Diary of Lieutenant R. Lyndhurst Wadmore, Infantry School Corps, April 8, 1885 to July 20, 1885, N.W. Campaign.

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Database ID25230
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Libraries Special Collections
Fonds/CollectionCanadiana Pamphlets Collection
File/Item ReferenceLXII-42-DiaryOf (Box 60)
Date of creation1885
Physical description/extent112 pages of textual material
Number of images112
Historical noteRobinson Lyndhurst Wadmore, who was born in England in 1855, entered the Canadian forces as a lieutenant in 1883 and served with the Royal Canadian Regiment during the Northwest Resistance of 1885. Wadmore became a colonel in 1910. He died in Victoria, BC in 1915.
Scope and contentOriginal diary and various papers of R. Lyndhurst Wadmore, Lieutenant of the Royal Canadian Regiment during the Northwest Resistance, covering from 8 April to 20 July 1885. Included in diary pocket is a requisition for short boots that was signed by Wadmore on May 1885, lyrics of the Infantry School Corps fight song, and a Victoria Daily Times article from 23 June 1944 about the remaining members of the Northwest Field Force and their experiences. David Ross, Military Curator of Parks Canada, writes that "this diary ...was donated to Fort Battleford National Historic Park, Parks Canada in 1973 by Lieutenant Wadmore's grandson Dennis E. Harris of Victoria, B.C. along with his N. W. Canada Medal. It is one of the many items of historical interest acquired by the Fort during the long and distinguished tenure of Mrs. Mabel Simpson as Superintendant of the Park. The diary itself is written in a small pocket note book, 4" x 6" with a metal clasp, black cloth covers and marbelized end papers. It is handwritten, mainly in blue or lead pencil, but some entries are in ink. Prior to the start of the diary entries on April 8, 1885 the notebook had been used for some notes on military exercises presumably at the School of Infantry (I.S.C.) in Toronto. Included in the diary are a number of sketches in pencil or ink, these are reproduced at the end of the diary entries."
ContributerWadmore, R. Lyndhurst (author)
Victoria Daily Times (author)
Copyright holderPublic domain
Copyright expiry datePublic domain
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Specific document typesDiaries
Provenance Access PointUniversity of Saskatchewan Library. Canadiana Pamphlets Collection
Other notesAlso known as Diary of N. W. Campaign 1885 from 8 April to 20 July. See LXII-43 for transcribed versions of diary.
PlaceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Treaty 10
Cultural regionPlains
NamesInfantry School Corps
Middleton, Frederick Dobson, 1825-1898
Otter, William Dillon, 1843-1929
Sears, Lt. J.W.
Victoria Daily Times
Wadmore, Robinson Lyndhurst, 1855-1915 (Lieutenant)
SubjectNews and Reporting
Northwest Resistance
Date Range(s)1880-1889
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