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Letter - November 29, 1916

Letter from Private Edward Joseph Seidelman, dated November 29, 1916. Sent from Seaford, Sussex, England to Rachel Seidelman of Vancouver. Letter describes train journey across Eastern Canada. Private Seidelman also writes that it is likely his 196th Western Universities Battalion will disband soon. In another part of the letter, Private Seidelman mentions that he did not end up going to London as suggested in his last letter. Additionally, he gives a description of the town of Seaford and recalls seeing the estate of the Duke of Devonshire, the present Governor-General of Canada.

Grain elevator

Photograph depicts grain elevators at the United Grain Growers pier.

Angled side shot trains on railway tracks in front of conjoined grain elevators connected to elevated shaft.

Arrival of 1st Can. Pacific Train, May 1887, with captioning written by Major Matthews, Vancouver City Archives

Photograph depicts the first Canadian Pacific Train in Vancouver.

Crowd gathered on wood platform on stilts over water; train decorated with wreaths of flowers to right of train; rail causeway over water in centre of image; mill and forested area in background.

Large caption written across top of image.

Note: Date of 1887 originally noted must be a mistake as Leonard Frank did not arrive on the west coast of North America, and more specifically in Vancouver or Victoria, until 1894. See "An Enterprising Life: Leonard Frank Photographs 1895 - 1944" by Cyril E. Leonoff.

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