Fonds SC080 - Major-General Harry Letson fonds

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Major-General Harry Letson fonds

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UVICSP SC080

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  • 1926 - 1955 (Creation)
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    Letson, Harry Farnham Germaine, 1896-1992

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6 cm of textual records

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Major-General Letson served in the Canadian Militia 1910-1946, served in W.W. I and in W.W. II as Military Attaché, Adjutant General, and Chairman of the Canadian Joint Staff Mission in Washington, D.C. He served as Secretary to the Governor-General of Canada, 1946-1952. He was an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at U.B.C., 1923-1935.

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The fonds consists mainly of typewritten essays and speeches on military defense and the militia, together with some personal memorabilia.

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Canada--History, Military--20th century; Canada. Canadian Army--Speeches; Military history

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Revised by JF, July 30, 2013.

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