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C.W. King fonds

  • CA MMB L2792
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1885

The fonds consists of a ledger of the state of ammunition for the years 1884 and 1885, with no locality given. The vessels Rover of the Seas, Satellite, Swiftsure, and Mutine are mentioned frequently.

King, C.W.

Charles May fonds

  • CA MMB 988.67.1
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1903

The fonds consists of May's certificate of service from 1885 to 1903.

May, Charles, b. 1865

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.

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-

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

George H. Inskip fonds

  • CA MMB L1957;L1958
  • Fonds
  • 1846-1859

The fonds consists of Inskip's diaries, one detailing voyage in the HMS Rattlesnake during a survey of the Australian coastline (1846-1848) and the other detailing a voyage to Siam (1856-1859).

Inskip, George Hastings

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 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

Herbert Frederick Winnington-Ingram fonds

  • CA MMB L556
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1840

The fonds consists of Winnington-Ingram's log of the proceedings of HMS Talbot (1838-1840) on a journey from England to Malta.

Winnington-Ingram, Herbert Frederick

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-

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

Lifton family fonds

  • CA MMB L981.53.1-30
  • Fonds
  • 1856-1923

The fonds consists of papers including W.H. Lifton and G.H. Lifton's Certificates of Service; memorial record of G.H. Lifton, pamphlets and reference material relating to the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve and the Royal Canadian Navy. Fonds includes photographs of activities in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve.

Lifton (family)

M.S. Weser fonds

  • CA MMB L1212;L1213
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1940

The fonds consists of Nazi Party correspondence of the German merchant ship Weser and records of the MS Weser relating to the association known as Kraft durch Freude.

Weser (Ship)

Maritime Museum of British Columbia photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1995

The collection consists of photographic prints and negatives of maritime activity (predominantly vessels and ships crews) occurring in North America, the largest percentage relating to the West Coast. The collection includes photographs of maritime vessels of World War I and World War II vintage, Royal Navy vessels, and naval officers.

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)

Phyllis L. Bayley fonds

  • CA MMB 988.98.1-18
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1966

The fonds consists of recruiting brochures, training manuals, newsclippings, certificates, and photographs of Phyllis Bayley relating to her naval career and the recruiting, training and organization of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service. Fonds includes photographs including group and individual portraits of WRCNS and their activities.

Bayley, Phyllis L.

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)

R.A. Donnelly fonds

  • CA MMB L3502a-b;P4835;P4836
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1918

The fonds consists of a diary entitled "Rough log of the Grilse" (1915-1918) written by R.A. Donnelly detailing activities at sea. Fonds includes memorandum regarding the commissioning of the HMCS Grilse and photographs of the Grilse and the HMCS Niobe.

Donnelly, R.A.

R. Trail fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1945]

The fonds consists of photographs by R. Trail of ships, people and places during World War II.

Trail, R.

Richard Prowse fonds : 1871-1879

  • CA MMB L2430a-e
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 19--]

The fonds consists of certificates of service and two letters of recommendation, one signed by Governor Musgrave. Fonds includes a photograph of Royal Marines Light Infantry.

Prowse, Richard

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.)

Sir Charles Paget fonds

  • CA MMB L366a-e
  • Fonds
  • 1819-1838

The fonds consists of the commissioning papers (1819-1838) of Charles Paget.

Paget, Charles, Sir

Sir Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair fonds

  • CA MMB L474
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1914-1930]

The fonds consists of excerpts from letter regarding the surrender of the German fleet in World War I, various prints of Lord Nelson and Queen Victoria, and photographs of Alexander-Sinclair as Commander in Charge on Station.

Alexander-Sinclair, Edwyn S., Sir

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