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MILTON F. GREGG, V.C. FONDS

  • CA PANB MC498
  • Fonds
  • 1880, 1892-1991

These documents were the personal papers of Milton Gregg. They were not the papers of the offices which he held. They include his copies of a few of his many reports from official positions and well as his personal observations to family on several assignments. The Biographical Sketch information above was gleaned from this fonds.

The fonds also included many private papers, including several hundred letters during the First World War to his fiancée in Canada, personal correspondence to family, and observations on his work in Indonesia in the form of letters to his sister. He and his family kept clippings of his exploits from his time as a student at the Provincial Normal School, throughout his life, and until his death and funeral.

After his death, his wife, Erica Deichmann Gregg, continued to add to the collection of clippings. Various organizations kept in contact with Erica Gregg after his death, notably the Victoria Cross Association and the Royal Canadian Regiment Association. Some files continue beyond his death in 1978.

The fonds contains 1656 photographs from ca.1880 to 1988 and cover all aspects of his life. It addition, it contains a number of photo albums, including 2 which were presented to him in Indonesia, one of which graphically shows the affects of yaws on the children in that country. Also in the photo series are images of Gregg with King Edward VIII, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. Although George V presented him with the MC and VC, there are no photos with that monarch. There are also photos with Lord Beaverbrook, Senator John F. Kennedy, Golda Meir and several Canadian prime ministers.

Gregg, Milton Fowler

Mabel Eliza Lewin

  • CA CC MCC16
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919, 1937-1951

This fonds documents Mabel Lewin's service as a nurse during the First World War. The fonds contains correspondence between Lewin and wounded WWI soldiers who were in her care, postcards of locations she served and of places where the soldiers she corresponded with served in Europe, and snapshots taken of nurses and officers whom Lewin met and served with. There are also magazines and newspapers dated 1937-1951.

Lewin, Mabel Eliza

McLauchlan family

  • CA PANB MC333
  • Fonds
  • 1835-1942

This fonds documents the business activities of the McLauchlan family as well as the military career of Charles Guy McLaughlan. A few personal family records are included. Business records include a cash book for Jones & McLauchlan (1877-1879), as well as financial records of The John McLauchlan Co., Ltd., including 2 letterbooks (1910-1912), a cash journal (1912-1914), a day book (1931-1932), and 2 account ledgers (1910-1932). The ledgers record names of customers, their place of residence and occupation, items purchased, amount charged, and method of payment (cash or labour).

Other business records include a rent book (1928-1942) and advertisements for the McLaughlan store. Several school exercise books containing bookkeeping exercises completed by Douglas McLaughlan and Harry McLauchlan are also included. C. Guy McLaughlan's military records include letters and official communiqués from the Canadian armed forces during the First and Second World Wars. There are also papers and notes from the military hearings and courts martial that McLauchlan was a part of during the inter-war years, as well as reports, receipts, expense forms, periodicals, the Woodstock Cadets nominal role for candidates for officers' school, and a printed nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the 64th Battalion of the C.E.F. issued in 1915. There is also a nominal register for "C" Company No. 12 1/2 Platoon under Lieutenant H. A. McCleave that gives names of individuals, their rank, number, date of enrolment, martial status, religion, place of residence, and section (1915).

Military financial records include a cash book for "A" Company Composite Battalion (1914-1915) and a cash book for "A" Company 67th Regiment, Composite Regiment (1914-1915). Printed booklets include, "Comrades to Canadian Boys" by Major Wallace Forgie of the Military Service Department Canadian Y.M.C.A; "Information for Wives of Soldiers Coming From Overseas" [1945]; and "Two Thousand Officers and Men of the 64th Battalion C.E.F., Sussex, N.B." (1915). Personal records include correspondence between C. Guy McLauchlan and his friends and family; original deeds, correspondence, and genealogical information relating to Elsie Everett McLauchlan's relatives and ancestors with the surnames Lowe, Rickerson, Ricketson, Rickelson, Gilbert, and Case (1835-1927); and a few certificates and mementos pertaining to Anna Marguerite McLauchlan, Douglas McLauchlan, and Annie McGuire McLauchlan.

McLauchlan, John Edwin (family)

Milltown Soldiers' Comfort Association

  • CA PANB MC415
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1918, 1940-1944

This fonds consists of two minute books of the Milltown Soldiers' Comfort Association, dating from the First World War, 1917-1918 and from the Second World War, 1940-1944.

Milltown Soldiers' Comfort Association (Milltown, N.B.)

