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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.

Schooner "Kate" log for 1890-1-2

File contains a log of the number of seal skins taken, crew names, positions, conditions, provisions used, etc. on board "Kate" on sealing trips between March 1890 and July 1892. The log also includes financial transactions against the ship's accounts.

Papers and vouchers belonging to the schooner "Favourite"…

File contains documents relating to the schooner "Favourite," also called "Favorite." Documents include statements and declarations by Spring regarding "Favourite;" insurance policy; vouchers for expenses incurred by "Favourite;" account and expense sheets, including list of improvements and repairs, provisions purchased, and wages earned; claim to Pelagic Sealing Commission; statement from captain Amos Ellis; and other documents.

Papers and vouchers belonging to the schooner "Kate"…

File contains documents relating to the schooner "Kate." Documents include exhibits to support claim of losses; account and expense sheets, including vessel inventories and lists of repairs and improvements; vouchers for expenses incurred by "Kate;" statements and declarations by Spring regarding "Kate;" insurance policy; related correspondence, a copy of the warning letter from H.M.S. "Daphne" against entering Bering Sea; claim to Pelagic Sealing Commission.

Schooner "Winifred" journal

File contains journal of "Winifred" account transactions from February 1891 through March 1892. Journal also contains multiplication exercises in pencil.

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.

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 by Charles Spring regarding "Winnifred;" documents related to the Bering Sea Claims Commission claims; bill of sale for shares of "Winifred" to Spring; repair and improvement receipts; transcript of the record and proceedings of the United States court case against "Winifred;" and other documents.

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 notes / receipts for advances to the crew.

"Favourite" 1892 official log book

Log book contains a list of crew and report of character, draught of water on leaving Victoria harbour, and entries regarding the taking on of a new crew member. Log also notes the warning received from H.M.S. "Daphne" against entering the Bering Sea.

Schooner "Kate" log for 1892

Log by commander A. J. Taylor contains entries on conditions, location, and activities of the crew on "Kate" from March 5, 1892 to August 4, 1892. The June 21 entry notes the arrival of H.M.S. "Daphne." The log also contains a list of crew and provisions taken on board.

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.

"Kate" official log for 1892

Log book contains a list of crew and report of character, as well as entries regarding the warning received from H.M.S. "Daphne" against entering the Bering Sea and the transfer of a crew member to another vessel.

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.

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.

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.

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," and "Sayward." Large sections of the journal also contain drafts of stories, notes, and recipes written in a different hand.

Memorial of the owners of sealing schooners…

File contains a memorial regarding regulations restricting the sealing industry brought forth by 25 owners of a number of vessels, including the "Venture," "Penelope," and ships formerly owned by Spring, "Favourite" (or "Favorite") and "Kate." The memorial is addressed to the Governor-General of Canada in Council.

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.

Memorial of Canadian sealers respecting their interests…

File contains a memorial regarding reimbursement for financial losses brought forth by 19 owners of a number of sealing vessels, including the "Venture," "Penelope," "Favourite" (or "Favorite)," and "Kate." The memorial is addressed to the Governor-General of Canada.

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.

Inverness Cannery fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1284
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900 - 1967]

The fonds consists of records related to the operation of Inverness Cannery. Records span from the early 1900s all the way through to the 1950s when the cannery was closed and turned into a fish camp. The cannery was owned by J.H. Todd and Sons Ltd. from 1902-1950. The fonds is comprised of seven different series: Correspondence series, Financial series, Fish Canning series, Fish Catching series, Inverness Cannery School series, Legal series, and Publications, Pamphlets and News Clippings series.

Inverness Cannery

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."

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."

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.

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.

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. McGregor, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Pierre Joseph Arthur Cardin, Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Thomas Mulvey, Under Secretary of State; R.A. Sargent, barrister.

Executive correspondence

File contains incoming and outgoing executive correspondence dated March 1974 to June 1977. Topics include membership, recycling on campus, relations with the Provincial association, daycare and maternity benefits, public relations, leaves of absence, requests for and letters of support from outside organizations and unions, letters of resignation and termination, job descriptions and evaluations, cutbacks at UBC, referendum procedure, dissatisfaction with local governance, negotiations and contracts with UBC, general and executive membership meetings, health care plans, strikes and demonstrations, strikebreakers and discipline procedure, educational workshops, union jurisdiction, retirement, surveys, rent and rent control, gender discrimination, by-laws and constitutions, office expenses, and pay equity. File also contains a copy of the October 5, 1973 "Dental Care Plan Service Contract" (and subsequent riders) between the Medical Services Association and the University of British Columbia.

[Local 2 Strike bulletins and correspondence]

File contains records of AUCE Local 2 (Simon Fraser University) regarding 1979 strike, dated March 1978 to January 1980. Records include correspondence, strike bulletins, newsletters, fliers, planning materials, map of SFU campus, outline of personnel deployment system, and open correspondence regarding the arrest of striking union members.

Incoming general correspondence (1 of 5)

File contains incoming correspondence to Local 1, including letters from similar unions and organizations requesting donations and support, letters from members regarding union activity, letters from University of British Columbia personnel, and letters nominating individual members for executive positions. File also consists of related material including job descriptions, news-clippings, invitations to conferences, agendas and meeting minutes, and newsletters from the British Columbia Federation of Labour and British Columbia Government Employees Union.

Correspondence, incoming (2 of 3)

File contains incoming correspondence dated December 1978 to March 1979. Topics include support of causes and other unions, newsletters, arbitration, the Provincial Convention, the Consumer Price Index, educational courses, union staffing and membership, formation of an AUCE Travel Club, office equipment, pension plans, finances, the Essential Services Disputes Act, relations and negotiations with UBC, job descriptions, debates of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, steward seminars, and human rights.

