This series contains letters written by Private Edward Joseph Seidelman to his family from July 1916 until his death in October 1917. The letters were written when Private Seidelman was stationed in Camp Hughes, Manitoba; Seaford, Sussex, England; and “Somewhere in France”. The series also contains Private Seidelman’s death certificate and letters from the Canadian and British government to his family after his death. Published material includes a published obituary from the “Daily Province”, Vancouver, British Columbia and a Western Universities Battalion newsletter from Camp Hughes, Manitoba, published October 21, 1916.
The series consists of early material relating to the establishment of Congregation Emanu-El. These five manuscripts are some of the earliest records extant of any activities of the first Jewish congregation on the West Coast of Canada.
Series contains photocopies of 10 photographs albums and scrapbooks from Nathan Nemetz. The original albums were photocopies and returned to Nathan Nemetz; the location of the originals in now unknown.