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HCHS Textual Records collection: Files 2500-2999 Politics
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Trenton Reeve

File contains four original documents from the Clerks Office, Village of Trenton, with the names and dates of appointments of the local Reeve. (Archibald Thomson 1855; William Shea 1863 & 1865; James Cumming 1871).

Elmer Sandercock, MPP, 1948-1967 : retirement

File contains an Intelligencer article, 6 December 1966, announcing the forthcoming retirement of Elmer “Sandy” Sandercock, deputy-speaker of the Ontario Legislature and MPP (Conservative) for Hastings West since 1948. Also present is a printed program for a Testimonial Dinner in honour of the MPP at the Masonic Temple in Belleville, 8 December 1966.

Roebuck, Sen. Arthur

File contains a newspaper article from the Toronto Daily Star, dated 24-February-1965 about the 90th Birthday of Senator Arthur Wentworth Roebuck, born in Hamilton, and at the time of the article the oldest active member in the Senate.

Robertson, Alexander, 1838-1888

File contains a typescript transcript of an entry for Alexander Robertson, Belleville, from A Cyclopaedia of Canadian Biography. Robertson served as mayor of Belleville in 1870 and in 1878-1879, and as an MPP for West Hastings from 1878, resigning his seat to run for federal office in 1882.

Read, Robert, Hon. M.P. 1814-1896 - Senator

File contains correspondence from the Public Archives of Canada (Ottawa) dated 1969 and addressed to Mary G. Plumpton, Curator, Hastings County Historical Society giving information for Robert Read, M.P. Senator. Tanner, distiller and farmer in Belleville. Director Grand Junction Railway; elected Legislative Council for Quinte Division. Elected House of Commons for Hastings East. Called to the Senate 1871.

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