Inventory of the
Beer family fonds

Inventory #F0375

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0375
Title:Beer family fonds
Extent:0.06 m of textual records
38 photographs
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
The Beer family was established in Ontario by Christopher Beer, a retired commander in the British navy, who was granted several hundred acres of land in Metcalfe Township in the early 1800's. In the early 1900's, Jacob Beer, a descendent of Christopher Beer, lived in Strathroy, Ontario, and had five children: Christopher, Joan, Walter, Vivien and Winlow. Private Walter Beer was a soldier with the 48th Regiment (Highlanders) during World War I and was killed in action in France. Vivien Beer was engaged to Captain James R. Allan, who was also killed in action in France in 1916.
Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of correspondence between Captain James R. Allan and Vivien Beer of Strathroy, Ontario before Captain Allan, was killed; press clippings and photographs of Captain Allan and Private Walter Beer while serving in World War I and scenes of various members of the Beer family.

Custodial History: Mrs. Hazel Moses of Strathroy inherited the possessions of Joan Beer including documents relating to World War I which she (Moses) collected together and sent to Prof. Jack Granatstein in 1994 for deposit in the archives.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: Fonds level description only.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000375.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1994-031. No further accruals are expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Records received from Hazel Moses via Professor Jack Granatstein in September, 1994.
Virtual Exhibit: Selected photographs and letters available in "First World War Love Story", part of a virtual exhibit within ARCHEION, Ontario's Archival Information Network.
URL of Virtual Exhibit:http://archeion-aao.fis.utoronto.ca/ArcheionVirtualExhibit/love.html
Provenance Access Points:Beer (family)
Allan, James R., d. 1916
Beer, Vivien

Date of creation: 2002/04/03
Date of last revision: 2003/05/01
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