Letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Mrs. George A. Heather, September 2, 1928
Description
Creators
King, William Lyon Mackenzie, Author
Hoffman, C. E. Mrs
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Correspondence
Description
Typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Mrs. George A. Heather, on September 2, 1928. King acknowledges the note she left at the hotel, and hope to see her and her husband in Geneva.

Signature in black ink by William Lyon Mackenzie King
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
Sept. 2, 1928
Dimensions
Width: 13.5 cm
Height: 18.3 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S718_2.1.15
Collection
William Lyon Mackenzie King collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Genève, Switzerland
    Latitude: 46.20222 Longitude: 6.14569
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

{GRAND HOTEL DE LA PAIX

GENEVE

Societe Anonyme

Jean BAEHL}

Geneva, September 2, 1928.

Dear Mrs. Heather,

I have just received the note you so kindly left at the Hotel this morning, and am pleased to learn from it that you and Major Heather expect to be in Geneva for some time.

I shall look forward to the pleasure of seeing you both while here. I am sorry I missed you when you called.

With kindest remembrances,

Yours very sincerely,

[signed] W.L. Mackenzie King

Mrs. G. Heather,

Touring-Hotel-Balance,

Place Longemalle,

Geneva.

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Letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Mrs. George A. Heather, September 2, 1928


Typewritten letter from William Lyon Mackenzie King to Mrs. George A. Heather, on September 2, 1928. King acknowledges the note she left at the hotel, and hope to see her and her husband in Geneva.

Signature in black ink by William Lyon Mackenzie King