Collection glen-2376 - Ernest Watkins' R.B. Bennett Research collection

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Ernest Watkins' R.B. Bennett Research collection

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GLEN glen-2376

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  • 1963 (Creation)
    Watkins, Ernest

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62.5 cm of textual records

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This collection of reference material was collected and used by Ernest S. Watkins, 1902-1982, for his book about Richard Bedford Bennett, R.B. Bennett : A Biography. - Toronto : Kingswood House, 1963.

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The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, and radio broadcasts of R.B. Bennett (1890-1947). Includes manuscript notes (1963) by E. Watkins.
Records related to the following subjects are also in this collection. See inventory for details: Conservative party, Bank of Canada, Lord Beaverbrook (Max Aitken), John E. Brownlee, Lord Byng of Vimy, Canadian Navy, C.O. Card, John Diefenbaker, George A. Drew, elections, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, Charles F. Harris, Frederick Haultain, George A. Ings, William Lyon Mackenzie King, labour camps, League of Nations, James A. Lougheed, Massey Harris Co., Arthur Meighen, radio broadcasts, Reconstruction Party, Canadian Red Cross, Regina riot, St. Lawrence Seaway, Social Credit, H.H. Stevens, and USA-Canada relations.

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Gift of Ernest S. Watkins, 1967.


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  • The material is in English.

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