File 127 - King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Florence Sims.

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King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Florence Sims.

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SCA369-GA427-4-127

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  • August 10, 1925 (Authorship)
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    King, William Lyon Mackenzie

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(1812-)

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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.

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Handwritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Florence Sims, dated August 10, 1925, containing effusive thanks for her hospitality during the Old Boys' Reunion in Kitchener, many memories of the past, and reminiscences of all he saw and did while in the area.

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Donated in 2019 by the Sims Family.

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  • English

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8 p. (of 8, folded leaves) ; 21 x 13 cm.
Embossed letterhead: Kingswood, Kingsmere.
Includes envelope addressed in Mackenzie King's handwriting postmarked Ottawa, August 11, 1925, initialled W.L.M.K. P.M. in lower left hand corner, in Mackenzie King's handwriting. Sealed with red seal, broken.

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Described July 2019 JSB

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