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Accession Number: 80-003


Lieutenant W.E. Massey-Cooke fonds. -- 1914-1952. -- 2 folders. -- 44 photographs. -- 26 prints : postcards.

Biography / History

Lieutenant, later Captain, W.E. Massey-Cooke, was from Millbrook, Ontario. He served with the Canadian Engineers during the World War I and was at one time during his military career a prisoner of war at Gutersloh, Germany.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of B.K. Van Buren before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of concert and theatre programs from Millbrook, Ontario; World War I materials including prisoner-of-war post cards, and photographs; and theatre programs, menus and other material relating to entertainments which allied prisoners in German war camps devised for their own amusement and which were collected by Lieutenant W.E. Massey-Cooke.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

The fonds was donated by B.K. Van Buren of Port Hope, Ontario.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

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Box 1


1: Concert and theatre programmes, 1914-1952. Four related to concerts held in the Town Hall, Millbrook, Ontario 1914-1917.

A notebook dated May 5, 1958, written on the subject: The Church as a Missionary Church.

2: Theatre programmes, menus, et cetera, relating to entertainments which allied officers, who were war prisoners in a German prisoner of war camp, devised for their amusement.

A booklet, National Songs of the Allies. A booklet, The King to His People; His Majesty's Victory Message in Reply to the Addresses of Parliament.

Lieutenant, later Captain W.E. Massey-Cooke, Canadian Engineers, was a prisoner of war at Gutersloch, Germany

Envelope 1: photographs and post cards; prisoner of war photographs; 10 Germany post cards mainly of a museum at Gravenhage