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King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Arthur King.
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May 20, 1945 (Creation)
- King, William Lyon Mackenzie
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"William Lyon Mackenzie King had a long political career. He was leader of the Liberal Party for 29 eventful years through the buoyant expansion of the 1920s, the depression of the 1930s, the shock of World War II, and then the post-war reconstruction, and for 21 of these years he was Canada’s prime minister. His decisions during this time contributed significantly to the shaping of Canada and to its development as an influential middle power in world affairs. During his lifetime his achievements were sometimes obscured by a style notable for its compromises. After his death his political career was sometimes overshadowed by the revelation of his unsuspected personal idiosyncrasies."
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Telegram from William Lyon Mackenzie King to his nephew Arthur king, composed on May 20, 1945 and received on May 21, 1945, congratulating Arthur and his wife Kathleen on their second wedding anniversary. Mackenzie King was in Swift current probably in advance of the federal election of June 11, in which he lost his own seat, Prince Albert Riding. 
Salutation: none; Signature: "Love and all good wishes=:Mackenzie King."
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Donated by John English in 2019.
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Telegram: 1 leaf ; 20 x 16 cm.
At head of page: Canadian National Telegraphs.
Text is printed in block capitals on paper tape that has been pasted to the body of the telegram.
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- King, Arthur Macdougall (Subject)
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Described May 2019 by JSB.
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