File 114 - Sims, Harvey J. : ephemera : Scots Fusiliers.

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Sims, Harvey J. : ephemera : Scots Fusiliers.

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SCA369-GA427-3-114

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  • 1939 (Authorship)
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    Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada

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(1812-)

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The Reverend James Sims was born ca.1812 in Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On June 1, 1836, he married the widow Janet Harvey Robertson and in 1837 came to Canada with a large party of relatives: his father and mother, his wife and step-children Alexander, John and Jane Robertson, his brothers Peter and Andrew Sims, his sister Margaret, and nephews James and Peter Sims. In 1838 they moved to land near Hawkesville, Wellesley Township. James and Margaret Sims had four children: Janet Sims, (1838-1926), James Campbell Sims (1842-1929), Peter Harvey Sims (1844-1920) and William Andrew Sims (1846-1930). James Sims died October 31, 1880. Both he, his immediate descendants and further generations were important forces in the educational, religious and commercial development of what is now the Region of Waterloo.

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Christmas card from the Scots Fusiliers of Canada with photograph (printed on coated paper) tipped in: "Their Majesties at Kitchener, June 6th, 1939." Left to right: William Lyon Mackenzie King, Queen Elizabeth, King George VI, standing on the reception platform at the Kitchener railway station.

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Donated in 2019 by the Sims Family.

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  • English

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Described July 2019 JSB

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