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H.W. Cooper Letters

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
H.W. Cooper fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916-1919
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh2 B4
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
H.W. Cooper fonds
Creator
Cooper, H.W.
Description Level
Series
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh2 B4
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1916-1919
Series
H.W. Cooper fonds - Letters series
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
Custodial History
The records contained in this series were collected and maintained by Ella Lewis, Aylmer, Ontario, in her role as Secretary and Treasurer of the Aylmer Travel Club. During the First World War, Lewis and other members of the Club sent gifts of socks, tobacco and other items, and corresponded with members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force serving in Europe. At some point, the letters, sketches and drawings comprising this fonds came into the possession of George L. Gray, a former principal at Arthur Voaden Secondary School in St. Thomas, Ontario, who subsequently donated them in October 1973 to the Elgin County Pioneer Museum in St. Thomas, where they were received and catalogued under file number 3144 and stored in Document Room Box C2. The records contained in this series were transferred to the Elgin County Archives in 2006.
Scope and Content
Series principally consists of fifty three letters sent by H.W. Cooper, a soldier serving with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, to Ella Lewis, a representative of the Aylmer Travel Club, Aylmer, Ontario. The letters describe conditions and events along the Western Front in France and Belgium during the First World War, November 1916-November 1918; in allied-occupied Germany, December 1918-January 1919; in liberated Belgium, February-March, 1919; and in the Canadian War Narrative Section based in Bramshott, England, April-June 1919, and in Ottawa, Canada, June-August, 1919. The letters include sketches and drawings, and often accompanied the discrete sketches and drawings collected in the Drawings series within this fonds. Series also includes narrative accounts of conditions in the vicinity of the Battle of the Somme, 1916 and along the Bapaurne Road, Somme Front, [1916?], and a letter addressed to a "Mr. Teetzel" describing conditions in liberated areas of France in October, 1918.
Name Access
Cooper, H.W.
Subject Access
Artists
First World War

Miscellaneous Records - Lieutenant George Andrew Metcalfe

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1915
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F2
GMD
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1915
Physical Description
1 pg. textual records
History / Biographical
Series consists of miscellaneous records created, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical Society and its predecessor the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F2 contains miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1893-1918.
Scope and Content
Newspaper clipping entitled: "Is Lieut. Metcalfe Alive or Dead?". Photograph is of Lieut. George A. Metcalfe.
Lieutenant George Andrew Metcalfe
Listed in Elgin County Book of Remembrance: The Great War 1914-1918: "Son of George and Isabel Lipsey Metcalfe. Enl. Aug. 1914. Served in Canada 1st Battalion; England 1st Battalion; France 1st Battalion. Killed at Givenchy June 20, 1915".
Listed in Elgin County Register of the War Dead; Cem/Mem Code: MR 23.
See: Attestation Papers in Library and Archives Canada Collections - http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=189053&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=p28jqa6gs0be2jl7h0k3asr0v6
Name Access
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Miscellaneous Records - The Onlooker

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1915
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1915
Physical Description
1 pg. textual records
History / Biographical
Series consists of miscellaneous records created, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical Society and its predecessor the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F2 contains miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1893-1918.
Scope and Content
Newspaper clipping of the column "The Onlooker" from the St. Thomas Daily Times, dated Jan. 30, 1915, entitled: "A Base Paltroon" about local citizens who had shown sympathy toward the "Enemy".
Verso: various news items, advetizements and announcements.
Name Access
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
First World War
Images

Miscellaneous Records

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1918
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Elgin Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2002-25
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 107
Storage Location
R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F2
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1918
Physical Description
1 pg. textual records
History / Biographical
Series consists of miscellaneous records created, collected and maintained by the Elgin Historical Society and its predecessor the Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute. File R7 S2 Sh3 B1 F2 contains miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1893-1918.
Scope and Content
Partial newspaper clipping showing womens' dress styles modeled after or converted from First World War uniforms. Verso: article dated 1918.
Name Access
Elgin Historical Society
Elgin Historical and Scientific Institute
St. Thomas and District Horticultural Society
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
Women
First World War

