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Strathy, George Henry Kirkpatrick

George Henry Kirkpatrick (“Pat”) Strathy fonds. – 1918-1954. – 18 cm of textual records and graphic material.

Note: This is a selective listing. Album pages are not numbered

Pat’s Book I (bound black album)
*Birth announcement and baptismal certificate, 1918
*Family photographs in England, 1918-1919
*Family vacation photographs, 1920 in Martha’s Vineyard; 1922 in Metis Beach, P.Q.
*Crescent School report cards, 1925-29
*Family vacation photographs at Heyden Island
*Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ont, 1929-34.: half-term reports, calendars, speech day programs; “The Journal”, confirmation program, letter from the headmaster, news clippings, photographs, monthly reports, “The Trinity Tatler”. Speech day program for 1935 is with the Charterhouse documents.
*Camp Timagami : physical examination record, n.d.
*Charterhouse School, 1934-36: letter from the headmaster; printed lists; reports; photographs; “Diary of a Continental Trip”, April 1935 with photographs of Hamburg, Brennen, Cologne and the Rhine; photographs of airplanes at Croyden, November 1935; photographs taken in Austria, Dec. 1935-Jan. 1936; photographs of Norfolk Broads, April 1936
*University of Toronto, Trinity College, 1937-1940: items are intersperced to end of album – news clippings, reports, publications; two letters (at end of album)
*Northern Ontario mines: photographs of Trout Creek, Kerr-Addison, Pamour, 1938
*MacTier, St. James’ Cathedral choir at: photographs, 1938
*Royal visit to Toronto, May 1939: photographs taken by Pat
*“Experiments on the Delayed Breaking of Glass”, ts. by Pat, 30 August 1939

Pat’s Book II (bound black album)
*Pat’s naval appointment, 24 April 1940
*Putnam Mathematical Competition, 1940: correspondence, news clippings
*University of Toronto commencement program, 1940
*Photographs of Pat in uniform; souvenir menu, mess dinner at sea, 20 May 1940
H.M.S. Ajax: tear-sheets from illustrated publications and news clippings including reports of the sinking of Italian ships by the Ajax
*Telegram announcing Pat’s death on 12 October sent on 16 October 1940; obituary notices and printed reports (newspapers, periodicals), including a memorial service; condolence letters; more about the Ajax
*Photographs sent by Pat which arrived after his death: taken in Halifax, NS; Portsmouth; Freetown
*More published materials about Pat and the Ajax. His personal effects stored in England were destroyed in a bombing raid, January 1941
*Trinity College School speech day program, 1941; calendar 1940-1941
*News clippings about radiolocators
*Letters to his father about Pat’s work, his death, his burial at sea, etc., 1941
*Memorial programs, 1941
*Photographs, printed from three rolls of film that Pat had with him on the Ajax. They were returned to his family in November 1941. They include photographs taken in Toronto in April 1940; on board ship in May1940 going to England; in England in June 1940; at sea in August-September 1940 including going ashore in Freetown and Aden and rounding the Cape of Good Hope; Suez Canal
*More correspondence with members of the Ajax, 1941
*More newsclippings and printed materials, 1942-
*Colour reproduction of plaque in St. James cathedral in Pat’s memory
*Correspondence, 1942-1946
*Silver memorial bar sent by Minister of Veteran Affairs
*“Pat’s Life … compiled by his father from his diary and other records and from Pat’s letters”, typescript, 99 pp.
*List of names of people receiving Pat’s scholarship, 1942-1954

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Last Reviewed: December 8, 2008