Sir John Thompson fonds
Available reels: 1
- Thompson, John S. D. (John Sparrow David), 1844-1894. Sir,
- Sir John Thompson fonds
MG 26 D
- Document source
- Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Sir John Sparrow David Thompson (1845 - 1894) was a Canadian lawyer, judge, politician, and university professor, who served as the fourth Prime Minister of Canada from December 5, 1892, until his sudden death in office on December 12, 1894, as well as the fifth Premier of Nova Scotia in 1882. He also served as Attorney General of Nova Scotia from 1878 to 1882 and was later appointed to the Supreme Court of the province. At the federal level, he was sworn in as Minister of Justice in September 1885 and oversaw the crisis surrounding Louis Riel (1844 -1885). Thompson's achievements as Minister of Justice included the first Criminal Code of Canada. As Prime Minister, matters of concern during Thompson's tenure included the reduction of trade tariffs and questions over schooling in Manitoba and in the North West Territories.
This collection documents the political career and personal life of Sir John Thompson. It also contains extensive family-related papers including correspondence between Thompson and his wife and children.
This collection’s finding aid can be found on microfilm reel C-11061.