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Sherwood and Evelyn Lett family fonds
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Personal papers

Series consists of Lett's correspondence and diaries relating to his family history, military services in the two World Wars, studies in Oxford, personal and professional life; and the death of Lett in 1964.


Series consists of personal and family photographs relating to the personal and academic life of Lett. Series also contains photographs covering Lett's professional life including Lett's military services during the two World Wars, participation in Canadian Mission to Japan in 1947, and the Canadian participation in the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam in 1955.

Portrait of McGill Annual Board, Vancouver, 1914-1915

Item is a photograph postcard of a composite photograph of the annual board of McGill (later U.B.C.), 1914-1915. Pictured individuals are (from left to right): (top row) C. J. Cheery (lit editor), H. J. Gibson (lit editor), E. Lemessurier (artist), L. A. Mills (editor-in-chief), G. E. Rogers (alumni editor), A. I. Vermilyea (lit editor), E. Dawe (college world edit), (middle row) E. Lipsett (lit editor), K. Peck (athletic editor), G.W. Scott (asst. editor), E. Story (Coll. World and asst. editor), W. Dawe (athletic editor), J. Macleod (college world editor), (bottom row) C. Clement (college world editor), W. W. Mathers (asst. business mgr.), J. S. Johannson (business manager), W. M. Maxwell (circulation manager), N. Ballentine (college world editor).

Portrait of McGill Hockey Club, Vancouver B.C., 1914-1915

Item is a photograph postcard of a composite photograph of the McGill (later U.B.C.) hockey club, 1914-1915. Pictured individuals are (from left to right): (top row) A. Morrison (centre point), J. G. Third (president, centre), S. Lett (captain, goalie), R. Doell (rover), (bottom row) D. M. McRae (left wing), G. L. Fraser (point), J. A. Williams, E. Bissett (right wing), F. M. Pearson.

Portraits of the Officers of the Irish Fusiliers of Canada - 1930

Item is a photograph of a composite of portraits of the Officers of the Irish Fusiliers of Canada in 1930. The individuals included in the photograph are (left to right): (first row) Capt. R. B. Gordon M.C., Lieut. F. C. Pilkington, Capt. M. J. Crehan, Major J. P. G. MacLeod D.S.O, Major J. N. Burnett, Capt. C. J. Strong, Lieut. D. F. Spankie, 2 Lieut H. E. Hacking, (second row) Lieut. T. D. L. White, 2 Lieut. H. E. Mortimer M.M. Paymaster, Major S. Lett M. C. Second in Command, Lieut-Col. F. Fairey Commanding Officer, Major K. A. McLennan, Capt G. E. W. Clark Adj., 2 Lieut. R. M. Smith, (third row) Lieut. D. R. Pollock, 2 Lieut R. M. Odlum, Capt. G. H. Clement M.O., Col. G. O. Fallis O.B.E. Chaplain, 2 Lieut. G. A. Knox, Lieut-Col A. M. Brown Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion, 2 lieut. J. U. Copeman, Major F. P. Patterson 2nd Batt M. O., Lt-Col. W. D. S. Rorison M.C.V.D. Q.M., 2 Lieut. P. Ower Musketry Officer, 2 Lieut. E. L. Welsman, (fourth row), Capt. E. T. Clendenning 2nd battn, Lieut C. R. Brenchley 2nd battn, Lieut H. A. Lees Paymaster 2nd battn, Capt Herbert R. Fullerton 2nd battn, Major S. F. Moodie 2nd battn, Major S. G. McSpadden M.C. second in command second battn, Major H. B. King 2nd battn, Major C. J. Steward 2nd battn, Capt. E. F. Riddle 2nd battn, Lieut. Thomas Harnett 2nd battn.

Post-war evaluation on the Dieppe Raid

File contains information provided by Lett to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for the making of the TV program on the 25th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. File also includes articles and news clippings gathered by Lett relating to the evaluation of the Dieppe Raid.

Princess Elizabeth and University of British Columbia officials at a U.B.C. football game

Item is a photograph of Princess Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and university officials at a University of British Columbia football game on the occasion of the royal visit to U.B.C. The identified individuals in this photograph are (from left to right): U.B.C. Chancellor Sherwood Lett, Princess Elizabeth, U.B.C. President Norman MacKenzie, and Prince Philip.

Publications in 1940s

File contains a book of paintings and sketches by Emily Carr, publications of the UBC Alumni Society and the Vancouver Bar Association; and articles and books relating to the Rhodes Scholarship and the history of the South Saskatchewan Regiment.

R. H. Roy's correspondence

File contains correspondence between R. H. Roy and, various individuals and officials, relating to the enquiry of information for the writing of Sherwood Lett's biography. File is arranged in alphabetical order by recipients' last name.

Records related to Vietnam visit

File contains correspondence relating to Lett's reply to questions by Radio Moscow on Lett's visit to Vietnam in 1955. File also includes correspondence and news clippings relating to the situation of Lett's friends in Vietnam and the political situation of Indochina after 1957.

Riot damage, Hotel Majestic facade

Item is a photograph of debris and rubble outside the front facade of the Hotel Majestic. The damage was caused as a result of a riot that occurred during demonstrations against the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam.

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