MB: living and writing the early days of parks canada

Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King to MB Williams, Nov 1936

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Canadian Pacific
Steamship Lines
Banff Springs Hotel
R.M.S. “Empress of Britain,”

November 5, 1936.

Dear Miss Williams:

            I was very sorry that the time at my disposal in London did not permit me personally to acknowledge the receipt of your kind letter of October 29th, and the author’s copy of “Guardians of the Wild” by which it was accompanied.

            I brought your book with me to read on the voyage. Imagine my delight to discover, amongst other matters of special interest in its pages, references to the Prince Albert Park and the all too kind mention you have made of my interest in that project. I just cannot tell you how the book itself, from cover to cover, has interested and delighted me. I hope the book may have a wide circulation in Great Britain. I know that in Canada it will be warmly welcome.

            You have made a fine contribution to our national literature as well as to our


national policy of seeking to preserve, for other generations as well as our own, some of the “Wild Beauty of the Earth”.

            With my warmest thanks for your letter and book,

                Believe me, dear Miss Williams,

                    Yours very sincerely,

                    W.L. Mackenzie King

Miss Mabel B. Williams
24, Wendover Court,
Lyndale Ave.,
London, N.W. 2,




Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, “Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King to MB Williams, Nov 1936,” MB: Living and Writing the Early Years of Parks Canada, accessed April 24, 2018, http://mbwilliams.academic-news.org/items/show/10.


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