The MacGregor Medals Fund Society: - - 1997-2000- -15cm of textual records

RESTRICTED: Some series restricted by law. Sept 13 2014

The MacGregor's Medals Fund Society was formed to raise funds to bring back to Canada, Capt. Jock ( John ) MacGregor's medals. The medals include: The Victoria Cross, Canada's highest honour for valour, was awarded by MacGregor in W.W. 1; Distinguished Conduct Medal, two Military Crosses, British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1939-1945 Star, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Bar, 1939-1945 War Medal, 1937 Coronation

Medal and the Efficiency Decoration. The medals were taken out of Canada and put on a London, U.K. auction block. In 1997 a non- profit society was formed with avid supporters and a large campaign was launched to raise money to purchase the medals. The medals were purchased for $175,000. The Department of Canadian Heritage stepped in and under the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board the medals were given to the Canadian War Museum in August 1997.

The fonds consists of legal correspondence, President's files, correspondence, financial files and newspaper clippings.

Title based on contents of fonds.

Series Description available.

1. Series: Legal Correspondence
Legal. - - Charity Registration. - - 1997. - 2cm of textual records

The series consists of correspondence between the Society and Revenue Canada and the registration documents.

Title based on contents of series.

2. Series: President's records.

President's Records. - - 1996-1998 . - - 1 cm of textual records.

The series consists of records generated by and received by the President of the Society.

Title based on contents of series.

3. Series: Correspondence RESTRICTED
Correspondence. - - 1996-2000. - - 8 cm of textual records.

The series consists of correspondence generated and received by the Society .

Title based on contents of series.

4. Series: Financial Records - RESTRICTED
Financial Records. - - 1996-1999. - - 3cm of textual records.

The series consists of financial records for the Society.

Title based on contents of series.

5. Series: Newspaper Clippings.
Newspaper Clippings - - 1997. - - 1cm of textual records.

The series consists of newspaper clippings some pertaining to the Society's work fund raising for the medals.

Title based on contents of series.

ARCHIVES NOTE: The MacGregor Medals Fund Soc rubber stamp is also included in the fonds.

Accession number 2014.37

Fonds 198