Fonds 971.112-971.119 - Nelson Fonds

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Nelson Fonds

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CA MMBC 971.112-971.119

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  • 1890-1879 (Creation)

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2 v. -- 21 sheets.

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Fonds consists of photocopies of documents relating generally to the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Navy and one informational booklet for the centennial of HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt, photocopies of documents related to the service of William Charles Sawyer as a private in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, including civilian occupation references, dating primarily to the 1890s, and photocopies of correspondence relating to the maintenance of the graves of Royal Marines on San Juan Island, including a sketch of the grave site.

Also includes a blank, sample certificate of apprenticeship for the Royal Canadian Navy, a certificate awarded to successful apprentices on completion of apprentice training in an HMC Dockyard, and a Centennial Naval Assemblies booklet produced by the Royal Canadian Navy for the 1967 Centennial Naval Review including photos and texts of naval assemblies.

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Donated by Mr. F.D.H. Nelson in November 1978 and September 1979.


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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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2 February 2018

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