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R.B. Bennett, [ca. 1909]
R.B. Bennett, [ca. 1909]
NA-861-1

Richard Bedford Bennett fonds

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Inventory

  Correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
M-126-2 "A" correspondence. -- 1899. -- Consists of letters re new CPR pass; and payments from Max Aitken [Lord Beaverbrook] in St. John, New Brunswick.
M-126-3 "B" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of letters from R.G. Brett re Conservative nomination; from Thomas Barwis asking for help with ratification of appointment as Police Magistrate in Vancouver; F.W. Borden re horses for South African War; general legal business matters, etc.
M-126-4 "C" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of letter from Robert Campbell of Banff on behalf of locality, wanting to know Bennett's intentions re becoming a candidate in the next Federal election; George Cloakey asking Bennett to come to Olds to help with a law suit. Includes Bennett's 1899 Christmas card.
M-126-5 "D" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of routine government business from J.S. Dennis, deputy commissioner, and explanation of lack of repairs on Elbow River bridge at Spruce Vale; and general legal business.
M-126-6 "E" correspondence. -- 1899 and n.d. -- Consists of petition from residents of Little Red Deer and Dog Pound district to have Thomas Howard appointed Justice of the Peace; letters from Bob Edwards, Leduc, re newspaper and news.
M-126-7 "F" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of letters from S.P. Fream re political situation at Innisfail; form letter from The Nor' West Farmer asking for articles.
M-126-8 "G" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of invitation to speak at Red Deer; William Gilmore of Dog Pound asking for bridge.
M-126-9 "H" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of general legal business; John Hawkes' request to be reinstated in civil service; invitation to banquet held by Sons of England Benefit Society of Calgary; Stanley Harrison re Dog Pound bridge; F.W. Haultain re liquor ordinance; J.J. Hill, president of Great Northern Railway re no plans or interest of building lines in Canada.
M-126-10 "J" and "K" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of general legal business.
M-126-11 "L" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of letter of invitation to Olds concert for patriotic fund; and telegrams.
M-126-12 "M" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of letters asking Bennett to help in jobs, promotions, etc.; from John Murray in Olds re school site and legal matters; and letters seeking legal advice.
M-126-13 "O" and "P" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of letter from William Pearce re Bow River irrigation scheme; importation of purebred bulls and hogs into the North-West Territories by government and CPR; Thomas O'Brien of Golden, BC seekig advice on murder case; and letter from NWT government seeking agricultural exhibit for exposition in Paris.
M-126-14 "R" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of letter from W.H. Roughedge to get bill through NWT Legislature re Peace River Comany; and repair to bridge across Elbow River at Spruce Vale.
M-126-15 "S" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of letter from R.A. Scarlett thanking Bennett for legal services rendered to a friend; E.B. Shantz asking for pay while in Berlin promoting emigraton to North-West Territories; and general legal business.
M-126-16 "T" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of orders of law books from Edward Thompson Company of New York.
M-126-17 "U" correspondence. -- 1899. -- Consists of letter asking for job for D.W. Vance and letters of recommendation for him.
M-126-18 "W" correspondence. -- 1899-1900. -- Consists of government correspondence on re-location of Hainstock school house near Olds; letter asking for loan; inquiry re E.H. Harris trial; and note from Arthur O. Wheeler, enclosing letter re job offer.
  Miscellany. -- 1898-1914
M-126-19 Military concert program, Grand Theatre, Calgary. -- 1914. -- R.B. Bennett was to give a speech.
M-126-20 Miscellany. -- 1898-1912. -- Consists of bookplate with crest; 1898 and 1899 Christmeas cards sent by R.B. Bennett; and advance press of biography (ca. 1912).
  Scrapbooks. -- 1910-1919
M-126-21 Scrapbook on career of R.B. Bennett and war news, Calgary, Volume 1. -- 1910-1914
M-126-22 Scrapbook on career of R.B. Bennett and war news, Calgary, Volume 2. -- 1915-1916
M-126-23 Scrapbook on career of R.B. Bennett and war news, Calgary, Volume 3. -- 1916-1917
M-126-24 Scrapbook on career of R.B. Bennett and war news, Calgary, Volume 4. -- 1918-1919
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