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Henri Guillaume LaMothe fonds [textual record]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

73 cm of textual records.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of federal election poll books, 1900, 1904; federal by-election poll books, 1901, 1902, 1906; tally sheets of final election results, 1904.

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Textual records: The finding aid is a descriptive file list. MSS1577 (Paper)

Biography / Administrative history

Henri Guillaume LaMothe was appointed Clerk of the Crown in Chancery 27 January 1900, a position he retained until his death in April of 1908. The Clerk of the Crown in Chancery was a Crown appointee, whose office was primarily concerned with Dominion elections and by-elections. It was the Clerk, who issued any writs of Election and proclamations, to summon or dissolve Parliament and who was responsible for the collection and safekeeping of all Dominion election documents.

At the time of Confederation and up until 1920, the federal government did not compile its own voters lists but, rather, it chose to adopt provincial lists. In 1908, the Office was transferred from the Privy Council to the House of Commons until 1920, when it was replaced by the Office of Chief Electoral Officer.

Additional information

Received in 1985, from Matt Mullaly of Ottawa, Ont.

Subject heading

1. Canada. Parliament - Elections - Poll books, [between 1900 and 1906] Great Britain. Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, [between 1900 and 1906]
2. Saskatchewan - Voting registers, [between 1900 and 1906]
3. Quebec (Province) - Voting registers, [between 1900 and 1904]
4. Manitoba - Voting registers, 1900, 1902.
5. New Brunswick - Voting registers, 1900.
6. Nova Scotia - Voting registers, 1900.
7. British Columbia - Voting registers, 1904.
8. Ontario - Voting registers, 1901, 1902.
9. Prince Edward Island - Voting registers, 1901.
10. Canada. Parliament - Elections, 1904.
11. Canada - Officials and employees, [1900-1906]


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