Title:Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League records: San Francisco, Calif., 1939-1943
Creator/Contributor:Royal Canadian Legion, creator
Creator/Contributor:McMurray, J. W. C., correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Romeril, Wilfred, correspondent.
Contains mostly correspondence sent to the adjutant generals of the San Francisco chapter (Post No. 25) of the Canadian Legion
of the British Empire Service League from various other dignitaries and civic, government, military, and service organizations
dedicated to supporting military personnel. Correspondence includes invitations to events, recognition of services performed,
awards, etc. Includes one folder of correspondence sent from other Canadian Legion posts in California including: Contra Costa
(Post No. 138), Marin County (Post No. 30), Oakland (Post No. 15), Peninsula (Post No. 52), San Jose (Post No. 35), Petaluma
(Post No. 57), Hayward (Post No. 114), and Stockton (Post No. 34). Also includes some correspondence from the Legion's main
office, Dominion Command in Ottawa Canada. Also includes receipts for subscriptions to British Empire Digest, a monthly publication
of the Canadian Legion, B.E.S.L., articles, and a printed leaflet, prepared by Dr. Graham Stuart of Stanford University, summarizing
the third report of the "Commission to study the organization of peace" and the potential for a United Nations organization.
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-cn---
McMurray, J. W. C -- Correspondence
Romeril, Wilfred -- Correspondence
Royal Canadian Legion -- Archives
Royal Canadian Legion -- Correspondence
Canada. -- Canadian Armed Forces.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Services for -- Canada
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Services for -- California -- San Francisco
Veterans -- Services for -- Canada
Veterans -- Services for -- California
Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League records : San Francisco, Calif., 1939-1943, BANC MSS 2013/232, The Bancroft
Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Bolerium Books; 20131029.
In November 1925, the Canadian Legion, a non-profit veterans organization, was founded in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as The Canadian
Legion of the British Empire Services League. In 1960, Queen Elizabeth II granted the Legion royal patronage and it became
the Royal Canadian Legion.
1 box (0.2 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2013/232