Sir Gilbert Parker


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Lambert Weston & Son Unknown po0937p.jpg MS-12, Box 20, Folder 2 B&W 1700.0937.0000 po0937p Photo Card Print 4x6 Photo Collections 1912 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives

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Sir Gilbert Parker or Horatio Gilbert George Parker (b. 1862 - d. 1932) was born in Camden East, Addington, Ontario and attended the University of Toronto. He was a journalist, a fiction writer, and a poet. After traveling extensively, he moved to England in 1889 and wrote historical novels, often set in Canada. He was elected to the British House of Commons from 1900-1918 and was knighted in 1902 for his literary achievements. He was made a Baronet in 1915 and a Privy Councillor in 1916. During World War I, he organized British propaganda directed at the United States.

Lambert Weston & Son was active in the 1860s-1900s, known for professional portraits and carte-de-visite photographs.

Written on face of photo card: "Yours Sincerely, Gilbert Parker."

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