Place Published: Ottawa
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier
Date Published: 1918
Binding: No binding
UNUSUAL SIGNED WILFRID LAURIER COLLECTABLE EPHEMERA
Very unusual and interesting ephemera item includes 4 items;
1) Envelope, 9 x 4 inches, Registered, Free-franked and addressed to Mr. N Hassard, Toronto; on reverse a House of Commons engraved logo and a red wax-stamped seal in the centre on the flap (letter was opened on the side)
2) 4pp book order holder House of Commons green embossed letterhead, flat 17 x 11 inches folded to 8-1/2 x 11 inches with a book order form and a $1 bill attached. Typed on the front page upside down to the letterhead is " From Sir Wilfrid Laurier Ottawa". Folded letterhead is further folded to fit the envelope.
3) Book order form 5-1/2 x 8 inches, printed one side, for the book "A New Light on Lord Macaulay (1918) by Albert R(ichard). Hassard, and order form is SIGNED BY WILFRID LAURIER)
4) The Dominion of Canada 1917, $1 bill, 6-1/2 x 3-1/4 inches, with the young lady featured on the front is Princess Patricia of Connaught.
A very unusual group of Wilfrid Laurier items with the SIGNED book order form combined with a Free-franked, red wax sealed House of commons envelope, House of Commons letterhead, and 1917 $1 bill to pay for the book. This collectable shows insight into Laurier's interest and all material handled and owned by Laurier just a year before he died. In 1918 Laurier was Liberal party leader and in office as Leader of the Opposition.
Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's seventh and first French-Canadian Prime Minister and second "elected" Prime Minister (after Sir John A. Macdonald), holding office 1896-1911. Laurier was born in St. Lin, Quebec. He received a law degree from McGill University in 1864, and practiced law in Montreal and Arthabaskville from 1864-1896. Wilfrid Laurier was Liberal party leader from 1887 until his death in 1919 . His nearly 45 years (1874-1919) of service in Federal politics in the House of Commons stands as a record in Canadian politics.
In a 2010 poll of 1,000 Canadians, weekly news magazine Maclean’s asked who Canada’s greatest Prime-Minister was. More than 80% of respondents replied “Wilfrid Laurier”.
Very Good. Item #7561