Letter from C. Mortimer Bezeau to William Lyon Mackenzie King, July 30, 1932
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 July 30, 1932. Bezeau informs King that it is not necessary to reimburse William Knell for his work on the lampposts.
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
July 30, 1932
Dimensions
Width: 21.5 cm
Height: 28 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S718_1.2.26
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

July 30, 1932

Right Hon. W.L.Kackenzie King

Laurier House

Ottawa, Canada.

My dear Mr. King:-

I have your letter of July 30th. Mr. William Knell was in to see me yesterday, and I took the liberty of reading your letter to him.

Mr. Knell assured me that he had gotten too much pleasure out of the work done on the lamps, and the fact that he was entrusted with a work which proved successful in bringing gladness to you, for him to even think of accepting more than the splendid evidence of appreciation which you have shown for what he has done. He would crave the privilege of sharing with you in some slight measure the joy which these lamps have brought to your heart. He would not have you feel under any obligation to him, for his joy in the matter is equal to your own.

In this connection I believe that Mr. Knell expresses the thought in the minds of all who had any part in rendering the undertaking a success.

With kindest regards,

Your sincere friend,

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Letter from C. Mortimer Bezeau to William Lyon Mackenzie King, July 30, 1932


Typewritten letter from C. Mortimer Bezeau to William Lyon Mackenzie King on July 30, 1932. Bezeau informs King that it is not necessary to reimburse William Knell for his work on the lampposts.