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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.

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.

Charles Plant

File consists of records pertaining to Charles Plant, primarily related to his work as a shingle manufacturing executive at Bloedel, Stewart and Welch Ltd.; includes a news and magazine clipping, 1939 photograph print of industry professionals from Canada and the United States, and a reprint copy of the Feb. 1894 issue of the Puget Sound Lumberman which includes statistical information for British Columbia. File also includes a roster of the 1940 Kiwanis Club members.

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.

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.

Working papers on final report

File contains working papers on the writing of the Misson's final report. File relates to economic conditions, business environment and human rights in Japan. File also covers burial arrangements for Canadian casualties in Hong Kong.

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.

Working and organizational papers

File contains of correspondence and reports relating to the preparation and arrangements for the visit to Vietnam. File covers the financial and programs arrangements, purchase of supplies, health care, and flight arrangements for the arrival and departure of personnel.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Photographs

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.

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