Series MG 651 - Copies of letters from Garnet Dobbs

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CA ON00156 MG 651


Copies of letters from Garnet Dobbs


  • 1917-1919 (Creation)

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40 photocopied letters

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Garnet Dobbs was born in Belleville, Ontario on 10th February, 1890. He served in the 155th and 21st Battalions during the First World War in the regimental band, playing woodwind instruments (his service record is available online at Dobbs lived at 168 Yeomans Street in Belleville after the war and operated a plumbing, heating and sheet metal business at 12 Victoria Avenue. He died in Belleville on 18th January, 1966.

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The letters were lent to the Hastings County Historical Society by Dorothy Bowes, Garnet Dobbs's daughter, for photocopying in 2005 (2005-05).

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Forty photocopied letters written from Europe by Garnet Dobbs during the First World War to his sister, Millie Dobbs of Toronto, and his brother, Walter Dobbs of Winnipeg.

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The originals of these letters were donated to Library and Archives Canada.

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