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Alfred W. Sherritt papers

Identifier: c-00102

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Sherritt's letters home while serving with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. Included are letters from his mother, Janetta Sherritt, to family members, as well as newspaper reprints of some of his letters. Also included are articles relating to Sherritt's death and the battle of Hart's River.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1909

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Alfred W. Sherritt of Brantford, Ontario, was a Canadian bicycling champion in the 1890s. He enlisted in two campaigns in the Boer War and was killed in the battle of Hart's River on March 31, 1902.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders)

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Custodial History

Gift of Alan and Goldie Eaton, 1961-01-27. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Alfred W. Sherritt Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
February 1965
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US