Letter from C. Mortimer Bezeau to R. G. Robertson, October 22, 1945
Description
Creators
Roberston, R. G., Recipient
Bezeau, C. Mortimer
, Author
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Correspondence
Description
Typewritten letter from C. Mortimer Bezeau to R. G. Robertson on October 22, 1945. Bezeau thanks Robertson and King for their assistance with Louis Bezeau's early release from military duty.
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. 22, 1945
Dimensions
Width: 21.5 cm
Height: 27.8 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S718_1.2.67
Collection
William Lyon Mackenzie King collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4501 Longitude: -80.48299
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

October 22, 1945

Mr. R. G. Robertson

Secretary to the Prime Minister

Ottawa, Ontario.

Dear Mr. Robertson:-

With reference to my letter of September 17 to Mr. King , I am in receipt of your letter of the 18th inst. in which you advise me that my son is at No.1 Repatriation Depot in the United Kingdom, awaiting transportation to Canada.

For the interest that Mr. King and yourself have shown in the matter I wish to thank you most sincerely, and would request that you convey my thanks to the Prime Minister.

Yours sincerely,

C. MORTIMER BEZEAU

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Letter from C. Mortimer Bezeau to R. G. Robertson, October 22, 1945


Typewritten letter from C. Mortimer Bezeau to R. G. Robertson on October 22, 1945. Bezeau thanks Robertson and King for their assistance with Louis Bezeau's early release from military duty.