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  • Title
    Ernest G. Best postcard collection of merchant vessels, naval vessels and sailing vessels, chiefly ca. 1900-1940
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXE 722/Items 1-4961
  • Level of description
  • Date

    chiefly ca. 1900-1940
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - ca. 4961 postcards, chiefly b&w - ca. 8.6 x 13 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    1-4537. Merchant vessels, steam or motor
    4538-4663. Naval vessels
    4664-4917. Sailing vessels
    4918-4961. Places
    A contents list of the ships' names in the Best collection compiled by Vaughan Evans is available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room at PXE 722
  • Source
    Presented 1975 Pic.Acc.3449
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • General note

    The Library also holds another collection by Ernest Best (Photographs of views of ships, 1900-1970. 344 b&w photographs). A contents list is available in the Reading Room, Mitchell Library at PXA 199
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    All ship identifications have been taken from names and comments appearing on the items in the collection. In some cases the writing is not distinct and therefore the information may not be accurate. A list of the contents of the collection was completed by Library volunteer Vaughan Evans in March 1992
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