File Hist.Mss.1.202.3 - Wes Brown photograph album

Office at Montreal River camp Bunkhouse at Montreal River Road to Montreal River camp Alternative Service workers planting trees Bunkhouse in winter Riding with Cub Typing and printing The Northern Beacon Christmas dinner at the Montreal River Alternative Service camp Printing The Northern Beacon Montreal River sign The mouth of the Montreal River at Lake Superior Christmas tree at the Montreal River Alternative Service camp Staff of The Northern Beacon Jake Tiessen at Montreal River Jim MacIver  and Don Darley
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CA MAO Hist.Mss.1.202.3


Wes Brown photograph album


  • 1941-1944 (Creation)

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1 album (ca. 200 photographs)

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A conscientious objector during the Second World War; he married Dorothy (Tristram) in 1950. He was in Alternative Service at Montreal River (Dec 1941-1942), and later in British Columbia (June 1942-1944). He was editor of the Alternative Service camp newsletters the <i>Northern Beacon</i> in Ontario (1942) and <i>Beacon</i> (until May 1943) in B.C.

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Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario by Wes Brown, via Glen Brubacher, in February 2004

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Album contains photographs taken or collected by Brown during his time as a conscientious objector in the Alternative Service program in Ontario and British Columbia.

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<a href="">Wes Brown fonds</a> Hist.Mss.1.202, Mennonite Archives of Ontario

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Not all photographs in the album have been scanned and described at the item level. Close variant photographs and scenic photographs have largely been omitted. The album in its entirety can be <a href=""> viewed</a> at the Archives.

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