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Sherwood and Evelyn Lett family fonds
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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.

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.

Album of photographs issued on the occasion of the "Welcome Day" in honour of President Ho Chi Minh's and the government's return to the capital

Item is an album, issued on the occasion of the Welcome Day in honour of President Ho Chi Minh's and the government's return to the capital, presented to Sherwood Lett "With the best compliments from the National Committee of the Lien-Viet National United Front". Photographs include portraits of Ho Chi Minh and other party dignitaries, Vietnamese cultural landmarks, photographs of the revolution and the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu, as well photographs of the benefits brought by the new government to the populace.

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.

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.

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.

Background information

File contains articles, correspondence and reports relating to the economic, political and social conditions of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. File also covers the Canadian military, diplomatic and business establishments in Vietnam. A membership list of the Commission is included.

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.

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.

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.

Inquiry on the Second Narrow Bridge

File contains a Royal Commission certificate, report and a draft of the report relating to Lett's inquiry, as the appointed Royal Commissioner, on the collapse of a portion of the Second Narrow Bridge under construction across Burrard Inlet in 1958.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Miscellaneous clippings

File contains news clippings relating to a wide range of Lett's personal, official and military affairs. These affairs include Lett's marriage, education, military services in the two World Wars, participation in Canadian and International peace missions to Japan and Indochina, and official position as the elected Chancellor of University of British Columbia; and Chief Justice of the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

New clippings from Japan and Hong Kong

File contains news clipping from the English newspaper published in Hong Kong and Japan including the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong; Pacific stars and Stripes, Japan; and Nippon Times, Japan. News clippings relate to the Canadian Mission to Japan and Hong Kong in 1947.

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.

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