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predominantly 1939-1979 (Creation)
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Fonds consists of personal and professional papers related to Captain D.W. Groos and Commander H.V.W. Groos.
Handwritten note addressed to Commander Groos from George C. Etheridge in Monterry Oak, California. Envelope is postmarked 2 August 1951.
Handwritten account of HMS Shearwater sailing to Madeira in November 1901 and a newspaper clipping from Thursday, 12 April 1979 containing a letter to the editor written by L.R. Ferris, nephew of George Charles Etheridge, passenger of HMS Shearwater in 1901.
Issue of "The Tiddley Times" the W.R.C.N.S. magazine, dating to January/February 1945.
Photocopies of papers relating to the barque Elissa, including pages from Lloyd's register of shipping, a builder's certificate for sailing vessels, written history of the ship, correspondence, accountant reports, plans and carts, and general lists and notes, dating primarily to the 1970s.
Photocopy of the history of the barque Elissa from its construction in 1877 until 1970 including lists of voyages, lists of casualties, a personal account from 1961, and correspondence from Lloyd's register of shipping dating to the 1970s.
Photocopy of Greek registry records, entirely in Greek, referencing barque Elissa, dating to 1959?
Book titled "British Columbia Pilot Volume I: Coasts of the United States and British Columbia from Cape Flattery, Juan de Fuca Strait to Cape Caution Together with Vancouver Island", fifth edition, 1923. Also, contracts from Canadian Merchant Service Guild dating from 1939 to 1941.
Book titled "The Way of a Ship: An Essay on the Literature of Navigation Science" by Lawrence C. Wroth, 1937 and 1 sheet of 1975 Canadian commemorative ships stamps.
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- Groos, Captain D.W. (Creator)
- Groos, Commander H.V.W. (Creator)
- Canadian Merchant Service Guild (Subject)
- Barque Elissa (ship) (Subject)
- Department of Transportation (Subject)
- HMCS Shearwater (ship) (Subject)
- Merchant Navy (Subject)
- Royal Canadian Navy (Subject)
- Royal Navy (Subject)
- Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (Subject)