File 138 - King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Florence and Harvey J. Sims.

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Florence and Harvey J. Sims.

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

File

Reference code

SCA369-GA427-4-138

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • June 6, 1930 (Authorship)
    Author
    King, William Lyon Mackenzie

Physical description area

Physical description

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(1812-)

Biographical history

The Reverend James Sims was born ca.1812 in Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On June 1, 1836, he married the widow Janet Harvey Robertson and in 1837 came to Canada with a large party of relatives: his father and mother, his wife and step-children Alexander, John and Jane Robertson, his brothers Peter and Andrew Sims, his sister Margaret, and nephews James and Peter Sims. In 1838 they moved to land near Hawkesville, Wellesley Township. James and Margaret Sims had four children: Janet Sims, (1838-1926), James Campbell Sims (1842-1929), Peter Harvey Sims (1844-1920) and William Andrew Sims (1846-1930). James Sims died October 31, 1880. Both he, his immediate descendants and further generations were important forces in the educational, religious and commercial development of what is now the Region of Waterloo.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Florence and Harvey J. Sims dated June 6, 1930, declining an invitation to their son Kenneth's wedding on June 28, 1930, due to the pressures of the "present campaign."
Salutation: "My dear Florence & Peter" [handwritten]; Signature: "As ever, Yours very sincerely & affectionately, Billy" [handwritten].

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated in 2019 by the Sims Family.

Arrangement

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

General note

King lost the campaign. The Conservative government under R.B. Bennett won a majority of seats and remained in power until 1935. [1]

Physical description

3 p. (of four, folded leaf) ; 18 x 12 cm.
Printed letterhead: Laurier House, Ottawa.
Includes envelope postmarked Ottawa, June 7, 1930, stamped "Free" in upper right corner, initialled W.M.L.K. P.M. in lower left corner in Mackenzie King's handwriting.
Note on envelope: "Answered."

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Described July 2019 JSB

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres