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Sherwood and Evelyn Lett family fonds
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Album of photographs issued on the occasion of the "Welcome Day" in honour of President Ho Chi Minh's and the government's return to the capital

Item is an album, issued on the occasion of the Welcome Day in honour of President Ho Chi Minh's and the government's return to the capital, presented to Sherwood Lett "With the best compliments from the National Committee of the Lien-Viet National United Front". Photographs include portraits of Ho Chi Minh and other party dignitaries, Vietnamese cultural landmarks, photographs of the revolution and the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu, as well photographs of the benefits brought by the new government to the populace.

Assault Troops Embarking

Item is a photograph of an oil sketch by Canadian war artist Lieutenant (later Captain) George D. Pepper. The scene is of troops of the Royal Highlanders of Canada (The Black Watch) embarking on storm boats at Burton-upon-Strather, North Lincolnshire, England. The photographs were sent to Brigadier Sherwood Lett from England to his Vancouver address in September 1944.

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File contains articles, correspondence and reports relating to the economic, political and social conditions of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. File also covers the Canadian military, diplomatic and business establishments in Vietnam. A membership list of the Commission is included.

Barossa Day dinner, Sherwood Lett holding Barossa Cup

Item is a photograph of British Columbia Supreme Court Chief Justice Sherwood Lett (standing, left) holding the Barossa cup at the annual Barossa Day full dress dinner held at the Vancouver Hotel by the Irish Fusiliers of Canada, Vancouver Regiment. The Honourable Clarence Wallace stands next to him (standing, right).

Barossa Day dinner, guests conversing

Item is a photograph of The Hon. Frank Ross, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (right) in conversation with two unidentified men at the annual Barossa Day full dress dinner held at the Vancouver Hotel by the Irish Fusiliers of Canada, Vancouver Regiment.

Barossa Day dinner, head table guests

Item is a photograph of the men at the head table at the annual Barossa Day full dress dinner held at the Vancouver Hotel by the Irish Fusiliers of Canada, Vancouver Regiment. The seated individuals are (from left to right): Senator Stanley Stewart McKeen, The Hon. Frank Ross, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and an unidentified Colonel of Vancouver Irish Fusiliers

Barossa Day dinner, toast at head table

Item is a photograph of an unidentified man at the head table making a toast at the annual Barossa Day full dress dinner held at the Vancouver Hotel by the Irish Fusiliers of Canada, Vancouver Regiment. The Hon. Frank Ross, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia is visible at far left.

C.N.R. hospital train trip, group of army personnel and other officials

Item is a photograph of Army personnel and other officials taken on the railway platform on the occasion of the beginning of a trip on a C.N.R. hospital train. Sherwood Lett, wounded at the Battle of Dieppe, is returning to Vancouver on leave and can be seen here next to a nurse with his arm in a sling (sixth from the left).

Canadian Liaison Mission to Japan visits Chinese President Chiang Kai-Shek

Item is a photograph of the diplomats of the Canadian Liaison Mission to Japan during a "courtesy" call with President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-Shek. Identified individuals in this photograph are in the bottom row, and are, from left to right: Brigadier Sherwood Lett, President Chiang Kai-shek, and General H.D.G. Crerar, head of the mission.

Canadian Liaison Mission to Japan visits Chinese President Chiang Kai-Shek, handshake

Item is a photograph of the diplomats of the Canadian Liaison Mission to Japan during a "courtesy" call with President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-Shek. President Chiang Kai-sheck (third from left) shakes the hand of General H.D.G. Crerar, the head of the mission, while Sherwood Lett (second from left) and other dignitaries look on.

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