UC Digital Scholarly Editions

This is the home of online projects curated by staff and students from the School of Humanities at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. It is maintained by the UC Digital Humanities programme.

The Roy Bruce Letters

The Roy Bruce Letters is a collection of correspondence sent back to New Zealand during World War 1 by Major Roy Bruce of 8th Squadron, Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Major Bruce fought in Gallipoli and was promoted to Second in Command of his regiment. He was twice wounded while serving in the Middle East.

What you can do with this website

The website allows you to:

  • browse through the entire archive, as well as read complete texts
  • search for and read individual letters and texts
  • view and print transcripts of letters and texts or images of original pages
  • search letters and texts by person, title and keyword.