Muriel Edwards letter

  • CA PANB MC2770
  • Item
  • 14 January 1916

This letter is representative of hundreds of such thank-you letters written by Canadian soldiers serving overseas during the First World War to New Brunswick school children. Here Staff Sargeant V. A. Giles, of the 1st Canadian Division, thanks Muriel Edwards, then a girl of 11-years-old, for her letter and an "awfully nice bag of candy" he received in the post. He comments that "you cannot tell what great pleasure it gave all the Canadian Soldiers to receive them and knowing that all our dear little Girls at home are working for us."

Edwards, Muriel Erma

North Shore (N.B.) Regiment collection

  • CA PANB MC2134
  • Collection
  • 1945?-1991?

Collection includes copies of correspondence, photocopies of names of the men who returned, and of some who died in the conflict. Also an excerpt from the history of the North Shore Regiment including, "The Young Madmen at Zutphen" and a map of Zutphen.

Johnson, Dirkje

Oakley and Sophia Orser family fonds

  • CA PANB MC2893
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1926

This fonds consists primarily of correspondence received by Oakley and Sophia Orser and members of their family, including their daughter, Augusta Orser Burrill; Oakley's father, John W. Orser, and sister, Georgia Orser, from family members serving overseas during the First World War. Taken collectively, these letters underscore the fact that many young men from Carleton County, a number from, and related to, the Orser family, enlisted for wartime service, and suggest the impact this had on their families and community.

The bulk of the correspondence is from John A. Orser, Oakley and Sophia Orser's son, but there are also letters from Augusta Orser Burrill's husband, William E. Burrill; cousin Samuel Gilbert Barter; and two of John A. Orser's wartime friends, Fred B. Wallace and Bert [?]. These letters offer news of wartime activities in England and France and, particularly, information about soldiers from Carleton County who were at the Front. They also highlight family and community ties and provide insights into feelings of loneliness, dangers, and difficulties soldiers faced during wartime.

There are also a few letters between family members at home during wartime; correspondence relating to Sophia Orser's attempts to have her son's estate distributed after his death and pertaining to Oakley Orser's claim to a pension on account of his son's wartime service; a poem by John A. Orser about working on farms in the state of Maine; a scroll commemorating the wartime sacrifice of Pte. William E. Burrill; and two photographs, one of Orser family siblings taken on the farm,and the second, a studio portrait of John A. Orser and his friend, Harold Olney, in uniform.

Oakley and Sophia Orser family

Philip Leo McBride

  • CA MNBM ID199
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

The fonds consists of diaries and a paybook. The diaries describe enlistment, training in barracks, shipping off to Europe from Halifax, and his experiences on the front line in France including at the battle of the Somme, and the armistice in 1918 then heading for home. The diaries are detailed and well written giving a vivid picture of life in the trenches. They also include his impressions of London, England, France and Belgium.

Some loose papers and ephemera related to his military service were filed in the paybook. There is also a card from the Grand Lodge of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of Cleveland Ohio which exempts him from all dues and assessments during military service. Also included with the paybook is a newsclipping and a card from a Paris hotel.

McBride, Philip Leo

Read family

  • CA MtA 118
  • Fonds
  • [19-], 1990-1991

Fonds consists of two typescripts: “Marshlands Inn”; “Grindstone History”, a history of the Read grindstone history, as dictated to Dr. George Stanley by Herbert William Read, father of Herbert C. Read, 1971, edited and revised by H.C. Read during 1990 and 1991, with the assistance of notes by his brother, R.C. Read.

Read (family)

S. Boyd Anderson fonds

  • CA PANB MC566
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1916, 1953

This fonds consists of 4 letters written by S. Boyd Anderson in April, June, and November of 1915 and January of 1916 to his friend Frank Doyle, while Anderson was serving at the Belgium front. Anderson commented on battles of the First World War, particularly Ypres; the use of gas as an instrument of war; shelling; casualties; the loss of officers; the taking of German prisoners; conditions in the dugouts and trenches; his admiration for his men; and family matters.

Included in the letters are several sketches of the front, including one of the 3rd Line in the Ypres Canal area. All four letters were transcribed prior to 1973, possibly by Bruce Anderson. The typed transcriptions are included.

The fonds also contains 2 typed letters, written by Frank Doyle to Bruce Anderson in 1953, which provide background and supplementary information about S. Boyd Anderson's wartime letters and military career. There are also original copies of 3 publications: The Canadian Record Officer, which contains the article, "The Canadian Glorious Stand at Ypres" (April 1915); The Splint Record (December 1915), and The Listening Post (January 1916), and a Daily Mail birds-eye map of the British front on which Anderson drew and outlined respective positions occupied by the 8th Battery at Ypres.

Anderson, Samuel Boyd

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