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Private Seidelman’s war letters and bereavement

This series contains letters written by Private Edward Joseph Seidelman to his family from July 1916 until his death in October 1917. The letters were written when Private Seidelman was stationed in Camp Hughes, Manitoba; Seaford, Sussex, England; and “Somewhere in France”. The series also contains Private Seidelman’s death certificate and letters from the Canadian and British government to his family after his death. Published material includes a published obituary from the “Daily Province”, Vancouver, British Columbia and a Western Universities Battalion newsletter from Camp Hughes, Manitoba, published October 21, 1916.

William Dow Ferry material

Series consists of records and photographs relating to Judge William Ferry's life and career. Includes school records from Prince George Public School and the University of British Columbia, military photographs, and records, certificates and photographs relating to his his judicial career.

Ferry, William Dow

Photographs

Series consists of photographs that primarily document Corbould family members time serving in the Canada's military. Many of the photos were taken by Charles Bernard (C.B.) Corbould who served in Egypt and North Africa during World War One.

Military

Series consists of negatives, prints and postcards from J. Lewis Sangster’s time serving in World War I. These include photographs that were taken by J. Lewis Sangster himself, as well as postcards that he had collected and/or sent during his time overseas. There are also photographs of J. Lewis Sangster’s son Ross during WWII.

Sangster, J. Lewis

Other published material

Series consists of a copy of the Victory Edition of the British Columbia, published in 1946, that details the military record of members of the armed forces who lived New Westminster and Fraser Valley. There are two issues of "Fragments on France" by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. Bairnsfather was the British Army's cartoonist during World War One. There is a copy of the King's Message to the Royal Air Force dated Nov. 11, 1918 and a booklet entitled, The Third Battle of Ypres, containing aerial photos of the battlefield.