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Royal Winnipeg Rifles collection

  • PPCLI Collection 131
  • Collection
  • 1958 - 1990

The collection consists of printed materials produced by the Royal Winnipeg Rifles: 75th anniversary historical pamphlet (1958); announcement of re-dedication of the Volunteer Monument and granting of the Freedom of the City (1968); Centennial program pocket edition (1983); One hundredth anniversary [souvenir program] (1983); newsletter: The Devil's blast / The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Association. - Vol. 8, no. 3 (1990 Sept.).

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives

Joe Erdmann fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 130
  • Fonds
  • 1996

The fonds consists of volume 2, issues 1 and 2 of The Ric-A-Dam-Doo, a newsletter published by Joe Erdmann for members of the Great War Association.

Erdmann, Joe

Ernest Charles Copp fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 129
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950]-2004

The fonds consists predominantly of copies of photographs documenting Copp’s experiences in parachute training, in the Korean War, and on leave in Japan. Includes a few original photographs; copies of caricatures; copies of North Korean propaganda leaflets; copies of Japanese handbills and business cards; a copy of a map of South Korea (ca. 1950); a copy of a guide to the United Nations Military Cemetery, Tanggok (Pusan), Korea [ca. 1952]; and a few newsclippings (2003). Includes pamphlets, envelope, and souvenir paper shopping bag

Copp, Ernest Charles

John Alexander Campbell fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 128
  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 1989

The fonds consists of five scrapbooks. The first four volumes consist mostly of photocopies of newsclippings about the Korean War, arranged in chronological order. The fifth volume consists mostly of newsclippings and nominal rolls of casualties. Also includes a few original newsclippings about Campbell and his comrades from Ingersoll. An informal portrait of Campbell is on the final page of volume 5.

Campbell, John Alexander

Cecil James Simpson fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 127
  • Fonds
  • Copied 2008 (originally created 1914-1919)

The fonds consists of copies of 8 pages from Cecil Simpson's notebook containing a chronology of his military service and nominal roll of 6 Platoon; uncaptioned photographs (copied from the original negatives) of Simpson, his wife, comrades, and family members; and copies of two items of French and Canadian currency autographed by Simpson and comrades.

Simpson, Cecil James

PPCLI general collection

  • PPCLI Collection 1
  • Collection
  • 1894-2018 (predominant 1914-2018)

The collection is classified into 38 series representing broad subjects, periods of regimental history, and units within the regiment. Many of the series are further divided into sub-series. Files are generally described to the item level. Many of the files contain material both "about" and "created by" the subject. The collection consists of correspondence, nominal rolls, ledgers, scrapbooks, war diaries, Part I and Part II Orders, maps, blueprints, annual reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, clippings, programmes, posters, postcards, souvenirs, and personnel documents documenting regimental activities and achievements during war and peace times, and the service of individual members of the Regiment. Also included is biographical information on the Colonels-in-Chief, Colonels of the Regiment and other Regimental personalities. Some series include pamphlets and other ephemera related to military history, regimental traditions, the Regimental Colours, training policies and procedures, uniforms and equipment, allied regiments, the airborne role, the Regimental Band, mascots, and sports. Also featured are records of the Regimental Executive Committee, the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Regiment, the PPCLI Cadets, and the biennial Exercise Ric-A-Dam-Doo conference. Significant personal papers and collections of regimental leaders and personalities include those of Princess Patricia (Lady Patricia Ramsay), Lady Patricia Brabourne (Countess Mountbatten of Burma), Hamilton Gault, Cameron Ware, G.G. Brown, and W.B.S. Sutherland. Individual collections contained within the collection include those of W.E. Bastedo (who corresponded with many Great War veterans in the 1960s), BAJ Franklin, K.F. Bunyan, E.K. Fitzgerald, Hub Gray, Eleanor M. Rieger, John Milburn, Leslie A. White, and Stephen Trache. Significant personal papers within the collection include those of Agar Adamson, Leslie W. Basham, K.C. Burness, George S. Currie, James A. de Lalanne, Walter Draycot, Dorothy Gault, Victor F. Gianelli, Stanley Jones, F.J. Kendall, N.J. McFarlane, Hugh M. McKenzie, Jenny Macgregor Morris, Donald Munro, Hugh W. Niven, D.F. Parrott, John Louis A. Robertson, and Peter Worthington. Generally, documentation of activities more recent than 1994 has been reassigned to other fonds and collections at the PPCLI archives, but some more recent records that document earlier activities continue to be added to the collection.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Association

Fort MacLeod photo studio fonds

  • PPCLI C60-1.2, C60-1.3, C60-1.4, C60-3.1 to C60-4.2, C60-5.2 to C60-9.1, C60-21.2
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1957

The fonds consists of albums of photographs depicting parades, mess dinners, informal parties, family parties, and visits of distinguished guests of 1PPCLI and 2PPCLI at Fort MacLeod, Hemer, West Germany.

Fort MacLeod photo studio

Howard Ferguson fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 116
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-ca. 1970]

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.

Ferguson, Howard

PPCLI Colonels of the Regiment photo collection

  • PPCLI P12
  • Collection
  • 1941-2015

The honorary title of Colonel of the Regiment (CoR) of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) was initiated by the Regimental Executive Committee (REC) in October 1958, with permission of Army Headquarters. The title was limited to serving or retired officers of PPCLI holding the rank of Colonel or higher. The CoR participated in parades and other ceremonies, and was an ex officio member of the REC. The founder of the Regiment, Brigadier-General A. Hamilton Gault, was the first to hold the title, however, he died in the same month as his appointment, November 1958. He was succeeded by Major-General Cameron Bethel Ware, who held the title from 1959 to 1977. Thereafter, Colonels of the Regiment were appointed for 3-year terms, which could be renewed once. The collection consists of formal portraits of Colonels of the Regiment, and photos of them in ceremonial and other situations. The photos are grouped into series by their names in consecutive order: Cameron Bethel Ware, George Grenville Brown, William Benjamin Scott Sutherland, Reginald Stuart Graham, Herbert Chesley Pitts, C. William Hewson, A.J.G.D. de Chastelain, Robert I. Stewart, J.E.L. Gollner, Raymond R. Crabbe, W. Brian Vernon, Vincent W. Kennedy. Includes Col. Sutherland's collection of historical photos.

Jenny Macgregor Morris fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 126, C10-4.3, C10-8.1, C40-1.1 to C40-4.5, C40-5.1, C40-6.1, C60-5.1
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1960

The fonds consists of photo albums from the First World War, the Second World War, Jenny Macgregor Morris's visit to Canada (1938), and her visit to Germany (1957). Includes images of her family and friends, and of her funeral. Includes many images of soldiers, but most are unidentified. Includes a scrapbook and travel diary (with illuminated title page and signatures of attendees of receptions) of her 1938 trip to Canada. Includes a few loose photographs

Morris, Jenny Macgregor

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