Fonds - Norman B. "Nipper" Scott fonds

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Norman B. "Nipper" Scott fonds

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  • 1917-1981 (Creation)
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    Scott, Norman B. "Nipper"

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12 cm of mutiple media

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(December 28, 1898-1982)

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Norman Bruce "Nipper" Scott was the son of Thomas Hunter Scott, the owner of the Scott Studio in St. Thomas, He was born in St. Thomas on December 28, 1898 and died in 1982.
On leaving high school, he joined the Imperial Bank of Canada in St, Thomas as junior clerk. He worked for a year at the bank before he decided to travel to Toronto in 1917 to make application to join the Royal Flying Corps. He was accepted, and spent two years with the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force, spending eight months of that time in a front line squadron in France. He returned home in 1919 with the rank of Flight Commander.

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Fonds consists of various materials relating to Captain Norman B. "Nipper" Scott's service with the Royal Flying Corps/ Royal Air Force, Squadron 11 in England and France during the First World War. Includes:
53-page typescript entitled "Diary of a War Bird"
Pilot's log book, August 14, 1917 to November 25, 1918, including miscellaneous correspondence and certificates
Diary, January 1, 1918 to December 31, 1918
Diary, January 1, 1919 to May 18, 1919
3 black and white photographs, circa late 1917 to early 1918
12 p. typescript entitled "A History of the Scott Family"
7 p. of correspondence, 1973, and attached list of officers of 11 Squadron, Royal Air Force, 1918
Regimental tie
1 RFC tie tack
1 RFC badge
3 medals
1 pin
2 VHS cassette tapes, 1981, containing interviews with N.B. Scott
1 pen and ink drawing, 1973, by N.B. Scott, showing the Ketchum-Ferguson farm house "Maplehurst", south of the Union Road (constructed 1859)
1 greeting card featuring the above drawing

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