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Fonds F 5

Sir James Whitney fonds

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Sir James Whitney fonds
Dates of Creation
1860-1922, predominant 1874-1914
Physical Description

3.26 metres of textual records

9 volumes of textual records

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records documenting the personal, political, legal, and business activities of Sir James Whitney. Fonds details Conservative political strategies in elections and in the legislature, as well as in regard to proposed legislation. Contents include requests from residents in Whitney's home region of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry concerning issues such as employment and local improvements.

Fonds includes certificates of election expenses, certificates from returning officers, election leaflets, financial statements of Ontario, insurance policies, mortgages, promissory notes, estate records, correspondence, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, notes for political speeches, memoranda, and copies of speeches given in the legislature. Outgoing correspondence is personal in nature, though its contents also concern Sir James Whitney's professional life. Fonds also includes some newsclippings concerning the death of Lady Whitney in 1922.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Sir James Pliny Whitney (1843-1914) was Premier of Ontario from 1905 to 1914.

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Whitney, James Pliny, Sir, 1843-1914

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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Most materials in this fonds were acquired by the Archives of Ontario in 1948 from Miss Norah Whitney, through her executors, the National Trust Company. Additional material was acquired by the Archives in 1955 from the Hon. George H. Challies, Chairman of the Ontario - St. Lawrence Development Commission. Additional material was obtained from the Old Authors Farm, owned by Borden Clarke of Morrisburg, Ontario, in 1964. Several items were later received by the Archives in 1991 from Mr. Charles Humphries, most of which were placed in the records of the Office of the Premier (series RG 3-2), and others which were placed in this fonds.
Related Material

Additional records relating to Sir James P. Whitney can be found in the records of the Office of the Premier (series: RG 3-2).


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Former Codes

MU 3112 - MU 3143.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 5-1 Correspondence of Sir James Whitney
F 5-2 Sir James Whitney speeches, petitions and memoranda
F 5-3 Sir James Whitney scrapbooks
F 5-4 Letter books of Sir James Whitney