File FL0002 - Personal journals

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CA ACU SPC F0084-S0003-FL0002


Personal journals


  • 1988-[ca. 2001] (Creation)

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Files consist of the personal handwritten journals kept by Preston Manning during his leadership of the Reform Party of Canada and the typewritten transcripts of these journals. The handwritten journals are in two sections: the front of each includes Manning's account of his political activities and the impressions he had of them; the back of each journal (beginning at the back cover and working towards the middle of the volume) consists of Manning's thoughts and impressions arising from his prayers and Bible study during the same period as the events recorded in the front half of the journal. These files include: 013.01 Personal journals and list : 20 June 1988 to 7 May 1994; 013.02 Personal journals : 8 May 1994 to 7 September 1997; 013.03 Personal journals : 8 September 1997 to 20 June 1999; 014.01 Personal journals : 24 June 1999 - 24 November 2000; 014.02 Personal journal (transcript) : introduction and index; 014.03 Personal journal (transcript) : 20 June 1988 to 6 March 1990; 014.04 Personal journal (transcript) : 25 October 1991 to September 1993; 014.05 Personal journal (transcript) : 2 January 1994 to 7 May 1994; 014.06 Personal journal (transcript) : 8 May 1994 to August 1994; 014.07 Personal journal (transcript) : 7 September 1996 to 17 April 1997; 014.08 Personal journal (transcript) : 20 April 1997 to 7 September 1997; 014.09 Personal journal (transcript) : 8 September 1997 to 21 February 1998; 014.10 Personal journal (transcript) : 23 February 1998 to 12 September 1998; 014.11 Personal journal (transcript) : 13 September 1998 to 20 June 1999; 014.12 Personal journal (transcript) : 24 June 1999 to 26 August 1999; 014.13 Personal journal (transcript) : 26 August 2000 to 24 November 2000.

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The transcripts of each journal integrate these two sections by date: the spiritual reflections have been typed in italics to identify the different sections to the reader.


File 013.01 includes a list of the personal journals and an introduction to the reader of the journals, written by Preston Manning.


There is no journal for Fall 1994 to Fall 1996.


Personal items were taken from the back of the personal journals and placed with correspondence prior to donation.

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