Inventory of the
Edward Snowden collection

Inventory #F0413

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0413
Title:Edward Snowden collection
Extent:0.24 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
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.
Scope and Content:

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).

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.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000413.pdf
Accruals: The collection comprises the following accession: 1984-005. Further accruals may be expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Edward Snowden in 1984.
Provenance Access Points:Snowden, Edward

Date of creation: 2002/04/08
Date of last revision: 2003/08/27
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