Series s34 - Alex W. Matheson papers

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Alex W. Matheson papers

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CA PCA RG25-s34

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  • 1947-1948, 1950-1960, 1963 (Creation)
    Matheson, Alex. W.

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2 m. of textual records

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Matheson, Alex. W. (1903-1976)

Biographical history

Alexander Wallace Matheson was born on 11 June 1903 in Bellevue, Prince Edward Island, to Archibald A. Matheson and Margaret MacPherson. He married Helen Betty Farquharson, daughter of Ernest B. Farquharson of Charlottetown, on 25 August 1937. They had five children: Frances Janet, Ellen Margaret, James Alexander, Thomas Allan, and Andrew.

After receiving his early education at the local rural school in Bellevue, Matheson went on to study at Prince of Wales College. He then taught at Grandview and Valleyfield schools before returning to Charlottetown to study law. He articled in the office of D. A. MacKinnon until the latter

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This series consists primarily of correspondence between Premier Alex W. Matheson and private individuals, members of government(s), organizations, and businesses. The files are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the correspondent, the name of the organization, business, or government department, or by the subject of the material within the file. The material spans the years roughly 1947 to 1963 and includes such topics as agriculture, transportation, requests for funding, medical care, education, social services, federal-provincial relations, justice, taxation, oil development, Premiers' Conferences, and employment.

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The original order of these documents has been retained as have the original file folder titles

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

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This material was formerly Acc2375

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  • English

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