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To His HONOUR WILLIAM MORTIMER CLARK, K.C., LL.D., &c.,

Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Ontario.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR HONOUR:

I have the pleasure to present herewith for the consideration of Your Honour the Report of the Bureau of Archives of Ontario for 1905.

Respectfully submitted,

ARTHUR J. MATHESON,

Provincial Treasurer.

TORONTO, 1906.

OF THE

BUREAU OF ARCHIVES

TO THE HONOURABLE ARTHUR J. MATHESON, M.P.P., ETC.

Provincial Treasurer.

SIR, I have the honour to submit to you the following Report for 1905 in connection with the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient servant,

ALEXANDER FRASER,

Provincial Archivist.

TORONTO, 1906.

“If family papers are cherished, and claim respect in the home circle as memoirs of an unforgotten past, how much more ought to be prized, carefully garnered and preserved, the records of a whole people; that is, its public archives. . . . . A nation's history lies in its archives ; there alone can it be sought ; there alone rests the enduring evidence of its existence—the authentic certificate of its origin—its title deeds—the story of its achievements, good or bad.”

-SIR JAMES M. LEMOINE.

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