collection Fonds 116 - Howard Ferguson fonds

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Howard Ferguson fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 116

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  • [ca. 1900-ca. 1970] (Production)
    Ferguson, Howard

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Description matérielle

1 album (96 photographs, 30 postcards, 2 items of textual records) ; 33 cm

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411018 Peter Howard Ferguson, known as Howard, was born 28 July 1892 in Moorefield, Wellington County, Ontario. He moved with his family to a farm near Sedley, Saskatchewan. While a studying at Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph, he enlisted in the 1st University Company of the 38th Battalion on 16 March 1915. He joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) in the field on 28 July 1915. During the Battle of Vimy Ridge he worked as a runner, sometimes venturing into exposed positions in order to deliver messages. For this, he was awarded the Military Medal. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in February 1918 and to Corporal in October 1918. After the war he married Marjorie Emigh, and they had two sons, Graham and Malcolm. He was active in the PPCLI Association, serving as president of its Toronto Branch in 1945. He later lived in Ottawa, and was active in the Patricia Club branch, composed of First World War veterans. He became Secretary-Treasurer of the Canada Ypres Memorial Fund. He died in Ottawa on 5 February, 1975.

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The fonds consists of one album which has virtually no inscriptions or captions but contains items known to be created or collected by Howard Ferguson. Includes a photograph, presumably of Ferguson in his senior years. Includes a group portrait of the P.P.C.L.I. Concert Party (W. James Cunningham, Jack Maclaren, Norman D. Clarke, T.J. Lilly, Fred Fenwick). Includes a card featuring a painting by Ferguson's friend Tom Pritchard. Includes many photos of formal and social events of the PPCLI Association in Ottawa, including visits of Lady Patricia Ramsay and Dorothy Gault, and parades on Parliament Hill and at the National Cenotaph. Includes a story and pictures of the silver bugle that was presented by the PPCLI to the Boy Scouts of Ottawa. Includes postcards of Monaco, France, and Belgium (ca. 1900-ca. 1920). Includes a self-published short story: Shelley Plain / G.R. Stevens ; J.W. McLaren.

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The scrapbook is believed to have been assembled in the late 1960s by Howard Ferguson and donated by him.


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No finding aid.

Éléments associés

Articles, a poem, and correspondence of Howard Ferguson is located in Collection 1, file 31(29)-4. Photographs donated by Howard Ferguson are located at P-400-Ferguson.

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Note générale

Attribution of album to Ferguson based on photos on pages 2, 32, and 53, and textual items on pages 5 and 56.

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