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[Admiralty Pass for the Brig. Dolphin of Jersey Joshua Mabile Master, [Textual record] burden on hundred and fifty-nine tons, mounted with eight guns, navigated with twelve men, all His Majesty's subjects, prize made free & bound for Newfoundland]


5 April 1806

Place of creation



British Admiralty

2 p. : ill., on vellum with seal 47 x 30 cm.
Item no. (creator)
Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection # 639
Textual records
90: Open
639 Item no. assigned by LAC 639
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA

Terms of use

Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Copyright expired

Additional information

Signed and sealed [4142].

On verso register shows ports of entry: Lisbon 19 July to 30 July, 1807 -- Cadiz 29 November 1808 to 24 January 1809 -- Cadiz 19 November to 21 November 1809 -- Cadiz 14 August to 6 September 1810.

Engraved illustration at top of pass show a framed ship situation above Neptune and other mythical figures.

Custodial history
Part of the Alexander E. MacDonald Canadiana Collection purchased by the Public Archives of Canada in 1981.

Accompanying material note
Accompanied by a letter to Dr. MacDonald from the Staff at the National Martime Museum at Greenwich dated 17 April 1964. The letter discusses the marine history of the brig. They also speculated the brig had become a French prize as the pass was found by Dr. MacDonald in Paris.

Exhibitions note
Discovery and Mapping of Upper Canada: An exhibition held at the Canadiana Department, Royal Ontario Museum, May - December 1967