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Ken Hutchinson fonds


Physical Description:
5 cm of textual records. -- 2 photographs

Ken Middleton Hutchinson, 1921-1943, was born in Duhamel, Alberta, one of ten children of Lew and Barbara Hutchinson. His siblings were Alexander "Sandy", Barbara, Charles, Doris (Hamilton), Edith, Gerald, Helen, Ian and Janet (Ireland), 1920-1996. Ken attended Vermilion Agricultural College, then worked on a farm near Airdrie. He enlisted for Second World War in Camrose in 1942, and left for basic training in August of that year. He served in England and France with the Fort Garry Horse, and was killed in action on July 4, 1944. After his death he was erroneously reported to the family as being in the best of health.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Ken's letters to his family from Camp Borden, England and France (1942-1944); photographs of Ken in uniform (1943); notifications of his death (1944); and letters of sympathy to the family (1944).

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Janet Ireland, 1996.

The material is in English.

The letters from Ken to his family are restricted due to fragile condition. A photocopy is available for research purposes.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)

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