Mailed envelope from M.P. A.W. Savary (Digby N.S.) to H. J. Morgan in Ottawa. Signed by ‘A.W. Savary MP’ at top, in order to get free postage allowed to Members.
There are no contents, but from having seen others of this type of letter, inside would have been a pre-printed form letter from Morgan, to be filled out by Members of Parliament and Senate and sent back, in order to be added to upcoming Parliamentary guide.
Light red ‘FREE’ cancellation and faint red ‘HOUSE OF COMMONS’ inside shield, with crown on top. Broken circle cancellation OTTAWA C.W. MY 11 68’.
The 'C.W.' stands for 'Canada West', as Ontario was known from 1841 to 1867.
Stain left border. Smudges on back.
8 x 13 cm.
Alfred William Savary, QC (1831 – 1920) served as a Nova Scotia member of the 1st Canadian Parliament for the Digby riding.
Savary was born in Plympton, Nova Scotia, and was educated at King's College in Windsor, Nova Scotia. He was called to the New Brunswick bar in 1857 and to the Nova Scotia bar in July 1861. Savary practised law in Digby, Nova Scotia. He was also editor of the New Brunswicker. In 1872, he was named Queen's Counsel.
He was elected under the Anti-Confederation Party banner to the new Canadian Parliament in 1867, but became a Conservative in 1869. He won re-election to the 2nd Canadian Parliament in 1872, but was defeated in the following election in 1874.
Henry James Morgan (1842 – 1913) was a Canadian civil servant, lawyer, author and editor, probably best known for publishing collections of biographical sketches of notable Canadians.
From 1862 to 1876, Morgan was editor for the Canadian Parliamentary Companion, the predecessor to the Canadian Parliamentary Guide.