Series 2 - Wilhelmie Hoffman papers

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Wilhelmie Hoffman papers

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  • 1911-1944 (Creation)
    King, William Lyon Mackenzie
  • 1910-1946 (Creation)
    Hoffman, Wilhelmie

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3 cm of records

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Wilhelmie “Minnie” Pattison (1864-1946) was born in Fergus, Ontario on December 15, 1864. She married C. Everett Hoffman in April of 1888, and they settled in Berlin, Ontario (present day Kitchener). After her husband’s death in 1910 Mrs. Hoffman continued to live at 117 Queen Street North, Berlin. She married Major George A. Heather in 1918. Mrs. Heather died in Kitchener, Ontario on March 18, 1946.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950) was Canada's longest serving Prime Minister with a total of 22 years (1921-1930 and 1935-1948). King was born in Berlin, Ontario (present day Kitchener) on December 17, 1874. He graduated from the University of Toronto and went on to study economics at Harvard and Chicago University. In 1900 King was named Canada's first Deputy Minister of Labour, and became Minister of Labour in 1909. In 1921 King was elected Prime Minster of Canada. King was a member of the Liberal Party of Parliament for over 30 years, 22 of those years were spent as Prime Minister of Canada. William Lyon Mackenzie King died on July 22, 1950 in Kingsmere, Quebec.

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This series contains letters between King and Mrs. Hoffman (later Mrs. Heather). The letters are related to Hoffman renting her house to King and several other personal greeting letters. Correspondence from King is original, and correspondence to King is are copies.

Also includes other correspondence to Mrs. Hoffman, newspaper clippings, postcards and photographs.

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