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Fonds F0056 - John Houston Philp Fonds

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John Houston Philp Fonds


  • 1914-1919 (Creation)

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1 Hollinger box containing:
1 cm of textual material
1 photograph
1 souvenir album
1 pressed leaf

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Name of creator


Biographical history

John Houston Philp was born April 19th, 1889 in Scotland. After emigration to Canada he worked as a bricklayer until November of 1915 when he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He served overseas with the 31st Canadian Battalion and remained in Scotland following the war.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Isabel H. Philp, daughter of John H. Philp, February 2000.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of material gathered by John Houston Philp during or near the time of his service in WWI as a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. It is divided into two series:
1. WWI related items
2. Calgary Album

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No further accruals are expected.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

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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The service records of John Houston Philp at Library and Archives Canada can be found here:

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Fonds processed in 2000.




Archivist's note

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

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  • Shelf: EW 3-1-3