Free Use Permit for Japanese Canadians 7211

Free Use Permit for Japanese Canadians 7211


Title Proper F0 GR1441 O FILE 146731
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1942
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From this file, LOI has digitized a textual records or images.
Scope and content
This file contains a memorandum from the district forester P. Melrose concerning free use permits for Japanese Canadians interned at Kaslo, Greenwood, Tashme, New Denver, and Bridge River to take timber. Some timber lots were located within E.C. Manning Park, others were on Crown lands and some private property. The file contains maps of the lots in question and correspondence regarding the cutting of cord-wood on these lots. The BC Security Commission made requests to the Ministry of Land and Works for the free use permits on behalf of the camps.
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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.



Free Use Permit for Japanese Canadians 7211
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