Fonds F 35
2.5 centimetres of textual records
The collection consists of a small group of original letters sent and received by John A. Macdonald, dated 1855-1891. Subjects of the letters include: patronage appointments, a school bill, the 1860 visit of the Prince of Wales, Canadian confederation, election issues, and government railway policy. Also included is a letter of condolence from Conservative members of both Houses to Lady Macdonald, following the death of Sir John A. Macdonald.
Sir John A. (John Alexander) Macdonald (1815-1891) was a lawyer, businessman, politician and Prime Minister of Canada from 1867 to 1873, and from 1878 to 1891.
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Most records of John A. Macdonald are held by Library and Archives Canada, MG 26, A.
The Archives of Ontario has microfilm copies of the records of Macdonald which are held at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa. To view microfilm records obtained from Library and Archives Canada, consult the following microfilm reels: ; C 21 - C 38; C 1488 - C 1525; C 1552 - C 1569; C 1580 - C 1600; C 1655 - C 1716; C 1746 - C 1828; C 4810 - C 4818.
Numerous fonds and collections held by the Archives of Ontario include letters to or from John A. Macdonald, or references to him. A list of these fonds and collections is available in the inventory for F 35.
Title based on content of fonds.
Biographical sketch information gathered from the following source: MacMillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography.
Accession Numbers: 726, 1283, 3937, 4871, 6255, 6903, 9331.MU 1764, MU 2614.MS 335.
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