Letter from Wilfrid Laurier to Ulric Barthe, January 4, 1890


Description
Creators:
Laurier, Wilfrid, Correspondent
Barthe, Ulric
, Recipient
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Correspondence
Description:
Handwritten and signed letter from Wilfrid Laurier to Ulric Barthe on January 4, 1890.
Notes:
This letter is one of a series written by Wilfrid Laurier to journalist Ulric Barthe between January 1889 and January 1891. Much of the correspondence relates to Barthe's request for copies of speeches delivered by Laurier in order to be published. Barthe's compilation, "Wilfrid Laurier à la tribune" ("Wilfrid Laurier on the platform") was published in 1890.

Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's eighth Prime Minister, holding office 1896-1911. Laurier was born in St. Lin, Quebec. He received a law degree from McGill University in 1864, and practiced law in Montreal and Arthabaskville from 1864-1896. Wilfrid Laurier was Liberal party leader from 1887 until his death in 1919.

Transcribed by Katherine Karpiak in June 2013.
Date of Original:
Jan. 4, 1890
Dimensions:
Width: 14 cm
Height: 21 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
S706_1.10
Collection:
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collection
Language of Item:
French
Geographic Coverage:
  • Quebec, Canada
    Latitude: 45.91677 Longitude: -72.0824
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes:
S706 Disc2
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Wilfrid Laurier University Library
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75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

Full Text

LAURIER, LAVERGNE & COTÉ

AVOCATS & Etc.

HON. W. LAURIER J. LAVERGNE P.H. COTÉ

Arthabaskaville, 4 janvier 1890

Cher Mr. Barthe,

J’ai entrepris de corriger mon discours du 22 avril 1877 sur le tarrif. Malheureusement je n’ai pas le texte anglais. A cette époque je distribuais mes documents parlementaires avec une grande insouciance. Je m’occupais de mon profession beaucoup plus

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que de politique. Je n’ai mon Hansard complet que depuis 1880. Je vois par la traduction que les sténographes ne m’ont pas le moins du monde fait justice. Je me rappelle que ce discours avait eu un grand succès. Quelques parties ont été littérairement supprimées. Il n’est impossible de les refaire de mémoire, une excepté. Je vais la refaire. Vous recevrez ce manuscrit sans faute mardi matin. En arrivant à Ottawa, je pourrai vous adresser une photographe (cabinet size.)

A vous,

Wilfrid Laurier.

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Letter from Wilfrid Laurier to Ulric Barthe, January 4, 1890


Handwritten and signed letter from Wilfrid Laurier to Ulric Barthe on January 4, 1890.