Date Published: 1897
Binding: No binding
Israel Tarte was a notary, journalist, newspaper owner, and politician. Tarte came to prominence as editor of several newspapers, Le Canadien, L'Evénement, La Patrie and the Quebec Daily Mercury. He was a Minister under Wilfrid Laurier. "The four elements that made him what he was - a francophone, Catholic, Canadian, and British subject - sometimes led him, in politics, to try to square the circle." DCB
Typed letter signed with Free Frank envelope. One page, 8 x 10 inches. Dated Office of the Minister of Public Works, Ottawa, September 6th, 1897. Letter refers to a dispute between lumber and agricultural interests and suggesting he will attempt to work out a solution. (With some Tarte handwritten additions). To Cambridge member of parliament Duncan Graham (1845-1934), who had just won a by-election in 1897 to Parliament (his only term) after a contested vote count in the 1896 Laurier landslide.
Very Good. Item #8579