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Correspondence

The series contains personal correspondence between Sir Wilfrid Laurier and various people and organizations, including Sir Charles Fitzpatrick (1851-1942), Francis Robert Latchford (1856-1938), the Fergus News-Record, John Wentworth Russell (1879-1959), and Louis Jacob Breithaupt (1855–1939), among others.

January 14, 1891

Date : January 14, 1891
To : Ulric Barthe
From : Wilfrid Laurier
Format : Handwritten and signed

Regrets that he cannot "advertise" himself by asking friends in politics to buy the book.

August 11, 1890

Date : August 11, 1890
To : Ulric Barthe
From : Wilfrid Laurier
Format : Handwritten and signed

Will not promise to reread speeches; expects to be very busy; endorses note.

August 6, 1890

Date : August 6, 1890
To : Ulric Barthe
From : Wilfrid Laurier
Format : Handwritten and signed

Introduction to English version of book should be "more sparing of praise... I believe that will go over better with the English population"; more translating problems - omit "applause" from English book and stick with text; asks for a copy of the English edition.

April 18, 1890

Date : April 18, 1890
To : Ulric Barthe
From : Wilfrid Laurier
Format : Handwritten and signed

Introduction still too indulgent; Barthe seems confident of financial success, but Laurier is still worried; sends a cheque to buy four copies of book.

March 3, 1890

Date : March 3, 1890
To : Ulric Barthe
From : Wilfrid Laurier
Format : Handwritten and signed

If possible, delete "laudatory" introduction from book. "It is always dangerous to judge a contemporary."

January 29, 1890

Date : January 29, 1890
To : Ulric Barthe
From : Wilfrid Laurier
Format : Handwritten and signed; English

        Speech of November, 1885  "... so outrageously reported... you had better give it up."
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