Correspondence on the Public Documents Disposal Act

Correspondence on the Public Documents Disposal Act


Title Proper F0 GR0530 BOX 11 FILE L-7B
Date(s) 1943
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
Correspondence between the Attorney General’s office and the Deputy Provincial Secretary on which documents they submit to be destroyed. The documents listed are record books, summons, receipt books, cheques, correspondence, and files related to various licences and other miscellaneous files. There are several court cases listed from the 1930s; among these are several labeled with Japanese names: Norfolk Paper Co. vs. Himatsu, Hasegawa vs. McKenzie, Yoshida vs. Do, Layritz Nurseries Ltd. Vs. Nishimura, Brown vs. Miyata, Harry vs. Nishimaru, Rolph Clark Stone Ltd. Vs. Ebisuzaki, C.H. Cates & Sons Ltd. Vs. Ikeda, Nikaido vs. Grossman, B.C. Advertisers Ltd. Vs. Nakatami, Haskins & Elliott Ltd. Vs. Yanagisawa, Wiese vs. Sawazkie et al, Do vs. Mishimura, and MacDonalds – Consolidated vs. Watanabe.
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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.



Correspondence on the Public Documents Disposal Act
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