Fonds 989.303.0001-0010 - Ralph Cairney Fonds

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Ralph Cairney Fonds

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CA MMBC 989.303.0001-0010

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  • 1934-1939 (Creation)

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1 v. -- 6 newspapers. -- 4.5 cm of textual records.

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Cairney, Ralph

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1. Issues of "To-Day's Radio News"dating from 17 February to 3 March 1939,

2. Envelopes from Manila Branch Army & Navy YMCA, Canadian Pacific Steamship Lines, The De La Rama Steamship Company, and the Imperial Hotel Tokyo. Also, two Canadian Pacific cards.,

3. Menus from MS Asama Maru, 1939,

4. Issues of "Pacific Empress" newspaper printed daily on board RMS Empress of Canada, dating from December 1938, January 1939, and March 1939,

5. Pages from "The Wireless Jiji Press" newspaper issued daily on board NYK Liners, dating from February and March 1939. The papers are in both English and Japanese.

6. Brochures,schedules, maps, and plans for Canadian Pacific Steamship Lines, dating to 1937,

7. Canadian Pacific baggage labels,

8. M/V Asama Maru foldout passenger information pamphlet, tourist information booklet, programmes, and news of the world dated 5 February 1939,

9-10. Menus from RMS Empress of Asia dating from 1938 to 1939.

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Donated by Mr. Ralph Cairney, 16 August 1989.


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  • English
  • Japanese

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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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13 March 2018

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