Chief Inspector Correspondence

Chief Inspector Correspondence


Title Proper F0 GR0435 BOX 048 FILE 438
Date(s) 1940
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This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains a list of herring output for the 1939 season. Listed are figures for Tanaka and Co. and J. Kasho and Co., who both produced nearly 2000 tons of salted herring. Also in this file is correspondence regarding Japanese fishermen in Tofino who were purportedly fishing without a licence. And finally, the file includes a letter from S.C. Melander, Mt. Lehman, 30 December 1941, requesting to purchase a Japanese Canadian–owned fishing vessel.
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Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized selectively.

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