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Albert Pettitt Collection

  • CA DHM 1986.354
  • Collection
  • c.1882-1918

The collection is comprised primarily of photographs from the early Brandon Hills farming community. These photographs include Rev. George Roddick’s farm, Henry Dunbar’s threshing outfit, Robert Dunbar, and a school house. The collection also includes a photograph of the 1st Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles from the First World War.

Pettitt, Albert

Alfreda Jean Attrill Collection

  • CA HSCA/M C2
  • Collection
  • [1895-1999]

The collection reflects Alfreda Jean Attrill’s education, nursing career, war service, her affiliation with the St. John’s Ambulance Association, and her genealogy. The series is arranged into nine series and covers events from her early life to her death through awards, certificates, memoirs, family histories, correspondence, articles, programs, diaries, invitations, publications and prayers.

Attrill, Alfreda Jean

Berbank Church fonds

  • CA MCK 28-1997
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1966

This fonds contains a document titled "Berbank Church History." This document is partially in a printed format with a portion handwritten. This fonds also contains minute books and legal documents pertaining to the ownership of the land upon which the Church was constructed.

Berbank Church

Berbank Red Cross fonds

  • CA MCK 18-1997
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1919

This fonds includes a minute book, which provides a complete record of every meeting held by the Berbank Red Cross, from its creation in 1917 to 1919, when it became the Berbank Ladies Aid. Fonds also includes a roll call, financial records, and meeting minutes.

Berbank Red Cross

David Sommerville Charleson fonds

  • CA MCK 21-1997
  • Fonds
  • Nov. 8th 1915

Fonds consists of one letter written by Charleson from Belgium in early 1915 to Miss Estella Cullen in Rounthwaite, Manitoba. In the letter, David Charleson describes the circumstances facing the Canadian troops in the trenches during the Great War and provides an account of the German trenches facing him. This is an evocative and reflective letter. Philatelists may find the condition of the stamps on the letter envelope of interest.

Charleson, David Sommerville

Evan McDonald Whidden Fonds

  • CA MCK 1-2001 and 8-2003
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1936, predominant 1917-1922

The records contain Evan Whidden's reports to family members, in particular to his father and mother, on his experience as a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the years 1917-1919. Records also include correspondence from his mother, Katherine Louise Whidden (née Ganong), to Evan during these years. Evan Whidden records his impressions of military life through his training in Canada and England and his experience of war in Europe with the Canadian Expeditionary Force from 1917-1918. He was involved in the conflict only briefly at the conclusion of the war. His letters provide an account of life in France, Belgium and Germany in 1918. Fonds also contains correspondence dating from the early 1920s from Chester New, a history professor at McMaster, who had previously taught at Brandon College, and from Whidden's father, Howard Primrose Whidden, President of Brandon College 1912-1922 and, from 1922-1949, Chancellor of McMaster University. This correspondence deals principally with the progress of Evan Whidden's education and his choice of a career in the church or the academic world. Fonds contains several publications containing work of Evan Whidden, mostly on religious themes. It also includes newspaper clippings and convocation programs dealing with Dr. Whidden's graduation from Yale and the presentation of honorary degrees to him at Pine Hill and Acadia. Fonds contains newspaper stories on the occasion of the retirement of Howard Primrose Whidden following his lengthy career as Chancellor of McMaster University. Death notices for Dr. H.P. Whidden and his wife are also to be found. Fonds also includes a copy of the Brandon College Quill from the year 1921 and an assortment of photos from Whidden's college days in Brandon,principally c. 1921, as well as other unidentified pictures including a group photograph of three Brandon College Presidents: Dr. A.P.McDiarmid, Dr. H.P.Whidden, and Dr. J.R.C. Evans.

Whidden, Evan McDonald, 1898-1980

H. P. Crabb fonds

  • CA UMASC Mss 357, Pc 312 (A12-17, A14-56)
  • Fonds
  • 1913-2013

The fonds consists of H.P. Crabb's documents, notebooks, training manuals, correspondence, digitized postcards, and photographs from his military service with the RFC in World War I and RCAF in World War II.

Crabb, Herbert Philip

J.G. Magee Collection

  • CA DHM CA DHM 1996.419
  • Collection
  • 1901-1920

The collection contains a photograph of World War One soldiers standing at attention, a photograph of World War One soldiers marching in a parade, a memorial program for the death of Queen Victoria, a program for the film "Birth of a Nation," and an academic calendar for Clark Hall, the girls' residence at Brandon College.

Magee, John Gordon "Jack"

JOHN CRAMER fonds

  • CA CPA 1988.42, 1989.61
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

Fonds consists of World War I souvenirs such as Articles of Pte. Cramer, pay books, Great War Veterans Association, correspondence accompanying a medal, returned soldiers insurance, news clippings, short travel diary, programme of the "Y-EMMAS" (the Canadian Corps Concert Party in 1919), and a certificate of honour for service to Paris. Black and white photographs show bombed sites in Europe.

Cramer, John, 1891-1958

Mildred (Mollie) Kellet fonds

  • CA MCK 8-1999
  • Fonds
  • 1918; 1941; 1944

Fonds contains a collection of handwritten recollections by Mollie Kellet concerning her experiences during the Second World War. Mollie had been living in London and experienced life under German bombing. Also included is a document from WWI, presumably from her father, who was a veteran of this war. Fonds contains records acquired by George Kellet during his service in the Second World War. These records concern the practical arrangements made to support troops following the 1944 D-day invasion of Nazi Europe. Marked "top secret," these records set out procedures for paying and provisioning the invading army.

Mildred (Mollie) Kellet

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