Letters to Limbo: The Letters of Robert Borden Prime Minister of Canada, 1911-1920
Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Date Published: 1971
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition. 310pp., 9-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches. Signed by Henry Borden, the editor along with a handwritten two page note on personal Henry Borden Stationary to author Eric [Arthur]. Book in very good condition. Dust jacket with chips to upper border and tiny tears, other wise good condition.
Sir Robert Borden, the eighth prime minister of Canada, & the leader of the Liberal-Conservative Party (1911 to 1920), was instrumental in the achievement of the "Dominion Status" and transition from the British Empire to the British Commonwealth of Nations. This was key to greater autonomy for Canada.
Henry Borden, was Sir Roberts’s nephew. He was educated at McGill, Dalhousie and Oxford, was one of Toronto's most prominent corporate lawyers. During WWII he was appointed to the War Supply Board in Ottawa and in 1942 was made chairman of the War Time Industries Control Board. After the war he became the chief fund raiser for the Conservative Party, becoming president of Brascan, & Chairman of the board of governors of the University of Toronto
Eric Arthur was a Canadian architect, writer and educator. Born in Dunedin, New Zealand and educated in England, he served in World War I with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He emigrated to Canada in 1923 to teach architecture at the University of Toronto. Arthur was a professor until 1966, and remained a professor emeritus until his death. In 1969, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.
On consignment with LDRB.
Very Good / Good. Item #8708