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What's New at the MHA

  • Transcript of the Trinity Nominal Census, 1921
    Transcript of the 1921 nominal census for Trinity, Newfoundland.
    (Added March 2, 2018)

  • Hermitage Bay Marriage Register
    Photocopy of the Register of Marriages in the Mission of Hermitage Bay in the Diocese of Newfoundland, 1910-1922.
    (Added March 2, 2018)

  • Voter's Lists, 1948-1985
    Photocopies of the voter's lists for the districts of Bonavista South, 1948, 1955 and 1966; Bonavista North 1955 and 1966; Terra Nova, 1975 and 1985.
    (Added March 2, 2018)

  • Moss Diary 1832: Remarks at Battle Harbour, Labrador and transcripts
    Photocopy of the Moss Diary, 9 February 1832 to 7 September 1832 and photocopy of the transcripts of the diary made by Newton B. Morgan and published in Them Days in 1980-81.
    (Added March 2, 2018)

  • William Chimmo's journal of a voyage to the N.E. Coast of Labrador during the year 1867
    Commander Chimmo of H.M.S Gannett kept this narrative account in carrying out a hydrographic survey of the Labrador coast between Indian Harbour and Hopedale in 1867. It is a unique record of social and economic significance. The document is indexed for place names and surnames.
    (Added February 23, 2018)

  • Sir Peter Thompson's Letter Book, 1760-1763
    Photocopy of a letter book kept by Sir Peter Thompson, 1760-1763, containing information on ships coming in and out of the harbor and the captains who sailed them, the weather, lists of burgesses, an insight into local politics such as the contentious election of 1760, a perspective on the war with the French in Canada and other curious miscellaneous details. There are several references to Newfoundland and his dealings with local merchants.
    (Added February 16, 2018)

  • Last Will and Testament of William Pain, Elizabeth Pain and Nichols Pain, 1762, 1782, 1794
    Photocopy of the last will and testament of William Pain, mariner, Elizabeth Pain, widow, and Nicholas Pain, merchant all of Poole, Dorset.
    (Added February 16, 2018)

  • John Stone Collection, 1907-1922
    Receipts, accounts, correspondence, supply orders, etc., belonging to John Stone, resident of Henley Harbour, Labrador.
    (Added February 13, 2018)

  • Bond of Captain Thomas Harris of the schooner Dolphin, 1797
    Certificate for the schooner Dolphin under the command of Capt. Thomas Harris that gives Bond in the Plantations not to carry non-enumerated goods to any part of Europe, northward of Cape Finisterre, except Great Britain, signed in St. John's, Newfoundland, 4 December 1797. Cargo of the vessel is listed.(Added February 13, 2018)

  • Chief Officer's Log Book - S.S. Furnessia, 1901
    Chief Officer's log book of a voyage from Glasgow to New York and back again, commencing 12 September 1901 and terminating 8 October 1901, with Hugh Young as Captain. Kept by the first officer John Black.
    (Added February 12, 2018)

  • Victor Le François Invoice
    Invoice for cod from Capt. Fresnel of the vessel Philippe Auguste, for the account of Mr. Victor Le François, dated 20 July 1863. A transcribed English translation accompanies the invoice.
    (Added February 9, 2018)

  • Benjamin Adams Indenture
    Indenture between James Lockier and Thomas Woodward, merchants of Bristol, England and Benjamin Adams, of London regarding the voyage of the vessel Caesar, Commander Patrick McDonough, travelling from Bristol to St. Ubes and Newfoundland, 16 May 1786.
    (Added February 9, 2018)

  • 2018 Heritage Calendar
    We are excited to announce our 2018 Heritage Calendar, comprised of archival images from our photo catalogue, is now available for purchase for $5.00 (CAD), tax included! All proceeds of calendar sales will go towards supporting the work of the Maritime History Archive.
    (Added July 12, 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)

  • 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)

  • 1881 Crew Lists Database
    The 1881 Crew List Database contains the names of more than 344,000 seamen taken from the first 270 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 January 15, 2018)

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