Cramahe Archives Digital Collection
Letter from Pte. Fred Griffis to Eliza J. Padginton
Description
Creator
Pte. Fred Griffis, Correspondent
Media Type
Text
Image
Item Type
Correspondence
Description
Eliza J. Padginton Collection, World War II Letters
Colborne, Ontario
Notes
Eliza J. Padginton (1862-1961) served the Colborne community as postmistress for over 70 years, beginning her career in January 1883 as an assistant to the Postmaster of Her Majesty’s (Queen Victoria’s) Royal Mail. She sent newspapers to enlisted Cramahe men and women during the Boer War (1899-1902), World War I (1914-1918), World War II (1939-45), and the Korean War (1950-53). Cramahe Township Public Library holds over 200 letters written by World War II soldiers both abroad and in Canada.

(Argyris, Eileen. How Firm a Foundation: A History of the Township of Cramahe and the Village of Colborne. Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 2000).
Date of Original
7 June 1942
Subject(s)
Local identifier
25le a-b
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00012 Longitude: -77.8828
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Copyright Holder
Copyright, public domain: Cramahe Township Public Library owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image.
Contact
Cramahe Township Public Library
Emailcramlib@cramahetownship.caWWW address
Agency street/mail address
6 King Street West
PO Box 190
Colborne, ON K0K 1S0
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Letter from Pte. Fred Griffis to Eliza J. Padginton


Eliza J. Padginton Collection, World War II Letters
Colborne, Ontario