Fonds 75-014 - Harry M. Robbins fonds

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Harry M. Robbins fonds

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  • 1936-1970 (Creation)
    Harry M. Robbins

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3 m of textual records

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Harry M. Robbins was born in 1887, and spent his early years on a farm in Oxford County. He became a career civil servant, and held the post of inspector of prisons and public charities in the Conservative regime of G. Howard Ferguson. He later became Deputy Provincial Secretary and Deputy Hospitals Minister. His civil service career ended abruptly in 1934, with the election of the Hepburn Liberals. Robbins was one of many civil servants who were fired in a general purge of the bureaucracy. Between the years of 1934 and 1939, little is known about his life, but it is generally believed that he was a bank manager in Northern Ontario. In 1939, he went to work for the Ontario Conservative party as its public relations officer, a post which he held with varying degrees of effectiveness until 1961, when he retired. He maintained an active interest in politics until his death in 1970, and he came out of retirement more than once to help local candidates in their bids for election to various offices.

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The fonds remained within the custody of the Robbins family until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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This fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda and scrapbooks of Harry Robbins, public relations officer with the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party from 1939 to 1961. The fonds includes both office and personal records and correspondence relating to the electoral and other fortunes of the party in Ontario, Canada and some of the other provinces. The fonds also include a scrapbook of campaign posters and other materials, party election handbooks and election forecasts.

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The fonds was donated by Mrs. Lorna Robbins, wife of Harry Robbins.


The fonds is divided into three series: correspondence, which is arranged alphabetically; Robbins' political writings; and Progressive Conservative party literature, including both federal and provincial riding levels.

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Associated material located at Library and Archives Canada and Archives of Ontario.

For related records see: 72-002, 72-005 and 77-024.

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Box 1


1: Margaret Aitken M.P.: correspondence re: the CBC, pipeline debate, John Diefenbaker, 1953-58
2: Joel Alfred: correspondence re: his federal election campaign in St. Pauls' riding, April 1963
3: James N. Allan: correspondence re: highways, elections, television programming, leadership of party, 1956-61
4: "A" General: 100 pages, organized alphabetically by correspondence or subject

  • Miss Anne Abbott re: Kelso Roberts 1956
  • Mae Abbott re: misc. 1957, 59
  • Gordon Aitken misc. 1957, 68
  • George Allen re: elections, appointments 1956-60
  • Harry Allen MPP re: party organization, elections 1955-61
  • Helen Allen re: nondescript nd
  • A. Anderson re: misc. 1957
  • Gordon Anderson - misc. 1957
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. Annand re: senior citizens' problems 1956
  • Dr. Jas. Archibald re: letters of introduction, and correspondence with Sir Beverly Baxter re: Archibald, 1956-57
  • Wm Archer re: Toronto political campaigns 1958
  • J.H. Archer re: party publications for Saskatchewan 1957
  • R.L. Armstrong re: absentee ballots 1958 federal election 1958
  • J.E.V. Atkins personal 1970
  • James Auid MPP re: tourism and information publicity 1968
  • Aurora District High School re: political lecture series 1959
    5: Sir Beverly Baxter political correspondence 1955-59; Party fortunes, elections, British politics, Commonwealth
    6: W.J. Beaty (Bursar, Ontario Veterinary College) correspondence of a personal nature and agriculture and veterinarians 1953-55, 1961
    7: Derek Bedson (Prime Minister's Secretary), political correspondence in Drew and Diefenbaker periods, 1955-57
    8: W, G. Beech MP personal and political correspondence 1956, 58
    9: T.M. Bell MP personal and political correspondence 1957-58
    10: "B" General correspondence, organized alphabetical by correspondence and subject
  • W.P. Bacon general correspondence 2956-59
  • F.W. Bain personal correspondence 1956
  • George Bain political correspondence 1956, 59
  • Miss Ann Baid assistance in provincial election 1959
  • R.B. Baker personal correspondence 1957-61, 62
  • WM T. Baker personal correspondence 1957
  • Dalton Bales Minister of Labour Ontario 1967
  • Godfrey Barras employment 1957
  • Alex Barris congratulating letter Sept 1956
  • Hedley Basher (Deputy Minister of Reform Institutions) re: 1957 OPCA annual meetings, 1959 retirement
  • John Bassett correspondence re: 1958 federal election, antisocialist pamphlets, 1961, condolences 1966
  • Major J.M. Baxter (McKim Advertising) retirement letters 1956, with reminiscences, 1955 public relations with PT Kelly, 1958-59 personal
  • K.J. Beamish best wished for recovery 1959
  • Hollis E. Beckett MPP political personal correspondence 1955
  • Heburt Beckett re: photograph prints of cabinet ministers 1955-56
  • Rheal Belisle MPP political correspondence 1955, 59
  • Wilfred Beilhart re: Bruce Mines Home for Aged 1960
  • Bell Telephone Company misc. correspondence papers 1957, 58, 61
    11: "B" General Correspondence (continued)
  • Elmer D. Bell political correspondence with the president of OPCA re: Y PC's, provincial elections and 1961 leadership convention 2951, 1959-61
  • K. Bell photograph requests 1960
  • R.A. Bell MP condolences 1961, congratulations 1965
  • Philip W. Benson re: office rental 1959
  • Kenneth Bernard P.R. request 1958
  • Joseph Bernstein correspondence with and re: quoting on government contracts 1957-60
  • J.P. Bickell (Registrar of Motor Vehicles) correspondence re: highway traffic, retirement 1955-56
  • Mrs. A. Bickerton personal, political letter 1959
  • R.T. Birks letters of introduction for, in England, 1955
  • M.R. Blackman correspondence with and re: Trent Valley water levels on 12 Mile Lake 1961
  • Miscellaneous personal letters to James Blay (Ontario Hydro) 1963 and Henry Bolton 1959 and John Bottom 1958
  • Book of the Month Clud 1960
  • Mrs. D.L. Booth letter on retirement from PMO 1957
  • Mr. J. Booth T. Eaton Co. re: displays 1957
  • Robert Boyer MPP election victory 1963
  • Condolence letters to J.C. Bayton 1961
  • Mrs. W.M. Box 1958 and Hon. John Bracken 1959
  • H.B. Branscombe QC re: candidacy of Rev David Kerr, Davenport Riding, 1955
  • Harry Brennan leadership convention and license plates 1960-61
  • Hon. Alfred Brocks Minister of Veteran Affairs claim of Wm Coomber 1958
  • Mrs. M. Wagner Secretary to PM re: Wm N. Buckles of Toronto and his proposed visit to the PM 1961
  • K.V. Bannell political correspondence 1951-52
  • Rev Earl Burr political personal correspondence 1959
  • By-elections memo to A.D. McKenzie re: accounts 1958
    12: Dalton K. Camp re: federal and provincial elections party leadership, 1956-58; 63-65
    13: "C" General correspondence, organized alphabetically by correspondent or subject
  • Paul Camp personal 1956
  • Albert Campbell re: Scarborough and Toronto politics 1959, 66
  • Dr. R.K. Campbell personal 1955-1959
  • Mrs. M.A. Canton personal 1958
  • Murray Caplan personal and political 1957, 1960
  • Dr. J.L. Carroll personal St. Lawrence Parkways 1955
  • Gordon Carton MPP re: party president 1968
  • F.M. Cass MPP re: police legislation personal nd.1961-68
  • Bryan Cathcart MPP re: elections, flag debate, federal prospects, 1951 1965
  • Rev. M.J. Cathcart personal 1958, 60
  • C.A. Cathers MP correspondence drafts re: television election broadcast 1958, 60, 61
  • John Cauley Ms. on labour in politics, correspondence nd. 1968
  • Fred Cawthorne personal 1960
  • George H. Challies personal, political, St. Lawrence
  • Lorene Chambers re: Central District Women's AdvisoryCommittee 1960, 61
  • Hon. Louis P. Cecile (Minister of Public Welfare)correspondence, re: Bruce Mines, Ontario, home for aged 1960-61 (Algoma District)
  • C.V. Charters re: printing of election handbooks 1955
  • D. Clarke re: Port Credit Yacht Club 1959
  • C.R. Clarke Rapid, Grip and Batten Ltd. re: photos of Leslie M.Frost 1960
  • P.T. Clark Comptroller of Revenue re: Ontario Sales tax 1961
  • W.A. Clarke get well 1961
  • D. Clemens correspondence re: disability claims 1961
  • Ronald Cook correspondence re: potential for employment with Allistar Grosart 1961
  • D.J. Collins Deputy Minister if Transport rural speed limits 1960
  • Mrs. Wm H. Collings condolence 1961
  • W.B. Common Deputy Attorney General congratulations 1957
  • Hon Ray Connell Minister of Public Works Social, political letters of recommendation 1955, 59, 61
  • J.M. Cooling sympathy 1958
  • Wm Coomber correspondence with and about, re: disability pension 1958
  • Gladys Courtney re: change in Civil Service Classification 1955-56
  • Joseph Couture personal letter 1964
  • Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Graham correspondence re: a defeated candidate and his future 1954-56,58
  • W.H. Granston personal political correspondence party fortunes, organization of central office social gatherings federal and provincial elections campaigns and party personalities May-June 1963
  • Alex Crawford re: old age pension 1955
  • Dr. C.M. Crawford personal political correspondence particularly on health care and provincial hospitals and elections 1954-55, 58-59
  • Neil Crawford Executive Assistant to J. Diefenbaker re: Ontario politics, liberal opposition 1961
  • Oliver Crockford election campaign for Liberal party, 1 memo and copies of a speech 1955, 1959
  • DR. T.D. Cumberland re: political, personal correspondence governmental health programmes federal party problems, provincial organization 1957-63
  • George Curry re: party material for St. Catherines Collegiate Institute 1957, 1959
  • Mrs. R. Cuttance re: civil service clarification, 1961

