File MS-14-47, MS-14, Box 134, Folder 5 - Glenn Stephen Ells exams

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Glenn Stephen Ells exams

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MS-14-47, MS-14, Box 134, Folder 5

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  • December 1913 - March 1915 (Creation)
    Ells, Glenn Stephens

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25 pages

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Glenn Stephens Ells was born 11 May 1897 in Sheffield Mills, Nova Scotia. Growing up, he worked on the family farm and attended the regular course offered at Nova Scotia Agricultural College. In 1915, after his first year of study, Ells joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force, later transferring to the 5th Canadian Machine Gun Company and serving in France. He was killed in action in Courcelette on 28 September 1916. His name is inscribed on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, which overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge.

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File contains 25 exam papers likely taken by Glen Stephen Ells between the junior and senior year (1913-1915) for subjects associated with agriculture at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. The exam papers are mostly typed and cover a range of topics from entomology, dairy, animal husbandry, commercial law, mathematics, and English literature. The exams are annotated and scribbled over and appear to mainly belong to one student Glen Stephen Ells. One exam paper in particular shows strategy planning for a hockey game on the reverse of which Ells was a team-member.

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Papers are in fragile and crumbling condition; earlier papers having substantially faded ink

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  • English

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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 MacRae Library. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Ells' service records including training, transfers, will etc. are available online at Library and Archives Canada ( ELLS, GLENN STEPHEN; Regimental No: 415526)

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Preferred citation: Glenn Stephen Ells exams, MS-14-47, Box 134, Folder 5, Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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2017 (creation)
November 2020 (revision)

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  • English

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  • Box: MS-14-47, MS-14, Box 134