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Scope and content
Fonds consists of political papers, n.d., 1823-1916, 2.165 m; personal papers, n.d., 1821-1915, 0.385 m; family papers, 1857, ca. 1878-1919, 0.165 m; additional papers, n.d., 1841-1915, 1958, 0.151 m; related papers, 1885, 1887-1914, 0.203 m.
Fonds also consists of two paintings of Sir Charles Tupper and his wife dated 1888 by John Horsburgh.
Conditions of access
To be viewed with the assistance of the
Portrait Gallery of Canada.
Microfilm reel C-4500
from 1 to 32
from 14345 to 14346
from 33 to 34
Textual records The finding aid consists of computerized author, subject and chronological indexes for volumes 1-20. For a description of the remaining papers, 21-31, consult the inventory entry.
The first link is for the finding aid.
The second link consist of the author list.
The third link consist of the chronological list.
The forth link consist of the subject list. MSS0153 90 (Electronic)
Creator / Provenance
Canada. Parliament. House of Commons.
Macdonald, John A. (John Alexander), Sir, 1815-1891.
Tupper, Charles Hibbert, Sir, 1855-1927.
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919.
Shea, Ambrose, Sir, 1815-1905.
Strathcona and Mount Royal, Donald Alexander Smith, Baron, 1820-1914.
University of Edinburgh.
Charlottetown Conference (1864) .
Macpherson, D. L. (David Lewis), 1818-1896.
Mount Stephen, George Stephen, Baron, 1829-1921.
Biography / Administrative history
Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper was born in Amherst, N.S. After attending Horton Academy he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh (M.D. 1843) and practiced in Amherst until 1855. He was first elected to the Nova Scotia Assembly in 1855 and served as Provincial Secretary, 1856-1860, 1863-1867, and as Premier, 1864-1867.
He was instrumental in bringing Nova Scotia into Confederation and was elected to Canada's first parliament in 1867. In federal politics Tupper, besides serving as Prime Minister, held six different cabinet portfolios. He was also Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and occupied that position almost continuously from 1884 until 1896. In 1896, he returned from England and, in an attempt to solve the leadership problem in the Conservative Party replaced Bowell as Prime Minister. In the 1896 election, the Liberals were victorious and from 1896-1901 Tupper served as Leader of the Opposition.
After the 1901 election he retired from active political life and settled in England. He died at Bexley Heath on 30 October 1915 at the age of 94.
On the advice of Sir Joseph Pope a portion of the papers was retained by Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, consisting chiefly of his own correspondence with his father. This portion, with letterbooks, journals and memoranda was transferred to the Archives in 1953 from the University of British Columbia through the kindness of R.H. Tupper, Q.C. In 1966, an additional 1m of Tupper Papers were presented by Misses Jessie C. Tupper and Frances Tupper of Toronto.
The two paintings of Sir Charles Tupper and his wife dated 1888 by John Horsburgh have been acquired in 2006 from the great-great-grand-daughter of Tupper, Dorothy Dunlop.
Availability of other formats note
1. Legislative bodies - Reform, 1864
2. The Life and Letters of the Rt. Honourable Sir Charles Tupper, Bart, 1867.
3. Legislative bodies - Maritime Provinces, 1864
4. Washington Treaty (1888), 1887-1888.
5. Alaska Boundary Dispute, 1886-1887
6. Washington Conference (1887), 1887-1888.
7. Alaska - Boundaries - Canada, 1886-1887
8. Canadian Pacific Railway Company, 1888.
9. Canada - Boundaries - Alaska, 1886-1887
10. Recollecton of Sixty Years, 1914.
11. Fishery law and legislation - North America, 1823-1911
12. John Elisha Tupper, n.d.
13. Pictou (N.S.) - Elections, 1888
14. Conservative Party of Canada, 1867-1919.
15. Railroads - Canada, 1888
16. John Schultz, [1878-1896]
17. Political rights, 1885.
18. Charlottetown (P.E.I.) - Legislative hearings, 1864
19. George Johnson, 1887.
20. Election campaigns, 1882-1896.
21. Wedding anniversaries, 1896.
22. Rev. Charles Tupper - Biography, 1857.
23. Patronage, Political - Canada, 1896.
24. E.M. Saunders - Manuscripts, 1867.
25. Investments, Foreign - Canada, 1888.
26. Investments, British - Canada, 1888.
27. Boards of trade, 1900-1909.
28. Consolation, 1915.
29. Charles Tupper - Death and burial, 1915.
30. Bills, Legislative - Canada, 1885.
31. Suffrage, 1885.
32. Riel Rebellion, 1885.
33. Politics and government.
36. Macdonald, John A. (John Alexander),
38. Tupper, Charles Hibbert,
39. Cabinet ministers
40. Prime ministers
42. Turner (family)
43. Carnegie, Andrew,
45. Shea, Ambrose,
46. Strathcona and Mount Royal, Donald Alexander Smith,
47. University of Edinburgh.
48. Charlottetown Conference (1864) .
50. Macpherson, D. L. (David Lewis),
51. Constitutional history
52. Mount Stephen, George Stephen,
53. Political parties
54. Elections .
55. Campaign funds
56. Speeches, addresses, etc., Canadian.
57. Hand Book of Canada, 1887.
58. Political oratory
59. Canada .
62. United States
63. United States.
Other system control no.
Related control no.
1. 1951-076 NPC
2. 1968-011 NPC
3. 1991-198 DAP
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