Box 2


1: William G. Davies political, personal correspondence 1963-67, 70 - these topics included: education policies, provincial elections of 1963 and 67, Ontario party leadership, and organizational problems, taxation and provincial reassessment; address by W.G. Davis at Ontario Riding PCA 1964 written by HMR and address at Scarborough East PCA in interest of Lou Hodgson, local candidate - separate schools in Ontario
2: John Diefenbaker MP: political and personal correspondence, nd. 1949-65 - topics include elections, leadership, party personalities, organizational problems
3: John Diefenbaker MP: political and personal correspondence, 1966-70 - topics include: elections, leadership (with particular emphasis on Tory and Grit personalities) party organization
4: George H. Doucett MPP, MP; correspondence, 1943-54; 57- 68; 70 (Minister of Highways, Public Works - Ontario) elections, by-elections, provincial leadership, log re: affair, patronage, party organization and fundraising 1957 - Diefenbaker, Drew, Frost, press releases and copies of speeches relating to roads and highways, election, public relations and management - includes letters to George Gomme, PC headquarters (Lanark) Almonte, 1951 general election; civil service breakdowns 1943
5: A.W. Downer MPP - political and personal correspondence 1955-61 re: leadership of legislature, leadership convention, election victory, social
6: Mrs. R.B. (Dorothy) Downing - political correspondence nd, 1956-60 re: party strategy, annual meetings, patronage, by-elections 1956
7: Hon. George Drew - correspondence 1939-69, political, personal: health, federal leadership, King, Hepburn, campaign history, Drew's appointment in Britain, party organization, capital punishment clippings; death of Mrs. Drew, pamphlets on Drew, federal-provincial fiscal relations; export of logs from Ontario

Box 3


1: "D" general correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent and subject - (This is a consolidation of D general and D miscellaneous files, which upon examination showed little difference in size or content)

  • H.M. Dagley - re: printing of provincial campaign leaflet 1959 - Oakley Dalgleish - re: contracting practice, Department of Highways
  • Hon. Charles Daley (Minister of Labour) 1955-57, 1960 campaigns, radio addresses organization
  • Mrs. Doris Dalton re: campaign of H. Matthews in Peterborough's federal by-election 1960 - Danforth Press - political printing 1959
  • Arthur Dansereau re: 1951 election campaign material 1952
  • J. Darrach (Department of Education) re: party platform 1957
  • P.C. Darrell - re: party organization 1962
  • Rev. M.C. Davies re: election victory 1955
  • Mrs. H. de Guerre re: Coyne affair 1961
  • Roland Demers re: 1961 provincial leadership race 1961
  • E. de Montgomery - public relations photos 1961
  • George Dempsey re: subdivision plan, Innisfil Township, 1958-59
  • W.A. Dempsey re: Highland Creek Post Office 1961
  • Jack Dennett personal letter to the news broadcaster, 1959
  • Thomas R. Dent re: election campaign 1951, 55
  • F.M. Denyes request for publicity material, Geraldton 1960
  • Diamond Taxi re: credit for fares 1959
  • Peter Dickens (Radio CHLO, St, Thomas) re: 1958 by- election 1958
  • M.E. Dickerson re: North Bay constituency organization 1959
  • Mrs. E. Dike re: Convention guide 1961, a significant memo illustrating organizational problems post 1960
  • N.H. Dinnick re: membership in Party Eglinton riding 1961
  • W.L. Dobbin re: Ontario Road Builder's Association luncheon and speech by George Doucett 1952
  • W.M. Dobson re: Department of Agriculture, NDP policy 1961
  • H.A. Doig re: publicity for Sudbury riding association (Federal) 1957
  • Dominion Bureau of Statistics request for preliminary statistics etc 1951,61
  • Dominion Regalia Ltd o order for publicity label buttons, 1956-58
  • Allan Doucett re: health and desire for privacy of G. Doucett 1951
  • Aylmer Doucett re: health and political welfare of George Doucett 1951-54
  • Ted Douglas (Windsor Start) re: coverage of leadership convention 1961
  • B. Dowson re: publicity, election of 1959
  • Rosemary Dudley (Department of Commerce and Development) publicity re: Upper Canada Village Y PC's elections 1955-61
  • Helen Durie re: offices, Toronto P.C. Association 1957
  • Frank Durieu a volunteer worker, Penetanguishene 1952-53
  • M.B. Dymond political elections Thistletown Hospital 1964
  • R.B. Dymond re: photos of Frost and Diefenbaker 1960-61
    2: R. Allan Eagleson - party leadership, association presidency, organization, and party personalities 1968-70
    3: Election forecasts: for general and by-elections, 1955- 63; correspondence, memoranda, background campaign materials re: speeches, strategy; breakdown of election results
    4: Election Forecasts: 1957-63; 1967; updating handbook to 1963; correspondence re: election victories, organizational problems, satirical candidate's diary (McBuff tells all) and the "Blumph Party Program" includes Donald Fleming to HMR, 10/9/57 re: appointment of George Allan to Peace Bridge Commission
    5: General Election 1959 Summary analysis of each riding, with reasons for defeat or victory
    6: General Election 1959 - record of literature shipments
    7: Elections Forecasts 1963 plus duplicates. Analysis of factors working against the government and detailed riding by riding analysis and projections for polling day 1963
    8: General Election 1967 - particularly in Scarborough East riding, publicity material itineraries, tabloid, correspondence
    9: Federal election - general instructions for scrutineers and campaign mangers
    10: Clippings from Toronto newspapers re: fall of Diefenbaker government 5-6 Feb 1963
    11: General elections - correspondence, papers re: political matters, party philosophy, organization, victories and defeats. 1963-68 particularly 1968 campaign transcript of tape "History of the Conservative Party" with Senator Gratton O'Leary and the Honourable John Bracken; Federal party leadership
    12: "E" General Correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent and subject
  • W.M. Earl - congratulatory letter 1960
  • T.M. Eberlee - personal letter 1965
  • J. Eisenburg - death of his father, personal topics 1957, 59
  • W.A. Elliott sympathy note 1961
  • G.C. Elgie - correspondence concerning York County Court Judgeship, social and personal correspondence 1953, 56, 58-60
  • Thomas Elmore - personal correspondence 1955
  • J.H. Errington re: new business venture 1957
  • D.A. Evans MPP speech in House 1960
  • E.M. Evans personals correspondence 1952
  • J.J. Evans letter to GA Welsh (Provincial Secretary) 1954

Box 4


1: Provincial Election 1943 - campaign handbook l July 1943
2: Rod Finlayson (Secretary to George Drew while leader of the Opposition, Ottawa) political correspondence, 1952, 56; public relations, census timing, Dobbins' role in the federal organization, 1952 budget and corporation profit-tax breakdowns, Drew's resignation
3: Donald Fleming MP Minister of Finance, political correspondence, 1956-57, 61, 63 - congratulatory letters, pipeline debate and Fleming's suspension from Parliament, Coyne affair, personal matters - includes pamphlet "Distinctive Conservation"
4: Hugh John Fleming Premier of New Brunswick correspondence, 1955-57, 60, 67 - congratulatory and sympathetic letters, campaign material, biographical material, visit to Ontario
5: Hon. J.W. Foote Minister of Reform Institutions correspondence, 1951-57, 61, 65 - material re: radio and television addresses (on Provincial Affairs), historical development of public welfare in Ontario, personal letters re health
6: Reid Forsee (Program Director CBC) correspondence 1955- 61 re: scheduling of political broadcasts, coverage of annual meeting 1957, letters of recommendation, comments on CBC programming
7: Hon Ellen Fairclough Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and secretary of State, correspondence 1956-61, personal letters, topics for address at 1957 Ontario party annual meeting, cabinet post, patronage
8: Arthur Frost MPP correspondence 1954-56, 59 - personal, social letters, transportation systems in Ontario election campaigns in Bracondale riding 1955
9: Leslie M. Frost correspondence and papers relating to the 1951 provincial general election including publicity material on Frost and election forecasts, 1950-51
10: Leslie M. Frost correspondence 1955-57, letters and memoranda particularly relating to free time political broadcasts, patronage, federal candidates, analyses of addresses by opposition politicians, general publicity matters, provincial by-elections, 1957 annual meeting
11: Leslie M. Frost, correspondence 1958, letters and memoranda relating to by-elections, publicity, free time broadcasts, analyses of opposition addresses, Y.P.C.'s handbook for 1959 general election
12: Leslie M. Frost correspondence 1959, letters and memoranda relating to provincial election, selection of candidates, opposition chances, publicity, Industrial Standards Act and wage rates, analyses of opposition addresses, Northern Ontario political broadcasts, analyses of election results, annual meeting particularly York Scarborough riding and R.E. Sutton MPP
13: Leslie M. Frost correspondence 1960, letters, memoranda relating to free time political broadcasts, party social events, publicity, Y.P.C.'s, Bruce Mines home for the aged, federal and provincial by-elections, office expenses, organizational problems upon death of Alex McKenzie

