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Even Snafu Knows VD Can be Prevented [VD promotional matchbook]

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Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001457
Description
Cardboard matchbook with matches inside; matches have mint-green tips and all of them are still there and intact; cover is green and off-white with a man (Snafu) running to an already occupied washroom; concerns V. D. (venereal disease) prevention.
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Accession Number
996001457
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- prevention and control -- advertisements
Description
Cardboard matchbook with matches inside; matches have mint-green tips and all of them are still there and intact; cover is green and off-white with a man (Snafu) running to an already occupied washroom; concerns V. D. (venereal disease) prevention.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Lion Match Inc.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Date Remarks
If from the U.S.A., date would be between 1941-1945 since it is definitely WW II it appears to be depicting; 'Snafu' is military jargon
Material
paper: green; off-white
Inscriptions
"EVEN // SNAFU // KNOWS . . V. D. // CAN BE PREVENTED // DON'T GET BURNED ... USE COVER" COVERED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 5.3 cm. x Width: 3.9 cm. x Depth: 0.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Edges a little soft, paper age-discoloured; same stains inside from the ink and outside from the chemical match heads and staple; matches are discoloured brown
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary"; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 51,
53
Research Facts
V. D. refers to venereal diseases such as gonorrhea and syphilis contracted by sexual intercourse; comes from Latin "venereus" from Venus, goddess of sexual love; older treatments included sarsaparillas and mercury compounds; often fears of these diseases were played on.
Sexual diseases health issues used matchbooks to have information in the hands of soldiers during WWII.
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Play Safe Don't Be a Target [VD promotional matchbook]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2496
Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001459
Description
Cardboard matchbook cover for V. D. Awareness; dark blue background with red lettering; one side has part of a target with "VD" in the dentre, and the other side has warnings on how V. D. can ruin your life; inside is blank; matches and striker are not there - they have been cut off.
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Accession Number
996001459
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- prevention and control -- advertisements
Description
Cardboard matchbook cover for V. D. Awareness; dark blue background with red lettering; one side has part of a target with "VD" in the dentre, and the other side has warnings on how V. D. can ruin your life; inside is blank; matches and striker are not there - they have been cut off.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, Aug. 1995, Odessa.
Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Date Remarks
If from the U.S.A., date would be between 1941-1945 since it is definitely WW II it appears to be depicting
Material
paper: dark blue; red
Inscriptions
"VD // CAN BOMB // YOU OUT OF // H - // -EALTH // -OME // -APPINESS // EXCISE TAX PAID // 1/5 c // Play Safe // DON'T BE A // VD // TARGET // CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.3 cm. x Width: 4.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Edges a little rough and staple holes and definite creases
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
Because of the wording "Bomb out" and because of the excise tax of 1/5 c, it was probably made during one of the wars
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Easy to Pick Up V. D. [VD promotional matchbook]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2497
Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001460
Description
Cardboard matchbook cover with no matches or striker (cut off); light green background; on one side a young woman is walking, with high heels, red dress and 1940's hairdo; on the other side is a darker green Christmas tree in a red bucket and red ornaments and a present next to it with "VD" written…
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Accession Number
996001460
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- prevention and control -- advertisements
Description
Cardboard matchbook cover with no matches or striker (cut off); light green background; on one side a young woman is walking, with high heels, red dress and 1940's hairdo; on the other side is a darker green Christmas tree in a red bucket and red ornaments and a present next to it with "VD" written on it; Christmas motif and colours.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, Aug. 1995, Odessa
Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Date Remarks
Hair style of woman suggests 1940's, early 1950's. If from the U.S.A., date would be between 1941-1945 since it is definitely WW II it appears to be depicting.
Material
paper: red; green; white
Inscriptions
"EASY TO // PICK-UP // V.D. // EXCISE TAX PAID // 3/10 // This Gift // Ruins // any // Christmas // Tree // V. D. // Don't Get Burned, Use Cover"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.9 cm. x Width: 5.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some discolouration due to aging, staple holes, some rust marks from the staples and definite crease lines
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Similar ads and comments; this one is probably younger than .459, since excise tax is now 3/10 c
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Alcohol Leads to VD [VD promotional matchbook]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2498
Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001461
Description
Cardboard matchbook warning about V.D.; one side has a soldier in a bar, drinking, with a girl coming around the corner with "VD" right behind her head; the other side has the soldier coming home to his family; only printed in red ink; no matches or striker - cut off.
