Fonds RC0530 - E.T. Scammell fonds

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E.T. Scammell fonds

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  • 1927-1929 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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E.T. Scammell served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Ontario Branch of the Last Post Fund. The Ontario Branch was formed in 1922. The purpose of the Fund, founded in 1909, is to make sure that all of Canada’s veterans have proper burials and headstones.

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The fonds consists of mimeographed letters that Scammell sent out to Ontario newspapers in 1927, calling attention to neglected gravesites in Ontario. The remainder of the fonds consists of incoming letters to Scammell. There are letters from members of the general public as well as The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire; the Col. Gooderham Chapter, I.O.D.E.; the Ontario Attorney General; the Canadian Red Cross Society; the Ontario Historical Society; the Ontario Department of Health; T.E. Kaiser, M.P.; the Soldiers’ Aid Commission and the Federal Press Association Ltd. There are also brief minutes of meetings on the neglected graveyards issue and an agenda, as well as a copy of “The Cemetery Act”, 1928.

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