Stubbs Family of seafarers.



From Guide to Collections volume II: This archive consists of the maritime career and personal papers of Herbert Molyneux Stubbs (1879-1915) and his family. After serving his apprenticeship as a maintenance fitter with a Liverpool engineering firm, Herbert Stubbs was employed as 1st and 2nd engineer on numerous vessels belonging to the W. & C.T. Jones Steamship Co., Ltd. and the Cork Steamship Co., Ltd. In 1911 he took part in the Messina earthquake rescue, for which he received recognition from the Italian Government. He tragically lost his life in World War I during the sinking of the Royal Edward in 1915. His daughter, Lillian (1912-1967), continued the family’s seafaring tradition by sailing as a stewardess on cruise liners of the Booker Line, Canadian Pacific and Lamport & Holt. H.M. Stubbs - Personal and career papers, including school reports, apprentice indentures, certificates of discharge and letters of recommendation, correspondence and newscuttings re Messina earthquake and sinking of the Royal Edward, etc., 1879-1915. Lillian Stubbs: Personal papers including school reports, postcards and Women’s Institute membership, 1912-1967. Maritime ephemera, etc., re Booker Line, Canadian Pacific and Lamport & Holt Line vessels, including menus, passenger literature, staff newspapers, postcards and photographs, etc., 1932-1967.