Fonds 272

Fonds Number: 272

Title: Percy and Rosie Simpson

Creator: Upper Stoney Lake Association

Dates of Material: 1914-1927

Physical Description: 5 cm

Scope and Contents:
Postcards and greeting cards exchanged between Percy and Rosie (nee Couldrey) Simpson during their courtship years together with cards from family and friends. Includes post card albums from Bonn, Koln [Cologne] and Bruxelles (only 3 still intact). Also includes booklet, Canada’s Triumph: From Amiens to Mons August to November 1918, written by Fred James for the Canadian War Records.

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

Finding Aids:
None Available on site.

None expected.

Custodial History:
Donated by Eva Parnell, Rosemere Manor, Lakefield, 9 February 2010

Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History
Percy and Rosie Simpson were the parents of Eva Parnell.

File listing:

File 272-1 Postcards and photos

Percy and Rosie Simpson
St Louis Park, Montreal
Gotland Bay Lifeboat 1914
A wish for your wedding morning
      To Mr and Mrs Simpson, 48 Hatherley Rd, Reading Berks, April 8th, postmark      May 19
Christmas greeting
     addressed to Mrs Simpson, 224 George St, Peterborough Ontario Canada via      New York, from Martha
God have in His keeping
     note dated 18/8/16
Many Happy Returns
     To Percy from Lizzie and Oliver
To my dear husband on his birthday
     dated 28.6.19
     to Miss R. Couldry, “The Vicarage” Totland, Isle of Wight from Eva and George,      Tavistock, Devon
Birthday greetings
A Birthday Token
     dated Dec. 3rd 1920
My heart is with you tonight (2)
     dated Oct 10th from Rosie
Somewhere in Sunset land (2)
     dated 14/ 8/ 16
There’s a long, long trail (1)
     From Rosie at the Vicarage, Totland Bay, 19/ 8/ 16
The Lost Chord (4)
     dated Oct. 8th 1916
Somewhere in Sunset land (3)
     dated 14/ 8/ 16, from Rosie, Vicarage, Totland Bay
God be with you (1)
     from Rose, Hatherley Road. Reading 28.5.19
The Lost Chord (1)
     from Rosie
My Heart is with you tonight (4)
     from Rosie
A Happy Birthday to my sister
     To Miss R. Couldry, the Vicarage, from Sam, postmark Dec 3 15 9:15 a.m. from Portsmouth
In friendship’s name
     to Miss Couldry, the Vicarage, Totland I.W. from Wilfred, for birthday
Your Wedding Day
     in remembrance of May 8, 1919 from Bunny
The Beach, Totland Bay 748
     scenic postcard, to Miss r. Couldry, c/o Mrs G. F. Turner, “Cordric” Radlett, Herts
Loving Birthday greeting my auntie
With love to my dear sweetheart
Town Hall, France
A very happy birthday
Abide with me (1)
Ora pro nobis (1)
For auld lang syne
To Greet your Birthday
A bright and happy new year
Tender and true
Statue of Joan of Arc
A Christmas greeting to our dear son away on dur
Somewhere someday
Sincere birthday greetings
With loving birthday greetings to my aunt
Christ’s Army
Cathedral of Sainte-Gudule
Le Havre
Coming of Love
God be with you (3)
To my dear niece on her birthday
When I left home 1912
Don’t Worry
Best Birthday wishes to one and twenty
Rough sea at Teignmouth
Teignmouth, the Tarson and Clark Rock
Continental Station Admiralty Pier, Dover, Departure of the “Empress”
Jacob’s Ladder and Observatory Tower, Cheddar

File 272-2 Postcards and Christmas Cards

Christmas 1927
Kind Thoughts – from Else to Perce
Best Wishes – Xmas 1930
Remembrance brings us Joy – From Aunt and Uncle to Basil
All Kind Thoughts from the Dear Homeland
Time or distance ne’er can sever The hearts of friends at Christmastide – To Auntie Rosie from Olive
4th Canadian Division France Belgium – To Rosie from Perc

Packages of postcards
Album von Koln
Souvenir de Bruxelles
Andenken an Bonn

File 272-3 Canada’s Triumph

Canada’s Triumph from Amiens to Mons – August to November 1918