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Edgar R. Jamieson family fonds

  • CA PANB MC3127
  • Fonds
  • 1939-[after 1976], predominant, 1939-1944

This fonds consists primarily of records pertaining to Edgar R. Jamieson's World War II activities and the Jamieson family history. There are also letters addressed to Blanche Jamieson from Edgar Jamieson, sent while he was serving overseas with the Canadian Army.

Edgar R. Jamieson's World War II records include his Canadian Army Clothing and Equipment Statement, [1943]; Canadian Militia Soldier's Pay Books, 1939-1945; Canadian Army Soldier's Pay Books, 1940-1945; two C.S.M. Nominal Roll Books for A. Company, Carleton and York Regiment that record the names of soldiers, their service numbers, and notes concerning their service (killed, wounded, evacuated, missing etc.), 1940s; and a map of the West End of London, [1940s?].

Blanche Jamieson's records consist of 52 letters sent to her by her brother, Edgar, that shed light on his wartime activities. The letters were sent from Woodstock, Halifax, aboard ship, England, France, and Italy. Transcriptions of these letters are also included in the fonds.

Jamieson family genealogy records consist of a 2 pp. family tree and copies of printed family histories entitled, "Descendants of John Jamieson" (25 pp.); "Descendants of Unknown Hamilton" (9 pp.); and "Descendants of George Blaney" (25 pp.).

Lastly the fonds consists of a World War I "Souvenir from France" -- a stitched post card containing a note written to Lillian from Steven L. Sloan, France, 15 July 1918, and a transcription of a letter written by James H. Blaney to his mother, July 31, 1859.

Jamieson, Edgar Ross

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.

Order family (Oakley and Sophia)

Capt. C. F. Inches fonds

  • CA PANB MC1176
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1918

These 5 army (field service) correspondence books relate to Capt. C. F. Inches's tour of duty in France, in 1916, with the 1st Canadian Heavy Battery. He records information about his routine administration duties, while also providing information about ammunition, equipment, weapons, horses, the awarding of honours and medals, charges of insolence and desertion, military court martials, attack plans, activities at the Front, and feats of gallantry. A number of names of officers and enlisted men are included. The correspondence book dating from June to July 1916 (MS1A) contains a few letters written or signed by Lt.-Col. C. G. Pritchard, R.G.A.

Inches, Cyrus Fiske

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