Item iw-glen-809 - Sir Frederick W.G. Haultain's letter and invitation

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Sir Frederick W.G. Haultain's letter and invitation

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GLEN glen-1143-iw-glen-809

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  • 1885, 1902 (Creation)
    Haultain, Frederick W.G.

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5 pages

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Frederick William Gordon Haultain, 1857-1942, was born in Woolwich, England. He emigrated to Canada with his parents, and was educated at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1882 and the North-West Territories in 1884. He set up a law practice in Fort Macleod in 1884. He was elected to the North-West Territories Legislative Assembly in 1887, and after the formation of the Executive Council served as Premier, 1897-1905. In 1902 he attended the coronation of Edward VII as a representative of Canada. From 1905 to 1912 he sat in the Saskatchewan Legislature, and in 1912 was appointed Chief Justice of Saskatchewan. He retired from this position in 1937. He secretly married Marion Castellain (nee Mackintosh) in March 1906 after she secured a divorce from her American husband Louis. Marion died in Guelph in 1938, and Frederick married Mrs. W.B. Gilmour of Montreal later that year. Haultain Memorial School in Calgary was named in his honour in 1980. In 1946 the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada designated Haultain as a National Historic Person. For further information see Frederick Haultain, Frontier Statesman of the Canadian Northwest / Grant MacEwan. - Saskatoon : Western Producer Prairie Books, 1975; L.H. Thomas' article, "The Political and Private Life of F.W.G. Haultain" in Saskatchewan History. - vol. 23, no. 2 (Spring 1970); and "Sir Frederick William Aplin Gordon Haultain, 1897-1905" in The Mantle of Leadership : Premiers of the North-West Territories and Alberta, 1897-2005 / Sandra E. Perry and Jessica J. Craig ; contributing author, Margaret A. Shane. -- Edmonton : Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 2006, p. 159-199.

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Consists of an 1885 letter written by F.W.G. Haultain to his mother, describing life on the Cochrane Ranche, including daily activities, food, clothing, and social past times. Also consists of a 1902 invitation to St. James Palace when Haultain was in England representing Canada during the Coronation of Edward VII.

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