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Burrard Dry Dock fonds

  • CA MMB P3141-59
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1963

The fonds consists of photographs of ships built by the Burrard Dry Dock.

Burrard Dry Dock

C.J. Bonner fonds

  • CA MMB L981.15.1-5
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1944

The fonds consists of professional certificates; notebooks consisting of written notes, stories, poems, and anecdotes aboard the Empress of Japan; a notebook on the beginning of World War II with engineering notes; engine notebook on SS Scandinavian; photographs of the Empress of Japan; and, ephemera.

Bonner, Clarence John Earnell, b. 1896

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

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

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.

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

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

E.A. MacFayden fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1968]

The fonds consists of documents pertaining to gunnery notes from World War II, with an emphasis on the use of gas, smoke screening and chemical warfare; ephemera; and photographs of various naval scenes and activities.

MacFayden, Edward A., 1909-

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.

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

Eric Leslie Hammer fonds

  • CA MMB 988.179.2-3;988.180
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1977

The fonds consists of certificates of discharge, certificate of marriage, awards, television script ("Empress Incident"), photographs of ships and people, video recording of film footage (1939-1941) from the Empress of Russia troop carrier with views of New Zealand, Australia and India, and ephemera relating to Empress liners.

Hammer, Eric Leslie, 1917-

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

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

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.

Henry George Grainger fonds

  • CA MMB L1584
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1905

The fonds consists of a continuous certificate of discharge (1900-1905) noting name of ship, date, rating, place of discharge, description of voyage and signature of master. Also contains comments on seaman's character.

Grainger, Henry George, b. 1884

Henry Wentworth Mist fonds

  • CA MMB L61;L62
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1872

The fonds consists of Captain Mist's personal log of the HMS Sparrowhawk, 1868-1872, including correspondence to Admiralty as well as testimonials by native Indians on the Northwest coast. Fonds includes log of the HMS Havannah (1855-1859) in the Pacific Station. Mist was aboard as a Lieutenant.

Mist, Henry Wentworth

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 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

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

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

James W. Walker fonds

  • CA MMB L17
  • Fonds
  • 1813-1815

The fonds consists of letters and orders (inbound) to J. Walker in Montreal from Mr. Laws, Storekeeper, Naval Yard, Kingston, Ontario and Mr. Kyles, Quebec City.

Walker, James W.

John Cass fonds

  • CA MMB L2929
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1970]

The fonds consists of Cass' research correspondence and a short historical essay on the HMS Virago on its voyage (1851-1854) on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Cass, John, 1921-

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