Box 5


1: Leslie M. Frost, correspondence 1961-68, letters, memoranda relating to publicity, free time political broadcasts, by-elections - provincial and federal, potential candidates, patronage, Y.P.C., analyses of losses in 1959 election, provincial leadership convention 1963 provincial election, 1963 federal election, provincial organization problems, election forecasts, provincial and federal economy, national leadership and Dalton Camp, John Diefenbaker and other contestants, Ernest Jackson and Elmer Bell, 1967 provincial election, 1968 federal election
2: Leslie M., Frost miscellaneous, plus clippings including letters to Mrs. Frost relating to 1955 provincial election
3: E. Davie Fulton, correspondence re: address to Y.P.C.'s at OPCA annual meeting, 1957
4: "F" General correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent and subject

  • Mrs. J.W. Falkner personal 1956
  • Miss Jean Farewell re: employment 1959
  • Dorothy Farintosh personal
  • Howard Ferguson re: 1955 election (F. Case, Granville- Dundas) 1955
  • Harold Fishleigh copy to LMP re: housing 1951
  • Irene Fleming sympathy 1961
  • Joseph Forbes 1957 Annual Meeting propaganda 1958
  • C.J. Foster miscellaneous 1956
  • C.M. Freeman Workman's Compensation problems 1955-59
  • J.B. French miscellaneous 1955
  • Lars Fryholm re: Swedish Library of Parliament 1957
    5: W.A. Goodfellow MPP, correspondence 1955-61, by- election, conventions, political broadcasts, municipal growth - Scarborough - milk marketing system - was Minister of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture
    6: Walter Gordon papers re: report of "Committee on the Organization of the Government of Ontario 1960" and House of Commons Sessional Paper re: their work as management consultants for the Government of Canada 1957
    7: Wm Griesinger Minister of Public Works, correspondence, 1951-58, relating to purchase and tender lists, personal matters, municipal grants
    8: Dr. Victor S. Grigg and Albert Grigg, Bruce Mines, correspondence 1944-45, 52-56, 58-59, relating to his death, national party leadership, assessments of Drew, King and Hepburn
    9: Allister Grosart, correspondence nd. 1953-63, 67, relating to provincial organization, personal matters, letters of recommendation, publicity, Ontario leadership convention 1961, Coyne Affair, political broadcasts, possible federal election issues 1961, federal by-elections 1961, provincial annual meetings, federal elections 1957-58, highlights of Frost administration to 1957, operation of Wheat Board 1957, Midland Ontario housing crisis, 1953 federal election, Federal public relations in Ontario 1952, includes letter to Eddie Goodman, 1956 re: candidates
    10: "G" General correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondents and subject
  • Onesime Gagnon MLA congratulations 1956
  • Joseph Gall miscellaneous 1959
  • G. Gathercole - re: budgets, provincial statistics 1956-59
  • F.G. Gardiner personal, annual meetings 1952-62
  • M. Gayey re: pensions 1961
  • V. Gearing re: housing 1961
  • W.G. Gemmell re: Department of Lands and Forests, 1953 - General Tire re: OPP tenders 1961
  • Gibbons Foods re: tenders 1953
  • E.M. Gladstone re: disability pension 1960-61
  • Miss F.V. Glenney congratulatory 1957
  • Globe and Mail - H.M. Robbins letters to J.V. McAnee 1952
  • T.M. Godson re: retirement from bench 1951
  • L.L. Golden re: Frost's social legislation, 1952
  • E.C. Goldie personal 1956
  • J.L. Goldie sympathy 1960
  • George Gomme re: election issues, forecasts,(see G. Doucett file) 1962-63
  • W, F. Goodchild re: 1959 provincial election 1959
  • E.A. Goodman miscellaneous, elections 1957-61
  • Glen Gordon re: Western Canada publicity
  • Linda Grant miscellaneous 1959
  • C.D. Graham re: Niagara agricultural lands, 1956
  • Gordon Grayton MP mid year Conservative 1942
  • S. Green miscellaneous 1953
  • Phyllis Griffiths congratulation 1958
  • Allan Grossman MPP re: pension reform (as Minister of Correctional Institutions) 1966
  • Fern Guindon MPP Miscellaneous 1958
    11: Alvin Hamilton, correspondence 1951-58, 65, relating to provincial elections in Saskatchewan and Ontario, political organization, political broadcasts (including typescript of appearance on "The Nation's Business"), 1957 federal election and cabinet appointment Saskatchewan old age pension policy, comparisons of CCF practices in Ontario and Saskatchewan, party policy matters, 1954 Ontario by-elections use of revenues from non renewable resources such as oil 1954
    12: George Hess, correspondence 1952-67 relating to the economy, Senate appointments, internal party problems 1962, taxation 1959, social security 1956, 57, housing in Manittouwadge, publicity, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, depression scare, 1957 election campaign, Walter Gordon 1957 refining of natural resources 1956, publicity matters, Alvin Hamilton, George Drew, John Diefenbaker, Municipal planning 1953; (housing and transportation) report to 10th Annual Meeting 1956, PCAC, by Hees as President
    13: M. G. Hepburn miscellaneous historical material
    14: Gordon Hogarth Department of Travel and Publicity re: publicity 1953-60
  • Royden Hughes -re: liquor licenses, federal politics 1954-58
  • Jack Hutchison re: air and auto accidents 1950-53
    15: "H" General correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondence and subject
  • C.H. Hale old Tories on liquor, Reil, Macdonald, miscellaneous 1955-61
  • J.R. Hale reminiscences, annual meeting, highways 1950-52
  • A.D. Hales re: election to House of Commons, 1957
  • Mrs. J. Hallett re: highway expropriation annual meetings 1955,57
  • Jack Hambleton publicity Onward Ontario, George Hogan 1960-61
  • Fred Hamilton Highway 7 drainage at Broughham 1957-58
  • Wm Hamilton Postmaster General re: elections post office at Highland Creek, personal matters, 1950, 1954- 55, 1961
  • J. Hammell sympathies 1949
  • R.L. Hammil publicity in Guelph Daily Mercury 1955
  • Mrs. J. Hanley re: enumeration work 1958
  • A.S. Hanna - personal, elections, leadership 1948, 1955, 61
  • J.W. Hanna MPP - personal, 1955, 58
  • Liesel Harlander re: highway expropriation 1957-58
  • Carl Hart - letters of recommendation 1959
  • H. Hartop miscellaneous 1968
  • Mrs. W.R. Hauch - condolences 1956
  • Mrs. J. Heffering re: road access at Highland Creek 1957
  • Don Hendrick - municipal planning, Hay Township 1957
  • L. Herman re: 1951 loss in St. Andrew's riding 1952 - Highways - memos etc re: highway development, 1956-57
  • Mrs. D. W. Hiron personal 1957, 1961
  • C.W. Hodgson MP personal and publicity 1958-59, 61
  • Lou Hodgson MPP re: Transport Department miscellaneous nd 1958
  • P. Hoffman - miscellaneous 1960
  • George Hogan publicity, propaganda and party organization, plus Hoga's "Analysis of New Brunswick Defeat" 1958-61
  • W.J. Howe re: pension 1959
  • G. Hudson miscellaneous 1961
  • Sam Hughes - congratulation 1955
  • J. Humble re: Saskatchewan and health insurance 1955
  • Miss J. Humphrey Colombo Plan Norad, 1960
  • Mrs. G. Hykawy re: ethnic press at leadership conventions 1961
    16: "I" General Correspondence arranged alphabetically by author and subject
  • R.T.L. Innes re: judgeship, Brant County 1956-57
    17: Henry F. James - correspondence, 1951, 53, 56 relating to personal matters, publicity
  • Miss Elizabeth Janzen correspondence 1951-59 relating to women's organization, federal elections, convention, John Diefenbaker, Ontario politics
  • A.C. Jolley MPP correspondence 1953-56, relating to campaign publicity, personal matters, speeches
    18: "J" General correspondence
  • Miss Doreen Jacobs list of OPCA offices and addresses 1959 - M.R. Jack - construction contracts, tendering lists 1950-59, political and letter of reference
  • H.R. Jackman social and political 1942,57
  • G.E. Jackson MPP re: speeches, election victory 1955-59
  • Jackson Press re: printing business from Government and party 1961
  • R.A. Jamison - personal, election results 1957
  • C.E. Janes MPP personal, campaign publicity 1951-56
  • George N. Janes re: real estate 1952 annual meeting 1951, 59
  • Henry F. Janes public relations, public opinion research methods, 1955, 61 - includes completed copy of Orillia liquor lounge questionnaire
  • Henry Jermyn - memo to Leslie M. Frost re: former Mayor of Whitby, for OMB membership 1960
  • R.L. Jerry miscellaneous 1955
  • Paul R. Jewell publicity photo 1961
  • Roy Jewell expenses, honorarium re: W, Stewart TV interview 1961
  • The Jewish Standard re: photo of L.M. Frost 1960
  • William Joe re: Cathay House (Ottawa) liquor license, personal 1958
  • Johnson Office Furniture Co. delivery memo rental agreement 1961
  • Frank Johnson - re: biographical information on C.S. MacNaughton MPP 1960
  • W.A. Johnson publicity developments 1959, election 1959
  • Allister Johnston MPP 1955 provincial election, recommendations, elections 1951-56
  • Erskine Johnston MPP victory congratulations 1955
  • G.G. Johnston MPP victory congratulations, publicity matters 1951, 55
  • Dr. J.A. Johnston re: health of George Doucett 1954
  • J.G. Johnston distribution among YPC's etc of "The Printed Word" 1854,55, 61
  • J.P.B. Johnstone labour problems, "Labour Outlook" paper, 1954-55
  • J.P. Johnstone re: 1955 election in Walkerson 1955
  • Herbert Jones re: potential for employment 1955
  • Humphrey Jones good wishes on retirement 1960
  • Dr. T. Lloyd Jones Ontario Agricultural College expansion, personal 1952-62
  • Mrs. M. Joyce re: York Centre delegates list, 1957 Annual Meeting
  • Peter S. Jull publicity, materials requested 1960
    19: Miss Katherine Kearns correspondence 1951-58 relating to national party headquarters, publicity elections, annual meetings, organizational problems
  • Phillip T. Kelly correspondence 1955-57 relating to radio addresses, mining, departure from politics
  • W.L.M. King carbon copy of excerpt from Hansard (1930) sent to Hon.M. Starr and L.M. Frost 1957
    20: "K" General correspondence
  • Miss G.K. Kapitan information on James W. Allen 1961
  • Miss Irma Kaupp request for party literature 1952
  • Mr. Justice Kearney re: address, Canadian Good Roads Association 1954
  • Howard Keffer re: photos of the Premier 1958
  • C.C. Kennedy re: appointment to see the Premier 1956
  • Hon T.L. Kennedy sympathy, social political topics 1949-59
  • R.M. Kennedy request for picture of Hon John Root 1961
  • Allan Kent re: request for the Telegram 1952
  • L.R. Kerrigan re: employment 1955
  • Rev. D.M. Kerr re: election victory 1955 publicity 1955
  • Miss D. Kesemsky personal letters 1959
