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Holmes, James William, 1855-1934
James William Holmes papers, 1855-1955
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Microfilm : MAV/FM3/635
3 boxes of textual material
Administrative / Biographical Note
Master of sailing ships trading to Australia in the 1890's and early 1900's. Biographical notes by Miss Phyllis Mander Jones filed in Box 1
SERIES 01 James William Holmes papers, 1855-1955 MLMSS 864 Contents list available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room at (1-63B) Personal Papers Diary, 1891, kept on a voyage to Adelaide on the Leucadia Fifty Years Afloat, a life history taken down by Captain Holmes' daughter, Mrs. Coughlan (photostat) ca. 1930 Correspondence 1879-1932, including letter book, 1914-1921, and letters received, 1879-1932 Apprentices' indenture 1870, certificates of discharge and character references, 1870-1921 Miscellaneous papers, 1885-1955 Incidental Papers 1858-1938 An English Shipmaster's Reminiscences, by Capt. George Long; letters to Mrs. Coughlan from Whitby Simpson re his service on the Cimba; will of William Barber, 1861 Ships papers kept by Holmes include abstract logs 1878-1894 of George Thompson, Leucadia, Loch Fergus, Glenfinairt, Blackadder, Cimba, Inverurie and Invergarry Also account books, contracts, notebooks, wages account books, etc Contracts, 1902-1903, for towage, surveying and stevedoring at various ports SERIES 02 Photographs and prints of watercolour sketches of ships by Captain James William Holmes, Master Mariner, and C.H. Williams PXE 1071 MIN 331
Information upgraded from Manuscripts Leaf Catalogue No. 1 (1-63B) as part of the eRecords Project, 2010-2011
Available for reference Some photostat copies Keyword Subjects: Towing Cargo handling
Cimba (sailing ship)
George Thompson (sailing ship)
Glenfinart (sailing ship)
Invergarry (sailing ship)
Inverurie (sailing ship)
Leucadia (sailing ship)
Loch Fergus (sailing ship)
Apprentices -- Australia.
Business enterprises -- Australia -- Records and correspondence.
Contracts -- Australia.
Family -- New South Wales -- History.
Sailors -- Diaries.
Shipping -- Australia.
Voyages and travels -- 19th century.
Voyages and travels -- 20th century.
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Series 02: Photographs and prints of watercolour sketches of ships by Captain James William Holmes, Master Mariner, and C.H. Williams
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