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Accession Number
996001461
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Communication
Public Health
Military Medicine
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- prevention and control -- advertisements
Archival
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- advertisements
Military Medicine -- Archival -- ephemera
Military Medicine -- Archival -- pictorial works
Military Medicine -- Archival -- other
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Description
Cardboard matchbook warning about V.D.; one side has a soldier in a bar, drinking, with a girl coming around the corner with "VD" right behind her head; the other side has the soldier coming home to his family; only printed in red ink; no matches or striker - cut off.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, Aug. 1995, Odessa.
Maker
Rusks (?)
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1938
1945
circa 1938-1945
Date Remarks
If from the U.S.A., date would be between 1941-1945 since it is definitely WW II it appears to be depicting
Material
paper: red; cream
Inscriptions
"ALCOHOL // LEADS TO V. D. // Return home // HEALTHY // R-U-S-K-S // EXCISE TAX PAID // 3/10 // CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.4 cm. x Width: 5.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Age-discoloured; stains and holes were staple used to be; no matches or striker, they were cut off
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Probably given to the soldiers in World War II; if it is Canadian, dates c. 1938-1945, if American, 1941-1945.
V. D. is short form for veneral disease.
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commemorative postage stamp

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2867
Dates
1978 (?)
circa 1978 (?)
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Accession Number
996001830
Description
Stamp issued by Mauritius commemorating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of penicillin; first in series of four; the problem of infection during WWI, showing soldiers carrying a body off a field against a background of bacteria, and a doctor writing at a desk.
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Accession Number
996001830
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Philately -- ephemera
Penicillins -- ephemera
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- other
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- Archival -- pictorial works
Description
Stamp issued by Mauritius commemorating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of penicillin; first in series of four; the problem of infection during WWI, showing soldiers carrying a body off a field against a background of bacteria, and a doctor writing at a desk.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Mauritius
Site Made (Country)
Mauritius
Dates
1978 (?)
circa 1978 (?)
Date Remarks
50th anniversary
Material
paper: white; red; black; purple
Inscriptions
"50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF PENICILLIN // The problem of infection: World War I // Mauritius"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length: 2.7 cm. x Width: 4.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
No marks or tears
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Webster's Dictionary
Research Facts
Penicillin discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming, who won the Nobel Prize in 1945 for his work
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Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Graduates Serving Overseas 1914-1918 [commemorative plaque]

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Military Medicine
Nursing
Classification
Military Medicine
Commemorative
Nursing
Accession Number
997001753 a-h
Description
Brass commemorative plaque (a) with raised lettering; rectangular with dome shape at top containing Kingston General Hospital crest; embossed manufacturer's name embossed on base; one screw hole in each corner for decorative screws (b-e), three of which have decorative cast brass screw-on tops (f-h…
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Accession Number
997001753 a-h
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Military Medicine
Nursing
Classification
Military Medicine
Commemorative
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military Medicine -- nursing
Military Personnel -- nurse
Anniversaries and Special Events
Nursing -- history
War
