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Incoming correspondence from Jane Rule to Carolyn Gossage.

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Incoming correspondence from Jane Rule to Carolyn Gossage.

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Incoming correspondence from Jane Rule to Carolyn Gossage.

Donald Fraser's Asian tour on the C.P. R.M.S. Empress of Asia and S.S. Tjibadak

This album consists of postcards, pamphlet clippings, and other material assembled by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fraser relating to a tour taken by them in September and October of 1934, to Hong Kong and the Philippine Islands, via the C.P. R.M.S. Empress of Asia, and to the islands of Celebes, Bali, and Java, via the steamship Tjibadak.

Fraser, Donald

Pictorial record of my world cruise on Canadian Pacific Steamship Empress of Scotland, 1925-1926

This album consists of the official photographs taken by Canadian Pacific photographer Harry Pollard of the around the world cruise of the C.P. R.M.S. Empress of Scotland departing New York City December 3, 1925 and returning April 10, 1926. This album was acquired by Katherine Olivia Kinney, a passenger, as a souvenir of the cruise. The album also includes a few signed photographs of the ship's crew, including a photograph of the ship's commander Captain R. G. Latta, a photograph of W. R. McInnes, an assistant cruise director, and a photograph of Deane H. Dickason, the cruise lecturer and press representative, Pollard, Andy Buchanan, a passenger, McInnes, and Angus MacDonald, an assistant cruise director, signed by Pollard. The first sixty-four pages of photographs were arranged with captions by the Canadian Pacific, and the remaining thirty-five pages of photographs include handwritten captions by Kinney. Eight clippings regarding the cruise and one folder are also present.

Pollard, Harry

Alaska cruise photographs

This album consists of photographs taken by Lawrence Crawford during a 1938 cruise to Alaska, including photographs of Wrangell, Juneau and Skagway, Alaska. Also present are photographs of the S.S. Prince Rupert, the C.P. R.M.S. Empress of Japan docked at Vancouver harbour, and the remains of Pier D after it was destroyed by fire.

Crawford, Lawrence

First C.P. R.M.S. Empress of India and Canadian Pacific Railway tour photograph album

This album consists of photographs from a tour made on the first C.P. R.M.S. Empress of India with the Canadian Pacific Railway, assembled by Sir James and Lady Power before the outbreak of the First World War. Some of the photographs have been hand coloured. The album includes photographs of Victoria, British Columbia, including a photograph of the Esquimalt dry dock, and a photograph of warships in Victoria harbour. There are some photographs of the Canadian Pacific Railway and a photograph of Chinese employees cleaning salmon at the Ewans and Company cannery. Attached to the front endpaper is a leaf of Lady Power's stationery, with a black border inscribed "Presented by Lady Power to John Edward Fottrell in memory of Sir James".

Power, Sir James, and Lady Power

My Trip Round the World on Canadian Pacific S.S. Empress of Scotland

A diary specifically preprinted for the cruise kept by Katherine Olivia Kinney pertaining to the cruise she took with her aunt, Ida M. Kinney, on the Empress of Scotland between December 3, 1925 and April 10, 1926. Also includes general cruising information, an itinerary, and a map in addition to her entries on the different locations visited.

Kinney, Katherine Olivia

Empress of France World Cruise 1925

This album consists of material assembled by Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Harwood of their cruise on the C.P. R.M.S. Empress of France between January 14 and May 23, 1925. Included are postcards featuring the exterior and the interior of the ship, the ship's itinerary for the cruise, a cover of a pamphlet regarding the cruise, as well as mock certificates issued to the Harwoods by the Canadian Pacific Railway and signed by Commander E. Griffiths. Also included are some postcards of Victoria, British Columbia, including postcards of the Butchart Gardens, and the Empress Hotel, as well as some postcards of Vancouver, BC, including postcards featuring Stanley Park, English Bay, and the Hotel Vancouver.

H.S. Harwood, Mr. and Mrs.

Agreement for the sale of land and correspondence with the Department of Lands

Agreement for the sale of land between private parties and correspondence with the Department of Lands from one of those parties regarding B.C. coastline maps. Assembled by Lawrence Crawford, orchestra leader on the Canadian Pacific second Empress of Japan, Princess Louise, and Princess Alice.

Canada. British Columbia. Department of Lands

Souvenir of the Canadian Press Association Excursion

This album consists of photographs of scenes from the Canadian Press Association excursion across Canada via the Canadian Pacific Railway. The photographs are mounted on card, with an index card listing each photograph along with a description. There is also a letter in an envelope addressed to Lizzie Haycraft of Bowmanville, Ontario regarding that this album was a gift to her from Harry Patterson of Toronto, Ontario in July 1900. The material was enclosed in a cloth case as a souvenir.

Patterson, Harry

Trip across Canada and the American Rockies

This is a handwritten travel diary of a journey taken in 1900 by A. E. Blake and H. A. Jamieson across Canada and to the United States of America, via the Canadian Pacific Railway. The diary includes an enclosed letter from Arthur Blake to Betty Blackwell, dated December 29th, 1937. The letter outlines Blake's reasons for writing this diary and also refers to the enclosed newspaper clippings, which he wrote for The Field newspaper, circa 1906, concerning this journey.

Blake, Arthur E.

Handpainted magazine illustration of "the sinking of the steamship Birkenhead"

Item is a magazine illustration, titled "The Sinking of the Steamship Birkenhead at Two O'Clock on the Morning of February 26, 1852," handpainted in watercolour, and mounted on card with a pencil and ink border. Assembled by Lawrence Crawford.

