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Sherwood and Evelyn Lett family fonds
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Itinerary and background information

File contains articles and reports relating to the itinerary of the Mission's visit in Japan. File also covers background information on the government of Japan; and the Canadian interests in Japan. File includes a map showing the depositions of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Southern Japan.

Letters of appointment

File contain letters of appointment from the Department of Justice, Canada appointing Lett as Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court. File also includes Lett's correspondence relating to his view on the appointment.

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.

Final reports

File is the final report of the Canadian Mission to Japan. The report covers the economic conditions, business environment, human rights and demilitarization in Japan. File also covers the burial arrangements for the Canadian casualties in Hong Kong; and the political and economic situation in China.

Correspondence and reports

File contains correspondence and reports gathered by Lett after he returned from Vietnam. File includes correspondence relating to the settlement of various of Lett's private matters. File also includes 6 interim reports of the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Vietnam.

Dieppe Raid

File contains message book, news clippings, official reports, narratives, and correspondence gathered by Lett relating to the planning and operation of the Dieppe Raid. File also includes records covering Lett's Distinguished Service Order award.

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