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Description found in Archives

Medals awarded to or acquired by Sir Wilfrid Laurier [object]. 

Series consists of


1842-1919, predominant 1896-1911

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

38 medallic objects : bronze and silver.

Scope and content

Series consists of medals awarded to or acquired by Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1842-1919) during a long political career, mostly received while Prime Minister of Canada (1896-1911). Sir Louis Hippoleyte Lafontaine medal (1842); commemorative medal of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall's visit to Canada and Canada's efforts in South Africa (1901); portrait medal of Victoria Regina and the International Exhibition highlighting the Empire's Fisheries (1883); commemorative medal of Generals Petain, Nivelle and de Curiere de Castelnav, heroes at Verdun (1916); commemorative disc of the Western Canada tour under the auspices of the Western Canada Immigration Association (1905); commemorative disc containing a photographic bust of Sir Wilfrid Laurier; commemorative medal of the 5th Congress of The Chamber of Commerce of the Empire of Montréal (1903); commemorative medal of Franco-Canadian Friendship and Co-operation; bust of J. Israel Tanta to commemorate the Paris International Exhibition (1900); medal of Pope Pius IX (1869); Canada General Service medal; commemorative medal of the completion of The Eiffel Tower (1889); Honourable R.L. Borden Canadian National Exhibition award (1913); Pope Leo XII Medal (1894); commemorative medal of the unveiling of the Brant Memorial at Brantford (1886); Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee medal (1897); 12 Toronto Industrial Exhibition Association commemorative medals of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (1897); Canada's Adoption of the Preferential Tariff in 1898; The Introduction of Imperial Penny Postage (1899); Canada's Participation in the Boer War (1900); The Accession to the Throne of Edward VII (1901); The Coronation of Edward VII; The Dominion of Canada Industrial Exhibition (1903); Advancement in Transportation and Progress in Canada (1904); His Excellency Earl Grey and Countess Grey (1905); 300th Anniversary of Champlain's Arrival in Québec (1908); Lord Admiral Charles Beresford (1909); Toronto Industrial Exhibition Association Medalet with guest clasp, ribbon and hook suspension; brooch bearing a photo portrait of the United States political and religious leader William Jennings Bryan; medal of Pope Pius X; lapel badge of The Royal Yacht Club of London; commemorative medal of Canada's participation in the 4th International Congress of the Dairy Industry, Budapest (1919); medal presented to Madame Laurier by her French-Canadian Compatriotes in Paris (1897): commemorative medal of Canada's participation in the 1910 International Conference for the Battle Against Unemployment (1910); portrait medal of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York presented to the Head Chiefs in commemoration of the Assembly of Indian Tribes, Calgary (1901); 3 unidentified items.

90: Open
Copy negative C-053764
99: Closed pending processing
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

No restrictions on use. Copyright expired. Credit: National Archives of Canada. Items must be consulted under close supervision for conservation purposes.

5325, 5757 to 5790. 90 Medal inventory numbers. (Paper)

1 90 Item-level descriptions available online in MINISIS.

Additional information

Availability of other formats note
Copy negatives available: C-053737 to C-053802.


Related control no.

1973-036 MED