Fonds MS-13-11 - Oscar Glennie Donovan fonds

Photograph of the staff of the "Canadian Coronation Contingent" for King George the Sixth Photograph of the "Canadian Coronation Contingent" for King George the Sixth Photograph of staff of the No. 7 Stationary Hospital Christmas card from Lt. Col. John Stewart Photograph of the 105th Field Ambulance Photograph of Oscar Donovan Photograph of Laura Hubley Message from General Petain No. 7 Stationary Hospital Benevolent Association by-laws Brochure on the history of the Dalhousie University No. 7 Stationary Hospital

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Oscar Glennie Donovan fonds

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  • 1805-1972 (Creation)

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2.5 cm of textual records and other material

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Biographical history

Oscar Glennie Donovan was born in Hantsford, Nova Scotia, on 22 May 1883 to John and Sarah Jane Donovan. He was raised in Truro, attended Colchester County Academy and graduated from Dalhousie Medical College in 1906, followed by a one-year internship at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax.

He settled into a medical practice in New Germany, Lunenberg County, where in 1908 he married Lila Agnes Hamm of Mahone Bay, a graduate of the School of Nursing at the Victoria General Hospital.

In 1914 Dr. Donovan joined the Active Army as a Lieutenant. He enlisted with the Canadian Army Medical Corps in 1917 and served overseas as Captain and Commanding Officer for the 22nd Reserve Field Ambulance, during which he was twice awarded the Croix de Guerre. He died at his home in Halifax on 25 January 1945.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in accession (22-77) by Joan Harris in 1977.

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Fonds consists of artifacts from the First World War and the Dalhousie No. 7 "Overseas" Stationary Hospital.Fonds also includes correspondence, poetry, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

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  • English
  • French
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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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See the Dalhousie University, No. 7 "Overseas" Stationary Hospital fonds (MS-11-2) for related materials.


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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Oscar Glennie Donovan fonds, MS-13-11, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Previously filed as fonds MS-2-287.

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