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Sherwood and Evelyn Lett family fonds
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Dieppe Raid

File contains message book, news clippings, official reports, narratives, and correspondence gathered by Lett relating to the planning and operation of the Dieppe Raid. File also includes records covering Lett's Distinguished Service Order award.

Diplomatic papers, Canadian Mission to Japan

Series consists of reports, articles and correspondence gathered by Lett when he was a member of the Canadian Mission to Japan, China and Hong Kong to encourage peace and the revival of trade. Series covers preparation for actual works of the mission, and the mission's reports.

Diplomatic papers, International Commission in Vietnam

Series consists of reports, articles and correspondence gathered by Lett when he was one of the Canadian representatives in the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam set up to supervise the carrying out of the three cease-fire agreements for Vietnam, Cambodia and Loas. Series covers the preparation for actual works of the Commission, and the Commission's reports.

Final reports

File is the final report of the Canadian Mission to Japan. The report covers the economic conditions, business environment, human rights and demilitarization in Japan. File also covers the burial arrangements for the Canadian casualties in Hong Kong; and the political and economic situation in China.

Graham's Gate ribbon cutting ceremony with donors and university officials

Item is a photograph of the ribbon cutting ceremony opening the Graham's Gate at the north entrance of the University of British Columbia Point Grey campus. The gate was donated to the university by Mr. and Mrs. Graham. Included in the picture from left to right are Sherwood Lett, Mrs. Helen P Graham, U.B.C. President Norman MacKenzie, and F. Ronald Graham.

Group photograph of Musqueam First Nations and UBC Alumni Association members for presentation of totem poles purchased by the Association for the UBC campus

Item is a photograph showing members of Musqueam First Nation including Chief c?s?mlen?x? [or Tsem-Lano], center; UBC President Klinck, back right; William Murphy, front right; Evelyn Farris and Sherwood Lett, back row left, and Tom Brown, kneeling, second row, far left. This group portrait was taken at the presentation of two Musqueam totem poles purchased by the Alumni Association for the UBC campus.

Group portrait of First World War officers

Item is a group photograph of officers during the first World War. Individuals pictured include (left to right): (front row) W. E. (Sandy) Simonds, Bob Brown, Sherwood Lett, Rick Gyles, J. S. (Jock) Rankin, Lt. Col. H. Snell, W. W. (Bill) Kennedy, R. M. Crowe, J. C. (Jack) Jones, (back row) Padre Buck, O. W. (Oscar) Goulden, W. L. (Bill) Rennie, Ernie Howitt, Phil Barter, J. F. (Jimmy) Brunton, E. M. (Johnny) Johnston, Dr. Bailey, G. H. (Joe) Martin.

Honorary degree presented to Dr. Ethlyn Trapp by Sherwood Lett and Norman MacKenzie

Item is a photograph of the presentation of a degree of Doctor of Science (honoris causa) from the University of British Columbia to Dr. Ethlyn Trapp, cancer researcher and President of the National Cancer Institute of Canada, U.B.C. Chancellor Sherwood Lett is at left, and U.B.C. President Norman MacKenzie is on the right.

Honorary degree presented to Mrs. Nancy Hodges by Sherwood Lett and Norman MacKenzie

Item is a photograph of the presentation of a degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from the University of British Columbia to Mrs. Nancy Hodges, Speaker of the Provincial Legislature, U.B.C. Chancellor Sherwood Lett is at left, and U.B.C. President Norman MacKenzie is on the right. The presentation was made on the occasion of opening of U.B.C.'s Westbrook Building.

Honorary degree presented to Mrs. Nancy Hodges by Sherwood Lett and Norman MacKenzie

Item is a photograph of the presentation of a degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from the University of British Columbia to Mrs. Nancy Hodges, Speaker of the Provincial Legislature, U.B.C. Chancellor Sherwood Lett is at left, and U.B.C. President Norman MacKenzie is on the right. The presentation was made on the occasion of opening of U.B.C.'s Westbrook Building.

Honorary degree recipients at University of British Columbia

Item is a group photograph of individuals receiving honorary degrees at the University of British Columbia. On this day Sherwood Lett received a degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa). Individuals in the photographs are (left to right): (back row) Percy Barr, J. L. Plant, Gordon Stead, G. M. Volkoff, Sherwood Lett, (front row) William Murphy, Henry Cody, Phyllis Ross, Harry Letson.

Inquiry on the Second Narrow Bridge

File contains a Royal Commission certificate, report and a draft of the report relating to Lett's inquiry, as the appointed Royal Commissioner, on the collapse of a portion of the Second Narrow Bridge under construction across Burrard Inlet in 1958.

Itinerary and background information

File contains articles and reports relating to the itinerary of the Mission's visit in Japan. File also covers background information on the government of Japan; and the Canadian interests in Japan. File includes a map showing the depositions of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Southern Japan.

Judicial papers

Series consists of correspondence, official papers and reports relating to Lett's appointment as Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court in 1955 and as Chief Justice of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in 1963. Series also includes records relating to Lett's work when he was Chief Justice of the B.C. Supreme Court.

Letters of appointment

File contain letters of appointment from the Department of Justice, Canada appointing Lett as Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court. File also includes Lett's correspondence relating to his view on the appointment.

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