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Bruce Peel Special Collections Legion of Frontiersmen Collection
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Digitised Documents

Digitised files on CD-R titled:
"Legion of Frontiersmen Air Command: Images from album donated by Chris Knowles-Fitton;"
"Legion of Frontiersmen Canada papers: Affiliation with RCMP. Disputes between and splits - Canadian Division Edmonton and Eastern Canada Command, Formation of Corps of Imperial Frontiersmen 1933-1950 documents, letters, cables, also assorted documents c1914 to c1991;"
"Legion of Frontiersmen Northern Command magazines 1907."

Clippings

General clippings. Also contains clippings relating to Vancouver Police Chief Mulligan utilising Frontiersmen as support for the Vancouver Police Department.

Lt. Col. John T. Minarik photographs

7 items:

  • B&W photo 8.5cm x 13cm ; On verso: Chief White Owl & Col. Colins, Ontario Command.
  • B&W photo 17.5 x 12.5cm ; 2 figures: one in indigenous feathered headdress and one in uniform. On verso: Capt John Minarik Sr. of "H" SQDRN, London , Ontario. Legion of Frontiersmen CAN. DIV 1904-1974. Circa 1960's? Photo of my father. Six Nations Brantford Ontario ; Verso has return address stamp of Lt. Col John T. Minarik CDM, 12 Castille Ave, Scarborough Ontario, Canada, M1R 2C1
  • B&W photo 19.5 x 24.5 cm ; 2 figures: one in indigenous feathered headdress and one in uniform. Captioned: Major H. Fawcett D.C.M. & Chied "White Owl" (Canadian Command). Written on verso: Kind Personal Regards, Fawcett Major. Ontario Provinival Cmd. Legion of Frontiersmen Canadia Division. January 11/52.
    1 photograph ; col. : depicting 14 people. On verso: stamp of Lt. Col. John T. Minarik C.D.M., Legion of Frontiersmen, Canadian Division, Ontario Provinicial Command, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ; Inscription on verso: "May 1993, Collingwood, Ontario" ; Figures from photo listed on verso: M. Morrison, R. Montgomery, J.T. Minarik, J. Exner, T. Dobson, A. Eastley, M. Edwards, B. Matthews, M. Synnott, M. Clark, C. Meesters, A. Meesters, G. Weatherall, C. Potvin.

Accompanied by note with listing of members in photograph and remarks.

The Frontiersman

Vol 1, no. 6, December 1954 (ink stamp of "G Squadron, Wanganui" inside front cover ; donated by Stephen Gallard)
Vol 1, no 8, December 1956 (x2 copies)

Ephemera

This series is composed of ephemeral items such as clippings, greetings cards, etc relating to members of the Frontiersmen operating out of, or relating to, Home Command, located in the United Kingdom.

Photographs

This series is composed of photographic items relating to members of the Frontiersmen operating out of, or relating to, Home Command, located in the United Kingdom.

Periodicals

This series is composed of periodicals, journals, and magazines published either by or relating to the Legion of Frontiersmen with relation to Home Command, located in the United Kingdom.

Photographs

This series is composed of photographic items relating to members of the Frontiersmen operating out of, or relating to, members in countries outside of the major areas of operation for the Legion.

Research Files

Alphabetically-arranged files on a range of topics pertaining to the Legion of Frontiersmen. Includes correspondence, historical summaries, photocopies of photographs and documents

Canada

Printed email regarding "attempts before Scott to revivie the Legion in Canada, 1922." Various documents.

Founder

Photocopy of "The Lone Wolf Pioneer" (weekly installments of a story by Roger Pocock) from the newspaper: "The News of the World" May 19, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23 1935.

Charles Pocock - Photographs, Artwork

Photograph: Commander Charles Ashwell Boteler Pocock [ca. 1853]
Drawing: Burma Campaign, pencil or charcoal (print) [ca. 1853]
Drawing: The Grand Mosque of Mahomet Ali, Cairo (sepia, ink) [ca. 1853]
Folio Leaf: illustrated report, Second Burmese War, possibly by Charles Pocock; pencil drawing on one side [ca. 1853]

BC - Photographs

1914-1997: 7 photographs, sepia, black and white, coloured, varying sizes. One photo is of the cenotaph of Major S. Leitch, 'Frontiersman', Winnipeg. The rest are from BC.
c. 1910-73: 14 8 x 10 prints in black and white, sepia, and colour. Descriptions are on back of photos, with a few handwritten sheets. Subjects include Vancouver, East Africa, BC, Belgian Lancers.

Photo Album

Photo album created by BW Shandro from items contained primarily in the Glenbow Museum Archives and the Moose Jaw Public Library Archives.

Canada

The Legion of Frontiersmen operate in many divisions across the countries of the Commonwealth. This sub fonds is composed of material geographically related to Canada, and is divided into series broken down by item type.

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