Item R-A4 - Visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

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Visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

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  • Graphic material

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  • 1901 or 1908-07-27 (Creation)

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1 photograph : print, b&w; 8.9 x 14.0 cm
1 photograph : negative, b&w

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Accompanying document indicates image depicts His Royal Highness the Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V) during his 1901 visit to Canada and suggests it may have been taken at Lebret, Saskatchewan while travelling through the Qu'Appelle Valley. Further, it identifies the other passengers in the vehicle as likely Lieutenant -Governor Amédée Forget and rector of Laval University Rev. Olivier Mathieu with Father Hougonard standing to the side of the road.

Alternatively, Library and Archives Canada describes the same image as representing His Royal Highness' visit to Canada in 1908 and further contradicts the record in the Saskatchewan Archives' holdings by indicating the image is taken in Saint-Joachim, Quebec and that Governor General Earl Grey and rector of Laval University Rev. Olivier Mathieu accompanied His Royal Highness.

The similarity of the geography of the locations, the poor quality of the face of the Lieutenant-Governor or Governor General, and the lack of additional documentation makes it difficult to ascertain which description is correct. However, the resemblance of the vehicle shown to those produced in 1908 (such as the McLaughlin) and the dissimilarity to those produced in 1901 or earlier hints at the likelihood of the later date of 1908.

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The print and negative were assigned the same reference code.

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  • English

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Availability of other formats

An additional print is available. R-A28375

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Associated material: Item is available in the Quebec Battlefields Association collection (R5315-0-2-E) at Library and Archives Canada (MIKAN No. 3194389; PA-123472).

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General note

Fonds Title: HPI.
Location for retrieval: Regina-Hillsdale.

Accompanying material

Typescript: This photograph was taken at the time of the visit to Canada in 1901 of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, who later became King George V and Queen Mary. / They visited Regina on September 27, 1901, and this picture appears to have been taken at Lebret when they took a trip through the Qu'Appelle Valley. The Duke of Cornwall, wearing a bowler hat, is seated in the back seat (His companion is not known, likely Lt. Gov. Forget) In front, with the driver, is the Rev. Father Olivier Mathieu, who was then rector of Laval University, Quebec and a on a visit to the west and later in 1915, became Archbishop Mathieu of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Regina. Standing at the side of the road is Father Hougonard, the first Principal of the Indian Industrial School at Lebret.

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PA-123472 (LAC photo #)

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



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  • English

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  • Latin


Content of image.
Library and Archives Canada description MIKAN No. 3194389
Various Internet sites.

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