Letter from R. G. Robertson to C. Mortimer Bezeau, October 3, 1945
Description
Creators
Roberston, R. G., Author
Bezeau, C. Mortimer
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Correspondence
Description
Typewritten letter from R. G. Robertson, Secretary to the Prime Minister, to C. Mortimer Bezeau on October 3, 1945. Robertson writes about the status of Louis Bezeau, and his possible release from military duty.

Signature in black ink by R. G. Robertson
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
Oct. 3, 1945
Dimensions
Width: 20.3 cm
Height: 24 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S718_1.2.65
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, October 3, 1945.

C. Mortimer Bezeau, Esq.,

12 Ellen Street East,

Kitchener, Ontario.

Dear Mr. Bezeau:

With reference to your letter to the Prime Minister of September 17th, which Mr. King acknowledged on September 18th, a report has now been received from the Department of National Defence in which it is explained that the decision on the question of the release of any officer or soldier from his duty overseas rests with the responsible officers overseas. The report also explains that it has been necessary in several instances to detail men for instructional duty with the Khaki College of Canada and with the various Divisional Educational establishments.

The Department is, however, having inquiries made as to the possibility of the early release of your son. As soon as any information is available, I shall be pleased to pass it on to you.

Yours sincerely,

[signed] R.G.Robertson

(R. G. Robertson),

Secretary.

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Letter from R. G. Robertson to C. Mortimer Bezeau, October 3, 1945


Typewritten letter from R. G. Robertson, Secretary to the Prime Minister, to C. Mortimer Bezeau on October 3, 1945. Robertson writes about the status of Louis Bezeau, and his possible release from military duty.

Signature in black ink by R. G. Robertson