Fonds L2193, L2312, 980.007-980.019, 985.035.0001-0003 - G.R. Newell Fonds

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G.R. Newell Fonds

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L2193, L2312, 980.007-980.019, 985.035.0001-0003

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  • 1891-1963 (Creation)

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8v. -- 17 photographs. -- 1 cm of textual records

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Newell, Captain G.R.

Biographical history

Captain G. R. Newell was a marine surveyor in 1962 and 1963 and resided in Victoria, B.C. In 1945, Newell was master of SS Bowness Park (liberty class).

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of the apprentice indenture form, Canadian Government Merchant Marine Limited co-operating with the Navy League of Canada, for George Ronald Newell, dated 21 July 1920 and a cancellation of indenture dated 23 November 1923.

Also includes a list of seamen shipped and discharged at the port of Victoria, B.C. c. 1891, an agreement and account of crew of foreign-going ships document filled out for the schooner Dora Siewerd c. 1891, assorted documents relating to survey and repair vessel Nancy Dee during the period of November 1962 and April 1963 including correspondence and notes.

Also includes black and white photographs of lumber in the hold and a drawing of the Royal Yacht Britannia, and a souvenir book of the trial trip of SS Bowness Park, Captain G.R. Newell, with the compliments of the Canadian Transport Company, 2 dinner menus, and a typed summary of VE day celebrations.

Also includes the following log books:

  • M/V Island Commander, 2 February to May 29 1943 and 3 June to 3 November 1943,
  • Barquentine Forest Friend, October 1920 to March 1923,
  • Seaman shipped and discharged at the Port of Victoria,
  • Sealing vessel Viva, 1894. Includes the regulations for preventing collisions at sea. Poor condition,
  • Register of Victoria Port Warden fees collected during 1901 to 1947,
  • Port warden fees, 1934 to 1947.

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Material donated by Captain Newell 21 March 1969, by Mrs. Newell January 1980, and by Park Ship Reunion May 1985.


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  • English

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MMBC off-site storage.

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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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14 February 2018

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