Fonds AM136 - Henry Mowatt fonds

Plan of shelter deck companion way Aft elevation Plan of bridge deck companion way Plan of promenade deck companion way Forward elevation Port and starboard elevations Elevation looking forward towards verandah café Elevation looking forward towards mantelpiece Elevation looking towards windows Elevations of writing room Plan of ceiling [Elevation] fireplace end C.P.R. Steamers : Plan of lounge [Elevation] end opposite fireplace Elevations Elevation of wall panel design Elevation of wall panel design Elevation Elevation Half plan of verandah café : Ceiling (French design) Verandah café : Design for trellage Half plan of verandah café Verandah café : Designs for half timberwork, English scheme After end of smoking room Smoke [smoking] room. Alternative treatment of beams to main ceiling Perspective view of smoking room Half plan of first class smoking room Staircase elevation Port and starboard elevations Elevation [Ceiling?] plan Entrance halls Plan of entrance halls Plan of entrance halls Elevations Longitudinal section through dining saloon Longitudinal section through dining saloon : Elevation looking toward port side Elevation of dining saloon Dining saloon ceiling English lounge : Port elevations English lounge : Aft and forward elevations English lounge : Ceiling plan Empress of Russia & Empress of Asia Q.T.S.S. 484&5 General arrangement plans Twin screw steamer "Lake Manitoba" : Accommodation plan [T.S.S.] 179-80-1 [#179, 180 & 181] : General arrangement Single screw steamer Princess Adelaide : Capacity plan Midship section of a proposed screw steamer to class A1 for channel & sound service between S... Proposed screw steamer Proposed screw steamer Design for lake freighter & passenger steamer
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Henry Mowatt fonds

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1 m of textual records
ca. 40 photographs
ca. 35 drawings
ca. 60 plans.

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Captain Henry Mowatt was born in New Brunswick and became master of a sailing ship there. He set about to master steam ships and was promoted rapidly by the C.P.R. in England. In 1918 he resigned and came to B.C., living in Vancouver, Haney and North Vancouver. He died in 1941 at age 83.

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The fonds consists of personal papers, 1846-1940, including family records, a family portrait album, personal letters, private business correspondence and records pertaining to investments and business ventures; extensive records of ship's specifications and tests, material that passed through Captain Mowatt's hands when he worked for the C.P.R., 1900-1918; photographs of C.P.R. steamships; official C.P.R. correspondence, 1892-1924; papers, 1919-1923, relating to Captain Mowatt's duties as Port Warden with the Department of Marine and Fisheries at Vancouver; and printed works, 1839-1911.

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Presented in 1942 from the estate of Captain Henry Mowatt (Rev. William Stott, executor).


Photographs in this fonds have been assigned item numbers with the prefix "CVA 370"

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