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Brass commemorative plaque (a) with raised lettering; rectangular with dome shape at top containing Kingston General Hospital crest; embossed manufacturer's name embossed on base; one screw hole in each corner for decorative screws (b-e), three of which have decorative cast brass screw-on tops (f-h); estimated weight 100 lbs.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a - plaque - Size: Length 99.2 cm x Width 59.9 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
b-e - screws - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Diameter 1.5 cm
f-h - screw heads - Diameter 2.3 cm
Provenance
Acquired from Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
Tallman Brass
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Commemorative date
Material
metal: yellow; white
Inscriptions
Embossed on front of plaque (a): "IN HONOUR OF // THE GRADUATES OF THE KINGSTON HOSPITAL SCHOOL FOR NURSES // WHO WILLINGLY SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR MINISTERING TO THOSE WHO FOUGHT // 1914 THAT FREEDOM MIGHT ENDURE 1918 // DIED DURING SERVICE // ANNA M HISCOCK MABEL M. DIARMID GRACE E NOURSE // THESE GAVE THEIR WILLING SERVICE "; below names are listed in three columns; first column: "BEATRICE ARMSTRONG // MARIAN A. ARMSTRONG // ANNIE BAILLIE // MABEL A. BONTER // MARY A. BOYCE // EILEEN BRADLEY // ETHEL H. BRADLEY // HARRIET BRYDON // ANITA A. CARSCALLEN // RUBY H. CHANDLER // NELLIE J. CHRISTIE // LILLIAN CONNERTY // RUBY CORNETT //MILDRED M. CULLEN // JEAN DAWSON // EVA DENNE // ANNIE L. GIBSON // LILLIAN M. GILL // ADA V. GILLESPIE // HELEN GLASGOW"; second column: "ANNIE E. GREEN // LULU HASTEY // LILLIAN HICKS // HELENA HINCH // ANNIE R. HINCHEY // META H. KLEIN // MAYSEL LANE // LULU M. LOUDEN // AGNES E. LYONS // ELEANOR C. MERCER // MARGARET L. MOAG // FRANCES I. MONTGOMERY // EMMA G. MOORE // O. PEARL MORTON // PEARL M. MURPHY // CHARLOTTE MACALISTER // HILDRED A. MacGREGOR // COLLENA MacDOUGALL // HELEN MacDOUGALL // FLORENCE E. McCALLUM"; third column: "H. GENEVA McCOLL // NELLIE B. McCOLL // MADELINE McLAREN // FANNIE H. McLEOD // F. HAZEL McLEOD // ETHEL McNAMEE // OLIVE O'NIEL // MARIE SCHOLES // GERTRUDE SIMES // MARION E. STEVENS // MARTHA J. STUART // ANNIE M. SWERBRICK // BERTHA WEBBER // BLANCHE M. WESLEY // BERTHA J. WILLOUGHBY // M. OLVEIA WILSON // ANNA A. WRIGHT // LILLIAN WRIGHT // CLARA VINCENT // EDITH M. YORKE"; embossed on base at both corners: "TALLMAN BRASS // HAMILTON // CANADA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-R2-1
Temporary Location
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
Condition Remarks
#1: Significant polish residue in lettering; minor surface irridescence; shows wear from extensive wall mounting; #2: decorative heads (f-h): a minor green film of patina had developed in the crevices; patches of powdered brick were encrusted in the lower threads of the screws and there was a trace of corrosion in these areas; #3: brass oxidized and stained; #4: Plaque (a): Significant polish residue in lettering; minor surface irridescence; shows wear from extensive wall mounting; screws (b-e): brass tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Canadian War Museum, "Canada and the First World War," "Nurses." https://www.warmuseum.ca/firstworldwar/history/people/in-uniform/nurses/
Research Facts
Lillian (Killins) Hicks is listed under her married name.
Over 2,800 nurses served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during the First World War as Nursing Sisters, and were the first women in the Allied Forces to be fully enlisted and receive pay equal to men. They were nicknamed “bluebirds” because of their blue uniforms and white veils. The Nursing Sisters treated wounded and sick soldiers as well as convalescents, prisoners of war, and even some civilians.
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Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Administrative
Communication
Hospital Administration
Accounts Payable and Receivable
Business
Military Medicine
Classification
Administrative
Communication
Hospital Administration
Accounts Payable and Receivable
Business
Military Medicine
Accession Number
997001944
Description
Heavy square brass base with black wood handle has a lift off brass seal for stamp to change the date; couple of brass knobs to change the date; manufactures name stamped on one side.
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Accession Number
997001944
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Administrative
Communication
Hospital Administration
Accounts Payable and Receivable
Business
Military Medicine
Classification
Administrative
Communication
Hospital Administration
Accounts Payable and Receivable
Business
Military Medicine
Description
Heavy square brass base with black wood handle has a lift off brass seal for stamp to change the date; couple of brass knobs to change the date; manufactures name stamped on one side.
