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King, William Lyon Mackenzie to Harvey J. Sims.
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January 25, 1924 (Authorship)
- King, William Lyon Mackenzie
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2 p. (of 4, folded leaf) ; 20 x 13 cm
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The Sims family were early white settlers of what is now Hawkesville, Ontario. Members of the family are the descendants of 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 what is now 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 the family settled as squatters on Queen's Bush land near Hawkesville in 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 and his descendants played an active role in the 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 January 25, 1924, regarding arrangements for a forthcoming visit to Ottawa by Harvey and his wife Florence.
Salutation: "My dear Peter" [typewritten]; Signature: "Believe me, as always, dear Peter, very sincerely yours. [Typewritten] Billy [handwritten]"
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Donated in 2019 by the Sims Family.
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Embossed seal: Prime Minister's Office, Canada, with the Arms of Canada.
Includes envelope postmarked Ottawa, January 26, 1924: stamped "Free" in upper right corner, and initialed W.M.L.K. P.M. in lower left corner, in Mackenzie King's handwriting.
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Described July 2019 JSB
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