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Office of the Secretary of State for External Affairs [textual record]. 

Series consists of


1973-1975, 1993

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.2 m of textual records

Scope and content

Series consists of memoranda and correspondence going through Mr. Sharp's office during the years 1974 to 1975, and cover the complete range of topics before the Secretary of State. Both incoming and outgoing correspondence is here; arranged chronologically for the incoming and by responsible division for the outgoing.
Also included is a document signed by Brian Mulroney, Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin for the 1993 Vancouver Summit from the office of the Deputy Minister .

Textual records
32: Restricted by law
from 3526 to 3527
from 3593 to 3620
32: Restricted by law
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Finding aid 25-1 is a typed file list. 25-1 (Paper)

Biography / Administrative history

The office of Secretary of State for External Affairs was created in 1912. Until 1948 this position was, by law, held by the Prime Minister. The Honourable Mitchell Sharp was Secretary of State for External Affairs from 1968 to 1974 followed by the Honourable Allan MacEachen. By 1993 the office was known as the office of the Minister of External Affairs and the Honourable Barbara McDougall held this position under then Prime Minister the Honorable Brian Mulroney. RG25 General Inventory

Additional information

Related materials
The records of other Secretaries of State can be found in the Manuscript Division holdings.


Related control no.

1. 1985-86/684 GAD
2. 2010-00373-X
3. RG25
4. RG25-A-1-a
5. RG25-A-3-c
6. RG25-A-4