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Thomas Guns fonds
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- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the provenance of the fonds.
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- Guns, Thomas Salter
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0.06 m of textual records
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Name of creator
Thomas Guns was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, and first saw Vancouver in 1884 as an apprentice on the barque Highland Glen. He returned to Vancouver to work on various coast vessels of the Canadian Pacific Navigation Company. In 1894, he received his Master's ticket, and in 1916 he joined the Vancouver Pilotage Authority where he worked until his retirement in 1935.
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The Vancouver Maritime Museum had custody of the fonds until it was transferred to the Archives in December 1975.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of bylaws for B.C. pilotages, 1893-1956, an undated pilotage rate book, year-end reports for the Vancouver Pilotage Authority, 1919, pilot licences, 1916-1935, and other personal papers, 1916-1940.