Letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to S. C. Tweed, May 20, 1930
Description
Creators
King, William Lyon Mackenzie, Author
Tweed, S. C.
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Correspondence
Description
Copy of typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to S. C. Tweed, representative of Liberal Party in Legislative Assembly of Ontario, on May 20, 1930. King thanks Tweed for the sentiments conveyed in the resolution passed by the Liberal workers in Kitchener.
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.

Letter transcribed by Danielle Hughes in 2017.
Date of Original
May 20, 1930
Dimensions
Width: 21.5 cm
Height: 28 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S718_1.2.11
Collection
William Lyon Mackenzie King collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.42094 Longitude: -75.69029
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
William Lyon Mackenzie King collection, Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
S718 Disc 1
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

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

Full Text

(C O P Y)

Prime Minister’s Office

Ottawa, May 20, 1930

S. C. Tweed, Esq., M.L.A.,

Waterloo,

Ontario.

Dear Mr. Tweed:

No words of mine can adequately express my appreciation of the generous sentiments conveyed in the resolution passed by a gathering of Liberal workers in Kitchener recently and sent to me with your letter of May 13th. Expressions of confidence and personal loyalty of the kind are among the most satisfying rewards of public life; coming as they do in this instance from old friends and acquaintances with whom I lived during the early years of my life and from the constituency which I had formerly the honour to represent in Parliament, they move me the more deeply. I am much touched and gratified.

May I also thank you for your encouraging comment on the situation in the western provinces.

With kindest regards,

Yours very sincerely,

(signed) W. L. Mackenzie King

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Letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to S. C. Tweed, May 20, 1930


Copy of typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to S. C. Tweed, representative of Liberal Party in Legislative Assembly of Ontario, on May 20, 1930. King thanks Tweed for the sentiments conveyed in the resolution passed by the Liberal workers in Kitchener.