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Complimentary luncheon in honor of Rt. Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King, C.M.G., P.C., Prime Minister of Canada, a native son, on the occasion of the Old Boys' Reunion, Kitchener, August 1 to 8, 1925, under the auspices of Canadian, Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs.

One pamphlet containing menu, list of toasts, and list of officers of the Canadian, Rotary, and Kiwanis Clubs' Officers. Cover includes a portrait of Mackenzie King and gives the location of the luncheon as Kitchener Auditorium, Tuesday, August 4, 1925.

Sims family

Correspondence : William Lyon Mackenzie King.

  • Date and Place from: June 13, 1923 Montreal, Que. To Meighan, Arthur From Budd, Gertrude E. Notes: Ts. carbon, signed.
  • Date and Place from: July 9, 1923 Ottawa, Ont. To Murphy, Evelyn From Unknown
  • Date and Place from: Apr. 15, 1924 Edmonton, Alta. To King, William Lyon Mackenzie From Murphy, Emily F. Notes: Ts. carbon*
  • Date and Place from: May 6, 1924 Ottawa, Ont. To Murphy, Emily F. From King, William Lyon Mackenzie Notes: Ts., signed.

Murphy, Emily Ferguson

Isabel King photograph album : visit to Denver, 1916.

Eight snapshots taken during Isabel and William Lyon Mackenzie King’s trip to Denver, Colorado, where Isabel was to stay for a time with her son Dougall Macdougall King, his wife May and their twin sons Arthur and Lyon. The first six snapshots are of family groups taken at the entrance steps of 928 Olive St., Denver, where Dougall had set up his medical practice. His plaque can be seen to the left of the doorway. 1. Left to right: May, Arthur, Isabel, Lyon (seated) and Dougall Macdougall King (standing). - 2. Left to right: Isabel and Dougall Macdougall King (seated). – 3. Left to right: Arthur, Isabel and Lyon King (all seated). – 4. Left to right: William Lyon Mackenzie King (standing), Dougall Macdougall King (seated). – 5. Left to right: William Lyon Mackenzie King, Isabel King, Dougall Macdougall King (all seated). – 6. Left to right: Lyon King, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Arthur King. – 7. Picnic in unidentified location. Left to right: possibly Isabel King in widow’s weeds, possibly Mae King, unidentified female, unidentified male. – 8. Left to right: Isabel King in widow’s weeds, William Lyon Mackenzie King, standing beside river. The latter two may have been taken at Welborn Farm (letter Willie to Jennie Sept 16, 1916. He writes that he has left Isabel at Max and May’s and has gone to stay at Welborn’s farm: “ they are all coming out to dinner with us here tomorrow.”)[1]

King, William Lyon Mackenzie

Jaeger underwear belonging to William Lyon Mackenzie King.

One set of men's Jaeger beige cashmere and wool underwear, size 42, belonging to William Lyon Mackenzie King, consisting of of a jersey-knit shirt and a pair of bottoms. The shirt has three buttons with button placket reinforced with woven material. Mackenzie King's Initials “W.L.M.K.” are embroidered in red on the front right bottom above the ribbing. The shirt has a white woven label with red letters at centre inside back neck: “Jaeger, Pure Cashmere & Wool, Made in Gt. Britain.” The bottoms close with a three-button fly and have a lace-up gusset at centre back. The waistband and fly are reinforced inside with woven material; the gusset has two sets of embroidered eyelets laced with a white ribbon. Two sets of horizontal double loops made of woven fabric are sewn down outside at the waist on either side of the fly, possibly for attaching to the shirt. The T. Eaton Co. catalogue of 1920-1921 describes these as “brace loops.”[1] There is evidence of something having been sewn above the shirt ribbing, front left side, as thread knots remain. The bottoms have a white woven label, inside centre back, with red letters. The word “Jaeger” is at the centre of a diamond shape bearing text on all four sides: “Health & Comfort, Warrented Pure Wool.” Below the diamond is a ribbon shape bearing text: “Patent Unshrinkable Process,” and below this on the bottom edges is: “Made in Gt. Britain.”

King, William Lyon Mackenzie

John King family portrait.

One formal posed studio portrait of the John King Family of Berlin, Ontario, ca. 1885.
Front row, seated, left to right: Isabel King, Janet Lindsey King, John King, Dougall Macdougall King [seated in front], William Lyon Mackenzie King.
Back Row, left to right: one unidentified boy, two unidentified young men, Bella King.

King, William Lyon Mackenzie

King, May to William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Handwritten Air Letter from May King in England to William Lyon Mackenzie King on June 28, 1950, describing her trip to England and thanking him for his gift.

