Title: Accounts of the City of Charlottetown and annual reports of the several departments of the city government for the civic year ending 31st December, 1908 Publisher: City of Charlottetown, Charlottetown, PEI: 1909 Printer: Geo. W. Gardiner, King’s Printer, Queen Street, Charlottetown Description: 8vo, 167pp, Illustrated. Originally bound in half-leather with cloth on front and back boards. (Spine restored by Pierre Thibaudeau.) Previous owner’s name in gilt on front panel. City Clerk’s business card tipped onto front free endpaper. FFE endpaper signed in ink by T.W.L. Prowse.
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Thomas William Lemuel Prowse (1888–1973) was a Charlottetown merchant and politician. He was proprietor and president of Prowse Brothers Ltd., a dry goods retailer, in Charlottetown. Prowse was a Charlottetown councillor for eight years and served as the city’s 26th mayor from 1930 to 1932. Prowse, a Liberal, was elected to the provincial assembly representing the Charlottetown Common and Royalty District in Queens County, first in the 1935 general election, and again in 1943. In 1950, he was appointed P.E.I.’s lieutenant governor and served for eight years from 1950 to 1958.