Letter from H. R. L. Henry to C. Mortimer Bezeau, February 7, 1935


Description
Creators:
Henry, H. R. L., Author
Bezeau, C. Mortimer
, Recipient
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Correspondence
Description:
Typewritten letter from H.R.L. Henry, King's Private Secretary, to C. Mortimer Bezeau on February 7, 1935. Henry thanks Bezeau for the correspondence and newspaper clippings. Henry states that King is very busy at this time, and it is not possible to pass the letter on to King.

Signature in black ink by H.R.L. Henry
Notes:
Watermark on pages - Rolland Parchment / Made in Canada


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 Canadian Liberal politician in the Kitchener, Ontario area. Bezeau was a member of the local government from 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:
Feb. 7, 1935
Dimensions:
Width: 20.3 cm
Height: 25.4 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
S718_1.2.29
Collection:
William Lyon Mackenzie King collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.42094 Longitude: -75.69029
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

{HOUSE OF COMMONS

CANADA}

Ottawa

February 7 1935

C. Mortimer Bezeau, Esq.,

12 Ellen St.East,

Kitchener,

Ont.

Dear Sir:-

I wish to acknowledge on Mr. Mackenzie King’s behalf your letter of February 4th. with which you have been so kind as to send a series of letters published in the “Kitchener Daily Record” a few months ago, and to let you know that it is not possible, owing to the pressing nature of Mr. King’s Parliamentary duties an engagements at this time, to bring communications of the kind to his attention. I am, however, retaining the fyle of correspondence in the hope that it may be possible to do so a little later on.

In the meantime I know that Mr. King would wish me to thank you very sincerely on his behalf for the kind thought which prompted you to bring the series of letters to his notice.

In accordance with your request I am attaching a

(page 2)

a copy of Hansard for January 21st. which contains Mr. King’s speech on the Address.

Yours faithfully,

[signed] H. R. L. Henry

H.R.L.Henry

Private Secretary

Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










Letter from H. R. L. Henry to C. Mortimer Bezeau, February 7, 1935


Typewritten letter from H.R.L. Henry, King's Private Secretary, to C. Mortimer Bezeau on February 7, 1935. Henry thanks Bezeau for the correspondence and newspaper clippings. Henry states that King is very busy at this time, and it is not possible to pass the letter on to King.

Signature in black ink by H.R.L. Henry