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Robbins Elliott

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Robbins Leonard Elliott (1920-2003) was the son of Dr. Malcolm R. and Jean Steadman (nee Haley) Elliott. He graduated from Acadia University with a B.A. in 1941 and from the University of Toronto with a M.A. in 1947.

Elliott joined the military in 1941 and stayed in the Service until the end of the War, serving with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and the Canadian Intelligence Corps. He was a Field Press Censor, attached to No. 3 Canadian Public Relations Group on the Western Front. Elliott retired with rank of Captain.

The digital records consist of personal correspondence and photographs from the Second World War, including his work as a censor. Some of his letters describe the conditions in Europe and two of his letters describe visits to camps outside of Germany.
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Robbins Elliott

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Dates: 1937 to 2004
Collection: Robbins Elliott, Archival Catalogue
Description: Finding aid for the Robbins Elliott fonds.
Type: finding aid

"Canadian Army (A.F.) Officer's Record of Service"

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Dates: unspecified year in 194X
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: Book containing promotions, courses attended, service, medical classification, hospitalization, protective inoculations, and vaccinations.
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/10
Creator: Canadian army
Type: textual record

1942 Diary

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Dates: 1942
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: War diary, with daily entries by Elliott, detailing his experiences in the Army.
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/8
Creator: Elliott, Robbins, 1920-2003
Type: textual record

1943 Diary

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Dates: 1943
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: War diary, with daily entries by Elliott, detailing his experiences in the Army.
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/8
Creator: Elliott, Robbins, 1920-2003
Type: textual record

1944 Diary (First)

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Dates: 1944
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: War diary, with daily entries by Elliott, detailing his experiences in the Army.
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/8
Creator: Elliott, Robbins, 1920-2003
Type: textual record

1944 Diary (Second)

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Dates: 1944
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: War diary, with daily entries by Elliott, detailing his experiences in the Army.
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/8
Creator: Elliott, Robbins, 1920-2003
Type: textual record

1945 Diary

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Dates: 1945
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: War diary, with daily entries by Elliott, detailing his experiences in the Army.
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/8
Creator: Elliott, Robbins, 1920-2003
Type: textual record

Army records

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Dates: 1945
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: List of home addresses of personnel who have served with the No 1 Canadian Field Press Censor Unit Canadian Army Overseas.
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/10
Creator: Canadian army
Type: textual record

Elliott and others

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Dates: 1942 (year approximate)
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: Photo of hospital staff and some patients. Written on reverse in pencil: "that's me / lower left / a timid neurological case / big chap behind me / in battledress made the Dover trip / Outside Our New / Nissen hut Ward"
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/9
Type: photograph

Group of soldiers

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Dates: 1942 (year uncertain)
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: Photo of a soldiers, likely the C.O.T.C. at Camp Aldershot. Includes Major Fred Kelly and Robbins Elliott
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/9
Type: print

Letter, [1943]

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Dates: 1943 (year uncertain)
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: Letter, no date, likely written from Dublin as it mentions the Abbey Theatre. A pamphlet for the Theatre is dated 1943
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/5
Creator: Elliott, Robbins, 1920-2003
Type: textual record

Letter, 1 April 1945

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Dates: 1945
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: Letter written from Press Censors No. 3 PR Group to Mom and Dad
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/7
Creator: Elliott, Robbins, 1920-2003
Type: textual record

Letter, 12 May 1945

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Dates: 1945
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: Letter written from Utrecht, to Folks, description of events in Holland
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/7
Creator: Elliott, Robbins, 1920-2003
Type: textual record

Letter, 12 September 1944

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Dates: 1944
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: Letter written from Field Press Censor, No. 5 PRS BLA in Brussels, to Mom and Dad
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/6
Creator: Elliott, Robbins, 1920-2003
Type: textual record

Letter, 14 August 1944

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Dates: 1944
Collection: Robbins Elliott
Description: Letter written from Field Press Censor, No. 5 PRS BLA in England, to Mom and Dad
Accession Number: 2004.009-ELL/6
Creator: Elliott, Robbins, 1920-2003
Type: textual record