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Maker
Number Two All Square
Dates
1939
1945
circa 1939-1945
Date Remarks
WWII
Material
metal: brass
wood: black
Inscriptions
"No. 11 CDN. FIELD SURGICAL UNIT // CANADIAN ARMY // OVERSEAS // R.C.A.M.C. // 08 FEB 1944 // NUMBER // TWO // ALL // SQUARE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-9
Length
9.3 cm
Diameter
4.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Metal and handle shows wear, rubber numbers and dates stuck in place; seal very dark wiht old ink
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Related item: war diary with transcriptions - 997001948 "No. 11 Canadian Field Surgical Unit" Storage location 2005-2-2 Box #2
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field ambulance uniform badges

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10225
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
Accession Number
997001945
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Accession Number
997001945
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Military Medicine
Classification
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- field ambulance
Military Personnel
Military Uniform -- insignia
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A.A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-9
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion all over brass
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
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No. 11 Canadian Field Surgical Unit [WWII war diary]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10227
Dates
1944
1945
1944-1945
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Archival, Military
Accession Number
997001948
Description
Handwritten war diary of daily activities at a military surgical hospital written by Dr. Tweddell.
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Accession Number
997001948
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Archival, Military
MeSH Heading
War -- personal narratives
Archival
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- Archival -- personal account
Military Medicine -- Archival -- documents
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Personnel -- doctor
Description
Handwritten war diary of daily activities at a military surgical hospital written by Dr. Tweddell.
Provenance
Collected by Dr. A. A. Travill for Queen's Faculty of Medicine.
Dates
1944
1945
1944-1945
Date Remarks
Entry dates
Inscriptions
"Army Book 39 // Naval Form M. 119 // R.A.F. Form 534 [illeg.] // Most Secret // No. 11 Cdn // Field Surgical // MEDICAL SERVICES // Unit // War Diary // 11 CDN FSO // PRESCRIPTION BOOK // AND // GENERAL PURPOSES // DIARY // (hand stamp) N0 11 CDN FIELD SURGICAL UNIT // CANADIAN ARMY // 08 FEB 1944 // OVERSEAS // R.C.A.M.C."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #2
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Goes with 997001944 hand stamp for No. 11 Surgical Unit R.C.A.M.C.
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military clothing and equipment records

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11681
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
Accession Number
997001950 a-b
Description
A kit list (a) in the form of a small booklet detailing items of clothing and equipment issued by the Canadian Army to Captain T. N. Tweddell on April 30, 1943, and a receipt (b) for a Browning 9mm pistol dated June 24, 1945.
Accession Number
997001950 a-b
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Military Medicine
Classification
Archival, Publications
Military Medicine
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies -- pamphlet
Military Medicine
Military Medicine -- army
Military Medicine -- hospital
Military Medicine -- Second World War -- World War Two -- WW2 -- WWII
Military Medicine -- Archival -- documents
Military Medicine -- equipment and supplies
Description
A kit list (a) in the form of a small booklet detailing items of clothing and equipment issued by the Canadian Army to Captain T. N. Tweddell on April 30, 1943, and a receipt (b) for a Browning 9mm pistol dated June 24, 1945.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - kit list - Size: Length 12.2 cm x Width 9.3 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
b - receipt - Size: Length 16.2 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Issued to Captain T. N. Tweddell of the Canadian 11th Field Surgical Unit.
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
The pamphlet order number includes the date of printing.
Material
cardboard: beige
paper: cream
ink: blue
pencil: grey, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the cover of (a): "MILITIA BOOK M. 1 // PART III // 40/P&S/279 (11/42)"; "CANADIAN ARMY // Clothing and Equipment // Statement"; "Regt. No. // Rank // Name", opposite Rank is entered "CAPTAIN." and opposite Name is entered "T.N. TWEDDELL."; the inside pages of (a) contain pre-printed lists of articles of clothing and equipment with columns for quantity issued, and a space on the last page for additional items to be entered by hand; printed at the top of (b): "ALL SERVICES // List of Stores, Plant, Tools, Instruments, &c."; "3 CDN GEN HOSP" is entered opposite "Issued to // Requisitioned by", and "11FSU" is entered opposite "From"; the remainder of (b) contains columns for detailing the items being transferred.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 2
Condition Remarks
Some pages of (a) are dog-earred.
Copy Type
Original
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