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Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence pertaining to the constitutional issue of 1926, photocopy, 1926-1943, 1 cm; and addresses given during Lord Byng's term as Governor General, 1922-1926, 0.3 cm. The material consists of originals, 9 pages; photocopies, 43 pages. Volumes 2 to 10 are in horizontal storage. Volume 2 is a resolution for world peace from the National Reform Association. Volumes 3-10 are addresses from Parliment to Byng regarding various subjects. The fonds also contains a photographic portrait of Byng.
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Biography / Administrative history
Lord Byng, born in 1862 at Wrotham Park, England, was Canada's twelfth Governor General, 1921-1926. During World War I, he commanded the Canadian Corps, 1916, directed the attack on Vimy Ridge, 1917, and was promoted to Command the British 3rd Army.
He became Governor General of Canada in 1921, marking the first time the Canadian government had been formally consulted about the selection of a governor general. However, in 1926, Lord Byng refused W.L.M. King's request for a dissolution of Parliament. This precipitated the King-Byng Affair.
Lord Byng's last major appointment was as Chief Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, England, 1928-1931.
See also: Cowan, John, Canada's Governors-General, Toronto: York Publishing Co. Limited, 1965, and The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1985.
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1. Governors general - Canada, 1922-1943 Great Britain. Her Majesty the Queen Mother, 1926.
2. Byng of Vimy, Julian Hedworth George Byng, Viscount - Correspondence, 1922-1943 Resolution for World Peace (Pittsburgh, Penn.), 1923.
3. Constitutional Crisis,1926, 1926-1943 Presbyterian Church in Canada. General Assembly (1925: Toronto, Ont.), 1925.
4. Speeches, addresses, etc., Canadian, [1922-1943]
5. Governors general - Canada - Messages, 1922-1926.
6. Speech from the Throne - Canada, 1922-1943.
7. Politique et gouvernement Canada
8. Politics and government Canada
9. National Reform Association (1923: Pittsburgh, Penn.)
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