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Fonds F0026 - Arthur and John McAllister Fonds

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Arthur and John McAllister Fonds


  • 1915-1918, 2007 (Creation)

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1 box containing 10 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Arthur McAllister was born in 1898 in Innisfail, Alberta. At the time of his enlistment with the 187th Battalion on June 12, 1916, McAllister listed his occupation as "farmer." McAllister was wounded in combat on August 25th, 1917 and died of his wounds five days later.

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John McAllister was born in 1894 in Innisfail, Alberta. During WWI, he served as a Piper for the Canadian Scottish Regiment, 16th Battalion. He returned to Alberta following the Armistice in 1919.

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Gift of Esther W. McBean and Muriel R. Reidy, March 2007.
Accession no. 2007.020

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Scope and content

Fonds consists predominantly of letters written by brothers Jack and Arthur McAllister to their family while serving overseas in WWI.

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Further accruals are possible.

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No restrictions on access.

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Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Several letters written by Arthur and/or John McAllister remain in the custody of the family.


Some letters and their envelopes have been annotated by the donating family.

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Fonds processed by Yvonne Hinks, March 2014.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, July 2015.

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  • Shelf: EW 3-3-5