Mitchell, Charles Hamilton, 1872-1941
Charles Hamilton Mitchell fonds. 1914-1959; predominant 1914-1919.
1 m of textual records, graphic material and cartographic material.
L.1 Letters May 12, 1915 to September 14, 1915 from CHM to family
members (probably including his wife) addressed as Dear Heart
or Dear Ones. 68 letters; 193 pp.
L.2 Letters September 12, 1915 to January 19, 1916 from CHM to
family members addressed as Dear Heart or Dear Ones.
82 letters; 194 pp.
L.3 Letters January 10,1916-April 26, 1916 (title of book possibly
erased by water damage to brown paper jacket, now removed), from CHM
to family members addressed as Dear Heart and Dear
Ones. Includes handwritten copy of letter found in No Man's Land
written by German soldier in English, addressed to English soldiers,
with accompanying explanatory note by CHM. 89 letters; 232 pp.
L.4 Entitled Letters No. 4, April 27, 1916 to November
10, 1916 to family members addressed as Dear Heart or Dear
Ones. 150 letters; 282 pp.
L.5 Entitled Other Letters 1916-17, Dec. ?, 1915-
Jan. 3, 1919; to CHM from many and varied correspondents, largely military
associates corresponding informally. Photograph of a sketch of CHM taped
to verso of front fly leaf (n.d.). 133 letters; 376 pp.
L.6 Entitled Letters No. 4A, 1917, November 21, 1916
to September 14, 1917, from CHM to family members addressed as Dear
Heart and Dear Ones. 161 letters; 368 pp.
L.7 Entitled Letters No. 5, September 16, 1917 to
December 12, 1918; from CHM to family members addressed as Dear
Heart or Dear Ones; one letter to Wheeler, April 28
[?]. 227 letters; 495 pp.
L.8 Entitled Letters No. 6, December 19, 1918 to January
15, 1919 from CHM to family members addressed as Dear Heart
or Dear Ones. 16 letters; 41 pp.
L.9 Letters September 27, 1918 to January 11, 1919 to CHM from
various correspondents; military colleagues writing informally. 26 letters;
S.1 Entitled Scrap Album No. 1: 1915. WWI memorabilia
ca. 1915-1916, including postcards, maps, news clippings, letters, army
instructions and intelligence documents (including German communiqués),
letters, greeting cards, cables and telegrams, sketches and photo postcards
(showing French scenery and portraits of soldiers). 1 photograph; 5
photograph postcards; 19 postcards; 4 letters (11 pages); 5 maps (carbon
copies); 1 telegram; 1 pmk. envelope.
S.2 Entitled No. 2 Scrap Album: 1916-1917. WWI memorabilia
ca. 1916-1917, including postcards, intelligence documents, sketches,
letters, memos, news clippings, cables and telegrams, photographs (photo
postcards of scenery with captions in French and German, photos of shell
damage, of troop activities, aerial trench photo), two sketches by Christopher Williams (1873-1934). 15 photographs; 5 photograph postcars; 1 letter
(1 page); 2 telegrams.
S.3 Entitled No. III Scrap Album. WWI memorabilia
ca. 1917-1918 including postcards, paper currency, intelligence documents,
maps, letters, telegrams and cables, greeting cards, and photographs
(aerial shots showing trenches, shell explosions, and scenery, portraits
of soldiers, photo postcards of scenery). 8 photographs; 5 photograph
postcards; 1 postcard; 1 letter (1 page); 1 pmk. envelope; 1 map.
S.4 WWI memorabilia ca. 1918, predominantly relating to CHMs
service in Italy. Includes postcards, letters, sketches, menus, news
clippings, paper currency, maps, photographs (of troop activities).
5 photographs; 3 photograph postcards; 3 letters (5 pages); 1 map; 3
F.1 Letters, 1914 and 1917, to CHM from family (father and aunt).
1 letter (1 page); 1 greeting card.
F.2 Letters, cards, and telegrams, 1915-1932 some n.d., to CHM,
from friends and associates, personal in nature but largely related
to his military service personal (e.g. congratulations for decorations).
