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Marsh Store

  • Fonds
  • 1862-1955

The Marsh Store was a community hub for Coldstream and Lobo Township. There are eight series. These include store records, sawmill and gristmill records, and woollen mill records. Other businesses that operated out of there were: the Coldstream Telephone Company ; Lobo Mutual Fire Insurance; and the Great Western Railway and Telegraph Company. Of special interest are the magazines and books located in the Public Library collection which also operated out of the Marsh Store. Jacob Marsh was also involved with the local council which also operated from his store.

Marsh Store

Allan Chester Hull fonds

  • CA ON00093 2004/76
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1972, 1980

Fonds consists of a Submission to the Task Force on Review of Unification of the Canadian Armed Forces, written by A.C. Hull. The document contains extracts from letters written between 1967 and 1972, which refer to most of the points made in the submission, and which cover such topics as terms of reference for medical officers, defence policy review, implementation of the Official Languages Act and the organization and structure of the Armed Forces, as well as dress, personnel management, reputation, and performance and career management in the Canadian Forces. Also includes copies of these letters and an inaccurate inventory of documents contained in the file folder. Files are organized chronologically inside a single folder.

Hull, Allan Chester

Airborne Section, Trials and Evaluation Establishment fonds

  • CA ON00093 2004/77
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1970

Fonds consists of 7 volumes prepared and compiled by the Airborne Section, Trials and Evaluation Establishment of Canadian Forces Base Rivers from 1965 to 1970. The volumes include trial reports (with in-flight procedures and checklists), photographs of parachutes and parachute drops. The fonds also includes a volume entitled "Duties of the Stick Commander."

Canada. Canadian Forces Base (Rivers, Man.) Airborne Section, Trials and Evaluation Establishment.

Task Force on Military Museum Collections in Canada fonds

  • CA ON00093 2005/14
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1994, predominant 1992-1994

Fonds consists of documents regarding the creation of the Task Force on Military Museums Collections in Canada to examine the development of military history museum collections in Canada. Includes memoranda, briefings, studies and other documents. Financial papers are also in the collection, as well as Canadian Forces (CF) Museum disposal requirements. Float files, arranged chronologically, provide documentation on museum accreditation, invoices, receipts and CF badges.

Canada. Task Force on Military Museum Collections in Canada

Queen's Harbour Master (Esquimalt, BC) fonds

  • CA ON00093 2005/15
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1987

Fonds consists of Operations Dispatcher Logs and Operations Officer Logs for 1971-1987. These logs listed the times of harbour activities for each day, as well as the names, timing, points of departure and destinations of arriving and departing vessels. Also includes 1 general information log book, 1 ledger containing descriptions of ships and files regarding ceremonies, inspection reports, historical matters and the maritime code of Canada.

Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Queen's Harbour Master (Esquimalt, BC)

E.F. Weeks fonds

  • CA ON00093 2005/16
  • Fonds
  • 1997

Fonds consists of letters to Major General George R. Pearkes presenting and asking support for the E.F. Weeks Mechanical project to recover Spitfires aboard the SS Zarian, lost due to war action 28 December 1942. The SS Zarian was a member of Convoy ONS 154, which left England for New York 19 December 1942 escorted by the Royal Canadian Navy. SS Zarian was torpedoed by U-406 and sunk by U-591 on 28-29 December 1942. The fonds also contains a more detailed 1997 report entitled "Immortal Wings: The Recovery of the Aircraft from the SS Zarian" explaining the program: recovery, restoration, feature film documentary, establishing world-class business, finance, museum package and the principles.

Weeks, E.F.

Loop and Cable Department fonds

  • CA ON00093 2005/3
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1961

Fonds consists of material documenting the field trials and proceedings of the CNAV Bluethroat and the work of Loop Laying Officers from 1956 to 1961 along the east coast from Nova Scotia to Labrador. Monthly naval reports are present for most months from 1959 to 1961 detailing various jobs and trials the ship completed. Most of the documentation pertains to a specific field trial - that of August 18-28, 1956 at Red Bay at Belle Isle Straits, Newfoundland and the recovery of the involved equipment two years later. Included are naval messages, memoranda, naval reports, correspondence, handwritten notation, charts, photographs, diagrams, maps, film negatives and other documents. Fonds is divided into eight folders:
1 - Naval reports from 1956 to 1961
2 - Correspondence, memoranda
3 - Naval messages
4 - Miscellaneous documents
5 - Maps
6 - Diagrams
7 - Photographs, negatives
8 - Magnetic signatures

