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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 - 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.

D Company

"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 - August 11, 1916

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.

Postcard - October 4, 1916

Postcard from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated October 4, 1916. (Assumed sent from Camp Hughes, Manitoba) to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. On the front of the postcard, in the top left-hand corner, Private Seidelman writes that he will be going to Brandon the next day and can stay until Sunday morning.

Letter - October 9, 1916

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated October 9, 1916. Sent from Camp Hughes, Manitoba to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. Private Seidelman briefly talks about scratching his name on desks in U.B.C., as mentioned in a previous letter, and adds in this letter that nearly every room in U.B.C. has desks with his name scratched on it. Private Seidelman also writes that he stayed with the Kisner family again when he went to Brandon last week. Private Seidelman gives Rachel some advice on university examinations as well, and notes that he will be leaving Camp Hughes around October 17 or 18 for Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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