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Dalhousie University Archives Samuel R. Balcom fonds Text
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Correspondence, Red Cap Snow Shoe Club

File contains correspondence from Samuel Balcom and Hylton Olthouse to members of the Red Cap Snow Shoe Club, about honorary memberships, reminders of upcoming meetings and committee obligations, and potential donations of books (in lieu of flowers) as requested by deceased members, to All Saints Cathedral, and the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.


File contains seven pieces of typed correspondence addressing S.R. Balcom, regarding events at the Bramshott Camp, Hants., the No. 9 Canadian Stationary Hospital, and the No. 12 Canadian Stationary Hospital, during and shortly after the First World War. Correspondence sent from Major S.G. Chown, Colonel H.M. Robertson, and Lt.-Col. H.E. Randall.

Dalhousie #7 Stationary Hospital Correspondence

File contains typed and handwritten correspondence related to the 1965 reunion dinner of the Dalhousie No. 7 Stationary Hospital. File includes correspondence from Samuel Balcom, Thomas Whelpley, Thomas Dickson, S.B. Murray, E.C. "Army" Armstrong, George Morrison, Alice Proudfoot, M.S. MacKinnon, J. Mitchell Scott, Margaret MacDonald, and Marty O'Toole.

Speech to House of Parliament

File contains the text of a speech (and drafts) given to Parliament in 1956 by Samuel Balcom, regarding pensions and disability allowances for veterans, as well as increasing funding from the National Harbours Board for the Port of Halifax.

Correspondence 1970s

File includes correspondence related to the 1972 Balcom Family Reunion in Port Dufferin, including letters to Graham Dennis and A.M. Savage regarding media coverage of the event. File also includes correspondence from Robie Tufts, Henry Hicks, and J.K. Lawton.

Correspondence 1939-1940

File contains correspondence to and from Samuel Balcom in 1939 and 1940. Correspondence is to Rebecca Cohn, Angus L. Macdonald, Carleton Stanley, Gordon B. Isnor, Colonel J.D.G. Campbell, Captain G.R. Forbes, Major L.L. Henshaw, Captain Carl Trask, Captain A.D. Grayson, Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Maxwell, and A.S. MacMillan, among others.

Red Cap Snow Shoe Club Minutes

File contains minutes of the 85th, 87th, and 90th annual meetings of the Red Cap Snow Shoe Club, captained by S.R. Balcom (and later H.A. Barnes).

Dinner Invitations

File contains a selection of dinner invitations for events hosted by the Red Hat Snow Shoe Club. Includes the 35th, 37th, 75th, 80th, and 88th anniversaries.

Question to House - Grants for Vocational Training

File contains the text of a question posted by Samuel Balcom (when he was a member of Parliament) regarding the contributions to Vocational Training in the fiscal year 1953-54 by the Federal Government, as well as a reply to the question from the Honorable Milton F. Gregg.

Question to House - Immigrants to Canada, 1954

File contains the text of a question posted by Samuel Balcom (when he was a member of Parliament) regarding the number of Immigrants entering Canada in 1954 and from what countries. Also in the file is a list of Immigrants and countries of origin for 1954, provided by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration.

Question to House - Lobster Catch

File contains the text of a question posted by Samuel Balcom (when he was a member of Parliament) regarding the total lobster catch for the four Atlantic Provinces, as well as the House of Commons Notice of Motion with the reply.

Question to House - Educational Grants to Nova Scotia

File contains documents related to questions about federal funding for higher education asked by Samuel Balcom in the Canadian House of Parliament in 1955 when Balcom was a member of Parliament. Balcom asked a series of questions about educational grants to Nova Scotia institutions and received information about the distribution of funding across Canada. The file contains published accounts of parliamentary proceedings in March 1955 and associated correspondence between Balcom and other persons, such as J.D., McLean, Dean of the Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry, and Watson Kirkconnell, President of Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Port Dufferin Wharf

File contains the original petition for new wharf in Port Dufferin, and correspondence on the project.

Dalhousie #7 Stationary Hospital - J. Stewart - Staff References

File contains copies of letters of reference for former railway dining car workers who enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, served in the First World War with the (Dalhousie) No. 7 Canadian Stationary Hospital. The correspondence contained herein discusses disagreements over the promises of wages granted to enlisted men from railway companies as a result of two different circulars being signed in relatively short order.

Correspondence - Central Medical Supplies

File contains correspondence from Balcom's time as Officer Commanding, Medical Stores, and Chief Medical Stores Inspection Officer during World War II. Original file split between files 2-19 and 2-20.

Stormcliff, England - 1914

On back of print (soldiers in the photo): "SR Balcom, Karl Woodbury, Victor N MacKay, Col John Stewart, Col EV Hogan, Dan A MacLeod, Walter Taylor"