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Fonds F0046 - Smythe Family Fonds

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Smythe Family Fonds


  • 1930-1979 (Creation)

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4 cm of textual records
1 photograph
2 maps

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Hilda Anne Marie Smythe (née Lambert) was born in Terre Bonne, MI on May 15, 1889. She married Lorne Wentworth Smythe in 1909 and the couple settled in the village of Wierdale, Saskatchewan. Following the end of WWII, in which her son was killed in action, Smythe moved to Nelson, BC. She died July 24, 1979.

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(fl. 1920-1944)

Biographical history

Lance Cpl. Lorne N. Smythe served overseas with the No. 5 Canadian Provost Corps during World War II. He died on December 17, 1944 of injuries received in action in Ravenna, Italy. His remains were buried in the Coriano Ridge (Italy) War Cemetery.

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Corporal Lorne Wentworth Smythe served overseas with the No. 20 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps during WW II. He was discharged from service on February 27, 1945.

Archival history

Materials presumably originally gathered and saved by Hilda Smythe.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by William Milton, August 2005.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists predominantly of correspondence between members of the Smythe family during the period of WWII when Lorne W. Smythe and his son were active overseas. The fact of Lorne N. Smythe's death while serving is reflected in many of the documents. Fonds is divided into

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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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  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Fonds processed in 2009. Reprocessed by Jason Nisenson, September 2015.




Archivist's note

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

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: EW 3-1-4
  • Map cabinet: Map Cabinet 1.1