Fonds L107, L179, L614, L716, L717, L999 - H.F. Pullen Fonds

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H.F. Pullen Fonds

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CA MMBC L107, L179, L614, L716, L717, L999

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  • 1846-1956 (Creation)

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3 v. -- 2 programmes. -- 3 newspaper clippings.

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Pullen Family

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Fonds consists of documents and memorabilia collected by several members of the Pullen family relating to their various naval careers.

A newspaper clipping dated 1956 containing an article detailing the history of the Victoria Cross from the Crimean War to the present and a newspaper clipping from the back of a calendar describing SS Beaver off Fort Victoria in 1846.

A book titled "The Pullen Records" consisting of photocopies of various records. The records consist generally of a number of historical records of HM Ships in the Arctic compiled by H.F. Pullen in 1954. Specifically included is the log book of T.C. Pullen, Royal Navy, from HMS Cambria and HMS North Star, extracts of T.C. Pullen's journals kept while master of HMS North Star in the 1850s, an extract from the admiralty board of inquiry where T.C. Pullen was a witness, a monthly meteorological report from September 1852 to April 1854, extracts of naval messages and correspondence, a map of the routes taken by W.J.S. Pullen from 1849 to 1851 in the Arctic, an account of the search for the Franklin expedition, and general notes of the life of Vice-Admiral W.J.S. Pullen.
(The catalogue card states that it is book 18 of 25).

Programme for the 90th anniversary service of thanksgiving and dedication at St. Paul's Church, Esquimalt, 12 December 1956.

Commemorative book and programme for the launching day of the world's first atomic powered vessel, the submarine USS Nautilus, 21 January 1954.

Log book kept by Commander William J.S. Pullen from the HMS Falcon in 1855 and HMS Cyclops dating from 1857 to 1860. Also, a newspaper clipping of the obituary of Vice-Admiral William J.S. Pullen, describing his accomplishments with the South Australia Company, in the Bay of Fundy, on an expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, and commanding HMS North Star in Sir E. Belcher's Arctic expedition, among others. Includes a section titled "Remarks HM Steam Sloop Salem" describing angorages in the Baltic in 1855, a section titled “Journal of Proceedings HMS Steam Frigate Cyclops on Voyage to the Red Sea for the purpose of Sounding for the bed of electric cable” which consists of a narattive ending with ships about to be docked at Bombay in April 1860, and a section titled “A Few Remarks on the Chart of Bomany Harbour with no name as to its maker” .

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Physical condition

L107 is in very poor condition, requiring conservation. Recommend limited handling.

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by H.F. Pullen in several stages from 1954 to 1956 and by Mrs. J.C. Pullen in 1965.


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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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7 February 2018

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