Fonds 981.015.0001-0005, 988.161.0001-00037 - C.J. Bonner Fonds

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C.J. Bonner Fonds

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CA MMBC 981.015.0001-0005, 988.161.0001-00037

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  • 1918-1944 (Creation)

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4 v. -- 1 leather folder. -- 1 cm of textual records.

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Bonner, Clarence John Earnell

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Three continuous certificates of discharge booklets of Clarence J. Bonner, no. 947895 for service 1 May 1918 until 15 June 1944, listing names of ports and dates of discharge. Slipped inside the back of the first book is a certificate issued by the general register and record office of shipping and seamen dated 15 January 1919, listing the vessels on which C. Bonner served from 1916 to 1918.

Also includes a certificate of competency first class engineer (steamship) for Clarence J. Bonner no. 60423 dated 10 September 1924 and a photocopy of a scroll/monument awarded to Clarence J. Bonner by Canadian Pacific Railway Company for his service during World War I.

Documents and correspondence relating to RMS Empress of Japan and Canadian Pacific Steamships ca. World War II. Includes handwritten notes, poems, and drawings, narrative accounts of various naval operations, professional correspondence, instructions, and several issues of "Serial Waves" newsletter. These documents are housed in an RMS Empress of Russia leather document holder.

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  • English

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All requests for use must be made through the MMBC Research Request program ( Please note that fees may apply.

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RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.


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2 March 2018

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