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The Passing of a Leader
Medical bulletin issued by Dr. R. W. Powell on the day of Prime Minister John A. Macdonald's death, June 6, 1891. Copyright/Source
John A. Macdonald died in office, shortly after winning the March 1891 election. Following the British tradition, Macdonald lay in state in the Senate. After a state funeral at St. Alban's church, his coffin was taken by train to Kingston. The nation mourned deeply the death of the Father of Confederation and first prime minister. Thousands paid their respects in Ottawa and thousands more lined the tracks to catch a glimpse of the funeral train.
Catalogue of Books in the Library of Late Sir John A. Macdonald to Be Sold by Public Auction at Earnscliffe, Ottawa (annotated with auction results and purchaser's names), 1900. Copyright/Source