31 letters (44 pp.); 3 cards; 4 telegrams
F.3 Letters, 1914-1918, some n.d., from CHM to his wife (addressed
as Dear Heart); predominantly handwritten carbon (?) copies;
originals presumably retained by CHM and collected in letter books;
some copies are annotated in ink. 49 letters (99 pp.); 1 envelope
F.4 Letters and enclosures, 1914-1918, some n.d., from CHM to
family members G.A. Mitchell, P.H. Mitchell, and H.E. Mitchell; many
include postmarked envelopes. 18 letters (57 pp.); 13 envelopes.
F.5 Letters,1902-1926, from CHM to friends and associates (one
to Lord Byng). Some are carbon copies; the earliest relates to his activities
as a city engineer. 4 letters (10 pp.).
F.6 Letters, 1917-1918, from CHM to unknown recipient(s). These letters were general updates to acquaintances that he did not have time to respond to individually. All
are carbon copies describing military experiences. 17 letters (49 pp.)
F.7 Letters, 1916-1959, neither to nor from CHM; one letter to
his wife; some are carbon copies. 4 letters (7 pp.)
F.8 Clippings, 1914-1918, some n.d., re War news.
F.9 Clippings, March-June 1918, re Army mentions and decorations.
Gathered in envelope by CHM.
F.10 Clippings, 1914-1929, re Charles Hamilton Mitchells activities
F.11 Clippings, 1921-1929, re War and commemoration related news.
F.12 Clippings, 1921-1934, re obituaries and funerals of noted military
F.13 Clippings, 1921-1935, re Lord Byng, Governor General.
F.14 Clippings, 1930-1935, re War and commemoration related news.
F.15 Panoramic WWI shots of scenery, troops, and roads; ca. 1914-1918;
stamped on reverse: Printed by the Photographic Section A.P. & S.S.
Italy. 21 photographs measuring between 3x10" and 4x13".
F.16 Panoramic WWI shots of scenery, troops, damaged buildings,
and roads; uncaptioned. 7 photographs (3 measure 4x12"; 4 measure
F.17 WWI military photographs, 1916-1918, some n.d. but ca. 1914-1918;
includes scenery, troop activities, portraits of soldiers, intelligence
shots of shell damage and aerial photographs, photo postcards of scenery.
56 photographs (19 measure 3 1/2x5" or less; 25 measure between
3 1/2x5 and 4x6"; 12 measure between 4x6 and 6x10".
F.18 Post-WWI military photographs, 1924-1956; photographs of military
personnel, including formal portraits of Sir Samuel Hoare. 5 photographs;
1 smaller than 3x5; 2 between 3 1/2x5 and 4x6"; 1 larger than 4x6".
F.19 Personal photograph, n.d.; CHM and P.H. Mitchells office
F.20 Spoof communications documents, ca. 1914-1919 (some dated); includes
reports, orders, 2 intelligence summaries, 1 dispatch, announcements,
and 2 maps. 12 items in total.
F.21 Carrier pigeon message, n.d., but ca. 1914-1918; test message.
F.22 First World War espionage instructions and map printed on tissue. Instructions in French, maps in Italian. The area depicted is the Pola peninsula, the site of a major Austro-Hungarian naval base. 3 items.
F.23 Informal printed material related to daily army life; 1917,
1918, some n.d.; includes calendars, cards, regimental song sheets.
F.24 Printed commemorative memorabilia, n.d and 1956. 3 items.
F.25 Realia, ca. 1914-1918, including Italian flag and pressed flower.
F.26 Service related memorabilia of CHM, 1914-1930; includes records
of service; announcements of decorations, handwritten memos and lists,
uniform receipt, various ephemera. 28 items, not including news clippings.
F.27 Dinner invitations and menus, 1919-1933. 28 items.
F.28 Church orders of service, 1919-1926. 4 items.
F.29 Ephemera, n.d. and 1931; loose material from S.1 including
pamphlet, list, and address. 3 items.
F.30 Ephemera, n.d. and 1918, 1933; loose material from S.2 including
pamphlet, handwritten lists, tickets and passes. 5 items.
F.31 Ephemera, 1916-1966; includes records of service for Nursing
Sister Juliet May MacChesney, carbon copy of a sermon, empty postmarked
envelopes. 6 items.
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