Selected Sources

Crew Agreements:

Armadale, ON 93372, 1902.

Birdie, ON 48213, 1866.

Brio, ON 97966, 1908.

Clarence, ON 20848, 1863.

Dennis Horton, ON 38187, 1866.

Earnmoor, ON 92856, 1889.

Julia Blake, ON 59410, 1872.

Juno, ON 48477, 1873.

Torrisdale, ON 99828, 1903.

Archival Sources:

A Chronological History of the RGSS (1835-1930). History of the Seamen’s Registry, 1702-1905. MHA, BT 167/23, Micro: 1-3-2-2. Census of England and Wales, 1911. "William Cram, Northumberland." The 1911 Census of England and Wales. (Accessed November 25, 2011).

Craig, Robin. Notes for the Workshop Series held at the MHA, September, 1988. R95-13 MHA.

Maritime History Group. Dean of Arts Box 19. MHA. Not yet accessioned.

———. Dean of Arts Box 19, 1972-1976. MHA. Not yet accessioned.

———. 1971-1986. History Box 9, MHA.

———. Minutes of Meetings. MHA.

———. Faculty of Arts, 1971-1976, President’s Office A-4. MHA.

Public Record Office [National Archives]. Notes on the Crew Lists. Society of Archivists (UK). Records of the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. MF-009, MHA.

Society of Archivists. Re. Shipping Records. Society of Archivists (UK). Records of the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. MF-009, MHA.


Anon. Manual of Seamanship. Vol. 2. London: His Majesty’s Stationary Office, 1923.

Abbott, Charles. A Treatise of the Law Relative to Merchant Ships and Seamen: In Four Parts. London: Reed & Hunter; J. Butterworth, 1812.

Alexander, David. A Description of Indexing Procedures for the ‘Agreement on Account of Crew.’ St. John’s: Maritime History Group, 1973.

Alexander, David. "Literacy Among Canadian and Foreign Seamen, 1863-1899." In Working Men Who Got Wet: Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the Atlantic Canada Shipping Project, July 24-July 26, 1980, edited by Rosemary Ommer and Gerald Panting, 1-33. St. John's: Maritime History Group, Memorial University, 1980.

Bullen, Frank Thomas. The Men of the Merchant Service, Being the Polity of the Mercantile Marine for Longshore Readers. Stanfordville & New York: Earl E. Coleman, 1979.

Burton, Valerie. "A Floating Population: Vessel Enumeration Returns, 1851-1921." Local Population Studies 38 (Spring 1987): 36-43.

Burton, V. C. "Counting Seafarers: The Published Records of the Registry of British Seamen, 1849-1913." Mariner's Mirror 71, no. 3 (August 1985): 305-320. Historical Abstracts, EBSCOhost (accessed May 14, 2010).

Cooper, Malcolm. "Maritime Labour and Crew List Analysis: Problems, Prospects and Methodologies" in Labour\le Travail, XXIII (Spring 1989), 179-94.

Cox, Nicholas. "The Records of the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen." Maritime History 2 (1972), 168-88.

Great Britain. Seafarers and Their Ships; The Story of a Century of Progress in the Safety of Ships and the Well-Being of Seamen. London: H.M. Stationery Office, 1955.

Kemp, Peter, ed. The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea. London: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Matthews, Keith. “Crew Lists, Agreements, and Official Logs of the British Empire, 1863-1913.” Business History, xvi, no. 1(1974): 78-80.

M’Culloch, John Ramsay. A Dictionary Practical, Theoretical and Historical of Commerce and Commercial Navigation. Edited by Hugh G. Reid. Revised. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1871.

Parkhurst, P. G. Ships of Peace, A Record of Some of the Problems Which Came Before the Board of Trade in Connection with the British Mercantile Marine, from Early Days to the Year 1885. New Malden: Parkhurst, 1962.

Prouty, Roger. The Transformation of the Board of Trade, 1830-1855. London: Heinemann, 1957.

Roger, N.A.M. Naval Records for Genealogists. London: Public Record Office, 1984.

Watts, Christopher T., and Michael J. Watts. My Ancestor Was a Merchant Seaman: How Can I Find Out More About Him? London: Society of Genealogists, 2008.