CA ACU TMM F0107
- 1916-1918 (Creation)
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5 mm of textual records
Name of creator
Oliver Sigman was born in 1896 in Nebraska, USA. He emigrated to Canada and worked as a farmer in Benton Alberta before enlisting with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 89th Battalion, in December 1915. Sigman returned to Benton following the war.
Name of creator
Russell Sigman was born in 1893 in North Bend, Nebraska. Following emigration to Canada Sigman worked as a farmer in Benton Alberta. On March 30, 1916 he enlisted with the 89th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. His activities post-WWI are unknown.
Items were found by donor in the 1980's in housing slated for demolition in Benton, Alberta. He collected them for the stamps: "When the farmers that owned all the land in Benton (the town no longer exists) were bulldozing the old houses and barns they said we could dig through the old buildings. My brother and I dug around for stamps. We found a pile of letters over 2’ high on an old bed cover with pigeon @@@@. We grabbed letters and envelopes that had stamps on them. These came from that pile."
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Received from Army Museum, July 2017.
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Scope and content
Consists of 4 letters and 1 field post sent home by Oliver and Russell Sigman during their time in the CEF during WWI.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Appraisal complete, July 2017. JN
No further accruals are expected.
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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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Envelopes are in poor condition. Letter pages yellowed. Otherwise good.
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Processed by Jason Nisenson, September 2017.
This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson, September 2017.