Sir George Etienne Cartier (1814-1873), Canadian statesman, was born on 6 September 1814 at St Antoine, county of Verchères, Lower Canada, and attended the College of St Sulpice, Montreal. He became a member of the bar in Lower Canada in 1835, and a member of the legislative assembly for Verchères in 1848. He was made Attorney-General for Lower Canada in 1856, and was a leading member of the cabinet, 1857-1858. He was Premier, 1858-1862, Attorney-General, 1864-1867, and Minister of Militia, 1867-1873. Cartier was created baron in 1868. He died in London on 21 May 1873.
An illuminated invitation from the Cartier Centenary Committee to the Royal Colonial Institute inviting the Institute to send representatives to the inauguration of a memorial to Sir George Etienne Cartier at Montreal on 7 September 1914. The invitation includes the crest of the R.C.I.
The provenance of the collection is unknown.
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 131. Indexed