George Drew fonds [multiple media]
Record Information – Brief
George Drew fonds [multiple media]
- Hierarchical level:
- R5606-0-9-E, MG32-C3
- Type of material:
- Textual material, Photographs, Sound recordings, Moving images, Art, Maps and cartographic material
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
- Item ID number:
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Record Information – Details
- Fonds includes:
43 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- Place of creation:
- No place, unknown, or undetermined
56.6 m. of textual records.
ca. 8,468 photographs.
23 film reels (9 h, 50 min).
25 cylinder recordings (3 h, 48 min).
2 audio reels (3 h, 48 min).
6 audio discs (1 h, 30 min).
- Language of material:
- Scope and content:
Fonds consists of subject files, 1919-1950, 15.8 cm; Ontario Securities Commission, 1931-1937, 35 cm; Bren Gun Inquiry, 1934-1941, 1.5 m; Hong Kong Inquiry, 1941-1943, 1946-1950, 1 m; Department of Education, 1937-1948, 30 cm; Mayor of Guelph, 1920-1931, 10 cm; dominion-provincial relations, 1887-1915, 1938-1953, 75 cm; federal political career, 1899-1904, 1944-1957, 14 m; reference, 1892-1971, 16.9 m; High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, 1957-1964, 1.6 cm; personal, 1825, 1854-1972, 4.2 cm. Fonds also consists of photographs illustrating Drew's personal and career life; watercolours of landscapes; political cartoons; an embroidered greeting card; an etching of St. George's Church, Guelph; and a lithograph of Sir Donald Smith, Lord Strathcona, taken from "Vanity Fair" 1900. Also included in fonds are sound recordings documenting dictation, talks, speeches, and telephone conversations by George Drew during the period when he was leader of the Ontario Conservative Party, Premier of Ontario, and leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party, 1940-1950. Also included are songs and talks by Winston Churchill, 1965. Fonds also consists of moving images including documentary clips of royal visits to Guelph and the St. Lawrence Seaway, in 1939 and 1959 respectively, on the Progressive Conservative convention in December 1956 and on various other subjects, 1930s-1950s. Titles include: Behind the Scenes as Opera Reopens; Churchill Presentation; Royal Visit to Guelph (1939); and Premier Drew and His Cabinet Take Up Duties (1943). Also included are thirteen film spots entitled The Man, each relating to Winston Churchill. Fonds also includes 18 miscellaneous maps of Canada and Europe, the latter largely dating from World War I and World War II. They include a map entitled: Golfe de St-Laurent, Isle et Blancs de Terre-Neuves dated 1749 by Robert de Vaugondy, an electoral map of Ontario from the 1800s and a map of Port Arthur and Fort William also from the 1800s. There are also maps from Manitoba and the former Northwest Territories.
- Additional name(s):
- Biography/Administrative history:
Drew, George Alexander, 1894-1973 : The Hon. George Drew was born on May 7 at Guelph, Ont., the son of John Jacob Drew, K.C., and Annie I.S. Gibbs Drew. In 1936 Drew married Fiorenza Johnson, daughter of Beatrice, Viscountess d'Arneiro and Edward Johnson, C.B.E. George Drew was educated at Upper Canada College, the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School. He enlisted in the 16th Battery, C.F.A., 1910, and saw action with the 4th Brigade, C.F.A., 1915-1917. After being severly wounded and invalided home, Drew resumed his study of law and was called to the Ontario bar, 1920. He held various public offices in Guelph, 1920-1925, including mayor. He became Master of the Supreme Court of Ontario, October 1929, and a King's Counsellor, 1933. He served on several commissions including the Ontario Securities Commission, 1931-1934, the Bren Gun Inquiry of the Davis Commission, 1938, and the Kellock Commission, 1942. He was elected leader of the Ontario Conservative Party, 1938, and premier, 1943. After leaving provincial politics, he was elected national Progressive Conservative leader and a member of the House of Commons, 1948; he later resigned due to ill health, 1956-1957. From 1957 to 1963, Drew was the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, 1957-1963.
- Finding aid:
Textual records (Paper) The finding aid is a descriptive file list, and contains a detailed numerical index to the decimal-subject files organized by Drew's office. MSS0849 (Restrictions not set)Textual records (Electronic) Finding aid. MSS0849 (Restrictions not set)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000128.pdfPhotographs (Paper) (Accession 1977-165) Contents, shelf and slide catridge lists. Located in 326 with a copy in Photo A&R. FA-215 (Restrictions not set)Photographs (Paper) (Accession 1980-101) Detailed list available. (Restrictions not set)Art (Electronic) (Accession 1976-100)Online item-level description. (Restrictions not set)Sound recording (Paper) Refer to AV collection file for additional information. (Restrictions not set)Moving images (Electronic) Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions. (Restrictions not set)Cartographic material (Electronic) Please consult lower level descriptions. Drew, G.A. 81202/296 (90: Open)
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- Originally deposited in 1958, the papers became the property of the National Archives of Canada in 1975. Additional material received in 1975 and 1977 from Edward Drew., A number of certificates are in horizontal storage.
- Subject heading:
- Canada - Officials and employees
- Legislators Canada
- Prime ministers - Canada - Provinces,  Ontario Securities Commission, 1931-1937
- Political parties - Ontario,  Canada. Davis Commission, [between 1934 and 1950]
- Politicians - Ontario,  Hong Kong Inquiry, [between 1941 and 1950]
- Law - Canada - Cases, 1934-1937 Kellock Commission, 1942
- World War II - Canada - Commissions, 1934-1941 Bren Gun Inquiry, 1938
- Governmental investigations - Canada, 1934-1941 Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, [between 1948 and 1957]
- Administrative agencies - Canada, 1937-1948
- Guelph (Ont.) - Mayors, 1920-1931
- Campaign literature, Canadian, 1927-1955
- Political oratory - Canada, 1927-1955
- Elections - Canada, 1953
- High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, 1957-1964
- George Alexander Drew - Family, 1825, 1854-1965
- Land titles - Registration and transfer - Canada, 1825, 1854-1932
- Law firms - Canada, 1825, 1854-1932
- Trials, litigation, etc. - Canada, 1934-1937
- Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (Ontario) - Leaders, 
- Dominion-provincial Relations
- Parlementaires Canada
- Former archival reference no.:
- Other accession no.:
Ordering and Viewing Options
- Conditions of access:
Photographs:(Accession 1975-312): No reproductions. Access restricted.
Photographs: No restrictions on use. Various copyrights on items less than 50 years old. Copyright expired on items more than 50 years old. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.
Art (Accession 1976-003 / 1976-100): Please consult Manuscript Division prior to giving permssion to use. Various copyrights. Crown copyright on reproductions. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
Sound recording: Material in accession 1972-0064 ((MISA) is restricted. No restrictions on use for material in accessions 1980-0117 (MISA), and 1980-0113 (MISA). Reproduction requries written permission of copyright owner.
Moving images: No restrictions on use. Reproduction requires written permission of copyright owner and donor.For permission to reproduce material contact the National Trust Company Limited.
Cartographic material: There are no restrictions on access. Credit Library and Archives Canada. Reproduction is subject to the Canadian copyright act.
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