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1888-1898 journal

File contains a journal of expenses and payments related Spring's business with entries from March 12, 1888 to October 20, 1898 (page 217). Entries include expenditures for good and services for vessels, wages, and other expenses. Some entries are out of chronological order. No entries exist between September 1892 and October 1898. Many of the pages in the journal are loose.

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."

Agreement and account of crew for schooner "Penelope"

The file contains the agreement and account of crew for the schooner "Penelope," owned by Donald Urquhart. The document serves as an employment contract for the voyage and provides a list of crew members and particulars of engagement, discharge, and release. Notes the release of crew members due to sickness and the engagement of new crew members.

Agreement and account of crew for schooner "Venture"

The file contains the agreement and account of crew for the schooner "Venture," owned by Donald Urquhart. The document serves as an employment contract for the voyage and provides a list of crew members and particulars of engagement, discharge, and release. Notes the desertion of three crew members.

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 which Charles F. Newcombe and William A. Newcombe summarize the same trip in a report on sea lions on the coast of British Columbia.

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.

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.

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 George Henry Barnard, Member of Parliament for Victoria City; John Douglas Hazen, Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Charles Edmund Kingsmill, Director of Naval Services; Martin Burrell, Minister of Agriculture. The file also includes typed copies of the notice of liability to interruption issued to sealers in March 1892, a copy of a letter received from L.A. Cattaliar, Under Secretary of State, in 1895 regarding the sealers' unsuccessful claims for losses, and estimates of losses incurred during the season.

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 "Modus Vivendi." A copy of the petition is also included in the file. Notable correspondents include William A. Found, Director of Fisheries; Alfred Duranleau, Minister of Fisheries; C.H. French, Fur Trade Commissioner; Lucien Cannon, Solicitor General; L.C. Moyer, Private Secretary of the Prime Minister; George Warren, Managing Secretary of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce; W.E. Payne, Executive Secretary of the Vancouver Board of Trade; Alan Webster Neill, Member of Parliament for Comox-Alberni; Hewitt Bostock, Senator from Kamloops.

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 correspondents include James Horace King, Minister of Soldiers Civil Re-Establishment; C.H. Gibbons, Vice President, Legislative Press Gallery; Lucien Cannon, Solicitor General; A.M. Manson, Attorney General; Hewitt Bostock, Senator from Kamloops; W. Stewart Edwards, Deputy Minister of Justice; Simon Fraser Tolmie, premier of British Columbia. The file also includes a draft of 1928 memorial to J.H. King requesting an investigation of sealing claims.

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 Court of B.C. Admiralty District, County Court of Victoria, Provincial Police Court, etc. Funds were primarily owed to tradesmen for goods and services rendered for Spring's sealing vessels, as well as to crew members for unpaid wages. The file also contains copies of police charges brought against Charles Spring by sealers for non-payment of wages in 1892, a list of court judgments against Spring, and related notes and documents.

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 Captain Urquhart. The files also contains Spring's notes regarding and drafts of letters to Urquhart's family, as well as documents from Customs and Excise, Canada regarding Urquhart's ownership of vessels "Venture," "W.P. Sayward," and "Penelope."

In the matter of the seizure by the United States government...

File contains a memorial regarding compensation owed for the loss of revenue following the seizure of the schooner "Favorite" by the U.S.S. "Mohican" in 1894. A 1922 newspaper clipping regarding sealing schooners is interleaved. The memorial is addressed to the Governor-General of Canada.

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 their claims for compensation. One of the copies is signed and two are unsigned. The petition is addressed to the House of Commons of Canada.

Schooner "Winifred" ledger

File contains ledger, with index, of accounts related to "Winifred" from 1891 to 1892. Includes payments to persons and businesses from "Winifred" account.