Crawford, Lawrence

Empress of Russia and Empress of Asia scrapbook

Scrapboook containing newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, and other textual material, assembled by Dr. W. B. Chung, related to the life of the steamships Empress of Russia and Empress of Asia. Empress of Russia material includes clippings pertaining to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's announcement of plans to build the ship in 1907, the ship's construction, its launching in 1912 and trial trips in 1913, as well as newspaper clippings from Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, newspapers regarding the arrival of the ship in these ports on her maiden voyage, June 7, 1913, and the ship's "record-breaking run across the Pacific" on this voyage. The scrapbook also includes newspaper clippings regarding the Empress of Russia's crew, noteworthy passengers, Asian passengers, vessel movements of 1937 and 1938, as well as a few newspaper clippings regarding the fire that destroyed the ship in September, 1945. In addition to clippings, the scrapbook also includes a menu for a 1936 dinner on board the Empress of Russia with birthday wishes to Commander G. Goold printed inside, and an original copy of a letter, dated March 25, 1913, to Mr. Brodie from the Manager of the British Columbia Coast Steamship Service, Captain J. W. Troup, at Liverpool, regarding the performance of the ship in its trial trips, the layout of the ship's interior, and the accommodation for Asian passengers. Empress of Asia material includes some newspaper clippings concerning the ship's service during the war of 1914-1918 as an armed merchant cruiser and a troop ship, including a few articles regarding its return of soldiers to Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1919, several newspaper clippings from 1937 pertaining to the ship's service during the Sino-Japanese War and its evacuation of refugees from Shanghai in 1937, and a newspaper clipping concerning a bomb dropped on the ship by Japanese aircraft in 1940. The scrapbook also includes several clippings of newspaper articles, some originally assembled by Chief Officer Donald Smith, regarding the destruction of the Empress of Asia by Japanese bombs in February, 1942, and Smith?s receipt of the Order of the British Empire in 1944. Also included is an onion skin copy of Smith's Chief Officer's Report regarding the sinking of the ship, excerpts of which appear in a few of the newspaper articles, signed by Smith with a handwritten note by him at the bottom reading "P. S. Singapore capitulated to the enemy on the 12th February, 1942." In addition to newspaper clippings, the scrapbook also includes a summary of the ship's log belonging to Captain George Goold, who commanded the ship in 1937 and 1938, a Canadian Pacific form for acknowledging receipt of a ticket for a trans-Pacific steamship voyage, an Empress of Asia menu for Christmas dinner in 1940, and a photograph of the Vancouver waterfront in 1934. Scrapbook pieces arranged chronologically by the collector, divided into two sections for the two different ships.

Chung, Wallace B.

Empress of Australia scrapbook

Scrapbook containing newspaper and serial journal clippings assembled by Dr. W. B. Chung pertaining to the Empress of Australia's service as a ship of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's trans-Pacific steamship service and its service as a troopship during the second world war, including a few newspaper clippings related to the purchase of the ship, which had been the ship Tirpitz of the Hamburg-America Line, by the Canadian Pacific in 1921; a few newspaper clippings pertaining to the ship's first arrival in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1922; some newspaper clippings concerning the ship's presence at Yokohama when the earthquake occurred there in 1923, including articles regarding the rescue efforts made by the ship's crew and Captain Samuel Robinson's account of the event; a newspaper advertisement for the a world cruise on the Empress of Australia in 1928; some newspaper clippings regarding the use of the Empress of Australia to bring King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada for the royal tour in 1939; a newspaper clipping regarding a report that the ship had been torpedoed during its service as a troopship during the second world war; and a newspaper clipping and a journal clipping regarding the last voyage of the ship in 1952. Clippings are arranged chronologically

Chung, Wallace B.

C.P.R. steamship engineer's notes

Consists of engineering notes of J. Adamson of the C.P. R.M.S. Empress of India, C.P. R.M.S. Empress of Russia, and C.P. R.M.S. Empress of Asia, and the engineering notes of Robert Shaw, chief engineer of the first C.P. R.M.S. Empress of Japan. Also enclosed are newspaper clippings regarding the appointment of Robert Shaw as chief engineer of the first C.P. R.M.S. Empress of Japan and his retirement on April 4, 1946. Inscribed to Dr. Wallace B. Chung from R. H. Shaw, April 4, 1963 on the seventy-first page.

Shaw, Robert Henry

Formal Investigation Empress of Canada Vol. I

The bound report from the Ministry of Transport into the "loss by fire of the British Steamship "Empress of Canada". Including transcripts of testimony before Kenneth S. Carpmael, the wreck commissioner, and four assessors between December 7th and 12th 1953.

United Kingdom. Ministry of Transport

Labels and stickers relating to travel and businesses in the Pacific Northwest

Labels and stickers relating to travel and businesses in the Pacific Northwest, including hotels, transportation, and food and beverages. Assembled by Lawrence Crawford, orchestra leader on the Canadian Pacific second Empress of Japan, Princess Louise, and Princess Alice.

Crawford, Lawrence

Scrapbook relating to John de Laval's life

Scrapbook by John de Laval about his life, his work, and his friends and family. Featuring newspaper clippings, business cards, notes, foreign money, and other textual material. Assembled by John de Laval, storekeeper and steward on the Empress of Asia and deck steward on the first Empress of Canada.

De Laval, John

Textual material from Katherine Olivia Kinney's round the world trip on the Empress of Scotland

Includes a receipt from Ernesto Sodo, a jeweler from Naples, Italy for items purchased, two sheets of Empress of Scotland stationary listing souvenirs purchased and the amount paid for each, as well as four cards with printed poems and a quotation, and a ribbon from the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity's 78th Ekklesia in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 21-24, 1926.

Kinney, Katherine Olivia

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