Item F 4509 - Royal Party at Government House photograph, Toronto, 1901

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Royal Party at Government House photograph, Toronto, 1901

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ON00009 F 4509

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  • 1901 (Creation)

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1 photograph : black and white print

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The photograph is believed to have been originally owned by Bishop Strachan and later acquired by Janet McGill Mowat, a great-niece of Sir Oliver Mowat.

It was donated by Mrs. Ruth E. Cond, Janet McGill Mowat's daughter-in-law.

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Item is a group portrait photograph of 16 dignitaries standing and sitting on the front veranda and steps of Government House (the residence of the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario) on Simcoe Street in Toronto. The photograph was taken by Toronto photographer, J. Fraser Bryce on October 11, 1901 during the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York to Canada.

Each person is numbered in the photograph and a corresponding key on the border identies each person by title and/or name.

Dignitaries of note include: the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, The Earl of Minto (Governor General of Canada 1898-1904), the Countess of Minto, Sir Oliver Mowat, Mrs. Thomas Langton, Professor Ramsay Wright, and Hon. Andrew Blair, Minister of Railways (1896-1903).

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The photograph is in the public domain. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use this material other than for research and private study, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.

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Added Apr/12.

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