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Captain J.V. Begin during South African War, 1900
Captain J.V. Begin during the South African War, 1900

Joseph Victor Begin fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Personal and military papers. -- 1882-1968
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1879-1969


Series 1 Personal and military papers. -- 1882-1968
M-75-1Joseph-Victor Begin. -- nd. -- Biographical information.
M-75-2 Correspondence. -- 1885-1906. -- Re promotion, new uniforms, transfers, service to Canadian Pacific Railway, visit of Governor-General, railway passes. Includes material related to Duncan J. Campbell, Amedee Emmanuel Forget, Sergeant W.S. Loggin, Commissioner Aylesworth Bowen Perry, Fred White, and William Whyte.
M-75-3Certificates. -- 1889-1910. -- Includes appointment as a Justice of the Peace for Keewatin, 1889, and for the North West Territories, 1889; commission of appointment as a coroner, 1910.
M-75-4 Telegrams. -- 1902. -- Re appointment to South African contingent. Includes material related to Commissioner Aylesworth Bowen Perry.
M-75-5 Invitations. -- 1904-1912. -- To weddings, luncheons, balls, dinners, etc. Includes material related to Mrs. George Hedley Vicars Bulyea, Thomas Francis Ennis, Colonel T.D.B. Evans, and Amadee Emmanuel Forget.
M-75-6Notice. -- nd. -- Re medal.
M-75-7Military papers. -- 1882-1920. -- Includes first class militia certificate, correspondence re marks at Royal Military College, correspondence re service in World War I, programme of musical revue, Gazette notice re retirement from infantry, clipping re leaving for the front, song, postcards of places of service in France, certificate of service and letter of reference.
M-75-8 Military papers. -- 1916-1919. -- Included identification card, protection certificate, telegram re arrival in New York, letter re service, movement orders, telegram re repatriation, pass, note re "A French Soldier's Philosophy". Includes material related to Jean Berchmans Begin, and the Canadian Army.
M-75-9Communion cards. -- nd. -- Of Jean Berchmans Begin.
M-75-10Marriage of Renalde-Francoise Begin to Henri L. Capdevielle. - 1918. -Wedding invitation, clippings and cards.
M-75-11 Theatrical programs. -- 1901-1914. -- Includes Winnipeg theatre, postcards and clippings re F. Xavier Mercier. Includes material related to the Walker Theatre in Winnipeg.
M-75-12 Renalde Begin. -- 1912. -- Social events attended in Saskatchewan, includes cards, clippings, ec. Includes material related to Alexina Begin.
M-75-13Renalde Begin. -- 1908-1912. -- Scrapbook re social events attended in Saskatchewan.
M-75-14Renald Begin. -- 1912-1913. - Scrapbook re social events attended in eastern United States.
M-75-15 Cards, etc. -- 1905-1958. -- Includes Christmas cards, passport, postcards, letter re disposition of estate, invitation to dinner, letter of introduction, birthday record book. Includes material related to Alexina Begin and Renalde-Francoise Begin.
M-75-16 Newspaper clippings. -- 1914-1968. -- Re death of relatives, Coutts mounted police post, death of Joseph Victor Begin, and travels of Jean Berchmans Begin. Includes material related to the history of Coutts, Alberta.
M-75-17Books. -- 1936-1959. -- Includes Jamais Contente, by Jeanne du Berry (Alexina Begin) and Adventures of a Vagabond Traveller, by Jean Berchmans Begin.
M-75-18Renalde Begin. -- 1907-1913. -- Programmes, invitations, clippings, etc.
M-75-oversize Certificates and appointments. -- 1882-1903. -- Consists of the following:

Appointment as militia captain, 1882
Second class militia certificate, 1882
Second class militia gunnery certificate, 1883
Appointment as Inspector of North West Mounted Police, 1886
Appointment as Justice of the Peace for the North West Territories, 1889 Appointment as Justice of the Peace for Keewatin, 1889
First communion certificate of Reynald Begin, 1903
NA-3034Begin family and Mounted Police duties. -- 1879-1969. -- 42 photographs
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1879-1969. -- 292 photographs

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NA-3034Begin family and Mounted Police duties. -- 1879-1969. -- 42 photographs
PA-1816 Begin family and South African war. -- [ca. 1900-1939]. -- 133 photographs
PC-260 Alexina and Renalde Begin. -- [ca. 1900]. -- 1 photograph
PD-239Begin and Neiswander families. -- 1900-1952. -- 116 photographs

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