Item 61 - Governor General Earl Grey's visit to Senator Kirchhoffer

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Governor General Earl Grey's visit to Senator Kirchhoffer

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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, 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 1977.1-61

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  • 1909 (Creation)
    Davidson & Gowen Photography
    Brandon (Man.)

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9.75" x 7.75" (b/w)

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

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Photograph of Governor General Earl Grey's visit to Senator Kirchhoffer in Brandon. The image shows Governor General Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Senator Kirchhoffer, and Mrs. Kirchhoffer at the Kirchhoffer home.

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Negative available at the Daly House Museum.

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