This collection contains both personal and business papers predominantly relating to Jeffrey Robert Fewlass, with some papers relating to his father, James Robert Fewlass.
The business papers include items relating to Ellerman's Wilson Line (EWL), Ellerman's Lines Ltd. and Humber Airways Ltd. (HAL). The papers relating to EWL and Ellerman's Lines Ltd. contain correspondence and circulars relating to ship launches, work invitations, cargo and docking instructions, staff salaries and appointments, EWL hosting the Hull Area Final of the Miss Anglia Contest (1968), EWL agents in Spain and Jeffrey Fewlass' involvement in the war game Exercise Breakthrough (1967-1973). There are also items relating to ship launches, running costs and particulars of vessels as well as Visitors Books for various EWL ships; items relating to staff organisation, appointments, salaries and insurance schemes; an almost complete run of the EWL journal The Green Hull (1965-1975); copies of Ellermans: On Shore and Afloat, journal of Ellerman Lines (1971-1973); timetables and other promotional leaflets for particular shipping lines; various newspaper cuttings relating to the companies; EWL branded personal work diaries (1965-1974); promotional products including leaflets and calendars; examples of onboard ship passenger information leaflets, passenger tickets, boarding passes and baggage labels as well as an incomplete set of Secretarial and other reports (1948-1968) for the Wilson Line Athletic Club with related items.
The papers relating to HAL include general correspondence and circulars; minutes of the meetings of directors (1969); various operational papers; two small work diaries; black and white photographs of the HAL offices (1970); flight timetables, passenger tickets and baggage labels; advertising leaflets and other promotional material as well as newspaper cuttings relating to the company.
Jeffrey Fewlass' personal papers include correspondence with his wife, Christmas cards and invitations; items relating to formal dinners hosted by the Hull Incorporated Chamber of Commerce & Shipping and the Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom, as well as copies of Jeffrey Fewlass' school reports (1939-1943).
There is also a substantial amount of correspondence, handwritten research and lecture notes and other items relating to Jeffrey Fewlass' degree in Regional and Local History taken at the University of Hull. The majority of the material relates to the Second World War blockade runners between Britain and Sweden. There is also a copy of his coursework essay entitled 'The History of Airfields and Aviation in the East Riding of Yorkshire 1910-1993'.
The material relating to James Fewlass includes business papers relating to his employment at EWL as well as general personal correspondence, personal insurance policies and items relating to his children's schooling.