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Sherwood and Evelyn Lett family fonds
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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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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

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