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Whyte, Robert

Robert Whyte fonds. – 1914-1925. – 25 cm of textual records and graphic material.

Box 1:
Letters to his wife
1915-1919, 8 files

Box 2:
Proposed book on the history of the London Scottish:
F.1       Correspondence between Capt. R.M. Robertson and Whyte, 1922-1925. They do not like early drafts of the official history and hope that they “may be able to evolve something better.” The last letter from Robertson notes that J.H Lindsay, the author of the official history The London Scottish in the Great War which was published in 1925, “has made it what I call wooden.”
F.2       Two letters from James Lindsay, 1921-1922, to Whyte; two other letters.
F.3       Early draft chapters, typescripts and typescript carbons.
F.4-5    Later draft chapters, paginated 403-514, typescript carbons.
F.6       Chronology
F.7       Officer rolls and battle orders
F.8       List of battalions
F.9       C Company Rolls, 1911-1912
F.10     Correspondence Book, Field Service, 1919
F.11     Poem , “The Ride to Kolo-Kuri Dump”, by Percy A. Dunlop, ts.carbon
F.12     Maps: Larisa, Eastern Mediterranean; Dardanelles; British Battles During 1918 (Western Front)
F.13     Printed: Active Service Army Schools’ Series
F.14     B&w photographs and post cards: London Scottish at barracks, in the field, in a cemetery. Most are not captioned -- those that are: Dudular Camp near Salonica, 1918; Capt. Whyte with a camel; German light cruiser; battle cruiser. Tear-sheet photograph.
Robert Whyte:
F.15     His Officer Protection Certificate, 1919; 2 post cards addressed to Whyte, 1914 and 1917; incoming letter, 1919 re a divisional memorial; notification document from the paymaster, 1918


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