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Murray, Janet Ayre
TitleMurray, Janet Ayre
Scope and Content of FondsThe Janet (Miller) Ayre Murray papers consist of material related to her and her family's - involvement in the first World War and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. It includes material - associated with her service with the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) of the British Red Cross from 1917 - to 1918. This is, however, primarily a collection of correspondence. There is correspondence written by - Janet's brother, Andrew Miller, to Janet and to her mother, Mary, while he served as a soldier with the - Newfoundland Regiment. There is also correspondence and other material related to Eric Ayre and - Bernard Ayre, two brothers who were soldiers during the war. (Janet Miller married Eric Ayre in 1915.) - There are letters written by Bernard Ayre to his mother from the trenches. There is also a small amount of - material, mostly newspaper clippings, associated with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the Battle - of the Somme at Beaumont Hamel on July 1, 1916. A number of photographs of soldiers and family - members are also included. This collection is of interest to biographers, military historians, social historians and students of women's - history. The correspondence written from the trenches is especially significant. Some of the ephemera - such as Janet Miller's VAD armband and pin are also notable.
Author of Finding AidLinda White
Date of Finding Aid1993
Resource TypeFinding Aid
TypeText
FormatXML
IdentifierCOLL-158
Languageeng
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
CONTENTdm file name90.xml
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