Fonds F0267 - Robert Laird Borden fonds

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Robert Laird Borden fonds

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F0267

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  • 1912-1922 (Creation)

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0.30 m of textual records

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(1854-1937)

Biographical history

Robert Laird Borden (1854-1937), lawyer and politician, was raised in Halifax where he became a lawyer and Conservative Party politician. He became leader of the party in 1901 and led it to victory in the national election of 1911, remaining Prime Minister until his retirement in 1920. Borden served as Prime Minister during World War I. He promoted the cause of Canadian nationhood within the British Empire.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of a typescript carbon copy of Robert Laird Borden's dairies for the period, 1912-1922. This covers the war years, the passage of the War Measures Act, the introduction of income tax in Canada, the organization of the Union government, and related topics.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1981-007. Further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/03 Marie-Josee Levesque:. WordPerfect (Creation)
2002/04/03 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/15 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording on accruals, extent, access restrictions.

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