  • Mrs. C.. Key re: Windsor Women's PC Association 1954-55
  • King Edward Hotel re: credit card 1953
  • William Kinmond political correspondence, clippings re: China Book 1957, 61
  • W.J.C. Kirby (Alberta MLA) re: Ontario procedure in public accounts 1955
  • Kitchner re: brochure from Stephen Jones, Chamber of Commerce 1961
  • Melia Kinney re: 1957 federal election 1957
  • Bruce Knicley George Wardrope at Queen's University PCA 1959-60
  • Mrs. Ida Knight correspondence re: Parry Sound riding 1955-59
  • James Knight request for "Outward Ontario" 1952
  • Kevin Knight Merry Christmas 1955
  • Mrs. S. Knowles condolences 1955
  • K. Kozlowski re: Polish section, Toronto PC Ethnic Groups 1958
  • Dr. H. Kress sympathy, Grey North election campaign 1954-56
    21: Hugh D. Latimer correspondence and memoranda 1961-62 relating to organization , press coverage and publicity for leadership conventions, publicity for pending by- elections
    22: "L" General correspondence
  • Miss D.S. Lamb re: party allegiance 1957 federal election 1957 - Lands and Forests no nondescript 1956
  • Wm. Lang condolences 1956
  • Wm. P. Lang publicity material for Kirkland Lake, 1958
  • G. Langdon re: wedding anniversary letter 1960
  • Lanark Era - request for copy of newspaper 1960
  • D. Larin re: political broadcasts 1955 election, publicity 1955
  • Mrs. W. Larmoth re: 3% sales tax 1961
  • G.F. Lavergne MPP congratulations on election victory 1955
  • A.F. Lawrence MPP speeches, St. George riding election results, social 1959-68
  • Robert Lawrence Productions re: files and video tape studio opening 1959
  • Stephen Leacock re: preservation of Leacock home Orillia 1955
  • Mrs. M.J. Leaman OPCA officers list for Department of Mines, Ontario 1955
  • Dr. S.F. Leavine re: Waterloo North riding 1951 election
  • Miss G, Lee miscellaneous publicity 1957
  • D.G. Lennie miscellaneous 1960
  • R.W. Lent Ltd re: patronage in electrical trades, 1951 election in Toronto
  • Messrs. Leonie re: candies 1954
  • Le Roy Production appreciations from 1957
  • J.A. Leslie - personal health, patronage 1957, 60
  • Dr. J.S. Lesniak re: defeat in Trinity by-election Toronto 1959
  • Lorne Letherby re: by-elections and general election, victories 1954-55
  • A. Lewis correspondence with Chief Electoral Office, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly 1854-61
  • Ontario Liberal Association photography re: 1954 federal election Stormont 1954
  • G.D. Little personal correspondence 1957
  • E.R. Lockyer MP election victory , sympathies, memorial 1957-58
  • London Free Press re: photos of Harry Allen MPP 1960-61
  • London Hotel re: reservations 1956
  • D.E. Longmore (president of McKim Advertising) personal 1959 elections
  • Donald Lough Ontario party leadership , personal family 1952-61
  • K.H. Lougheed material requested for speech 1959
  • Wm N. Love re: pictures of Frost Cabinet for Calgary TV 1960
  • A.F. Loveys personal Maple Leaf hockey fortunes 1954
  • James Lumber re: Hospital contract for floor cleaner 1961
  • Ken Lyall re: Lindsay Watchman-Warden 1968
  • C.H. Lyons MPP re: 1951 Sault Ste Marie general elections, personal 1951-61
  • Charles Lynch re: Eastern Ontario elections 1959
    23: Robert W. Macauley correspondence 1956-1966, relating to party leadership, organization and structure, general elections personal matters, retirement, publicity policy matters, political broadcasts
    24: J.M. Mac Donnell MP re: dollar devaluation, party handbook and publicity 1945-46, 52-53, 57
  • C.G. MacOdrum re: by-elections, traffic safety. Brockville area organization 1950-55
  • C.E. Mapledoram MPP re: highways, publicity, elections, cabinet post, biographical details 1951-57
    25: F.C. McGee MP re: West Hill-Highland Creek Post Office, elections, publicity 1957-61
  • J.D. McNie re: YPC's housing, elections, 1950-53
  • W.M. McIntyre re: publicity, handbooks, and role of office of Secretary to Cabinet, 1950-62
  • Dr. A.J. McCue MPP re: local politics in Lanark, party organization and publicity, 1957-58
    26: Howie Meeker re: hockey and politics, 1951-60, Nimmo Mitchell re: Department of Public Works 1959
  • E.P. Morningstar re: party organization and presidency, Welland politics, MPP biographies, municipal road expenditures by Department of Highways (1943-55), pensions 1953-58, 1962, 68
    27: "M" General correspondence
  • Miss Mary Macauley re: women in politics, misc. 1952- 53, 55-60
  • A.M. MacDonald Timmins Association requests speeches, 1954
  • Miss E. MacKenzie enumeration work 1959
  • W.H. Mackie re: Ontario Northland R.R. equipment 1953
  • D. MacLennan public relations, personal, 1955-57
  • A.A. MacLeod 1961 P.C. leadership analysis miscellaneous 1961
  • Mrs. M. Magill personal, superannuation 1951
  • A. Maloney MP personal, nomination 1956, 61
  • James Maloney Ontario Minister of Mines - personal, elections, mining, political broadcasts 1956-61
  • R.J. Mannion re: 190 federal election
  • Judy Mann re: summer work 1960
  • Ernest mark re: M. Starr - M. Dymond political picnic 1959
  • F.T. Marshall (Hamilton Spectator) press facilities at convention 1961
  • N.C. Marshall re: election campaign, Brant riding, printing patronage
  • W.F. Marshall personal correspondence, retirement
  • W.G. Martin congratulations 1958
  • S. Matechuk letters of recommendation for employment 1959
  • Miss V. Mayberry party literature request 1960
  • Colonel W. Maybin photo, personal, general politics, 1950, 53, 55-56
  • D. Melvin publicity materials 1960
  • Metro Cab Co. re: credit card 1958
  • J.B. Metzler Deputy Minister of Labour letter of recommendation 1961
  • Rt. Hon. R. Michener re: House of Commons speakership, Governor General appointment 1957, 67, letter of recommendation 1954
  • Mrs. Jean Miller re: biography of Allan Grossman 1961
  • Wm. S. Millar re: Workman's Compensation case, 1955
  • A.L. Millar publicity material on Hon James Allan 1959
  • D. Millar re: farm assistance in Brougham 1950
  • F.J. Miller congratulations re: grandchildren 1959
  • A.W. Milne re: F.S. Thomas Wheat programme of Department of Agriculture 1955
  • C.H. Montrose re: biography in "Onward Ontario" 1961
  • Mrs. D. Moody re: assessment, annual meeting, photos of candidates, 1955, 57, 59
  • V. Moody re: motor vehicle licensing regulations, patronage 1958
  • M.D. Morton MP biographical material, employment picture, National Defence 1957, 60
  • G. Morton re: rental of retail space to Government, hockey, personal 1955, 58
  • L. Moyer re: death of a friend, annual meeting 1959
  • Rev. C.A. Moulton re: postal difficulties, personal 1954-55, 57-59
  • Mrs. J.M. Muir publicity correspondence with a freelance writer 1957-61
  • Wm. Murdoch Speaker, MPP personal, publicity, 1955-60
  • Eugene Murray re: MacKinnon Phillips, Minister of Health 1959
  • Gladstone Murray anti-socialism 1955, 61
  • James Murray Muskoka politics, personal 1955
    28: "M" Miscellaneous correspondence
  • Flora MacDonald personal, speeches, elections, 1961, 63
  • A.A. MacKenzie MPP personal, elections, 1955, 61, 65
  • Angus MacKinnon Royal York patronage 1960
  • C.S. McNaughton MPP medicare, Kent West publicity 1960-62
  • J.F. Madden Kingston publicity for J.R. Somonett 1959
  • T.J. Mahoney speakers handbook for Good Roads Association, 1955
  • J. Malone Miscellaneous 1951
  • Mrs. M. Mallory social, miscellaneous 1959, 62
  • Hon. E.C. Manning - condolences 1953
  • Mrs. E. Marsh sketch of W, Davis MPP 1960
  • G.A. Martin Miscellaneous nd
  • R. martin Trinity riding federal nomination 1958
  • Mrs. C. Mascard re: party membership 1954
  • Mrs. Mary Mathers re: YPC's 1956
  • Mrs. H. Mathews re: Wm Davis and A.A. MacKenie 1959, 61
  • Miss Paisley Maxwell - "Provincial Affairs" Honoraria 1961
  • Mrs. F.S. Mathewson leadership convention 1961
  • R. McClelland Miscellaneous 1959
  • W. McCutcheon re: Tory finances 1965
  • A.D. McKenzie re: 1948 Federal leadership, personal 1948
  • H. Menzies MPP elections, publicity, 1955-61
  • J.B. Metzler Deputy Minister of Labour publicity materials 1956, 1961
  • Midland Free Press Herald front page award 1960
  • 3m Company office equipment 1957
  • D.L. Moffatt - party materials for London Public Schools 1956
  • Z.S. Mokrzycki - New Canadian Press 1955
  • G.J. Monahan MPP elections, publicity, 1955
  • Hon. J.W. Monteith Minister of Health and Welfare, MP - tenders list, 1959
  • G.H.F. Moore miscellaneous 1959
  • H.C. Moore Bantford PC's 1961
  • T.O. Moore - job hunting 1959
  • G. Moron - 1951 election, Hydro-St. Lawrence ads, 1951-52
  • J. Morin MPP elections, publicity, 1955
  • C.J. Morris re: M. Aitken MP publicity, 1962
  • Morris Printing Co. see A.A. MacLeod material as well 1961
  • Earle Morrison - Napanee Beaver photo requests, 1959
  • Wm. D. Morrison departure from PC H.Q. Ottawa 1960
  • Wm. Morrison nominations in Penetanguishene 1960
  • D.H. Morrow MPP election congratulations 1955
  • Mortimer Printing miscellaneous 1960-61
  • R. Mott Essex North election publicity 1951
  • A.J. McComiskey to A.K. Roberts, re: Q.C. nomination, 1960
  • I. McConnell mailing list Onward Ontario 1961
  • J. McCook - Ottawa Journal editorials, publicity, 1956-58
  • Mrs. E. McCormack request for literature 1957, 61
  • J.E. McCully miscellaneous photos 1961
  • K. McDonald and Sons re: garden seeds 1951
  • Judy McEwen - literature and party information, 1961-62
  • M.J. McFarland - personal, party presidency 1952
  • McGraw-Hill Co. - request 1957
  • D. McKagne - photography in publicity 1955, 61
  • W.S. McKay miscellaneous 1959
  • A.A. McKenzie - Civil Service review 1961
  • Mrs. A.C. McKenzie political broadcasts, women's groups 1950-60
  • R. Mckay re: Frost scrapbook materials 1961
  • J.A. McKinnon re: appointment as liquor inspector 1953
  • A.W. McLaughlin per June Green - Brantford election 1955
  • A. McLean photos in Alvinston Free Press 1959
  • McLeod, Young, Weir and Co. re: "Ontario Hydro Story" 1954
  • J.E. McMillan MP Greenwood election victory 1949
  • L.M. McMullen request for ballot books 1955
  • A.T.C. McNabb Department of Highways re: political telecast 1958
  • A.L. McNabb Ontario Agriculture College - personal, College news 1949-50
  • W.J. Dunlop Minister of Education qualifications of high school teachers 1954
  • R.K. McNeil MPP by-election victory 1958
  • Dr. J. McPhee MPP - George Hees, East Simcoe PC Association 1952
  • R. McPhee miscellaneous nd
  • S. McPherson gossip on Alta., Ontario, PQ and Federal politics, 1954-55
  • C. McQueen request for literature 1961
  • K.W. McTaggart - political broadcast, annual meetings 1952, 59
  • D.I. McWilliams - publicity photos 1961

