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Officers at Sarcee Army Camp, Calgary, 1954. Brigadier Proctor is on the left.
Officers at Sarcee Army Camp, Calgary, 1954. Brigadier Proctor is on the left.

John W. Proctor fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Personal, genealogical and military papers. -- 1823-1954
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1886-1948


Series 1 Personal, genealogical and military papers. -- 1823-1954
M-1010-1 Correspondence and articles about Proctor family history. -- 1900 and 1973
M-1010-2 Autobiographical article and memorial. -- 1823, 1856 and 1957. -- Re Philemon and Abilgail Wyman Wright, maternal great-grandparents of John W. Proctor. Includes John E. Proctor's appointment to the volunteer militia (Brighton Rifle Company).
M-4843-70 Notebook, biography and genealogy. -- 1942-1977 ([Photocopied ca. 1977. -- 2 cm of textual records. - Consists of a field notebook of Captain J.W. Proctor while serving with the 3rd Armoured Brigade in 1942; Brigadier General Proctor's biography (written in 1977); genealogical compilation on the ancestry of Proctor's ancestors Philomen Wright and Abigail Wyman Wright; Philomen Wright's account of his establishment of the settlement of Hull, Quebec (transcription of original written ca. 1823).
M-3487 General T.B. Strange. -- [late 1880s]. -- 3 pages. -- Consists of a personal letter to Captain Joshua Wright, referring to Wright's ability as an officer during the 1885 Riel Rebellion.
M-913 Minnie Proctor Northrup. -- 1902. -- 12 pages. -- Consists of a journal of a trip across Canada with Conservative Members of Parliament, headed by R.L. Borden. Mrs. Northrup was the wife of W. Northrup, MP for Belleville, Ontario. Includes newspaper clippings about the Calgary part of the trip.
M-1589 Oil company share certificates. -- 1914. -- 16 items. -- Consists of certificates for Alberta Petroleum, British Canadian Oils, Dome Oil, Herron-Elder Gas and Oil Company, Progress Oil and Gas Company, Prudential Oil and Gas, Saxon Oil and Gas, Segur Oil, Stokes-Stephens Oil, and Sunbeam Oil
M-1010-3 Second World War army records. -- [ca. 1939-1945]. -- Re medical records, clothing and equipment.
M-1010-4 Second World War - German propaganda and surrender notice. -- [ca. 1943-1945]
M-1010-5 Military papers. -- 1943-945. -- Consists of telegram re offensive ceasefire; memos; exercise orders; battle statistics; and an army bulletin called The Staghound.
M-1010-6 Army exercise instructions. -- 1954
M-1010-7 Miscellaneous papers. -- [ca. 1939-1945] and n.d. -- Consists of Belgian postcards; invitations; novelty dollar bill; and a short history of the Brighton Rifle Company.
M-1010-8 Newspaper clippings. -- 1939-1953. -- Re John W. Proctor, the Second World War, and future predictions for Calgary.

Scrapbook. -- 1938-1945. -- re marriage and Caribbean honeymoon of John Proctor and Lorraine Cooke; and John's Second World War army service.

Note: This scrapbook was noted missing in November 2013.

Series 2 Photographs. -- 1886-1948. --147 photographs

Some of these photographs have been scanned. View now.

PA-1968 Cadets in Edmonton and at Royal Military College in Kingston; New's Year Eve levee in Edmonton. -- 1923-1948. -- 8 photographs
PD-132-vol.65 John Proctor's Second World War views. -- [ca. 1939-1945]. -- 1 photograph album (137 photographs)
NA-1294 Portraits of Joshua Wright. -- 1886 and 1897. -- 2 photogrphs
NA-3712 Lieutenant-Governor John Bowen arriving for levee at Legislature Building, Edmonton, Alberta. -- 1948. -- 1 photograph
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