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Annie Belle Hollett and Graham Roome correspondence
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5 cm of textual records (1 box). - 5 cm of textual records
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(1896 - [19--])
Annie Belle Roome (née Hollett) was born in Burin, Newfoundland, in 1895 to Benjamin and Sadie Hollett. In 1920 she married Graham Roome, with whom she built a house in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Collection was donated by Chris May, grandson of Graham and Annie Roome, in Accession 2011-032. The letters were discovered by Pat MacKinnon during a renovation of the Roome's former home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
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Collection primarily comprises letters from Captain Graham Roome to his future wife Annie Belle Hollett, written during his overseas service in World War One. There is also a series of letters written to Annie Belle Hollett by various friends and family members.
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Letters have been transcribed and are available in print or as PDFs.
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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
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Brigadier Richard Edward Graham Roome was Captain Graham Roome's elder brother. Richard ("Reg") was serving in France when Captain Groome arrived overseas and is mentioned in several of Captain Groome's letters to Ann Hollet.
No further accruals are expected.
Preferred citation: Annie Belle Roome fonds, MS-2-771,Box, Folder, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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- Roome, Captain Graham, 1896- (Subject)
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