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Sherwood and Evelyn Lett family fonds
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Lowering Anti-Tank guns into Storm Boats

Item is a photograph of an oil painting by Canadian war artist Lieutenant (later Captain) George D. Pepper. The scene is of troops of the Royal Highlanders of Canada (The Black Watch) lowering six PDR anti-tank guns into 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.

McGill University College, Arts, graduating class portraits

Item is a photograph of a composite of portraits of the 1916 Arts class of McGill University College, Vancouver B.C. (became U.B.C.). Individuals included in the composite are (left to right): (first row) A. P. Anderson, N. D. Lambert, E. Le Messurier, E. W. Berry, T. I. Gibson, R. C. Duncan, T. F. W. de Pencier, H. E. Walsh, D. M. Low, J. E. Mulhern, (second row) G. W. Scott, C. Frampton, E. A. Boyle, W. F. Maxwell, C. Thompson, W. C. Thomson, D. A. Smith, T. J. Robertson, C. A. Leckie, S. Lett, (third row) F. B. Sexmith, J. McGookin, C. N. Clark, R. McL. Miller (president), Prof. Jordan (honorary president), M. DesBrisay (secretary), W. J. Agbob, F. Davies Moore, (fourth row) W. E. H. C. Goodman, K. C. York, W. C. Wilson, B. H. Wallace, D. H. Munro, A. Jackson, J. L. Lawrence, J. P. C. Southcott, W. H. Campbell, W. A. Dawe, (fifth row) C. M. Hatch, C. G. Wells, R. S. Bunn, H. A. F. Gibson, R. H. Creety, A. M. Menzies, E. K. Foreman, J. K. Clarke, H. M. Rae, J. C. Wells.

Military papers

Series consists of correspondence, official papers, and military reports and news clippings relating to Lett's participation in the two World Wars. Series covers Lett's service in various military units and, major military operations including the Dieppe Raid in 1942. Series also includes records relating to the evaluation of the Dieppe Raid during the post-war years.

Miscellaneous clippings

File contains news clippings relating to a wide range of Lett's personal, official and military affairs. These affairs include Lett's marriage, education, military services in the two World Wars, participation in Canadian and International peace missions to Japan and Indochina, and official position as the elected Chancellor of University of British Columbia; and Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

Miscellaneous matters

File contains various records relating to a wide range of Lett's military activities including Lett's injury report in 1942, tax return, and various rewards and honours gained by Lett. File also includes texts of speeches written by Lett relating to the operation of Dieppe Raid.

New clippings from Japan and Hong Kong

File contains news clipping from the English newspaper published in Hong Kong and Japan including the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong; Pacific stars and Stripes, Japan; and Nippon Times, Japan. News clippings relate to the Canadian Mission to Japan and Hong Kong in 1947.

News clippings

Series consists of news clippings gathered by Lett relating to his personal and official activities; and his major achievements in military, educational and legal services.

Night Exercise

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

Notebook

File consists of an Army correspondence notebook inscribed by "Capt. Sherwood Lett, 46th Battalion"; includes a diary entry and short essays on various topics.

Officer group photo at Brigade Headquarters in an English country house

Item is a group photograph of a group of officers at a Brigade Headquarters in an English country house. The individuals in the photograph are (left to right): (top row) Capt. Eric Housley (R.C.A.S.C Officer), Lieutenant G. Stevens (I.O.), Lieutenant D. F. Matthews (L.O.), Lieutenant Ingram (Def. Pl. Officer), Lieutenant Ferguson (L.O.), Lieutenant Jim Hart (L.O.), Captain Chas Herbert, Lieutenant Mackay (L.A.D. Officer), (bottom row) Captain D. A. McDonald (T.O.), Major D. F. Spankie, Major Sherwood Lett (BM), Brigadier D. R. Sargent, Captain Ben Cunningham (Staff Captain), Captain J. S. Adam (L.O.), Captain J. C. Keohan (Sr. Chaplain, R.C.).

Officer group photo at Brigade Headquarters in an English country house

Item is a group photograph of a group of officers at a Brigade Headquarters in an English country house. The individuals in the photograph are (left to right): (top row) Capt. Eric Housley (R.C.A.S.C Officer), Lieutenant G. Stevens (I.O.), Lieutenant D. F. Matthews (L.O.), Lieutenant Ingram (Def. Pl. Officer), Lieutenant Ferguson (L.O.), Lieutenant Jim Hart (L.O.), Captain Chas Herbert, Lieutenant Mackay (L.A.D. Officer), (bottom row) Captain D. A. McDonald (T.O.), Major D. F. Spankie, Major Sherwood Lett (BM), Brigadier D. R. Sargent, Captain Ben Cunningham (Staff Captain), Captain J. S. Adam (L.O.), Captain J. C. Keohan (Sr. Chaplain, R.C.).

Officer group photo at Brigade Headquarters in an English country house

Item is a group photograph of a group of officers at a Brigade Headquarters in an English country house. The individuals in the photograph are (left to right): (top row) Capt. Eric Housley (R.C.A.S.C Officer), Lieutenant G. Stevens (I.O.), Lieutenant D. F. Matthews (L.O.), Lieutenant Ingram (Def. Pl. Officer), Lieutenant Ferguson (L.O.), Lieutenant Jim Hart (L.O.), Captain Chas Herbert, Lieutenant Mackay (L.A.D. Officer), (bottom row) Captain D. A. McDonald (T.O.), Major D. F. Spankie, Major Sherwood Lett (BM), Brigadier D. R. Sargent, Captain Ben Cunningham (Staff Captain), Captain J. S. Adam (L.O.), Captain J. C. Keohan (Sr. Chaplain, R.C.).

Papers gathered for writing Sherwood Lett's biography

Series consists of official records, research works and texts of interviews gathered by Dr. Reginald H. Roy, history professor at the University of Victoria, for writing the biography of Sherwood Lett. Series also includes correspondence between Roy and various officials, scholars and individuals relating to requests for information for writing Lett's biography.

Personal correspondence

File contains correspondence sent or received by Lett's office of the Chief Justice of B.C. Court of Appeal. Correspondence are mainly related to Lett's official affairs. Some of the correspondence mentions Lett's health condition.

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