collection Fonds 126, C10-4.3, C10-8.1, C40-1.1 to C40-4.5, C40-5.1, C40-6.1, C60-5.1 - Jenny Macgregor Morris fonds

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Jenny Macgregor Morris fonds

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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

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Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

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  • 1907-1960 (Production)
    Producteur
    Morris, Jenny Macgregor

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Description matérielle

10 cm of textual records. - 21 loose photographs. - 16 albums (1171 photographs)

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Nom du producteur

(1879-1960)

Notice biographique

Jenny Macgregor Morris, 1879-1960, was born in the United Kingdom. During the First World War she assisted her mother in operating a boarding house at 34 Bedford Street in London. She gave favorable rates for servicemen on leave, and she could accommodate up to 90 guests at one time. Her establishment quickly became the venue of choice for all ranks of the PPCLI, and she was known as the "Big Sister" or the "London Mother" of the regiment. Beyond offering accommodation, she mended clothing, helped the men write their letters home, acted as a confidante, and safeguarded the personal effects of men who had been killed in action. After the war she lived at Stanmore, Middlesex. She continued her association with the PPCLI, annually placing a wreath on its behalf at the Cenotaph in London. She corresponded with veterans, and is said to have written over 1500 letters annually. In 1938 the PPCLI sponsored her two-month tour of Canada, during which she received many honours, including Freedom of the City of Ottawa and being named an honorary princess of the Sarcee Tribe. During the Second World War she held open houses for members of the PPCLI. In 1957 she visited the regiment at Hemer, West Germany. In 1958 she suffered injuries in a car accident, from which she never fully recovered. She died on March 5, 1960 at Gorleston, Norfolk, England.

Historique de la conservation

The fonds is believed to have been donated and bequeathed by Jenny Macgregor Morris and collected by the PPCLI Regimental Museum, 1954-1960

Portée et contenu

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

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Restrictions d'accès

No restrictions on access.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Reproduction and publication of images requires permission of the PPCLI Museum and Archives.

Instruments de recherche

An inventory is available at https://ppcli.com/ppcli-museum-description/ppcli-fonds/ .

Item-level descriptions of the contents of the scrapbooks and albums are included in the Scrapbooks and Albums finding aid.

Éléments associés

Additional material created by or about Jenny Macgregor Morris, including correspondence and address book, is in Collection 1, files 13(5-6)-1. Additional photos are in the Individual files photo collection, at P400-Morris

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Note générale

Spelling of the name "Macgregor" based on inscriptions in albums.

The loose photographs are located at Fonds 126.

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