Fonds L836, L1017, 986.036.0001-0018 - Gosse Family Fonds

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Gosse Family Fonds

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CA MMBC L836, L1017, 986.036.0001-0018

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  • 1891-1898; [ca. 1920s-1940s] (Creation)

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2 v. -- 23 sheets. -- 1 pamphlet.

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Gosse, Captain Douglas McNaughton (b.1904 - d.1971)

Biographical history

Captain Gosse worked on the C.S.G. Estevan and for the Canadian Pacific Railway British Columbia Coast Steamship Service.

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Gosse, Captain Josiah F.

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Fonds consists of documents relating to the careers of Captain Josiah F. Gosse from 1891 to 1898 and to Captain Douglas McNaughton Gosse from the 1920s to the 1940s.

1. A 1898 account journal for the schooner Otto kept by Captain Josiah F. Gosse consisting of a ledger of advances of pay and charges for items received by crew members from ship's stores such as tobacco, items of clothing, knives, and sacks of flour. A list at the front of the book shows 45 names including one marked as a deserter and the mate, Mr. Collinson. 26 of the crew have indigenous names and there also appears to have been 3 indigenous women on board. The ledger also shows the net payment to each person.

2. A Canadian Pacific Navigation Company log book with "Josiah Gosse (1865-1938), chief officer, Islander Pilot House Log" written in pencil inside the front cover. The log book is believed to have been from the Canadian Pacific Navigation Company's SS Charmer, possibly dating to 1891.

3. Documents relating to the service of Captain Douglas McNaughton Gosse (father of the donor), including correspondence, certificates of competency, certificates of discharge, and registration receipts relating primarily to CGS Estevan but also including various Canadian Pacific Railway British Columbia Coast Steamship Service Princess Line ships, dating from the 1920s to the 1940s.

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Donated by descendants Captain J.F. Gosse and Captain D.M. Gosse.


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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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Documentation file 986.036.0001-0018 contains a chronology of Captain D.M. Gosse's career, which, incidentally, does not mention Gosse working on SS Charmer.

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RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.


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21 February 2018

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