Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Canadian Pacific Steamships Limited Fonds - Part 2

Part 1 explored the holdings in the Canadian Pacific Ships Fonds at the National Museum of Science and Technology for my immigration to Canada. Sadly there was no passenger list surviving for my voyage.
Elsewhere in the fonds, two types of list survive.
First, the lists that were printed and distributed to passengers. Survival is spotty. Shown is a sample of the list of some of the Tourist Class passengers on the maiden voyage of the Empress of Canada in April 1961.

Second, from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s there are copies of official lists. Below is an image from the Empress of France voyage from Liverpool to Quebec arriving on 20 October 1955. The lists include name, age, religion (sometimes), destination and a space for notes. Fortunately, this example is not typical in one respect.

As noted in Part 1, the Museum's Library & Archives Reading Room will be closed to the public from June 2019 to February 2020.

Find out more about the collection at www.archeion.ca/canada-science-and-technology-museum-library-and-archives/ or contact reproductions@ingeniumcanada.org/.

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