Ontario Government Record Series RG 3-9
6.4 metres of textual records
Series consists of public correspondence created or received by Premier Mitchell F. Hepburn during his time in office.
The series, taken as a whole, gives a comprehensive picture of the administrative routine and organization of the Hepburn Government. There are no files in this series dating from 1938-1939 and 1943 (the files from the latter year may simply have been absorbed by Hepburn's successor, George D. Conant). It is not known what happened to these records. Furthermore, it is evident that certain files have been "weeded" or removed altogether prior to their arrival at the Archives. This is particularly true of the period 1937, 1941-1942.
Specific topics such as government policies toward Ontario Hydro and the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway, party patronage, provisions to combat the great depressions, the Saint Lawrence Seaway, relations with the Dominion government, the Separate Schools question, the Dionne quintuplets, Liquor Control, the great Oshawa strike, and election tactics are documented in this series.
The subject files that comprise this series are arranged alphabetically.
The records in this closely related to the series: Premier Mitchell F. Hepburn private general correspondence records, Reference Code: RG 3-10.
For Hepburn's personal and political correspondence as MP, MPP and Leader of the Opposition, Premier and Leader of the Liberal Party see the Mitch Hepburn Papers (Reference Code: F 10). An inventory exists for these papers at the Archives.
No further accruals are expected.
These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.
|Office of the Premier (AA26)||Premier (1934-1942 : Hepburn) (CA276)|
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