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76th Frazer Highlanders wool scarf and plaque instituting Thompson as Senior Lieutenant at Fort Langley unit

  • Object is a small plaque. It is contained within a wooden frame, with the inner rim of the frame painted gold. Inside the frame is a piece of paper which reads as follows: "Lieutenant Robert N. Thompson, LL.D., KCLJ, FRGS The 78th Fraser's Highlanders, Commanding Officer, Fort Langley-on-the-Frazer Outpost, 8989 Hudson Bay Street, FORT LANGLEY, British Columbia. V0X 1J0. GREETINGS........ BE IT KNOWN to you, our Trusty and Well-Respected Officer, that in future, it is out wish that you will be designated 'The Senior Lieutenant' of Fort Langley-on-the-Frazer, effective April 2, 1979. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND ARMOURIAL SEAL: J. Ross Oborne, U.E., K.L.J., Commander of Outposts. ANNO DOMINI This 2nd Day of April '79." J. Ross Oborne's signature is signed above his typed name. There is also a rectangular piece of their tartan attached to the paper by a wax seal, which bears the image of a lion. There is also a Coat of Arms at the bottom which has been glued to the paper.
  • Object is a wool scarf. It is plaid patterned, and comprised of the colours orange, lime, and forest green.

Acupuncture Needles from Bethune Int. Peace Hospital

Object is an Acupuncture set. The case is a dark red with a gold zipper around the edge. The front right corner contains gold chinese characters, which translates roughly to read "Needle Clip Beijing Second Leather Goods Factory." inside there is a grey cushion in either side. each containing needles with copper-coloured ends: the left side has 10 needles and the right side has 9. The right cushion also contains a small leather pocket which contains 9 more needles. There is a small piece of paper inside the set. It is teal and bears a military symbol on the top. When roughly translated the front reads "Acupuncture Needles" in pink vertical chinese characters, and "Produced by Beijing Niujie Medical Needle Factory" in black horizontal chinese characters. On the back side there are more chinese characters, which when roughly translated read "Acupuncture Needles" in black text, and along the bottom of the paper "Specification:", "Interior:", "Date of Manufacture:", and "ten". There are numbers stamped near this text, though most are faded beyond comprehension.

African Money

Object is a wood box of items labelled "Primitive African Money"; 2 shells, 2 strings of blue beads, 3 black disks, and 1 yellow ring.

African wooden woman holding a baby figurine

Object is a carved wooden figurine depicting a woman wearing a series of silver collars and holding a baby. The back side of the figurine is made of lighter wood including the ear and arms and the rest is ebony, a dark wood.

Alberta Chiropractic Association Award

Object is an engraved plaque recognizing Robert Thompson's service as a chiropractor. The plaque is mounted onto plywood enclosed in a brass plated frame. On the plaque' back is manufacturer sticker: Walter G. Agnew Ltd., Jeweller.

The plaque reads: "Alberta Chiropractic Association Award. Chiropactor Of The Year, 1959, Dr. R.N. Thompson. In grateful recognition of outstanding service to your profession and to your fellow man.

Alberta Chiropractic Association Award of Merit

Object is an award of merit recognizing Robert Thompson service within the Alberta Chiropractic Association. The award of merit is engraved on a metal plate that is affixed to a metal adornation that features a rolled out sroll with laurel wreath behind the scroll, and this feature is attached to a wooden base.

The plaque reads: "Alberta Chiropractic Association, Award of Merit. Be it known that Dr. Robert N. Thompson for having served the chiropractic profession and the public unselishly is hereby given the A.C.A. Award of Merit. March 7, 1981."

