Master Mariner's Certificate, Dewis Spicer
Two-page document, professional competency "to fulfil the duties of Master of a seagoing ship in the Merchant Service." Like a modern-day driver's licence or ID, this document had to be carried by the person named, at all times, to confirm his qualifications.
Reference no.: Spicer Family Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1997-174 vol. 007 no. 1