Masson collection

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Document Record

Masson, L. R. (Louis Rodrigue), 1833-1903
Masson collection
MG 19 C 1
Business and commerce
Politics and politicians
Document source
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Louis-Rodrigue Masson (baptized Louis-François-Roderick Masson) (1833 - 1903) was a Canadian Member of Parliament, Senator, and the fifth Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. He studied law and was called to the bar in 1859, but decided not to practice this profession. As a Conservative, he sat in the Canadian House of Commons as a Quebec politician from 1867 to 1882. From 1878 to 1880, he served as Minister of Militia and Defence, and in 1880 he was the President of the Privy Council. From March to October 1884, he was a member of the Legislative Council of Quebec. From 1884 to 1887, he was the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec. Masson had been named to the Senate in 1882 but he resigned his seat when he was named Lieutenant-Governor. He published Les bourgeois de la compagnie du Nord-Ouest (1889) after collecting papers relating to the fur trade from Roderick McKenzie (d. 1844), who lived in the same riding as Masson, and who had papers concerning the Aboriginals and conditions of the fur trade in the Northwest. Masson was reappointed to the Senate in 1890 and served until June 1903.
This collection consists of journals of fur traders, meteorological records, correspondence relating to the fur trade, and miscellaneous papers.
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