Coquitlam (Ship) (Charles E. Spring)



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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 includes a copy of Kelley's letter to F.B. Marvin & Co. upon the seizure of the steamer "Coquitlam," and a document regarding the "Modus Vivendi" on C.J. Kelley & Co. stationery in an unknown hand.

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 1934 petition to the Chairman of the Senate Committee of the Pelagic Sealing Treaty of 1911, and a copy of October 6, 1931 clipping from the "Daily Times" and "Daily Colonist" in Victoria regarding settlement of the "Coquitlam" claim. Notable correspondents include Alan Webster Neill, Member of Parliament for Comox-Alberni; D'Arcy Britton Plunkett, Member of Parliament for Victoria; Henry Herbert Stevens, Minister of Trade and Commerce; Alfred Duranleau, Minister of Marine and Minister of Fisheries (Acting); Ian Mackenzie, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre; Albert Edward Munn, Member of Parliament for Vancouver North; A.W. Merriam, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; W. Stewart Edwards, Deputy Minister of Justice.

Re: memorial respecting the seizure of S.S. "Coquitlam"…

File contains declarations of eight individuals or organizations regarding compensation owed following the seizure of the steamer "Coquitlam" by the U.S. revenue cutter "Corwin" in 1892. Declarations request compensation for losses of seal skins, good shipped, legal fees, etc. Claimants include Cereno J. Kelley.