Fonds MS-13-11 - Oscar Glennie Donovan fonds

Christmas card from Lt. Col. John Stewart No. 7 Stationary Hospital Benevolent Association by-laws Brochure on the history of the Dalhousie University No. 7 Stationary Hospital Message from General Petain Photograph of eight Canadian Army Medical Corps officers Photograph of three Canadian Army Medical Corps officers Photograph of Oscar Glennie Donovan and another Canadian Army Medical Corps officer Photograph of nine Canadian Army Medical Corps staff in front of a tent Photograph of nine Canadian Army Medical Corps officers Photograph of 12 Canadian Army Medical Corps officers Photograph of Oscar Donovan and No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station staff officers at Aldershot train... Photograph of No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station personnel on parade in Aldershot, UK Photographs of tents on the men's lines, No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station, RCAMC, Aldershot traini... Autographed photograph of Gladys E. Hutt Photograph of two men in regimental dress Photograph of the 105th Field Ambulance Photograph of the staff of the "Canadian Coronation Contingent" for King George the Sixth (with D... Photograph of the "Canadian Coronation Contingent" for King George the Sixth (with Donovan seated) Photograph of medical officers and nurses of the No. 7 Stationary Hospital Photograph of Oscar Donovan Photograph of an unidentified Canadian Army Medical Corps nurse

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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 photographs

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Biographical history

Oscar Glennie Donovan was a 1906 graduate of Dalhousie Medical College. Born in Hantsford, Nova Scotia, on 22 May 1883 to John and Sarah Jane Donovan, he was raised in Truro and educated at Colchester County Academy. After a one-year residency at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, he opened a medical practice in New Germany, Lunenberg County. In 1908 he married Lela Agnes Hamm of Mahone Bay, a graduate of the School of Nursing at Victoria General Hospital. Donovan served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps (CAMC) in 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, and 1916 in Canada, England and France. In 1915 he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps. In 1917 he attested with the CAMC as a Captain with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served overseas until March 1920. During World War Two he served as the Commanding Officer for the 22nd Reserve Field Ambulance. He twice received the Croix de Guerre. He died at his home in Halifax on January 25, 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 Oscar Donovan's photographs, newspaper clippings, mementos, and correspondence from World War One and World War Two, including records related to Dalhousie No. 7 Overseas Stationary Hospital, with which his wife served.

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  • English
  • French
  • German

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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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