Series RG25-s27 - Albert C. Saunders papers

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Albert C. Saunders papers

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of series

Level of description

Series

Reference code

CA PCA RG25-RG25-s27

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1927-1930 (Creation)
    Creator
    Saunders, Albert C.

Physical description area

Physical description

.95 m. of textual material

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Saunders, Albert C. (1874-1943)

Biographical history

Albert Charles Saunders was born 12 October 1874 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island to Charles and Margaret Saunders. He married Leila Graves in December 1902 and the couple had four children.

Saunders received his early education from the local Summerside schools and then attended Prince of Wales in Charlottetown where he excelled in college sports. He began his legal training in the office of J. Edward Wyatt of Summerside and was subsequently articled to the firm of Peters, Peters, and Ings of Charlottetown. Called to the bar on 3 October 1899, he opened his own law firm in Summerside and was recognized as a leading criminal lawyer. Another future premier, Thane A. Campbell, later read law with Saunders and became his partner in the late 1920s.

Saunders first entered politics as Mayor of Summerside, a position he held for four terms. In 1919 he was asked to run in the district of Second Prince for the Liberal party and held this seat until his resignation. Also in 1919, he played a major role in bringing William Lyon MacKenzie King from Ontario to the Island to run in the federal constituency of Prince. In 1923, Saunders became leader of the Liberal Opposition and in 1927 he defeated the Conservative government of J. D. Stewart, making him the sixteenth premier of Prince Edward Island. This particular election campaign was fought primarily on the issue of prohibition of which Saunders was a firm supporter.

As premier, Saunders focused on the betterment of Island life particularly in the areas of education and transportation. He advocated for the improvement of the Island

Custodial history

Scope and content

This series consists of 2 subseries of material: Subject Files and General correspondence arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by correspondent's surname or by subject file. The subseries contain primarily correspondence which relates to all aspects of government business including transportation, justice, medical and social services and federal-provincial issues.

Notes area

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

SUBSERIES DESCRIPTIONS AND FILE LISTINGS AVAILABLE

Associated materials

SEE ALSO: Subject Index for miscellaneous items under the Premier's name

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Level of detail

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres