Fonds RC0577 - James Henry Reid fonds

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James Henry Reid fonds

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  • 1916-1925 (Creation)

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1 album of photographs ; 14 × 17 cm

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James Henry Reid was born in Toronto on 20 April 1891. He enlisted in the Canadian Army Dental Corps on 4 March 1916. At the time of his enlistment he was a dental student. He graduated from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons shortly thereafter. He apparently went to England in May 1917 and served out the duration of the war at a number of hospitals and dental clinics in London. Reid was a Lieutenant in 1916-17 and a Captain from 1917-19.

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The album contains 115 b&w photographs. There are photographs of the following: the H.M.S. Megantic; Reid in a graduation gown; soldiers in uniform, on board ship, in tents, and on horseback; medical and dental staff; views of buildings (King’s College, Cambridge, for example), and hospitals and clinics (London General Hospital and the Etchinghill Hospital, etc). Most of the photographs are unidentified. Approximately 30 photographs were taken between 1920 and 1925; they depict Reid, his family, and friends at Severn River and Wood’s Bay. He worked as a dentist in Toronto as late as 1925.

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The collection (09-2005) was purchased in June 2005 from John Rush Books, Hamilton, Ont.


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