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King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Arthur King.
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April 4, 1947 (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 and his wife Kathleen on April 4, 1947, bearing Easter greeting: “Joyous Easter Greetings Fondest Love=Uncle Willie.” [All printed in block capitals.]
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Donated by John English in 2019.
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Telegram: 1 leaf ; 16 x 20 cm.
Top of page: pictorial header in colour.
Bottom of page: Canadian National Telegraphs.
Text is printed 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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