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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)

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

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.

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)

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

Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum maritime collection

  • CA MMB 987.7.1-89;987.8.1-24
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1909

The collection consists of 91 volumes of log books of North Pacific sealing vessels detailing crews, seals taken and hunting area; 9 volumes of Entrance and Clearance logs for Burrard Inlet, Nanaimo and Victoria (1872-1889), and other assorted records relating to maritime activities.

J.M. Newcombe fonds

  • CA MMB L1130
  • Fonds
  • [ca 1910-1914]

The fonds consists of photographs of dredges, tugs and ships, with some notes. Fonds includes correspondence and invoices (1913-1914) regarding the dredge Ajax.

Newcombe, J.M.

Surinam fonds

  • CA MMB L1227
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1953

The fonds consists of the engine room log book for the tanker SS Surinam off the coast of Venezuela, 1952-1953.

Surinam (Ship)

Oliver G. Young fonds

  • CA MMB L1587
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1897

The fonds consists of 26 certificates of discharge issued by the Board of Trade (U.K.) and one letter of recommendation from Commander Thomas.

Young, Oliver G.

Joseph B. Clearihue fonds

  • CA MMB L2040a-c;L2041a-k
  • Fonds
  • 1905, [ca. 1916]

The fonds consists of documents relating to the stranding, floating and subsequent sale of the sealing schooner Florence M. Munsie of Victoria, B.C. (1905), including correspondence between Hans Blakstad, owner William Munsie and Lloyd's Insurance Agents. Fonds also contains documents relating to the 1916 Royal Commission on the claims made by Pelagic sealers.

Clearihue, Joseph Badenoch

W. Merritt fonds

  • CA MMB L213
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1896

The fonds consists of personal log of W. Merritt from 1867 to 1896, recording destination, name of ship, Captain, and brief descriptive detail.

Merritt, W.

James S. Clark fonds

  • CA MMB L29.1-5
  • Fonds
  • 1882-[ca. 1905]

The fonds consists of plans for a new type of lifeboat (which won the Anthony Pollock Prize, 1900) and for a cargo ship, plans for launching Spanish cruisers (1905), yacht hull plans, principal dimension sheets for 13 ships built by Barrow Shipbuilding Company, and a book of plans of ships built between 1880 and 1905 by Barrow Shipbuilding, Vea Marquia Cadiz, and Mitsabishi Shipbuilding (Japan).

Clark, James Stewart

Charles Grant fonds

  • CA MMB L3237
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1912

The fonds consists of Grant's papers as able seaman and hunter in sealing vessels operating out of Victoria, B.C. Fonds includes items such as wages for seal skins, itemized list of purchases for sealing trips, correspondence, and lists of vessels, position and dates of service.

Grant, Charles

Josiah F. Gosse fonds

  • CA MMB L378;L836
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1900

The fonds consists of partial log book from the SS Tees (1899-1900), signed by J. Gosse as master, and account ledger for payment of crew and outfitting of hunters for the sealing schooner Otto for 1898.

Gosse, Josiah F.

Stanley Henderson fonds

  • CA MMB L459
  • Fonds
  • 1891

The fonds consists of diary of Henderson's sealing venture as a hunter on the schooner Vancouver Belle in 1891.

Henderson, Stanley

Melville Jack fonds

  • CA MMB L4593;L4594;L4595
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1935

The fonds consists of continuous certificate of discharge (1917-1925) and other certificates and indentures of Melville Jack. Fonds includes postcards of the ships Princess Alice and Princess Elaine.

Jack, Melville, b. 1896

Victoria Sealing and Trading Company Ltd. fonds

  • CA MMB L485
  • Fonds
  • 1896

The fonds consists of an accounting ledger (1896) of the Victoria Sealing and Trading Company detailing purchases of vessels from William Munsie, payments of ships' crews and costs of sundries.

Victoria Sealing and Trading Company

Hans Blakstad fonds

  • CA MMB L752
  • Fonds
  • 1899

The fonds consists of the log of Hans Blakstad detailing the voyage of the sealing schooner City of San Diego (July, 1899 to October, 1899) from Victoria, B.C., to the North Pacific and return.

Blakstad, Hans

H. Ferdinand Sieward fonds

  • CA MMB L874
  • Fonds
  • 1898

The fonds consists of a log book of the sealing schooner Dora Sieward, owned and mastered by H.F. Sieward, detailing crew, activities on board and sealing catch (1898).

Sieward, H. Ferdinand, b. 1854

H.L. Cadieux fonds

  • CA MMB L979.12;P5050;P5100;P5221
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1947-1975]

The fonds consists of a volume containing a hand-illustrated listing of funnel markings of B.C. Coastal shipping companies, photographs of the whaling industry in B.C., and slides of a variety of yachts and vessels. Fonds includes charts of Sandwich Island and San Francisco Bay.

Cadieux, Hubert Lindsay, d. 1980

William O. Hughes fonds

  • CA MMB L979.17
  • Fonds
  • 1897

The fonds consists of the steamship and engineer's logbook for the sealing schooner Fawn as kept by W. Hughes for a sealing hunt in the Bering Sea (1897).

Hughes, William O., b. 1847

Island Tug and Barge Ltd. fonds

  • CA MMB L980.29.2-6
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1965

The fonds consists of records detailing specific salvage operations, including contracts, salvage reports and photographs.

Island Tug and Barge

Walter Hichens-Smith fonds

  • CA MMB L981.1.1-31;L981.8
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1943

The fonds consists of certificates and letters of reference following W. Hichens-Smith's career and photographs of Hichens-Smith and of salvage vessels and crews.

Hichens-Smith, Walter, b. 1893

H. Deacon fonds

  • CA MMB P4375-76;P4512a-o
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1929

The fonds consists of photographs of whaling operations from whaling vessels Black, Brown, and White. Fonds includes a photograph of CGS Newington. All photographs were taken by H. Deacon.

Deacon, H.

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