Deep Bay Logging Correspondence with Railway Department 1

Deep Bay Logging Correspondence with Railway Department 1


Title Proper F0 GR0817 BOX 13 FILE 22
Date(s) 1923
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This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains reports from the Railway Department concerning Deep Bay Logging’s rail system. A large portion of this file is a coroner’s inquest on the accidental death of Jimmie Tsumara on 17 June 1938. On 16 June 1938, Tsumara, along with co-workers K. Okawa, K. Nakatsu, Y. Fukushima, T. Kitamura, E. Kitamura, was injured when the speeder he was riding lost control and collided into a skeleton car. Only Tsumara succumbed to his injuries. The inquest includes the following: affidavits from employees; transcripts from court testimonies; and reports from various officials. Most of the remaining Railway Department correspondence to the Deep Bay Logging Company concerns safety upgrades to the existing railway system. Also included in this file is correspondence between the Department and G.K. Uchiyama, manager of the Royston Lumber Company. This correspondence addresses the company’s plans to build a railway that, in part, crosses the Wellington Colliery line.
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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 in full.



Deep Bay Logging Correspondence with Railway Department 1
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