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Letter - July 1916

Undated letter from 1916 from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman. Sent from Camp Hughes, Manitoba to Private Seidelaman's family members in Vancouver (although it seems that the letter is directed more to his mother) . Letter describes Private Seidelman's train journey from Vancouver to Manitoba, and Manitoba's intense weather. Private Seidelman also mentions upon arriving at Camp Hughes, he and his fellow soldiers were received by the Duke of Connaught.

Letter - August 1916

Undated letter from 1916 from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman. Sent from Camp Hughes, Manitoba to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver.

Letter - August 1916

Undated letter from 1916 from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman. Sent from Camp Hughes, Manitoba to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. In the letter, Private Seidelman mentions enclosing a picture that was taken of him with the guys in his tent. He mentions that he also had a company and battalion picture taken (may be similar to photograph in File 18, item 4).

Letter - August 1916

Undated letter from 1916 from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman. Sent from Camp Hughes, Manitoba to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. In the letter, Private Seidelman writes that he thinks there are measles in the camp. He also mentions, from reading in a Vancouver newspaper, the son of someone he knows in Vancouver was honoured by Sir Douglas Haig, the British Commander-in-Chief.

Letter - August 4, 1916

Letter from Pemberton & Son Financial Agents, dated August 4, 1916. Sent from Vancouver, British Columbia to Private Edward Joseph Seidelman at Camp Hughes, Manitoba.

Letter - August 27, 1916

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated August 27, 1916. Sent from Tyvan, Saskatchewan to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. In the letter, Private Seidelman writes that most of the men at Camp Hughes are now on "harvest leave" for a month. He mentions that while on "harvest leave" he is staying on a farm not far from the village of Tyvan, Saskatchewan, and gives a description of the village. Private Seidelman also talks about seeing the Northern lights while on leave. In another part of the letter, Private Seidelman talks about the "Dominion Government" passing a compulsory registration act requiring men aged 19 years and older to register to be better prepared in the event that conscription is enforced.

Private Seidelman notes his mailing address is now changed to the following:
Pte. E.J. Seidelman
c/o Mr. Porter
Tyvan
Sask

Letter - September 23, 1916

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated September 23, 1916. Sent from Camp Hughes, Manitoba to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. In the letter, Private Seidelman mentions that Mr. M.A. Macdonald was appointed Attorney-General of British Columbia. He also mentions that he will be leaving for England around October 6, to train there. In addition, Private Seidelman says a Manitoba officer of his battalion, Lieutenant Tobias, who is also Jewish, is inviting him to come along on September 27 to spend the Jewish New Year at Lieutenant Tobias' residence in Winnipeg.

Letter - October 23, 1916

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated October 23, 1916. Sent from Camp Hughes, Manitoba to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. Private Seidelman writes that he will be leaving Camp Hughes in the afternoon on Thursday, October 26.

Postcard - November 19, 1916

Postcard from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated November 19, 1916. Sent from Seaford, Sussex, England "To all the folks at home". Postcard has embossed paper edges and embroidery of a dragonfly, reads "It will bring you luck".

Letter - January 14, 1917

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated January 14, 1917. Sent from Seaford, Sussex, England to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. Private Seidelman reports that he is no longer under quarantine.

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