collection MHCA0045 - Florrie Brennan fonds

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Florrie Brennan fonds

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  • 1900, 1942 (Production)

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Description matérielle

13 letters
1 photograph

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Brennan, Florrie (b. 1889)

Notice biographique

Florence (Florrie) Brennan was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island in 1889, daughter of Nelson Alward. She trained as a nurse in New York and worked there for several years. She married Arthur Roland Brennan who assumed ownership of The Summerside Journal after his father's death in 1916. The couple raised three sons in the family home known as Parkside. The boys joined the RCAF during the Second World War. Flight Sergeant John Robert Brennan (b.1922) was reported missing during active duty on 27 May 1942. His brother Flight Lieutenant Charles Arthur Brennan (b.1922) was reported missing 7 November 1942. Only the oldest son, William Roland Brennan (b.1914), returned from overseas.

Historique de la conservation

The letters written by Mrs. Brennan were kept unopened by her son William. His son, Bob Brennan, donated them to the MHCA in 2001.

Présentation du contenu

Twelve of the letters in the fonds were handwritten by Florrie Brennan on Armed Forces Air Letter paper in 1942. The thirteenth letter, dated 3 June 1942 was typewritten on official letterhead of the Minister of National Defence. Addressed "Dear Arthur," it was signed by J. L. Ralston and informed the Brennans that their son Bob was missing. A letter written by Florrie on 23 June 1942 addressed to Flt. Sgt. J.R. Brennan (Bob) was returned with an official label indicating, "addressee is reported missing on war service." She wrote ten other letters addressed to him, up to and including 27 October 1942, expressing her deep sense of loss. On 16 November 1942 Florrie penned a letter to her son Charles Arthur (Brun) who was reported missing on 7 November. The fonds also includes a photograph of Ned and Cecelia Wyatt in an outdoor setting displayed in a cardstock frame (26 x 18 cm). Cecelia Lefurgey Wyatt was a sister to Arthur's mother, Rosara Lefurgey Brennan.

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Éléments associés

Many references to the young Brennan boys appear in the diaries of their grandmother, Rosara Brennan, described as MHCA0012

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MacNaught History Centre and Archives

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