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.
"D Company" feature includes a history of the company, a list of members, company notes, and photographs. Photograph of battalion may be similar to a photograph mentioned in August 1916 letter (File 2, item 4).
Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated August 11, 1916. Sent from Camp Hughes, Manitoba to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. Private Seidelman mentions that he is about to go on "harvest leave" for around two months.
Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated October 2, 1916. Sent from Camp Hughes, Manitoba to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. Private Seidelman asks Rachel questions about her university life. He tells Rachel that he engraved his name on many desks in U.B.C. and that she can find his name in other places as well. In the letter, Private Seidelman also indicates his camp mailing address as the following: D Company, 196th. Western Universities Batt. Camp Hughes, Man. In another part of the letter, Private Seidelman mentions that he actually went to Brandon, Manitoba and not Winnipeg for the Jewish holidays, and while in Brandon he stayed with a Jewish family by the name of Kisner. Additionally, Private Seidelman writes that he will be going to Brandon again this coming Thursday till Saturday.
Oral history interview with I.W. who started Chess Brothers Wholesale Fruit and Produce Company, which ran for almost 50 years. He lived in the East End of Vancouver, near Heatley Avenue. I.W. and his brother, were among the founders of Schara Tzedeck Synagogue.