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William M. Reid fonds
General material designation
- Architectural drawing
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- Source of title proper: Title based on provenance of the fonds.
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- Reid, William Myles
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Name of creator
Born in Vancouver May 30, 1917, William Reid worked as a draftsman during the 1940s and 1950s for Sterling Shipyards and B.C. Packers. In 1959 he opened his own business as a naval architect specializing in designs for coastal working vessels: fish boats, tugs, towboats, and patrol craft. His office at the foot of Cardero Street operated until his death Jan. 14, 1971.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of plans for 140 vessels. Prints are arranged by plan set, each set corresponding to a separate vessel. Plans may include, and are not limited to, outboard or inboard profiles; lines, body, rigging, sail, or deck plans; sections; or rudder or gun fitting details.
Immediate source of acquisition
Fonds acquired in 1970 by Robert Allan Ltd. Naval Architect, and was later donated to the Vancouver Maritime Museum. The Museum transferred the material to the City Archives in 1984.
The plans are mostly held in map cabinet D: drawer 8 contains plan sets numbered 1-70 and drawer 9 contains 71-140. For locations of rolled plans, please refer to the item listing in the Reading Room finding aid.
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Inventory available in hard copy in Archives' Reading Room.