Box 6


1: Hon. Wm M. Nickle MPP Minister of Commerce and Development correspondence re: patronage, political broadcasts on radio and television, party organization by-elections and 1955 general election 1954-61

  • "N" general correspondence
  • Wm. Newman personal 1959
  • A.W. Nicol Department of Attorney General re: tire tenders lists 1961
  • J. Nicol re: newspaper column 1956
  • J.B. Nimmo police career in Toronto 1955, 1958
  • Mrs. H. Nixon re: death of liberal leader H. Nixon 1961
  • George Noble miscellaneous 1959
  • Nova Scotia correspondence with R.L. Stanfield and Henry Hicks, re: election victory, publicity materials, Springhill disaster 1956
    2: Ontario Safety League correspondence 1955-56, relating to Highway Safety, attendance and Speech of L.M.F. at annual meeting
  • "O" general correspondence
  • Edna Oakley re: East York PCA 1952-61
  • Ocean Chemicals Ltd. re: tendering list, Department of Transport
  • Miss Helen O'Connor re: entertainment, OPCA annual meeting, 1961
  • Don O'Hearn re: his column, Drew, Ontario newsletter 1955-61
  • Mrs. Wm Oldale request for copy of broadcast 1950
  • Grattan O'Leary re: career of Frank McGee 1957-58
  • Farquahar Oliver analysis of radio address for L.M.F. 1957
  • T. O'Neil request for literature High School Student 1961
  • Ontario Hospital Insurance press release, federal- provincial correspondence - between Frost and St. Laurent 1957
  • Ontario House address in London England
  • Ontario Motor League miscellaneous 1961
  • Ontario Securities commission re: Saskatchewan CCF 1951
  • Orange Lodge miscellaneous 1959
  • W.A. Orr Department of Municipal Affairs re: illness, propaganda 1954-55
  • Orillia News Letter - invoices for ads, misc. 1957
  • John Osborne re: employment as elevator inspector 1961
  • Oshawa Times-Gazette re: subscription 1957
  • Ottawa Citizen request for copies, photos, 1959 election, 1959-61
  • Ottawa Journal request for biography of Duplessis 1957
  • Miss A, Owens McKim Adv. re: annual meeting assistance 1954
    3: Patterson Private list and Christmas lists 1951
    4: Dr. MacKinnon Philips Minister of Health, Provincial Secretary, correspondence 1950-59, relating to civil service job security, 1958 federal election, political broadcasts, tenders lists, publicity and propaganda, Health in Ontario, votes in Ontario Hospitals
  • Nathan Phillips, Mayor of Toronto correspondence 1954- 55; 58-60 relating to mayoralty campaign
  • Hon. Dana porter Treasures, Attorney-General of Ontario correspondence 1943-58, relating to departure from cabinet, political broadcasts McKim Advertising, condolences on death of mother, social security, election of 1955, patronage appointments and servicing OPP auto fleet, literature requests, speech topics, election of 1943 St, George Riding, Toronto, biographical materials
  • Tom Pryde MPP correspondence 1954-58, relating to illness, election of 1955, publicity and propaganda, especially re: education grants, highways; biographical material, 1951 election
  • Progressive Conservative Headquarters, Ottawa, correspondence 1957, relating to federal leaflets at Ontario PCA annual meeting
    5: "P" general correspondence
  • Mrs. Harold Page re: work of Provincial Women's Advisory Committee 1960-61
  • J. Pallett MP condolences, election victory, MP's problems, 1954, 69-60
  • Mrs. C. W. Palmer re: constitution of women's organization 1958
  • J. Palmer request for photos 1957
  • Mrs. W. Page re: article for Onward Ontario 1960
  • Ross parker election campaign volunteer 1958
  • Mrs. W.F. Parkin publicity material for Lindsay, 1955 general election 1955
  • Parliamentary Guide re: supplementary material for biographies 1957-60
  • B.G. Partridge re: grant for convention of Canadian Authors Association 1961
  • Park Lane Studio request to become official photographer 1961
  • Ross parry re: election victory, ethnic press release 1956-60
  • T.L. Patrick MPP re: health, election campaign and victories, 1951, 55, 57
  • Mrs. J.A. Patterson - personal matters, deaths of politicians, health 1961
  • L. Patterson - thanks for information sent 1960
  • G. Pattison - biographies of candidates for CBC news 1959
  • Lt.-Col N.C. Pearse - printers of Speakers' handbook 1959
  • G.R. Peakers re: nomination of Frank McGee York- Scarborough 1957
  • Mrs. C. Penden re: illness of George Doucett 1951
  • Pembroke Observer request for photos of cabinet and speaker 1960-61
  • Personal Studios request for photos 1959
  • Personnel Placement Service re: employment of Office Secretary 1957
  • Perth Courier request for issues of paper, 1960
  • Peterborough Examiner request for issue of paper 1961
  • H.D. Peterson Q.C. re: Bruce Mines Home for the Aged - with memo to L.M.F. 1960
  • Jack Pethick re: PC - London Free Press relations, election forecasts 1955-61, 68
  • E.B. Phair McKim Advertising Ltd. personal 1953
  • Donald Phillips re: summer employment, 1959
  • George Phillips personal re: retirement from Algonquin Park 1959
  • Miss L.J. Pierson re: Ontario Hydro's use of his property 1955
  • Denis Pilling re: Commission for taking Affidavits 1953
  • Miss C. Patton re: biographical material on Hon. John Root for Speaker's Office, 1960
  • Miss E. Porter re: disability allowance 1957
  • Post Office re: mailing of "Onward Ontario" 1960-62
  • W.M. Pratt re: Western Ontario Executive Meeting, London 1961
  • C.M. Prescott re: Christmas gift 1949
  • H.J. Price re: party NB organization, financing, expenditure, mailing list of "Onward Ontario", advertising, PC Businessmen's Club of Toronto 1956, 61-62
  • Mrs. J.A. Price - request for copies of speech by John Robarts 1060
  • Lloyd H. Price MPP press release 1959
  • Progressive Conservative Association correspondence, officers list, programmes 1958-62
  • Warren Proudfoot request passed on to national office 1959
  • Public Relations Services misc. 1958
  • C.G. Prudhomme and Sons re: late delivery of garden plants, invoice 1952
    6: Gordon Reid Secretary, W. Oat PC Association - correspondence, 1956-62 relating to party organization, annual meetings, election campaign, publicity and propaganda, political broadcasts, leadership prov. convention, Liberal party fortunes, by-elections, lists of offices of various associations, personal and family matters federal leadership 1956 - bulk of material dated 1961
    7: A. Kelso Roberts Attorney-General, Minister of Lands and Forests correspondence 1951-62, 66-67, relating to resignation and retirement, provincial leadership convention, political broadcasts, publicity - McKim Advertising, CBC, Traffic safety, biographical material, St Patrick's (Toronto) riding association, analysis of radio address by Farquhar Oliver - leader of Liberal Party - general elections
    8: H.M. Robbins letters 1940-43 relating to personal matters, Mitchel Hepburn, George Drew, C.G. Frost, party organization, election of 1943; Winnipeg Convention and national leadership 1942, Canadian War loans to national War Finance Committee enlistments in WWII, Drew-Hong Kong inquiry, waste of public funds in RCAF, party publicity, Canadian women's war effort, press support for Tories re: Port Hope Conference
    9: H.M. Robbins special letters file, 1952-59, relating to personal matters, sympathy letters, club membership Albany Club fortunes of Toronto, Detroit, Boston and Montreal NHL teams, social events, cabinet changes, party organization, potential candidates, congratulatory letters
    10: Duff Roblin, correspondence 1954-67 relating to politics and elections in Manitoba, distribution of propaganda to Manitoba PC, party, federal elections, federal leadership, Dalton Camp, Ontario party organization and elections, Roblin's post 1967 political career, Coyne Affair national defence and John Diefenbaker, Manitoba-Ontario liquor and forest policies
    11: "R" general correspondence:
  • S.J. Randal Minister of Economics and Development Misc. 1968
  • Mrs. C. Rea re: health of husband 1961
  • J.C. Reade re: news career on CFRB radio, death, memorial, 1956, 61-63
  • Dr. G.E. Reaman - personal correspondence 1952
  • T.A. Reid re: PR work for Department of Highways, political broadcasts 1959-61
  • Len Reilly MPP misc. 1965
  • P.O. Rhynas re: forest rangers 1959
  • P.H. Rice re: Queen's Printer work for Huntsville Forester, personal 1956-61
  • C. Richardson Co. tending lists - pasteurizing equipment 1955
  • Hal Roach gift from employee of McKim's Advertising 1960
