Collection F0413 - Edward Snowden collection

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Edward Snowden collection

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  • 1914-1943 (Creation)

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0.24 m of textual records

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Edward Snowden (1950- ) was a warrant officer and chief clerk with the 2nd Field Engineer Regiment Toronto (1968-1980). The 2nd Field Company Canadian Engineers was established as a militia in Toronto in 1904, with a large contingent of its members drawn from the University of Toronto. It saw action in World War I, at Ypres, the Somme, Vimy, Passchendale and at other places of battle. As part of the Non-Permanent Active Militia the 2nd Field Company was headquartered in Toronto following the War, assuming the name, 2nd Field Engineer Regiment Toronto. It served there as a recruiting company into World War II.

Custodial history

This material was deposited in the York University Archives by Edward Snowden who served as a reservist with the 2nd Field Company of Canadian Engineers, 1968-1980. As Chief Clerk of the Company he had control of the historic records and when material was to be disposed, he deposited it the York University Archives.

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The collection consists of war diaries of the 2nd Field Company of Canadian Engineers (including Intelligence summaries and progress reports) for the period, 1915-1919, 1940-1941 (latter dates confined to Fort York, Toronto). In addition, there are regimental documents including list of regimental numbers, officers and men discharged (1915-1918), nominal rolls, transfer rolls, daily register, register of recruits (1930-1943), and company orders (1921-1925).

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Donated by Edward Snowden in 1984.


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The collection comprises the following accession: 1984-005. Further accruals may be expected.

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2002/04/08 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/08 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/06 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, access restrictions, finding aid, extent.
2003/08/27 Ken Hernden. Registered new file list. Updated immediate source of acquisition, finding aid, and accruals notes.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2020/04/03 KCP. Added access point(s).

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