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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.

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.

Albert March fonds

  • CA EMA V990.8;990.13;M991.2
  • Fonds
  • 1896, [ca. 1920-1942]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Pioneer Street village (Esquimalt, B.C.) and of the Point Ellice Bridge disaster. Fonds includes a map relating to the expropriation of Esquimalt Village during World War II.

March, Albert

Anthony H. Clarke fonds

  • CA MMB L3746(1-2)
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880-1988]

The fonds consists of photographs of a variety of vessels, including HM ships, the Empress line, tugs, Canadian Coast Guard, HMC ships, and steamships; a painting by Clarke; and, ships plans (1907) for the SS Princess Royal.

Clarke, Anthony H.

C.H. Brown fonds

  • CA MMB P985.1101-15;985.28.1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1943

The fonds consists of Brown's certificates of service and photographs of ships, officers, parties, skills, and presentation to Brown of his O.B.E.

Brown, Charles Henry

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.

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.

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

Cooper family fonds

  • CA EMA V992.31;V992.32
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1962

The fonds consists of photographs depicting the Cooper family, scenes of Esquimalt, and various naval and military groups.

Cooper (family)

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.

D.W. Farmer fonds

  • CA MMB L475;775-776;P400;P1147
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1903-1918]

The fonds consist of documents pertaining to the World War I armistice 1918: Operation ZZ; signals and photographs relating to the surrender of the German fleet, 1918; plans of Esquimalt Naval yard, hospital and property (1903) and ephemera.

Farmer, D.W.

Department of the Naval Service fonds

  • CA MMB L600-L601
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1914

The fonds consists of files entitled "Machinery and Plant" including correspondence and other records relating to the physical plant of HMC Dockyard in Esquimalt, B.C. Records include correspondence regarding the tendering for machinery and invoices and correspondence relating to material purchases for HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt.

Canada. Dept. of the Naval Service

Don Taylor fonds

  • CA EMA V990.7
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1973]-1975

The fonds consists of Taylor's photographs of scenes and buildings in Esquimalt, B.C. and at CFB Esquimalt.

Taylor, Don

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

Elsie Josephine Briggs fonds

  • CA EMA V986.2;V988.7
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1924

The fonds consists of photographs of general scenes in Esquimalt (1887-1924) and photographs of Australian, Canadian and British ships and naval men at Esquimalt.

Briggs, Elsie Josephine, 1907-

Esquimalt Municipal Archives map collection

  • Fonds
  • 1790-1991

The collection consists of maps, principally of Esquimalt, including municipal government maps and plans, maps of land expropriated by the federal government (for military purposes), and maps of land annexed by the municipality in 1968. The collection also includes fire insurance and street maps of Esquimalt and area.

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.

Ethel Morrison fonds

  • CA EMA 991.15;V991.30
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1945

The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, and reference material relating to Morrison's nursing career overseas during World War I and her service at Lampson Street School. Fonds also includes photographs relating to Morrison's overseas service.

Morrison, Ethel

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

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

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

G.H. Davidson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1954

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

Davidson, G.H.

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