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Phillips family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1882-1941]

The fonds consists of papers pertaining mainly to George "Laddie" Phillips' naval career. Fonds includes a large photograph collection, sketches, watercolour, books, and brochures.

Phillips (family)

Pullen family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1827-1955

The fonds consists of log book of W.J.S. Pullen on the HMS Falcon (1855) and Cyclops (1856-57), with an extract from the Master Attendant and Conservator of the Port [Bombay] to the Commissioner of Salt and Opium (1860). Fonds includes photographs of HM ships, whalers, St.Paul's Church (Esquimalt, B.C.), and fishing boats at Masset, B.C. Fonds also includes an oil painting of W.J.S. Pullen, partial plans for HMS North Star, Porcupine and Termagant, "The Pullen Records" (transcriptions of historical records concerning W.J.S. Pullen and T.C. Pullen in their expeditions to the Arctic) and ephemera, including a typed history of the SS Beaver.

Pullen (family)

Maritime Museum of British Columbia chart collection

  • Fonds
  • 1775-1985

The collection consists of nautical charts created by over forty institutions, including the Canadian Hydrographic Service, the Admiralty Hydrographic Office, the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, the Danish Hydrographic Office, the London Board of Trade and the British East Indian Company. The largest number focus on waters around British Columbia, along with a number of surveys charting the coast of Alaska. The collection also includes charts, including Admiralty charts, of water of the United States, Europe, Africa, and Australia and New Zealand. The collection also contains LORAN charts, meteorological charts, fleet reviews and shipwreck charts.

James C. Peters fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1852-1879

The fonds consists of diaries, journals, notes and log books, all written by Peters except the log of the vessel Earl Grey. The voyages of the Sarah and the Queen of the Seas are detailed. One notebook is of correspondence from Peters on the Esk to the Barque Valparaiso. The log of the Earl Grey is written by Master John Sharp, detailing voyage from Liverpool to Valparaiso. Fonds includes letters to Peters from the Commander-in-Chief, India and from the Collector of Customs, Kurachee (Karachi). Fonds also includes charts of Indian Ocean, China, Africa, lighthouses in the British Isles, English Channel, Bay of Bristol and South America as well as Board of Trade wind charts. Also included is a plan of the Queen of the Seas, maps of England and Ireland, and an oil painting of the Queen of the Seas.

Peters, James Carter

Victoria Sealing Company Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1900-1906

The fonds consists of articles of association (1900), annual report, correspondence, and invoices and receipts (1905-1906) of the Victoria Sealing Company.

Victoria Sealing Company

R. Trail fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1945]

The fonds consists of photographs by R. Trail of ships, people and places during World War II.

Trail, R.

Robert Sutcliffe collection

  • Fonds
  • [19--?]

The collection consists of photographs and prints of sailing ships of the 19th and early 20th century.

A.F. Christoffersen fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960]

The fonds consists of plans of a towing vessel, the SS Canora and the MV Galena Bay, photographs of a wide variety of ships and two charts.

Christoffersen, A.F.

G.R. Newell fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1891-1963

The fonds consists of log books of the following vessels: Island Commander (1943), Forest Friend (1920-1923), and the sealing schooner. Viva (894). Fonds includes registers of Port of Victoria warden fees (1901-1947), agreement and account of crew of foreign-going ship Dorasieward (1891) and a dossier of G. R. Newell's survey of the Nancy Dee (1962-1963), which includes correspondence, notes, and sixteen photographs. Fonds includes a drawing of the HMY Britannia.

Newell, G.R.

Groos family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1895-1896, [ca. 1951-1955]

The fonds consists of family photograph album (1895-1896) belonging to Mrs. Groos' mother Mrs. Pooley; plans and photographs of the vessel Elissa; photographs of the vessel Balclutha before and after restoration; correspondence to Commander Groos regarding history of the HMCS Shearwater from G.C. Ethridge; correspondence, documentation and registry records relating to the barque Elissa, purchased by Groos.

Groos (family)

R.A. Greene collection

  • Fonds
  • [19--]

The collection consists of ship's log of the Tug C.N. No. 2 and Barge No. 109 and timebooks and plans of the SS Canora. Fonds includes photographs of ships, tugs and West Coast scenes.

Redvers E. Smith collection

  • Fonds
  • [19--]

The collection consists of photographs of the S.F. Tolmie, Indo-China Steam Navigation and Navy photographs. Collection includes prints of vintage sea vessels, including the S.S. Beaver and German sailing ships ca. 19th century.

Maritime Museum of British Columbia photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1995

The collection consists of photographic prints and negatives of maritime activity (predominantly vessels and ships crews) occurring in North America, the largest percentage relating to the West Coast. The collection includes photographs of maritime vessels of World War I and World War II vintage, Royal Navy vessels, and naval officers.

W.C. Duncan fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1930]

The fonds consists of photographs and postcards of steamships, sealing schooners, the Empress Line and other vessels as well as Vancouver and Victoria harbours, many photographs taken by "Trio". Fonds includes CPR wharf passes and an invitation to RMS Empress of Russia, 1913.

Duncan, W.C.

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.

Tocque family fonds

  • CA MMB 980.35.1;L980.58
  • Fonds
  • 1742-1917

The fonds consists of shipping records (including contracts and correspondence) of the Tocque family business; log book of the barque Alliance on her voyage from Cardiff to Mauritius and return to Liverpool (1855-1856), commanded by Philip Tocque with young John Philip aboard. Fonds includes painting of the Alliance, photographs of sailing vessels, and ephemera.

Tocque (family)

William Fisher fonds

  • CA MMB 980.77.1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1845-1856

The fonds consists of a mariner's register ticket and certificates of discharge issued to W. Fisher.

Fisher, William, b. 1828

James Betson and William Anderson fonds

  • CA MMB 984.49.1-9;P984.32.1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1955

The fonds consists of James Betson Anderson's Masters Certificate and shipping federation papers along with correspondence. Fonds includes William Anderson's Certificate of Discharge from CGS Estevan (1917), logbook notes (1916-1917), programme for Navy Day, 1955, and two photographs of the CGS Estevan.

Anderson, James Betson, b. 1850

E.W. Izard fonds

  • CA MMB 984.6.1-8
  • Fonds
  • 1961-[ca. 1965]

The fonds consists of correspondence from J.S. Marshall and Company (private researchers) requesting historical information on Yarrows Ltd., carbon copy replies from Izard and Izard's notes on the topic. Fonds includes draft of manuscript "History Project - Yarrows A", with amendments and annotations by E.W. Izard.

Izard, E.W. (Edward Whittaker), b. 1888

M.V. Sea Lion fonds

  • CA MMB 985.29.2;L984.10.1
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1974

The fonds consists of the engine room logbooks of the MV Sea Lion (1969-1970, 1971, 1974).

Sea Lion (Ship)

Vollmers Boatworks fonds

  • CA MMB 985.84.1-7
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1957

The fonds consists of account book, ledger, and statements of the Boatworks along with photographs of vessels built there.

Vollmers Boatworks

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

Sudbury II fonds

  • CA MMB 986.18.1-9
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1976

The fonds consists of the Chief Engineers log book for the Sudbury II (1975-1976).

Sudbury II (Ship)

Douglas McNaughton Gosse fonds

  • CA MMB 986.36.1-18
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1959

The fonds consists of official papers and letters of recommendation for Captain Gosse's marine career on the CGS Estevan and for the Canadian Pacific.

Gosse, Douglas McNaughton

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