Fonds - Pullen family fonds

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Pullen family fonds

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  • 1827-1955 (Creation)
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    Pullen (family)

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138 photographs and other material

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Vice-Admiral W.J.S. Pullen (1813-1887) was lieutenant on the HMS Plover on its search for Sir John Franklin (1848). T.C. Pullen was master of the HMS North Star on its 1852-1854 search for Franklin. Rear-Admiral H.F. Pullen (Royal Canadian Navy), the grand nephew of W.J.S. and T.C. Pullen, compiled "The Pullen Records", transcriptions of historical records concerning W.J.S. and T.C. Pullen in their separate expeditions to the Arctic on HM ships.

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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.

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BCAUL control number: MMB-2426

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