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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

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.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Collage of areas of water near Victoria B.C.]

Collage of two photographs. First photograph is a view of the Wharves Inner Harbour, Victoria B.C. and buildings next to the harbour. Second photograph depicts a group of people waiting to board a boat at the Victoria Arm. Captions: "The Wharves Inner Harbour, Victoria B.C." and "The Gorge, Victoria Arm, Victroia B.C.".

Clarke, C. E. and Henderson, H. S.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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