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Within LAC’s Sir John A. Macdonald collection, there are over 100,000 letters to and from family and close friends, which gives researchers a rare glimpse into his personal life.
Sir John A. Macdonald’s image has been used in political cartoons, commercially in beer advertisements, as an endorsement for tomato chutney, and he has even been made into an action figure.
Sir John was the leading force behind Confederation in July 1867 and he left a legacy of greatness in his political career spanning almost 50 years.
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Source: Molson Companies Limited, Montreal, Quebec.
To learn more about Sir John A. Macdonald and his legacy:
- Sir John A. Macdonald at a glance
- Listen to the podcast: Let us be Canadians: Sir John A. Macdonald
- Read other blog posts on Sir John A. Macdonald
- Explore the Sir John A. Macdonald fonds
- Explore his political and personal papers—Sir John A. Macdonald: Canada’s Patriot Statesman (archived site)
- Explore Canadian Confederation—Sir John A. Macdonald (archived site)
- View some of his portraits on Flickr
- Essay on Macdonald by Richard Gwyne
- Political Junkie Café—Success. Scandal. Sir John A.