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12 Militia Group fonds
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65 cm of textual records
approx. 440 photographs : b&w ; 25.5 x 21.5 cm or smaller
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Fonds consists of files from 12 Militia Group Headquarters and IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards squadrons in Ottawa, Prescott and Smiths Falls. The materials document the typical activities of the militia in the 1950s and early 1960s. File lists found with Series II, III and IV indicate that these materials have been stripped and retained whereas other files appearing on these lists were destroyed. File titles indicate general topics of files and these are varied. Most textual material consists of correspondence and memoranda. There are three scrapbooks, one of which consists of pictures, and the other two of newspaper clippings pertaining to 12 Militia Group. Most of the pictures have brief captions describing their contents. There are six series, as follows:
I: 12 Militia Group Headquarters files
II: Princess Louise's Dragoon Guards, IV. Ottawa files
III: Princess Louise's Dragoon Guards, IV. Prescott. "C" Squadron file
IV: Princess Louise's Dragoon Guards, IV. Smiths Falls. "D" Squadron files
V: Files relating to Princess Alice's visit to Present New Regimental Standard
VI: Pictures and Scrapbooks relating to 12 Militia Group
Immediate source of acquisition
The immediate source of acquisition is unknown.
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Most files are unclassified. The finding aid indicates the classification of each file.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copies of the finding aid are located in the first file of the fonds and in the Reading Room at the Directorate of History and Heritage. Electronic copies are also available.
No further accruals are expected.
A small portion of the newspaper clippings are in French.
Other materials at the Directorate of History and Heritage that may be of particular interest for researchers inquiring about 4 Princess Louise Dragoon Guards in the post-War period include the following: 89/222, R.D. Abbott fonds. 5 cm of textual records dealing mainly with rescue tactics and national survival techniques taught to militia members during the early 1960's. 141.4A4013 (D2), Historical sketch on 4 PLDG (4th Armd C Regt), 1872-1949, 04 May 1950 325.009 (D533), Correspondence & report regarding organization of "C" Sqn PLDG at Prescott, ON, Sep-Nov 1948.
The contents of a large black scrapbook on the Ottawa Garrison have been removed from the original scrapbook and each page has been stored in a separate acid-free folder. The original scrapbook has been destroyed.
The contents of two other scrapbooks, consisting of newspaper clippings, have been photocopied to ensure longer preservation.