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Lawrence Hart Sitwell fonds [textual record, graphic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.1 m of textual records.
187 photograhs b&w.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence, documenting the career highlights of Sitwell's life, 1891-1919; newspaper clippings, relating to military exercises in Canada, 1907-1909; lectures, entitled "The Native Rebellions in Rhodesia, 1896-1897", "A Scout is born - not made but much that is lacking in birth may be made up for by careful training", "Mashonaland" and "Matabeland", 1900 and 1909; and daily journals, consisting of daily entries largely referring to the Intelligence Department, Militia Headquarters, 1904-1906. Fonds also consists of snapshots documenting the activities of Major Lawrence H. Sitwell, Canadian Corps between 1902 and 1917.

Textual records
90: Open
90: Open
Former archival reference no.

No finding aid

Biography / Administrative history

Military officer

Lawrence Hart Sitwell, born in Montreal, was educated in England and Ireland. He obtained his first commission in the Durham Light Infantry, resigning it in order to go to South Africa and enlist in the Rhodesia Horse. After having fought in the Zulu War Campaign of 1896-1897, he returned to Canada and was employed by the Dominion of Canada Lands Surveyor Department and then the Dominion Boundary Commission. He returned to military life in 1903 and served with the Militia Intelligence Staff in Ottawa and was attached to the headquarters staff.

Additional information

Received in 1977 and 1978 from Mrs. Christine Joy of Wolfe Island, Ont.

Subject heading

1. Lawrence Hart Sitwell - Career in Military, [1896-1907] Intelligence Department, Militia Headquarters, 1904-1906.
2. Lawrence Hart Sitwell - Correspondence, [1891-1918] The Native Rebellions in Rhodesia, [1896-1897]
3. Military intelligence - Canada, [1904-1906] A Scout is born - not made but much that is lacking in birth may be made up for by careful training.
4. Military operations - Canada, [1904-1906] Mashonaland.
5. Lawrence Hart Sitwell - Diaries, [1904-1906] Matabeland.
6. Lectures and lecturing, [1891-1918]


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1979-069 NPC