Inventory of the
Robert Laird Borden fonds

Inventory #F0267

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0267
Title:Robert Laird Borden fonds
Extent:0.30 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative 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.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: Fonds level description only.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000267.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1981-007. Further accruals are expected.
Provenance Access Points:Borden, Robert Laird, 1854-1937

Date of creation: 2002/04/03
Date of last revision: 2003/04/15
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