Roger Pocock Fonds > Series I. Personal Papers > 1.1 Scrapbooks > Pocock Scrapbook - 1885
A composite handwritten letter from Roger Pocock at Prince Albert to his mother in Ontario. Pocock is confined to a sick bed, while he recovers from having five toes of his right foot amputated due to frostbite. His letter is full of details about fellow NWMP force members, and he talks about his hoped-for reorganization of the Force; his observations of their skirmishes, marches, and dress, and asks for reading material to be sent to him while he recovers. Roger describes the march, his bout of frostbitten feet and toe amputations, skirmish at Duck Lake and his days healing from the surgery. 8 pp.
Author: Pocock, Roger, 1865-1941
Date: 01 - 11 May 1885
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