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Alexander Baring fonds [graphic material]. 


[ca. 1861]-1872

Place of creation


1 album (65 photographs, 2 drawings, 1 print).

Scope and content

Fonds consists of an album created by Sub-Lieutenant Alexander Baring. The album contains b&w albumen prints relating to the activities of H.M.S. Zealous as flagship of the R.N.'s Pacific Squadron, 1867-1872. The album covers the activities of crew and ship from Equimalt in Canada through the Pacific, to South America, between 1867 and 1870. Views include: Panama, San Francisco, California; Honolulu, Hawaii, Tobago, Jamaica, Juan Fernandez Island, Esquimalt, British Columbia. Subjects include: H.M.S. Zealous, H.M.S. Repulse, Indian village, suburbs of Victoria, British Columbia, H.M.S. Charybdis, marines under inspection, and officers and crew of H.M.S. Zealous. Also included in album are pencil drawings of -The Grove- and of cofferdam used to repair damage to H.M.S. -Charybdis-; and broadside lithographs advertising various productions of the H.M.S. -Zealous- Officer's Amateur Dramatic Society.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from 50212 to 50214
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions on use. Copyright expired. Credit: Photographer name / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative number.
Artistic material: Copyright expired. Crown copyright on reproductions. Credit: National Archives of Canada.

Photographs: Refer to the Photography: Acquisition and Research Division accession file for a caption list. (Paper)

Photographs: Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions. (Electronic)

Artistic material: Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions. (Electronic)

Additional name(s)

Biography / Administrative history

Alexander Baring was a naval Sub-Lieutenant on the H.M.S. Zealous originating from Plymouth, which reached station headquarters at Esquimalt in July, 1867. His name is recorded in British Navy Lists as active until 1872, when he retired on half-pay as a lieutenant, in which capacity his name appears at least until 1886.

Additional information

Material acquired from the Nova Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. in 1980.

Custodial history
Acquired from the Nova Gallery, Vancouver.


Related control no.

1. 1980-088 PIC
2. 1980-151 NPC