William Bullock Ives Autographed letter
Date Published: ND
Binding: No binding
Autograph letter signed. One page, 5 x 6 inches. Undated. Declining an invitation to Mr. Newsome of the Toronto Young Liberal Conservative Club but confirming attendance at a future meeting.
William Bullock Ives was a lawyer, businessman, and politician. Minister in cabinets of Macdonald, Abbott, Thomson, Bowell and Tupper. A member of the Conservative Party of Canada, he represented the electoral districts of Richmond-Wolfe from 1878 to 1891 and Sherbrooke from 1891 to 1899, and served as the President of the Privy Council and Minister of Trade and Commerce. Prior to his election to the House of Commons, Ives worked as a lawyer and businessman in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and served on the town council and as mayor. Enterprising, outgoing, and highly regarded, William Bullock Ives was a respected jurist and a prudent businessman. A member of the well-to-do English-speaking middle class of the Eastern Townships, he exemplified both the converging relationships between family, business, and politics typical of his social class in the 19th century and the transition from a regional to a national Canadian bourgeoisie.
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