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  • Letter from Benjamin F. Squires to Mr. W.C. Job, 25 February 1940
    Letter written by Benjamin F. Squires of St. John's, Newfoundland, to Mr. W.C. Job in London, England. The letter is in regards to Mr. Squires' son, Fredrick Robert Squires, a Newfoundland seaman aboard H.M.S. Scotstoun, who was engaged in mine-sweeping at England. Also included is a newsapper clipping from the Evening Telegram regarding an English family who is willing to adopt a Newfoundland seaman engaged in mine-sweeping, for the duration of WWII.
    (Added December 13, 2018)

  • S.S. Lord Strathcona Ship Plan, 1915
    Ship plan of the S.S. Lord Strathcona showing the poop deck, bridge deck, forecastle deck, upper deck, docking bridge, captain's bridge and general arrangement.
    (Added December 12, 2018)

  • Keith Matthews Name Files
    For those of you researching your Newfoundland and Labrador family histories, we are excited to announce that have added more of our Keith Matthews Name Files collection to our web site! It is a work in progress that will take many months to complete. However, the files of the surnames beginning with the letters A - R are now available online!
    (Added December 5, 2018)

  • Plan of the Hawke Harbour Whaling Station, 1928
    Plan of the layout of the Whaling Station of the Newfoundland Whaling Co. Ltd. at Hawke Harbour, Labrador, 9 October 1928. Also included is a plan of the layout of the Whaling Station - Polar Whaling Co. Limited at Hawke Harbour, Labrador, no date.
    (Added November 3, 2018)

  • Winterton, Trinity Bay, Photographs, 1983
    Two photographs of Winterton, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.
    (Added November 3, 2018)

  • Diary of a voyage on the S.S. Adventure under the command of Capt. Henry Dawe
    Photocopy of a diary, author unknown, of a sealing voyage on the S.S. Adventure, 11 March 1907 to 5 April 1907.
    (Added July 17, 2018)

  • Gordon Slade Photograph Collection
    Photographs taken during the last annual seal hunt conducted in 1981, when Gordon Slade as Deputy Minister of Fisheries went to the seal hunt off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador near Grady in the Lady Johnson II with Capt. Morrissey Johnson. Includes photos of Hon. Jim Morgan, Provincial Minister of Fisheries at that time. Collection also includes photographs taken by Wilson Pynn in the 1950s during a seal hunting trip off Newfoundland and Labrador with sealing vessels Algerine and Terra Nova.
    (Added June 15, 2018)

  • Fishermen's Union Trading Company Limited (Greenspond) fonds
    The fonds consists of four account books from the Fishermen's Union store at Greenspond. It includes a daybook containing accounts with the Fishermen's Union Trading Co. Ltd., 1914; Men's accounts, 1916; General ledgers, 1918 and 1921. The accounts list individuals from Greenspond and nearby communities who traded at the 'Union Store'.
    (Added April 11, 2018)

  • Salem, Massachusetts Tax Valuations 1761-1839; Directories 1798-1839
    Tax valuations 1761, 1774, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1781-84, 1786, 1788-1850; gives the name of owner of the estate and a description of their holdings. Directories 1798, 1831, 1832-38, 1837, 1839.
    (Added April 10, 2018)

  • Plan of the Dominion Iron and Steel Co. property on Bell Island, Conception Bay, ca. 1901
    Large scale plan of the iron ore mines and tramway owned and operated by the Dominion Iron and Steel Co. at Bell Island.
    (Added April 3, 2018)

  • Eastport, Happy Adventure and Sandy Cove Agricultural Association Record Book, 1937-1948
    Photocopy of the Eastport, Happy Adventure and Sandy Cove Agricultural Association record book. Includes minutes of meetings, accounts.
    (Added April 3, 2018)

  • 1881 Crew Lists Database
    The 1881 Crew List Database contains the names of more than 362,000 seamen taken from the first 290 of the 358 boxes comprising all voyages ending in 1881. This is a work in progress with several thousand names transcribed monthly.
    (Added July 27, 2011. Updated October 23, 2018)

  • Commissioned Fleet Auxiliary (T 124 X) Database
    This database contains the names of more than 9,600 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 July 19, 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)

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