Fonds S706 - Sir Wilfrid Laurier collection

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CA ON00362 S706


Sir Wilfrid Laurier collection


  • 1878-1999, predominant 1889-1900 (Creation)

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10 cm of textual records 6 photographs : b&w 2 audio cassettes

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(1841 - 1919)

Biographical history

Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's eighth Prime Minister, holding office 1896-1911. Laurier was born in St. Lin, Quebec. He received a law degree from McGill University in 1864, and practiced law in Montreal and Arthabaskville from 1864-1896. Wilfrid Laurier was Liberal party leader from 1887 until his death in 1919.

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The majority of the collection was purchased in 1973. Additions were acquired through purchase and donation.

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The collection consists of correspondence from Wilfrid Laurier to Ulric Barthe and others, photographs, publications, and other material about Wilfrid Laurier. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Correspondence Articles, publications, lectures, newspaper clippings Photographs, paintings Historical Programs, invitations

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No further accruals are expected.

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Title taken from contents of the collection.


Letters in French have English translation.

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