Fonds 81-004 - William Lyon Mackenzie Diaries fonds. Additions

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William Lyon Mackenzie Diaries fonds. Additions

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81-004

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  • Microfilmed 1980 (Creation)
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    William Lyon Mackenzie King

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270 microfiche

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William Lyon Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada (1921-1925, 1926-1930, and 1935-1948), was born in Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, on December 17, 1874, the son of John King and the grandson of William Lyon Mackenzie. He was educated at the University of Toronto (B.A., 1895; M.A., 1897) and did post-graduate work in sociology at Harvard University (M.A. 1898; Ph.D. 1909). In 1900 he was invited by Sir William Mulock to become Canada's first Deputy Minister of Labour; and in 1909 he was persuaded by Sir Wilfrid Laurier to enter politics, was elected to represent Waterloo in the Canadian House of Commons, and became Canada's first Minister of Labour not holding a separate portfolio. In 1919 he was chosen to succeed Laurier as leader of the Liberal party; and in 1921 he was elected to represent North York in the House of Commons, and became Prime Minister of Canada and Minister for External Affairs. When King retired in 1948, he had held office longer than any previous prime minister in the British Commonwealth. He died, unmarried, near Ottawa, Ontario, on July 22, 1950. (taken from "The Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography" fourth edition. 1978.)

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The diaries are in the custody of the Library and Archives Canada and were transferred to microfilm with the co-operation and permission of the Archives by University of Toronto Press.

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This addition to the fonds consists of microfiches of manuscript and typescript diaries and microfiches of typed transcriptions of diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King dated from 1932 to 1949. These are additions to microfiches purchased in 1975.

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The microfiches were purchased from Library and Archives Canada

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The original diaries are located at Library and Archives Canada

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Associated materials are located at Library and Archives Canada

This fonds is an addition to 75-013.

For related records see: 77-1011, 83-1016 and 91-1008.

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Finding Aid on File in the Archives Reading Room.

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Researchers are advised to begin the study of these documents with the transcripts, as the original manuscripts are difficult to read.

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Microfiche. Set 12.

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