Item 1977.1.98 - Garden Party at Kirchhoffer Residence for Earl Grey

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Garden Party at Kirchhoffer Residence for Earl Grey

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The photograph was taken during Earl Grey's visit to Brandon in 1909. Sir Albert Henry George Grey (1851-1917), the fourth Earl Grey, served as Governor General of Canada from 1904-1911. He was appointed by King Edward VII and served as Governor General during Sir Wilfred Laurier's time as Prime Minister of Canada. Senator John Nesbitt Kirchhoffer (1848-1914) was born in Ireland and moved to Ontario in 1864 where he worked as a lawyer. He came to Manitoba in 1883 where he became involved in politics, founding the Plum Creek Settlement and the town of Souris. Kirchhoffer served in many different political roles including Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Glenwood, mayor of Souris, as a member of the Western Judicial District Board, and as the West Brandon representative in the Manitoba Legislature. He was appointed to the senate in in 1892, serving as a senator in Brandon until his death in 1914.

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CA DHM 1977.1-1977.1.98

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  • 1909 (Creation)

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22.5" x 18.5" (b/w)

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(1882 - present)

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Donated to the Daly House Museum by the City of Brandon in 1977.

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Photograph of a garden party at 247 Russell Street held by Senator Kirchhoffer for Governor General Earl Grey. Picture in the front row (left to right): Senator Kirchhoffer, Col. F.J. Clark, Kathleen Kirchhoffer, Earl Grey, Mrs. Kirchhoffer, S.E. Clement, and the Governor General's Aide. Back row (left to right): Dr. W.A. McDonald, two aides, Joseph Cornell, J.W.G. Watson, and H.L. Adolph.

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Negative available at the Daly House Museum.

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