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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Anne
dc.descriptionJoseph Pope was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1854. He was the private secretary to Sir John A. Macdonald from 1882-1891. He worked as the assistant clerk to the Privy Council and undersecretary of state for Canada from 1896-1909. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George in 1901. He was later knighted as a Knight Commander of the same order. Joseph Pope was the first permanent head of the Department of External Affairs (now Foreign Affairs and Internal Trade) 1909-1925. He was an advisor to Prime Ministers from Macdonald to King. He died in Ottawa, in 1926. As well as Confederation, Pope also penned: Memoirs of Sir John A. Macdonald : A Chronicle of the First Prime Minister of the Dominion; The Day of Sir John Macdonald; Jacques Cartier, his life and voyages; Traditions and Sir John A. MacDonald vindicated : a review of the Right Honourable Sir Richard Cartwright's reminiscences as well as other books Pope’s son, Maurice Arthur Pope wrote a book about Joseph entitled Public Servant: the Memoirs of Sir Joseph Pope”.en_US
dc.description.abstract1 copied page from the book Confederation by Joseph Pope with John A. Macdonald signature and annotations (also copies). 1 copied page from the book Confederation: being a series of hitherto unpublished documents bearing on the British North America Act by Joseph Pope. The page number in the book is 141. Across the top is a copy of John A. Macdonald’s signature. His notes read: “Whereas the provinces of Canada N.S. and N.B. have expressed their desire to form a federal union for the purposes of govt. and legislation based on the principles of the British constitution and”. The notation ends at this point. The upper part of the page has “revise, 23 Jan. 1867” printed on the top. It is marked as confidential.en_US
dc.subjectJohn A. Macdonald -- Confederation -- Sir Joseph Pope -- Constitution Act -- Canada -- British North America lawen_US
dc.titleCopy of page 141 of Confederation by Joseph Pope annotated by John A. Macdonald, 1867en_US

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