Fonds S718 - William Lyon Mackenzie King collection

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CA ON00362 S718


William Lyon Mackenzie King collection


  • 1906-1999 (Creation)

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36 cm of textual records 12 photographs : b&w

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(1874 - 1950)

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950) was Canada’s Prime Minister for 22 years, holding office 1921-1926, 1926-1930, and 1935-1948. King was born in Berlin (later renamed Kitchener), Ontario. King received his BA, LLB, and MA at the University of Toronto. At Harvard University he received an MA and a PhD. King was leader of the Liberal Party from 1919-1948.

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(1871 - 1964)

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The correspondence between William Lyon Mackenzie King and C. Mortimer Bezeau was purchased in 1974; correspondence between King and Mrs. C.E. Hoffman was purchased in 1982.

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The collection consists of correspondence between William Lyon Mackenzie King and C. Mortimer Bezeau of Kitchener, correspondence between King and Mrs. C.E. Hoffman (later Mrs. G.A. Heather) of Kitchener, publications written by King, books and pamphlets about King and the Liberal party, photographs, and greeting cards. Consists of the following series: Fonds is comprised of the following series: King / Bezeau papers King / Hoffman papers King related material

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No further accruals expected.

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