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Sir George Halsey Perley

(1857-1938), Secretary of State of Canada

Sitter in 7 portraits

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Sir George Halsey Perley, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39121

Sir George Halsey Perley

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39121

'The Imperial War Conference', possibly by Lafayette, for  Topical Press - NPG x137204

'The Imperial War Conference'

possibly by Lafayette, for Topical Press
vintage print, March-April 1917
NPG x137204

Sir George Halsey Perley, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x67950

Sir George Halsey Perley

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1917
NPG x67950

Sir George Halsey Perley, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x169945

Sir George Halsey Perley

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1936
NPG x169945

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Sir George Halsey Perley

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1917
NPG x43639

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Sir George Halsey Perley

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1917
NPG x43640

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Joan Alexandra McCordick

06 December 2019, 13:46

To whom it may concern,
I am writing to you about my maternal great-grandparents, Sir George Halsey Perley and Emily Colby (née White), Lady Perley. George Halsey Perley was a Canadian lumber merchant, politician and diplomat. He was first married to Annie Hespeler Bowlby, and their only surviving child was my grandmother, Ethel Lesa Perley-Robertson. Ethel had five children, the youngest of whom was my mother, Clair (Perley-Robertson) McCordick. Annie Bowlby died in 1910, when she and George were visiting London; she is buried in Ottawa. My grandmother would have been 22 at the time. In 1913, Sir George married Emily Colby White. They had no children, but Emily ("Milly") was by all accounts a warm and charming woman, and my mother loved her "Granty Perley" dearly. Sir George was still a sitting MP when he died in Ottawa in 1938; he was given a state funeral. Lady Emily Perley died in 1948. Sir George and Lady Perley lived in London from 1914 to 1922, where Sir George was, among other things, Canadian High Commissioner.
Please see: http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/perley_george_halsey_16E.html.
Sincerely,
Joan Alexandra McCordick (Montreal, Canada)

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