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  • Store Books of the Camperdown of Dundee, 1872
    Store books for two voyages of the S.S. Camperdown, while the vessel was under the command of Captain John Gravill. The first voyage commenced at 22 February 1872 and terminated 19 April 1872; the second voyage commenced 2 May 1872 and terminated 2 November 1872.
    (Added March 31, 2017)

  • Store Books of the Tay of Dundee, 1872 and 1873
    Three store books of the S.S. Tay, 1872-1873, while the vessel was under the command of Captain William Greig. Lists names of crew, capacity in which engaged, and provisions allotted to each one.
    (Added March 31, 2017)

  • Store Books of the Eclipse of Dundee, 1900 and 1906
    Store books for a voyage of the S.S. Eclipse, while the vessel was under the command of Captain William F. Milne. The first book covers a voyage commencing 5 April 1900 and terminating 8 November 1900; the second book covers a voyage commencing 9 April 1906 and terminating 5 November 1906.
    (Added March 30, 2017)

  • Store Book of the Chieftain of Dundee, 1886
    Store book for a voyage of the brigantine Chieftain, while the vessel was under the command of Captain George Lyon. The voyage commenced 8 March 1886 and terminated 20 October 1886.
    (Added March 30, 2017)

  • Store Books of the Erik of Dundee, 1872-1873
    Store books for three voyages of the S.S. Erik, while the vessel was under the command of Captain J.B. Walker. The first voyage commenced at 23 February 1872 and terminated 21 April 1872; second voyage commenced 26 April 1872 and terminated 13 November 1872; third voyage commenced 8 March 1873 and terminated 25 April 1873.
    (Added March 30, 2017)

  • Capt. Mark Burke Master's Certificate, 1903
    Master's certificate (renewal) issued to Mark Burke of Carbonear by the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Dominion of Canada, 10 July 1903.
    (Added March 30, 2017)

  • Public Photo Catalog Search
    Another 576 photos have been added to our Public Photo Catalogue, including the Phyllis Cameron Photograph Collection which contains images of the mill, buildings and houses in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, taken in the 1930s and 1940s, and Lady and Lord Baden-Powell's visit to Grand Falls in 1935. You can now search over 17,100 records of photographs from the more than 20,500 held at the Maritime History Archive.
    (Added January 25, 2017)

  • George A. Bartlett, Ltd. Business Records, 1913-1965
    The Honourable George A. Bartlett was a Burin merchant and a Member of the House of Assembly for Burin District. He established a general store at Burin around 1900. He died in 1942, but the store remained in operation at least into the 1970s. The business records consist of two ledgers, dated 1913-1916 and 1963-1965, and a journal, dated 1938-1939.
    (Added January 17, 2017)

  • Commissioned Fleet Auxiliary (T 124 X) Database
    This database contains the names of more than 8,850 seamen taken from the T 124 X crew agreements of the vessel Sunhill, Official No. 104354. These crew agreements called "Agreement and Account of Crew-Commissioned Fleet Auxiliary" cover the years 1914 - 1920. This database is a work in progress with approximately 200 names transcribed monthly.
    (Added May 14, 2014. Updated January 12, 2017)

  • Scenes of Newfoundland Photographs, 1890-1910
    Photographs of Newfoundland, particularly the west coast and the Northern Peninsula.
    (Added November 30, 2016)

  • Jean Smith Digital Slide Collection, 1949-1959
    Colour slides of the landscape and communities in Labrador in the 1950s, including North West River, Cartwright, and Grand Falls. Also included are slides of native Labradorians and Grenfell Mission volunteers.
    (Added November 30, 2016)

  • Capt. Welch Cash Books, 1876-1880
    Collection consists of two cash books kept by Capt. William Edward Welch. Welch lists his income and details of his expenditures, gives a detailed account of the building of a new deck for his ship, possibly the Minia, and also includes signed receipts for "wine monies" glued into the book, received by the estate of the late Captain Welch from various officers and crew, dated April 1880 at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    (Added November 22, 2016)

  • Certificates of Discharge for Nathan Dyke, 1929-1948
    Collection consists of 19 Certificates of Discharge for a Seaman Discharged Before a Superintendent or a Consular Officer, belonging to Nathan Dyke. Vessels include Silvia (official number 145944), Rosalind (official number 132505), Nerissa (official number 147369), Queen of Bermuda (official number 156189), Northern Ranger (official number 170017), Baccalieu (official number 172660) and Brigus (official number 174165).
    (Added November 18, 2016)

  • W. A. Munn & Co. Provision Dept. Marine Insurance Book, 1948-1950
    Marine insurance book that includes details such as the date, consignee, destination, carrier (vessel name), value, rate premium, folio charges for freight shipped from W. A. Munn and Company's Provision Department.
    (Added November 18, 2016)

  • Statement of Trustees Estate Commercial Bank of Newfoundland, 1906
    The final report of the affairs of the Commercial Bank after the bank crash of 1894. It includes a complete financial statement for the institution, 1894-1906.
    (Added November 17, 2016)

  • Size List and Description, Horwood Lumber Co., Ltd., before 1955
    A small booklet from the Horwood Lumber Company, Ltd., detailing the types and sizes of material they sell including lumber, window frames, sashes, flooring and doors.
    (Added November 17, 2016)

  • Chief Officer's Log Book of the Placentia, 1961-1962
    Compilation of ships crews, departures and arrivals, 1817 - 1831, of ships owned by John Slade Jr. of Poole. Information is arranged in columns including vessel name, date, masters name, sailed from & date, crew names, sailed for and arrived.
    (Added November 16, 2016)

  • Ships Crews, Departures and Arrivals, 1817-1831
    Compilation of ships crews, departures and arrivals, 1817 - 1831, of ships owned by John Slade Jr. of Poole. Information is arranged in columns including vessel name, date, masters name, sailed from & date, crew names, sailed for and arrived.
    (Added November 16, 2016)

  • Great Eastern Documents, 1861-1992
    Collection includes a carbon copy, photocopy and transcription of a letter written by William H. Gibbs on 18 September 1861 to his brother Thomas N. Gibbs detailing his experience while travelling as a passenger on the Great Eastern when it was severely damaged during a storm off Ireland while en route from Liverpool to New York.
    (Added November 15, 2016)

  • Plan of the whaling plant at Rose au Rue, Placentia Bay, 1929
    Four drawings of the Rose au Rue Whaling Plant dated May 27, 1929.
    (Added November 10, 2016)

  • 1881 Crew Lists Database
    The 1881 Crew List Database contains the names of more than 328,400 seamen taken from the first 270 of the 358 boxes comprising all voyages ending in 1881.
    (Added July 27, 2011. Updated January 12, 2016)

    N.B. Because of operational constraints the completion of the 1881 Crew List database project will be delayed. We hope to resume the project in early 2017.




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