CA ACU TMM F0140
- 1916-1919 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
5 cm textual records
Name of creator
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.
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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Good. All letters unfolded and in mylar slips.
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Related units of description
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.
This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson, February 2020.