Material relating to the whaling barque "Derwent Hunter" 1871 - 1881 including the will of John Bull, chief mate of the whaling barque "Derwent Hunter", Charles Bayley owner appointed executor (1871); papers relating to claim from NSW Govt. for refund of expenses paid on behalf of John Doherty, a seaman who was injured while serving on the "Derwent Hunter" and left ashore on Lord Howe Island to recuperate, including extract from log book (Capt. Richard Sparkes) and letter from Richard R. Armstrong, Commander RN. retired, Magistrate Lord Howe Island (1879¬ 81).
Shipping agreement, 21 August 1884. Memorandum of agreement between W. Crosby & Co., Macfarlane Bros. & Co. and McGregor Piesse & Co. to divide equally profits and commissions on loading of ships in direct trade between Hobart & London.
Material relating to the Barque "Harriet McGregor" 1882-1892. Apprentice G.T.E. Allsopp receipts for wages from Capt. A.s. Leslie (1882-4); Lloyd's register certificate class Al (May 1884, noted as launched 1871, sheathed with yellow metal on felt May 1884); papers relating to accidental killing of dockman when the "Harriet McGregor", Captain Evans, docked at London docks in May 1892.
Papers relating to the barque "Lufra" (built in Aberdeen 1870), including: mortgage by David Storm of Aberdeen, 1870-74; sale of four sixtyfourth shares from A.G. Webster to A. McGregor for £94 (30 July 1892), insurance on barque for A.G. Webster (1892), accounts of barque Lufra (Captain L.A. Rogers) in account with Alex McGregor for docking, stevedoring, stores, customs etc (1892-3) and memo of freight for owners meeting.
Rail freight charges for goods shipped from London, 3 -5 June, 1893. Collection contains letters from the Minister for Railways concerning McGregor's request for reduced rail freight charges on goods shipped from London by Shaw-Saville and New Zealand Shipping Co's steamers.
Barque "Helen" refit 1893, 1894 - Survey report laid up on Domain slip since 1891, now fitted as whaler, 15 May 1894. Also letter from McGregor to Messrs. Dalgleish & Taylor, Patent Slip, Domain: Mr Dalgleish not to work on "Helen" after walking off the job (pressed copy 30 Nov. 1893).
Scrap book of press cuttings relating to the O'May and other Derwent ferry services, Tasmanian shipping and history, also pay sheet of Rosny Estate & Ferry Co. Ltd (18-28 June 1925), stuck into an old ledger volume.
Manuscript copy of a book on sail transportation by B R Broughton, “Berth of a Man" – an authentic story of ships, the sea and the shore” draft of a manuscript about sail water transport (wheat clippers) a factual picture of the world ashore and afloat as seen through the eyes of an ordinary Australian.
Colour photograph, taken overhead, of three-masted ship berthed at pier on Burnie wharf, undated; timber stacked on concrete surface of wharf, motor vehicles parked on wharf; five smaller single-masted vessels and dinghies, also tied to nearby jetty.