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More than a Kindred Spirit?
The letters written between Wilfrid Laurier and Emilie Lavergne detail a close relationship based on intellectual and emotional rapport. The correspondence reinforces speculation - widely held in Laurier's time - that he and Emilie were lovers and that he was the father of her two children. Historians continue to debate the issue, scrutinizing photos of Emilie's son, Armand, for resemblances to the prime minister.