The Diaries of Sir Robert Borden, 1912-1918. Transcription by Dr. Kathryn Rose

Borden, Sir Robert Laird and Rose, Kathryn (1912) The Diaries of Sir Robert Borden, 1912-1918. Transcription by Dr. Kathryn Rose. Documentation. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, ON. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Sir Robert Laird Borden was the Prime Minister of Canada from October 1911 until July 1920, when he resigned due to health concerns. First elected to the House in 1896, Borden was the leader of the Conservative party from February 1901 until 1917, when he formed a Union Government. These are transcripts of the personal diaries that were kept by Sir Robert Borden between the years 1912-1918 inclusive. Borden led Canada at a very unique juncture in the country’s history. His diary provides valuable insight to his experience. During his tenure, Borden handled his share of scandals, including the railways, the naval question, munitions, Sir Sam Hughes, and most notably, conscription, all while leading a country during the war. There are three versions of the Borden diary, and each vary to a small degree. The original, held in Library and Archives Canada, is the only complete version. It’s held in the Sir Robert Borden Fonds, Volume 449. This volume is not available for public consultation. The following diary is a digitized representation of the third version of the diary, a typed version, transcribed and held by the Archives.

Item Type: Report (Documentation)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/2428
Item ID: 2428
Additional Information: As this source is a transcription of a holding of the Library and Archives Canada, we ask you to cite it as such to maintain the integrity of the document, and acknowledge the provenance of the material. A microfilm version of the diary cam be found in the Sir Robert Borden Fonds, microfilm reels C-1864, C-1867, C-1865, C-1866. The transcript can be found in volume 450. Volume 451 contains a photocopy.
Keywords: Prime Minister of Canada; First World War; WWI; World War, 1914-1918; Sir Robert Borden; Personal diaries
Department(s): Memorial University Libraries
Date: 1 January 1912
Date Type: Date Range
Supplemental Date: 31 December 1918
Geographic Location: Canada
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Borden, Robert Laird, Sir, 1854-1937. Prime ministers--Canada--Biography. Canada--Politics and government--1914-1945. Canada--Politics and government--20th century.

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