Fonds 05-006 - Amy Cosh collection

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Amy Cosh collection

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CA ON00333 05-006

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  • 1942-1946 (Creation)

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188 photographs 2 items The scrapbook is very acidic and the photographs have been pasted in. It is very fragile and must be handled with care.

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Amy Cosh (1902-1967) was a Bobcaygeon, Ontario librarian who requested that all Bobcaygeon men joining the Canadian Armed Forces in WWII send her their photograph. She assembled these in a scrapbook and added newspaper clippings containing any local information.

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Collection was in the custody of Ruth Ewell before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2005. The scrapbook was previously in the custody of the Bobcaygeon library.

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Collection consists of a photograph album containing 188 photographs and newspaper clippings of soldiers from Bobcaygeon, Ontario who served in WWII. Also included is a booklet entitled "The Royal Canadian Legion, Bobcaygeon Branch 239, 1932-1992."

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Collection acquired from Ruth Ewell in 2005.

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A scanned copy of all pages in the scrapbook was made for deposit in Bobcaygeon museum.

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