File 185 - King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

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King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.

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SCA369-GA427-4-185

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  • December 22, 1937 (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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Typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Harvey J. Sims dated December 22, 1937, thanking him for the birthday letter and greetings, expressing sympathy and concern for Florence's health, and mentioning his own busy life, including "contentious problems that I have had to meet in the last ten days." In closing he sends Christmas wishes to the family and birthday wishes to Harvey.
Salutation: "My dear Peter [handwritten]"; Signature: "To one and all I send my good wishes [typewritten], Yours affectionately, Billy [handwritten.]"

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Donated in 2019 by the Sims Family.

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  • English

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"With the animosity still festering, the two Liberal chieftains clashed again over hydroelectricity sales to the United States. As a result of a negotiated settlement with the Quebec power companies, the province now had surplus power for sale and a ready market in New York State. The catch was that exports of hydroelectricity required federal approval. King's government denied Ontario's request, citing historical precedent. Hepburn was enraged and said so publicly." [1]

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2 p. (of 4, folded leaf) ; 21 x 16 cm.
Printed letterhead: Laurier House, Ottawa.

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Described July 2019 JSB

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[1] Larry A. Glassford, "Hepburn, Mitchell Frederick," in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 18, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed May 24, 2019, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/hepburn_mitchell_frederick_18E.html.

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