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Scrapbook of Sherwood Lett

File is a scrapbook of new clippings mainly relating to the major achievements of Lett including the Dieppe Raid; and the appointments as Chief Justice of the B.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. File also includes the constitution of the Alma Mater Society.

Sherwood Lett at Mount Royal Hotel

Item is a souvenir photograph of Sherwood Lett (leftmost) and three other unidentified men having dinner at the Normandie Roof ballroom atop the Mount Royal Hotel, Montreal. It is accompanied by a red souvenir sleeve booklet.

Sherwood Lett at dinner given in his honour by President Diem of Vietnam

Item is a photograph of Sherwood Lett (Commissioner for the Canadian Delegation of the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam) and other dignitaries at a dinner given in his honour by the President of the Republic of Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, during an ICSC trip to Hanoi. Sherwood Lett is seated in the middle of the side of the table on the right.

Sherwood Lett at dinner given in his honour by President Diem of Vietnam

Item is a photograph of Sherwood Lett (Commissioner for the Canadian Delegation of the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam) and other dignitaries at a dinner given in his honour by the President of the Republic of Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, during an ICSC trip to Hanoi. Sherwood Lett is seated in the middle of the side of the table on the right, President Diem is second from the left on the side of the table on the left.

Sherwood Lett at dinner given in his honour by President Diem of Vietnam

Item is a photograph of Sherwood Lett (Commissioner for the Canadian Delegation of the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam) and other dignitaries at a dinner given in his honour by the President of the Republic of Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, during an ICSC trip to Hanoi. Sherwood Lett is seated in the middle.

Sherwood Lett speaking at Faculty of Pharmacy dinner with Sir Hugh and Lady Linstead

Item is a photograph of U.B.C. Chancellor Sherwood Lett speaking at a Faculty of Pharmacy dinner in honour of Sir Hugh Nicholas Linstead, on the occasion of Sir Linstead's receipt of an honorary degree from U.B.C. Individuals identified in the photograph are Sherwood Lett (standing, centre), Alice Linstead (second from right), and Sir Hugh Nicholas Linstead (right).

Sherwood and Evelyn Lett family fonds

  • AM361
  • Fonds
  • 1845, [ca. 1900]-1999

Fonds consists of records of Sherwood Lett including personal papers, 1908-1964, including diaries and correspondence, military papers, 1845, 1914-1965, covering service in World Wars I and II as well as peace-time associations; diplomatic papers, 1947-1955, covering the 1947 Canadian Mission to Japan and the 1954-1955 Canadian participation in the International Commission in Vietnam; judicial papers, 1955-1964, concerning the appointment as Chief Justice to the Supreme Court of B.C. 1955, and as Chief Justice to the B.C. Court of Appeal, 1963; university papers, 1951-1964, including Lett’s election as Chancellor in 1951. In addition, there are scrapbooks, clippings, and a collection of publications, 1916-1965. The fonds also includes photographs depicting the personal, professional, military and academic life of Sherwood Lett.

Fonds also includes records of Evelyn Lett, consisting of a small amount of letters of support for her nomination of the Order of Canada, 1997, a service award, 1998, news clippings and articles, 1975-1976, and a file related to family member Charles Plant.

Lett, Sherwood

Social correspondence

File contains correspondence relating to the Lett's participation in various social events held by Vietnamese official and other civic organization during his visit to Vietnam.

Supreme Court of British Columbia on the occasion of the swearing in of Justices Brown and Ruttan

Item is a photograph of the Supreme Court of British Columbia sitting on the occasion of the swearing in of Justice T. W. Brown and Justice John G. Ruttan. Identified Justices in this photograph are (from left to right): T. W. Brown, H. W. McInnes, Norman William Whittaker, Alexander Malcolm Manson, Chief Justice Sherwood Lett, John Owen Wilson, John Valentine Clyne, Arthur E . Lord, John G. Ruttan. Seated in the lower row in front of the bench are Leo Menendez, Registrar of the Supreme Court, Deputy Register Wells, and S. F. M. Moodie, Sheriff of Vancouver.

Susan MacKenzie and Mary Lett with their fathers at University of British Columbia graduation

Item is a group photograph at the graduation from University of British Columbia of Suzan MacKenzie and Mary Lett, with their fathers. Included in the photograph are (from left to right) Sherwood Lett (Chancellor of U.B.C.) and his daughter Mary Lett and Susan MacKenzie and her father Norman MacKenzie (President of U.B.C.).

Susan MacKenzie, Mary Lett, and parents at University of British Columbia graduation

Item is a group photograph at the graduation from University of British Columbia of Susan MacKenzie and Mary Lett, with their parents. Included in the photograph are (from left to right) Norman MacKenzie (President of U.B.C.), Mrs. Margaret MacKenzie, Susan MacKenzie, Mary Lett, Mrs. Evelyn Lett, and Sherwood Lett (Chancellor of U.B.C.).

Susan MacKenzie, Mary Lett, and parents at University of British Columbia graduation

Item is a group photograph at the graduation from University of British Columbia of Susan MacKenzie and Mary Lett, with their parents. Included in the photograph are (from left to right) Norman MacKenzie (President of U.B.C.), Mrs. Margaret MacKenzie, Susan MacKenzie, Mary Lett, Mrs. Evelyn Lett, and Sherwood Lett (Chancellor of U.B.C.).

The "Grand Moot", Law Faculty of University of British Columbia, bench

Item is a photograph of the judges bench at the 'Grand Moot' at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Law. The roles of the Justices are played by (from left to right) R.H. Tupper Q.C., Sherwood Lett (Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court), Gordon McGregor Sloan (Chief Justice for the Court of Appeal), Elmore Meredith Q.C., and Arthur J. Cowan Q.C..

The "Grand Moot", Law Faculty of University of British Columbia, courtroom

Item is a panorama photograph of the whole courtroom at the 'Grand Moot' at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Law. The roles of the Justices at the bench are played by (from left to right) R.H. Tupper Q.C., Sherwood Lett (Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court), Gordon McGregor Sloan (Chief Justice for the Court of Appeal), Elmore Meredith Q.C., and Arthur J. Cowan Q.C..

The Justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia - MCMLVI

Item is a photograph of the Justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia seated at their bench in the courthouse. The Justices in the photograph, from left to right, are: Hon. Mr. Justice J. G. Ruttan, Hon. Mr. Justice H. J. Sullivan, Hon. Mr. Justice H. W. McInnes, Hon. Mr. Justice N. W. Whittaker, Hon. Mr. Justice J. O. Wilson, Hon. Mr. Justice A. M. Manson, Hon. The Chief Justice Sherwood Lett, Hon. Mr. Justice A. D. MacFarlane, Hon. Mr. Justice H. S. Wood, Hon. Mr. Justice J. V. Clyne, Hon. Mr. Justice A. E. Lord, Hon. Mr. Justice T. W. Brown.

Towers Athletic Club, hockey team portraits

Item is a photograph of a composite of the Towers Athletic Club 1925-1926 championship hockey team. The people included in this composite are E. Brolin (def), W. Norman Code (manager), M. C. Martin (president), H. H. MacDougall (honorary president), J. Wickson (def), C. Dowman (fwd), Ben Fellows (capt), Sherwood Lett (goal), N. Grimmett (fwd), P. Johnson (trainer), J. Owen (fwd), Bert Blair (fwd), Allan Fellowes (fwd), N. H. Lyon (fwd), G. Carson Thompson (fwd). Two hockey trophies are also included in the photograph, the Savage Cup, top left, and the Godfrey Cup, top right.

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