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Fonds consists of correspondence addressed to Pope, chiefly concerning Prince Edward Island politics between the Charlottetown Conference, 1864, and the federation of Prince Edward Island with Canada in 1873, original, 1860-1880, 5 cm; royal commission appointing Pope as colonial secretary of Prince Edward Island, photocopy, 1860, 4 pages.
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Biography / Administrative history
William Henry Pope, a brother of the Hon. J.C. Pope and father of Sir Joseph Pope, was called to the Prince Edward Island bar in 1847. Elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1863, Pope joined Executive Council and remained colonial secretary, a position he had held since 1860. He attended the Charlottetown and Quebec Conference, and was honourary secretary of the latter. Resigning from the Executive Council in 1866 because of its anti-Confederation stance, he remained editor of the Islander, the leading Conservative newspaper of the Province. He spent his last years as judge of the Prince County Court.
See: Canadian Encyclopedia, p. 1449; Encyclopedia Canadiana, vol. 8, p. 248.
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1. William Henry Pope - Correspondence, 1873, 1860-1880.
2. Prince Edward Island - Politics and government - To 1873, 1860-1880.
3. Prince Edward Island - History - To 1873, 1860-1880.
4. Charlottetown Conference (1864), 1860-1880.
5. Confederation - Prince Edward Island, 1860-1880.
6. Canada - History - 1867-1914.
7. Colonial Secretary - Selection and appointment, 1860.
8. Politicians Canada.
9. Hommes politiques Canada.
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