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. Loop and Cable Department

Director Human Resources Information Management fonds

  • CA ON00093 2006/1
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1997

Fonds consists of 25 ledger binders detailing the strengths and releases of the three services of the Canadian Forces during the 1950s to the early 1970s. Also includes statistics and statistical reports on the Royal Canadian Air force between 1947 and 1964, strength reports and changes by service, manpower reviews, and documents regarding Canadian Forces statistics and human resources. Volumes 1-20 of the ledgers were organized and assigned a volume number. Volumes 21-25 were additions and were not assigned a volume number. The remaining documents are arranged in chronological order.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Director Human Resources Information Management

Ernest Alvia Smith collection

  • CA ON00093 2006/10
  • Fonds
  • 2005

Collection consists of 3 files of textual materials and photographs related to the death of Sgt. Ernest A. "Smokey" Smith. Most of the pages are from Contingency Operations Plan Valour (COP Valour), the plan kept by the Chief of the Land Staff for tributes and ceremonies on the event of Sgt. Smith's death. Also included are a print-out of slides used for briefing the Armed Forces Council (AFC) about COP Valour, a synopsis issued by AFC for the plan, a notice about flying the national flag at half-mast, and correspondence about Sgt. Smith donating his medals back to his regiment, the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. Also includes 43 photographs.

Smith, Ernest Alvia, 1914-2005

German Seekriegsleitung fonds

  • CA ON00093 2006/3
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1945

Fonds consists of printouts of captured German Navy documents focusing on what the Germans knew about the Normandy landings during the Second World War and how they viewed them. The fonds includes war diaries of German troops, documents relating to mobilization for operations "Alarich", "Konstantin" and "Achse", reports on the crossing of the Scheldt by the Fifteenth Army, correspondence, signals, memoranda and diagrams relating to Air Raid Defence and coast defence matters. It also includes descriptions of Führer Conferences and Black Sea Naval matters, channel coast invasion chronicles, personal notes on various tours of inspection in the summer of 1943, memoranda and diagrams on the flooding of Area on Channel Coast, and documents relating to the Far Eastern situation in 1945. All the scrolls are in German.

Germany. Seekriegsleitung

John G. Bryans collection

  • CA ON00093 2006/7
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied and scanned in 2006 (originally created 1929-1949, n.d.)

Collection consists of photocopies of flight reports and other documentation, an information book for the Imperial Defence College Tour of the Middle East in 1949, and a report by a German general on Operation Cerberus. Documents related to Bryans' early career include the report of his pilot's graduation tests, flight reports, headquarters orders for flights, and some correspondence. Also included are four photographs, three portraits of Bryans and one group photograph from an RAF navigation school. The information book from the Imperial Defence College tour is titled "General Headquarters Middle East Land Forces Nut Shell, 30 July to 30 Aug, 1949." It includes a programme of the tour, as well as topographical, military and political information on Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Iraq, Aden and Aden Protectorate, East Africa, Sudan and Eritrea, and Malta. Two maps, an outline map of the tour and a road map of Greece, are also included. The report by an unidentified German general is titled "The Channel Break Through 1942" and describes Operation Cerberus, the escape of three German battleships, Prinz Eugen, Gneisenau and Scharnhorst, from Brest to Norway in February 1942. The British counter-action, code-named Operation Fuller, is also described.

Bryans, John G., 1906-1993

Standing Committee on Public Accounts fonds

  • CA ON00093 2007/13
  • Fonds
  • 1939, 1943-1944

Fonds consists of the minutes of proceedings and evidence for the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for 1939, and for 1943-1944. The meetings concern the Bren Machine Gun and other armament contracts. All volumes are present.

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Special Committee on Defence fonds

  • CA ON00093 2007/18
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1965

Fonds consists of fifteen files of minutes of proceedings and evidence for the meetings held by the Special Committee on Defence between 1963 and 1965. Includes the following documents: an Interim Report of the Special Committee of the House of Commons on Matters Relating to Defence; Bill C-90 : an Act to amend the National Defence Act; Civil Emergency Planning; Regular Officer Training Plan; Reserve Forces, Votes and Proceedings of the House of Commons of Canada, Department of Defence Production, the Special Paper Respecting Defence Expenditure and Its Influence on the Canadian Economy, the Canadian Commercial Corporation, the Naval Shipbuilding Programme, and Integrated Recruiting Organization, as well as a Special Studies prepared for the Special Committee of the House of Commons on Matters Relating to Defence, and the second to fifth Reports to the House. All years are complete. Many volumes contain duplicates.

