and photographs of Canadian Pacific ships.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Edmund Rollo Mainguy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-1970

The fonds consists of photographs of Royal Canadian Navy vessels, primarily from World War II, Royal Canadian Navy officers, and HMC ships. Fonds includes ephemera including articles written by fellow naval officers.

Mainguy, Edmund Rollo

Esquimalt Municipal Archives photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • 1887-1994

The collection consists of photographs of Esquimalt and area depicting individuals, families, businesses, community institutions (including schools) and groups, and events. Collection includes photographs of marine-related industry (including shipbuilding) and of naval and other military facilities and activities.

G.H. Davidson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1954

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

Davidson, G.H.

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

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.

Jewish communities of British Columbia historical collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1858-2000]

The collection consists of documents and photographs intentionally assembled collection of discrete items documenting the following areas: the occupational pursuits of B.C. and Yukon Jewry; the organized religious life of Jews in B.C.; leisure activities; and the membership and good works of organizations formed to aid and represent the Jewish community, such as the National Council of Jewish Women. There is also a wide range of individual and family portraits, and photographs of headstones.

Francis E. Percy Haigh fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1899-1902

The fonds consists of Haigh's journal and remark book, containing information and ephemera relating to HMS Warspite (1899-1902); handwritten script of a play written by the Gunroom officers of HMS Warspite and coauthored by F.E.P. Haigh (performed in 1901); and photographs of places and events in the Royal Navy Pacific Station, including views of Valparaiso, Guatemala, Vancouver and Comox, as well as emphasis on Esquimalt and Victoria.

Haigh, Francis E. Percy

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.

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

C.J. Dillon fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1932-1967]

The fonds consists of photographs of naval activity and ships in Esquimalt and area and reference material (newsclippings and booklet) relating to the shelling of Estevan lighthouse, the torpedoing of a ship by a Japanese submarine, and the arrival of the Queen Elizabeth at Esquimalt Graving Dock.

Dillon, C.J.

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

Smith family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909-1930

The fonds consists of the notebook of Andrew L. Smith relating to his work as government agent; income tax records of Hector Smith; and, correspondence (including letters of reference) of Melville Smith.

Smith (family)

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