Fonds F0710 - George Washington Stephens, Jr. fonds

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George Washington Stephens, Jr. fonds

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0.14 m of textual records
48 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 22.5 cm

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George Washington Stephens, Jr. was born in Montreal on 3 August 1866, and was educated at McGill University and the universities of Geneva, Marburg, and Hanover. He worked for several firms before becoming president of the Canadian Rubber Company of Montreal, and vice-president of the Canadian Consolidated Rubber Company. Stephens served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1905 to 1908, and was president of the Montreal Harbour Commission from 1907 to 1912. He was appointed to the League of Nations and the Governing Commission of the Saar in 1923, and served as the commission's president from 1924 to 1926. Stephens died in Los Angeles in 1942.

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Fonds consists of two leather-bound albums likely presented to Stephens after his resignation as president of the Saar Governing Commission.

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Acquired from the Ballantyne estate, Oakville, through Hugh Anson-Cartwright, Toronto, May 2015.


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Other records of George Washington Stephens, Jr. form part of the Musée McCord Museum, Stephens Family fonds, P020/I.

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Stephen's Report on British and continental ports, with a view to the development of the port of Montreal and Canada transportation, written with Frederick W. Cowie (London, 1908), is held by the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, call no. 15729. The report is inscribed to Charles Calquhon Ballantyne, a fellow harbour commissioner in Montreal, "To whose generous sacrifice and co-operation this report owes its existence."

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