  • Hon. J.P. Roberts political broadcasts, jail farm at Langstaff, elections 1962-67
  • C. Robbins re: Department of Highways expropriations at Port Stanley 1955
  • Miss J. Robinson compliments Ottawa Press Gallery member 1953
  • R. Robson re: his personal health 1961
  • E.D. Rogers Christmas thanks, PC Students Federation of Canada 1959-60
  • H.L. Rowntree Minister of Transport cabinet appointment 1961
  • Royal York Hotel re: annual meetings and convention 1949-60
  • Miss M. Randle pass to Woodbine Raceway 1957
  • Dr. P.B. Rynard MP re: lecture course, Aurora District High School, 1959
    12: J.W. Spooner Minister of Mines; Land and Forests and Municipal Affairs correspondence 19555-61, 65-67 relating to municipal affairs, political broadcasts, municipal tax rates, natural resources election publicity, appointment to cabinet
  • R.F. Stackhouse correspondence 1964-67 relating to Stackhouse's forays into Toronto politics - Board of Education Ward 4, Scarborough - publicity McKim Advertising references to Diefenbaker and Camp, biographical and design material for leaflets and brochures - staff correspondence 1955-59 relating to campaign headquarters staff
    13: Hon R.L. Stanfield correspondence 1956-61, 63, 68, 69 relating to Benson taxes, I. Asper, Nova Scotia elections, federal leadership, federal PC strength in Ontario, Ontario elections, publicity
  • Hon. M. Starr Minister of Labour correspondence 1954-68 relating to effect of auto pact on employment, veterans' affairs matters, election victory 1958, federal taxation - municipal problems 1952
  • Donalds Summerville correspondence and materials relating to Toronto municipal and mayoralty campaign 1956-62
  • R.E. Sutton MPP correspondence and papers 1955-61 relating to provincial leadership, campaign-nomination speeches, publicity and press releases re: U of T Department of Political Economy and Globe and Mail report on philandering in Highland Creek, level railway crossing on Ontario Highways; export of forest products from Crown lands, 1955 election victory
    14: "S" general correspondence
  • H. Sackfield correspondence with J. Bond re: his position in civil service 1950
  • G. Salymann re: appointment with officials in Ottawa 1961
  • E. Sandercock MPP re: health, West Hastings riding, 1955-57
  • M.B. Saunders re: superannuation, civil service salary 1953-60
  • R.H. Saunders various matters re: Ontario Hydro, publicity, 1948-54
  • M.E. Saunderson re: retirement from civil service 1957
  • S.N. Schatz re: campaigns, appointment to the bench, social, 1953-57, 67
  • H.R. Scott MPP election victory, retirement from politics, 1954-59
  • Mrs. J. Scott re: employment, theatre Branch, Board of Errors, 1961
  • Dr, J.N. Senn re: his parents' anniversary, father long time PCMP 1949
  • R.B. Shaw volunteers to McKim's to work in campaign of 1949
  • Mrs. D. Sherk re: 100th birthday 1955
  • F.L. Sherry re: his organizational talents, health and death, personal, federal organization in Ontario, 1957, annual meetings 1957-62
  • M. Simpson Jr. personal, social letter 1952
  • Gordon Sinclair personal friendly letters, material on Hon. James N. Allan 1954-62
  • J. Sinton re: Municipal Roads Barnch DHO retirement 1953-54
  • A.J. Skeans re: DHO property - Mississauga - expropriation, personal, 1944, 56
  • A. Skinner re: immigration of Cesaron's family, from Italy, personal 1957-61
  • S. Slade re: changes in Prisons and Reformations system, re-habilitation, 1961
  • Dr. S. Slogan MP - election victory, career as dentist, student assistance, 1954-59
  • Reuben Slonim re: leadership convention 1961
  • R. Hardy-Small MP - sympathy on loss of wife 1961
  • Mrs. V. Smith re: job classification, civil service 1955
  • G. Spencer personal 1959
  • Allan Stanley re: fortunes of Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs 1957, 59
  • Canadian Steelcase Co. re: tendering 1959
  • Miss Alice Stevenson recommendation re: employment 1960
  • J.R. Stevenson personal re: introduction to H.J. McFarland 1959-60
  • Dr. L. G. Stevenson congratulatory 1956
  • Fred Stinson MP re: PC Business Men's Club 1959
  • Mrs. A.E. Strong social, summer employment for her son 1961
  • Mrs. D. Stuart social, Elgin by election Relp, 1958, 60
  • F. Swinson - reference, application for employment 1957
    15: "S" general correspondence
  • Henry Saint James - re: election campaign in Ottawa East 1951
  • Miss D. Samoyloff re: essay on government for school 1958
  • Mrs. B.H. Sanders opinion polls, 1958 federal election 1958
  • L.H. Saunders - printing work for the Crown, 1956 - Seaforth News photos of John Robarts 1961
  • Hon. P. Sevigny re: speech at Ontario annual meeting 1959
  • P.W. Schleihauf re: campaign material 1959
  • J. Scott Sketch of C. S. MacNaughton, member, OWRC 1961
  • M. Scott press release, photos of Cabinet for CHEX TV 1961
  • C. Scullion sympathy on death of wife 1960
  • A.E. Sexton re: copies of speeches - J. Mathieu - 1955
  • G. Shane re: Roberts picture. leadership convention 1961
  • Hon W.R. Shaw PM PEI - literature forwarded, election victory 1959
  • Sheraton Hotels information on facilities 1954
  • R. Sheridan re: press H.Q., annual meeting, 1952
  • E.H. Silk Attorney-General's Department re: traffic safety, OPP probe 1957, 70
  • Miss A. Simmers re: scrapbook of party material 1950
  • J. Simonett MPP re: introduction of M.B. Dymond 1960
  • R. Simpson Co. Ltd. take out lunch order, 1961
  • D. Soutcott re: political organization, elections, Exeter, Ontario 1956, 58
  • H.G. Soward re: Trust Co. diary misc. 1957
  • B.D. Smith request for literature 1959
  • Mrs. E. Smith re: PC Study Group in Ottawa 1957
  • G. Smith thanks for work during election 1959
  • Smith falls Record News request for copy of paper 1960
  • R.T. Snelgrove request for names of candidates in area CKVR TV 1957
  • Wm. Spicer re: advertising, 1955
  • Spitzer and Mills Ltd political cooperation and photographs 1957, 59
  • Miss Standeaven re: Ernie Jackson's occupation 1955
  • R. Stanley party literature forwarded 1960
  • Stanley Mfg Com Ltd publicity material for elections 1957-59
  • Toronto Star photo requests 1956, 61
  • H.F. Steele with Harry Willis re: Simcoe North Nomination 1957
  • R.W. Stevens re: voters' lists, Parkdale riding Association - officers 1957-58
  • Hon. Wm A. Stewart Minister of Agriculture political broadcasts, publicity, speaker's materials, speech, elections, humane society bill 1957-69
  • Hon. Wm J. Stewart re: political questionnaire, annual meetings, the glories of Canadian Life, speech, Ontario Conservatism, 1955-58
  • Dr. H. Schwabe re: summer employment 1957
  • V.B. Strickland request for photo of LMF 1957
  • G.A. Stubbs Peterborough riding association officers 1958
  • St, Mary's Journal-Argus re: Middlesex North by- election 1957
  • Mrs. R.T. Sutherland - York North Federal and provincial representation, compiled 1959
  • Wm. Sutherland re: liquor license for Toronto Centre Island Hotel 1956
  • J. Sweet re: political advertisements 1955
  • V. Sweet request for literature 1956
  • J.L. Sweetman annual meeting, list of officers, Ontario Riding Association 1956
    16: Hon. Fletcher S. Thomas Minister of Agriculture and Public Works correspondence 1951-57 relating to party organization - publicity sub-committee of the organization committee - personal matters - retirement and health - elections, public works tenders lists publicity
    17: "T" general correspondence
  • H.A. Tanton recommendation for R. Brown to Real Estate Brokers Act Registrar 1955
  • G.S. Tattle misc. Department of Health Comptroller 1954
  • A. Taylor small town life, Farquahar Oliver, legal problems 1954-59
  • Mrs, H. Taylor request for literature, 1961
  • G.B. Taylor election handbook for Ontario House, London 1955
  • J.A. Taylor re: meetings of Cliff/crest-West Hill PC association, misc. 1959, 68
  • R. Taylor W. Ontario Annual PC meetings, Hotel London reservations 1961
  • Telegram Toronto requests for photos 1955-57
  • Telford and Craddock - printers - printing campaign material 1959, 61
  • B.C. Thompson MP publicity, election material, 1957
  • Roy Thompson re: sale of Renfrew Mercury, OPCA annual meeting 1957
  • W.G. Thompson retirement from Cabinet 1946
  • J. Thornley letters of recommendation for him, 1961
  • G. Thornton re: printing of "where to vote" cards 1961
  • W.A. Thrasher re: kilowatts and horse power 1961
