Charles William Gordon (Ralph Connor) fonds

The material in the Charles William Gordon fonds pertaining to the Canadian Wartime Experience includes documents pertaining to Gordon's participation in the First World War as chaplain for the 43rd Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders of Canada and his Liberty Loan Speaking Tour throughout the United States. Included in this material is correspondence written to Gordon from his parishioners in Winnipeg, other general correspondence, and personal effects such as the field notebook Gordon carried with him on the front lines. Also included is material relating to Gordon's research and writing on "Canada's War Effort" and "The British Navy" following the close of the First World War.

Those documents that deal with Gordon's involvement with the Cameron Highlanders contain correspondence, a few minutes of meetings, regimental orders, and a narrative recounting the history of the Cameron Highlanders' activities in Canada between 1909 and 1919. The Liberty Loan Tour material contains correspondence and invitations related to Gordon's speaking engagements between 1916 and 1918, as well as some addresses given by Gordon. "Canada's War Effort" and "The British Navy" contain mainly the data documents, source materials, and correspondence accumulated by Gordon in his efforts to write each of these publications.

The Charles William Gordon fonds also contains numerous sermons and addresses written by Gordon on the subject of war.


World War I


Cameron Highlanders

Personal Effects of Gordon


USA Liberty Loan Tour

"Canada's War Effort"

"British Navy"



Sermons and Addresses

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