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Conrad Stephens fonds

  • PPCLI C130-2.1
  • Archief
  • 1918 - 1955

The fonds consists of Conrad Stephens' memorabilia from the Dumbells, the musical and comedy troupe formed by the 3rd Canadian Division during the First World War which amalgamated with the PPCLI Comedy Company. After the War the troupe continued to tour Canada and the United States until 1929. Consists predominantly of publicity photos and portraits of the performers, many of them autographed. Includes a portrait of Stephens in his wartime uniform, a portrait of him as a veteran in the 1950s, and newsclippings about a reunion concert of the PPCLI Comedy Company mounted in 1955.

Stephens, Conrad

PPCLI Comedy Company collection

  • PPCLI C130-3.1
  • Collectie
  • [ca. 1968]

The album largely consists of publicity photographs (many autographed) and programs documenting the activities of the PPCLI Comedy Company and its successor, the Dumbells. Includes a nominal roll (compiled 1968) of all members of the Comedy Company from its formation on 1916 May 16 to its amalgamation with the Dumbells on 1918 Nov 12. Includes materials created 1916-1968. Includes published magazine articles: Jack McLaren, "Mirth and mud", Maclean's Magazine, 1929 Jan.1, Mar. 1, May 15; Allan Murray, "The Dumbells", The Legionary, 1952 May, reprinted 1965 Jan.; Jack McLaren, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Trenches", Weekend Magazine, 1967 Nov 25. Includes a brief by Norman D. Clarke to the Historical Section, Army Headquarters, 1963, protesting the omission of references to the Comedy Company in the official history of the First World War.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives

Andrew Hamilton Gault fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 4
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1830-1995]; predominant 1914-1972

The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, speeches, essays, programs, menus, books, log books, manuals, posters, scrapbooks, newsclippings, photo albums, loose photographs and maps related to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and Hamilton Gault's life and his service with the Regiment. Correspondents include Raymond Pelly, Percival Campbell, Princess Patricia (Lady Patricia Ramsay), Agar Adamson, G.R. Pearkes, Prince Arthur (Duke of Connaught), Kate Blackader, Georges-P. Vanier, Ralph Hodder-Williams, Hugh Niven, J.G. Edmonds, Hugh Dyer, M.R. TenBroeke, Cameron Ware, and Sir Adrian Cartion de Wiart. Includes photographs of Hamilton Gault's funeral, correspondence of Dorothy Gault, records of Hatch Court Museum (1972-1995), and research documents collected by Jeffery Williams. Includes files on the Hamilton Gault Skill-at-Arms Trophy, the Hamilton Gault Memorial Fund, and the naming and ascent of Mount Hamilton Gault. Includes collected personal papers of LCol D.H. Rosser, LCol Agar Adamson, and Capt. Talbot Papineau. .

Gault, Andrew Hamilton

Geof Crossman fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 18
  • Archief
  • 1976-1999

The fonds contains Geof Crossman's obituaries; 2 photographs of him at the Canadian Airborne Centre, 1987, 3 photographs of the Regimental Museum Staff, 1998, 3 photographs of Warrant Officer Crossman at the Military Collectors Club and Gun Show at the Mayfield Hotel August 1998 and 5 photographs of his retirement party. Textual records include 63 various Canadian Army training manuals, booklets, handouts and binders on parachute procedures, weapons, mines and vehicle identification, an Airborne Association Kitshop catalogue and the Warrant Officer's and Sergeant's Mess By-laws, 1994. Also included are 13 maps of Canadian Forces Bases and training areas and 1 Croatia battle map.

Crossman, Geof

Gordon Appelbe Smith fonds

  • PPCLI Fonds 15
  • Archief
  • 1942-2016

The fonds contains 8 photographs of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry officers prior to inspection by Lady Patricia Ramsay at Seaford, Sussex England and prior to embarking for Sicily in June 1943. Also included are 2 photographs of Lieutenant Gordon Smith wounded in Sicily, 2 of him sketching and resting during a bivouac, one of his friend Capt. George Corkett; an obituary of Rowan Coleman; a 1996 photocopy of regimental history pages which mention Gordon Smith; and 3 messages delivered to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry while enroute to and after landing in Sicily, June/July 1943. Includes 4 photographs of wartime paintings, an autobiographical sketch, and a reminiscence on the invasion of Sicily. Includes 2 photos of him at work in his art studio in his late 90s; and obituaries written after his death.

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