Letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to C. Mortimer Bezeau, December 22, 1933
Description
Creators
King, William Lyon Mackenzie, Author
Bezeau, C. Mortimer
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Correspondence
Description
Handwritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to C. Mortimer Bezeau on December 22, 1933. King thanks Bezeau for the Christmas card and wishes Bezeau and his family to have a good Christmas and New Year.
Notes
Watermark on page - British Make / JW & Co Ltd London / Society Mill
Chains are visible


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
Dec. 22, 1933
Dimensions
Width: 26.7 cm
Height: 17.3 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S718_1.2.27
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

Mr. Mackenzie King desires to thank you for your kind greetings and to extend to you his best wishes for the Christmas Season and the New Year.

“Laurier House”

Ottawa

Christmas

1933

(page 2)

[handwritten] Dec, 22 – 1933.

My dear Bezeau:

I was delighted to receive this morning your kind and beautiful card of remembrance and good wishes for this Christmas season and the New Year. You know I am sure how [?] [?] its good wishes both for yourself and for all the members of your family. May the

(page 3)

Christmas season be a joyous one for you all, and this New Year a very happy and good one. I shall always have your interests and welfare much at heart, may a kind Providence continue to watch and bless you and yours,

Sincerely your friend, [end handwritten]

[signed] W.L.Mackenzie King

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Letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to C. Mortimer Bezeau, December 22, 1933


Handwritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to C. Mortimer Bezeau on December 22, 1933. King thanks Bezeau for the Christmas card and wishes Bezeau and his family to have a good Christmas and New Year.