Fonds - Union Steamship Company collection

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Union Steamship Company collection

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CA VMM

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  • 1898-2003 and [n.d.] (Creation)

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89.7 cm of textual records and other material

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The collection consists of a combination of materials relating to the Union Steamship Company of British Columbia that has been collected over the years by the Vancouver Maritime Museum as well as documents that have been donated to the museum by Gerald Rushton, author of two books on the company titled Whistle Up the Inlet and Echoes of the Whistle; Arthur Twigg, author of the book Union Steamship Remembered; Harold Cecil Biles, former employee; and James Richard Southworth, former Marine Constable. The collection includes financial reports, maps, schedule notes, special operating circulars, company memos, sailing guides, menus, brochures, research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, manuscripts, assorted ephemera, photographs and audio cassettes. The collection is arranged in 8 series: Administrative; General files; Articles, clippings, and scrapbooks; Echoes of the Whistle book; Whistle Up the Inlet book; Union Steamships Remembered book; Photographs; and Audio-visual.

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BCAUL control number: VMM-16

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