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Tucker, Maud
TitleTucker, Maud
Scope and Content of FondsFrank "Mayo" Lind is one of the most recognizable names of all the Newfoundlanders who - participated in - World War I. His nickname "Mayo" resulted from a remark in one of his letters, which were published in - the St. John's newspaper <italic>The Daily News</italic>, concerning the lack of tobacco available to the - Newfoundlanders stationed in Scotland in 1915. That remark resulted in six separate campaigns in - Newfoundland to raise money to purchase local tobacco products to send to the Newfoundland troops, - free of charge. Mayo was the brand name of one of the tobacco products manufactured by the Imperial - Tobacco Company in St. John's. This small fonds includes three letters written to Maud Tucker of St. - Phillip's, Newfoundland, a friend of Lind's. There is a letter written to Lind by Tucker on May 27, 1916, - returned, unopened, with "MISSING Casualty Verified" stamped on the envelope. Lind was killed at - Beaumont Hamel, the opening allied offensive in the Battle of the Somme, July 1, 1916. - - This fonds also contains a postcard of an ice berg Tucker addressed to Lind, but possibly did not send, a - copy of a postcard addressed to Tucker from 1909 and a small scrapbook containing mainly clippings - from local papers (glued in and loose) concerning Newfoundland and World War I. There are some - written notes in the scrapbook in Tucker's hand.
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bert, 1954-
Date of Finding Aid2000
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
CONTENTdm file name101.xml
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