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Austin Ernest Blount fonds [textual record, graphic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

20 cm of textual records photocopies.
6 photographs b&w, copies.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence with Sir Robert Borden, Hugh Graham, Sir Charles Tupper and other members of the Tupper family, other correspondence, miscellaneous papers, copies of the Statutes of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, and copies of pages of the published memoirs of Borden, showing Blount's marginal notes. The fonds also contains phtographs depicting A.E. Blount and Robert Borden during the federal election campaign in northern Ontario, 1911, portraits of Senator Raoul Dandurand and A.E. Blount; photograph of senators in Senate at Victoria Museum and the House of Parliament, ca. 1930.

Textual records
90: Open
from 1 to 2
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
10: Closed by creator/donor
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
10: Closed by creator/donor
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
10: Closed by creator/donor
INT 018
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Four photographs, [ca. 1911-1930] (accession 1974-151 NPC): National Archives of Canada does not provide copies; they must be obtained from lender. For items still in copyright, the copyright must be established by the holder of the original(s). Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.
Two photographs, [ca. 1930] (accession 1970-008 NPC): No restrictions. Copyright expired. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.

No finding aid

Biography / Administrative history

Austin Ernest Blount, public servant, born in 1870 at Stanstead, Que. was created C.M.G. in 1919. He was private secretary to Sir Charles Tupper, 1896-1901, and to Sir Robert Borden, 1901-1911 when Borden was leader of the opposition, and 1911-1917 when Borden was the Prime Minister. He was appointed Clerk of the Senate, Clerk of the Parliaments, and Master of Chancery of the Dominion of Canada in 1917.

See also: The Canadian Who's Who, 1936-1937.

Additional information

Location of originals note
Textual records: Copied in 1969 from the originals held by J.A. Blount of Ottawa, Ontario. Four photographs, [ca. 1911-1930] (accession 1974-151 NPC): The images were loaned to the National Archives of Canada and copied. The originals were returned to the lender - Mr. Westley.

Subject heading

1. Sir Robert Borden - Biography, [1896-1919] Sir Charles Tupper, [1896-1919]
2. Legislative bodies - Officials and employees - Canada, [1896-1919] Sir Robert Borden, [1896-1919]
3. Canada. Parliament - Officials and employees, [1896-1919] Hugh Graham, [1896-1919]
4. Most Distinguished Order fo Saint Michel and Saint George, [1896-1919]


Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 1970-008 NPC
2. 1974-151 NPC
3. 2002-01119-2