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Charles Edward Walton fonds

  • CA MMB L2361;L2362
  • Fonds
  • 1850, 1874-1915

The fonds consists of 53 certificates issued to Charles Edward Wilson pertaining to his naval career from indenture to retirement. Fonds also includes indenture certificate to Charles William Walton as apprentice to confectioners, 1850.

Walton, Charles Edward

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)

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

Donald B. MacPherson fonds

  • CA MMB L982.1.1-9
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1962

The fonds consists of papers including Captain MacPherson's service records as mate and master, letters of reference, and army papers. Fonds includes photographs of tugs, ferries, and Canadian Pacific vessels.

MacPherson, Donald B.

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

Edwin William Boulton fonds

  • CA MMB 988.140.1-24
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1880

The fonds consists of certificates, appointments and warrants following Boulton's career from Greenwich Hospital School final examination (1858) to his 1880 appointment as additional Engineer HMS Excellent for service in HMS Medway.

Boulton, Edwin William

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-

G.B. Dyne fonds

  • CA MMB L2603
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1891

The fonds consists of steamship certificates and letters of recommendation. Fonds includes a photograph of G.B. Dyne.

Dyne, George Bradley

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

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)

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

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

John Edwards Gilders fonds

  • CA MMB L979.47.1-10
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1924

The fonds consists of Gilders' Certificate of Service for the Royal Marines (1898-1905); registration, discharge and death papers; newsclippings and articles (one written by Gilders); and, postcard photographs of Gilders and his wife.

Gilders, John Edwards

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)

William and Charles E. Stewart fonds

  • CA MMB L4564;L4565;L4566;L4567
  • Fonds
  • 1809-1814, 1882

The fonds consists of commission certificates and will of William Stewart and certificate of protection (1882) of Charles E. Stewart.

Stewart, William

William Fisher fonds

  • CA MMB 980.77.1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1845-1856

The fonds consists of a mariner's register ticket and certificates of discharge issued to W. Fisher.

Fisher, William, b. 1828

William Harvey Copp fonds

  • CA MMB L776a-c
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1909

The fonds consists of Copp's papers including a Master's Certificate, letter of reference from Park Steamship Company, and Pilotage Certificate from the Marine Board, New South Wales. Fonds includes a photograph of Captain Copp.

Copp, William Harvey, b. 1843

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-

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

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.

Robert Stainton James fonds

  • CA MMB L446a-g
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1917

The fonds consists of James' Royal Navy certificates of service, pension records, a conduct certificate and a certificate of identity.

James, Robert Stainton, b. 1850