Letter from C. Mortimer Bezeau to William Lyon Mackenzie King , June 24, 1931
Description
Creators
King, William Lyon Mackenzie, Recipient
Bezeau, C. Mortimer
, Author
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Correspondence
Description
Typewritten letter from C. Mortimer Bezeau to William Lyon Mackenzie King on June 24, 1931. Bezeau informs King he will be in Ottawa for a few days and would gladly exchange words with him on the current unemployment situation.

Additional words handwritten in pencil by unknown source.
Notes
William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950) was Canada's longest serving Prime Minister with a total of 22 years (1921-1930 and 1935-1948). King was born in Berlin, Ontario (present day Kitchener) on December 17, 1874. He graduated from the University of Toronto and went on to study economics at Harvard and Chicago University. In 1900 King was named Canada's first Deputy Minister of Labour, and became Minister of Labour in 1909. In 1921 King was elected Prime Minster of Canada. King was a member of the Liberal Party of Parliament for over 30 years, 22 of those years were spent as Prime Minister of Canada. William Lyon Mackenzie King died on July 22, 1950 in Kingsmere, Quebec.

C. Mortimer Bezeau (1871-1964) was a politician in Kitchener, Ontario and a long-standing member of the Liberal Party. He held positions in local government in 1925-1926 and 1928, and was mayor of Kitchener from 1931-1932. Bezeau made many contributions to the 'Letter to the Editor' portions of The Globe and Mail regarding various political matters and opinions. C. Mortimer Bezeau died in 1964 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario.

Throughout William Lyon Mackenzie King's career the two men corresponded via typed or handwritten letters and exchanged gifts.

Transcribed by Danielle Hughes in 2017.
Date of Original
June 24, 1931
Dimensions
Width: 21.5 cm
Height: 28 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S718_1.2.22
Collection
William Lyon Mackenzie King collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4501 Longitude: -80.48299
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
William Lyon Mackenzie King collection, Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
S718 Disc 1
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

Full Text

June 24th, 1931.

Rt. Hon. Wm. Lyon McKenzie King,

Laurier House,

Ottawa, Canada.

My dear Mr. King:-

I will be in Ottawa on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week attending the Ontario Municipal Electric Convention in the Chateau Laurier. I would be glad to have a few minutes talk on the present unemployment situation and to get your view as to the economic soundness of the article which I submitted for your consideration some time ago.

I believe my time will be pretty well taken up Thursday and Friday and until the [handwritten] return of [end handwritten] delegation from the Chats Falls Power Development, which will be some time in the afternoon after which time I will be free.

Yours very truly,

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Letter from C. Mortimer Bezeau to William Lyon Mackenzie King , June 24, 1931


Typewritten letter from C. Mortimer Bezeau to William Lyon Mackenzie King on June 24, 1931. Bezeau informs King he will be in Ottawa for a few days and would gladly exchange words with him on the current unemployment situation.

Additional words handwritten in pencil by unknown source.