Letter from H. R. L. Henry to C. Mortimer Bezeau, July 10, 1942
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 July 10, 1942. Henry acknowledges receipt of Bezeau’s letter and thanks him behalf of King for the suggestion.

Signature in black ink by H. R. L. Hneyr
Notes
Watermark on page - Barnscliffe / Linen Bond / Rag Content 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 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 10, 1942
Dimensions
Width: 20 cm
Height: 25.3 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S718_1.2.50
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

{OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

CANADA}

Ottawa, July 10, 1942.

C. Mortimer Bezeau, Esq. ,

12 Ellen Street, East,

Kitchener, Ontario.

Dear Sir:

The Prime Minister has asked me to acknowledge your letter of the 4th of. July, respecting the proposal to exempt from taxation such sums as are paid for medical care, hospitalization and nursing services.

Mr. King wishes me to let you know that he has carefully noted your suggestion that nursing services should include not only the services of a registered nurse, but any additional help it is necessary to employ as a direct result of illness in the family. This point was brought up in the House during the course of the Debate on the Budget, and is already under consideration.

Mr. King will, however, be glad to add your views to others which have been received.

Yours faithfully,

[signed] H. R. L. Henry

H. R. L. Henry,

Private Secretary.

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Letter from H. R. L. Henry to C. Mortimer Bezeau, July 10, 1942


Typewritten letter from H. R. L. Henry, King's private secretary, to C. Mortimer Bezeau on July 10, 1942. Henry acknowledges receipt of Bezeau’s letter and thanks him behalf of King for the suggestion.

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