Research Document #19
Gerald Gallagher’s Effects
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When Gerald Gallagher died on Nikumaroro, it fell to his brother officers to inventory and pack his personal belongings for shipment to his heirs. Two inventories exist: one apparently made in his house, the other apparently a packing list of items shipped in boxes to Fiji in readiness for transit to Great Britain. Both are reproduced in this document. This one is apparently the packing list. Click here for the household inventory.
Box No. 1.

Ties

21

Shirts, Dress stiff

7

Shirts, Dress soft (collars separate).

9

Shirts, Khaki (new)

6

Shirts, White tennis with collars.

40

Shirts, coloured.

8

Shirts, White without collars.

6

Shirts, old and worn.

5

Shirts White unused with collars (Arrow)

6

Collars, Dress stiff.

15

Collars, Coloured soft.

15

Collars, White soft.

15

Collars, Dress soft.

10

Box No. 2

Socks, unused. 15 pairs.

15
pairs

Socks, used.

38
"

Stockings, unused Khaki.

6
"

Stockings, used.

16
"

Bathing trunks new.

1

Bathing trunks, old.

1

Underpants.

18

Underpants, new Jockey.

8
in box

Singlets, silk.

2

Singlets, cotton.

1

Belts.

6

Handkerchiefs, new.

6

Handkerchiefs, old.

6

Pullovers.

3

Box No. 3.
Rug.
1
Blanket, white woolen
1
Overcoat.
1
Sports Coats, Tweed.
3
Black Dinner suit complete.
1
Black Dress Trousers.
1
Cummerbunds.
2
Braces.
1
pair
Tweed suit, Brown, 3 piece.
1
Tweed suit Blue, 3 piece.
1
Grey Flannel suit, 2 piece.
1
Striped suit, 2 piece.
1
Grey suits, 2 piece.
3
Flannel trousers, grey.
3
pairs
Flannel trousers, cream.
1
Flannel suit, cream (2 piece).
1
Blazer, Blue.
1
Mess Jackets, white drill.
6

Box No. 4
White drill trousers.
8
pairs
Buff cotton shorts.
5
pairs
Khaki drill shorts.
8
pairs
Cream coats.
4
White drill coats.
3
Khaki drill trousers.
4
pairs
Dressing gowns.
2
Pyjamas, suits.
2
Print.
2
bolts
Curtain material floral.
1
piece
Blue net material.
1
piece
Curtains, floral.
1
pair
White mosquito netting.
1
piece
Striped material.
1
piece
Butter muslin.
1
piece
Mosquito net.
1

Box No. 5.
White tablecloths.
6
Bedspreads.
2
Table knapkins.
11
Unbleached calico, hemmed.
2
pieces
Pillow cases.
10
White cloths.
6
Tablecloths, small white.
3
Towels, large.
2
Towels, hand.
6
Cushions.
2
Chair canvas.
1
piece.
Belt.
1

Box No. 6.
Black Mosquito Boots.
2
pairs.
Tan shoes.
4
pairs.
Black evening shoes.
2
pairs.
Slippers.
1
pair.
Shoe trees.
4
pairs.

Bag No. 7.
Sandshoes, new.
3
pairs.
Sandshoes, used.
5
pairs.
Sandals.
2
pairs.
Raincoat.
1

No. 8.
Tennis racket in press.
1

No. 9.
1 roll Gilbertese mats contains 2 large and 2 small mats.

No. 10.
1 wooden Box containing:-

1 glass sweet dish(?) 11 dinner plates, 9 dessert plates, 5 small plates, 4 assorted plates, 4 small saucers, 5 large saucers, 1 egg rack, 2 earthenware cups, 2 vegetable dishes and lids, 5 teacups, 6 egg cups, 5 coffee cups, 1 tea-pot and lid, 1 glass measuring flask, 1 gravy jug, 4 carving plates, 1 pyrex dish large, 1 glass dish large, 6 porridge plates, 1 large blue cup and saucer, 6 small glass dishes, 2 tea strainers, 9 large tumblers, 3 medium tumblers, 6 small tumblers or sherry glasses, 7 fruit glasses, 1 brass ash tray, 1 glass ashtray, 1 salt cellar, 2 assorted saucers.


No. 11.

1 Tool box containing:-

2 saws, 1 electric switch, 1 pull-through 2 cleaning rods, 7 gimlets, 1 wirecutter, 1 drill, hacksaw, 1 square, 1 metal plane, 2 wooden planes 2 hammers, 1 screwdriver, 3 chisels, 1 spokeshave, bradawl, 1 brass wrench.


No. 12.

1 Kerosene case containing:-

37 novels, 1 Coleman iron, 1 mirror, 1 ashtray, 1 pair aluminium shoe trees, 1 Bridge set in wooden box, 3 curtains.


No. 13.
1 card table (new).

No. 14.
1 cane chair (new).

No. 15.

1 wooden Box containing:-

1 frying pan, 1 saucepan, 1 double saucepan, 3 saucepan lids, 2 cake tins (all above aluminium) 2 bread tins, 2 enamel pudding dishes, 1 scrubbing brush, 1 Bread Board, 8 cork table mats, 2 bottles Herbs, 1 enamel plate, 6 earthenware lids, I glass dish, 3 bars Soap, 2 wooden spoons, 1 wooden salad spoon and 1 fork, 2 wooden Butter Pats, 1 wire Soap container, 1 clothes brush, 4 brass ashtrays, 1 china ashtray, 1 soda water syphon, 5 sparklets, 2 coathangers, 1 jam pot, 2 bottles Hair Cream, 3 hair clippers, 1 china cruet, 2 cups and saucers, 1 glass jug, 1 earthenware coffee pot, 2 kitchen cloths, 1 sieve, 1 wooden hammer, 1 meat board 1 1 Brush 1 shaving cream, 1 box studs buttons etc., 1 bottle powder, 6 cooking books, 1 pair braces, 9 Gilbertese hats, 2 felt hats, 1 Helmet, 1 egg beater, 8 knives, 1 corkscrew, 3 tin openers, 13 yards canvas.


No. 16.
1 Fishing Rod and reel.
1 Gaff.

No. 17.
Camphor wood box containing 14 wireless valves, 1 roll wireless aerial wire, 1 vibrator.

No. 18

1 case containing:

1 bottle medicine, 1 bottle whiskey, 1/2 bottle Cointreau, 1 bottle Cherry brandy, 2 1/2 bottles Bourgoyne, 2 1/2 bottles bitters, 1 bottle Dramblin, 1/2 bottle Creme de Menthe, 2 1/2 bottles gin.


No. 19.
1 large wireless set.

No. 20.
1 small wireless set.

No. 21.
1 wooden hoop.

No. 22.
2 camphor wood boxes.
3 steel uniform cases.
3 Fibre suitcases.
2 square wooden boxes.
1 Medicine box ?
1 Tool Box.
2 canvas Kit bags.

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