Frederick W.G. Haultain fonds
1849-1944, predominant 1880-1942
37.5 cm of textual records. -- 31 photographs
Frederick William Gordon Haultain, 1857-1942, was born in Woolwich, England. He migrated to Canada with his parents, and was educated at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1882 and the North-West Territories in 1884. He set up a law practice in Fort Macleod in 1884. He was elected to the North-West Territories Legislative Assembly in 1887, and after the formation of the Executive Council served as Premier, 1897-1905. In 1902 he attended the coronation of Edward VII as a representative of Canada. From 1905 to 1912 he sat in the Saskatchewan Legislature, and in 1912 was appointed Chief Justice of Saskatchewan. He retired from this position in 1937. He secretly married Marion Castellain (nee Mackintosh) in March 1906 after she secured a divorce from her American husband Louis. Marion died in Guelph in 1938, and Frederick married Mrs. W.B. Gilmour of Montreal later that year. Haultain Memorial School in Calgary was named in his honour in 1980. In 1946 the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada designated Haultain as a National Historic Person. For further information see Frederick Haultain, Frontier Statesman of the Canadian Northwest / Grant MacEwan. - Saskatoon : Western Producer Prairie Books, 1975; L.H. Thomas' article, "The Political and Private Life of F.W.G. Haultain" in Saskatchewan History. - vol. 23, no. 2 (Spring 1970); and "Sir Frederick William Aplin Gordon Haultain, 1897-1905" in The Mantle of Leadership : Premiers of the North-West Territories and Alberta, 1897-2005 / Sandra E. Perry and Jessica J. Craig ; contributing author, Margaret A. Shane. -- Edmonton : Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 2006, p. 159-199.
Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of correspondence (1880-1928), speeches, certificates, newsclippings, family genealogy, invitations, programs, and photographs of Haultain and the Haultain family.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: R.B. Bennett, Hon. George Brown, G.H.V. Bulyea, Cochrane Ranche, Edward VII, Alexander Galt, Elliott T. Galt, C.A. Magrath, Oliver Mowat, Frank Oliver, poetry, R.P. Roblin, A.L. Sifton, Treaty 7, and S.T. Wood.
Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Helen Haultain, Mrs. Wilfrid Bovey and Mrs. H.C.L. Ransom, 1961-1965.
The material is in English.
No restrictions on access.
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.
View finding aid / scanned documents:
Some Haultain certificates of appointment, and records concerning the Castellain family, are held by the Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon.
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 495, PA 359, PA 429, PB 179, PE 25, NA 510, NA 1057, NC 23, ND 6