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Special Committee on Defence

Standing Committee on National Defence fonds

  • CA ON00093 2007/19
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1968, 1986-1988

Fonds consists of 23 files of minutes of proceedings and evidence for the Standing Committee on National Defence from 1966 and 1986-1988. Topics of meetings include estimates and Bill C-243. All volumes from 1966 contain duplicates.

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on National Defence

Kenneth C. Maclure fonds

  • CA ON00093 2007/3
  • Fonds
  • 1942-2004

Fonds consists of textual accounts of an air expedition to the North Pole. The Lancaster "Aries", captained by Wg. Cdr. D.C. McKinley, made the first Commonwealth flight to the Pole on May 1945. The expedition consisted of a series of Arctic flights, made over a sixteen-day period from bases in Alaska, the Yukon, England, and Iceland. "Tab 5" is the most detailed part of the fonds, with reports on navigation, aircraft performance, weather, magnetism, radar, and geographical observations. All other sections contain shorter reports of the expedition and outlines of the "Greenwich grid system" of polar navigation developed by Maclure and first tested by the Aries.

Maclure, Kenneth C., 1914-1988

Directorate of History and Heritage Unit Group Photographs collection

  • CA ON00093 2007/33
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1943

Collection consists of 780 black and white panoramic shots of various regiments of the Canadian Army Overseas. Most of the photographs were taken in England or Scotland and away from the fighting. Therefore, these photographs are more portrait style shots, as opposed to live-action battlefield photos. Unfortunately, while some of the people in the photographs are numbered, DHH has no corresponding key exists to identify the personnel. There are various sizes among the panoramic shots in boxes 1 and 2, which are standard archival 20cm boxes, while boxes 4 through 7 contain oversize photographs. Files have been intellectually organized according to the organizational structure of the Canadian Army circa 1945 provided in Appendix F of Col. C.P. Stacey"s Official History of the Canadian Army: The Victory Campaign. However, the files remain in their original order within the boxes. There are eight series:
I: Canadian Armoured Corps
II: Royal Canadian Artillery
III: Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers
IV: Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
V: Canadian Infantry Corps
VI: Canadian Forestry Corps
VII: Canadian Military Headquarters (London, England)
VIII: Other Units

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Directorate of History and Heritage

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Canadian Agency fonds

  • CA ON00093 2008/16
  • Fonds
  • 1922-2007

Fonds consists of memorial and cemetery registers for those Canadians killed during the First World War and the Second World War. Includes cemetery lists, country lists, index to registers, First World War registers of Canadian dead buried overseas and one of Canadians buried in Canada, cemetery registers per province (both wars), booklets on memorials and books and booklets containing cemetery and memorial registers. There are five series:

  1. Administrative records:
  2. Records pertaining to Canada
  3. Memorial registers
  4. Cemetery registers
  5. Computer printouts (List of Casualties)

Great Britain. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Canadian Agency

W.A.B. Douglas, Roger Sarty, Michael Whitby, Robert H. Caldwell, William Johnston and William G.P. Rawling collection

  • CA ON00093 2008/2
  • Fonds
  • ca. 2002-2006

Collection consists of manuscripts and comments related to the editing and publishing process of the book A Blue Water Navy: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, Volume II Part 2: 1943-1945. Includes draft copies of chapters twelve to twenty-two with comments from various editors. Drafts were submitted for editing between September and December 2003 and are arranged by chapter number. There are eleven chapters:
XII. New Plans, Familiar Challenges: Fleet Planning, Reorganization and the Turning Point in the North Atlantic April-May 1943
XIII. North Atlantic Operations June-December 1943
XIV. Combined Operations in European Waters May 1942 to the Eve of NEPTUNE
XV. Towards a Balanced Fleet: Operations in European Waters, QUADRANT, and Fleet Modernization, 1942-1943
XVI. Prelude to NEPTUNE Operations with the Home Fleet, Coastal Forces, November 1943-May 1944
XVII. The Assault on Northwest Europe
XVIII. Guarding the Seaward Flank: July 1944-September 1945
XIX. The Inshore Anti-Submarine Campaign in European Waters June 1944-May 1945
XX. RCN Anti-Submarine Operations in the Northwest Atlantic 1944-1945
XXI. RCN Anti-Submarine Operations in the Northwest Atlantic 1944-1945
XXII. Outward to the Pacific: The Defence of the West Coast, Pacific Planning and Operations with the British Pacific Fleet April 1943-September 1945

Douglas, W.A.B. (William Alexander Binny), 1929-

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