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Newfoundland Regiment Photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3061D

Scope and Contents

Small card album containing postcards, with the trade label of Parsons' Art Store, St. John's, and with a printed inscription 'To Rev. James and Mrs Bell with best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from Mr and Mrs John White'. The illustrations all relate to the early days of the Newfoundland Regiment, which was organised on the outbreak of war in August 1914; the first 540 men sailed for Europe on 'S.S. Florizel' on 4 October.


  • 1914


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1 album(s) (6 images in 1 album)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by the Rev. Edwin Bell, 1980.


For background on these photographs see: Nicholson, Gerald W.L. (c.1964) 'The fighting Newfoundlander: a history of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment'. Ottawa: Government of Newfoundland. Murphy, L.C. (1937) 'Newfoundland's part in the Great War'. IN: Smallwood, Joseph ed. 'The Book of Newfoundland'. Volume 1. St. Johns: Newfoundland Book Publishers. pp. 353-451. Nicholson, Gerald W.L. (1918) 'Newfoundland and the War'. The Times History of the War, Volume XIV. London: The Times. pp. 181-216.


This collection level description was entered by SG using information from the original typescript catalogue.


S H Parsons and Sons

Includes index.
2003-12-02 16:09:44+00:00
Language of description
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