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William Lyon Mackenzie King at his desk writing the book Industry and Humanity, 1917

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William Lyon Mackenzie King at his desk writing the book Industry and Humanity, 1917

A Real Companion and Friend:
The diary of William Lyon Mackenzie King

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Related Sites

Fittingly, perhaps, for a man who was very much concerned with "virtual" realities, Mackenzie King now has a significant presence in cyberspace. The following websites all provide useful information about King, his world, and his legacy.

ARCHIVAL HOLDINGS

Library and Archives Canada
ArchiviaNet permits researchers to search for the main holdings at Library and Archives Canada that relate to Mackenzie King.

The Prime Ministers' Fonds site provides a comprehensive index to several series of the King papers.

COMMEMORATION

Parliament Hill Statue
[www.ottawakiosk.com/parliament/statues_2.html]
Information on King's statue on Parliament Hill.

King's Gravesite
www.pc.gc.ca/clmhc-hsmbc/pm/King_E.asp
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2556
Two pages devoted to King's gravesite in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.

Historic Plaques of Waterloo County
[www.waynecook.com/awaterloo.html]
Provides information on a plaque commemorating King (# 6) that is found in front of the Kitchener Public Library.

King – Bank Note
[www.bankofcanada.ca/en/banknotes/
general/character/2001-04_50.html]
King is commemorated on the $50.00 bill.

FAMILY

William Lyon Mackenzie
www.electricscotland.com/history/canada/
mackenzie_williamlyon.htm

www.sonic.net/~buscador/Mckcan.htm
www.historycomesalive.ca/canadians/mackenzie.htm
www.canadiana.org/ECO/mtq?id=d70a1d2f29&doc=36387
Various sources for information about King's grandfather, the fiery rebel leader.

FRIENDS & CLOSE ASSOCIATES

William Wilfred Campbell
http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poet/49.html
www.track0.com/ogwc/authors/campbell_ww.html
Two pages devoted to the life and career of King's friend, the poet-archivist Wilfred Campbell.

Earl Grey
Governor General Grey was among King's chief mentors.

Violet Markham
[http://archives.lse.ac.uk/dserve.exe?dsqServer=
lib-4.lse.ac.uk&dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=
Archive&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqPos=
3&dsqSearch=(((text)=%27markham,%27)AND((text)=%27violet%27))]
A guide to the papers of one of King's leading benefactors and confidants.

Sir William Mulock
A short biography of King's first political mentor.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
[www.rockarch.org/collections/family/jdrjr/]
A guide to the papers of King's major benefactor.

O.D. Skelton
[http://thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=
TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007437]
A useful profile of one of King's most distinguished PMO advisors.

GENERAL

Canadian Encyclopedia
[www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/]
Contains numerous entries relating to King.

First Among Equals
This Library and Archives of Canada website provides an enormous amount of information about King, as well as other prime ministers.

LITERARY PORTRAYALS OF KING

W.L.M.K.
[www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/
scott_fr/poem5.htm]
The text of Frank R. Scott's satirical poem about King.

POLITICAL CAREER

Conscription for Wartime Service
[www.mta.ca/faculty/arts/canadian_studies/english/
about/study_guide/debates/conscription.html]
Offers an introduction to the contentious conscription issue during both world wars. Includes a study guide.

RESIDENCES & HISTORIC SITES

Mackenzie King Estate
[http://outaouais.quebecheritageweb.com/
societies_details.aspx?societyId=17] Information on King's Kingsmere estate, now part of the Gatineau Park.

Waterloo Historical Society
[http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/history/macking.html]
Discusses King's connections with Kitchener-Waterloo.

Woodside National Historic Site of Canada
[www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/on/woodside/index_e.asp]
Devoted to King's family home in Kitchener.

Laurier House National Historic Site of Canada
[www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/on/laurier/index_e.asp]
Wilfrid Laurier and later Mackenzie King's Ottawa residence.

SPEECHES

CanText Library
[www.northernblue.ca/canchan/cantext/cantext.php]
Provides the texts of several of King's speeches.

SPIRITUALISM

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Spiritualism
[www.siracd.com/life_spirit.shtml]
Like King, Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was an avid believer in Spiritualism.

Spiritualism
[http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/
nrms/Spiritsm.html]
A University of Virginia website that provides a useful introduction to the history of Spiritualism.

Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Trail
Information on Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Trail's involvement with the early Spiritualist movement.

Victorian Spiritualism
[www.loyno.edu/history/journal/1989-0/gregory.htm]
An interesting examination of the late Victorian response to Spiritualism.