Telegram from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Mrs. C. E Hoffman, July 27, 1911
Description
Creators
King, William Lyon Mackenzie, Author
Hoffman, C. E. Mrs
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Correspondence
Description
Telegram from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Mrs. C.E Hoffman on July 27, 1911. King asks Mrs. Hoffman if he can have her house from August to early September.

Additional words handwritten in black ink on reverse by unknown source.
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.

Wilhelmie “Minnie” Pattison (1864-1946) was born in Fergus, Ontario on December 15, 1864. She married C. Everett Hoffman in April of 1888, and they settled in Berlin, Ontario (present day Kitchener). After her husband’s death in 1910 Mrs. Hoffman continued to live at 117 Queen Street North, Berlin. She married Major George A. Heather in 1918. Mrs. Heather died in Kitchener, Ontario on March 18, 1946.

Early correspondence with William Lyon Mackenzie King is under the name Mrs. Hoffman; after 1918, she uses the name Mrs. Heather.

Transcribed by Danielle Hughes in 2017.
Date of Original
July 27, 1911
Dimensions
Width: 21.9 cm
Height: 13.8 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S718_2.1.6
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

{POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS

Office of Origin and Service Instructions.}

[handwritten] Ottawa RP8 via commercial [end handwritten]

{Received here at}

[handwritten] 12.13P.M.[end handwritten]

{TO} [handwritten] RP8 Mrs. Edward Hoffman 12 Burney St Greenwich. Could I have your house for August and early September if vacation possible answer paid please cable

Mackenzie King [end handwritten]

(verso)

[handwritten] yes certainly [end handwritten]

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Telegram from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Mrs. C. E Hoffman, July 27, 1911


Telegram from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Mrs. C.E Hoffman on July 27, 1911. King asks Mrs. Hoffman if he can have her house from August to early September.

Additional words handwritten in black ink on reverse by unknown source.