Place Published: Ottawa
Publisher: Pauline Vanier
Date Published: 1963
Binding: No binding
5 x 8 inches. Typed Letter Signed. Government House, Ottawa, letterhead dated 16 April 1963. To J. Keiller Mackay, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, expressing thanks for evidently good wishes for her husband's health. With autograph [postscript, and with original envelope.
Pauline (Archer) Vanier was married to Georges-Philias Vanier 19th Governor General of Canada.
With her extensive diplomatic experience, Pauline Vanier filled the role of vice-regal consort with as much distinction as her husband filled his. Georges and Pauline Vanier created the Vanier Institute of the Family in 1965.
Madame Vanier was the first non-political woman to be appointed to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. She was sworn in on April 11, 1967 as a sign of honour from Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. In July that same year she was made one of the first Companions of the Order of Canada for her humanitarian work. She was appointed the Chancellor of the University of Ottawa in 1966.