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Archief F0043 - Mary Gray Fonds

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Mary Gray Fonds


  • 1915-1917 (Vervaardig)



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0.5 cm of textual records
1 silk handkerchief


Naam van de archiefvormer

(fl. 1900-1960)


During the years of WWI, Mary Gray live in the Calgary area with her parents. Gray corresponded with a number of different soldiers active in the Canadian Expeditionary Force while they were overseas.

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William Proven was born in Galashiels, Scotland the son of William and Annabella K. S. Proven. After immigrating to Canada he worked as a carpenter in the Calgary, Alberta region before enlisting with the Canadian Expeditionary Force on November 16th, 1914. He served overseas as a member of the 31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). He died of his wounds received in battle on March 7, 1917.

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Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging

Donated by Lloyd S. Traptow, January 2003.
Accession # MRA 2003-013

Inhoud en structuur

Bereik en inhoud

Fonds consists predominantly of correspondence sent to Mary Gray by Canadian soldiers serving overseas during WWI.

Waardering, vernietiging en slectie


No further accruals are expected.


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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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  • Engels

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In his memoir, Medicine and Duty (University of Calgary Press, 2007) Harold McGill, medical officer for the 31st Battalion, remembers James and William Prove: "There were two Provens in the battalion, brothers, one in C Company and one in A. Both were sergeants. I remember them distinctly as both were exceptionally fine soldiers. Later on in the war, the other brother [William] was also killed in action. Whenever I think of them after so many years I am filled with pity for the mother in her grief at the loss of two such sons."


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Fonds processed in 2009.

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

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