War Correspondence

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1899-1946
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Anderson family fonds
Description Level
Series
Accession Number
2004-05
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C5 Sh5 B1
GMD
textual records
Date Range
1899-1946
Series
Anderson family fonds - War Correspondence series
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence of Robert Marshall Anderson and Donald Hume Anderson with various soldiers from the St. Thomas area who served during the Boer War/South African War (1899-1902), the First World War (1914-1918), and the Second World War (1939-1945).
Much of the Boer War/South African War-era correspondence is between Robert Marshall Anderson and his brothers Archie and Duncan, both of whom served in the conflict, Duncan as a physician in the medical corps, Archie in the infantry. In addition, Robert Marshall Anderson corresponded with some of his employees serving as soldiers in South Africa.
The First World War correspondence features letters to and from an employee of the Anderson Department Store, Warren Andrews, who served with distinction and returned to St. Thomas at war's end with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Correspondents include Robert Marshall Anderson and Anderson Department Store employees E.G. Cooper, Ruby Copeman and Donald McCallum.
Much of the Second World War correspondence consists of letters written to Donald Hume Anderson by Anderson Department Store employees injured while serving as soldiers during the Second World War expressing thanks for care packages sent to them during periods of convalescence. Correspondents include Corporal Carlyle R. Taylor, [Petty Officer?] W. Jack Taylor, Sergeant Thomas W. Hanna, Sergeant E.J. (Ted) Higginbottom, Corporal A.W. Shaw, Private F.E. Lapp, and Doug Keith. Includes stationery and envelopes bearing various military insignia. Series also includes correspondence dated 1945-1946 between Donald Hume Anderson, in his capacity as an officer of the St. Thomas-Elgin Rehabilitation Committee, and various individuals and agencies including the Canadian Department of Veterans Affairs.
Series includes the following files:
Correspondence of Private P.H. Stacey, 1900. C5 Sh5 B1 F1
Correspondence of Duncan Anderson, 1900-1901. C5 Sh5 B1 F2
Correspondence of Archie Anderson, 1899-1900. C5 Sh5 B1 F3
Correspondence of Archie Anderson, 1899-1900. C5 Sh5 B1 F4
Correspondence - Anderson Department Store staff to W.A. Andrews, 1916. C5 Sh5 B1 F5
Correspondence - E.G. Cooper to W.A. Andrews, 1917. C5 Sh5 B1 F6
Correspondence - Donald McCallum to W.A. Andrews, 1917. C5 Sh5 B1 F7
Correspondence - Ruby Copeman to W.A. Andrews, 1916-1917. C5 Sh5 B1 F8
Correspondence - Robert Marshall Anderson to W.A. Andrews, 1916-1917. C5 Sh5 B1 F9
Correspondence - St. Thomas-Elgin Rehabilitation Committee, 1945-1946. C5 Sh5 B1 F10
Correspondence - Various Correspondents to Donald Hume Anderson, 1943. C5 Sh5 B1 F11
Name Access
Anderson, Archie
Andrews, Col. W.A.
Anderson, Dr. Duncan
Anderson, Robert Marshall
Anderson, Donald Hume
St. Thomas-Elgin Rehabilitation Committee
Anderson Department Store
St. Thomas (Ont.)
Subject Access
First World War
Second World War
Conservation
Letters have been placed in melinex sleeves
Related Material
Anderson Department Store fonds

H.W. Cooper fonds - Drawings Series

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
H.W. Cooper fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916-1919
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B2
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
H.W. Cooper fonds
Description Level
Series
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C3 Sh6 B2
GMD
graphic material
Date Range
1916-1919
Series
H.W. Cooper fonds - Drawings series
Physical Description
37 drawings : pen and ink
1 photograph : b&w, sepia toned
1 p. of textual records
Custodial History
The records contained in this series were collected and maintained by Ella Lewis, Aylmer, Ontario, in her role as Secretary and Treasurer of the Aylmer Travel Club. During the First World War, Lewis and other members of the Club sent gifts of socks, tobacco and other items, and corresponded with members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force serving in Europe. At some point, the letters, sketches and drawings comprising this fonds came into the possession of George L. Gray, a former principal at Arthur Voaden Secondary School in St. Thomas, Ontario, who subsequently donated them in October 1973 to the Elgin County Pioneer Museum in St. Thomas, where they were received and catalogued under file number 3144 and stored in Document Room Box C2. The records contained in this series were transferred to the Elgin County Archives in 2006.
Scope and Content
Series consists principally of pen and ink drawings depicting scenes of daily life involving the Canadian Expeditionary Force in France, Belgium and Germany during and immediately after the First World War. Includes images of Albert, France; Neuville St. Vaast, France; Notre Dame de Lorette, France; Lievin, France; Ypres, Belgium; Camblain L'Abbe, France; Mont St. Eloi, France; Andenne, Belgium; Bonn, Germany; and Cologne, Germany; as well as images depicting the activities of the Chinese Labour Company and Tirailleurs Algeriens, and a drawing showing an early tank-like vehicle of the type labelled His Majesty's Land Ship (H.M.L.S.). Series also includes a program for a Divisional Concert Party at Canadian Corps Headquarters, Paris, January 1918, and a postcard photograph of H.W. Cooper in military uniform.
Name Access
Cooper, H.W.
Subject Access
Artists
First World War

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