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CA BI MG 20.25-MG 20.25.1-MG 20.25.1.18 · Item · 17 June, 1917
Part of James A. Murphy fonds

Item is a letter form Col. Dawson, commander at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, commending James A. Murphy on his work at Vimy Ridge and informing him of an effort to award him a military cross medal.

Liscombe Correspondence
CA BI MG 12.59-MG 12.59.2 · File · 1896-1957
Part of Liscombe family fonds

File contains a selection of Liscombe family correspondence, mainly that of Olive and Susan to and from Gerald during his time spent overseas in World War 1.

CA BI MG 12.59-MG 12.59.2-MG 12.59.2.6 · Item · 3 December, 1916
Part of Liscombe family fonds

Item is a letter to Susan Liscombe signed "Bob," which was written in France. In the letter, the author thanks Mrs. Liscombe for mailing him some newspapers, talks about injuries and deaths among members of the 40th that he met in England, relates his experience in the trenches, and notes a letter that he received from Gerald Liscombe regarding the disbandment of the 185th Band.

CA BI MG 12.147-MG 12.147.1-MG 12.147.1.27 · Item · 2 October, 1916
Part of James MacMillan fonds

Item is a Western Union telegram for Kate MacMillan, informing her that Sgt. Anthony MacMillan has been reported as seriously ill in the Moore Barracks Hospital.

Matheson Family Papers
CA BI MG 12.156-MG 12.156.1 · File · 1915
Part of Matheson Family fonds

File contains family correspondence, including two letters from Ken Matheson to his mother while training at Valcartier Camp, 1915.

CA BI MG 12.189-MG 12.189.6-MG 12.189.6 G · Item · 8 October, 1916
Part of Katharine McLennan fonds

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley, dated 8 October 1916. In the letter, Katharine describes recent events at the hospital where she is volunteering in Yvetot, France, including several wounded men who had been there a year leaving, holiday scheduling, and a joke that her friend Edith Parkman was pulling on Helen Homans. She also mentions a trip that she made to a deserted Chateau, "Beauvoir."

WW1 MG 12.189.6 J
CA BI MG 12.189-MG 12.189.6-MG 12.189.6 J · Item · 8 November, 1916
Part of Katharine McLennan fonds

Item is a letter from Letter from Ronard Adrieu to an unknown recipient, dated 12 November 1916. The letter, written in broken French, describes the conditions at another hospital and asks the recipient to say hello to Harnois, a patient at the Hôpital de l'Alliance in Yvetot, France.

CA BI MG 12.189-MG 12.189.6-MG 12.189.6 U · Item · 4 December, 1918
Part of Katharine McLennan fonds

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Grace McLennan, dated 4 December, 1918. In the letter, Katharine describes the loss that she and Edith Parkman have been feeling since the death of their friend, Helen Homans. Katharine and Edith, now without work, were in Paris at the time looking for positions, and Katharine describes what the capital was like at the end of the war.

CA BI MG 15.59 · Fonds · 1983

Fonds consist of letter enclosing “Tribute to the North Shore Gaelic Singers” in verse, 1978.

MG 20.5-E-1 · Subseries · 1939 - 1975
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Sub-series consists of correspondence, programmes, schedules, scrapbooks, and photographs belonging to Ralph Davies and Sharkey MacDonald (Charles MacDonald), former Cape Breton Highlanders and World War 2 (WW2) veterans, who were chosen to be delegates for the “30th Anniversary: The Canadians in Italy” delegation sent to Italy to commemorate the Italian Campaign and the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Italy. Delegates visited memorials, battlefields, and war cemeteries and took part in cultural and religious ceremonies to mark the occasion.

Thomas J. Brown fonds
MG 21.48 · Fonds · 1820 - 1939

Fonds consists of Brown’s collection of mining documents, the manuscript for his book, Place Names of Nova Scotia as well as an undated mining manuscript. Also included is a copy of the poem The Mayflower, the book Gaelic Lessons for Beginners, a scroll addressed to E.G. McKay, a leather nameplate, newspaper clippings and correspondence.

Brown, Thomas James
Correspondence
MG 21.37-A-1 · File · 1911-1976, predominant 1971-1977
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of a letter from the Cook County Graduate School of Medicine, personal correspondence, letters congratulating him on the publishing of his book “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”, letters from people telling Dr. MacMillan how much they enjoyed his book and their hopes for a sequel.

CA BI MG 12.59-MG 12.59.2-MG 12.59.2.1 · Item · 11 March, 1917
Part of Liscombe family fonds

Item is a card with lace detail from Gerald Liscombe to his sister, Ella Liscombe. It was written "somewhere in France". In the card, Gerald writes that he was visited by John McIntyre of Sydney (36th Battery) who used to work at Hall's Bookstore.

CA BI MG 12.59-MG 12.59.2-MG 12.59.2.7 · Item · 6 October, 1916
Part of Liscombe family fonds

Item is a letter to Gerald Liscombe from Bob, which was written in France. In the letter, the author notes that he was wounded, describes the capture of German trenches, and communicates the fear and uncertainty that comes from life in the trenches.

CA BI MG 12.59-MG 12.59.2-MG 12.59.2.12 · Item · 14 December, 1916
Part of Liscombe family fonds

Item is a letter written from "Bob" to Olive Liscombe on December 14, 1916, from France. In the letter, Bob thanks Olive for her recent gift of a box of candy, and describes life in the trenches and a recent letter from Gerald.

Correspondence
CA BI MG 12.123-MG 12.123.1 · File · 1915-1941
Part of Crowdis family fonds

File contains personal correspondence sent to and from Christine McPherson (later Crowdis) that provides accounts of life in wartime England, 1916-1919.

CA BI MG 12.147-MG 12.147.1-MG 12.147.1.17 · Item · 1 November, 1918
Part of James MacMillan fonds

Item is a letter from Anthony MacMillan to Cecelia MacMillan. It was written from Pine Hill Military Hospital in Halifax. In the letter, Anthony described getting his fortune told overseas and wonders when he will be discharged.