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title Le Senateur
creator Arsenault, Georges
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>In announcing the death in December<br />1897 of Joseph Octave<br />Arsenault, Le Moniteur Acadien of<br />Shediac tried to capture a sense of his<br />significance. Prince Edward Island's<br />first Acadian senator, it declared, had<br />"the honor of contributing to the<br />regeneration of the Acadian people";<br />he had been among those who had<br />"restored the worth of the French<br />name in the Island province." With the<br />death of the veteran politician, pioneer<br />educator and businessman, the<br />Acadian community had lost an important<br />public figure and spokesman. But<br />as Le Moniteur Acadien's words of<br />praise suggest, Arsenaulfs life had<br />acquired a symbolic importance that in<br />the end equalled his actual accomplishments.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1993
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-444
source 33
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>

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title Le Senateur
creator Arsenault, Georges
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>In announcing the death in December<br />1897 of Joseph Octave<br />Arsenault, Le Moniteur Acadien of<br />Shediac tried to capture a sense of his<br />significance. Prince Edward Island's<br />first Acadian senator, it declared, had<br />"the honor of contributing to the<br />regeneration of the Acadian people";<br />he had been among those who had<br />"restored the worth of the French<br />name in the Island province." With the<br />death of the veteran politician, pioneer<br />educator and businessman, the<br />Acadian community had lost an important<br />public figure and spokesman. But<br />as Le Moniteur Acadien's words of<br />praise suggest, Arsenaulfs life had<br />acquired a symbolic importance that in<br />the end equalled his actual accomplishments.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1993
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-444
source 33
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>