  • R. Thrush re: riding organization, Chapleau, annual meeting 1954, 62
  • C.G. Tillson retail gasoline tax 1955
  • H.W. Timmin election victory 1946
  • Timmins Press photo of A.K. Roberts forwarded, 1956
  • A.L. Tinker on retirement from civil service 1954
  • L. Todd re: Highway 28 improvement, Burleigh Township 1955-56
  • S.J. Todd re: application to build service station, Pickering Township 1956
  • Travel and Publicity Department NS request for literature 1956
  • Travellers Insurance re: traffic safety 1954
  • Leo Tramble re: Armstrong P.C. Association 1955
  • Trelco Ltd re: tenders list for paint products 1953
  • M. Tremblay - personal Lands and Forest Minister, J.W. Spooner 1960-61
  • J. Trimble relating mostly to Young Progressive Conservative Association 1960-62
  • F. Tumpane sympathy on death of father 1961
  • K. Tupling congratulations on by-election work 1960
  • R. Turnball misc. 1959
  • C. Turner re: fur trade, liquor license, property purchase at Cataraqui, 1948-50
  • F. Turner re: purchase of land, 401 and Don Mills Road 1955
  • Miss H. W.V. Turner congratulatory 1957
  • L. Turofsky re: photographic business 1055, 58
  • Tweed News editor's opinion on use of leaflets requested 1954
    18: D.J. Walker MP Minister of Public Works correspondence 1957-61 relating to national housing association, municipal assessment problems, 1958 federal election organization, patronage
  • George Wardrope MPP Reform Institutions and Minister of Mines correspondence 1955-62, 66 relating to campaign publicity and propaganda, patronage and tenders lists, politics on Kenora, potions of NW Ontario in the province, leadership convention, speeches, victory in Port Arthur 1955
  • Wm K. Warrender Planning and Development Minister of Municipal Affairs correspondence 1951-61 relating to Donald C. MacDonald, election campaigns, party organization and publicity municipal assessments in Scarborough, recommendations, political broadcasts
  • G.A. Welsh LCBO Chairman and Provincial Secretary correspondence 1946, 51, 53-54 relating to tenders lists, attendance at Ryerson journalism class, campaign photos
  • T.J. Wheeler correspondence 1955-59 relating to Wm. Newman's election campaign 1959, newspaper clipping organization, 1955-59 campaign 1957 federal election, social and personal
    19: E. A. White Bruce Mines Ontario correspondence 1950- 1961 relating to location of home for the aged, hydro generating stations, at Red Lake, Northern Ontario problems, including highways and patronage, personal matters, land titles in Galbraith Township, 1957 federal election, other party topics
    20: Harry A. Willis Q.C. Chairman for Federal PC organization in Ontario correspondence and papers, 1956-61, 68 re: publicity and advertising policies, 1958 federal election, federal nominations - Frontenac Hastings - 1957 federal election liberal candidates in Ontario, advertising accounts, 1953 by-elections
    21: "W" general correspondence
  • Mrs. N.B. Wallace re: Women's College Hospital 1957
  • Mrs. F. Walker re: Welland riding PC Association 1961
  • E.L. Weaver re: elections in Ottawa 1947, 51
  • R. Weber re: annual meeting 1952
  • P.J. Wedderspoon request for literature from New Zealand student
  • R.S.K. Welch request for photo of George Nowlum MP 1957
  • J.O. Weldon request for photo of Deifenbaker 1959
  • W.B. Wellington re: speaker for PC meeting at Fonthill 1957
  • A. Wells photo sent 1959
  • C. Westcott re: clipping files, personal and social matters 1961, 66, 68
  • B. West re: column in Globe and Mail 1956, 58
  • S. Westall mailing list for "Onward Ontario" 1961
  • Westbury Hotel reservations for W. Cornell and H. Bremner 1961 convention
  • J.G. White materials on Kenora riding, including correspondence, telegrams, dealing with campaign publicity, 1951 provincial election, 1949, 51
  • E.A. Winkler personal letters from federal opposition Whip 1965-66
  • A.A. Wishart personal regards 1967
  • J. White MPP mailing list for "Onward Ontario" 1961
  • N. Whitney MPP re: 1951, 55 elections, Prince Edward Lennox
  • K.J. Whitwell request for literature for school essay 1959
  • R. Wilcox request for photos, Whitby Township, PC Association 1969
  • G.N. Williams Public Works Photos for annual meeting, recommendation 1953, 57
  • O.T.G. Williamson re: summary of activities, Ontario Northland Railway 1955
  • V.F. Williamson re: night school, Auroa High school 1959
  • E.F. Willis MPP Manitoba re: provincial taxation data in Ontario 1953
  • R. Wilson request to furnish a speech 1959
  • Mrs. R. Wolfish literature forwarded 1958
  • S. Wood thanks for data from Public Works Department 1956
  • A.R. Works copy of address by C. Daley Minister of labour forwarded 1955
    22: Lt.-Col. E.W. Young Executive Assistant to Premier Frost correspondence 1952-58 relating to political broadcasts, annual meeting materials, Lanark riding highways and hospitals, political situation in Cornwall
    23: "V","W","X","Y","Z" general correspondence
  • R.B. Van Valkenburg letter of recommendation 1959
  • S. Van Wyck re: press gallery tickets 1961
  • M. Vaughan social letters 1956
  • G. Wagg re: farm employment 1957
  • Mrs. M. Wagner Secretary to J. Diefenbaker social matters, Drew's resignation 1956-61
  • D.J. Walker Minister of Public Works re: opening of Mackenzie Building Toronto 1960
  • J. Walker regrets illness 1957
  • A. Walstenholme re: transfer to permanent staff, Department of Public Work 1957-58
  • Miss Susan Walters literature requested on history of party 1959
  • T.J. Walton information on federal and provincial party policies 1960
  • Mrs. M. Wareham re: business, political work for F. McGee MP 1958
  • Mrs. Dr. B.L. Washburn re: husband's transfer to permanent employment 1951
  • Mrs. D.S. Watkinson sympathy on death of mother 1955
  • Dr. R.A. Waud re: retirement from University of western Ontario 1960
  • W.A. Waugh re: transfer to Ottawa, letter of introduction 1955
  • L. Wayne re: license as stock salesman 1957
  • E.L. Weaver re: appointment as County Judge 1958
  • Dr. Allan Webb sympathy, ceremony at Royal Dental College 1959
  • H.C. Weir personal matters 1955
  • J.R. Welsh personal matters 1952-58
  • T.G. Welsh re: admission to Teachers' College 1961
  • Westminster Abbey re: Westminster appeal 1955
  • E.A. White re: his interest in various Government posts, tourism and in Bruce Mines 1955
  • J. White re: avoidance of civil service lay-off, also similar 1959
  • J.A.W. Whiteacre - re-election, law practice 1956-57
  • Whitby Motors Ltd re: poor performance from his Buick 1958
  • N. Whitney MPP re: health of his wife 1960
  • Charlotte Whitton re: home for the aged, pensions and Frank McGee, Elgin by-election 1957-59
  • Miss F.J. Wiley re: retirement from Department of Public Works 1958
  • G.N. Williams re: retirement, as Deputy Minister of Public Works, misc. 1957-58
  • E.A. Winkler MP re: summer employment for constituents 1957, 58 election, 57-59
  • F. Winning re: his employment with LCBO 1957 1 letter to W.H. Collings MPP Chief Commission LCBO
  • A. Wolstonholme letters of C.W. Hodgson MP regarding Public Works employment 1958
  • Mrs. S. Wood re: husband's illness 1957
  • C.W. Woods re: provincial Public Works employment 1959
  • W. Woodside re: 1054 federal election loss
  • T. Wooley re: CCF newsheet "Saskatchewan News" 1951
  • E. Wooliver personal matters, death 1957-58
  • Workmen's Compensation Board re: appointment of a liberal as Chief Solicitor 1961
  • Hon John Yaremko Minister of Transport, Citizenship and Immigration, Provincial Secretary re: election publicity, political broadcasts, ethnic politics, occupational breakdown of PC MPP's 1960, popular vote statistics 1945-59, the Conservative record with Labour legislation, traffic safety, biographical sketch, sympathies, 1953-61, 67
  • R.M. Yeomans request for campaign brochure 1953
  • York Studio change of ownership of Palmer Studio, request for photos 1957, 59
  • York Travel Bureau re: holidays 1959 campaign cost
  • K. Young re: interest in YPC organization 1961
  • Young Progressive Conservatives various brochures, annual meetings 1959
  • R. Young re: radio address by L.M. Frost, mailings of party materials requested 1950
  • E.Z. Zavitz re: biographical sketch in toronto Telegram 1952
  • Zippo Mfg Co. gifts of lighters to various people lists attached 1959
    24: 4 miscellaneous letters relating to R. Mayor, W. Mayor, Ocean Chemicals and O. Dalgleish

