Arthur Lewis Sifton fonds [textual record, graphic material]

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    Textual material, Photographs, Art
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    • Arthur Lewis Sifton fonds
      Arthur Lewis Sifton fonds
  • Fonds includes:
    23 lower level description(s)
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    Place of creation:
    No place, unknown, or undetermined
    1.3 m of textual records.
    307 photographs. b&w.
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    Scope and content:
    Fonds consists of correspondence, subject files concerning the Paris Peace Conference, R.C.M.P. reports, political papers and reference files. Photographic material depicts: Premier Arthur Lewis Sifton's residence, Edmonton, Alberta; Alberta government offices; portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lewis Sifton and family; unidentified groups. The fonds also includes photographic material that depicts: Premier Arthur Lewis Sifton's residence, Edmonton, Alberta; Alberta government offices; portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lewis Sifton and family; unidentified groups. In addition, the fonds includes posters, greeting cards and menus.
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    Biography/Administrative history:
    Sifton, Arthur Lewis, 1859-1921: The Rt. Hon. A.L. Sifton, politician and lawyer, was born in Canada West, and educated at Victoria College, Cobourg. He was called to the Manitoba bar in 1883 and practised law in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. He was admitted to the Northwest Territories bar in 1885, and was elected to the Assembly, 1899, serving as Treasurer and Commissioner for Public Works, 1901. In 1903, he was appointed Chief Justice of the Northwest Territories, and became Chief Justice of Alberta, 1905-1910. After entering provincial politics Sifton became Premier, Provincial Treasurer and Minister of Public Works of Alberta in 1910, and in 1912 he assumed the additional portfolio of Railways and Telephones. On entering the federal Union Government in 1917 he served as Minister of Customs, 1917-1918, Customs and Inland Revenue, 1918-1919, Public Works, 1919, and as Secretary of State, 1919-1921. As part of the Canadian delegation, Sifton attended the Paris Peace Conference of 1919-1919 and sat on a number of international commissions. In 1920 he became first chairman of the Canadian Air Board. See: Johnson, Directory of Parliament, p. 529.
    Finding aid:
    Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid is a file list. MSS0816 (90 90: Open)

    Additional information:
    General Note:
    Received in 1964 from his daughter, Mrs. W.R. Kenny. The Steele correspondence, volume 14, was received in 1967 from Charles MacKenzie of Ottawa, Ont.; additional material was received in 1972 from Mrs. Kenney's estate through Mary Sifton. Volume 13 was received in 1966 from Mrs. A.C. Ernst of Ottawa, Ont.
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    Other system control no.:
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    1964-110 NPC
    1972-092 PIC
    1972-277 NPC
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    Terms of use:
    Photographs: No restrictions on use or reproduction.Various copyrights. Credit: name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / copy negative number.
    Other graphic material: No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright unknown.

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