Correspondence, incoming (1 of 3)

File contains incoming correspondence dated February 1979 to June 1979. Topics include referendums, constitutional amendments, office equipment, newsletters, support of causes and other unions, university procedure, union staffing and membership, disciplinary action, leaves of absence, public visibility, grievances with UBC, unemployment insurance, symposium proceedings on UBC day care, job descriptions, legal representation, educational courses, insurance benefits, the All-items Index of Consumer Prices for Canada, membership meetings, and a request for student volunteers.

Correspondence, incoming (3 of 3)

File contains incoming correspondence dated March 1979 to December 1979. Topics include support of causes and other unions, grievances with UBC, newsletters, union staffing and membership, contract negotiations, Labour Relations Board reports, gender discrimination on campus, human rights legislation, gay rights, membership meetings, educational courses, the Employee Assistance Program, availability of legal reference to prison inmates, unemployment insurance, office equipment and administration, leaves of absence, the Consumer Price Index, charges against union members, working conditions, referendum procedure and outcomes, job descriptions, conferences, resignations and appointments, support of Vietnamese refugees, and the Muckamuck Restaurant strike.

General correspondence (3 of 3)

File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence dated January 5, 1984 to December 13, 1984. Topics include support of other unions and causes, human rights legislation, union nominations, office space, pension plans and employee benefits, provincial budget, union representatives and representation, maternity benefits, status of women, relations with UBC, budget cuts, Operation Solidarity, the New Democratic Party, arbitration, membership meetings, affiliation with CUPE, word processing job standard, Local 1 finances, Chilean political imprisonments, membership meeting agendas and minutes, solidarity in Poland, contract negotiations, use of non-union construction firms, union dues and taxes, employee pay rates, labour studies educational courses, union pin collection, flex time questionnaire, and grievances with UBC.

General correspondence (2 of 3)

File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence dated January 30, 1984 to June 12, 1984. Topics include union representatives and representation, education services, Operation Solidarity, sick leave, support of other unions and causes, office rentals, pension plans and employee benefits, Alcoholics Anonymous, seminars, anti-nuclearization activism, committee nominations, affiliation, human rights, subscriptions, status of women, dues accounting system, staff vacation, technological change, job descriptions, by-law amendments, UBC day care, union opposition, relations with UBC, opposition to Henry Kissinger's Vancouver visit, and management of library cutbacks.

General correspondence (1 of 3)

File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence dated June 13, 1984 to December 31, 1984. Topics discussed include union representatives and representation, support of other unions and causes, legal counsel, union assessments, relations and negotiations with UBC, labour studies educational courses, status of women, the New Democratic Party, breast cancer screening, autism, contract proposals, life insurance, research grant to support projects on the management of technological change in the workforce, UBC's financial position, Operation Solidarity, staff vacancy notice, committee meetings, and contract interpretation.

General correspondence incoming and outgoing (3 of 3)

File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence dated October 16, 1984 to April 15, 1985. Topics include labour studies education and scholarships, advertisements for services and products, requests for financial assistance, union representatives and representation, cooperation and coordination with other unions, scabs, relations with UBC, calls for civic engagement (provincial election, teachers' salary, pacifism, financial restraint measures), affiliation with CUPE, international workers' and human rights, women's rights, Expo 86, workplace sexual harassment, Operation Solidarity, UBC financial cutbacks, and seniority of UBC staff.

General correspondence incoming and outgoing (2 of 3)

File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence dated April 1, 1985 to October 2, 1985. Topics include labour studies education and scholarships, advertisements for services and products, calls for civic engagement (cuts to social services, services for unemployed people, teacher's increment wage system, elections, Downtown Eastside evictions due to Expo 86, Supreme Court of Canada legislation, nuclear power, pensions), secession from AUCE and merger with CUPE, cooperation and coordination with other unions, union representatives and representation, CUPE official policy, financial restraint at UBC, women in the workplace, rights of women, status of women, job classification, Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Expo 86, UBC financial audit, smoking in the workplace, and labour relations with UBC.

General correspondence incoming and outgoing (3 of 3)

File contains incoming correspondence dated January 6, 1986 to May 1, 1986. Topics include advertisements, labour education, support of other unions and causes, grievances, worker compensation, Operation Solidarity, New Democratic Party political party, National Day of Remembrance for Workers Killed or Injured at the Workplace, letters of thanks, campus daycare, labour conferences, labour agreements, May Day, union finances, scholarship, Canadian Almanac listing, union representatives and representation, political engagement, film screenings, newsletters, seniority, sick leave, South African apartheid, Ritchie and Associates, technological change, violence against women, retirement, union elections, and membership meetings.

General correspondence incoming and outgoing (2 of 3)

File contains incoming correspondence dated April 10, 1986 to September 16, 1986. Topics include academic grants, legal representation, support of other unions and CUPE strikes, campus daycare, union participation, building maintenance, women's rights, sexual harassment, Worker's Compensation Board, seniority, video display servers and technological change, New Democratic Party, political engagement, United Way Campaign, labour education, pacifism, union finances, maternity leave, collective bargaining and agreements, retirement, health and safety at work, library funding, commonwealth relations, UBC staff salaries, violence against women, union representatives and representation, union dues, word processing education, UBC programs and services, sick leave, Operation Solidarity, abortion rights, student employment, United States war in Central America, and CUPE conventions.

Bauers, Warrens, and Claydon

A group of men, women, and children pose on the steps of a house. William A. Bauer stands at the front holding his wife Maud's hand. The house is believed to be 1218 Seaton St. See also UL_1015_3 and UL_1015_49.

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