Muggins (Red Cross Dog) Collection
- [1915-1939] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
7 medals + accompanying textual material
3 news clippings
3 news clippings
Name of creator
During the First World War, Beatrice Woodward and her dog Muggins lived at 590 Gorge Road West. Muggins became famous for his Red Cross fund-raising efforts. During his fund-raising years, he was credited with raising thousands of dollars for the Red Cross and other causes. He was photographed with important people of the time, and was honoured with medals for his efforts. Muggins died in 1920. The donor of this collection is the great-niece of Mrs. Woodward.
Donated to Saanich Archives in November 2015 by the great-niece of Beatrice Woodward. An oversized portrait of Muggins was donated several days later by a local resident who had discovered it in 1976 at her business premises at 780 Fort Street. A single postcard of Muggins was donated in 2018.
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Content and structure area
Scope and content
Collection consists of records relating to Muggins the dog and his work with the Canadian Red Cross during the First World War. The collection includes medals awarded to Muggins, textual records, photographs, and news clippings.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
No further accruals are expected.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Existence and location of originals
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Related units of description
Accession number: 2015-028, 2015-032, 2018-019.