Box 7


1: They Won't Stay Dead n.d. The fortunes of the victims of Premier Hepburn's "axe"
2: Hepburn Stokes the station Stove: Coal Costs $117.00/ton n.d.
3: The Civil Service and the Hepburn Government 25 Nov 1936
4: A General Review of Canadian Civil and Civil Services with Specific reference to Numerous Phases of Government Activity 11 April 1939
5: Notes on British and Canadian Civil Services complied 1937
6: Land and Forests Administration: Timber Lands Looted on Eve of General election 5 Sept 1941
7: Financial Reviews: The Hepburn Government 5 Jan 1942, updated to 3 Feb 1943
8: Ontario: A Looted Land 19 Jan 1942
9: The Queen's Park Sketchbook Vol 2 20 Jan 1943, original with pencil amendments
10: The Housing Crisis and Overtaxation 10 July 1967
11: The Great Bond Swindle 26 July 1967
12: Succession duties 5 Aug 1967
13: Socialism and the Welfare State 21 Aug 1967
14: The Language Problem 22 Aug 1967
15: Introduction of John Diefenbaker, at the meeting of the East Scarborough PC Association 19 May 1869
16: Political Notebook a compilation of statements of W.L.M. King 1910-39
17: Publicity items for 1955 Provincial Election 18 June 1955
18: Press Release - Report to the People by L.M. Frost 9 May 1955, Ontario: A Brief Resume of the Work of the Departments of Government Nov 1956
19: Special Speakers' Handbook for Jan 1962 by-election, complied 22 Dec 1961
20: Supplementary Speakers' Handbook for the 1961 Provincial General Election 9 Sept 1963
21: Supplementary Speakers' Handbook for 1963 Provincial General election 30 Aug and 9 Sept 1963
22: Cabinet: Breakdown of Members and Potential Cabinet Ministers 2 Dec 1954
23: Party literature from Federal Election 1963
24: P.C. resolutions at national Conventions 1949-56, 42 and 48
25: P.C. Leadership Convention 1956 assorted materials relating to the convention and the Diefenbaker campaign
26: P.C. Leadership Convention 1967 assorted materials relating to the convention and the Diefenbaker candidacy
27: P.C. Organization - Women's Advisory Committee; profile of Stanley Randall, 1965, 66
28: P.C. satirical materials - The Gas Jet and the official organ of the party Onward Ontario and The Ontario Bulletin
29: Miscellaneous literature, papers etc. 1950-67
30: Donald Summerville's Scrapbook former mayor of Toronto, Nov 1963

General note

Box 8

Contains various samples of Progressive Conservative party literature, at the Federal Provincial and riding levels


D.M. Fleming Q.C. - Distinctive Conservatism

Gratton O'Leary - The George Drew I Knew

James McCook - Four Men Their party (Baker, Diefenbaker, Fleming, Fulton) 1956

Programme - National Convention, Ottawa Dec 1956 "A New National Policy" - Quotations from Diefenbaker in 1957 election campaign

"Here are the facts" - Highlights of Accomplishments of PC Government 1957-59

Speakers Handbook - The Story of PC Progress and Prosperity 1957-62

Rt. Hon. J.G. Diefenbaker - "We are going Ahead"


Drew Government - Record of Achievement 1945

Carry Through with Drew - references for candidates 1945

Drew Government - Speakers' Manual 1945

Keep Ontario Strong 1947

Leadership Convention - Programme - 1949

P.C. Workers Pocket Book - 1951

Guide for Successful Publicity Workers 1951

Publicity Workers Handbook 1951

Speakers' Handbook 1951

Onward Ontario 1951

Performance, Not Promise, in Hospital Care 1951

A Report to the People 1951

OPCA Annual Meeting 1954

Advertising and Publicity Hints from Successful By- elections 1955

Suggestions for Candidates 1955

Report to the People of Ontario 1955

Forward Ontario - Speakers' handbook 1955

Advertising and Publicity Hints for Candidates 1959

Report to the People of Ontario 1959

Programme - leadership Convention 1961

G. Hogan - The P.C. Tradition in Ontario 1963

Speakers' Handbook 1963

Speakers' Handbook 1963

Annual Meeting 1963

Help Keep Ontario Prosperous and Strong (Robarts) 1963


Hugh Reynolds Brochures 1951

Western Ontario PCA Annual Meeting 1954

Wm Stewart Post Cards to Voters 1959, 63

Art Evans post Card 1963

OYPCA McMaster Conference 1964


Ontario Liberal Association programme - Annual Meeting and Leadership Convention 1954

Loose Items:

H.M. Robbins' large scrapbook of campaign literature, memoranda and clippings related to the general election of 1959

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