Salutation: "My dear Willie" [handwritten]; Signature: "ever affectionately May" [handwritten].

King, William Lyon Mackenzie

King, William Lyon Mackenzie.

Formal studio portrait in photographer's folder of William Lyon Mackenzie King, seated, by Champion Studios, New York, inscribed to Harvey J. Sims: "To H.J. Sims, from his friend, W.L. Mackenzie King, Ottawa, ‘Xmas 1922."

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie.

Photograph of William Lyon Mackenzie King taken outdoors, inscribed to Harvey J. Sims: “To Peter, from Willy, with all good wishes for Christmas and the New year, Laurier House, Ottawa."

Sims family

King, William Lyon Mackenzie.

Photograph of William Lyon Mackenzie King standing on the steps of Laurier House, with printed greeting: "With the Season's Greetings, W.L. Mackenzie King, Laurier House, Ottawa, Christmas 1938."

Sims family

Mr. L.O. Breithaupt and family with MacKenzie King.[October 6] 1947

One informal posed group portrait of L.O. Breithaupt and family with William Lyon Mackenzie King in 1947, taken outdoors. Front row left: The Honorable L.O. Breithaupt (Lieutenant Governor).
Front or middle: The Right Honorable MacKenzie King (Prime Minister).
Includes three unidentified females and two unidentified males.

Belair, Charles

Sims, Harvey J. : ephemera : Scots Fusiliers.

Christmas card from the Scots Fusiliers of Canada with photograph (printed on coated paper) tipped in: "Their Majesties at Kitchener, June 6th, 1939." Left to right: William Lyon Mackenzie King, Queen Elizabeth, King George VI, standing on the reception platform at the Kitchener railway station.

Sims family

Sims, Harvey J. to William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Typewritten letter, green carbon copy, from Harvey J. Sims to William Lyon Mackenzie King dated May 12, 1934, in reply to King's letter of May 10 requesting plants and shrubs from Woodside. Harvey replies that he was unable to make the request due to the health of the owner and says he will let King know when it might be possible.
Salutation: "My dear Billy"; Signature: "With the kindest regards from the both of us, I am, Yours most sincerely."

Sims family

Sims, Harvey J. to William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Typewritten letter, carbon copy, from Harvey J. Sims to William Lyon Mackenzie King dated October 22, 1937, following up on King's letter of October 16 and replying that he has ordered two copies of Violet Markham's book; also that he had spoken to "Mr. Sanderson, the Chief Librarian of the Toronto Public Library." This letter is accompanied by a carbon copy dated the same day of Harvey J. Sims' letter to Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. In London, England, requesting copies of Violet Markham's book and mentioning that it had been suggested to him by "The Rt. Hon. Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada."
Salutation: "My Dear Billy [typewritten]"; Signature: "Yours very sincerely [typewritten]."

Sims family

Sims, Harvey J. to William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Typewritten letter, green carbon copy, from Harvey J. Sims to William Lyon Mackenzie King dated May 11, 1942, asking on behalf of Louis Lang that King use his influence to "induce" the American Ambassador from Russia to speak at the Canadian Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting in Toronto. Further, Harvey explains that Louis Lang is a close personal friend and that if Mr. Litvinoff cannot speak, King could perhaps suggest someone who would. This letter is accompanied by a carbon copy of Louis Lang's letter to Mackenzie King on the same subject, dated May 9, 1942.
Salutation: "My dear Billy" ; Signature: "Yours most sincerely."

Sims family

Sims, Harvey J. to William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Typewritten carbon letter from Harvey J. Sims to William Lyon Mackenzie King, recommending Charles Henry, a junior solicitor in his office, "for appointment as a non-commissioned officer in the Royal Canadian navy."

Sims family

Wedding of Lydia Louise Anthes and Albert B. Breithaupt.

File consists of material relating to the wedding of Lydia Louise Anthes and Albert B. Breithaupt held in Berlin (now Kitchener) in 1901. Includes a photocopy of an undated newspaper clipping about the wedding and a reproduction of a photograph of the wedding party and guests. William Lyon Mackenzie King was best man in the wedding and appears in the photograph.

Rieder and Anthes family

William Lyon Mackenzie King : group portrait with Arthur and Kathleen King.

One informal group portrait taken outdoors, location and occasion unidentified. William Lyon Mackenzie King is standing third from the right; to his right are his nephew Arthur King and Arthur’s wife Kathleen King. Three females and two males are unidentified. The location appears to be a wooded area, with tents.

King, William Lyon Mackenzie