Fonds F0140 - Terence W.H. Thompson Fonds

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Terence W.H. Thompson Fonds


  • 1916-1919 (Creation)

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5 cm textual records

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Biographical history

Terence William Hardy Thompson, 1894-1989, was born in Wimbledon, England and immigrated to Canada in 1911 to work for the Bank of Montreal. He was posted to Mount Forest and Windsor, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Calgary, Magrath, Edmonton, Killam, Cardston, Raymond, Myrnam, Mundare, Lacombe, Medicine Hat and Castor, Alberta; and Whitewood, Saskatchewan. Thompson served in the First World War in the 66th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. After retiring in 1957 Thompson worked for the Edmonton Journal newspaper until about 1967 when he moved to Calgary, Alberta. Throughout his career Thompson contributed articles to magazines and newspapers commenting on current affairs and describing the life of a banker. In 1930 he married Antoinette Royal, 1897-1971, of Edmonton and they had two children, Suzanne (Shenher), 1935- , and Terence.

Archival history

Material was kept by creator's family until time of donation.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Thompson's son, Terry, in 2002.

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Scope and content

Consists of 14 letters written by Thompson to his sisters during his time of service in WWI. Also includes an excerpt from a trench mortar manual and several notes typed by Thompson later in life contextualizing the letters.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Appraisal complete, 2020. JN


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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  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Good. All letters unfolded and in mylar slips.

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The digitized service records of Terence W.H. Thompson at Library and Archives Canada can be found here:

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Material related to Thompson's life post WWI are held by the Glenbow archives. Please see link above.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Fonds processed by Donna Zambory, 2002. Reprocessed by Andjelka Susnjar, January 2020.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson, February 2020.

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