Private Scrapbook 2nd CMR Regiment Lt-Col. Bott [graphic material]

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    1 scrapbook (41 photographs)
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    Private scrapbook of Lieutenant-Colonel John C.L. Bott, the commanding officer of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (CMR) regiment depicting activities from June 1914 to June 1915. The Photographs show activities at regimental headquarters in Victoria, BC and the beginning of transportation eastward to Quebec, with the regiment embarking on the Canadian Pacific Railway's ferry S.S. Princess Alice. The scrapbook is on lined paper with handwritten captions and a mix of professional and amateur photographs. Included is a trip diary by location from Victoria, BC to Quebec City, Quebec and an early account of the Trans-Atlantic crossing on a White Star liner, ending the account near the Newfoundland coast.
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    Custodial history:
    Created by Lieutenant-Colonel John C.L. Bott early in the First World War and acquired by the Department of Militia and Defense before being transferred to the Public Archives of Canada in 1963.
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    Service Record can be found at: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 904 - 7
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    Other accession no.:
    1964-114 NPC
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