Alfred Frank Cook was born in Midland, Ontario in August, 1894. Cook was a law student who enlisted in August, 1915 in Niagara, Ontario with the 58th Battalion. He served overseas with the 58th Battalion until 1918 when he transferred to the RAF as a flight cadet. He was found to be medically unfit and was discharged and returned to Canada at the end of the war. The collection currently consists of thirty eight letters.