Fonds MG H 43 - Sir George Eulas Foster

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Sir George Eulas Foster

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  • 1896-1927 (Creation)
    Foster, George Eulas, Sir

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12.7 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

George Eulas Foster was born in Carleton County, New Brunswick, on 3 September 1847. Educated at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, where he later taught classics, he was elected to the House of Commons as a member for Kings County in 1882. In 1885 he was appointed minister of marine and fisheries in John A. Macdonald's government . In subsequent administrations, he held the posts of finance and trade and commerce. In 1919 he was a Canadian delegate at the peace conference, and two years later he was appointed to the Senate. Sir George Eulas Foster died at Ottawa on 30 December 1931.

Source: The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1988

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This fonds documents the personal and political activities of Sir George Eulas Foster. It includes travel diaries, weekly diaries, notebooks of political speeches, thought books (temperance, crime, religion, Canadian history), a few pieces of correspondence, lecture notes (League of Nations), speeches, manuscripts on historical subjects, and published articles on historical and political themes.

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Acquired in 1932.


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  • English

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Information copied from Archives Canada Database, CAIN No. 158671, 16 October 2012.

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