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Dan Frankham fonds

  • CA MMB P979.104-110
  • Fonds
  • 1923, 1979

The fonds consists of photographs of the crossing the line ceremony on the S.F. Tolmie under heavy seas, and other crew in general. Fonds includes certificate to Frankham in the ceremony and a sound recording of an interview with Frankham describing the voyage to Sidney, Australia, in 1922 aboard the S.F. Tolmie.

Frankham, Dan

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

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

L.B. Hampton fonds

  • CA MMB L1694
  • Fonds
  • 1940

The fonds consists of the engineering log book for the vessel the Salvage King en route Victoria to Liverpool, England.

Hampton, L.B.

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)

H.E. Beckwith fonds

  • CA MMB L1778
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1875

The fonds consists of account books of the costs of building the vessel Herman which was used to service the Race Rocks Lighthouse and includes the loss and recovery of the Herman from Tacoma Mill, Puget Sound, 1873.

Beckwith, H.E.

George Edwards fonds

  • CA MMB L4
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1919

The fonds consists of certificates of service for the Royal Navy (1894-1909), Certificate of Service in the Naval Service of Canada (1910-1912), and a Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Certificate (1917-1919). Fonds includes a letter of reference and volunteer sign-up sheet, demobilization certificate, station cards, and two postcards of unidentified people and objects.

Edwards, George, b. 1877

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.

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

U.D. Mackins fonds

  • CA MMB 986.87.1-6
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1918

The fonds consists of a certificate of discharge from the CGS Newington for Mackins' service as an able-bodied seaman (1914-1915); an agreement re the vessel the Teucer, and photographs of ships and sailors. Fonds includes a published photograph album with views of Victoria and area.

Mackins, U.D.

Norman Turner fonds

  • CA MMB L982.2.1-13
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1964

The fonds consists of Turner's correspondence files as surveyor, including correspondence with the Department of Transport, Registrars of Shipping and others concerning surveying and tonnage specifications. Fonds includes correspondence and plans with Yarrows Ltd., plans by Raymond H. Richards, Naval Architect, and plans of the oil fuel float for the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. Photographs are general views of salvage of tugs and salvage operations. Painting is of the tug Sudbury II.

Turner, Norman

Royal Marine Hospital fonds

  • CA MMB L2512
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1878

The fonds consists of a hospital register or log of admitted patients to the Royal Marine Hospital, Victoria, 1874-1878, listing name of patient, country of origin, ship, age, admitted date, discharged date, and number of days hospitalized.

Royal Marine Hospital (Victoria, B.C.)

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

Crocker family fonds

  • CA MMB 988.63.4-10,11-13,15
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1987

The fonds consists of educational and professional certificates of A.H. Crocker, notes of A.H. and Frank Crocker, and reference material relating to Canadian Pacific ships.

Crocker (family)

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

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)

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

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.

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.

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

E.G. Beaumont fonds

  • CA MMB L1131a-p
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1962

The fonds consists of logbooks of the motor yacht Discovery Isle written by Captain Beaumont and a photograph of the yacht.

Beaumont, Ernest Godfrey, 1876-1967

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.

Frederick V. Longstaff fonds

  • CA MMB L816;L1221
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1957

The fonds consists of photographs of HMC and HM ships, Commander Hose, sealing schooners and other ships and views. Fonds includes articles written by Longstaff and newsclippings.

Longstaff, Frederick Victor

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