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- Pattullo, George Robson, 1845 - 1922
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George Robson Pattullo was born in Caledon Township, Ontario. In 1870 he became editor of the Paris Transcript and later the Woodstock Sentinel. He remained with the Sentinel until 1896 when he was appointed Registrar for Deeds in Oxford County. For many years he was first Secretary and General Agent for the Ontario Liberal Party.
He was the father of Thomas Duffering Pattullo, former BC premier.
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George Robson Pattullo was born in Caledon Township, Peel County, Ontario in 1845. In 1870 he became editor of the Paris Transcript and then moved to the Woodstock Sentinel. He remained with the latter paper from 1870-1886. In 1896, he was appointed Registrar for Deeds for Oxford County. He was active in public affairs and politics, being at various times a member of the Woodstock Council and President of the School Board. For many years he was First Secretary and General Agent for the Ontario Liberal Party. In the federal election of 1879, he unsuccessfully contested the seat of North Oxford. Pattullo married Mary Rounds in 1868. She died in 1884 and in 1889, Pattullo married Frances Camilla Biggar, daughter of J.L. Biggar, M.P.
The collection consists mainly of letters inward to G.R. Pattullo from his three sons, Thomas Dufferin Pattullo, James Burleigh Pattullo, and George Robson Pattullo, Jr., and from men who were, for the most part, prominent in public affairs and politics in Ontario. The letters from T.D. Pattullo are almost all written from the Klondike, where he went as secretary to the Commissioner of the Yukon between 1897 and 1903. The letters of George Robson Pattullo, Jr. were written between 1902 and 1918 from the U.S., and from France during World War I. Letters from J.B. Pattullo are written between 1896 and 1918, from Dawson, and from France during World War I. As well as the correspondence, there are two groups of papers. The first relates to the affairs of the Pattullo family; the second consists of articles and clippings, most of which refer to the careers of T.D. Pattullo and G.R. Pattullo, Jr.