Item #7604 Wilfrid Laurier "in office" 1910 typed letter signed. Sir Wilfrid LAURIER.
Wilfrid Laurier "in office" 1910 typed letter signed
Wilfrid Laurier "in office" 1910 typed letter signed
LAURIER, Sir Wilfrid [1841-1919]

Wilfrid Laurier "in office" 1910 typed letter signed

Place Published: Ottawa
Date Published: 1910
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding

8 x 10-1/4 inches, was folded not flat. Typed Letter Signed, dated Ottawa, 9th June, 1910, on stationery of the Prime Minister's office, addressed to W. F. Alloway, Winnipeg. 6 lines on one sheet. Minor 3/8 inch open tear in black border fold long open separations, W in Wilfred signature smudged, otherwise in near fine condition.

Response letter to Alloway regarding two senior Canadian Pacific Railway management executives very positive.

Laurier was a major supporter of Railway expansion in Canada. In the early 1900s, Laurier’s government financed a second transcontinental railway, whose construction was entrusted to Grand Trunk Pacific. Laurier would later finance a third transcontinental line built by Canadian Northern Railway, in direct competition with Grand Trunk Pacific.

Laurier writes: “My dear Alloway,*- / Many thanks for your kind letter. Give my thanks to / Mr. Whyte**. I have nothing that I could ask him; Sir Thomas Shaughnessy*** has / been kindness itself and I cannot wish anything more. // Please remember me to Mrs. Alloway and believe me, / Yours very sincerely, / Wilfrid Laurier.”

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”.

*William Forbes Alloway, 1852-1920, businessman, banker, politician, and philanthropist; one of the richest men in Canada;

**Sir William Whyte, 1843-1914, Superintendent Central Division of the Canadian Pacific Railway;

***Thomas George Shaughnessy, 1853-1923, 1st Baron Shaughnessy, President of the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1899-1918.
Item #7604

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