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Evans family collection
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- Evans family
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6.5 cm of textual records
11 b&w photographs.
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Robert and Susan Evans lived in London, England. They had two sons, Victor and Cecil and a daughter, Winifred. Not long before the start of the First World War they moved to a farm in Gaston, Oregon, and later to Portland. They maintained contact with a number of people in England, including Robert’s sister Emily, Susan’s sister Mary, and a family friend William Waterson.
Victor and Cecil Evans were brothers who fought in the First World War. Cecil (2557483) served as a gunner and Victor (2557484) was a driver.
Victor Roland Evans, 27 July 1896, and Cecil John Robert Evans, 7 April 1898, were born in London, England, to Susan and Robert Evans and later moved to Portland, Oregon. The brothers travelled together from Portland to Victoria, BC and enlisted on 1 March 1918.
Both brothers were sent to France and served with the Canadian Field Artillery.
Scope and content
The collection consists mainly of correspondence between family members and close friends during the First World War, as well as some military documents and photographs.
Immediate source of acquisition
The collection (2015-034) was donated by Stephanie Butler in August 2015.
The material is arranged by correspondent.
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Further accruals are not expected.