Articles about Thompson

This series consists of articles written about Thompson, for various newspapers and other periodicals; these are filed in chronological order

01.08 - Personal History/Articles about RNT
Box 18
File 01 1950’s
File 02 1960’s
File 03 1970’s
File 04 1980-1982
File 05 1983-1989
File 06 1990
File 07 1991
File 08 1992
File 09 1993-1995; 2000
File 10 Undated

Articles by Thompson

This series consists of articles written by Thompson for various newspapers and other periodicals; they are filed in chronological order

01.07 - Personal History/Articles by RNT
Box 17
File 01 1940’s-1950’s
File 02 1960-1964
File 03 1965
File 04 1966
File 05 1967
File 06 1968
File 07 1969
File 08 1970
File 09 1971
File 10 1972
File 11 1973
File 12 1974
File 13 1975
File 14 1976-1977
File 15 1978-1979
File 16 1980
File 17 1981-1982
File 18 1983
File 19 January-May, 1984
File 20 June-October, 1984
File 21 November-December, 1984
File 22 January-April, 1985
File 23 May-December, 1985
File 24 1986-1989
File 25 1990 -
File 26 Articles on Ethiopia (1991-1992)

Avlosulfon Tin

Obect is a tin of Avlosulfon. It has a silver screw lid, and the canister is off white and the top and blue at the bottom. The tin reads "1000 Avlosulfon 4 : 4 Diaminodiphenylsuphone Tablets 0 . 1 Gramme (POISON) Imperial Chemical (Pharmaceuticals) LTD. Manchester Made in England." On the side of the tin, the code "UU - 39919" is printed, and the ICI's logo is printed on the back.

Awards and Medals

  • Series
  • 1957; 1959; 1967; 1972; 1977; 1981-1985; 1987-1991; 1999
  • Part of Robert N. Thompson fonds

This series consists of textual records (notes, certificates, correspondence) that accompanied some of the awards and medals received by Thompson, including the Chiropractor of the Year (1957), the Ethiopian Star of Honour (1967), the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), and the Order of Canada (1990); note that for some awards, there are no textual records

01.05 - Awards and Medals
Box 13
File 01 78th Fraser Highlanders; Benefactor Medal (no date), Service Medal (1982)
File 02 Alberta Chiropractic Association Award; Chiropractor of the Year (1959)
File 03 Biola University; Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree (1987)
File 04 Canadian Chiropractic Association; Life Member (1989)
File 05 Canadian Guild of Authors; Fellow (1988)
File 06 Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay; Greetings (1977)
File 07 Ethiopia; Medal of the Commander of the Ethiopian Star of Honour (1967)
File 08 Fraser Academy; Honorary Chairman, Ceremonial Talking Stick (1994)
File 09 Government of Canada; Centennial Medal (1967)
File 10 Governor General of Canada; Commemorative Medal (1992)
File 11 H.D. Stafford Citizen of the Year (1983)
File 12 Health and Welfare Canada; Lifestyle Award (1985)
File 13 International Biographical Centre; International Man of the Year (1991-1992)
File 14 International Chiropractic Association; Chiropractor of the Year (1957)
File 15 Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem; Erinnerungsmedaille Salzburg (1981)
Commemorative Medal, Salzburg (1990)
File 16 Order of Canada; Background Information
File 17 Order of Canada; Officer (1991)
File 18 Order of Canada; Correspondence
File 19 Order of Canada; Articles
File 20 Order of the Good Time; Member
File 21 Palmer College of Chiropractic; Centurion (1981)
File 22 Republic of Korea Army; Honorary Member (1972)
File 23 Republican National Committee; Presidential Achievement Award
File 24 Republican Party of U.S.A.; 1992 Presidential Trust
File 25 Royal Life Saving Society Canada; Silver Benefactor Medal (1982)
File 26 Wheaton College; Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws (1972)
File 27 Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal (1977)
File 28 Dedication notice from a dissertation by William Bennett Gardner (1999)

Box 24 - Oversized material (Bay 3, Shelf 5)
-78th Fraser Highlanders, Lieutenant of the Second Highlander Battalion of Foot (15 March 1979)
-The Grand Prior of Canada of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, Rank of Knight Commander (1966)
-Lifestyle Award, Certificate of Honour from the Minister of National Health and Welfare (n.d.)
-Hospitalier Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights, Knight of Honour (1986), written in Latin

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