Personal correspondence

Title: Personal correspondence
Dates of Material:
1935–1977, predominant 1941–1945
Extent:
30 cm of textual records
6 photographs : b&w
Scope and content

Series consists of incoming and outgoing personal correspondence, 1935–1977 : JNH’s outgoing correspondence, n.d.,1935–1944, 1954, incoming/outgoing correspondence, n.d., 1941–1953, and incoming correspondence, n.d., 1941–1945, 1961–1964, 1977; Aileen Dunkeld/Harris’s incoming correspondence, n.d.,1942–1951; JNH’s family’s incoming correspondence, including letters from Aileen, 1938–1951; and incoming/outgoing correspondence re JNH’s writing and publishing. Correspondents are primarily JHN’s wife Aileen, his father and other family members, a British friend, Jean Reynolds, various other friends and colleagues, including poet George Benson Johnston,and RAF officials. Subjects include family/social matters, JNH’s activities in England, 1937–1942, including his experiences in the Royal Air Force; detention in a German Stalag, 1942–1945; and post-war employment seeking and writing in Canada.

NOTE(S)
Subjects
  • World War, 1939–1945 Prisoners and prisons German
  • Prisoners of war Canada
  • Prisoners of war Germany

 

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
2011.01
Box 1
John Norman Harris—Outgoing
11Family1935-1942
12Familyn.d., 1936-1939
12Photograph : b&w1937

P1 Royal Air Force plane in air

13Various—Royal Air Force (RAF) telegrams 1937-1942
14Family1940
15Aileen1941-1942
16Aileen—From Stalag 1942
17Aileen—From Stalag 1943
18Aileen—From Stalag 1944
19Family—From Stalag 1944
110Aileen1954
John Norman Harris—Incoming/Outgoing
111Family and others n.d., 1941
112Family and others 1942
113Family—To/From Stalag 1942
114Family and others—To/From Stalag 1943
115Aileen—To/From Stalag 1945
116Aileen1945
117Aileen1945
118Family and others 1945-1953
119George Johnston 1953-1955
John Norman Harris—Incoming
120Aileenn.d., 1941-1942
121Aileen—To Stalag 1942
122Aileen—To Stalag1943
123Aileen—To Stalag1944
124Family and others—To Stalag 1944
125Family—To Stalag 1945
126Congratulations for “(MacLean’s Best Short Story)” 1950
127Various1961-1964, 1977
Box 2
Aileen Dunkeld/Harris—Incoming
21Variousn.d., 1942
22Familyn.d., 1942, 1943
23Various1943
24Family1944-1947, 1951
25Variousn.d., 1944-1946, 1949
Family—Incoming (includes letters from Aileen)
26Family1938-1942
26Photograph : b&wMarch 1938

P1 JNH in RAF uniform

26Photograph : b&wMarch 1938

P2 JNH in plane with Mr. Reynolds

26Photograph : b&wFebruary 1939

P5 JNH with Reynolds children

26Photographs : b&wMarch 1938

P3–4 JHN with Reynolds children

27Family1942
28Family1943-1947
29Family1944-1951
2011.13
Box 1
John Norman Harris—Outgoing
11Grandmother[ca. 1938]
12Grandmother - From Stalag 1943

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