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Sous-fonds consists of correspondence registers of despatches and letters between the Canadian and the Newfoundland governments. (RG25, Vol. 1013-1015)
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Copyright belongs to the Crown.
Finding aid 25-24 is a typed file list. 25-24 (Paper)
Biography / Administrative history
Diplomatic relations were established between Canada and Newfoundland in July 1941 with Charles Jost Burchell as Canada's first High Commissioner. The High Commission was established in September 1941.
In 1940 Canadian troops were despatched to Newfoundland to help in its defence at the beginning of the Second World War. Diplomatic relations were established to deal with these defence related issues between Canada and Newfoundland and then after the arrival of American troops, between Canada, Newfoundland and the United States. In the post war period a diplomatic post was maintained in order to deal with the withdrawal of American troops and the settlement of the 99 year Canadian lease at the Goose Bay Airbase. In addition and most importantly the negotiation of the terms of entry of Newfoundland into Canada after the second 1947 referendum occupied the work of the High Commission.
The office closed on 31 March 1949 when Newfoundland became Canada's tenth province. RG25 General Inventory
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