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Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby fonds [textual record (microform)] 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

2 microfilm reels : negative and positive.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence of Lord Stanley, during his term as governor general, with Sir John A. Macdonald, Lord Salisbury, Lord Knutsford, Lord Ripon, Sir John Thompson, W.H. Smith, Honoré Mercier, Sir A. Caron, Sir Mackenzie Bowell, Sir Julian Pauncefote, Sir Charles H. Tupper, Sir Hector Langevin and Michael H. Herbert; 1885-1893, microfilm; journal kept by Lady Stanley of the itinerary of their western trip in 1889 and a CPR timetable, 1889, microfilm. The material is available on microfilm reels A-446 and A-673.

Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-673
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel A-446
90: Open
Textual records: microform
90: Open
Microfilm reel
90: Open
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Textual records The finding aid is a calendar of the correspondence. MSS0369 90 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley of Preston, 16th Earl of Derby (1841-1908), had a brief military career, and in 1865 entered politics. He came to hold many political offices, in the War Office, the Admiralty and the Colonial Office. In 1888 he became Governor-General of Canada. He returned to England in 1893, where he applied his talent for administration to domestic affairs. He was particularly involved with the City of Liverpool, and in 1901 became involved with the plan to build a new Anglican cathedral in that city. Lord Stanley - as he was known when he resided in Canada - took a great interest in outdoor recreation and sport in Canada. SInce 1926 his name has been associated with the Stanley Cup, and Stanley Park in Vancouver was named in his honour in 1888. He was inducted into the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945. See: Canadian Encyclopedia, p. 1752; Encyclopedia Canadiana, vol. 9, p. 395.

Additional information

Selections of the Stanley Papers relating to Canada were microfilmed by the National Archives of Canada in London in November 1963 and in 1965.

Also available is a plaster model of the monument to Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley of Preston, 16th Earl of Derby, by sculptor George Herbert Tyson Smith in 1926. See Mikan 1190894

Location of originals note
Originals of the first reel are in the possession of the late Lady Isobel Gathorne-Hardy, London, England. Originals of the second reel are in the possession of the National Registry of Archives in the United Kingdom.

Varying form of title

Subject heading

1. Governors general - Canada, 1888-1893 Sir John A. (John Alexander) Macdonald, 1885-1893.
2. Lady Stanley - Travel diaries, 1889 Marquess of Salisbury, Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 1885-1893.
3. Lord Stanley Preston - Correspondence, 1885-1893 Marquess of Ripon, George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1885-1893.
4. Lord Knutsford, Sydney Holland, 1885-1893.
5. Sir John Thompson, 1885-1893.
6. W.H. Smith, 1885-1893.
7. Honoré Mercier, 1885-1893.
8. Sir Adolphe Caron, 1885-1893.
9. Sir Mackenzie Bowell, 1885-1893.
10. Baron Pauncefote, Julian Pauncefote, 1885-1893.
11. Sir Hector Langevin, 1885-1893.
12. Michael H. Herbert, 1885-1893.


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