Refugees: My Brother's Keeper

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Refugees: My Brother's Keeper


Refugees, immigration, evacuees, Second World War


A collection of stories, files, images, about refugees from Great Britain to America during World War Two. Includes a story of two brothers, Ian and Donald Cruickshank, whose sojourn in America became the greatest adventures of their lives..


James C. Cruickshank, Sydney C. Dalrymple


Cruickshank Family Archive


The Norumbega Foundation




Colin J. Cruickshank-Windhorst


Colin J. Cruickshank-Windhorst, The Norumbega Foundation


Family albums, photographs, correspondence, and re-collections.




Newspaper clipping


Great Britain, UK, United States, Canada, Atlantic Ocean, Second World War, Battle of the Atlantic

Collection Items

Refugees Find U.S.
A newspaper clipping describing the interviews with thirty children recently arrived in America from Great Britain as war refugees. Includes a picture of two brothers, Ian (misidentified as John), and Donald, sons of Dr. and Mrs. John C.…

Postcard of Ocean Liner "Andania"
Cunard White Star Ocean Liner 'Andania", used to convoy evacuees from war-time Great Britain to North American, during the Second World War. 'Cunard White Star, on the bottom left with "Andania" on the bottom right, in script. File images includes…

Evacuee Children in New York City
A newspaper photograph of children evacuated from Great Britain arriving by train in New York City. Caption reads: 'Little war guests at Grand central Terminal last after trip from Montreal. They were evacuated under the auspices of the Untied…

British Children's Joy at LIghts of New York
Newspaper article on the reaction of British children evacuated to New York City on their experience of America during World War Two

Child Refugees Bombed 16 Times
Newspaper account of the harrowing trip made by 118 British children from their homes in England to the safety of American shores during World War Two. Includes the children's recollection of wartime conditions in Great Britain, their trip to…

Wartime Evacuees with Foster Family.
Photograph of British evacuees, Ian and Donald Cruickshank, posing with wartime foster family in Brookline Massachusetts. Back row, left to right, Willard and Chester Dalrymple, Dorothy and Sydney Dalrymple with Blitzen the Dachshund.

Wee Scots Safe, Like Yankee Trees
Newspaper interview with two brother, Ian an Donald Cruickshank, ages 8 and 9, recently evacuated from war-time England to Boston, Massachusetts. Includes their reaction to their new American foster family, the Dalrymples, educational plans, and…

Two British Evacuees in America
Photograph of two bothers, Ian Gladstone and Donald James Cruickshank, evacuated from Great Britain to Boston, Massachusetts in September, 1940, in their new American clothes.

"My dear Ian and Donald, . . . "
Two letters written to his young sons in America, Ian and Donald from their father, Dr. John Cecil Cruickshank, describing wartime conditions, hopes, aspirations and family news -a new little sister death of the boy;s maternal grandmother- and life…

Dr. John Cecil Cruickshank
Photograph of the Dr. John Cecil Cruickshank, (1899-1956) author of letters to his two sons, Ian and Donald Cruickshank, evacuated to America from 1940 to 1944 to escape the Nazi threat to Great Britain during the Second World War. Posed on a beach…
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