Jane Coffen Fonds

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Jane Coffen Fonds

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  • 1938-2019 (Creation)
    Coffen, Charles Clayton, 1939-

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24 BxW photographs
4 bankers boxes of textual materials OR 21 cm of textual materials

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Charles "Chuck" Clayton Coffen was born at St. John's, Newfoundland in 1939. In 1956 he graduated from Memorial University and joined the Royal Canadian Navy. Chuck was awarded his pilot's wings in 1961. He remained in the RCN throughout the 1960s to further his pilot's training. He continued to fly in the 1970s and also began working in administrative positions at various bases including CFB Toronto, CFB Trenton, CFB Shearwater. He worked as Staff Intelligence Officer at Norfolk, VA. Coffen spent the remainder of his career as Wing Administration Officer at CFB Shearwater. He retired in 1994 and lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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Fonds consists of textual materials and photographs. The photographs are from the 1930's to 1950's and the subject is primarily family, pets, Shearwater air base and mess hall. Textual materials consist of a journal from 1940 when Jane lived in Paris and went through the start of WWII.

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fragile and mouldy

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  • English-based Creole or Pidgin
  • French-based Creole or Pidgin

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