Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0198 - Herbert Doucet's portrait collection
ACU GBA C0198
Herbert Doucet's portrait collection
- Copied 1988 (originally created ca. 1860-1906) (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
Herbert E. T. Doucet was a member of a Canadian military family, and graduated from Royal Military College in 1925. During the Second World War he was Lieutenant-Colonel of The Perth Regiment of Canada, and was awarded the Order of the British Empire. Following the war he was an attaché in the Canadian embassy in the Netherlands. He retired with the rank of Brigadier-General.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Loaned for copying by Brigadier-General H. E. T. Doucet, 1988.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of copies of carte-de-visite and cabinet card portraits of members of the Doucet family and Canadian military, social, and political personalities. About two-thirds of the images were created by William Notman & Son. Subjects include Gen. Garnet Wolseley, Frederick H. Brydges, Charles John Brydges, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, General Sir Frederick Middleton, W. M. Muir, Hon. C. Crichton, Charles O’Connor, J. P. Brabazon, Lyman Mills, Sheldon Stephens, Ponsonby Bagot, Hugh Seymour de Grey, Hon. C. Elliott, Lady Sarah Lindsay, H. C. Pemberton, Alex de Lisle, E. H. Griffith, W. Walpole, Miss Starnes, Mrs. T. Hart, Maggie Brown, Mrs. George Desbarats, D. J. Bannatyne, C. H. R. Gossett, Mrs. J. McClimont, H. de Uriarte, John Watkins, H. Meredith, Marie Le Mesurier, Harvey Bawtree, Edward Desbarats, and others unidentified or identified only by surname.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English and French.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Originals were returned to Brigadier-General Doucet.
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on accession record.
Link added to Archives Photographs on August 12, 2015.