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Charles E. Spring fonds
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Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence related to Spring's attempts to reengage the Canadian government on the issue of monetary settlement for losses sustained due to the renewal of the “Modus Vivendi.” The series includes incoming letters from v...

Correspondence 1931-1934, 1937

File contains letters regarding Spring's attempts to reengage the government on the issue of the "Modus Vivendi" claims. The file also includes drafts of letters to Richard Bedford Bennett, Prime Minister of Canada, a draft of a 193...

Letter drafts and notes

File contains Spring's drafts of letters and notes primarily regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims. Documents include multiple drafts of a June 15, 1937 letter to Gordon M. Grant, barrister and solicitor. File als...

Drafts and notebooks

Subseries consists of drafts of letters and documents, notes, and supporting material regarding sealing claims. Most of the series is made up of lined notebooks. Draft documents include memorials to various Canadian government officials, a draft r...

Draft notebook and correspondence

Notebook contains drafts of Spring's letters and documents and notes regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims. Documents include drafts of letters to Gordon M. Grant, barrister and solicitor, and J.H. Munro, as well a...

Charles E. Spring fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1705
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1937

Fonds consists of records spanning the period 1888-1937 relating to Charles Spring’s claims for financial losses as a result of the renewal of the “Modus Vivendi” banning pelagic sealing in the Bering Sea for the 1892-1893 season, and supporting d...

Spring, Charles E.

Drafts and working papers

Series consists of drafts, working papers, and support material relating to Charles Spring’s efforts to recoup financial losses as a result of the “Modus Vivendi.” The series includes drafts of letters and documents; notes; newspaper clippings and...

Letter and document drafts notebook

Notebook contains drafts of Spring's letters and documents and notes regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims. Notable correspondents include D'Arcy Britton Plunkett, Member of Parliament for Victoria; King Geor...

Drafts and correspondence

File contains Spring's drafts of letters and documents and notes regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims, as well as some incoming correspondence. Documents include drafts of memorials and petitions; drafts of letter...

Drafts and supporting material

File contains Spring's drafts of letters and documents and notes regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims, and such supporting material as newspaper clippings. Documents include drafts of memorials and petitions; draf...

Letter and document drafts

File contains Spring's drafts of letters and documents and notes regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims. Documents include drafts of letters to Gordon M. Grant, barrister and solicitor.

Notes pertaining to modus vivendi sealing claims...

Subseries consists of drafts of letters and documents and notes regarding sealing claims, as well as newspaper clippings. Documents include drafts of multiple letters to Gordon M. Grant, barrister and solicitor. Drafts and notes appear to be in ro...

Drafts and clippings

File contains Spring's drafts of letters and documents and notes regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims. Documents include drafts of letters to Gordon M. Grant, barrister and solicitor, and several newspaper clippings.

Letter and document drafts

File contains Spring's drafts of letters and documents and notes regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims. Documents include drafts of letters to Gordon M. Grant, barrister and solicitor.

Letter and document drafts notebook

Notebook contains drafts of Spring's letters and documents and notes regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims. Notable correspondents include R.B. Bennett, Prime Minister; D'Arcy Britton Plunkett, Member of Parli...

Letter and document drafts

File contains Spring's drafts of letters and documents and notes regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims. Documents include drafts of statements; drafts of memorials and petitions; drafts of letters to Canadian gover...

Letter and document drafts

File contains Spring's drafts of letters and documents and notes regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims. Documents include drafts of a narrative of the 1892 sealing season; drafts of memorials and petitions to the v...

Correspondence 1929-1930

File primarily contains replies to Spring in response to a memorandum synopsis of the "Modus Vivendi" sent to various officials. The file also includes a draft of a memorial addressed to Sidney Webb, Secretary of State for the Dominions,...

Letter and document drafts notebook

Notebook contains drafts of Spring's letters and documents and notes regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims. Notable correspondents include James Horace King, Minister of Soldiers Civil Re-Establishment; Alan Webste...

Donald Urquhart documents

File consists of letters and documents relating to Captain Donald Urquhart. The files includes letters to Captain Owen Thomas of schooner "Venture" from an unknown party regarding restrictions on entering the Bering Sea and referencing C...

Cereno J. Kelley and Donald Urquhart documents

The series consists of documents relating to Captain Cereno J. Kelley and Captain Donald Urquhart (later the estate of Donald Urquhart), and their involvement in the sealing industry during the period of the “Modus Vivendi” and later. The series a...

Correspondence 1928

File contains correspondence relating to the prospects for the settlement of sealing claims under the current government and correspondence with R.E. Gosnell of the Legislative Press Gallery, who agreed to lobby for Spring in Ottawa. Notable corre...

