Date Published: 1908
Binding: No binding
10-3/8 x 8 inches. Typed letter signed by McNicoll positively responding to J. Ritchie Bell, manager of the Montreal Sailors' Institute acknowledging him being elected as a member of the Board of Management of the Montreal Sailors' Institute.
In 1862, the Protestant Montreal Sailors’ Institute (MSI) was established for the “material, social, moral and spiritual welfare of seamen temporarily in the port of Montreal". Gentlemen from the Catholic Truth Society decided that something had to be done to keep Catholic seamen from the clutches of the Protestants and so, in 1893, the first ‘modern’ facility for Roman Catholic seafarers in the world was opened, the Catholic Sailors’ Club (CSC). The two organisations, the MSI and the CSC, amalgamated in 1968 to become Mariners’ House of Montreal. Mariners’ House of Montreal is a home away from home for thousands of seafarers annually.
David McNicoll, 1885 CPR General Passenger Agent, to T.G. Shaughnessy of the CPR and later in 1903 Vice-President and General Manager himself. In 1912, Port McNicoll, ON was named after CPR's Vice President, David McNicoll. One of the most notable female artists in Canada, Helen Galloway McNicoll (1879–1915) was David McNicoll's daughter and achieved considerable international success for her sunny Impressionist representations of rural landscapes, intimate child subjects, and modern female figures.
Good. Item #5855