Fonds F 13

Thomas Laird Kennedy fonds

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Thomas Laird Kennedy fonds
Dates of Creation
1817, 1887, 1914-1958
Physical Description

63 photographs : black and white prints

23 centimetres of textual records

2 volumes of textual records

1 album

1 poster

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of photographs and textual records pertaining to Tom Kennedy's activities as a soldier and while a Member of the Ontario Legislature.

Photographs include portraits and depict Kennedy at various public events with friends, colleagues and members of the public. Included are photos of George Drew and Leslie Frost.

Fonds includes an album of photographs, mainly containing publicity shots taken by W.D. Tolton of the Extension Department of the Ontario Agricultural College during a tour by Kennedy to the "Clay Belt" area of Ontario. Areas depicted include New Liskeard, Fraser Beach, Engleheart, Heaslip, Schumacher, Matheson, Lac Ste. Therese, Skillington, Porquois Junction, Kapuskasing and Hearst. Subjects of these photos are chiefly fields and farm buildings, experimental farms near New Liskeard and Kapuskasing, a hydroelectric dam at Smooth Rock falls, a sawmill, a trading post near Lac Ste. Therese, and two French Canadian families experiencing economic hardship.

Fonds also includes textual material, primarily dealing with Kennedy's role as Member of the Ontario Legislature. These records include correspondence regarding constituency matters; various speeches, statistics and reports regarding agriculture; personal diaries and scrapbooks.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Tom Kennedy (1878-1959) was the Conservative Premier of Ontario from 1948 to 1949.

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Kennedy, Thomas Laird, 1878-1959

Ontario. Premier (1948-1949 : Kennedy)
Restrictions on Access
No access restrictions.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records were acquired by the Archives of Ontario from Mrs. Leslie Hughes of Milton, Ontario in 1977 and from Bruce Gordon in 2011.
Former Codes

Accession number 11919, MU 7111, 7112 and 7113.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 13-1 Thomas Laird Kennedy photographs
F 13-2 Thomas L. Kennedy photograph album : Clay Belt tour
F 13-3 Thomas Laird Kennedy textual records
F 13-4 Robert Beckwith Elgie credit sale poster