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Prairie Immigration Experience: Lewis St. George Stubbs fonds

 

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Institution: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Collection Identifier: MSS 188, PC180 (A.96-94, A.97-69)

Title: Lewis St. George Stubbs fonds

Dates: 1890-1982

Extent: 4 m of textual records. -- 13 photographs.

Biographical Sketch: Lewis St. George Stubbs was born on June 14, 1878 in the Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies. He left Cambridge University, where he was studying to become a medical missionary, to fight in the Boer War 1900-1901. He immigrated to Winnipeg in 1902 and was called to the Manitoba Bar Association in 1906. In 1904 he married Mary Wilcock. In 1908 they moved to Birtle, Manitoba where he practiced law for fourteen years. In 1921 he ran unsuccessfully for the Liberal Party against T.A. Crerar the leader of the Progressive Party in the federal riding of Marquette. In April 1922 he became the first judicial appointment of the newly appointed Mackenzie King and moved back to Winnipeg. Stubbs was removed from the bench by order-in-council June 1, 1933 following an inquiry into his judicial conduct. A month later he won the nomination to become the C.C.F. party’s first candidate in a bye-election in the riding of Mackenzie

Digitized Material: The digitized material from the Lewis St. George Stubbs fonds consists of correspondence between Stubbs and his family in the Turks and Caicos Islands, detailing his immigration to England and  to Canada.

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