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C.P. Clarke fonds

  • CA MMB P44
  • Fonds
  • 1910-[ca. 1915]

The fonds consists of photographs primarily of the HMCS Niobe, Halifax dockyards, the crew, the officers, and "before" and "after" photographs of new recruits.

Clarke, C.P.

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.L. Raymond and E.L. Raymond fonds

  • CA MMB L981.88.1-6;P981.59.2
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1954

The fonds consists of journal of D.L. Raymond as midshipman serving on the HMS Malaya, including photographs (1922-1924); indenture and certificate of competency of E.L. Raymond; a guest book register from the HMCS Ontario (1953-1954); and photographs of naval ceremonies in Australia and New Zealand and of other naval activities.

Raymond, D.L.

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.

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

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

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 Denoon Laurie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1958

The fonds consists of naval appointments and orders, certificates, correspondence, pension payments and adjustments, and mementos. Fonds includes photographs of various naval ship and a log book entered by Laurie as midshipman on the HMCS Niobe, 1914.

Laurie, James Denoon

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

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.

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)

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)

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 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

A. Thomas fonds

  • CA MMB L1137;P470;P3171-78;P4677
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1918

The fonds consists of Thomas' diary describing his trip across Canada to Halifax and his first few months in Halifax, 1918. Photographs are of ships and shipmates stationed in Halifax and of HM and HMC ships.

Thomas, A.

Bullen family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880-1913]

The fonds consists of photographs of salvage operations (1906-1910) carried out by the Bullen Dockyard (B.C. Marine Railway Company), of the first vessels salvaged by Yarrows Limited, of other ships and salvage vessels, of Admiral Sir John E. Commerell, and of the SS Princess Louise on the Fraser River (1899).

Bullen (family)

A.J. Temple fonds

  • CA MMB L1450;P4238-39;P2498a-g
  • Fonds
  • [194-]

The fonds consists of photographs of naval operations during World War II (including the sinking of the German submarine U210 by HMCS Assiniboine) and of the HMCS Donnaconna in Montreal. Fonds includes a programme of a World War II Navy Show produced by the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Special Services.

Temple, A.J.

A.N.C. King fonds

  • CA MMB L1370
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1880

The fonds consists of a journal written by King including remarks on mercantile naval courts, references to mercantile shipping acts, and records of correspondence.

King, A.N.C.

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

Edward Peter De Cunha fonds

  • CA MMB P988.138.1
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1970]

The fonds consists of certificates, operator's licences, cards of merchant navy defence courses taken, letters of reference and general correspondence relating to shipping. Two folders include maps of Thames River and Rotterdam Harbour with Port Authority notes. Fonds includes de Cunha's file relating to meteorology, printed material and photographs of Cunha's personal life and marine career.

De Cunha, Edward Peter, 1922-

G.H. Davidson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1954

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

Davidson, G.H.

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.

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

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