Letter drafts notebook

Notebook contains drafts of Spring's letters primarily regarding attempts to settle his "Modus Vivendi" claims. Notable correspondents include Alan Webster Neill, Member of Parliament for Comox-Alberni; Secretary of the Equitable Li...

Personal papers and photographs

Series consists of personal correspondence and documents, as well as photographs (copies and originals) of Spring and his wife. The series includes correspondence with Spring’s son-in-law and an English language correspondence course, corresponden...

English correspondence course material

File primarily contains documents related to an English language correspondence course in which Spring enrolled. Documents include 1921 correspondence with the Sherwin Cody School of English and the course booklet. The file also contains an instru...

Correspondence 1927

File primarily contains correspondence related to a 1927 petition by Spring and others to William Lyon Mackenzie King requesting the establishment a royal commission inquiring into damages suffered by sealers due to the extension of the "Modu...

Correspondence 1917-1926

File contains sporadic correspondence regarding sealing claims from 1917-1918, 1921-1922, and 1925-1926. Notable correspondents include Wilfrid Laurier; Ward Fisher, Deputy Minister of the Naval Service; the Deputy Minister of Justice; Fred A. McG...

Personal correspondence

File contains a personal letter from Spring to his son-in-law, Leslie A. Smith, who married Spring's daughter, Loretta.

Court papers, police charges, and related documents

Files contains writs of summons, subpoenas, orders, writs of fieri facias, default summonses, etc. against Charles Spring issued between 1892 and 1894 for non-payment of monies owned. The papers originate from the Supreme Court of B.C., Exchequer ...

Charles Spring claims and supporting documentation

Series contains material relating to claims for financial losses as a result of the “Modus Vivendi” and supporting documentation prepared and compiled by Charles Spring. Material relates to claims submitted to the 1896-1897 Bering Sea Claims Commi...

Schooner "Henrietta" documents

File contains documents relating to the schooner "Henrietta." Documents include accounts and expense sheets, including an accounting of expenses to outfit the vessel, lists of improvements and repairs, and payments to crew; promissory no...

Petition to Canadian House of Commons

The file contains three copies of a 1914 petition prepared by Spring and brought forth by owners and masters of sealing vessels during the 1892 season. The petition requests an enlargement of the scope of the Pelagic Sealing Commission to include ...

Correspondence 1913-1914

File contains letters related to "Modus Vivendi" claims for the schooners "Kate" and "Favorite" and correspondence in response Spring's 1914 petition and memorial to Parliament. Notable correspondents include Geo...

Charles Spring declaration

File contains typed and handwritten draft copies of the declaration of Charles Spring, with index. Supporting exhibits provide an accounting of monetary losses during the 1892-1893 sealing season.

Property loss declaration drafts

File contains draft declarations by Charles Spring regarding loss of property. Declarations cover losses of City of Victoria lots, a residence on Kingston Street, stores in Ucluelet and Hesquot [sic], and the sloop "Annie."

Accounting of 1892 season losses

File contains accountings of losses and damages sustained by Charles Spring, W. Walker, owner of the S.S. "Mischief," and H. Paxton, owner of the schooner "Wanderer."

Schooner "Winifred" documents

File contains documents relating to the schooner "Winifred," also called "Winnifred." Documents include typed copies of the title, statements of the captain and a crew member, and notice of vessel detainment; draft declaration ...

Sealing commission oaths

File contains handwritten copies of the oath sworn by those giving evidence to Pelagic Sealing Commission in English, Nootka, and Chinook Jargon, as well as a note regarding the meaning of the word "Nootka."

C. Spring with the compliments of WA Newcombe

File contains the daily log book for the sloop "Nymphe," of which Spring was master. Log covers a sea lion hunting trip from April 23, 1913 through October 4, 1913. The file also contains the Commissioner of Fisheries Report for 1913 in ...

Correspondence 1895, 1906-1912

File contains letters related to Spring's requests for the appointment of a commission for the final settlement of Modus Vivendi claims. Notable correspondents include Louis-Philippe Brodeur, Minster of Marine and Fisheries; William Templeman...

Journal for estate of Donald Urquhart

The file contains a journal recording revenues and expenditures of the Donald Urquhart estate accounts from May 1894 to October 1905, including entries relating to shares owned by Urquhart of schooners "Venture," "Penelope," an...

Cereno J. Kelley correspondence

File consists primarily of correspondence between Spring and Captain Cereno Jones Kelley that references exchanges of statements, information, and figures relating to claims for vessels "Kate" and "Favourite." The file also inc...

S.S. "Mist" documents

File contains documents relating to the S.S. "Mist." Documents include the registry certificate for the vessel, coasting license, and receipts for duties and fees paid.

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