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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)

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.

George E. Barnes fonds

  • CA MMB 1395
  • Fonds
  • [189-?]

The fonds consists of correspondence from Rear-Admiral H.F. Stephenson (Royal Navy Pacific Station) to Lt. Col. G.A.L. Rawstorne relating to mine recommendations by the Admiralty and a reply containing a detailed report and chart with sections contributed by Captain G.E. Barnes. Chart is of the mouth of Esquimalt Harbour. Fonds includes Barnes' photographs of Victoria and Esquimalt are and a mock battle in Beacon Hill Park (Victoria).

Barnes, George E.

Royal Canadian Navy Pacific Command fonds

  • CA MMB 986.100-986.113;L238;L552;L984.21.19.1-3;L1225;L1226;L3541;L3544a-d
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1950

The fonds consists of records of telegrams received (1914-1937), one bank account register for HMCS Rainbow (1914-1919), record of Pacific Command ratings (1929-1937), lists of summary ratings and divers (1930s), signal log (1928-1929), and deck logbook of HMCS Armentieres, engine room registers, watchkeeping logs from the HMCS Patricia, and deck logbook (1950) for HMCS Naden.

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. Pacific Command

William R. Nunn fonds

  • CA EMA 986.23;986.35;V986.13;V987.18;989.4
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1945]

The fonds consists of photographs of vessels in Esquimalt Graving Dock; William Robert Nunn and his grandfather Robert Henry Nunn; and his house. Also includes Nunn family documents (copies); a scrapbook and clippings relating to the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II; and notes on his grandfather and the history of his house.

Nunn, William Robert, 1904-

Victor Simmons fonds

  • CA EMA 987.8;V987.11;993.26
  • Fonds
  • 1913, 1976-1987

The fonds consists of the rules and regulations of the Esquimalt Branch of the Scottish Daughters' League (typescript); photographs of the Admiral's House, HMC Dockyard and the West Bay Walkway; and a print of the opening of Naden Drydock with the docking of HMS Cormorant in 1887.

Simmons, Victor James

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.

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

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.

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.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.

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

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.

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.

P.F. Fairfull fonds

  • CA MMB L210;P1670;P3419
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1916]

The fonds consists of captain's orders (ca. 1916) for the HMS Newcastle. Fonds includes photographs of the HMS Raleigh and ship's company of the HMCS Shearwater.

Fairfull, P.F.

James L. Sweetnam fonds

  • CA MMB L303
  • Fonds
  • [1891]

The fonds consists of a surgeon's journal detailing illnesses and medical examinations on the HMS Nankin with notes on diagnosis, remedies, medical practice and prognosis.

Sweetnam, James L.

Royal Canadian Navy fonds

  • CA MMB L3545
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1920

The fonds consists of the coinbook for HMCS Shearwater and HMCS Rainbow as well as shore establishment and submarine depot detailing amounts of monies paid out to each vessel or department.

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy

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.

Joseph William Tharratt fonds

  • CA MMB L415
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1948

The fonds consists of Tharratt's certificates of service for the Royal Navy, orders from the Admiralty, appointments from the Royal Canadian Navy and personal conduct sheets. Fonds includes correspondence between Tharratt and respective naval bodies, as well as His Majesty's Trade Commissioner, Vancouver.

Tharratt, Joseph William, b. 1892

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

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

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.

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 and Michael Kelly fonds

  • CA MMB L6
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1895

The fonds consists of certificates of service in the Royal Navy for John Kelly (1837-1843) and for Michael Kelly (1865-1895). Fonds includes John Kelly's hospital discharge papers (1858).

Kelly, Michael

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

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